Moving to Germany

Germany is a beautiful country with a lot to offer both individuals and families. If you do make the decision to move here you will be beginning a fabulous journey which can at times be both exhilarating and nerve wracking. The following links should help guide you in the right direction and make the transition that bit easier.

Relocation services

Relocation services are able to do pretty much everything you need to get done, from packing and shipping furniture to helping find the right apartment and schools. The following are examples of some German relocation firms:

Real estate agents

If you want to be a little more independent in moving to Germany then a Real estate agent or Makler in German, can be very helpful in getting your new home or apartment organised. The following links should give you a good indication of what is available:

Best addresses for real estate agents in Germany!


Everyone who moves to Germany must register with the local authorities within three months of their arrival, the bureaucratic process can be long winded so it is better to start sooner rather than later. In order to get this permission to remain, you will need certain official documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates etc. Often these documents also need to be translated into German. When you move address within Germany or leave the country all together you must inform the local authority office.