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 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.
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.
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. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
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.
Parameters for energy and climate policy
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.
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
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)
Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.
App „Auswärtiges Amt“