Welcome to Germany

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“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.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa requirements

Please note that there is no legal right to be issued with a visa/ residence permit even if all required documents are submitted. The final decision will be taken by the Embassy after thorough evaluation of your application.  Kindly note that according to the German aliens law applicants are required to submit the visa application in person. Special exceptions may apply, e.g. for holders of diplomatic or special passports.

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Information about Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, to study or work - if so, you are in the right place to find out more!

Deutsche Nationalhymne Audio File

National Anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany

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Deutsche Welle World

Deutsche Welle's online service is one of three media that make up Germany's international broadcaster: DW-RADIO and DW-TV complete the picture. The DW-WORLD.DE/English team focuses its coverage on news and information in the areas of current affairs, business, culture and science from Germany and Europe


www.visitBerlin.tv online

www.visitBerlin.tv presents news, up-to-date event tips and an entertaining programme about sightseeing, culture, hotels, shopping. The English programme is the first internet TV station of a German travel destination.

Welcome to Germany

Two cyclists at the bank of the Elbe river in Magdeburg look at cruise ship "Dresden".

Time and weather in Germany

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

List of states whose citizens require visas to enter Germany - overview

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General information about visa requirements and procedure by the Federal Foreign Office


Working in Germany

For details of the "Green card" initiative for IT specialists and more information on the general requirements for working in Germany, your are invited to visit the homepage of the Foreign Office.