U.S. Citizen Services

The Consulate General in Munich provides a full range of services for American citizens in the state of Bavaria.

Click here for information on how COVID-19 restrictions are impacting our services.


Emergency and special consular services handles cases such as child emergencies, hospitalization, arrest, and death of American citizens.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday

10:00am to 4:30pm

Email: Consmunich@state.gov

Phone: (089) 2888-580

Please Note: This line is only for the aforementioned and similar cases. Lost, stolen, or expired passports or appointment requests do not constitute emergencies. For all other cases, please send an email to Consmunich@state.gov

Emergency After Hours:

Please call (089) 2888-0 from within Germany. For calls from the U.S., please call 01149-89-2888-0. Ask to be connected to the Consulate Duty Officer.

Please note that although printing facilities in the United States have resumed operations, you should expect delays in passport processing. The situation caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 has led to a considerable backlog at our printing facilities. Consequently, we are only able to resume processing a limited number of passport renewal applications.

Please visit this link to book your passport renewal appointment at the U.S.Consulate General Munich. (Please book one appointment per application).

To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), everyone entering the consular section is required to wear a face covering (children under six years old and those unable to wear a covering are exempted) and keep a distance of approximately 6 feet (2 meters) in the waiting room. Due to social distancing requirements, applicants should arrive 15 minutes – but no earlier – before scheduled appointments. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Office Hours beginning June 29, 2020: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

If you have a question about a passport application, or would like to speak with a representative, you may also call (089) 2888-575 Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

For the return of a passport, a self-addressed stamped return DIN5 envelope with a stamp for EUR 1.55 (regular German mail) or EUR 4.05 (if you prefer to send it by registered German mail) is required.

Failure to provide needed materials, including envelopes, will result in delays.

Please note: Each applicant will need to submit a separate return envelope for their case. The passports for family members cannot be mailed back together in one envelope. Mail-in applications are not accepted by the consulate in Munich; please refer to the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt.

Emergency assistance will continue to be provided to American citizens in the following cases:

• Emergency Passports for travellers with immediate travel needs and a confirmed flight to the United States.
• Death of a U.S. citizen.
• Arrest of a U.S. citizen.

For assistance, please contact us via email: consmunich@state.gov

In order to schedule an appointment to register your child please e-mail Consmunich@state.gov.

For the return of the Report of Birth Abroad, a self-addressed stamped return DIN A4 envelope with a stamp for EUR 1.55 (regular German mail) or EUR 4.05 (if you prefer to send it by registered German mail) is required.

​*NOTE: Currently we are only accepting emergency notarial appointments on a case by case basis. Please email Consmunich@state.gov to request an appointment.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday

2:00pm to 3:30pm 

Please Note: Consulate employees cannot function as witnesses; please bring any required witnesses to the appointment. No more than three notarials can be done for each appointment. If you require more than three notarial services, you must make more than one appointment.  If you require ten or more notarial services, please send an email to consmunich@state.gov to schedule a special appointment.

Absentee Voting Information for US Citizens Abroad

There are several ways that U.S. citizens can submit their completed absentee ballot. (Please note that all ballots must be addressed to your local election officials’ office and have sufficient U.S. postage, or be in a postage-paid envelope. A postage-paid envelope can be found online here. Due to COVID-19, mailing times may be longer than normal. Please submit your completed ballot at the earliest possible date to help ensure on-time receipt by your election officials)

1. Express Courier Service: If time is short or local mail unreliable, you can use professional courier services such as DHL or UPS at your own expense.

2. Mail: You can mail your completed absentee ballot in an envelope addressed to your local officials with sufficient postage, inside another envelope addressed to:

The Consular Section
U.S. Consulate General Munich
Koeniginstrasse 5
80539 Munich

3. Drop-off: You can drop-off your completed absentee ballot at Consulate General Munich during our current business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 1:00 pm-4:30 pm). Please inform the guard that you have a ballot to drop off.

4. Electronic Submission: Some states allow absentee voters to submit their ballots electronically. Please visit FVAP.gov to see your state’s guidance.

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 Frankfurt is by using one of the Online Contact Forms. More information can be found on the SSA Federal Benefits Units website.

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Consulate General Munich is looking for individuals interested in participating in the newly formed American Liaison Network.

Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with the Selective Service. For more information please click here.

If you drive to Munich:
The directions below are suggestions which we believe will make the Consulate easy to find. They do not necessarily describe the most direct route to the Consulate.

Coming from the North – Schweinfurt, Würzburg, Kitzingen, Amberg, Grafenwöhr, Vilseck, Ansbach, Hohenfels
Coming from the Southeast – Bad Aibling, Chiemsee
Coming from the South – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberammergau
Coming from the A8