German Missions in the United Kingdom

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy London and the Consulate General Edinburgh!

For more information, click here (in German only).

From 1 October 2021, identity cards are no longer accepted as travel documents for EU citizens.

The British government has decided all travellers must carry a passport, which must be valid when crossing the border. You can find travel and security advice for the United Kingdom here (in German only).

The River Spree in Berlin

Ambassador Andreas Michaelis looking in the camera
Ambassador Andreas Michaelis© German Embassy London

“It is great to be living and working again in the country I fell in love with as a student. The United Kingdom and Germany are firm friends and allies and will remain so. We want to work closely together over the coming years. Together we can make progress on major international issues like peace and security, prosperity and development, climate change and digital transformation. We can cooperate, especially, in the field of education and research. In business, we have close mutual ties and are on the lookout for new projects. We also want to learn from one another and enjoy all that we have in common through youth exchanges, town twinnings and sport. In the cultural field we have been influencing each other for centuries. Theatre, dance, literature and music, from pop to classical, have a way of bringing us together. Let’s unleash our curiosity. It’ll be worth it.”

Ambassador Andreas Michaelis

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