German Consulate General Kolkata

Humboldt Kolleg on Earth and material Sciences in India

From 13th to 15th January, 2017 the first ever Humboldt Kolleg on Earth and material Sciences in India was held in Raichak, near Kolkata. Nearly 100 delegates and invitees from all over India and also from Germany have taken part. The Kolleg was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Bonn, and sponsored also by Leica, the famous German manufacturer of high tech optical instruments.

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

Weihnachtsmarkt am Generalkonsulat

Charity Christmas Market

Charity Christmas Market was organised at the premises of the Consulate General on Sunday, 11th December 2016.

Science Lecture

‘Science Lectures’

‘Science Lectures’ on “No Child’s Play: Appropriate Technology Development for Toy Industry” by Prof Dr Amitava Gupta and Prof Dr Samiran Chattopadhyay The event was organized by the German Consulate General Kolkata in association with Jadavpur University and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Kolkata on 25 November.

Consul General on his visit to Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ranchi

Visit to the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ranchi

Consul General Olaf Iversen took part in the annual Mission Day of the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ranchi (GEL) on 2nd November, 2016. GEL keeps still today a special bond to Germany. Its origins date back to 1845, when four Protestant Missionaries arrived sent by Pastor Johannes Evangelsta Gossner from Berlin. GEL is in particular engaged to help the tribal population in its region. GEL also runs schools, a college and a Kindergarden.

Tata Steel Works in Kalinganagar

Visit to Tata Steel Works in Kalinganagar, Odisha

On the invitation of Mr. Arun Misra, Vice President, Tata Steel Limited, Consul General Olaf Iversen visited the brand new Tata Steel Works at Kalinganagar, Odisha on 21st October, 2016. He was accompanied by Mr. Rajesh Nath (VDMA-India) and Mrs. Sabina Pandey (Indo German Chamber of Commerce) as well as some businessmen. The plant is already in full swing and will reach its full capacity of 6 million tons in the near future.

Indo-German Sports Relationship

Consul General Olaf Iversen met Daniel Eckert-Lindhammer and his team of the Sports Science Faculty of Leipzig University during their stay in Ranchi. The “ITK Pathfinder Program” was created in 1964 in order to enable coaches worldwide to experience the teaching methods and approaches of the German faculty...

Kolkata Consulate General

GK Kalkutta

Time and weather in Germany

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Address & Contact

1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027

Tel:+91-(0)33-2479 1142/ 2479 2150



+91-(0)33-2479 1141

Mon-Thu: 0900-1000h and 1300-1400h,

Fri: 0900-1000h

Fax:+91-(0)33-2479 3028

Important Information!

The Government of India has decided that the five hundred and one thousand rupee notes will no longer be legal tender from midnight, 8th November 2016. In the wake of this announcement, the German Consulate in Kolkata, hereby requests all the applicants to kindly pay the verification charges by way of Demand Drafts only, to avoid inconveniences.

Contact for queries related to Schengen or National visa, scheduling an appointment for National visa: VFS helpline 022-67866013. To schedule an appointment with the German Consulate General for German passports, Certificate attestation and Schengen visa, please visit the following link:

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