Modell des Stadtschlosses im Schaufenster

Welcome to Germany!

In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Consular Services

In order to serve you better, the German Embassy has introduced a mandatory online appointment system starting May 11th 2015 for consular matters including passport and visa applications. For administrative reasons the Embassy is only able to conduct limited official consular services such as legalizations, confirmation of life certificates, authentication of photocopies. Please note that other certifications acts, acknowledgement of paternities, declaration of name etc. cannot be carried out until further notice. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Richardson at 926 6728 (ext. 227) before you schedule an online appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Renewable Energies - Made in Germany

The German Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Central America and the Caribbean organized the 'Renewable Energies - Made in Germany' conference in Kingston, an excellent opportunity for German business representatives to introduce their products not only to Jamaica, but as well as to the representatives from Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados participating at the business conference. The Seminar is a full success providing opportunities for both sides to establish business ties. Opening notes by Fitzroy Vidal, Director of Energy and German Ambassador Joachim Schmillen were followed by interesting presentations from the Jamaican and German sides. The event is very well attended, showing once more the potential of Renewables in Jamaica and the region.

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

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. [...]"


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.


Day of German Unity

On Wednesday October 07th, 2015, Ambassador Joachim Schmillen and his wife Cecilia celebrated the 25th edition of the Day of German Unity at the German residence in Jackshill, Kingston with personalities from the political and business scenes, Germans residing in Jamaica, members of the civil society, the diplomatic corps as well as the cultural scene.

Activities at the ground breaking ceremony of the Climate Change Park in Portmore

Climate Partnership between Portmore and the City of Hagen - Ceremonial Groundbracking of the Portmore/Hagen Climate Change Park on 26 August 2015

The Climate Partnership between Portmore and the City of Hagen continued with the unveiling of the site for a new Climate Change Park in Portmore on 23 May 2014. This is only one of several projects to be completed under the Municipal Climate Partnership Programme between the cities of Portmore and Hagen.

Berlin Policy Journal July 2015

Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a new bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. JULY/AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OUT NOW - dealing with the following: Grexit is avoided. The question, of course, is – what next? If the eurozone is to survive, a steady hand is needed. Daniela Schwarzer proposes immediate changes to Europe’s single currency system to make it more resilient. Jan Techau goes the whole way and argues for "Political Union Now". Andreas Rinke describes German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s evolving relationship with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

App Auswärtiges AMt

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Ambassador Joachim Christoph Schmillen

Joachim Christoph Schmillen is the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jamaica and the Bahamas.

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Going to Germany? If you are a resident of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos Islands, this website will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download free of charge the relevant application forms.

"Career Compass Germany" - App for vocational training, studying and working in Germany

Good career opportunities, an international working and learning atmosphere, low unemployment – for people from abroad the German labour market is highly attractive and opens up first-class perspectives. There are highly diverse possibilities for vocational training, studying or working. Those interested can find out about the options and offers available, how to apply, what is important when starting out in Germany and what role the German language plays in the “Career Compass Germany – the app for vocational training, studying and working in Germany”.

Studying In Germany

Young Reserachers 2010

Interested in studying or doing research abroad? Why not choose Germany, land of ideas!

Become a Medical Doctor in Germany

Becoming a Medical Doctor in Germany

Germany’s excellent healthcare system is reliant on excellent doctors. The country develops many health industry professionals itself, but there are opportunities for non-Germans to become a doctor in Germany.

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.

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