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Relocation Blog by Annette & Andrea

Posts and News

We could fill pages about our wonderful work as relocation consultants. In order to devote more of our time to our clients, we prefer writing blog posts on a regular basis. Maybe one or the other story makes you laugh or it might give you something to think about and some useful tips. Let's go!

Dealing with Authorities

Settlement Permit

The settlement permit is a form of residence permit. In this article, you will learn which requirements foreigners must fulfill in order to obtain such a settlement permit, which documents are required for the application and how it differs from other residence titles.The settlement permit allows you to stay in Germany for an unlimited period of time. However, this title does not convey a right to stay for more than90 days in another EU member state.

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January 6, 2021
Life in Germany

Corona Vaccine

‍Corona has kept us very busy throughout 2020 Great hopes are pinned on the COVID vaccine to pave the way out of the pandemic. Earlier than expected, the first vaccine against COVID-19 is available in Germany. However, there are many questions associated with vaccination: When and where can people get vaccinated?

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January 3, 2021
Dealing with Authorities

UK drivers license holders should come into action - Brexit

British citizens resident in Germany and in possession of a driver's license issued in the United Kingdom can apply for a German driver's license.

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October 14, 2020
Rental Properties

Frankfurt - Family friendly city villa for rent

The historic town villa in the Eschersheim district, which was lavishly renovated and modernised in 2015, offers a lot of space for the family on 260 square metres of living space huge terrace and small garden. Nearby Ziehenschule (Gymnasium bilingual Eng/Ger). Very good public transport to Lyceé Francais (Frankfurt Rödelheim) and to Europa Schule in Friedberg.

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August 10, 2020
Life in Germany

Brexit

Corona has banished the brexite a little from the visual field. The lockdown of the Corona pandemic is being selectively relaxed. The first trips to other European countries are possible again and the first "Brexite migrants" use this regained travel opportunity immediately and are now increasingly moving from the UK to the financial centre Frankfurt.

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July 21, 2020
Rental Properties

Home Search is becoming more and more a challenge in Germany

Finding affordable housing is a challenge. In some cities, finding accommodation can be more complex and longer than planning an expedition to the Arctic. And perhaps more nerve-wracking. A viewing appointment with 100 competitors is not uncommon.

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July 16, 2020
Life in Germany

Corona - Emergency Contact Addresses - Specialist Medical Practices

Basically, if you suspect that you are ill with the coronavirus, please first contact your GP by telephone. He will decide and refer you to...

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May 1, 2020
Life in Germany

Corona - How to protect oneself? What is allowed to do outside?

We keep you informed about contact addresses for emergencies, how to protect yourself and on activities that are still permitted.

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April 22, 2020
Life in Germany

Corona - Shop openings in Hesse - Mask obligation

From 27 April 2020 on, all everyone must wear a mouth and nose protector when using local public transport vehicles or entering shops-supermarkets.

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April 22, 2020
Dealing with Authorities

Corona and Foreign Authorities Accessibility

The Bad Homburg Foreigners Authority will reopen to the public on 4.5.20. But only after making an appointment by telephone. Frankfurt will remain closed for the time being

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April 21, 2020
Life in Germany

Easter in Germany

Spring at last! When chocolate Easter bunnies and colourful eggs dominate the displays in the shops, then especially little sweet tooth will be happy. But if we are honest, we ask ourselves these days much too seldom: What is the origin of Easter? Where does the term come from and which Easter customs are really traditional?

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March 6, 2020
Life in Germany

At the pediatrician

What are the U examinations for children? In Germany, the medical care of children is a top priority. Parents are legally obliged to perform the so-called "U-examinations" with their children. These document the child's developmental steps and also serve to identify possible developmental delays in good time.

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February 14, 2020
Inside Stories

Christmas party 2019: Baking cookies and building gingerbread houses

What could be more suitable for adults and children in the pre-Christmas season than baking cookies and building and decorating gingerbread houses, and thus getting to know a tradition of their new "home" Germany.

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February 3, 2020
Leisure Recommendations

What to do in Bad Homburg and the surrounding areas

Welcome to Bad Homburg, a beautiful city located at the bottom of the Taunus hills. Only 20 minutes drive Frankfurt. 

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February 3, 2020
Life in Germany

Other countries other customs

Different countries, different customs: Without wanting to fall into stereotypes about specific behaviour, certain country-specific peculiarities must be taken into account,which make life and cooperation easier or more pleasant for all parties.

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February 3, 2020
Life in Germany

How to ventilate your flat properly

How do you ventilate your home properly to prevent mould on the walls? Disagreements between landlords and tenants occur time and again. One point of dispute is the damage to the apartment walls caused by incorrectly heated and ventilated rooms. Mould stains, mould or damp walls or window panes that are wet inside.

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February 3, 2020
Leisure Recommendations

Indoor playgrounds in the Frankfurt am Main area - fun for children and adults

Many families take advantage of the indoor playgrounds, especially when the weather is wet and cold or the next children's birthday party is coming up.

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February 3, 2020
Inside Stories

Moving back home to the USA - time budget: 4 weeks!

One of our most challenging relocation assignments last year, we received from an American client who moved back home to the East of the USA after more than 10 years of living in Germany. 

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February 3, 2020
Life in Germany

Why and where should expats learn German?

Learning the German language leads to better communication with German-speaking colleagues, neighbours and perhaps also German friends (even if it is only the will shown to deal with the language)…

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December 20, 2019
Dealing with Authorities

How do I find the right health insurance in Germany?

When applying for a work visa or Blue Card for Germany, you must also prove that you have sufficient health insurance coverage for yourself, your wife and children.

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December 20, 2019
Life in Germany

Why must broadcasting fees be paid?

Time and again our customers ask why they have to pay broadcasting fees even though they will not use German television and radio programmes, especially due to a lack of German language skills.

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December 20, 2019
Dealing with Authorities

How to get the Blue Card EU for Germany?

First, you have to apply for the Blue Card EU for academic professionals in your home country - at the responsible German representation abroad.

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December 20, 2019
Dealing with Authorities

How to convert a non-EU driving licence into a German driving licence?

Holders of a foreign non-EU driving licence who want to drive in Germany have to take a few things into account. As it is so often the case in the jungle of German laws, there are very different regulations regarding…

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December 20, 2019