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 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,  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! +++ 



Other consular matters

Certification of Signatures (e.g. for Powers of Attorney, Commercial Register Applications), Authentication of Photocopies, name declarations, birth of a German child abroad

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

You may book an appointment here if you need to have your signature certified for the use in Germany, or you need one or more certified true copies of documents for the use in Germany, or if you require a consular certification.
The German Consulate General is not allowed to certify signatures or perform identity verifications to open a new account, for loan applications or similar cases (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 phone, mail, or email.

If you want to submit a name declaration or an application for the registration of a birth abroad, you can also make an appointment here. Please note that this is not necessary, if you have already made an appointment to submit an application for a German passport.



If you wish to submit in person at the Consulate General an application for permission to retain German citizenship, for a German certificate of citizenship or naturalization/ restoration of German citizenship or if you want to submit in person a declaration on the renunciation of German citizenship, please make an appointment here. Please also make an appointment for the pick-up of permission to retain German citizenship, certificates of citizenship, certificates of naturalization and certificates of renuncation.

Please note that you may also send in these kind of applications by mail to the Consulate General to the following address:

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Three Copley Place, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02116


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 the certification or citizenship matter and one under category "German Passports" or "Visa" (see above).