1. Roman Herzog Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog
  2. Foreign Minister Steinmeier with President General Michel Aoun Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Lebanon
  3. Federal Government On the successful formation of the government in Lebanon
Roman Herzog

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog:

Foreign Minister Steinmeier with President General Michel Aoun

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Lebanon

Measured in relation to its own population, no other country in the world helps as many refugees as Lebanon. This small country has provided refuge for over 1.5 million people fleeing war and terror in Syria.

Federal Government

On the successful formation of the government in Lebanon

On the successful formation of the government in Lebanon, the Speaker of the Federal Foreign Office gave the following statement on behalf of the Federal Government on 19 Dec:

Lebanon Flage

Joint statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon on the formation of a Government

The members of the International Support Group for Lebanon, among them Germany, warmly welcome the announcement of the formation of a new government, and congratulate Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his Cabinet.

Syrian pupils say goodbye to the German delegation in El Marj, Bekaa

400 million USD from Germany for vulnerable populations in Lebanon in 2016

Following the Conference “Supporting Syria and the Region” in February, the German Government has substantially increased its assistance to vulnerable populations in Lebanon to almost 400 million USD in 2016. These funds are used for food assistance, education, support to host communities and wider humanitarian support, making Germany the largest bilateral provider of assistance for Lebanon.

Ambassador Huth presented Letters of Credence to President Aoun

Ambassador Huth presented Letters of Credence to President Aoun

On 6 December, the German Ambassador to Lebanon, H. E. Martin Huth, formally presented his Letters of Credence from Federal President Joachim Gauck to the President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel Aoun, at a moving ceremony at Baabda Palace underlining German-Lebanese partnership.

Minister Müller visits Lebanon

Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller visits Lebanon

More than 330 million USD support this year - During his visit on October 5th and 6th, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Minister for Social Affairs, Rashid Derbas in Grand Serail for political talks.

German Unification

The Embassy celebrated the Day of German Unity

On the occasion of the German National Day on October 3rd, Ambassador Martin Huth and his wife Anahid Hanounik-Huth, welcomed Lebanese and international partners and friends of Germany to a reception at Beirut Yacht Club in Zaytunay Bay. Germany commemorates on this day the overcoming of the county’s separation and celebrates its reunification in 1990.

Beirut Marathon

Embassy Team participates in Beirut Marathon

On 13 November, Ambassador Martin Huth along with some of his colleagues participated in the Beirut Marathon.

Signing of the contract on the Ministry of Culture's collection

Germany financially supports the collecting and restauration process of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture's Artwork collection

During a press conference held at the National Museum of Beirut on 28 October, the Ministry of Culture and the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) signed a loan agreement of the ministry’s artwork collection.

IOM opens Beirut office

IOM opens Beirut office of their Family Assistance Program

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Lebanon and the German Embassy Beirut celebrated on 25 August the start of the Family Assistance Program (FAP) for Syrians with the opening of the Beirut office of the IOM Family Assistance Center.

Aid project

German funded food distribution project feeds 460 families

On 19 October, Embassy representatives visited a humanitarian aid project in the Bekaa valley which is being funded by the Federal Foreign Office and taken care of by Diakonie in collaboration with local partners.

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Due to the very high demand we are currently experiencing a difficult situation in booking appointments to submit visa applications at the Embassy. 

Ruling coalition in Germany agrees to tighten immigration law

The German parliament voted on 25 February to tighten German laws on asylum

The new rules are designed to speed up the processing of asylum claims, to better distribute the refugees within Germany and to make expulsions and deportations easier. The key points are:Refugees wh...


Germany contributes to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to restore full rations to Syrian people

The Chargé d’ Affaires a. i. of the German Embassy, Mr. Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, is pleased to inform that of the USD 675 million pledged at the London Syria conference in early February,

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Never since the end of World War II there were so many refugees worldwide like today. The German Foreign policy is thus taking action in various fields to improve the current situation.



Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History (MESH) Lebanese-German double degree master program

The Double Degree MA Program is a joint project of the Chair of History of West Asia of the University of Erfurt/Germany and the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) as well as Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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Visa Appointments

In order to hand in your visa application, an appointment is required.

As of November 2012, visa appointments can be scheduled online.

Please note that scheduling an appointment through the call center is no longer possible. Kindly follow the link below to access the appointment website. There are no fees or charges for scheduling appointments.

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Security advice

Please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office for current security advice for Lebanon as well as for the latest news on the situation in the country.

Ambassador Martin Huth

Ambassador Martin Huth

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Find information on visa appointments, legalization of documents, etc. here.

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Requests concerning visa matter should be sent exclusively to


Do not send your request at any other e-mail-address of the Embassy (including cc.), as it will delay processing of your request.

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

“Recognition in Germany” is the official online portal for the Federal Recognition Act. It provides migrants and foreign skilled workers with information on how and where they can submit an application for recognition of the vocational qualifications they have gained abroad. The “Recognition Finder” enables them to identify the competent body for their own particular case with just a few clicks of the mouse. Advisors visiting the site will also find all the relevant information they need regarding vocational recognition procedures and the underlying legal principles. All content is available in German and English. The portal is operated by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is financed within the scope of the “Integration through training – IQ” funding programme.  

For more information, please visit:

www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de .

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.