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Moving to Germany for Dummies

Moving to Germany for Dummies

We know that moving to a foreign country is a big decision to make and it can be very challenging. That is why we would like to offer you a simple guideline with all the steps that you need to follow to help you in the process of moving to Germany!

1. Relocation

Before changing your life completely and moving to Germany, there is some research that you should do. First of all, it’s essential to decide in which city you would like to live. Costs of living and job opportunities may vary depending on the region, so you should consider all these factors when making a decision.

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Moving to Germany for Dummies Relocation

2. Health Insurance

One of the most important things that you will need to take care of after your arrival in Germany is health insurance. All citizens and expats must have some type of medical insurance in the country, since health insurance is mandatory for everyone as a condition of residence since 2009.

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3. Bank Account

If you’re planning to stay and work in Germany for a long period of time, you should open a German bank account. If you’re a EU, EEA or Switzerland citizen, you will just need proof of your German address to open your bank account in the country. However, nationals from the rest of the countries will need to prove that they are registered in Germany and show their work permit.

As an expat, we recommend you to check Revolut, a financial technology company that offers banking services worldwide. Among other services, Revolut allows you to pay and exchange money in more than 150 currencies with no extra fees, which makes it a very convenient option for you.

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4. Services

As soon as you move to Germany, you will realise that you need all the services that you were used to having in your daily life back home. However, we understand that finding the right options when you don’t speak the local language can be very difficult.

This is why we created Project Expat: a platform where you can find a wide range of high-quality English speaking service providers across the whole country. Services vary from medical care or tax consultancy to education, communication and fitness options, among many others.

Check out our homepage to find out all the services that we offer!

5. Languages

On top of all the challenges that you will have to face when moving to Germany, we know that learning German is one of the biggest ones – but don’t worry! We have the perfect partner that will help you acquire the level of German that you need depending on your situation.

Goethe-Institut is one of the most renowned language schools in Europe and offers a wide variety of courses that adapt to each student’s needs and capacities.

Do you want some good news? All our registered PE users can benefit from a special Goethe-Institut deal: you can save 50 on your German language course! Does it sound appealing? Register now to use the discount!

Moving to Germany for Dummies Language Levels

6. Blogs and more useful information about Germany

In addition to providing the best English speaking services for expats, Project Expat is highly committed to helping the expat community not only in bureaucracy matters, but also in the cultural and social aspects of their life in Germany. With the weekly articles that we post on our blog, we aim to get closer to our foreign community and tackle the key topics that will help them adapt to their new life in Germany. From city guides and day trips to advise on how to find a job in Germany or get insured: you will find everything that you need to know about the country in our blog section!

7. Bring your Partner

Many people who move to Germany also wish to bring their family to the country where they plan to stay for at least a couple of years. However, there are some requirements that you must meet in order to bring your relatives to your city of residence. We know that it can be very overwhelming to adjust to a new culture while your loved ones are away, which is why we created the ultimate guideline with all the steps that you need to follow to bring your family to Germany.

Moving to Germany for Dummies Concierge Services

8. Concierge Services

With the goal of assisting our users in the most efficient way as possible, Project Expat recently launched the section “Concierge Services”. If you get in touch with us via this chat, we will try our best to get back to you within 48 hours to answer all the questions that you may have in a direct and personal way. If we don’t manage to respond before the promised time, we will plant a tree, as sustainability is really important for Project Expat.

All being said, if you have any other questions regarding the process of moving to Germany, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Concierge Services!

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