Arrival + Settling-in for Expats and skilled professionals in Germany

Arrival + Settling-in for Expats and skilled professionals in Germany

Reading time arrival + settling-in for expats: approx.  5 min.

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The first 100 days: relocation support for arrival and settling-in

Upon arrival in Germany with your visa you want to move directly into your prebooked temporary accommodation. After a short period of relaxing and orientation you normally start with settling down, e.g. by looking for a permanent home or  gathering information about requirements to build a new life on location.

You enter the world of what relocation experts call settling-in. We give you all the advice and support you would need to master all the callenges when integrating into a new world in terms of language, culture, mentality. There´s so much to learn and to know. And you´ve got a Friend in Germany!

Without a systematic approach settling-in often does not work. It starts with the registration. Only after being registered an expat from a third country can open a bank account that enables her or him to get connectrd to electricity, water and gas as well as internet / Wi-Fi, telephone and cable TV, etc. If the basic necessities are arranged, it is time to take care of the spouse and family: school or kindergarten must be found, children’s allowance and a KiTa voucher should be applied for. The spouse is looking for reentering the labor market and wants to visit the employment agency (“Bundesagentur für Arbeit”). For personal mobility a car has to be imported and registered and the driver’s license (only if non-EU) needs to be converted.

For these tasks and many, many more, the service list arrival / settling-in has been created with a variety of high quality relocation services:

Service List Arrival + Settling-in

Residential registration

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Introduction into the German system for registration logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Completing forms logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Accompanied registration at the competent authorities or as legal representative logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Fixed price 120,00 Euro plus VAT

Opening a bank account + application for a credit card

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Introduction into the German banking system and the terms and fees of branch networks and direct banks logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Selection of a particular bank and deciding on the desired account type, with online banking and credit card logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Completion of forms logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Guided appointment at the bank with translation service logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Festpreis 150,00 Euro zzgl. ges. MwSt.

Application for electricity, water + gas

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Explanation of suppliers and the terms for gas, water, electricity. Information about radio licence fee logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Selection of particular suppliers and opting for the desired service package logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Application online or via telephone helpdesk logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Coordination of the connection dates logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Incoming control of contracts and confirmations logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Documentation of contracts for possible departure logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More….

Fixed price 100,00 Euro plus VAT

Connecting internet, telephone and cable TV

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Introduction to the German market for telecommunications and technical standards logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Explanation of suppliers and terms for landline, mobile communications, internet access and cable TV logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Selection of particular suppliers and deciding on the desired service packages logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Application online or via telephone helpdesk logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Coordination of connection dates logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Incoming control of contracts and confirmations logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Documentation of contracts for possible departure logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Fixed price 100,00 Euro plus VAT

Search for and registration at school or kindergarten / day care

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Introduction to the school and education system in Germany logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Explanation of the local situation and opporunities logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Individual profile processing for each child logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Pre-selection of suitable institutions logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Summary and recommendation logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Planning of up to 3 visits at institutions, accompanied or unaccompanied logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Completing the necessary application forms logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Prices per child logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Fixed price unaccompanied 250,00 Euro plus VAT

Application for child allowance

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Consultation on the right to benefit, amounts and the methods to offset payments within the EU logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Completing the application forms and sending them off to the Family Office of the Federal Employment Agency logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Incoming control of decisions or additional requests logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Clarification of requests from the Family Office logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Fixed price 100,00 Euro plus VAT

Conversion of a driving license

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Pre-check and decision on whether exams are required or not logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Assistance in obtaining the certificates for a first aid course, an eye test or a health certificate logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Translation and classification of the drivers license logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Recommendation of a driving school when exams and / or driving lessons are required logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Visit to the local driving license office as a legal representative logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Collection of the German driving license at the authorities and handover to the holder at an agreed meeting point (process without a driving exam) logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Starts at 300,00 Euro plus VAT

Import and registration of a car

logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Introduction into the steps, costs, timing and uncertainties / risks of a car import project logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Insurance consultation by an independent broker, procurement of a vehicle insurance confirmation number (elektronische Versicherungsbestätigung eVB) logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Collection of the vehicle and the car documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Compiling the necessary documents and copies logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Presentation of the vehicle at the Technical Inspection Board including emission test, issuing of a whole-vehicle report if applicable logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Registration of the vehicle as a legal representative, mounting of the license plates logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Handover of the vehicle and the car documents logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de Extra service: Coordination of repairs and modifications if necessary (Fixed price 300,00 Euro plus VAT) logo-vektorisiert-jpg_bilder-freistellen-online-de More…

Fixed price 500,00 Euro plus VAT

Settling-in with a relocation professional means to arrive in the best way possible

“Sure, you can do it all by yourself, but do you want to do this?” “As a main earner, you have to get used to the new job, new colleagues, requirements and many foreign things. You have just found an apartment for yourself and your family. There are many things to get accustomed to and to cope with. As a spouse, you may have more time, but you do not speak the language yet or you have to take care of the children. Children usually gain a foothold the fastest, but before you really know the score in your host country, as a parent you have to make important decisions: which kindergarten or school is the best?

The mastering of the many, many tasks, that need to be done in the first 100 days, is no bed of roses. It´s better to rely on professionals who help you in every situation with quality relocation services. Then the initially overwhelming t problems are quickly overcome. Well, take it easy and choose the settling-in services that suit you. Then everything will work out immediately and as desired!”

Downloads on arrival + settling-in

Price list: all services, all prices

Settling-in tips for things to do designed for a smooth landing of the entire family

Registration: If you found an apartment in Germany and moved in, you must register in a timely manner. Anyone who fails to do so pays up to 500 Euro as a fine. Without a residential registration, settling in is slow, e.g. because no account can be opened, no utilities can be connected

Bank account: An account is important in order to have the preferred means of payment in Germany which is more common than cash. It is the universal debit card called “EC Card” (Maestro)

Utilities: Those who have moved in have to deal with contracts for electricity, gas and water as soon as possible. An active search for the best deal helps to save money. A radio licence fee is compulsory

Internet: The broadband connection and Wi-Fi in the apartment must be fast, because surfing with a mobile phone is quite expensive. So quickly find the provider, which fits to your own surfing behaviour, compare offers and rates and register immediately

School and day-care: If the children are not well settled in a proper school or day-care, the parents feel unhappy too. The selection of the right educational institution is therefore very important and should work from the beginning

Child allowance: In Germany, parents are financially relieved from the state. The children’s allowance is available to all parents registered in Germany

Driving license: You can drive for six months as an expat in Germany without an EU driving license. The driving license must then be changed. Therefore, act in time, because the exchange can be time-consuming

Car import: Importing a car can be complex and costly. There are many regulations to keep in mind, so that the import is not frustrating and doesn´t become a money pit

Errors and changes reserved. As of summer, 2017

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