On SympatMe you can do German bureaucracy online! We provide up-to-date information and hands-on solutions for your new life in Germany. Fill out German paperwork. Make online appointments. Simply get things done.
How did SympatMe come about?
The idea for this project came in 2013. Many of my international friends were moving to Germany then. They knew that I was in Berlin at the time, so they came to me for help. They kept asking the same questions. They kept having the same problems. In short, they all struggled mainly because official forms and documents are all in German. There are no English translations. When they tried to ask a German official for help, they would rarely find someone that spoke decent English.
“The idea was to give foreigners in Germany the tools with which they could deal with German bureaucracy in their own language.”
I understand and support the idea that people moving to Germany should try to learn German. But in the first few days of arriving, it seems a bit much to ask. Even though German is my native tongue, even I struggle to understand some bureaucratic documents. So how can I expect non-native speakers to understand them?
In my opinion, we can’t. That’s why my brother Oliver and I embarked on this project. The idea was to give expats and immigrants in Germany the tools with which they could deal with German bureaucracy in their own language. That’s why we translated the most important official documents and application forms into English, French, Spanish…
How does SympatMe Deregistration work?
On our website you can fill out German bureaucratic documents and application forms in your own language. You can fill out the deregistration form in different languages. Once completed, all your data is automatically transferred onto the original German form.
Depending on the package you choose, we will do all the paperwork for you. You will receive your certificate of departure after a while. But you can also save money and do some things yourself. We will then explain to you step-by-step what to do.
Since 2014 we have more than 17,000 completed cases and new ones are added daily. If you have any questions during the process you can always contact us. We are at your side the whole time.
We have some strong partners like N26, Commerzbank, TK and so much more. Their partnership and trust in our project has been a great motivation to our team.
If you have any ideas, would like to share our project or become involved in it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to see our project grow. We hope that SympatMe will contribute to making Germany a more accommodating place to foreigners, and help them quickly find their way around.
If you have any ideas, would like to share our project or get involved, please contact us.