Moving to Germany
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Connecting the telephone and internet in Germany

Connecting the telephone and internet in Germany

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There is a wide variety of telephone and internet providers in Germany but read the fine print before signing up to a German internet or telephone service.

Signing up for television and radio in Germany

Signing up for television and radio in Germany

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Many television and radio channels are in English in Germany, but you need to register and pay a licence fee to connect to German television and radio.

Driving in Germany using a foreign driver’s licence

Driving in Germany using a foreign driver’s licence

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To drive in Germany, you can use your foreign driver's licence for a set period before you need to obtain a German driver's licence, although conditions depend on your nationality.

Bringing your pet to Germany

Bringing your pet to Germany

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To relocate your pet to Germany there are certain rules relating to bringing pets into the country and also their behaviour and control once in Germany.

Homelike’s advice on how to make temporary housing feel more like home

Homelike’s advice on how to make temporary housing feel more like home

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Instead of spending money on cheap furnishing that you will probably leave behind, personalise your temporary home with a few tricks. [Contributed by Homelike]

A checklist for moving your finances abroad

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Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

10 tips on moving to a new country

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The first weeks and months in a new country can be exciting yet disorienting as you adapt to a new life abroad. Here are 10 tips to make your move abroad easier.

Culture shock and how to deal with it

Culture shock and how to deal with it

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Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

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Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully

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As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Pet relocation 101

Pet relocation 101

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Is your pet an 'at-risk' breed to travel, or 'crate-trained'? When relocating your pet abroad, owners must make an informed decision whether their pets are ready for the trip.

Negotiate a successful repatriation

Negotiate a successful repatriation

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It’s up to you to get the best deal for your family and career when it's time to repatriate. There are a few tips to aid a successful repatriation into your work environment.

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

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Margarita Gokun Silver, founder of coaching firm Global Coach Center, lays out three important steps to managing culture shock and getting positive about your experience abroad.

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

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When physically moving home, you can opt to take all your furniture and belongings. Here's some advice on how to handle the tricky process of overseas shipping.

How to work with a relocation agency

How to work with a relocation agency

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Having a relocation agent to help you move abroad is a great help, but there are certain things to consider. We tell you how to get the most out of the deal.

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