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Our Consular Services: Overview

23.08.2022 - Article

Note: Limited consular services will be available for residents of Quebec at the Consulate General in Montreal from September 26, 2022 until September 30, 2022. Please see information below.

COVID-19: Limited Consular Services

Dear customers,

We would like to inform you that due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have adjusted our legal and consular services offered by the German Missions in Canada.

To provide the highest degree of safety for our customers and staff members, special organizational and sanitary measures have been implemented for the visitor services at the German Consulates General Toronto and Vancouver.

Please note that it is possible to book an appointment for the following legal and consular services only requiring in-person attendance at the German Consulate General Toronto:

- Certification of signature (if required by an authority in Germany, i.e. in real estate, commercial or inheritance matters)
-Birth Registration
- Marriage Registration
- Name declaration
- Application for naturalization
- Border crossing certificate
- Translation of driver’s license
- Urn transport certificates

The following legal and consular services do not require personal attendance and will thus only be provided via mail. If you require any of the following services, please follow the instructions on our website to request the services via mail.

- Legalization of Canadian certificates and documents
- Certification of photocopies
- Applications for retaining German citizenship (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung)
- Application for certificate of German citizenship (“Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis”)
- Pension matters
-General inquiries

Please take note that currently, no appointments to authorize signatures on applications for a police clearance certificate from Germany can be offered.
The necessary authorization can be done by a foreign authority or a (Canadian) Notary Public.

If you wish to apply for naturalization, please contact us using our . Appointments are assigned individually and cannot be booked through our online appointment booking system.

If you require any other consular service not listed above, please contact us via our contact form.

You can find an overview of our Consular Services here:

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Since July 2015, the Consulate General in Toronto is the only German mission in Canada to offer comprehensive consular services.

The Consulate General in Vancouver continues to offer most consular services

The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal have ceased to offer consular services altogether.

Employees of the Consulate General in Toronto may offer limited consular services for German citizens living in Quebec in the premises of the Consulate General in Montreal several times each year during the off-season (fall to early spring) .

The next consular week will take place from September 26, 2022 until September 30, 2022. The services are only available for persons residing in the province of Québec.

Passport applications are being taken if one of the following constellation applies:

-    Applicants whose passport will expire within the next 3 months from the date of booking or whose passport has not expired for more than 5 years
-    Applicants who are in imminent need for a new passport in order to renew a residence/ work/ study permit
-    Applicants who wish to apply for a first-time passport for a minor child
-    Applicants who received a certificate of German nationality or a certificate of naturalization and wish to apply for their first passport
In the field of other consular matters, the following services can be booked:

•    Birth registrations
•    Name declations
•    Authorizations of signature
•    Applications for naturalization under condition that personal attendance is required
Appointments need to be booked through the booking system  of the Consulate General in Toronto. For booking an appointment

The Consulates General in Montréal and in Toronto endeavour to offer consular weeks in the future as well. As soon as the time for the next consular week is determined, it will be published here on our website together with information about the booking of appointments. We kindly ask for your understanding that we are not yet able to communicate the timing of the next consular week and that no waiting lists can be kept. For any consular matter you might wish to settle in the meantime, the Consulate General in Toronto shall be glad to assist you.

Consular districts

Consulate General Toronto
Provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince-Edward-Island, Quebec, Nunavut

Consulate General Vancouver
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon

Services offered by the Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver

Service

Consulate
Toronto

Consulate
Vancouver

Passport

x

x

German ID Card

x

Visa

x (1)

(2)

Name Change Declaration

x

x

Authentication of photocopies

x

x

Acknowledgment of Paternity

x

X

Registration of birth, marriage, etc.

x

x

Pensions

x

x

Citizenship Matters

x

Legalization

x

X

Certification of signature for Power of Attorney

x

x

Certification of signature for Police Clearance Certificate

x

x

Life Certificate

x

x

(German) Driver's Licence Certificate

x

x

Application for Certificate of Inheritance and other notarizations

x

x = service is offered at this German Foreign Mission

(1) = Residents of:

- National Capital Region of Ottawa or its counties (Lanark; Leeds and Grenville; Prescott and Russell; Renfrew; Stormont, Dundas and Glengary)
- Quebec
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Nunavut
- Prince Edward Islands

apply for a Schengen Visa at the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa

Appointment booking system of the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa

(2) = Visa applications for long-term stays must be submitted at the Consulate General in Toronto; Schengen visas can be obtained through the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver.

Website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver

Services offered by the Honorary Consuls

Services

AB

Ca

AB

Ed

SK

MB

NS

NL

Passport Application

x

x

x

x

x

Name Change Declaration

x

x

x

x

x

Registration of birth, marriage, etc.

x

x

x

x

x

Life certificate

x

x

x

x

x

x

Certification of signature (i.e. for power of attorney, police clearance certificate)

x

x

x

x

x

x

(German) Driver's Licence Certificate

x

x

x

x

x

x

AB-Ca = Calgary
AB-Ed = Edmonton
SK = Saskatoon
MB = Winnipeg
NS = Halifax
NL = St. John's

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