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German Member of Parliament Tobias Zech visits Lebanon

From November 14 – 16, German Member of Parliament Tobias Zech (Christian Social Union) visited Lebanon for the second time this year. He met with Lebanese politicians and representatives of aid organizations and of the civil society.


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WARNING - To Put The Record Straight:

Concerning the recent rumours this Embassy would like to clarify:

- Germany is NOT sending ships to Lebanon or Turkey to take refugees!

- Germany has NOT decided upon a new refugee program.

- The German Embassy does NOT accept applications for asylum.

These are false rumours, instigated by smugglers of persons, illegal networks and misinformed media. Please note: Smugglers lie. It is not in their interest to inform refugees about the existing problems. Smugglers are NO reliable source for information about the refugee situation in Europe. Smugglers of persons are criminals, whose only interest is to make money out of the suffering of refugees

As of 5 January 2015 new and stricter regulations have been established for Syrian nationals to enter Lebanon. Travellers from Syria are urged to check the available information before commencing their trip (for example at ) and should provide information about their intended travel to Lebanon in Arabic translation. Also, long delays at the border should be expected. Furthermore, the Embassy would like to point out that the new regulation is also relevant for persons who have already spent a longer time in Lebanon. However, legally binding information can only be given by the Lebanese authorities.


Fraud Warning

The German Embassy strongly advises to be cautious in dealings with companies  that claim to offer appointments for visa applications, visas without personal application at the Embassy or preferential processing of applications for additional payment of money.


This Embassy does not work with external agencies. Quite the opposite:


-          Appointments can be made FREE OF CHARGE at the Embassy's homepage at . The system will send a notification about the appointment together with information about the visa process automatically after the appointment has been made.

-          Every applicant needs to make an appointment in order to apply at the Embassy. You will not be able to enter the Embassy to apply for a visa without appointment.

-          Applications can only be processed after all necessary documents have been provided by the applicant. Please have all documents mentioned in the Embassy's leaflets ready when you apply at the Embassy.


Please be vigilant and check if any offer you are made may be a scam. If you have suspicions, please report it to the police authorities.


Should you use an agency in order to make an appointment, only this agency can answer further questions concerning cancellation or validity of that appointment.


Caution: There has been information that so-called 'visa agencies' use telephone rerouting systems in order to have the Embassy's telephone number appear in their display! This has to be considered an attempt at scamming applicants. Please note: This Embassy will send ALL appointment notifications via e-mail, even if the initial contact may have been made via telephone. Only with an e-mail-notification can you be sure that the appointment has been really made.

President Gauck leaving his personal message in the book of condolences at the French embassy

Standing firmly by France’s side

Following the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, Germany is grieving with the people in France. The Federal Foreign Office has set up a crisis unit which is in close contact with the French authorities.


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Statement of German Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the Beirut terror attack of 12 November 2015

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has condemned the Beirut terror attack of 12 November 2015 and has issued the following statement ...

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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

Germany provides 45 million USD for government’s ‘RACE’ program

Germany provides 45 million USD for government’s ‘RACE’ program

The Chargé d'Affaires of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador Martin Huth, met Education Minister Elias Bou Saab on 15 Oct. for his inaugural visit. Huth officially informed the Minister about the German government’s decision to provide another 45 million USD to enroll 200,000 Syrian refugee children and vulnerable Lebanese students alike.

Ambassador Huth meets Patriarch Rai

Ambassador Huth meets His Holiness Patriarch Rai

On Nov. 3, Ambassador Martin Huth paid his respects to His Holiness, Patriarch Bechara Rai. Matters of mutual interest were discussed, foremost the Presidential vacuum in Lebanon.

German MP Alois Karl visits Lebanon

German MP Alois Karl visits Lebanon

German Member of Parliament, Alois Karl (Christian Social Union), visited Lebanon from 26 – 27 October for political talks with the Lebanese Members of Parliament Alain Aoun (FPM) and Kazem Kheir (Mustaqbal).

German MP Dr. Johann Wadephul visits Lebanon

German MP Dr. Johann Wadephul visits Lebanon

Dr. Johann Wadephul, German Member of Parliament (Christian Democratic Union), visited Lebanon from 21 to 22 October for political talks with Kataeb leader MP Samy Gemayel and head of Change and Reform bloc MP Michel Aoun.

Handing over ceremony of German language diplomae

Handing over ceremony of German language diplomae

The Embassy proudly presented German language diplomae to over 40 students at the German School Beirut on 19 October.

Martin Huth with Grand-Mufti Derian

Martin Huth meets Grand-Mufti for talks

On October 19, the Chargé d'Affaires, Ambassador Martin Huth, met the Grand-Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian for talks.

German Day of Unity Reception

German Day of Unity Reception

On the occasion of the German National Day on October 3, which marked 25 years of German Unity this year, the Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador Martin Huth, welcomed Lebanese and international partners and friends of Germany to a reception on the eve of the National Day.

Ambassador Huth, Prime Minister Salam

Inaugural visit to Prime Minister Salam

The Chargé d'Affaires of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador Martin Huth, met Prime Minister Tammam Salam for his inaugural visit on Sept. 14th.

Chargé d'Affaires, Ambassador Martin Huth, meets Parliament Speaker Berri

Chargé d'Affaires, Ambassador Martin Huth, meets Parliament Speaker Berri

The Chargé d'Affaires, Ambassador Martin Huth, met Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on 21 September for talks.

From left to right: Dr. Katrin Suder, Ambassador Martin Huth with spouse, Commanding Officer of the fast patrol boat “HYÄNE”, Cdr Martin Pauker

State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Dr. Katrin Suder, visited Lebanon

The State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Dr. Katrin Suder, visited Lebanon from Sep 14th until Sep 16th.

Botschafter Huth im Gespräch mit Außenminister Gebran Bassil.

Inaugural visit of Martin Huth to Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil

On the occasion of his inaugural visit to Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on Sept 10, Ambassador Martin Huth discussed with the Minister German-Lebanese bilateral relations.

Natlia Wörner with children in the Kfarnabrakh Child Protection Centre

German TV actress Natalia Wörner visits a project of German NGO Kindernothilfe

From 22 – 28 August, German TV actress Natalia Wörner visited a project of the German NGO Kindernothilfe and its local partner in Kfarnabrakh. In the Child Protection Center in the Chouf area, Syrian refugee children between 4 and 14 years of age are being granted formal and non-formal education as a preparation for regular school education.

Delivery of 14 garbage trucks to municipalities across Lebanon

UNICEF and Germany provide support for solid waste collection

On 20 August the official handing over of 14 garbage trucks for different municipalities in Lebanon took place.

Aussenminister Steinmeier mit Premierminister Salam

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Lebanon

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Beirut on May 15th.

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller visits Lebanon

Minister Müller visited Lebanon from March 18-19. He met with Palestinian refugees and community leaders in the Palestinian camp of Shatila in order to get a better understanding of their decades old ...


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.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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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.

Chargé d’Affaires Martin Huth

Ambassador Martin Huth

Cross Culture


The CrossCulture internships give young people from Germany and Islamic countries the opportunity to gain diverse experience abroad in the context of their working environment and to act as multipliers in their home countries. In addition to further professional development and specialist training, the programme participants also gain an insight into the social and political structures of the host country and become acquainted with cultural characteristics and behavioural patterns through integration into working and everyday life. They make important contacts which they can use when they return to their home country for future collaboration. Interns returning home can offer a valuable contribution to their respective organisations thanks to the experience they have gained abroad. This intercultural exchange thus sustainably strengthens the formation of networks between Germany and the Islamic countries and encourages cross-border dialogue and cooperation. 

Due date for applications will be December 6th, 2015. Please send your complete application documents to the German Embassy in Beirut: beirut%27%diplo%27%de,info

Application Guideline [pdf, 266.08k]

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More information

German presidency of the G7

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Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels on 4 and 5 June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany hosted the meeting of the heads of state and government in Schloss Elmau. The summit provided an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new international topics.

Further information is available on the following websites:

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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!

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“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: .