1. Mauerfall und Einheit Reception on the occasion of the Day of German Unity on 6 October 2016
  2. Eco Expo Asia Join the German Pavilion at Hong Kong's Eco Expo Asia (26-29 October 2016)!
  3. 15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business 15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business 2016 – register now!
Mauerfall und Einheit

Reception on the occasion of the Day of German Unity on 6 October 2016

Since 1990, 3 October has been the Day of German Unity. Since that day Germany has been reunited. The peaceful revolution of the people of the GDR brought down the wall that had divided Germany into east and west. The reunification process is without historical precedent. On 6 October 2016, the annual reception on the occasion of the Day of German Unity took place in the "Island Shangri-La" hotel, which numerous representatives from the political, business, cultural and science sectors as well as the media attended. Read the speech by Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, the messages from Federal President Joachim Gauck and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and further information on the official celebrations on the Day of German Unity in Germany (in German only) in the links below.

Eco Expo Asia

Join the German Pavilion at Hong Kong's Eco Expo Asia (26-29 October 2016)!

The Eco Expo Asia, the leading international trade platform for green business in Asia, will take place for the eleventh time from 26 October until 29 October at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in conjunction with the Environment Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, the fair will focus on the theme "Green Solutions for a Changing Climate" this year and feature environmental protection products, services and technologies in areas including Air & Water Quality, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building, Waste Management & Recycling and Eco-friendly Products. In 2015, a total of 320 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions and 12,385 professional buyers were present at the fair. German Industry and Commerce is now calling for participation in a German Pavilion at this year's fair with the aim to maximise the effectiveness of participation by German companies to showcase the latest climate management solutions. The application deadline is 5 September 2016. For further details, please refer to the attachment and the website of the Expo.

15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business

15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business 2016 – register now!

The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK 2016) is Germany’s flagship biennial gathering with a focus on trade, investment and private sector co-operation, and will take place from 3 November to 5 November 2016 for the first time in Hong Kong. Supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, will co-chair the APK and invited top-level decision makers from German and Asian politics and business to the conference. For more information on the APK, click on the following links.


Online appointment system for visa applications

Starting from 19 September 2016, all visa applicants are required to book their appointments through our FREE online system.

Please note every applicant must book a separate time slot. For example, a family of 5 has to book 5 time slots if they all want to apply for a visa. Families and groups may book different time slots on one day, but will be interviewed within one time frame if possible.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your reference number, date and time of your appointment.

Please be on time for your scheduled appointment. If you arrive late, you will not be admitted.

We recommend you read the information below carefully in order to be fully prepared for your appointment.

If you do not have all the required documents with you on your appointment, you will have to schedule a new appointment through the online system.

All applications must be submitted in person.

If you wish to cancel your scheduled appointment, you will have to wait 24 hours after cancellation until the system allows you to book a new appointment.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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Increasing difficulty for European companies to open bank accounts in Hong Kong

In view of the increasing difficulty for European companies, especially start-ups and new operators, to open bank accounts in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stresses that customers must be treated fairly and no legitimate companies should be rejected from opening bank accounts in Hong Kong. It is encouraged that companies file complaints with the HKMA's Complaints Handling Centre when their applications for bank accounts are rejected. Complaints can be lodged via the HKMA link below:

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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Poll: Germany retains positive image

Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...

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Germany continues to attract talent and investment and takes first position in 2014's Nation Brands Index

According to the "Nation Brands Index 2014" by the nation branding expert Simon Anholt and the market research institute GfK, Germany performed, as in previous years, outstandingly well as one of the world's strongest and most well-rounded nations. Having scored a second place last year, Germany came out on top this year, for the second time in the ten-year history of the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index. Germany achieved a consistently positive rating. As expected, the global perception of Germany's sporting excellence has risen significantly after Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But Germany also enjoys strong gains in areas of honest and competent governance, investment climate and social equality.

The report, which measures the strength and attractiveness of the image of 50 nations, is based on interviews of a total of 20,000 adults in 20 countries.

Online appointment system for visa applications

To make an appointment to apply for a visa, please use our FREE online appointment system:

Notice of Visa and Consular Section


Please note that guns, cameras, knives, mobile phones, suitcases/big bags or tablet computers are not allowed into the Visa and Consular Section.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Consul General

Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff

Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong has been headed by Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff since July 2013.

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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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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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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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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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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?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World