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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:

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.

VISA & PERMITS

The EU Blue Card in Germany acts as a residence title for non- EU citizens, somewhat like the Green Card in the USA.   Commenced...
Work Permit

As a foreigner seeking work in Germany you might need a work permit.  Your nationality is a key factor whether the work permit can...
what ist required

Who can apply for the EU Blue Card? Academics from non-EU countries and highly skilled workers can apply for the EU Blue card for a...
Insurance for self employed

People who are entitled to the EU Blue Card are the following: University Graduates A University Degree equivalent to a German Degree is required as a...
How to become a German Citizen

Permission for staying for four years The EU Blue card is valid for the period of the working contract, however, in the beginning the maximum...
Visa Fees Germany

Visa Fees for Germany and other Schengen Countries The standard visa fee for the Schengen countries of the EU, of which Germany is a member,...

When accepted by a university in Germany, three months before you intend to go to the country you should ensure that you apply for...
Do I Need a Visa

You do need a visa for short stays in Germany if you are a citizen of a country listed below: Afghanistan Guinea Palau Algeria Guinea-Bissau Papua New Guinea Angola Guyana Peru Armenia Haiti Philippines Azerbaijan India Qatar Bahrain Indonesia Russia Bangladesh Iran Rwanda Belarus Iraq Samoa Belize Jamaica Sao Tome And...

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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.

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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

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Insurances

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.

INSURANCES

Private liability insurance

In Germany the law is significantly different than in other countries as there is no...
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If you wish to get insurance for potential burglaries, damages, water issues, storms or robberies...
German Health Insurance

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