German Embassy in Riyadh

Welcome to the German Embassy in Riyadh!


German Embassy Riyadh


Jörg Ranau, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


+966 112 77 69 00


+966 114 88 06 60

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 94001, Riyadh 11693, Saudi Arabia.


Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh.

Opening hours

Opening hours/contact for consular matters (not for visa issues)

Public counter hours:
Sunday- Thursday
08:30 am – 11:30 am
01:00 pm – 03:00 pm (only collection of documents/passports)

Telephone enquiries 

Sunday to Thursday from 1 to 3 pm
Tel.: +966 11 2776 969

E-Mail-Enquiries (Please use this option primarily)
The Embassy will be closed on the following days (Public Holidays)

01.01.2018New Year's Day
01.04.2018Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
20.05.2018Whit Sunday
Sunday & Monday
17. & 18.06.2018Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday & Wednesday
21.08. & 22.08.2018Eid al-Adha (Hadj)
23.09.2018Saudi National Day
03.10.2018Day of German Unity
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
26.12.2018Boxing Day
New Year's Eve

Administrative / consular district

Consular district: Central and Eastern Province including the Provinces Qasim, al-Mintaqa al-Scharqiya (Eastern Province), Hail, al-Hudud al-Schamaliya (Northern Province), Jouf und Riyadh.


Visa Section:
E-Mail: visa@riad.diplo.de
Fax: +966 114 88 02 79

Contact the Embassy

German Ambassador Jörg Ranau

Ambassador Jörg Ranau
» Returning to the country where I started my diplomatic career, I myself and the entire Embassy seek to give renewed momentum to initiatives implementing our shared vision for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future. « German Ambassador Jörg Ranau

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Assistant for Media and Social Media Affairs

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany announces the vacancy of the position of an assistant for Media and Social Media affairs with effect of July 1st, 2019.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Monitoring of the Saudi media with particular focus on press and social media, social media monitoring in the Gulf region
  •  Media communication with a focus on press and social media
  •  Drafting of Arabic and English texts about current political, economic and social issues as well as drafting of press Releases
  •  Conducting independent media research
  •  Updating and follow-up of the trilingual website of the German Embassy Riyadh as well as its Twitter and Instagram accounts

Requirements for the position are:

  • Bachelor or equivalent university degree in communication, economics, social, political or natural sciences or a related subject or equivalent qualification
  •  Very good knowledge about social media, especially Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  •  High interest in international relations, regional politics and migration issues
  •  Arabic (native speaker)
  •  Very good knowledge of English language (reading and writing), German is an advantage
  •  Social and communication skills, creativity and initiative as well as the ability to work in a team, willingness to cope with irregular and flexible working hours
  •  Work experience in the field of media, communication and/or international relations is highly desirable
  •  Additional for non-Saudi candidates: Transferable work / residence permit / Iqama

Appointment will initially be on the basis of a one-year contract, with the possibility of extension.

In order to be eligible for consideration your application must include:
 CV and letter of motivation
 References and/or testimonials, diplomas
 Copy of passport
 Additionally for non-Saudis: Copy of Iqama/work /residence permit for Saudi Arabia

Please send your application and the above mentioned documents by e-mail only to vw-s1@riad.diplo.de by May 30th, 2019, latest.
Unfortunately we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of applications. We will only be contacting candidates who will be invited to an interview. We regret we are unable to refund travel expenses arising from interviews.

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