Germany Travel Guide PDF
While there are a few web-sites that deal with traveling overseas, very few actually deal with the logistic of moving a whole family (meaning adults AND children) to and living in Germany for more than a couple of weeks of leisure.
The first thing to know is:
For how long are you moving? Is it a short time relocation (a couple of months), a longer stay (one to two years or more) or a permanent move?
Depending of the length of your stay you might want a bigger (such as this castle in Heidelberg) or a smaller rental place.
Also, what is going to happen with your own house or apartment (in your country of origin)? Will you rent it or sell it? If you decide to rent it, will it be furnished or unfurnished? Go to Preparations for help on these topics.
It will also affect where you want to live: in the city itself or close by? Close to work or to school? There are of course more rental places in big cities than in small towns.
Which bring us to the second point: How many and how old are the kids (if you have any coming with you overseas)? Are they ready to go to school or staying at home?
And what about the other parent if only one has a job. What is the other half (better half?) going to do?
Also important is for whom you/your partner is going to work for after moving. Some companies pay the cost of the moving companies and the relocation companies while others don’t.
And, what can you or should you bring with you?
Once again this bring us back to the first point:
How long is your stay?
These pages deal with some important aspects of moving to Germany:
-Before the move (renting versus selling your house or apartment (condo)), moving companies, manager for your house if you rent it, house insurance )
– Housing in Germany , the different kinds
-Visa (all the paperworks you will need)
And remember: Always expect the unexpected and keep your sense of humor. You’re going to need it!
Introducing… How to Painlessly Relocate to Germany
A guide to help you relocate to Germany and with everyday life in this beautiful country!
In this eBook, you will find information about what you need to do before you move but also about all the bureaucracy that is involved in such a move and the day-to-day matters that need attention once you are there.
Information about particular topics, mainly related to the intricacies of the German bureaucracy when you want to relocate, such as applying for a visa, or finding the proper health-care practitioner, etc.
Like any other country in this world, Germany has its own way of doing things and these administrative procedures might look daunting at first.
This guide will help you navigate through it all, avoiding the numerous pitfalls, from the moment you decide to move and to your first enjoyable outing in this great country.
There are also a few added topics, such as Religion and the Law, that are not cover in the web-site. And of course,plenty of extra pictures and tips.
You can either start the guide with chapter one and work your way through the whole book or go directly to any of the sections listed. Each chapter can be read independently of the others but, to get a better idea of what to expect once there, you will want to read them all.
Please find at the end of this e-book a free downloadable and printable PDF format checklist of things to do, documents to bring, etc. that you can check and recheck so that you can be certain not to forget something important before leaving.
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Germany Travel Guide PDF