1. Lee Tung Avenue The German Consulate General Hong Kong wishes a happy Chinese New Year
  2. HKDI Gallery presents: Red Dot Design Exhibition "Homo Ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial" Red Dot Design Exhibition "Homo Ex Data - The Natural of the Artificial"
  3. HKTDC Education & Careers Expo HKTDC Education & Careers Expo (1.2.-4.2.2018)
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The German Consulate General Hong Kong wishes a happy Chinese New Year

Consul General Dieter Lamlé and the entire staff of the German Consulate General Hong Kong wish you and your families a good start into the Year of the Dog. May 2018 be filled with peace and prosperity.

HKDI Gallery presents: Red Dot Design Exhibition "Homo Ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial"

Red Dot Design Exhibition "Homo Ex Data - The Natural of the Artificial"

As robots, drones and virtual reality enter our smart homes, technology has gradually built within us a second nature, an artificial one. HKDI Gallery will showcase over 150 pieces of Red Dot Award-winning products in this exhibition that demonstrates how well-designed technology has become a "new, second nature" to modern human beings and sheds light on how we could use better design to develop smarter technology. The exhibition is currently running until 27 May 2018 at the HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute (3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O). Admission is free. More information about the exhibition can be found in the following link.

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo (1.2.-4.2.2018)

The 28th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will be open to the public, with free admission, from 1 February to 4 February 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 800 exhibitors from various countries and regions will be expected at the Expo. The Consulate General, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Goethe-Institut Hongkong will jointly take part in the Expo again. While the Consulate General will hold a seminar on the Working Holiday Scheme in Germany, the DAAD will showcase a variety of study programmes from summer courses to postgraduate research programmes at German universities, and inform about scholarship opportunities. The Director of the DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau will also hold a seminar on studying in Germany.

EU Statement on the detention of Gui Minhai

"We have been informed of the detention by Chinese authorities of Mr Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen, who was at the time receiving consular assistance from the Swedish authorities, as provided for in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The European Union has raised Mr Gui’s case with the Chinese authorities and publicly on a number of occasions, most notably in January 2016 when the European Union had demanded clarifications on the disappearance and the status of Mr Gui, as well as four other Hong Kong residents associated with the Mighty Current publishing house.

The European Union fully supports the public statement and efforts of the Swedish government. We expect the Chinese authorities to immediately release Mr Gui from detention, allow him to reunite with his family and to receive consular and medical support in line with his rights."

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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.

Job opening at the German Consulate General Hongkong

The German Conuslate General has a job opening in the press section. Application deadline is 28th February 2018. More information can be found in the link below (German only).

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

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former 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.

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.

Essen: The Ruhr Museum

Essen awarded "European Green Capital 2017"

The German city of Essen won the European Green Capital Award for 2017. Essen was singled out for its exemplary practices in protecting and enhancing nature and biodiversity, good management of its acoustic environment and efforts to reduce water consumption. The European Commission handed over the title of European Green Capital from the 2016 holder, Ljubljana, to the city of Essen on 21 January 2017. Find out more about this European Green Capital in the link below.

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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:

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

Sigmar Gabriel

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The Consul General

Consul General Dieter Lamlé

Dieter Lamlé

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong has been headed by Consul General Dieter Lamlé since August 2017.

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