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Important

As of today (11/06/15) all visa applications for groups of 5 or more applicants will only be processed upon prior appointment (to be arranged via phone).
Visa application documents can be handed in in advance for pre-check, but the applications will only be processed at the time of the appointment.
Please note that there will be waiting time for such appointments.

Vientianale - International Film Festival Vientiane (March 12 - 15, 2015)

During the closing night of this year’s edition of the Vientianale Film Festival, Ambassador Michael Grau handed over the Audience Prize to Ms. Anoulek Douangdala and her team for “Whose Daughter” one...

Germany supports Vientianale Film Festival

On Friday, February 20th Ambassador Michael Grau signed a contract with the organizers of the Vientianale Film Festival 2015 edition that will open its doors on March 12th for three days in a row.

Lao garment industry (Vientiane, February 24th, 2015)

On February 24th, Ambassador Michael Grau visited the EUROTECH Co. Ltd. Textile Printing company, one of the still few German investments in Laos. With high-quality printing techniques for textiles, E...

Signing ceremony for Phase III – Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP) (Vientiane, March 3rd, 2015)

On March 3rd, representatives of the GIZ – German implementing agency for Germany’s official development aid, the Bank of Lao P.D.R. and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) signed a contract for continuing German support in facilitating access to finance for the poor in rural areas in Laos.

German Angels for Children (AFC) Foundation supporting 3 Lao public schools in Ban Sikeud and Gan Phang Haeng, Vientiane Province (Vientiane, Monday March 2nd, 2015)

On March 2nd, 2015, Ambassador Michael Grau and his wife Marie Guillot visited three public Lao schools, the Primary School in Ban Sikeud and the Primary and a Secondary School in Ban Phang Haeng (Rou...

University cooperation between Germany and Laos (Vientiane, February 25th, 2015)

Ambassador Grau received a delegation comprising representatives of the German Universities in the cities of Siegen and Dresden who came to Laos for starting new cooperation projects with the National University of Laos (NUoL) under the headings:

Modern equipment and renovated classrooms for vocational Teacher Education Department at National University of Laos (Vientiane, February 25th, 2015)

The Vocational Teacher Education Department (VTED) at the Faculty of Engineering received new equipment and renovated classrooms and workshops in order to provide better quality education for its stud...

Khammouan

Handover of a library building in Bouang Sanetheuang, Khammouane Province

During his initial visit of Khammouane province, the Ambassador attended a handing-over ceremony in Bouang Sanetheuang. A library building, placed in and managed by the local Vat, had been built with funds made available by the Embassy to the NPA DECA that operates from the Learning House in Vientiane.

DVV-VHS-Deutscher Volkshochschulverband – hosts ASPBAE executive council meeting in Vientiane (February 12th, 2015)

Together with Deputy Minister Lytou Bouapao (Ministry of Education and Sports) and Prof. Dr. Heribert Hinzen, Regional Director of DVV International, Ambassador Michael Grau welcomed the participants to the Asia South Pacific Associations for Basic Adult Education (ASPBAE) executive council meeting from 9 – 11 February 2015 in Vientiane.

German language certificates for Students of the National University of Laos

German language certificates – Sprachzertifikate Deutsch - for Students of the National University of Laos (February 12th, 2015)

35 German language students of the German department at the National University of Laos visited the Embassy of Germany on February 12th to meet the Ambassador and discuss study and job perspectives with regard to Germany.

Handover Primary School Naming Village, Longxane District, Xaysomboune Village

Handing over of Primary school buildings in Namying Village (Longxane District) and Long Khene (Vientiane Province, Jan. 19th and 30th, 2015)

On Monday,  January 19th, Ambassador Michael Grau attended  the handing-over of a primary school building in Namying Village. The funds were made available by the German based foundations “Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken” und “Mirja-Sachs-Stiftung” and by “Viktor and friends”.

Mr. Michael Zinn, Deputy Chief of Mission (German Embassy Vientiane), handing over the trophy to the LGFA-team.

Lao German Friendship Society 2nd at Football tournament of Friendship associations (Vientiane)

On January 24th, 2015, the team of the Lao German Friendship Association (LGFA) ranks 2nd at the annual football tournament of Friendship Associations in Laos. Most members of LGFA were trained in the...

European ECCIL Chamber of Commerce in Vientiane receives delegation of German company representatives from Thailand (Vientiane, January 21st – 22nd, 2015)

On January 21st, Ambassador Michael Grau attended a briefing session set up by the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR. Executive Director Dr. Ramon Bruesseler informed visiting representatives of German and European companies based in Thailand about new trends in Lao economic politics in the field of investment promotion and on perspectives related with the establishment of the AEC – ASEAN Economic Community.

German – Lao Cooperation lifelong leraning

German – Lao Cooperation the field of skills development and lifelong learning (Vientiane, January 14th, 2015)

On January 14th 2015 Professor Dr. Heribert Hinzen, representing the German Adult Education Association (DVV International) presenter a yearly calendar and diary to Vice-Minister Lytou Boaupao, representing the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

December 15th, 2014 – 2 years since the disappearance of Sombath Somphone (Vientiane)

Ambassador Michael Grau attended, in the morning of December 15th, a commemorative ceremony, dedicated to the civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who disappeared in Vientiane on December 15th, 2012. Investigations, carried out by Lao authorities, also on the request of many of its foreign partners, have so far not proven successful.

Piano students' concert at German Embassy (Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014)

Piano students of teacher Jordana Bounxouey (Vientiane) performed in a year-end-concert for parents, relatives and invited guests in the Cultural Hall of the German Embassy in Vientiane. The instrument used was the Embassy's Grotrian Steinweg grand piano, made in Germany.

5 years partnership Lao Women’s Union – Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (Sparkassenstiftung)

On December 12th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Grau spoke at the Ceremonial session celebrating the 5th anniversary of the partnership project between the Lao Women’s Union and the German Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation.

Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe – BGR – organizes workshop on „State Management of Mining Activities in ASEAN Countries“ (Vientane, November 25th-27th, 2014)

On November 25th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Grau addressed the participants of a regional seminiar on State management of mining activities. The event was cohosted by the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and funded by the German Government under its German-Lao development cooperation scheme.

Terminvergabe

Important note to the visa application process

From now onwards, you are requested to book an appointment by telephone for visa application on Mondays.

VIS - Visa Information System

Important note to the visa application process

The introduction of the VIS makes various changes to the visa application process necessary: From November 14th onwards, people applying for a visa must apply in person, so that the necessary biometric data - ten fingerprints and a digital photo - can be collected. For further information please click below:

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Keep in touch with alumni from Germany!

Are you a foreign scholar who has studied, taught or done research in Germany? If so, you are part of an extensive international network that you could use to keep in touch with friends and colleagues and to hone your professional skills.

 

To help you make the most of this network, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's largest organization for the promotion of academic exchange, has set up a website to help you make and maintain contacts with other "Germany alumni".

Preventing corruption

The Directive Concerning the Prevention of Corruption in the Federal Administration of 30 July 2004 lays down the legal framework for the anti-corruption tasks at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters and at German missions abroad. The Directive is intended to offer clear and concise guidelines on honest, fair and transparent actions by the federal administration.

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Vientiane:
(02.07.2015)
37 °C

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News from Germany

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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