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Legal and Consular Department of the German Embassy

Head of Department

Dr. Martin SCHMIDT






+33 1 53 64 76 70



Postal address

Ambassade d'Allemagne, 13/15 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 75008 Paris

Street address

Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 28 Rue Marbeau, 75116 Paris



opening hours

Telephone consultation hours for general information:
Monday and Tuesday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please note that the embassy cannot provide information on visa matters over the phone.
Please refrain from inquiries about the status queries. As soon as there is something new in your case, we will inform you automatically.


Please note that electrical and non-electrical means of transport (scooters, bicycles, etc.) as well as luggage (suitcases, travel bags, etc.), weapons of all kinds (including knives, defense sprays, etc.) and pets on the premises of the legal and consular section are NOT allowed.
Electronic devices (PCs, cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, PDAs, dictation and recording devices, etc.) cannot be taken into the building either. Lockers are available for this purpose, which you can use at your own risk.

Please also note the following: In order to protect you and us in the best possible way in the current situation, admission will only be possible under the following conditions:

Only healthy people are admitted. They must wear mouth and nose protection and, if necessary, agree to temperature measurements. Please note the hygiene rules when entering the building.

Be on time for your appointment to avoid clashing with other applicants. In the event of delays, you must expect that your appointment will have to be rescheduled to another time and that it will not be possible to make up for it immediately.

Admission is only granted to those people whose presence is absolutely necessary for the official act (e.g. person who needs the passport or visa and, in the case of minors, also the parents). Admission of another supervisor is only possible if there are compelling physical limitations.

Check your documents in advance and make sure that you have all the necessary documents with you in the ORIGINAL to ensure quick processing.



Passport and identity card matters
You need an APPOINTMENT to apply for a passport or ID card or to change your place of residence

By appointment only

Passport collectionTuesday from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
In an emergency (theft, loss of passport if the trip cannot be postponed)Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m.


Visa matters

By appointment only
Passport collectionMonday from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Name declarations, foreign births, applications for certificates of marital status

By appointment only

Other signature and copy certifications

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. only on the following days:
04, 06, 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 28 May

Consular help for German citizens in an emergencyEmbassy switchboard: +33 (0) 1 53 83 45 00
24h / 24h, weekends and holidays

District / Consular District

Aisne, Calvados, Cher, Côtes-d'Armor, Essonne, Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Finistère, Hauts-de-Seine, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Loiret departments , Loir-et-Cher, Maine-et-Loire, Manche, Mayenne, Morbihan, Nord, Oise, Orne, Pas-de-Calais, Sarthe, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Maritime, Seine-Saint-Denis, Somme , Val-de-Marne, Val-d'Oise, Vendée, Ville-de-Paris, Yvelines, the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion, the overseas territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna and the Principality of Monaco. The competent visa authority for St. Pierre and Miquelon is the Austrian embassy in Ottawa, for the French overseas territories in the South Pacific the embassy in Wellington. The competent passport office for French Polynesia is the Embassy in Wellington. The representation supports the consulates general in Bordeaux and Strasbourg (France) in legal and consular matters.


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Official languages ​​in the host country: French
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