Consular Services for Foreigners in Germany

Information about UK, US, Australian and New Zealand consulates in Germany, which provide services for citizens in need, including replacement of lost or stolen passports and help and advice in difficult situations...

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US/American Citizens

The US Citizens Service consular section provides passport services, registration of births, information on visas, Federal benefits, notary services, voting information, as well as offering emergency assistance to American citizens in distress. The US Embassy in Berlin offers services to citizens in Berlin, Brandenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, and Thüringen. Consulates are also located in Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich. The extent of services these provide vary. For more information on exactly what each consulate provides visit the U.S. embassy’s page on services in Germany.

  • US Embassy Berlin
    : Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin
    Tel:030 8305 1200
    Closed on American and German public holidays
  • Visa Appointments & American Citizen Services
    Consular Section
    At: Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin
    Appointments only. Appointments can be made via the home page of the website

The US Embassy website has useful information for US residents in Germany about driving licences, driving in Germany, marriage, residence and work permits and also has a survival guide for foreigners in Germany.

The US Consular office in Frankfurt has an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides assistance to US citizens on American tax obligations. The office can accept tax payments and tax returns.

UK/British Citizens

The British Embassy in Berlin has up-to-date news on matters relating to German-English relations, as well as much information on trade and investment between Germany and the UK. Consuls are located in Düsseldorf and Munich.

Services offered by the consular section of the British Embassy include:

  • Registering births and deaths and issuing certified copies of certificates
  • Certifying documents
  • British Embassy
    At: Wilhelmstr. 70-71, 10117 Berlin
    Tel: 030 204 570
    Emergency Tel: 01805 072 006 (outside normal office hours)
    Fax: 030 2045 7594
    Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30
  • Consular section
    : Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

The UK government's GOV.UK website provides information online for Britons considering moving abroad and for those already there. It includes tax, health and education advice as well as a section on what to do when returning to the UK.

UK passports are not issued by the UK Embassy. Applications for first passports and renewals must be sent to HM Passport Office in the UK at the following address:

  • Her Majesty's Passport Office
    101 Old Hall Street
    L3 9BP
    United Kingdom
  • Applications can also be made online for a UK Passport

Canadian Citizens

The Embassy of Canada to Germany is located in Berlin, and has consular sections in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich. The consular offices offer emergency assistance, general information, passport services and notarial services.

Irish Citizens

The Embassy of Ireland in Germany offers services to Irish citizens, including the issuance of passports and documents related to citizenship, birth and marriage. The Embassy also certifies documents and provides assistance in the event of the loss or theft of passports.

  • Embassy of Ireland
    At: Botschaft von Irland, Jägerstraße 51, 10117 Berlin
    Tel: 030 220 720
    Fax: 030 220 722 99
    Open: 09:30-12:30 and 14:30-16:30 Monday to Friday

Australian Citizens

Services provided for Australian citizens by the consular section of the Australian Embassy in Germany include:

  • Issuing emergency passports
  • Providing travel advice
  • Witnessing and certifying signatures

The Consular section of the website has information on working in Germany, drivers' licences, social security and more. See the section Services for Australians.

Consular services also located in Frankfurt and Munich.

  • Australian Embassy
    At: Wallstraße 76-79, 10179 Berlin
    Tel: 030 880 0880
    Fax: 030 880 088 210
    Open: Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00, Friday 08:30-16:15

New Zealand Citizens

The New Zealand Embassy offers many services to New Zealanders including:

  • Issuing replacement passports
  • Registering births and deaths and issuing certified copies of certificates
  • Certifying documents
  • Providing help for those who are victim of a crime or in hospital

The website also has information on getting married in Germany and living and working in Germany.

Consular services also located in Hamburg.

  • New Zealand Embassy
    At: Friedrichstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin
    Tel: 030 206 210
    Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30 (Friday 16:30)
    Visa section: 030 2065 3900
    Note: the Visa Section is only open Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00
    Fax: 030 2062 1114