U.S. Citizen Services

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

Emergency After Hours:
If you are an American citizen with an after-hours emergency, such as the hospitalization, arrest, or death of an American citizen, please call (089) 2888-0 from within Germany. For calls from the U.S., please call 01149-89-2888-0.
NOTE: Lost, stolen, or expired passports can only be replaced during normal business hours, and do not constitute after hours emergencies.

Address:
Königinstraße 5
80539 Munich
Federal Republic of Germany  

Email: ConsMunich@state.gov

Closed on: German and American Holidays and the last Thursday of every month

Services:

We are open to the public for this service by appointment only. Please select appropriate “make an appointment” option to the right.

Opening Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

EMail: ConsMunich@state.gov

Telephone Numbers:
Tel: (089) 2888-575 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: (089) 280-9998

A self-addressed stamped return DIN5 envelope with a stamp for EUR 1.45 (regular German mail) or EUR 3.95 (if you prefer to send it by registered German mail) is required for the return of a passport.

A self-addressed stamped return envelope (22 cm x 11 cm) with a stamp for EUR 0.85 for the return of a passport card.

We are open to the public for notarial services by appointment only. An appointment may be made by email.

Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Email: ConsMunich@state.gov

Telephone Numbers:
Tel: (089) 2888-575 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: (089) 280-9998

A self-addressed stamped return DIN5 envelope with a stamp for EUR 1.45 (regular German mail) or EUR 3.95 (if you prefer to send it by registered German mail) is required for the return of a passport.

A self-addressed stamped return envelope (22 cm x 11 cm) with a stamp for EUR 0.85 for the return of a passport card.

We are open to the public for this service by appointment only. Please select appropriate “make an appointment” option to the right. 


Opening Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

Email: ConsMunich@state.gov

Telephone Numbers:
Tel: (089) 2888-580 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: (089) 280-9998

We are open to the public for notarial services by appointment only. An appointment may be made by email.

Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Email: ConsMunich@state.gov

Telephone Numbers:
Tel: (089) 2888-580 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: (089) 280-9998

Which Social Security applications will be accepted by the U.S. Consulate General?

The U.S. Consulate General in Munich can accept applications for:

  • First time applications
  • Replacement cards
  • Name changes
  • Alien beneficiaries
  • Legal Permanent Residents

Please send an email to FBU in Frankfurt fbu.frankfurt@ssa.gov  or to the U.S. Consulate General in Munich ConsMunich@state.gov to inquire what documents are required for which application. 

When coming to the Consulate, please ensure that you bring all originals of the documents requested by the Federal Benefits Unit.

Questions about Social Security?

For questions related to Social Security, contact the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt. FBU is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mailing Address:
Federal Benefits Unit
U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt
Gießener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt

Phone: 069-90-555-1100
Phone hours are from Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Email: fbu.frankfurt@ssa.gov

 

Basic information on application requirements

If you are age 12 or older you must apply in person. You cannot apply for a Social Security Number by mail!

If you were born in the U.S. and are applying for a Social Security number for the first time, you need to submit documents as proof of your residence outside of the U.S. The documentation must be comprehensive, and cover all periods of time outside of the U.S. from the date of U.S. departure to the present.
This documentation can include:

  • Proof of residence in a foreign country.
    For Germany, this registry confirmation may be obtained from the local registry office: (Meldebescheinigung vom Einwohnermeldeamt)
  • School records such as Report cards or Confirmation of dates attended
  • Employment records
  • Medical records

All documents provided must be originals; copies are not accepted.

 

How do I set up my Social Security appointment with the U.S. Consulate General in Munich?

All appointments are on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

  • You will receive an email response with a date and time for your appointment within three working days.
  • You must bring all required documents , which must be originals.
  • Bring a print-out of this response to present for entry at the Munich U.S. Consulate General.

 

DoD ID Card Holders: All Services are arranged by your Military Passport Agent. Find your local Agent here

Appointments:  All Citizen Services require Appointments. No services will be given to those without an appointment.
If you use a wheelchair or motorized chair and need assistance, please have someone accompany you to your appointment.

Cancellation of Appointments:
If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it before making a new one. Failure to do so may delay your entry to the Consulate on your new appointment date. Cancel Appointment

Emergencies After Hours:
Please call (089)-2888-0 and ask to be connected to the consulate duty officer

Directions:
Public Transportation:

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