1. GADC Annual Board Meeting GADC Annual Board Meeting
  2. Kiesewetter visit Lebanon German MP Kiesewetter on visit in Lebanon
  3. IOM opens Beirut office IOM opens Beirut office of their Family Assistance Program
GADC Annual Board Meeting

GADC Annual Board Meeting

On 17 September, the deputy head of mission, Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, attended the annual board meeting of the German Academic Development Center (GADC).

Kiesewetter visit Lebanon

German MP Kiesewetter on visit in Lebanon

German Member of Parliament Roderich Kiesewetter visited Lebanon from 15-17 September.

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.

Azize Tank visits Lebanon

German MP Azize Tank visits Lebanon

On 26 and 27 September, the Member of the German Parliament,  Azize Tank (party “Die Linke”), visited Palestinian refugee camps and informal settlements of Syrian  refugees in Lebanon with the help of  UNRWA und UNHCR. On a field trip to the North of Lebanon she was briefed by German and international NGOs on their work supporting poor Syrians and Lebanese.

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German Film Week

Ambassador Martin Huth opens German Film Week 2016

Ambassador Martin Huth opened the 3rd Edition of the German Film Week on 22 September at Metropolis Cinema in Ashrafieh. The Goethe Institute in Beirut showcases twelve award winning German films (with English subtitles) from 22 Sept. until 2 Oct. Find the full program on: www.goethe.de/libanon/deutschefilmwoche

Ambassador Huth visits UNIFIL

Ambassador Huth visits UNIFIL

Ambassador Martin Huth met the new Force Commander and Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary on 19 September. They talked about UN resolution 1701 and its future as well as about the current situation in the area within the responsibility of UNIFIL.

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German State Secretaries visit Lebanon

The State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Werner Gatzer and the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt visited Lebanon on August 21st and 22nd.

Walter Scheel

Former German President Walter Scheel has died

Former German President and Foreign Minister Walter Scheel has died. Federal President Joachim Gauck said Scheel had achieved great things during his time in public office. Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Scheel as an advocate of peace and democracy who carried out his role of President with natural authority and dignity.

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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.

Botschafter Huth Treffen mit Salam

Germany will support Lebanon with USD 340 million in 2016

On May 9th, Ambassador Martin Huth attended a working session chaired by H.E. Prime Minister Tammam Salam to follow up on the joint commitments of the conference “Supporting Syria and the Region” that was held in London on February 4th.

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UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Chancellor Angela Merkel expects today's UN summit in Istanbul to create a sustainable humanitarian system by improving networking of humanitarian aid. Foreign Minister Frank-Water Steinmeier has called upon the international community "to show solidarity" and increase the budget of the UN CERF to $1 billion.

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,

German cooperation

German assistance in Lebanon amounts to more than 160 million USD in 2015

Germany has significantly stepped up its assistance in Lebanon to more than 160 million USD this year. German funds are spent to assist refugees, vulnerable Lebanese and Lebanese host communities alike.

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.


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.


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.

Ambassador Martin Huth

Ambassador Martin Huth

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German presidency of the G7

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

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.

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“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.  

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