Moving to Germany
If you are moving to Germany, OSS World Wide Movers provide a complete moving and relocation service. We are the experts in international moving and have been for over 50 years!
Germany’s, central location provides easy access to the UK and the rest of Europe. It’s a popular and exciting destination for Australians.
Moving and living in Germany
Moving to Germany to further one’s professional training, skill base, and/or career opportunities are common occurrences.
Germany is an incredibly diverse nation; with its incredible natural beauty from the mountainous south to the rolling plains of the north. Amazing rivers are lined with medieval castles and the villages are just stunning.
The pulsating cities of Berlin, Hamburg & Munich have so much experience and adventure to offer. Germany is an exciting and popular destination for Australians who love to travel, being central to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Germany’s central location provides easy access to the UK and the rest of Europe. It’s a popular and exciting destination for Australians.
Moving to Germany with furniture and household goods
Visa and Immigration Information for Moving to Germany
In 2005, the German government admitted that its immigration system was opaque and overly complex and omitted all previous variations. Now, you get an Aufenthaltserlaubnis that will clearly instruct whether or not you are allowed to work. A residence permit is limited in years and forbids you from working unless it expressly says so.
Depending on the line of work you intend to do in Germany, you might be able to obtain permission from the labour office, which is known as the Bundesagentur für Arbeit. However, highly qualified workers (such as academics, IT specialists with an annual salary above EUR 66,000) can gain a Niederlassungserlaubnis from the start.
The situation is similar for self-employed entrepreneurs. The German government grants privileges to someone who invests EUR 250,000 and creates five new jobs. Those who do so get permanent residency immediately and do not need any integration course. If you lack the funds, it isn’t the end of your venture, you will simply only be granted a temporary permit to start with.
Citizens of EU countries are spared the hassle of acquiring any type of residency permit because European law grants the freedom of movement inside the EU. When they register their residential address with the Bürgeramt their status will be documented ‘ex officio’. However, when the family member is from outside the EU, these persons still have to obey visa regulations.
Citizens of the US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland can enter without a visa but must apply for their residency permit within three months – before their ‘visa waiver’ expires.
Passport Information for Moving to Germany
A new passport law has been in effect since 1 November 2007. Under this new law, fingerprints also must be stored on a chip contained in German biometric passports. This affects all passport applicants six years and older:https://australien.diplo.de/au-de/service/02-reisepaesse
General Information when Moving to Germany
If you’re looking for some general information about the country of Germany, you should have a look at this: https://www.spendlifetraveling.com/things-to-know-before-moving-to-germany/
Do you need a visa for Germany or a new passport or you want to renew your current one ? If you are looking for information on German citizenship or numerous other consular matters, view the items below.
Visa Information for Moving to Germany
Important information for Australian citizens – You should generally apply for a residence permit after entering Germany at the local immigration authority, without applying for a visa beforehand: https://australien.diplo.de/au-de/service/10-visaeinreise
All about Germany – Moving to a new lifestyle
Germany is one of Europe’s largest countries and is situated between Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia & Poland.
The spiritual heart of the country is the incredible central city of Berlin, which has risen from the ashes of World War 2 and now after being reunited with Eastern Berlin is the capital of a reunified Germany. The world-famous Rhine River flows from Switzerland towards the English Chanel. Along the Rhine’s banks other the other major rivers in Germany, such as Neckar, Main, Moselle, and Ruhr stand hundreds of medieval castles, churches, beautiful villages & towns, and centres of learning and culture, such as Heidelberg.
Being the site of one of Europe’s oldest universities being founded in 1386, and Mainz is historically one of Europe’s most important publishing centres. Oh, we forgot to mention the world Famous Beer festival of Oktoberfest which is held annually in Munich every October. These are all the centre of Germany’s amazing tourist economy, which every year brings millions of visitors to the country, drawn by this natural beauty, history, culture, and cuisine (including its renowned wines and world-famous beers).
Germany is an exciting, diverse and constantly surprising country where there is always something new to discover, even for people who have visited many times or lived there for years. From sports and history to language, music, food, culture and technology, there’s so much to do, see and find out about Germany.
When you are moving to Germany from Australia, you know you can trust OSS to efficiently move your entire home contents with minimum fuss as we have over 50 years specialist international moving experience.