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 ( prior to booking an appointment.


Citizenship Law

Citizenship and Naturalization Matters



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.


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.)


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