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Leaving Germany in retirement

Do you dream of retiring to sunny climes and enjoying a relaxed lifestyle? Have you always considered Panama, Thailand, or Portugal attractive destinations? – Then you are lucky because you can have your German pension transferred abroad. Relocating as a pensioner can be a great… Read More »Leaving Germany in retirement

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What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

Broadcasting fee in Germany – ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice The so-called Rundfunkgebühr means “broadcasting fee.” The broadcasting contribution fee finances public broadcasting companies in Germany, and according to the Interstate Broadcasting corporation Agreement, they work on a public contract. The ARD ZDF Germany radio contribution… Read More »What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

Child Benefit Cancellation: Four children standing hand in hand with rubber boots in the mud

What is Kindergeld?

Child benefit payment in Germany Kindergeld is a payment that parents can claim from the German state. This child benefit payment ensures the essential provision for your children from birth until their 18th birthday. It primarily benefits families with small and medium incomes. During a… Read More »What is Kindergeld?

Car Deregistration: old Mercedes with german license plate

Owning a car in Germany

Deregister your car when leaving Germany Despite recent increases in cycling and a visible consolidation of public transport – at least until the corona pandemic in spring 2020 – passenger transport in Germany is dominated by car use. Cars have long been part of the… Read More »Owning a car in Germany