The German Embassy in India is located at Chanakyapuri
, the diplomatic enclave of New Delhi
. Its functions include consular services, such as visa matters, adoptions and general matters as well as looking after German prisoners detained in India. It also looks into certification of legal documents, affiliation orders, certifications of heirship and legal aid in civil and penal cases as well as provides assistance to its citizens in case of emergencies, apart from providing tourist information and looking after the overall welfare of Germans in India.
Various departments coming under the German Embassy are the Political Section, Economics Section, Economic Cooperation and Development Section, Consular Section, Cultural Section, Press Section, Military Section and Science, Technology and Environment Section.
The German Embassy is 15 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, 10 km from New Delhi Railway Station and 12 km from the Interstate Bus Stand near the Kashmiri Gate.