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?
In order to serve you better, the German Embassy has introduced a mandatory online appointment system starting May 11th 2015 for passport and visa applications and other consular services, e.g. legalizations, family matters or matters of German nationality.
For administrative reasons the Embassy is not able to conduct certifications acts as acknowledgement of paternities, applications of adoption and inheritance matters. We apologize for any inconvenience.
A Jamaican expert on water management as part of a group of experts on water management issues from the Caribbean was invited by the German Federal Foreign Office to visit Germany from June 19th to 25th 2016 for an informational tour to Germany on “Current Issues in the Field of Water Management” which is part of the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Program (CATS), financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Energy Efficiency Award 2016: Competition for energy-efficient companies launched
For the tenth time, the German Energy Agency (dena) seeks outstanding energy efficiency projects for the Energy Efficiency Award. Companies from industry, trade and commerce from all over the world can apply for this international award until 30 June 2016. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
On the Earth System Knowledge Platform scientists of the Helmholtz Association present current findings, real-time data and background information in form of short, comprehensible articles, infographics, photographs and film clips. Natural hazards, climate change and pollution are the topics of the online service.
Earth System Knowledge Platform
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.
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.
Climate Partnership Portmore – Hagen
Berlin Policy Journal
The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented.
In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign.
BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a 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.
Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.
App „Auswärtiges Amt“