Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consulate of the Philippines in Hesse is located in the land mark building of Zahnfabrik

Bad Nauheim. It started its consular operations  on July 1,  2017.


Frankfurterstr. 70

D-61231 Bad Nauheim

Bundesland Hessen, Germany

Tel.: +49 6032 9661-250

Fax: +49 6032 9661-123

E-Mail: konsul@steintreu.de

Office hours: 9.00 am to 12.00 am Monday through Friday.

The Consul ad honorem

The consulate is headed by Mr. Torsten Griess-Nega, Honorary Consul  
whose jurisdiction is over the Federal State of Hesse.

Honorary Consul Griess-Nega has a long standing relationship with the Republic of the Philippines. For many years he was the Chairman of a manufacturing firm in Manila. Until the present, he travels regularly to Manila from Germany and has developed a great familiarity with the Filipino people. "I know the Filipino soul…" he once said.

In Germany, Honorary Consul Griess-Nega has been an active member of civil society organizations for many years. His achievements range from co-founder of private Universities (he was the President of the INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig for over 10 years) to heading a restructuring consultancy firm for more than 20 years, which did extensive work for the Berlin Government. Today he is still Chairman or member of the Board of Directors of many companies, among them Zahnfabrik Bad Nauheim, a company with a more than 100 years history.

He holds a Diploma of the University of Hamburg (Economics) and is a MBA graduate of the elite university INSEAD. He is married to Dipl. Kauffrau, Dipl. Volkswirtin Heike Griess-Nega and has 4 children.

"I am delighted to welcome Consul Torsten Griess-Nega a.h., into our Team Philippines in Germany and look forward to the reopening of an Honorary Consulate for the State of Hesse. Our public services can now be fully rendered once more to Filipinos and Germans in the State. Mr. Griess-Nega's sterling qualifications make him an ideal representative of the Philippines in Hesse," remarked Ambassador Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek.

Foto: Consul a.h. Griess-Nega, Landtagspräsident Kartmann, H.E. Ambassador Thomeczek,

Ministerpräsident Bouffier

Our Consular Services:

  • Visas for Germans and other Nationalities residing in Hesse
  • Travel Documents (Loss of Passport)
  • Civil Registry Reports
  •  Report of Birth
  •  Report of Marriage
  •  Report of Death / Consular Mortuary Certificates
  • Authentication of Documents
  • Notarials, Affidavits (including Special Power of Attorney) etc.
  • Other Certifications
  • Other Services
  • Jail visits (Institutions of Detention)
  • Airport Assistance for visiting Dignitaries
  • Download of Application Forms


Honorary Consulate in Hessen, Bad Nauheim


The Ambassador

Ambassador Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines

to the Federal Republic of Germany (from January 2015 to January 2018)

Chargé d´Affaires:

Minister Lilibeth Pono.


Responsibility of the Embassy:                          

Besides representing the Philippines in Germany, the embassy takes care of political and security issues for the Philippines, does economic and cultural diplomacy work community relations, public diplomacy and assistance to nationals. The Embassy has a large consular section.

Consular Section of the Embassy:

The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin offers the following services:

  • E-Passports
  • Renewal of Passports
  • Amendment of Passports
  • Application/Finger-printing for NBI Clearance
  • Certificates of Identity & Registration
  • Non-Immigrant Visas 9 (a), 9 (c), 9 (e), 47 (A)-(2)
  • Immigrant Visas 13 (c), 13 (g)
  • Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage
  • Certificate of Re-Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship ( including Oath of Allegiance )
  • Verification of Employment Contracts of Filipino OSWs
  • Waiver of the Use of a Philippine Flag Carrier and PD1466

Address of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines:                        

Embassy of the Philippines

Haus Cumberland
Kurfürstendamm 194
D - 10707 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 86 49 500
Internet: www.philippine-embassy.de

Trade Promotion

The Department of Trade and Industry has seven (7) major functional groups composed of bureaus that provide support to DTI's line agencies and are involved in line operations, which deliver business and consumer services directly to the stakeholders and the public. These functional groups are:

Office of the Secretary (OSEC) - Provides full support and efficient coordination of information to the DTI Secretary and among the functional groups of the Department

Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)  - Established in support of Agenda 3 of the President's 0+10 socio-economic agenda to increase competitiveness and ease of doing business.

Consumer Protection Group (CPG) - In-charge of the enforcement of laws to protect consumers, consumer education, and formation of consumer groups.

Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG)  -
Responsible for trade and industry policy formulation and implementation of the Manufacturing Resurgence Program.

Management Services Group (MSG) - Delivers effective, adequate, and timely services to clients in the shortest possible time and at the least cost. It also provides industry policies and coordinates and monitors the implementation of the operating plans and programs of the agenda provides an overall information and communication support.

 Regional Operations Group (ROG) - Responsible for the field operations of the DTI in the regions and provinces.

 Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) - Responsible for DTI's export and investment development program.

Philippine Trade and Investment Center

Embassy of the Philippines

Rankestr. 26,

D-10789 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 8800-7719 / 8867-7499

Fax: +49 30 8867-7501

E-Mail: berlin@dti.gov.ph / berlin@philippinetrade.org

Skype: ptic-berlin

Internet: www.philippine-embassy.de


Areas of Coverage:

Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Russia

Tourism Promotion

The Department of Tourism (DOT) shall be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.


Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT)

Kaiserhofstraße 7

D-60313 Frankfurt


Tel.: +49 69 20893

Fax: +49 69 285127

E-Mail: info@diephilippinen.de

Internet: www.diephilippinen.de


Areas of Coverage:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia

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