Orientation BOOKLET for FILIPINOS IN germany
Are you new in Germany?
A free orientation booklet containing practical tips and information for newcomers and settlers in Germany is available for you. Information on resident permit web links, filling-up bank SEPA forms, possible Balikbayan freight forwarders, basic German words and many other information about living in Germany may be found in this quick guide. Long-term residents in Germany also find the booklet a useful source of updated information.
The “Orientation Booklet for Filipinos in Germany” was initially launched in 2014 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Philippine-German diplomatic relations. This pocket-sized information booklet is specially tailored for use as a concise general "Guide" on the "basics" to help visiting Filipinos and newly-arrived migrants adapt and integrate in Germany. It contains practical tips and information based on current references and personal experience of the authors (Dr. Jingky Lozano-Kühne and Ms. Maria Renee Juan-Wolff) who also spearheaded the project. The free digital copy has been shared online since May 26, 2014. In cooperation with generous donors, printed copies of the booklets have been produced and turned-over to the Philippine Embassy in Berlin for distribution to its consulates and clientele. Copies of the booklet were also shared with churches and organizations hosting Filipino congregations.
You can download here a free copy of the latest edition of the booklet. Feel free to share this information or post it on your website and social media. The booklet contains a written permission that it can be printed and distributed worldwide for non-commercial purposes.
For any comments/suggestions for future revisions of the booklet, feel free to email the authors at orientbooklet[at]upaagermany[dot]org.
Other useful materials about Germany:
Juan01 Guide to Germany - a booklet for nurses produced by the Goethe-Institut Philippinen
Film about Germany for Filipinos - produced by the Goethe-Institut Philippinen
The Orientation Booklet is currently being updated. The update also aims to support the UPAA Germany eV Scholarship Fund. You can participate as a donor or as a major printing sponsor (Please download the donation form). The list of donors will be acknowledged in the project’s webpage. You can also help by giving us comments on things to improve in the booklet on or before December 15, 2015. The target release date of the updated booklet is in the first quarter of 2016.
The premier edition (2014) of the orientation booklet benefited from the help of UPAA Germany e.V. colleagues and friends. Click here for details of the premier edition.
The 2nd edition (2016) of the orientation booklet which is currently being edited is also for the benefit of the UPAA Germany e.V. scholarship fund. Click here for details of the 2nd edition..
Project Team: J.Lozano-Kühne, M.R. Juan-Wolff