Moving to Germany? There are many official issues you need to deal with:
Information and types of visa for Germany
Visas cover both short term and long term stays in Germany. For some nationalities, a visa is always required to...
Residence permit in Germany
If you want to live and work in Germany as an expat, you may need to apply for a residence...
Registration in Germany
If you will be staying in Germany for longer than three months, you need to register your address (anmelden) at...
Registration certificate (Anmeldebescheinigung)
Getting a registration certificate (variously called an Anmeldebescheinigung, Meldebescheinigung or Anmeldebestätigung in German) is the first and most important step that...
Tax ID Germany (steuerliche Identifikationsnummer)
Expats living and working in Germany will need a tax ID (steuerliche Identifikationsnummer - IdNr). This unique number is issued by the...
Driving licence in Germany
Expats who have recently arrived in Germany can continue to use their foreign driving licence for anything up to 10...
Banking in Germany: How to open a German bank account
As an expat in Germany, one of the first steps in setting up your life will be to open up...
Taxation in Germany
The German federal government (Bundesregierung) receives the majority of its income from tax revenues. The Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium...