1. Never forget
  2. A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg G20 Presidency
  3. Second Meeting of the PSSG of the AU in Addis Ababa

Never forget

Together with the Embassy of the State of Israel and many other Embassies and guests, the German Embassy commemorated on 10 February 2017 the victims of the Holocaust.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

G20 Presidency

Germany will assume the G20 Presidency on 1 December 2016.

Second Meeting of the PSSG of the AU in Addis Ababa

Ambassador Schmidt opened Second Meeting of the Police Strategic Support Group of the African Union in Addis Ababa

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Liese Klahn-Albrecht und Thomas Stimmel life in Addis Ababa

German musicians Liese Klahn-Albrecht (piano) and Thomas Stimmel (bass) graced Addis Ababa on 18th and 20th October with two widely recognized concerts. In addition to their performance in the reside...

Waiting periods for visa appointments

Visa appointments: Appointments for Schengenvisa are activated two weeks in advance.  For national Visa you can register in order to get an appointment for your visa application. After the success...

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Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017. The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI).

Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier promises UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi, 61 million Euros for acute crises in Africa

The former Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on 7 November 2016 following his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, in B...

Inauguration of the sound installation “SONIC COMMUNITARY - The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz.” by Emeka Ogboh Julius Nyerere Peace & Security Building of the African Union

On Friday, 4 November – less than a month after the official opening of the new Julius Nyerere Peace and Security Building of the Africa Union by the German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel togeth...

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel inaugurated German-built AU Peace and Security Building

On her visit to Addis Ababa, seat of the African Union, on 11 October 2016 Dr. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, inaugurated the new Julius Nyerere Peace and Security B...

Germany attended 4th Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Border Issues

From 3 - 6 October, African Ministers met to discuss border issues, such as integrated border management, demarcation and delimitation of African borders, at the seat of the African Union in Addis Aba...

"Mobile Health Units" for Ethiopia

On Thursday, 12 August, German Ambassador Joachim Schmidt handed over the keys to 20 so-called "Mobile Health Units" to the UNICEF Resident Representative, Ms. Gillian Mellsop. The 4WD vehicles are pa...

German support of the refugee food assistance in Ethiopia

Below, please find a link to a joint press release of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa and the World Food Programme, Ethiopia Office, about German support of the refugee food assistance in Ethiopia

Important step towards a settlement of the Sudan conflict

After months of negotiations, in the evening of 8 August 2016 the Sudanese opposition groups SPLM-N, JEM-Gibril, SLA-Minni Minnwi and the Umma-party signed the “Roadmap Agreement” devised by the AU Hi...

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

We are on Facebook!

The German Embassy’s new Facebook page went only on 1 August 2016. Find us (and like us ;-) ) on https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyAddis/

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Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

Logo of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.


From now on you have to book an appointment for passport applications and all consular issues under the following link: https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?request_locale=de&locationCode=addi

Visa appointments


To apply for a visa you need an appointment. The booking of an appointment is exclusively done by using the German Embassy’s online booking system. Please find further information on the link below.

Electronic visa application

Every visa applicant, lawyer, refugee worker or any other third person can fill in the visa application online under the following link: https://videx.diplo.de/

Notification for Yemeni visa applicants

Residents of Yemen are entitled to apply for visa at this Embassy. The responsibility for the ability to communicate and for the correct translation of all documents in regard to your visa application into the national language resp. into German bears with you solely. Eventual expenses will be met by you. Furthermore, please note the visa application information on our homepage.

Important Information:

In case the Embassy cannot be reached due to technical problems, please contact the Embassy via the following e-mail address:  addis-abeba%27%diplo%27%de,info

or on the mobile phone numbers listed below.

0911 64 91 07 for visa inquiries only
0912 09 42 26 for Embassy matters.

Ethiopian-German calendar 2009-2016/2017

Handbook Facts about Germany

You will find everything to know about German in the new handbook "Facts about Germany", now also available electronically.

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The Berlinale Africa Hub

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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?