getting married in germany

Getting Married in Germany

In Germany, marriage are considered legal unions, and essentially legally binding contracts between 2 persons. The union is protected under the German...
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German Pension Entitlements & Retirement Age

The German pension system is regarded highly among other pension systems worldwide. However, due to an ageing population, the German government has...
Start a Business in Berlin

How to Start a Business in Berlin

Taxes Applicable in Berlin for Self-employed and Freelancers The legal form of your business will determine the various types...

Trade Tax in Germany (Gewerbesteuer)

Every business in Germany (with some exceptions) are liable to pay trade tax (Gewerbesteuer). There are various types of taxes that are...
Tax ID in Germany

The Difference Between Tax ID (TIN) and Tax Number in Germany

By the introduction of the tax identification number (IdNo, or TIN) in 2008, Germany wants to modernise its tax system by making...
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VAT Number, Rates and Registration in Germany

What is the VAT number? The VAT number in Germany is used to identify you when making payments to...
German Health Insurance for Foreigners

German Health Insurance for Foreigners

The health insurance system in Germany Everyone who is resident in Germany is legally required to have sufficient health...
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!
Expat Health Insurance In Germany

Expat Health Insurance In Germany

All foreigners living and working in Germany need expat health insurance. It is mandatory to show proof of health insurance when applying...
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...
Activities to Do During Self-Isolation

6 Productive & Fun Activities to Do During Self-Isolation

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization have been advising people to keep social distancing and self-isolate to curb the spread...

Frankfurt: The Ideal Heaven for Young Professionals

Do you know Frankfurt is among the top 10 cities recommended for expatriates? (Ranking by Mercer’s Quality of Life) This ranking is no surprise...
Income Tax Return Germany

Income Tax Return and Refunds in Germany 2020

Many Germans and foreigners working in Germany choose to submit an annual income tax declaration (Einkommensteuererklärung). Generally speaking, if you are employed and subject...
German EU Blue Card

German EU Blue Card Requirements and Application Process 2020

The German EU Blue Card allows qualified third-country nationals to move to Germany on a contract basis. It is essentially a German...
Munich

Moving to Munich – Your Complete Relocation Guide

Munich offers more than just the famous Oktoberfest. As one of the biggest cities in Germany, Munich offers excellent opportunities, one of the best...
Brandenburg Gate

Top-Rated Tourist Destinations in Germany

Germany has many small cities, places of historical interest, attractive geographical locations, and collections of forests. All these places are great for a German...
driving in berlin

Driving in Berlin – Applying for Driving Licence

Driving is a perfect pastime for anyone who love vehicles. Therefore, if you are an expat, you need to be able to drive around...

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

Relocating from one place to another is a challenge to most people, even those moving within their own country. The moving process is stressful;...

6 Important Things You Should Know About German Hospitals, Doctors and Healthcare 

The German health care system is funded by statutory contributions to ensure free health for all citizens. Health insurance is mandatory by law and...

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 usually both exhausting and challenging, especially if it is...