People from a third country require a residence title, such as a visa.
People from the following countries may obtain a residence permit from the Foreigners Authority after entering the country:
Where to find a suitable apartment:
Shared apartments (WGs):
Moving in (registration with the residents’ registration office; registration for gas, water, electricity; registration for telephone, Internet, television; broadcasting fees):
What banks are there (difference direct bank vs. branch bank)?
How to open a bank account?
How to pay (cash, EC or credit card)?
How does the registration work?
Benefits of a health insurance
What is the health card?
The following insurances are not mandatory in Germany, but it is still useful to have them.
Does my driver’s license apply
Register your car and have it checked
Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt)
Where can I have my child looked after (difference between day care center / day parents)?
First, go to the website of the city and municipal administrations. There you will find enough information relevant to your childcare needs at the Youth Welfare Office.
o You can find contacts for childcare services in the vicinity here.
Education / Study
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