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Important notice for all visa applicants !!!

All appointments for the submission of visa applications are exclusively booked through the online appointment system of the German Foreign Ministry.

The appointment service is easy to use, accessible all over the world at any time and is completely free of charge.

We are currently experiencing a severe increase in the number of visa applications we receive, so we must expect longer waiting times for appointments. To avoid last-minute difficulties, we recommend you set your appointment as soon as you can. For Schengen-visas (short term visas), you can set your appointment up to 8 weeks ahead of your application date, and submit your application up 3 months ahead of your planned travel date.

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Supporting Syria London 2016

Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...

Liceo de Cagayan University High School confirmed as PASCH school

Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Liceo de Cagayan University (LdCU) High School extended their partnership to promote the continuous teaching and learning of German language upon the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 22, 2016 by both parties. The renewal of the MoU paves the way for further strengthening of the cooperation under the program "Schools: Partners of the Future" (PASCH) of Germany´s Federal Foreign Office.

Ceremonial Handover of Scholarship Grants to eight DAAD-SEARCA Scholars

Twelve Southeast Asian nationals from four different countries received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship grant through the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to pursue their graduate studies at the University of the Philippines Los Baños for the current school year. The ceremonial handing over of eight grants was held by Ambassador Thomas Ossowski at a luncheon hosted at the German Club Manila.

25 Years of German Unity

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski and Parliamentary State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Energy Mrs. Brigitte Zypries hosted a reception celebrating 25 Years of German Unity. The event, graced by the presence of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Madame Gretchen del Rosario, was attended by about 500 distinguished guests from politics, business and culture.

Violin Concert at the Residence of the German Ambassador

On 21 September, Germany-based violin wunderkind Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez took center stage at the residence of German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski. Accompanied by renowned pianist Greg Zuniega, he showcased works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Joachim, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The formidable programme further included pieces like Dr. José Rizal-Kabayao´s “La Deportacion”, Maurice Ravel´s “Tzigane” and “La Capricieuse” by Edward Elgar.


Ambassador Ossowski attends blessing of German-funded Gawad Kalinga project

The German government supported a Gawad Kalinga (GK) resettlement site through the construction of a community center which aims to establish a social network among resettlers of a GK village in Quezon City.

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Conference on Climate Change in Micronesia

Germany supported the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau by funding a quadrilateral conference in Pohnpei, Micronesia, where the participating states can coordinate their political agendas for the upcoming climate change negotiations in Paris and expand their capacities on how to access funds for adaptation and mitigation measures.


German Dual Training System in the Philippines

The dual vocational training system is the most common approach of vocational training in Germany which produces highly qualified specialists and executives.

World Food Programme receives German funding for Php 35M Emergency Preparedness Project

Through the Federal Foreign Office Germany is supporting the project “Forecast-Based Emergency Preparedness for Climate Risks” of the World Food Programme (WFP) which will be implemented in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal and Haiti/Dominican Republic. The project aims to improve the country’s disaster preparedness and response capabilities.


The Philippines become a focal partner of Germany’s International Climate Initiative

The Philippines become a focal partner of Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Southeast Asia with a portfolio including 10 bilateral projects summing up to more than 41 million Euros ( 2 billion Php) funding volume (including upcoming projects in 2015/2016) as well as 28 regional and global projects with a component in the Philippines.

Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany

Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany is a website that intends to support Filipinos who prepare for a life in Germany. The website features content specifically designed for Filipinos and includes a video series, fun quizzes and Filipino success stories in Germany. The website is available not only in English and German, but also in Filipino languages, including Tagalog and Cebuano.

Filipino nurses to Germany

Philippine nurses for Germany

The recruitment of qualified Philippine nurses is alleviating the nursing shortage in Germany and reducing unemployment in the nurses’ country of origin. The migrants’ remittances and the transfer of know-how contribute to development in the Philippines.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski

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!

German Institutions in the Philippines

CTBTO – “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty” Exhibition

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Within the system of nuclear disarmament and anti-proliferation, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – CTBT – is an important factor. Supervising it is the CTBTO in Vienna. The organisation has a worldwide net of measuring stations. Germany is strongly involved.