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Ambassador Ossowski visits the Marshall Islands

German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski presented his letters of credence to His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, in the capital city of Majuro. During his visit, Ambassador Ossowski reaffirmed Germany’s commitment to work together with the Marshall Islands in order to achieve substantial results at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris in November 2015.


The legal and consular section (including the visa section) will be closed for the public on December 22-23 and 29, 2014. The Embassy will also be closed during the Christmas holidays and will be open for business on 02 January 2015. Please check the overview of the official holidays 2014 for complete details.


Christmas in Germany

Christmas - no other celebration exerts such a far-reaching influence on all aspects of German life. It is as if public life in all its manifestations is moving towards these holidays. No-one can escape the influence of this great festival.

Photo: Fulvio Zanettini/ADH

From Day One after Yolanda until today: solid German support for rehabilitation continues

Since the onset of Yolanda, Germany has been relentless in the outpour of support for those devastated by the typhoon. German humanitarian relief organizations have been among the first who reached the Philippines from abroad to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Until today, German relief organizations have been working non-stop in the typhoon-stricken areas.

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German Parliamentary State Secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel visits the Philippines

Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Mr. Hans-Joachim Fuchtel paid an official visit to the Philippines from 27 to 29 October 2014.   The State Secretary was received by Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario. He held political talks also with National Economic Development Authority Secretary Arsenio Balisacan and Department of Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran.

German football All-Stars play vs Philippine football greats in Manila

German football all-stars and former national team players were in Manila to play the football greats of the Philippines last October 18 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The German squad – composed of 1990 FIFA World Champion Guido Buchwald and 1996 European Champion Dieter Eilts, among others, displayed superb football skills as they triumphed 13-0 against the Philippine selection.

12th German Ambassador’s Cup

The 12th German Ambassador’s Cup was successfully held on 11 October 2014 at Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club in Calamba, Laguna. The tournament, organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) together with the German Embassy Manila, was made distinct by this year’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.

Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines and German-Philippine friendship that goes back a long way

A reception hosted by German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski on the 03 of October at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines. About 600 distinguished guests from the fields of politics, business and culture attended the reception. Mr. Michael Glos, former German Minister for Economics and Technology, had come from Germany to convey greetings of the German people on this festive occasion.

The Philippine President in the Federal Chancellery

60 years ago Germany and the Philippines established their diplomatic relations. Today we see common values and strong international ties between the two countries, as mentioned by Angela Merkel on the occasion of her meeting with the Philippine President Benigno Aquino.

Auswärtiges Amt

German-Philippine agreements signed

During the visit to Germany by the President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, several bilateral agreements were signed at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (19 September). Among other things, the foundation for the establishment of a German-Philippine chamber of commerce was laid.

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More than 250 health facilities to benefit from German grant after Typhoon Yolanda

The German government has provided 2,8 million Euros (Php 160 million) for medical equipment and supplies of healthcare facilities affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. More than 70 Hospitals and 170 Rural Health Units in region 4B and the Visayas will benefit from the project.

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

Official Holidays


You can find an overview of the official holidays 2014 here.

Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines

This year, the Philippines and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.Marking this special anniversary are a series of events

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!

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General information on the job placement procedures for qualified nurses to Germany

Philippinische Schwestern freuen sich �ber bestandene Pr�

Since July 2013, qualified Filipino nurses may be employed in Germany. Below are more information about the job placement procedures and the visa application process for qualified nurses:

Welcoming Immigrants to Germany

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Germany welcomes immigrants. But do they really feel welcome? What can the Germans do to help immigrants establish a new home? German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and guests debated how to create a new welcome culture for Germany at a podium discussion in Stuttgart.