Maybe you have just arrived in Germany, maybe you have been living here a while now? If it is love, work or simply the fascination for the German language (the articles especially ☺) that brought you here – we are happy that you chose Germany as the place to be and stay. Let us give you some advice on your first steps in Germany.
How to find a doctor
We all get sick sometimes. Usually a visit to a doctor will solve all problems right away. For some sitting in the waiting room is a first relief in itself. Well, what do you do in Germany when you need to find a doctor? How does German health system work? Here is a guide on how to get treatment.
You are moving? Great – Block the street for your moving van
So you have found the perfect new apartment and told all your friends to help on that particular day to carry all your stuff from A to B? Well, congratulations! In this blog, you can find some information to make the much easier. Block the street for your moving van and save your energy.
Visa application in Germany
For many people the visa application in Germany is a nerve-wracking process. It doesn’t have to be like that. Let us sort out the most important things to consider before you start to stress out.
How to Germany: Pregnant in Germany
You are having a baby – congratulations! An exciting time lies ahead of you and all your attention will be needed to be there for the little one. Let us help you sort out some administrative things you might need being pregnant in Germany (and before the baby is born) – and make sure you have all the time for your baby.
You have decided to move to Germany and live here – great! Make things official and don’t forget registering in your city
Why register and when?
People that want to stay and live in Germany need to register here. If you are only here for a (long) vacation – you don’t need to worry about it.
Registering in your city should be done as soon as possible – why? Because many things can be done when you have registered here – for example opening a bank account, getting health insurance, a phone contract and much more.
Nachsendeantrag explained- when moving within Germany or leaving the country (Permanent or Temporary Change of Address Order / redirection service)
First Steps after your move
If you have found a new apartment – congratulations first of all! The first order of business is to tell all providers, the bank and official offices (Ummeldung – change of address with the Bürgeramt!) that you have a new address.
Prepare for leaving Germany
You are leaving Germany? That’s sad – but you are probably off to new adventures. Leaving is easy if you pay attention to a few things
de-registration from the city,
cancelation of your apartment contract,
Information about driving licenses
If you are planning to stay in Germany longer than just for a vacation, here is some information about driving licenses in Germany.
Health insurance in Germany
Getting health insurance in Germany is not so difficult. First of all, one must know two things: you can be privately insured or join the public health system. The majority of people are in the public system which is – like every system flawed here and there- but totally recommendable.