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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 ...

Germany > Living


How To Prepare For Winter In Germany

Wednesday December 12, 2018 (09:09:33)

Winter in Germany requires pragmatism, punctiliousness and preparation. All of which, luckily, are German hallmarks. In this guide, we are going to get German; that is to say, practical about winter and how to prepare for it. This includes not only preparing yourself, but also your home and car.   more ...

Germany > Living


Driving In Germany: A Guide For New Expats

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:09:28)

One of the most common challenges that people face when moving to a new country is getting used to the new rules of the road. Firstly, you may have to jump through some hoops to exchange your license, which may even include retaking your test, depending on the country from which your license was issued. Secondly, paperwork aside, driving may be a little different in your new country compared to what you were used to at home.   more ...

Germany > Financial


Avoiding Double Taxation In Germany: A Guide For UK Expats

Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:33:11)

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.” – Einstein

There is no shame in feeling discombobulated by taxation systems; we all do. Even Einstein!

This guide is specifically aimed at UK expats living and earning in Germany. As the title promises, we will explain how to avoid double taxation as well as how taxes between Germany and the UK work. And, most importantly, we will do this without using complicated legalise or incomprehensible tax jargon.   more ...

Germany > Living


Dating In Deutschland: How To Find Your Perfect Partner In Germany

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (13:57:13)

Dating can be confusing no matter where you are. Now double that confusion; you’re dating in Deutschland!

So confusing is the courtship here that there is even a song about it.   more ...

Germany > Living


Maternity Leave In Germany: Know Your Rights

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:33:44)

There are plenty of obstacles to navigate when becoming a parent, but starting a family as an expat in a foreign country can sometimes be that bit more overwhelming. What exactly are you entitled to in comparison to back home when it comes to maternity leave, childcare costs and other factors that revolve around family life?   more ...

Germany > Living


How To Gain German Citizenship For Your Child: A Guide For Expat Parents

Wednesday August 08, 2018 (16:31:09)

Between the subclauses and strange stipulations, it’s easy to get lost in the rules around German citizenship for children of expat families. The good news is that this guide will outline everything you need to know about citizenship if you have, or plan to start, an international family in Germany.   more ...

Germany > Financial


Kindergeld: A Guide To Child Financial Allowance In Germany

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (11:43:25)

Like much of the Western world, Germany has struggled with low birth rates. It is a problem that the country has dealt with in typical German fashion: systematically and sensibly. For decades, Germany has been developing and implementing family-focused policy in a bid to entice residents into having more children; a strategy which means that today, Germany is among the best places in the world to raise a family. Germany’s population agrees; 2016 saw the highest fertility rates in the country since 1973.   more ...