1. Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust
  2. Project Human Rights in Ethiopian Prisons
  3. Accessibility of the German Embassy

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Project Human Rights in Ethiopian Prisons

Human-rights based training measures for Ethiopian prison staff

Accessibility of the German Embassy

The German Embassy took an important step towards unhindered accessibility

Latest News

Equipment Assistance for Ethiopian Youth Football Teams

The German Embassy supports the Kebena Youth Football Team for Health and the Cartrex Health Team club’s endeavours by a donation of sports articles for both teams. The generous donations were made po...

Workshop on career perspectives for students of the German language in Ethiopia

German plays an increasingly important role on the African continent. This is on the one hand due to the increasing interest of German companies in African markets, and on the other the fruit of the l...

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German support in response to the severe effects of the current drought

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has committed 41,300,000 Euro (app. 959 million ETB) in response to the severe effects of the current drought in Ethiopia. The German Ambassador Joac...

First ever Humboldt Congress in Ethiopia

‘Connected through Excellence’ is the claim of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation has been funding individual scientists, who excel in their field of study, since 1925 and is partly...

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National Quality Infrastructure Programme (NQI): Its achievements and the future of Ethiopia’s national quality infrastructure

A conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marked the successful completion of the National Quality Infrastructure Programme. Together with Germany, Ethiopia has established international standards for th...

Extended Ethiopian-German Cooperation focussing on Biodiversity

Ahmed Shide, State Minister of the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, and Thomas Terstegen, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, signed two government agre...

Lake Tana: A haven for culture and nature

Lake Tana and its adjacent wetlands are of immense ecological value and provide the basis for the means of existence for millions of people. UNESCO in Paris decided on 19 June 2015 to recognize Laka T...

Germany pledges 65 Mio. EUR to the African Union

Kick-start of new “Skills Initiative for Africa”, to create jobs and income opportunities for Africa’s youth; further support for peace & security as well as infrastructure programs

Vocational Training of 192 Ethiopian Elite Football Trainer

The Ethiopian-German Football Long-Term Project, supported by the German Foreign Office, successfully concluded a training cycle for 192 Ethiopian elite football trainer in November. Most recently 23 ...

Film screening "Train to Freedom"

On the occasion of the International Human Rights’ Day, the German Embassy and the Goethe Institute in Addis Ababa jointly screened the film “Train to Freedom”, followed by a discussion with drinks an...

Training Journalists on Climate Change

On Saturday 28 November a workshop for journalists funded by the Climate Fund of the German Embassy took place in the Kaleb Hotel, organised by the embassy's partner PANOS. The aim of the workshop was...

Project One by Samuel Yirga live in concert

What do you get if you mix traditional Ethiopian music with jazz, reggae, dub, latin, funk and classical music? The Ethiopian piano virtuoso Samuel Yirga gave the answer on Saturday 28 November at the...

It’s time for women’s football in Ethiopia

Concluding a three week training course to further women’s football in Ethiopia, over 70 female trainers and sports teachers received their certificates in a solemn ceremony at the Youth Sports Academ...

German Ethiopian Relations through the ages

The illustrated book "Photos as Historical Witnesses" offers a glimpse into 110 years of German-Ethiopian Relations to the general public. The book, financed by the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, was ...

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25 Years of German Unity at the Ambassador’s residence

More than 600 guests from Ethiopian politics, business and civil society, the diplomatic corps and the German community in Ethiopia followed the invitation of Ambassador Joachim Schmidt and Dr Barbara...

3,000 young marathon runners celebrate „25 Years of German Unity” in Addis Ababa

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Day of German Unity the German Embassy in Addis Ababa in cooperation with the German Cooperation Development Office (GIZ) and “Great Ethiopian Run” organ...

The Ambassador

Joachim Schmidt

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.

Important notice - Service of the Legal and Consular Section reduced

The service of the Legal and Consular Section including the Visa Section of the German Embassy is from now on reduced.

For inquiries in legal and consular affairs (e.g. applications for passports and collection thereof, certification of driving licences, post-legalizations, legalization of copies etc.) please contact from now on until further notice the main gate at the German Embassy, not the gate at the Legal and Consular Section.

Visa-applicants please report as usual to the entrance gate of the Visa Section.

We ask for your kind understanding and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Legal and Consular Section  

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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.

Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture.