The German Embassy London

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador and Departments

The Ambassador is Germany's highest ranking representative to the government of the United Kingdom. The ambassador is assisted in his work by the individual sections of the embassy. Find out more about their duties and contact details.


How to find us

The German Embassy London is located in Belgrave Square. Please follow the link for postal address, directions and opening times.

The Chancery and the Ambassador's Residence

The present-day buildings at 21-23 Belgrave Square were leased for 99 years in 1953. Following conversion of the three Georgian houses into one combined interior as the Ambassador's Residence and the addition of the chancery building, the Embassy has been fully functioning since 1955.

Consulate Finder

Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are, and how to reach it, please use our interactive Consulate Finder.

Current vacancies

Please click on the following link to view our current job vacancies, as well as information on internships.

Speaker Programme

German Embassy London - Speaker Programme

If you ever wanted to know more about German society, history or culture, the speaker programme of the German Embassy can help you to invite a German expert.

About us

The embassy building

Quick links

Public Holidays

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Section will be closed on the following German and British holidays in 2014:

Public holidays 2014
Wednesday, 1 January
New Year's Day
Friday, 18 April
Good Friday
Monday, 21 April
Easter Monday
Thursday, 1 May
May Day
Monday, 5 May
Early May Bank  Holiday
Monday, 26 May
Spring Bank Holiday
Thursday, 29 May
Ascension Day
Monday, 9 June
Monday, 25 August
Summer Bank Holiday
Friday, 3 October
Day of German Unity
Wednesday, 24 December
Christmas Eve
Thursday, 25 December
Christmas Day
Friday, 26 December
Boxing Day
Wednesday, 31 December
New Year's Eve


For general enquiries regarding Schengen visas and appointments please contact VFS:

0871 376 2101

Passport and ID cards

Passport and ID card appointments at the Embassy in London can only be booked online with the German Foreign Office.
Book an appointment

Opening Hours Applications:
Monday - Fridayonly with appointment
Passport collection:
Monday - Friday8.15 - 10.30am
Monday - Thursday13.45 - 14.30pm

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:
Monday - Friday8.15 - 12.00pm
Monday - Thursday13.30 - 16.00
Pre-recorded information on passports is available 24hrs
Telephone0207 824 1426
Enquiries via e-mail  
Further information on passports
Further information on ID cards

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Passport and ID card Section
1-6 Chesham Place
Belgrave Mews West
London SW1X 8PZ

0207 824 1449 (please do not send any documents prior to application submissions)


For information regarding customs matters e.g. importation or exportation of goods please contact the Customs Information Center Dresden:

Opening hours
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Phone:0049 351/44834-530
Fax:0049 351/44834-590
E-mail: zoll%27%de,enquiries%27%english