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Facts about Germany

Facts About Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Arrival of a flight with 125 voluntary returnees on board

Press release on return flight on 24 February 2016

Today, 125 Afghan citizens return to Afghanistan: After a difficult way to Germany in the hands of people smugglers they realized that their future is in Afghanistan and that they are needed in their home country.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany's OSCE Chairmanship 2016

As of 1 January 2016, Germany assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE).

International contact group meeting for Afghanistan in Istanbul

Meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan Istanbul, Turkey, 5 June 2016

Members of the International Contact Group (ICG) met on 5 June 2016 in Istanbul to discuss the political, security, and economic situation in Afghanistan.

Flaggen vor dem Europa-Parlament in Straßburg

05.10.2016: Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

On 5 October, up to 70 countries and 30 international organizations will attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

Migrants and refugees situation in Idomeni

Migration and Repatriation

Legal migration to Germany is only possible under certain conditions. The asylum procedure is not a means of achieving this end.

Statement on bomb attack in Kabul

The bomb attack at the centre of Kabul, which has caused many deaths and several hundred injuries, appals us. It is an attack on the Afghan people, who long for peaceful and secure lives...

Project AMEA - Ceremony for Graduates April 2016

15 Geology and Mining lecturers complete German Study Programme

Kabul, 1st May 2016 – 15 lecturers from four Afghan universities completed a two-month study programme at the Bergakademie Technical University at Freiberg, Germany, one activity amongst a wide range of training measures organised by the German funded programme for Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA).

Erster deutsch-irakischen Bachelorstudiengang

Government negotiations: Creating prospects to provide viable options to flight and for returning to Afghanistan

Press release of 15.04.2016 | With German assistance, measures will be carried out to further improve the prospects for the people living in Afghanistan and to provide greater assistance for returnees. That is the agreement arrived at by representatives of the two countries following talks in Kabul about future development cooperation.

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."

Portrait von Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...

ATTENTION - NEW

As of October 05, 2015 you need to book an appointment in order to apply for a German passport.

Appointments can be booked, free of charge, through this website.
EVERY applicant needs their own appointment. This applies also to each minor child.
Please read the information regarding the application of German passport on this website carefully.

Ms. Zainab Hussaini receives the award

Afghan Woman of the Year Award 2016

For the third consecutive year, the embassies of Germany and France in Afghanistan awarded, on March 8, International Day of Women's Rights, the Franco-German Prize for Afghan Woman of the Year.

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Exhibition of glazed tiles at the Embassy

Ambassador Potzel together with Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan, opened an exhibition of high quality color glazed tiles, designed and produced by young Afghan apprentices in the historic city of Balkh.

Ambassador Potzel at the opening ceremony

Opening of IT Competence Center of Afghanistan

Ambassador Potzel together with the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Farida Momand opened the first IT Competence Center of Afghanistan in the former DAAD guesthouse on the premises of the Ministry of Higher Education.

Ambassador Potzel at the launch of the textbook

Public Administration Textbook Launch

Ambassador Potzel spoke at the launch of the first published ACSI (Afghanistan Civil Service Institute) textbooks for Afghan Civil Servants as part of the ongoing project “Strengthening Public Administration” (SPA), funded by the German Foreign Office.

Ambassador Potzel at the founding ceremony for the new NGO

New NGO to steer German-supported Afghan schools in Kabul

On February 15th Ambassador Potzel welcomed guests to celebrate the newly founded NGO “Afghan Education for Excellence Organisation” (AEFEO) which will work to improve the quality of the three German-supported schools in Kabul - Amani, Aishe-e Durani and Lycee Jamhuriat - to become schools of excellence.

Distribution of household items by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe’s winter emergency relief projects in Afghanistan

The bitter Afghan winter is especially harsh on the internally displaced persons (IDPs). With sub-zero temperatures, people, who in many cases are forced to spend the winter beneath tarpaulins or in simple shelters in informal settlements in Kabul, suffer greatly. This is where Welthungerhilfe’s winter emergency relief projects provide support.

Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Thomas de Maiziere, Ambassador Markus Potzel and President Dr. Ashraf Ghani

Minister of the Interior visits Afghanistan

On 1 and 2 February 2016, the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr Thomas de Maizière, visited the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, where he held political talks and learned about German-Afghan police cooperation in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif.

Address, Contacts & Office Hours

Here you will find address, contacts and office hours of the embassy and how to reach us in case of emergency.

Online Appointment System

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Visa appointments at the Embassy can only be made online. Please use your current passport number only. Any attempt to make more than one appointment with different passport numbers will lead to the rejection of your application. Please also ensure that your passport number, your e-mail address, etc. are filled out correctly, otherwise you will lose your appointment.

#RumoursAboutGermany - Public awareness campaign in Afghanistan

Billboard in Kabul

As part of its work to counter the rumours and untruths circulated by human traffickers, the Federal Foreign Office has launched a poster campaign in Afghanistan. Using posters and social media, the campaign is geared to Afghans who are considering fleeing to Germany. The aim is to prevent them risking their lives by deciding to flee to Germany on the basis of false information.

Global Media Forum

Global Media Forum

The German Foreign Office supports the 9th ‪Global Media Forum‬ June 13-15, 2016 in Bonn, Germany - Registration starts on March 15, 2016.

Asian Development Bank

Skyline of Frankfurt at night

Germany is a founding member of both the Asian Development Bank (ADB), founded in 1966 in Manila (Philippines), and of the Asian Development Fund (ADF) founded in 1973.