Opening hours and consular district

Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany

16 Eglinton Crescent


EH12 5DG

Telephone: 0131 337 2323
Fax: 0131 346 1578

E-Mail: info@edin.auswaertiges-amt.de

Consular district of the German Consulate General in Edinburgh

Scotland and the following counties in North England: Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire (with the exception of York und Selby), Tyne and Wear.

Consular District Map

With the exception of German and British Bank Holidays, the Consulate General is open from Monday to Friday to provide the following services at the times detailed in the table below.

Please bear in mind that appointments must be made in advance for passport, identity card and visa applications, as well as for official name changes and birth certificates.

Applications for Passports and Identity Cards

Monday to Friday 9:00 - 12:00

Thursday 14:00 - 16.00

by appointment only

book an appointment
Official Name Changes

Tuesday and Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00

by appointment only

book an appointment

Applications for Schengen Visas

Monday to Friday 9:00 - 12:00

by appointment only

book an appointment

Applications for Residence Permits

by appoinment only

request an appointment by mail

Certification of signatures and copies
for use in Germany and
relating to property matters

by appointment only

request an appoinment by mail

Other consular services

(e.g. certification of photocopies or signatures for
renouncements of inheritance, student loans and police certificates)

Monday to Friday 9:00 - 11:30

No appointment needed

The Consulate General will be closed on the following days in 2018:

01.01.2018New Year's Day
02.01.2018Scottish New Year's Holiday
30.03.2018Good Friday
02.04.2018Easter Monday
01.05.2018May Holiday
10.05.2018Ascension Day
21.05.2018Whit Monday
28.05.2018Late May Bank Holiday
06.08.2018Scottish August Bank Holiday
03.10.2018German National Day
24.12.2018Christmas Eve
25.12.2018Christmas Day
26.12.2018Christmas Day
31.12.2018New Year's Eve

If you have questions about consular issues that are not answered on our website, you can contact us by phone (0131 337 2323)  at the following times:

Monday to Thursday: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Friday: 8.00am to 9.00am

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