Federal President Steinmeier and President of the Lebanese University Fouad Ayoub

Beirut – A Place of Dialogue

President Steinmeiers speech at the Lebanese University


Changes in the application process for Schengen visas

Shortly, the Schengen visa applications (for applicants residing in Lebanon) will be submitted at the private service company VFS Global. This change is expected to come into effect on 02.05.2018. Appointments from 02.05.2018 can already be booked via the VFS website:  http://www.vfsglobal.com/germany/lebanon

The National visa applications (e.g. studies, family reunion, employment) and the Schengen visa applications for non-Lebanese residents, will continue to be submitted at the embassy. For appointments, please refer to www.beirut.diplo.de/termine

Rumours about Germany

Facts, not false promises

The questions are simple. They address rumours that are widely circulated among migrants and potential refugees, for example, “Will I receive a welcome payment in Germany?” To this, a new website set up by the Federal Foreign Office to get correct information to migrants clearly answers “No”. It goes on to say that, “Contrary to rumours and misinformation deliberately spread by human traffickers, Germany does not provide a welcome payment.”


Important notice for Syrian applicants!

please be notified that applications submitted through IOM are processed by the passport number not by the file number, therefore please be advised that any e-mails with file number request will not be replied.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

Gabriel: The 180-degree turn of the past American policy worries us

Interview with Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in the ARD-Tagesthemen

German Ambassador Martin Huth on instruments of arms control

German Ambassador Martin Huth on instruments of arms control

Beirut Conference meeting on “SALW control – challenges and opportunities” organized by Permanent Peace Movement in cooperation with the League of Arab States.

President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Baabda.

Common statement for the International Support Group for Lebanon after their meeting with President Michel Aoun

Members of the International Support Group for Lebanon met this morning with President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. They discussed the situation in Lebanon following the announcement of the offer of resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Ambassador and UNIFIL

German Ambassador meets UNIFIL Force Commander

German Ambassador Mr. Huth and a delegation from the German embassy visited the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura (Lebanon). Ambassador Huth expressed his gratitude to Force Commander UNIFIL and his soldiers for the peacekeeping service at the “Blue Line” border.

Ambasador Huth in Tfail

German - British field trip to the Fourth Land Border Regiment

The German and British Ambassadors to Lebanon, Martin Huth and Hugo Shorter, toured the new towers of the Fourth Land Border Regiment in the Tfeil region. Germany is the latest international supporter of the LAF’s land border project.

Inauguration of the German Embassy’s

Inauguration of the German Embassy’s new Chancery in Beirut

On 30 June 2017 the State Secretary of the German Federal Office Walter Lindner officially inaugurated the new chancery of the German Embassy Beirut.


Graduation at the Lebanese German University

On 4 July the Vice Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani, and the Deputy German Ambassador, Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, congratulated the students of the LGU that passed their exams successfully and will start to work in their new professions.

Handing over Patrol cars to Gen. Sc.

Germany presents four police patrol cars

The German Ambassador Martin Huth and the Embassy’s Border Police Liaison Officer Dirk Kattlun presented on 5 July 2017 four new police patrol cars to the Lebanese General Security.

Global Week for Syria

Global Week for Syria: Osnabrück Youth Choir performed at AUB concert hall

On 28 June German Osnabrück Youth Choir gave a joint concert together with Lebanese Antonine University Choir and the renowned Syrian musicians Kinan Azmeh (Clarinet) and Dima Orsho (Vocals) accompanied by Andreas Müller (Electric Bass) at AUB concert hall

Lebanon and Germany

Press Release: Lebanon and Germany hold dialogue on development for the first time in 15 years

A Lebanese delegation headed by Dr. Nadim Munla and Ambassador Dr. Mustafa Adib arrived in Berlin

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.

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.


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.


Schild Deutsche Botschaft

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.

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

Tanzania's biggest wildlife reserve under threat

Despite major backlash from conservationists, the Tanzanian government plans to start building a hydropower dam inside a UNESCO-protected wildlife reserve this July. More than 2.6 million trees face the chop.

Bathing bans in Mallorca lifted again

In Mallorca, the bathing bans imposed after the sighting of highly toxic jellyfish have been lifted. On Thursday no more red flags were hoisted, it was said from the island capital Palma.

Schleswig-Holstein Quiz

What are the seas along Schleswig-Holstein's coasts called? What typical seafarer's meal is prepared with beetroot? And what candy is the Hanseatic city of Lübeck world-famous for? Test your knowledge.

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.