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Relocating from Germany with kids

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Embarking on a family adventure abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, there are some challenges to overcome, especially when children are involved. Preparing correctly and choosing the country to meet your family’s needs is essential. According to U.S. News magazine’s Best Countries… Read More »Relocating from Germany with kids

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Leaving Germany in retirement

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

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Reasons why people leave Germany

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How many people emigrate from Germany every year? It isn’t unusual or anything new that Germans and people living in Germany emigrate too. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people relocate from Germany. According to Statista, in 1991, just under 596,000 people left Germany. The… Read More »Reasons why people leave Germany

Leaving Germany: Ultimate Checklist

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Leaving Germany: A Comprehensive Guide Saying Farewell to Germany Leaving Germany: This Comprehensive Guide provides expats our ultimate checklist and invaluable information on the necessary steps to take when relocating away from Germany. Suppose you have been living in Germany and decide to relocate back… Read More »Leaving Germany: Ultimate Checklist

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Mail Forwarding from Germany

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Forward your mail from Germany Pretty much everyone hates the hassle of moving. When you leave Germany, you must think of a thousand different things, like deregistration and forwarding mail to a new address. The forwarding services could also be helpful for you if you… Read More »Mail Forwarding from Germany

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Parental benefits in Germany

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What is Elterngeld? Parental benefit supports parents who work less or not at all after birth to care for their child. Parental allowance is available for all mothers and fathers. With parental allowance, you can work up to 32 hours per week, and it is… Read More »Parental benefits in Germany

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What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

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What is the Rundfunkbeitrag? Broadcasting fee in Germany – ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (GEZ) The Rundfunkgebühr, commonly known as the “broadcasting fee,” plays a crucial role in financing public broadcasting companies in Germany. Administered by the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (GEZ), the broadcasting fee (“Rundfunkbeitrag”)… Read More »What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

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What is Kindergeld in Germany?

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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 in Germany?

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Rental contract cancellation

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Cancelling a rental agreement in Germany Summary: The rental contract cancellation is only effective if it is made in writing. As a rule, tenants are subject to a statutory notice period of three months. However, a shorter notice period can also be agreed in the… Read More »Rental contract cancellation

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Deregister your vehicle online 

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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 »Deregister your vehicle online