Unfortunately, we have heard from many students that appointments at both the German Consulate in NYC and the Berlin Foreigner’s Office are currently unavailable. Unfortunately, this is to be expected as there are a limited number of appointments at both places. At this point, our recommendation is to continue regularly checking for an appointment as some may open due to cancellations. Furthermore, appointments at the Foreigner’s Office (for those eligible) are often available overnight in NYC due to the time difference between NY and Berlin. I would recommend checking around 1am NYC time for an appointment at the Foreigner’s Office in Berlin.