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Germany > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Germany

Wednesday March 04, 2020 (17:23:50)

Citizens of a country in the European Union or the European Economic Area can enter and remain in Germany as a tourist for any length of time without a visa. Note that, until the end of 2020, the UK is still regarded as an EU country for purposes of travel. It is not yet known what arrangements will apply after 2020.

Citizens of the 62 countries listed here on the Germany Visa website can enter Germany without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. During this time, they can conduct business but not work. To stay for longer than 90 days, they would need a visa or a residence permit; see ‘Residency’ below.

Citizens of any other country need a visa to enter Germany. Anyone staying beyond the term of their visa will require a residence permit; see ‘Residency’ below.

Germany has no work permits as such, so any visa holder wishing to work full-time needs a work visa; see ‘Visas’ below.

For further information, visit the Germany Visa website.   more ...

Germany > Health


Maternity Care In Germany: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday January 20, 2020 (18:39:07)

If you are due to give birth in Germany, you will find yourself in the hands of a healthcare system that is high in quality and organised to suit the needs of all parents and their newborn babies.   more ...

Germany > Working


How To Find A Job In Germany

Monday December 02, 2019 (17:06:00)

Any citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland can enter Germany and work there freely without a visa.

Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand or the USA can enter Germany without a visa and stay for up to three months. If you want to take up employment then you must first apply for a residence permit.   more ...

Germany > Health


How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Germany

Monday November 11, 2019 (13:24:21)

Germany has one of the best universal healthcare systems in the world, and public healthcare is available to expats and locals alike. However, it is mandatory to have health cover before applying for residency, so most expats take out private health insurance to cover them in the interim period.   more ...

Germany > Health


How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Germany?

Monday November 11, 2019 (13:09:10)

Germany is recognized for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, in terms of both affordability and quality. As an expat, you will be able to access the same healthcare options as German citizens.   more ...

Germany > Health


What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Germany?

Monday November 11, 2019 (12:52:32)

Whether you’re moving to Germany as an expat or you’re interested in learning about medical tourism options there, you can expect a high level of care. While the relatively universal access to healthcare in Germany may be appealing enough in itself to attract expats there, it is really the quality of the healthcare that has put this country at the top of the charts.   more ...

Germany > Health


How To Register With The Health System In Germany

Monday November 11, 2019 (12:30:48)

As an expat in Germany, you will need to prove that you have health insurance. Whether you are a student, a freelancer, a foreign worker, or an asylum seeker, registering for the health system in Germany is just another part of living there as an expat.   more ...

Germany > Property


How To Rent A Property In Germany

Monday June 03, 2019 (13:13:52)

Moving to a new country can be fraught with challenges and emotion, particularly when it comes to finding somewhere to live that meets your needs whilst also falling within budget. Here, we focus on how to go about renting a property in Germany.

Is Renting Popular?

When moving to a new country, you will often find that a clear majority of local people either rent or own their homes.   more ...

Germany > Living


Why Is France Delaying Driving Licenses For UK Nationals?

Monday May 27, 2019 (08:18:22)

It will come as no surprise that the uncertainty regarding Brexit is causing significant ongoing problems for British expats abroad and UK nationals planning to travel to Europe – particularly if you’re intending to drive on the Continent. What do we know about the current situation with regard to driving in France?   more ...

Germany > Living


How To Get Your Marriage Certificate Recognised In Germany

Monday March 25, 2019 (19:19:20)

We live in a global, connected world, where the cost of travel is significantly less than it used to be. Thanks to this, we can meet (and fall in love) with people from all over the world. In addition, the affordability of travel has led to a rise in the number of weddings abroad, a trend which shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While the idea of a wedding abroad seems exotic, will it cause any problems for you further down the line when you return to your home country? Or if you move to a new country? These are primary concerns for most people considering a destination wedding, so we’re here to give you all the information you’ll need.   more ...

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