Message from the Ambassador
A very warm welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Singapore!
Here my team and I would like to offer you a range of information on Germany and Singapore as well as useful contacts and links. In addition, we provide you with an overview of current topics in Germany as well as important aspects of the German-Singaporean partnership, its bilateral co-operation in politics and economy, in science and culture, and issues related to environmental protection and climate change.
Furthermore, you will find
* information on Germany, including German foreign policies,
* advice regarding visa application as well as work and study opportunities in Germany,
* tips for consular issues and services for German citizen in Singapore,
* information on German institutions in Singapore, and
* information in the areas of economy, culture and environment.
Germany and Singapore are partners in international politics, in science and culture and above all, in trade and investments: With regards to the trade volume Germany is Singapore's most important partner in Europe and, conversely, Singapore is Germany's most important trading partner in Southeast Asia. Approximately 1.600 German companies are represented in Singapore and an estimated 8.000 Germans are living here, among them more than 200 scientists.
I hope you will enjoy the virtual visit of the Embassy. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.
With my best wishes,
Dr Ulrich A. Sante
Ambassador Dr. Ulrich A. Sante was born in Ottawa, Canada on 26 October, 1957. He is married to Christina Sante. They have four sons.
|Since July 2017||Ambassador to Singapore|
|2014 – 2017||Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Germany to NATO, Brussels|
|2012 – 2014||Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Madrid, Spain|
|2009 – 2012||Head of Division, European Common Security and Defence Policy, German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), Berlin|
|2006 – 2009||Head of Press Section, German Embassy in Washington DC, USA|
|2002 – 2006||Deputy Head of Division, Coordination Office for European Foreign and Security Policy, FFO, Berlin|
|1999 – 2002||Served at the Permanent Representation of the EU, Brussels|
|1996 – 1999||Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania|
|1994 – 1996||Served at the German FFO Headquarters in Berlin|
|1991 – 1994||Diplomat at the German Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay|
|1990||Served at the Headquarters of the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin|
|1989||Attended the School of Diplomacy of the German FFO, Bonn|
|1984 - 1988||Obligatory Legal Apprenticeship Period, Intermediate Courts of Appeals, Celle and Berlin (2nd State Law Degree)|
|1976 – 1984||Law, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg and Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität of Bonn (1st State Law Degree)|