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.
University of Technology (UTech) has partnered with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) to offer a Master’s Degree Program in Sustainable Energy & Climate Change - the latest result of our cooperation with Utech and it's Jamaica Caribbean Sustainable Energy & Innovation Institute & Faculty of the Built Environment, aiming at providing qualified human resources for the growing energy sector in Jamaica and the wider Caribbbean.
Germany’s Federal Foreign Office is calling on stakeholders worldwide to present project applications focusing on raising awareness for climate change, mitigation and adaptation initiatives...
In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - new Federal President
With a small grant of the German Embassy in Kingston the Capoeira for Peace program could reach ‘operational’ status to allow regular activities, tours and workshops by laying a concrete floor and constructing a shower facility.
By financing the renovation of a poultry house, installing a water pump, providing electricity, a freezer, a defeathering machine, baby chicken and feed a group of eight of the most vulnerable members incl. persons with disabilities of the community could establish their micro-enterprise of poultry rearing, creating employment and generate an income to these formerly unemployed people.
As part of the ongoing partnership between the German Embassy in Kingston and the Alpha Institute (in 2015 the German Embassy financed the solar project at the Alpha Institute) the Alpha Institute received a small grant for their agro-project as part of the landscaping training program existing at the Alpha Institute. This training will be certified in order to increase the job opportunities for boys coming from difficult social and economic conditions.
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
Through the support (1,56 Mio Jam $) of the German Embassy, on October 19th 2016, ARC (under the umbrella of the The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF))is able to reopen the Adolescent Resource Centre for the Kingston Metropolitan Region and St. Catherine. ...
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).
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.
Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.
App „Auswärtiges Amt“