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Our glossary explains often used German words.
German word: Kita
English translation: Children day care center
Short version of Kindertagesstätte.
A step by step guide to get settled in Berlin including job search, visa procedures, flat rental, healthcare and financial tips for expats.
This article explains how children day care or Kita works and how to find a Kita in Berlin.
The procedure how to get a Kitagutschein for children day care in Berlin explained.
An overview of the different types of work visas in Germany. A starter guide for everybody who wants to work in Germany.
A step by step guide to get your money back if an airline cancelled a flight but does not refund the money.
The best German bank accounts in 2021 for expats, including blocked accounts. We review free bank accounts, online as well as brick and mortar banks.
The German Blue Card visa is an option for a permanent residence permit if you are looking to work in mathematics, IT, natural sciences, engineering or human medicine or ...
A guide to get a German work visa for employees. This visa allows you to work and live in Germany.
This guide walks you trough the all the necessary steps to remotely find a job in Germany, including an overview of the most important job search engines and common appli...
A step by step guide to get a visa to freelance in Germany.
A honest review of German internet providers and how the pick the best one for your location (and save money).
A step by step guide to register an address in Germany. This is called Anmeldung an necessary to get a tax id, open a bank account or to sign up for health insurance.
The essentials to run a business, consultancy or freelance in Germany: register, get a tax number, healthcare, invoicing.
All about the German student visa, the application process and required documents.
A list of environmental friendly green electricity suppliers in Germany. How to save hundreds on Euros on your electricity bills.
Public vs private health insurance in Germany for foreigners. Your options and why cheap plans might turn out to be more expensive in the end.
An independent 2021 review of the best German public and private health insurance plans for singles, couples and families including expat health insurance for visa applic...
Our guide shows you the necessary steps to open a bank account as a foreigner in Germany.
An introduction into the German tax system for employees.
83% of German households have a private liability insurance. Get protection for as little as 43.- Euro per year. A review for expats including dog liability.
A step by step guide to find an English speaking doctor in Germany based on your ZIP code.
What is the procedure when visiting a doctor or a hospital in Germany? How long do I have to wait for appointments? What is the quality of the treatment? What are the cos...
Introduction into taxes in Germany for consultants, freelancers and other self-employed. This article gives you an overview of the most important types of taxes.
A story of going trough many appointments at the registrar.
A checklist of steps to do after you found a flat: registration, electricity and internet providers, moving services, useful insurances and warnings of possible scams.
Freelance artists or publishers in Germany are entitled to cheaper healthcare plans via the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK). A step by step guide.