- Germany is the second most popular expat destination in the world
- German remains the language with the most native speakers in Europe
- College education in Germany is free even for internationals
- Germany has more cultural activities and places than any other country
- The capital of Berlin has more bridges than Venice
Relocation to Germany
As one of the strongest economies in the world and a business leader in Europe, Germany is a country that many expats are relocating to. Each city and region is unique in its advantages and challenges, both in terms of acclimating personally, finding a home and school, and dealing with local bureaucracy. Allow Eurohome to prepare and support you during this exciting time of relocating to Germany.
Are you planning to emigrate to Germany? If so, there is plenty to do in preparation. Contact us today to discuss how we can help organize your relocation!
Eurohome Relocation has more than 20 years of experience in helping expats relocate worldwide. Our local team of specialists can assist with everything necessary to make a successful transition.
We are fully familiar and aware of how to navigate German immigration regulations. We are available to teach our clients about typical cultural habits and etiquette. We can advise about necessary documentation as provide guidance to help our clients quickly settle in, acclimate, and feel at home.
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What should you take into consideration when relocating to Germany?
- Do you come from outside Europe? If so, you can enter Germany on a tourist visa and then apply for a ‘Blue Card’. This is a work and stay permit. If you come from an EU country then you do not need a tourist visa. This applies to some other countries as well. Your Eurohome relocation-specialist can advise you about this. If you do need a tourist visa, you should apply for one at the German embassy in your own country and you will need to wait until you receive it before travelling to Germany.
- Many expats must wait a few weeks for their definitive housing in Germany, and need to stay in a hotel or a rental apartment in the meantime. In order to receive your salary, you will need to obtain a registration number from the municipality where you are staying during that time. You can apply for this registration number at the city hall. You will need to have the hotel or the landlord at the rental place sign a declaration that you are in fact staying there.
- In Germany, there is a lot of bureaucracy. There are a lot of government regulations that must be strictly followed when applying for permits. Bear in mind that this process can cause delays. Fortunately, our Eurohome relocation-specialists can guide you through this maze of regulations.
- Living in a big city is always expensive, but living in German cities is less expensive than in Amsterdam or Brussels. Rental houses are more affordable in Germany.
- In Germany, it is very important to use people’s titles and address them in the proper way. The use of the informal language when addressing strangers is ‘not done’.
- Germans keep their work and private lives separate. It is not a good idea to ‘break the ice’ by asking personal questions, and the use of humor in work situations is also uncommon. Don’t become informal too quickly with business contacts.
- Germans love facts, numbers and expertise. You should therefore prepare well for a presentation or a business meeting, confirm appointments and always be on time.
Eurohome and relocation to Germany
Eurohome is active on a global scale and handles a full range of relocation services in each country. Our main priority is to help each client make a successful transition into their new country by taking a proactive, highly organized and always communicative approach throughout the entire relocation process. Our experienced relocation specialists will personally provide valuable local information and are prepared to answer any questions our clients and their families will have about their new home.
Thanks to our participation in international relocation networks, such as ERC (Employee Relocation Council) and EuRA (European Relocation Association), we can assist you with your relocation no matter which country you are relocating to.