Heiko Maas, Federal Foreign Minister since March 2018

The Federal Foreign Minister

On Wednesday, March 14, Heiko Maas has been elected to the new German foreign minister.


Online booking system

In order to reduce the time of waiting and to improve our customer service, we are glad to inform you that beginning with 22nd of April 2018, you will be able to make appointments by our Online booking system. Via this booking system you can make appointments for the applications for German Passports, long-term-visa (e.g. studies, employments, family reunion) as well as other consular services. Please note that appointments for application of Schengenvisa have to be booked still on the Website of the Visa Service Center Al Quabas www.qavisa.com.

European refugee crisis 2016


#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

Muna Al-Fuzai

German UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Muna Al-Fuzai, renowned columnist of the Kuwait Times, took part in a week-long trip to Germany focusing on Cultural Heritage, in particular German UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here you can find two columns on her trip.

VIS - Visa Information System

Visa Information

The German Embassy would like to call upon all travelers to start filing their Schengen visa applications for their annual vacation in Germany from now on and not just a few days before their planned trip in order to avoid any inconveniences. At the moment, appointments at the application Centre Al Qabas can be obtained within 1-2 days – during the summer travel season waiting times of one week or more for an appointment may occur due to high demand.

Did you know that the Embassy has a brand new instagram account?

You can find it under the name germanyinkuwait . It will provide you with information about the work of the Embassy and about important events in Germany as well as in Kuwait. We invite you to follow us, if you already have an account! If you don’t, this would be the perfect opportunity to create one ;-)

German Embassy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has relocated to the following address:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

13009 Kuwait/Kuwait

Al Hamra Tower, 40th floor

Al Shuhada Street

Sharq, Kuwait City

PA: P.O.Box 805 Safat, 13009 Kuwait

Phone: 00 965/ 2205 8955

Fax: 00 965/2205 8966

Email: kuwa%27%diplo%27%de,info

Internet: http://www.kuwait.diplo.de

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Energy transition: Germany’s path into the future

For decades Germany’s energy transition has been the global pioneer in rethinking the topic of climate protection. Since then Germany has been pursuing ambitious goals allowing a clean and sustainable electricity supply. Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) presents a short film about Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution, the Energiewende (energy transition), explaining future plans for a “green” Germany in it. This film well worth seeing can be found on YouTube and used freely via the following link:

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.


Learning German in Kuwait

Dame am Telefon

Call for Kuwaiti companies representing German companies in Kuwait to register at the German Embassy

The German Embassy wishes to extend and update its information basis on German business in Kuwait. Therefore, all Kuwaiti companies acting as an agent for or representing German companies in any other way in Kuwait are invited to register at the Embassy.


Brochure "Dialogue among Civilizations"

Germany is committed to intercultural dialogue with the Islamic world both at the grassroot level and in international fora. The Federal Foreign Office has published a Brochure on this important topic.

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle states in his foreword to the brochure:

"Openness, respect and trust are the pillars for a dialogue between equals and for friendships at all levels in our countries, as well as between Germany and the Islamic world."

Ambassador Karlfried Bergner


Karlfried Bergner is the German Ambassador to Kuwait. The embassy team - together with its German and Kuwaiti partners – promotes the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various sectors such as politics, economy, the media, culture and sports. The civil society is an important partner, too.

Reception on the occasion of the German National Day


On 3 October 2017 Ambassador Karlfried Bergner held a reception on the occasion of the German National Day.

Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed receives German Ambassador

Diwan of Scheikh Nasser Al-Mohamad

His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Shuwaikh Palace, H.E the Ambassador of Germany to the State of Kuwait, Mr. Karlfried Bergner.

Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Service passports between Germany and Kuwait signed


After several years of negotiations, a Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Service passports between Germany and Kuwait was signed yesterday by German Ambassador to Kuwait, Karlfried Bergner, and Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah.

Visa requirements


We want to make your trip to Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.

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Video Archive

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International civilian peace missions of the United Nations

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

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A date with Europe: Open Day 2017 in Foreign Office

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Germany: a nation of cyclists

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The art world is focused on Germany – it’s Documenta14 in Kassel

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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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Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start

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Dual Training in Germany

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Studying as a foreign student in Germany