Moving to Germany
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Things to do

10 things to do in Germany in your first week

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We tell you which registrations are mandatory in your first week in Germany, plus where to indulge in the best of German culture and meet new people.

German driver's licence

Driving in Germany using a foreign driver’s licence


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.

Mobile, telephone and internet in Germany

Connecting telephone, internet and TV in Germany


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.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Living and Studying in Hamburg

Living and Studying in Hamburg


Living and studying in vibrant Hamburg is an increasingly attractive option for students and young people from around the world.

Relocating to Germany: The most important steps to take


When moving to Germany, several aspects must be considered in order to avoid nerve-racking, bad surprises. [Contributed by The Red Relocators]

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Relocation options for moving to Germany

Relocation options for moving to Germany


You're moving to Germany but what's the best way to send your furniture, belongings or car? This guide explains air, shipping, road freight and customs for relocating to Germany.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


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

Pet relocation to Germany

Bringing your pet to Germany


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.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


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

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


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


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

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