1. Mingalabar - Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon
  2. Kloster am Inle
  3. 60 Jahre Deutschland - Myanmar

Mingalabar - Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Yangon. In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. With its good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes combining age old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone - so why not pay us a visit?

Important

Money Supply in Myanmar

The Embassy would like to point out that credit cards in general can hardly be used as a method of payment in Myanmar. Airlines and most hotels only accept US Dollar in cash. The dollar bills need to be in a pristine state (not folded, bent or labeled). It is now possible to withdraw money from ATM machines all over the country (3 x 300.000,- Kyats = approx. 900 Euro) using a Master/Visa Card with pin code or a Maestro-/Cirrus debit card. However, not all debit cards work. Please check with your bank before travelling.

Individual Travels to Myanmar

The German Embassy does not provide travel information of any kind. Please refer to the travel and security information provided by the Federal Foreign Office.

Kindly refrain from contacting the Embassy in tourist matters.

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Botschafter Weber-Lortsch

Interview with H.E. Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch

Myanmar Business Today: Interview with the German Ambassador.

Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors Program

In the run-up to the 51st edition in 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the third round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors program. Through an essay contest, three dedicated students or young professionals will be given the opportunity to attend next year's MSC. The program is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1986.

More information can be found here.

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel mit Präsident Thein Sein

President Thein Sein in Berlin

Myanmar's President Thein Sein is on an official state visit to Germany.

Mutter und Kind aus einem Bildschirm

News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet

Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.

forces off nature

Sustainable Water Management

Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners 2015

Please consult the download flyer and the link to the German Academic Exchange Service for more information.

opening cenremony

Centre of Excellence for Urban and Regional Development

On 28th July 2014, the "Centre of Excellence for Urban and Regional Development" was offically opened at the University of Yangon.

Eröffnung der Räume des Myanmar Journalism Institute

Opening of the Myanmar Journalism Institute

On July 14th, the Myanmar Journalism Institut (MJI) was officially opened by the Frech and the German Ambassadors.

Goldener Brief

Cultural Treasure goes high tech: The Golden Letter from Myanmar as a 3 D scan

A precious artefact from Myanmar was presented to the public at the Federal Foreign Office for the first time ever on 12 November 2013 in the form of an elaborate 3D scan: the Golden Letter sent by King Alaungphaya of Burma to George II, King of Britain and Elector of Hanover, in 1756. Today the original is kept at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover.

VIS - Visa Information System

important new visa regulation

With effect from 14 November 2013, all Schengen States will start to collect and exchange biometric data in a collective Schengen Visa Information System (VIS).

People applying for a Schengen visa must from this date on apply in person, so that the necessary data - ten fingerprints - can be collected. 

Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re-used for further visa applications for five years.

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

Rangun:
(01.11.2014)
33 °C

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
21:27:09 12 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Online Visa Appointment System

Kalender

Starting 21.07.2014 you can only enter the visasection if you have booked an appointment in advance. Your can start to book an appointment already now. Visa appointments at the Embassy can only be made online. Please use your current passport number only. Any attempt to make more than one appointment with different passport numbers will lead to the rejection of your application. Please also ensure that your passport number, your e-mail address, etc. are filled out correctly, otherwise you will lose your appointment.

Time Difference

Zeit

The time difference between Myanmar and Germany during the period of daylight saving time is minus 4 hrs. 30 min., during winter time minus 5 hrs. 30 min.

The Ambassador

Botschafter Weber-Lortsch

Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch

Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de

deutschland.de

Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Engineering

Engineering

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.