Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — San Francisco

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German Passports / German ID Cards

All applicants residing in the consular district of the German Consulate in San Francisco are now required to personally apply for a passport or ID card at the Consulate General. Passport appointments need to be made online (there is no fee). Appointments may be booked a minimum of one week and a maximum of nine weeks in advance.

If you are booking an appointment to activate or make changes to your new ID (Personalausweis), please contact us by e-mail (info@san-francisco.diplo.de) prior to booking an appointment.

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Citizenship Law

Citizenship and Naturalization Matters

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Visa

Appointments for short-term ("Schengen Visa") and long-term Visas (Residence Permit, "Aufenthaltserlaubnis")

For declaration of commitment ("Verpflichtungserklärung"), please contact us through the website's contact form prior to booking an appointment.

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Family Law

Registration of marriage

Registration of birth

Name declarations

Acknowledgement of divorce

 

Please bring two copies of all documents that you submit (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport etc.)

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Notarization/ Certification

"Simple" Notarization/ Certification of signature (for formal notarizations please use the contact form)

Certification of photocopies

Certificate of Good Conduct

Disclaim an inheritance

Consular Certificates

Value Added Tax refund

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