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Welcome Center Germany

Thank you for visiting the Welcome Center Germany. You will find this website is your trusted resource if you plan to move to Germany to work, study or retire. We want to make your relocation to Germany a pleasant experience and reduce the challenges you will face.

Welcome Center Germany was launched in 2015 and we have helped countless people move successfully to Germany, while also assisting with all the chores essential for beginning a new life in a new country.

You will discover the Welcome Center provides links to four different sections, listed at the top of the website. These are Visas and Permits; Living in Germany; Learning German; and Insurance Products. Find out more about each section of the website below:

Insurance Products

Our section on insurance products provides all the details needed to set up health insurance in Germany, so you can access our health services, as well as details on private health insurances. If you plan to drive while living in Germany, you’ll need to find out details about car insurances and how to make the best choices from the available marketplace. Self employed and business entrepreneurs will find our information on insurance requirements is an essential read.

We are happy to answer any further questions you may have about moving to Germany if you get in contact.

INSURANCE PRODUCTS

German Health Insurance

For those planning to live and work in Germany, it's reassuring to know the health care system is efficient, comprehensive and highly-rated throughout the...
Bringing your car to Germany

If your car is registered within the EU As long as your car is registered in another EU country, you can drive it in Germany...
Arranging your motor vehicle insurance

The system in Germany is structured so that all cars, and other vehicles, which are registered in Germany must carry suitable liability insurance. This...
Supplementary Health Insurance

Private Supplementary Health Insurance For those already covered by the generic public health insurance, the option exists to increase coverage with a supplementary health insurance...
Health Insurance for Freelancers

The law states that all workers, whether permanent or temporary, should hold a private or state health insurance policy. Be careful when choosing an...
Private Health Insurance

It can be complicated Paying for medical bills, regarding health insurance Germany, has changed slightly in recent years. While it is also very different for...

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German Health Insurance for Employees

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STUDYING AND PHD

Specifically developed for foreign students, language students, guest scientists and trainees and visitors in Germany,...
Types of Health Insurance in Germany

Studying in Germany is both exciting and rewarding, but there are also lots of practical...
Advantages of Studying in Germany

The Multitude of Advantages when Studying in Germany The German university system has held a place...
Working Part Time In Germany

Studying can be compared to a full time job. While, because of both study-related costs...
Tuition Fees in Germany

Following a 2005 court decision, German universities were granted the right to charge students tuition...
Get a Scholarship

Get a Scholarship Many English speaking countries such as the United States, Canada and the UK...
Who awards Scholarship

Who Awards Schoolarship in Germany There are many organizations in Germany that provide financial aid....
ways to fund your studies

Other than applying for financial aid through DAAD, which is the main organisation dealing with...
International Students in Germany

Germany is one of the leading locations for international students. International students Germany discover the...
Visa for Germany

Regarding studying in Germany, firstly register at your local Resident Registration Office. Here, you will...

Living in Germany

Find out all about living in Germany by accessing this section of our Welcome Center Germany website. You can read informative articles about properties and how to find accommodation in your chosen location, or research the best German bank accounts and learn how to open a German bank account. Finding a job will be critical to your successful move to Germany, so take time to browse our selection of work-related posts to find out what opportunities are open to foreigners looking for work in Germany and the best ways to handle your applications and job hunting activities.

LIVING IN GERMANY

German Health Insurance

For those planning to live and work in Germany, it's reassuring to know the health...
Schools and Child Care

German schools and preschools provide a great atmosphere for your children to learn and enjoy...
How to learn German

When wishing to study for an advanced degree, there are now many flexible options for...
Who awards Scholarship

International schools in Germany are known for their commitment to high-quality education. Many expats choose...
Investing in Property in Germany

Purchasing property is one of the most important, exciting and beneficial investments a person can...
Money transfers Germany

A specific form (Überweisungformular) is required to transfer money directly from one bank account to...
EC cards and credit cards

An EC card is a Euro-Cheque card with a 4-digit personal PIN number which is...
Purchasing a Property in Germany

Standard Taxes We should first appreciate that a transfer tax of between 3.5 and 5 per...
Rental market in Germany

Germany’s rental market can be tight and the lack of vacancies raises the cost of...
German housing rental market

Navigating around the market for housing rental Germany When you are looking for property to rent...

Visas and Permits

In this section you can find out about visas and permits to live and work in Germany, how to bring family members along with you and discover all about residence permits for Germany and how to become a German citizen. Your questions about making successful applications to live and work in Germany will all be answered when you access this section of the website.

VISAS & PERMITS

Visa Fees Germany

Visa Fees for Germany and other Schengen Countries The standard visa fee for the Schengen countries...

When accepted by a university in Germany, three months before you intend to go to...
Do I Need a Visa

You do need a visa for short stays in Germany if you are a citizen...
Passport Requirement for a German Visa

Please ensure that your passport meets ALL three of the following requirements before applying for...
Visa FAQ

All You Need to Know Before Applying for a German Visa If you plan to...

Learning German

Spoken German and learning the German language will be an important cultural aspect for anybody who isn’t already fluent in our language. Find out how to learn German online and read our analysis of German dialects, while finding out more about available German courses that are best suited to your lifestyle.

LEARNING GERMAN

Migration Advisory Services

If you've just moved to Germany, many parts of life can be confusing or scary....
Integration Courses

In integration courses you will not only learn German or improve your German; you and...
Tips for learning German

Top Tips To Make Learning The German Language Easier Expats can certainly get by in everyday...
Learning German

Introduction to German Dialects and Regional Variations Learning German can be a difficult process. Many newcomers to...
How to learn German

Learning the language quickly and effectively There’s many online sites claiming to be able to transform...