German Consular Services

As Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Norma Henning supports the German Consulate General in Miami by providing certain consular services for persons in the following Florida counties: 
Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk und Sarasota.

Those services include
• Notarizations of documents for production in Germany
• Preparation of certified copies for production in Germany
• Speaking engagements on topics of interest to Germans and Americans

Before you come
Certain matters, for example passport matters and applications for inheritance certificates, must be addressed at the full time diplomatic mission of the Federal Republic of Germany located in Miami, Florida. To find out whether your matter is something that can be handled by Ms. Henning or requires a trip to the Consulate General in Miami, please call us at 239-821-6504.

Consular business is conducted by appointment only.

A note on notarizations
Before you take a day off work, get in the car and travel to your closest German consulate for a notarization, please note that there may be a way to obtain legally equivalent notarized documents by mail or courier.

Although German notaries and courts often prefer notarizations from a German foreign mission, a U.S. notary public acknowledgement, together with an apostille certification provided by the local authorities (for example the Florida the Department of State) may eliminate the need for a trip to Miami.

To find out more information, refer to procedure for document authentication (apostilles) at the Florida Department of State website.