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.

German Employment VISA for Qualified Professionals

German Employment VISA for Qualified Professionals

If you attended a higher education institute or received qualified vocational training outside Germany, you may be able to obtain a residence permit according...
Recognition Of Foreign Qualifications in Germany

VISA For The Recognition Of Foreign Qualifications in Germany

For certain VISA options, it is required to get your foreign qualifications recognised in Germany. If the German authorities have determined they cannot be...
VISA For Studying in Germany

VISA For Studying in Germany

Germany offers a large variety of opportunities to study, and some German Universities rank among the best in the world. Particularly, there are attractive...
VISA for Academic Internship In Germany

VISA for Academic Internship In Germany

If you are completing higher education at an institute outside the EU, you have the possibility to complete your internship in Germany. The VISA...
German Work VISA for IT Specialists

German Work VISA for IT Specialists

According to the German Residence Act and German Employment Regulation, persons who have practical work experience within IT and communication technology can apply for...
German VISA for Vocational Training

German VISA for Vocational Training

Vocational training is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for employment or study in Germany. The VISA for vocational training allows third-country...
German VISA for Research Purposes

German VISA for Research Purposes

If you are a third-country national within the field of research, you can apply for a VISA designated to provide entry into Germany for...
German Entry Visa For Jobseekers

German Entry VISA For Jobseekers

All VISA’s for the purpose of employment require a German job offer or employment contract in place. If you have difficulties in finding work...

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FAQ moving to Berlin

FAQ for Expats Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin, Germany is a very exciting, yet challenging experience. The whole move in itself may be stressful, however, one of the largest challenges is that you will be arriving in an unkown location, in which you have to start a new life in. Most of the time, ample research and knowledge about the location, makes it easier to integrate and get used to your new way of life!
Buying an Apartment in Berlin

Buying an Apartment in Berlin – Full Overview & Process

Berlin, Germany’s capital has a very interesting and attractive real estate market. It is renowned amongst local and international home seekers, due to its...
Finding an Apartment in Berlin

Finding an Apartment in Berlin

Moving to the German Capital City, Berlin, is an exciting experience for anyone. The quality of life in Berlin is very high, and there...
Finding a Job in Berlin

Finding a Job in Berlin – Resources & Tips

Are you an expat looking for a job in Berlin? Or are you a Berlin Resident pursuing a different career path? There are a...
Open a Bank Account in Berlin

How To Open a Bank Account in Berlin

Berlin is a prosperous city offering many opportunities to its residents and visitors both in terms of finding a job and quality of life....
List of the Top International Schools in Berlin

Overview & List of the Top International Schools in Berlin

Berlin is home to many renowned and highly reputable international schools. Every year hundreds of students move to Berlin and sign up for a...

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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Childcare and Babysitting Services for Expats in Berlin

If you are moving to Berlin with your children, finding the right childcare or babysitting...
Migration Advisory Services In Germany

Migration Advisory Services In Germany

Every country is a little bit different and many things may perhaps be strange during...
Integration Courses In Germany

Integration Courses In Germany

Integration courses in Germany are a great way of getting settled for people who recently...
Welcome Centers in Germany

Welcome Centers in Germany – Local Support With Integrating

There are various official institutions, also called welcome centres, which provide local support to international...
Munich

Moving to Munich – Your Complete Relocation Guide

Munich offers more than just the famous Oktoberfest. As one of the biggest cities in...
Dog liability insurance in Germany

Dog liability insurance in Germany: why do I need it?

By the time you are settled in Germany, you will understand one of the certain...

U.S. to Germany Relocation Guide – Factors To Consider

Relocating from one place to another is a challenge to most people, even those moving...

A Glossary For German Rental Ads

Looking for a flat in a new country can be tricky. Especially if the listings...

Destination Profile: Germany

Whether you are moving abroad, traveling for work, or just going on vacation, it is...

Planning To Rent In Germany? Here Is A Complete Guide

There is no hard task, like moving to a new place. The whole process is...

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

History of The German Language

The History of The German Language

There are in total 4 European countries where German is the official language. Germany Austria,...

Language Schools in Frankfurt

If you happen to find yourself in the beautiful German city, Frankfurt, whether you are...
Language Schools Berlin

Language Schools in Berlin & Why Learn German

Walking in the streets of Berlin, you’ll instantly hear many different languages spoken in the...
German Language Schools

A Guide to German Language Schools

If you choose to pursue a university level education in Germany it is important that...
study german

Study German: What To Consider

Germany is arguably the most cultural influential countries in Europe. With more than 100 million...
The German language

The German language: A Brief Overview

Uniqueness and Common Use You surely know that German is the one and only official language...
Apps to Learn German

12 Great Apps to Learn German

Technology has made learning German easier, more convenient and enjoyable. It allows you to learn...
Language Schools in Germany

The Different Language Schools in Germany

If you have not already, you will experience that many of your German friends love...
Language School Courses in Germany

Types of Language School Courses in Germany

There are language courses available in Germany whether you are a student, business professional or...
learning German in Berlin

Learning German In Berlin

Traveling to the destination country you wish to learn the language of, is a great...

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.

Private liability insurance

Private liability insurance (Haftpflichtversicherung) in Germany

In Germany the law is significantly different than in other countries as there is no...
Home (or household) insurance in Germany

Home (or household) insurance in Germany

If you wish to get insurance for potential burglaries, damages, water issues, storms or robberies...
German Health Insurance

Best Private Health Insurance In Germany: B-Protected Germany

For those planning to live and work in Germany, it's reassuring to know the health...
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Free brochure:’Security right from the start’ Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse Health Insurance Germany

Download Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse (SBK) brochure for a professional and complete overview of the health...

German Health Insurance – Private or Public Health Insurance?

In order to appreciate the benefits that german health insurance has to offer, it is...
Best healthcare Options In Germany

Healthcare In Germany: The German Healthcare System

Healthcare in Germany is based on a decentralized and self-governing system. This article describes the...

Health Insurance in Germany for Visa & Residence Permit Applicants

As of 2009, everyone who lives and works in Germany must have health insurance. Holders Of...
Bringing your car to Germany

Bringing your car to Germany

If your car is registered within the EU As long as your car is registered in...
Arranging your motor vehicle insurance

Arranging your motor vehicle insurance in Germany

The system in Germany is structured so that all cars, and other vehicles, which are...
Supplementary Health Insurance

Supplementary Health Insurance In Germany

Private Supplementary Health Insurance For those already covered by the generic public health insurance, the option...