German Consulate General Kolkata

German Consulate Kolkata

Vacancy - Foreign language assistant

The German Consulate General Kolkata is looking for a full time employee for its legal section.

Welcome to the German Consulate General Kolkata

States of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura belong to the consular area of the German Consulate General Kolkata

"ArtsAcre" at New Town, Kolkata

ArtsAcre in Kolkata

On 7 March Shuvaprasannas "ArtsAcre" was inaugurated in Kolkatas New Town. It is a Museum of Art as well as a meeting place for artists worldwide, inclusive of conference facilities and accommodations.

Tongam Rina

Welcome back Tongam Rina

Welcome back to Tongam Rina, a courageous young journalist from Arunachal Pradesh, one of the recipients of German "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of 2013, who on an invitation by the "Hamburg Foundation" spent one year for working and recovering in Germany.

Bicentenary celebrations of the Indian Museum

Indian Museum in Kolkata

PM Singh, Governor Narayanan and CM Banerjee at the bicentenary celebrations of the Indian Museum - sculptures and coins are displayed in a new grandeur. 

Prof. Pulak Sengupta addressing the guests

Annual Alumni meeting

Prof. Pulak Sengupta addressed all German research scholarship recipients at our annual Alumni meeting on 30 Jan in the Consulate General.  

Consul General with Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren

Visit to Jharkhand

Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren interested in co-operating with Germany in education and vocational training. 

Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya

Visit to Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya - jointly looked after by Buddhist and Hindu representatives of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee.

Consul General Schmiedchen at Kolkata Tea Auction House

Visit to Kolkata Tea Auction House

Germany is the world’s biggest market for top-quality tea; Consul General Schmiedchen visits Kolkata Tea Auction House. 

SPJS students’ visit

SPJS students’ visit

On 07.01.2014 the students of the Statesman Print Journalism School visited German Consulate. The SPJS is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 

L to R: Dr.Heusgen, Governor Narayanan, Consul General Schmiedchen

Visit of Foreign Secretary Advisor

On 30 December 2013 Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Foreign- and Security Advisor to Chancellor Merkel was in Kolkata to pay a visit to Governor Narayanan.

German bike tourists

German bike tourists in Kolkata

After 3200 km on the bicycle Lukas and Til from Freiburg, Germany, arrived on 3 December at the German Consulate General in Kolkata.

Visit to SMS Indian Ltd, Bhubaneswar

Visit to SMS Bhubaneswar

Consul General Schmiedchen visited SMS India Ltd. in Bhubaneswar. SMS will employ 400 in its new plant. Another German showcase project in East India! 

Deputy Consul General Christian Scheibe with children at LGWCDC

Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Center

The Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Center, an Indo-German NGO in South Kolkata supports some 400 children of under privileged families between the age of 3 and 18 years with remedial classes. It also offers vocational training to women. The German Consulate General Kolkata has supported the LGWCDC with a grant that was used to renovate the premises and give the children a safe and clean environment.

Kolkata Consulate General

GK Kalkutta

Time and weather in Germany

09:13:16 3 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Address & Contact

1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027

Tel:+91-(0)33-2479 1141/ 2479 1142/ 2439 8906
Fax:+91-(0)33-2479 3028

1st International Kolkata Comic Workshop


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The Consul General

Rainer Schmiedchen

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Important Notice regarding Visa
All Schengen Visa applicants are well-advised to apply a minimum of 10 to 12 working days prior to Departure.

Until further notice no prior appointment is required for submitting visa application. Application for a Schengen Visa can be submitted on a working day during 09:00 -12:00h. Application for a Long Term Visa is accepted from Monday to Thursday. 

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Adventure Camp for children

The latest Indo-German news & events happening in our consular area - be it in culture, politics, economy etc.