OUR SERVICES

Our guidance helps you open doors

Moving to a new country also means facing unexpected challenges with every step.

Feel free to reach out whenever you have difficulties so we can find a solution together. For personal advice about immigration or relocation to Germany you can schedule appointments via skype, telephone or in person. We are happy to help.

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Immigration and visa issues

Challenging visa cases are our area of expertise. We grow with every difficulty we overcome and put all our energy in helping you start your new life in Germany. Simply send us your documents and we will take you from there. Together, we will discuss your visa possibilities and plan the next steps with you. We stay in close contact with embassies, the Central Office for Foreign Education and the Federal Employment Agency to have you covered from the start and take care of the whole process.

After your arrival we will apply for your final residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) on your behalf and accompany you to your appointment with the Foreigners Office (Ausländerbehörde).

  • Personal visa consultation and creating a roadmap for your next steps
  • Help compiling required documents (also in consultation with the employer)
  • Follow up with the responsible German authorities
  • Support in getting your final residence permit
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Arrival

If you are already in Germany and need help with settling in, we are happy to support you here. We may cover all necessary formalities for you:

  • Opening a bank account
  • Registering with the local authorities (Meldeamt)
  • Help signing up with German health insurance
  • Setting up a liability insurance
  • Getting a residence parking permit (Anwohnerparkausweis) and pollution badge
  • Help setting up telephone and internet connection
  • Signing up with electricity and gas providers, etc.
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Official translations

We are certified translators and our stamped translations are recognized by all German authorities worldwide. If you need translated documents for all purposes, especially legal – just get in touch with us. If we can’t help you ourselves, we can usually recommend a competent colleague to get the job done for you.

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Finding an apartment

Finding a flat in Berlin may well be one of the biggest challenges ahead of you when moving here. Fast-paced and extremely mobile, the housing market has seen rapid changes in the last years. When we search a flat for you we bring in nine years of expertise in finding the perfect flat for our clients. We want you to lean back and enjoy your start in Berlin while we help you getting settled.

Our housing support includes everything you need to find your new home:

  • Information about Berlin’s different areas
  • Personal guidance, discussing your criteria
  • Help compiling your flat application documents
  • Searching the market for suitable properties
  • Organizing and accompanying you to flat viewings
  • Follow up with flat owners, house managements and landlords to give your application the best possible chances
  • Checking and discussing the rent contract with you
  • We will accompany you to the flat handover and clarify all your questions
  • Registering your new address with the local authorities (Anmeldung)
  • Opening a bank account

You will only stay in Berlin for a couple of months or would like to get our help for a temporary (furnished) apartment?

We will find the right flat for you and help you book it! Just get in touch with us for more information.

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Schools and kindergarten

Moving to a new country with your family is a big step for everyone, but especially for your children. To make the most of their time in Berlin they will need the right school to support them and help them grow.

Our school advisors will guide you through Berlin’s education system and help you find the right institution for your children. Most of our advisors have their children in international schools as well and know Berlin’s educational landscape like the back of their hand.

  • Personal consultation about the local education system and discussing your requirements (i.e. educational approaches, tuition structure, admission procedure)
  • Arranging school viewing appointments & accompanying you there (+ interpreting)
  • Help filling out forms and questionnaires and handing in all necessary documents on your behalf
  • Mediating between you and the school and clarifying all questions
  • Accompanying you and your children to the enrollment
  • Taking care of legal formalities like applying for the day care voucher, etc.
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Language courses and cultural training

We started as a language school – today we help internationals from all over the world to settle in Germany. We cherish where we come from and still organize language courses at all levels and for a variety of languages. Just get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and check out free spots in our running classes.

If you are a company – welcome! We are happy to organize classes for your employees in your office or outside. The topics range from cultural trainings to group or individual language training on all levels. We gladly discuss your expectations with you and organize language classes according to your employees’ needs.

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Car registration and insurance

No matter if you would like to bring your own car to Germany from abroad or if you would just like to transfer your international driver’s license to a local one: We can support you with all related questions.

  • Support setting up German car insurance and negotiating best conditions
  • Car registration and obtaining German licence plate on your behalf
  • Acquiring residence parking permit if necessary
  • Contact, correspondence and follow-up with car manufacturers if necessary
  • Accompanying you if necessary to the required technical check for your car (TÜV), advice on further memberships in automobile clubs
  • Information about purchase, leasing, car-rental service possibilities, etc.
  • Arranging appointments with chosen car rental providers (and accompanying you to meetings)
  • Support in transferring your international driver’s license into a German one (Führerschein Umschreibung)
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Departure

When it’s time to leave again, you will probably already be busy with your next steps and won’t want to worry about closing your contracts here or de-registering with the local authorities.

We will help you to have an easy and smooth departure – so one day, you may want to come back again!