The U.S. Embassy in Berlin offers a full range of services for U.S. citizens in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia.
URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Germany are now able to offer a very limited number of appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. If you need an emergency passport for immediate international travel or for reasons relating to immigration, please contact the embassy or consulate nearest you.
Passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19. They are no longer printing non-emergency passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad received from overseas U.S. embassies and consulates. If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents. You may contact the Embassy or your local consulate to check on the status of your application.
Given the ongoing situation, we do not have an estimate for when regular passport operations will resume. In the meantime, please hold on to your passport for routine renewal. We will update our information as soon as U.S. passport processing centers are operational again.
U.S. embassies and consulates are still able to print emergency passports. If you have an immediate need to travel and have a confirmed flight to the United States, please email Berlin and request an emergency passport appointment.
Please visit this website for further updates.
The final construction of the consular section is not yet complete; however, we are now open for business and providing all services by appointment only.
Emergency and Special Consular Services
Emergency and special consular services include: child emergencies, hospitalization, arrest, and death of American citizens.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (030) 8305 0
Fax: (030) 8305 1215
Please Note: This line is only for emergency and special consular services. Lost, stolen, or expired passports or appointment requests do not constitute emergencies. For non-emergencies, please send an email to ACSBerlin@state.gov
Emergency After Hours:
Please call (030) 8305 0 from within Germany. For calls from the United States, please dial 011 49 30 8305 0.
Passport services are available by appointment only. Please click here to schedule an appointment. When you come to your appointment, please ensure that you have all the requested documents listed here. Our office requires you submit passport applications that have a unique 2-D Barcode that is generated using the passport form filler found here. Accepted methods of payment are cash in U.S. Dollars or Euros or Credit Cards; no EC Cards are accepted.
Emergency Passport Appointment: Email ACSBerlin@state.gov after a regular appointment has been scheduled.
For the return of a passport, a prepaid traceable commercial courier envelope is required. DHL Express Easy envelope is preferred. You will need the national (Germany) version of the prepaid commercial envelope. As of January 2020, you cannot purchase the DHL ExpressEasy envelope at your local German post office. You now need to purchase this online. Please click here and follow the process online.
Failure to provide needed materials, including the pre-paid courier envelopes, will result in your being turned away and requested to make another appointment.
Please note: Mail-in applications are not accepted by the Consular Section in Berlin; please mail them to the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt. For information on mail-in passport renewal services, please click here.
DoD ID Card Holders: All Services are arranged by your Military Passport Agent. For information please click here.
Reports of Birth Abroad
In order to provide better service to our clients, as of April 1, 2019, all appointments for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and adult derivative citizenship applications (first time applicants over the age of 18) at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin will be made only through a mail-in appointment system.
The system will reduce the wait time for appointments and help families prepare for their citizenship appointment at the Embassy. Please follow the instructions below.
CRBA appointments are also available at U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt and U.S. Consulate General Munich.
For the return of the Report of Birth Abroad, a self-addressed, pre-paid traceable commercial courier envelope is required. DHL Express Easy envelope is preferred. As of January 2020, you cannot purchase the DHL ExpressEasy envelope at your local German post office. You now need to purchase this online. Please click here and follow the process online.
**Note: CRBA appointments are also available at U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt and U.S. Consulate General Munich. Please visit their
Notary services are available by appointment only. Please click here to schedule an appointment.
Please Note: Consular employees cannot function as witnesses; please bring any required witnesses to the appointment.
Federal Benefits/Social Security
Please note: All Social Security Administration beneficiaries and applicants living in Germany must direct all questions regarding Social Security to the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt. The most efficient method of reaching the FBU in Frankfurt is by using one of the Online Contact Forms. More information can be found on the SSA Federal Benefits Unit website.
The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy Berlin is looking for individuals interested in participating in the newly formed American Liaison Network.