The German Embassy London

Ambassador Peter Ammon

The Ambassador: Dr Peter Ammon

The Ambassador is Germany's highest ranking representative to the government of the United Kingdom. Since May 2014, Dr Peter Ammon is Germany's Ambassador to the Court of St James's.

Flags above the entrance

Embassy Departments

The Ambassador is assisted in his work by the individual departments of the embassy. Find out more about their duties and contact details.


How to find us

The German Embassy London is located just off 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 about which German Mission can assist you, thier office hours, and how to reach them, 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.

Entrance to the Embassy

Entrance to the Embassy

The Embassy on Social Media

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Quick links

Public Holidays

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Section will be closed on the following German and British holidays in 2015:

Thursday, 1 January
New Year's Day
Friday, 3 April
Good Friday
Monday, 6 April
Easter Monday
Friday, 1 May
May Day
Monday, 4 May
Early May Bank  Holiday
Thursday, 14 May
Ascension Day
Montag, 25 May
Whitsun/ May Bank Holiday
Monday, 31 August
Summer Bank Holiday
Thursday, 24 December
Christmas Eve
Friday, 25 December
Christmas Day
Thursday, 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