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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

Start specializes in challenging visa cases and helps people from all over the world to settle in Berlin.

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...
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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...

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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.

LIVING IN GERMANY

Early childhood is an important time in the development of children, in which the course...

No. 1: Low inventory means you have to act fast ... In many cities around the...

Like most countries in the world Germany also has its own, special mortgage system with...

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

While house hunting TV shows tour the neighborhood, close the deal and throw a housewarming...

With housing inventory tight in many parts of the country, many home shoppers are finding...

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Managing money in Germany can be an expensive business for expats. Save money on currency transfers – with CurrencyFair.

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German Health Insurance

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

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

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

We understand that getting settled into a new environment is a challenge. MIRASCON is here to help you to find your way through the jungle of German insurance rules and regulations...
Private liability insurance

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

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

For those planning to live and work in Germany, it's reassuring to know the health...
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Best healthcare Options In Germany

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

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