Located in Central Europe, Germany is a major destination for expatriates worldwide because of its prosperous and stable economic and political situation.
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|Visas, passports and entry requirements|
Foreigners wishing to get married in Germany have to obtain a certificate of non-objection beforehand, regardless of their nationality.
European Union nationals do not need a visa to travel to Germany. But visitors coming from other countries may need it, for long stays particularly.
|Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits|
European Union nationals do not require a work visa or permit to work in Germany. Non EU nationals, for their part, will need a residence permit.
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|Labour market, how to find a job|
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Foreign nationals, except European Union citizens, have to obtain a specific visa or permit to be authorized to set up a business in Germany.
|How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements|
Hamburg, which is found in Northern Germany, has many pleasant neighborhoods offering a range of accommodations for expatriates.
Hanover, Lower Saxony's third biggest city, is very conducive to expatriation. You are likely to find a range of affordable housing options there.
Being one of the major German cities, Munich offers a wide range of accommodation to expatriates wishing to settle there.
You shall not have much difficulty in finding affordable accommodation if you are planning to settle in Dresden, which is found in Saxony.
Dusseldorf is one of the most popular German cities in terms of expatriation. It also provides a wide range of accommodation options.
|Student visa, University registration|
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Different types of visas apply to foreigners wishing to study in Germany. However, formalities differ for European Union and non-European Union nationals.
|Public and private health systems|
Germany offers quality health care services at all levels, whether private or public. But foreigners have to subscribe to a health insurance beforehand.
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|Open and manage a bank account|
|Tax system, income tax|
|Train, bus, plane, car rental|
Germany has an extensive public transport network which will allow you to travel comfortably from one city to another, or to neighboring countries.
Berlin, the German capital city, has an extensive public transport network which consists of trains, subways, trams, buses. Rates are affordable.
|moving, formalities and useful tips|
|Phone line, internet provider, post office|
|Sports, leisure and cultural activities|
Germany offers a wide range of leisure activities. During your stay there, you can discover its numerous museums, monuments, forests and nature parks, etc.
You can indulge in various leisure activities in Berlin. Enjoy your afternoons and week-ends by discovering its historical, cultural and natural wonders.
Football is undoubtedly the main sports in Germany. But many other sports such as handball, basket-ball, etc., are also very popular.
Germany offers a range of child care services to expatriates, namely kindergartens, nurseries, child care centers, etc. You can also find nannies.
Pets, whether cats or dogs, are generally welcome in Germany provided you complete all the required formalities beforehand.