Did you know that Germany is number 2 in the world when it comes to absolute number of Immigrants? Only the US have more immigrants.

Immigration into Germany

Did you know that non-EU members who plan on staying in Germany for longer than 90 days need to apply for a residence permit? For working you even need to apply for a work permit from day one on. The transferee’s nationality and the reason for the move (e.g. for family, studies, or work) will determine what type of application needs to be submitted. Germany does not have a centralized immigration system and hence the final process depends on the German consulate abroad and the responsible local immigration authority, whereabout more than 500 exist.

The Germany different types of applications exists and the most famous one are the Blue Card, Highly Skilled worker route for local contracts and the ICT route for Expatriates with an assignment contract.

When staying here for less than 90 days, and if the transferee has citizenship in a country that has a non-visa agreement with the Netherlands, they will not need a residence permit or short stay visa.

Relocation into Germany

When moving to Germany, it is important to realize that the housing market is moving at a very rapid pace. This means that there is usually no point in looking for a permanent place to live in advance, as homes that are currently being advertised online will be rented out by the time that the transferee arrives. Also personal appearance is mandatory for viewings as the landlord usually prefer to see the potential tenants. That’s why we recommend temporary accommodation for the first few weeks of the stay, while we start the permanent home search after arrival and local town hall registration.

When it comes to finding the right school, being informed is beneficial as well. While international schools can be booked out and children are put on a waiting list, public schools are available all the time as education is compulsory. Depending on the final destination, a public school will be allocated or can be chosen.

Also we assist with opening a bank account, setting up utility provider which can be stressful in Germany and convert the drivers licence into a local one as this is mandatory if you intend to stay for more than 6 months in Germany,

Are you considering relocating to Germany, or do you have one or more employees moving here? We understand how much planning goes into such a large relocation, and we are here to help you every step of the way!

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