1. the beginning of the conference Over 2.3 bn USD from Germany to vulnerable populations in Syria and neighboring countries
  2. Bundeskanzlerin mit Hariri Merkel receives Hariri: German assistance for the people in Lebanon
  3. President Steinmeier Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential election: “a good day for our country”
the beginning of the conference

Over 2.3 bn USD from Germany to vulnerable populations in Syria and neighboring countries

Germany has committed to maintain a high level of political and financial support towards vulnerable populations in Syria and Syrians and host communities...

Bundeskanzlerin mit Hariri

Merkel receives Hariri: German assistance for the people in Lebanon

The Lebanese people must also receive assistance, not only the Syrian refugees in the country, said Chancellor Angela Merkel when she met Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

President Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential election: “a good day for our country”

At the Federal Convention in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Embassy closed

The Embassy will be closed on May 1st.

In an emergency (no visa-matters, no appointments for visas) you can contact the emergency telephone number. Please note that arabic is not spoken at this number.

The Embassy will be operating  again as usual from Mai 2nd.

Botschafter Huth in Dar Al Fatwa

Ambassador Huth talks at Dar al-Fatwa on Role of Religious Institutions

On 18 April, Ambassador Martin Huth spoke at the opening of the joint conference of Dar al-Fatwa and the German Berghoff Foundation on the Role of Religious Institutions in Peace and Dialogue.


Interior Minister of Bavaria Joachim Herrmann visited Lebanon

The Interior Minister of Bavaria Joachim Herrmann (Christian Social Union) came to Lebanon from 10 - 12 April for political talks with Interior Minister Machnouk and Social Minister Bou Assi. He also visited the vocational training school in Bar Elias for Lebanese and Syrian adolescents, financed by Bavaria.


Career Chances in Germany for Lebanese Academics

On Mach 29, the Embassy gave a presentation on Germany's job market at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Start Up Energy Transition Award

The Start Up Energy Transition Award

The first Start Up Energy Transition Award will be presented in Berlin. The 18 finalists include five startups from Germany.  Startup enterprises in six categories will be receiving awards for the first time during the summit conference Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Applications included more than 500 startup companies from 66 countries. Now 18 startups from eleven countries, including five from Germany, are on the shortlist.

8 Mars

Ambassador Martin Huth at presentation of awards on the occasion of International Women's Day

Ambassador Martin Huth and his wife Anahid Hanounik-Huth attended the presentation of awards to four women, namely May Makhzoumi, Adra Ekmeji, Cynthia Sarkis and May Menassa by the Haigazian University on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March.


Joint concert of German mezzo-soprano with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra

On 24th February Ambassador Martin Huth opened the concert of the German mezzo-soprano Béela Müller together with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Harout Fazlian.

Sigmar Gabriel is new Federal Foreign Minister

Gabriel took over from Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 27 January

Sigmar Gabriel has replaced Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Gabriel had previously served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since 2013.

the handing over

Germany donates technical equipment to General Security

Ambassador Martin Huth and the head of the German Federal Police Project Office, Dirk Kattlun, welcomed executives of General Security, the Lebanese Armed Forces, the Internal Security Force and representatives of almost all international donors working on Lebanon’s border security to an official ceremony on 25 January for the handing over of technical equipment to the General Security.

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:

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.

Lebanon Flage

Joint statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon

The members of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG), among them Germany, encourage all parties to arrive at an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon. The timely conduct of peaceful and transparent parliamentary elections are an important step to preserve Lebanon’s democratic tradition, and to meet the aspirations of the Lebanese people.

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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++ Visa Note ++

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


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.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

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

Job Vacancy


The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany is currently recruiting security staff and a gate keeper (male/female) for its new premises in Sin EL Fil. For more detailed information please refer to the PDF-file below.

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

Please note:

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.

DW | Visit Germany

Enjoying art for free - Gallery Weekend

47 galleries will be participating in the 13th edition of Berlin's Gallery Weekend from April 28 to 30, and Berlin is expecting a total of 25,000 art-loving visitors to attend it.

10 bike routes through Europe

Cycling holidays are inexpensive, ecological and popular. And an extensive network of bike paths criss-crosses Europe. Have a look at the routes most popular with Germans.

Trump and German tourists

Route 66, New York, San Francisco: for years, the US has been the most popular tourist destination among Germans. But has that popularity lessened since Donald Trump became president? We gauge the mood.

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.