Consular Services for Foreign Residents of Munich

Information on the services and assistance available, including the replacement of lost or stolen passports, for expats from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from their embassies and consulates serving Munich...

Citizens of the The United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand living in Germany can access information from the Consular sections of their relevant Embassies.

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 Consulate in Munich provides full consular services to American citizens. All services require an appointment which can be arranged at the Consulate website.

  • US Consulate - Munich
    : Königinstraße 5, 80539 Munich
    After-hours Emergencies: 089 288 80
    Note: The Consulate is closed on American and German public holidays as well as on the last Wednesday of each month

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.

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. The Consulate-General in Munich serves Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Services offered by the Consulate-General include:

  • Issuing Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) if a passport has been lost or stolen
  • Registering births and deaths and issuing certified copies of certificates
  • Certifying documents

The website also has a brochure containing a lot of useful information for UK citizens who are living and working in Berlin:

  • British Consulate-General
    : Möhlstrasse 5, 81675 Munich
    Tel: 089 211090
    General office hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00, Monday to Thursday 13:00-17:00, Friday 13:00-15:30
  • Consular section
    : Monday to Friday 09:30-13:00
  • All regular passport applications originating in Germany are handled by the Consulate General in Düsseldorf and must be made online: Click here

Britons in Germany

The British Government website has a section for Britons living abroad. The information is not specific to Germany but provides useful facts relevant to moving, relocating with a family or retiring abroad. It includes information on tax and pensions, education, employment, insurance, as well as having information on everything to be considered when returning to the UK after a period of time overseas.

Australian Citizens

Services provided for Australian citizens by the consular section of the Australian Embassy in Berlin 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.

The Australian Honorary Consul Munich provides a limited range of services for Australian nationals in the Munich area. All services are by appointment only. Contact the Australian Embassy in Berlin to arrange an appointment.

  • Australian Embassy
    : Wallstraße 76-79, 10179 Berlin
    : 030 880 088 231 or 232
    : 030 880 088 210
    After-hours Emergencies: 0800 182 0661
    : Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00, Friday 08:30-16:15

The Southern Cross Group is a global organisation that exists to "Promote mobility in the Global Community", and communicate with expatriated Australians throughout the world. Its work includes lobbying for changes in laws that improve or simplify the life of Australians abroad. The website has detailed information on the legal and practical aspects of: citizenship, voting, visas, health insurance, taxation and more.

New Zealand Citizens

Though there is no consular services in Munich, the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin offers many services to New Zealanders in Germany 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 or entering a civil union in Germany and working in Germany.

  • New Zealand Embassy
    At: Friedrichstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin
    Tel: 030 206 210
    Fax: 030 2062 1114
    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