Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Boston

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German Passports & Identity Cards

Detailed information about the application process is available on our website Please familiarize yourself with the procedure before making an appointment for your passport application. A complete application with all documents and passport photos has to be submitted at the time of your appointment.

Due to the high demand for appointments for passport applications, it is possible that there are few or no available appointments listed. Appointments can be scheduled a maximum of 6 weeks in advance; new dates are added daily.



You can find detailed information about how to apply for a Schengen visa on our website Please familiarize yourself with the procedure before making an appointment for your visa application. A complete application with all documents has to be submitted at the time of your appointment.  Applications may not be submitted more than 90 days in advance of your intended travel.

The Consulate General Boston can only provide those services to residents of the states of Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.


If you do not reside in our consular district your application will NOT be accepted.


+++ If you have been issued a Schengen visa within the past 59 months for which your fingerprints were taken and you used this visa for entering into the Schengen zone already,  you may also submit your application by mail; see also:  
Visa applications are only accepted if produced with the official web-based visa-application form VIDEX.
Do not use any forms from third-party websites! +++ 



Consular matters (NOT Visas or passports)

Attestation of Signatures (e.g. for Powers of Attorney, Commercial Register Applications), name declarations, birth of a German child abroad, authentication of photocopies

You will find elaborate information about signature certifications/attestations (including an explanation how it differs from a full notarization) on the joint website of the German Missions in the US at

You are required to book an appointment here if you need to have your signature certified for the use in Germany (please walk with the document and a valid ID), or if you need certified true copies of documents for the use in Germany (please present the original and relevant copies), or if you require a consular certification.

German missions are not allowed to certify signatures or perform identity verifications to open a new bank account, for loan applications or similar cases (only exception: blocked bank accounts for students).

If you need a full notarization ("Beurkundung"), e.g. for an application for a certificate of inheritance or an acknowledgment of paternity, please do not book an appointment here, but contact the Consulate General in Boston in advance by email ( or regular post.

Registration of a birth abroad / Name declaration

If you wish to submit an application for the registration of a birth abroad or a name declaration, you can also make an appointment here. Please note that a further appointment is not necessary, if you have already made an appointment to submit an application for a German passport for your child or yourself. Please kindly walk with the application forms (one original, one copy) and bring all necessary documents with you (originals and copies)



If you wish to submit an application in person at the Consulate General for

  • restoration of German citizenship (naturalization) or
  • a German certificate of citizenship or
  • a declaration on the renunciation of German citizenship

please book an appointment here. Prior to coming to the Consulate in person, please kindly read the relevant information provided on our website - here:

Please note that those applications with notarized copies of all documents can also be forwarded by mail (postal services) to the Consulate General to the following address:
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Three Copley Place, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116


For the pick-up of any citizenship documents and certificates upon receipt of a notification by the Consulate please also book an appointment. (Please choose "pick up ...")


You require different legal services from the German Consulate General?

If -apart from having your signature certified or a photocopy notarized or your citizenship matter - you would like to apply for a passport (or a visa) on the same day, please make two separate appointments: one for consular matters and a second one under category "German Passports" or "Visa" (see above). Thank you.