Consulates-General and Consulates
German House in New York
© German General Consulate New York
Unlike the embassies, which serve one or more countries, the consulates-general and consulates are responsible only for a specific region. They are concerned mainly with legal and consular affairs, trade promotion, cultural cooperation and public diplomacy. Political relations, however, are the exclusive domain of the embassies.
Like the embassies' consular sections, consulates-general and consulates provide assistance and support for Germans in need as well as information of all kinds. Consular officers also perform various functions of German courts, notaries public and municipal authorities.