- 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
Are you planning to emigrate to Germany? If so, there is plenty to do in preparation. You will probably need to arrange a new home and a school for your kids. You may have questions, such as: Who will guide you through the immigration process? What cultural aspects should you be familiar with? And do you know a handyman that can help you settle in to your new house by assembling furniture or hanging paintings?
Eurohome Relocations has more than 20 years of experience in relocating expats and people moving to other countries for a variety of reasons. Our local relocation specialists know Germany well. For example, we are fully familiar with the typical German cultural habits such as the strict use of academic titles, how to address people, and the use of the German language.
We can advise you about documentation as well as the German way of life so you quickly settle in, acclimate and feel at home in this big country.
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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
Relocation is so much more than moving your belongings from point A to point B. That’s why Eurohome thinks of everything that is involved with a move. Our expert staff coordinate your move from A to Z and help you to feel at home in your new environment. Our motto is: Wherever you go, we will be there with you!
Eurohome is active on a global scale and handles a full range of services in each country. Our professional staff’s main priority is to make the difference between standard service and a successful new start. We do this by taking a proactive approach and having the right skills to take care of you through the entire relocation process. Our experienced relocation specialists personally meet with you and your family to provide valuable local information and answer all your questions.
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.