Consulate General Edinburgh: How to find us

Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany

16 Eglinton Crescent


EH12  5DG

Telephone: 0131 337 2323
Fax: 0131 346 1578

Notice: From 7th October 2017, city-bound traffic from Haymarket will be re-routed for six months. This diversion will lead traffic directly past the Consulate General. Visitors to the Consulate General travelling by car should bear in mind that they may not be able to find a parking space nearby.  

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 Edinburgh [pdf, 350.5k]

Opening Hours

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

Certificate for inheritance/
acknowledgement of paternity

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 - 12.00

No appointment needed

General guidance

The entrance and waiting area of the Consulate General is small. Adult applicants are therefore kindly asked to attend without an accompanying person where possible and not to arrive more than 15 minutes before an appointment. It is also not possible to leave items of luggage or other personal belongings in the entrance and waiting area. 

Please bear in mind that security checks must be carried out before entering the inner area of the Consulate General. 

Mobile phones and laptops must remain switched off inside the Consulate General.

Opening Hours and How to find us

German Consulate General Edinburgh

Public Holidays 2017

The Consulate General will be closed on the following days in 2017:

Good Friday
Easter Monday
May Day
Ascension Day
05.06.2016Whit Monday
Summer Bank Holiday
Day of German Unity
Reformation Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Year's Day
Scottish New Year's Day

Hours of Telephone Service

If you have questions about passport or visa applications you can contact us by phone at the following times:

Monday to Thursday: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Friday: 8.00am to 9.00am

Consular District Map

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