Head of department: Hans-Günter Löffler
The Legal and Consular Department is the biggest working unit of the Embassy including Passport, Visa and other consular services, such as Name Declarations. Due to its versatile range of duties it is often the first point of contact for citizens.
More than 35 members of staff handle over 15,000 passport applications and 22,000 visa applications per year, and advise over 150 applicants per day.
Among the tasks of the Consular Department are also family law affairs, e.g. registration of births, name declarations, certification of signatures and copies of e.g. applications for certificates of inheritance, as well as the assistance of German prisoners and the support of German nationals in emergency situations and intergovernmental legal assistance.
The Legal and Consular Department is also responsible for observing and evaluating legal policy in the UK. For an extensive overview of the tasks, as well as more information, please click below.