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Simplifying German bureaucracy is our mission

Accommodation, Anmeldung (city registration), Insurances, Bank Account, Tax ID, Social Security Number, Freelancer Registration, Blue Card, Job Search, Certified Translations, Tax Return — myGermanExpert is the easiest way to get settled in Germany.

Simplifying German bureaucracy is our mission

Accommodation, Anmeldung (city registration), Insurances, Bank Account, Tax ID, Social Security Number, Freelancer Registration, Blue Card, Job Search, Certified Translations, Tax Return — myGermanExpert is the easiest way to get settled in Germany.

WHAT WE DO

Registration in Germany [Anmeldung]

On our website you can fill in our Anmeldung form in you preferred language for free in order to get registered in ALL Germany and obtain a tax ID. You’ll also get a free info pack and the official letter to be filled in by the landlord/ main tenant.

German Tax ID [Steuer-ID]

If your tax ID is not sent to you automatically within 2-3 weeks of your address registration, you can retrieve it by filling in the appropriate online form we provide. Retrieve your tax ID here.

Health Insurance [Public & Private]

Health insurance is compulsory for the whole population in Germany: you cannot live in Germany, even temporarily, without being covered by health insurance. Request a Free Quote here.

EU Blue Card for Germany

Similar to the Green Card in the USA, the EU Blue Card is a special residence permit that gives highly qualified non-EU nationals the opportunity to work and live in the European Union. Apply for your Blue Card now!

German Bank Account

On our website, you can open an online bank account for free. By opening a DKB or N26 account and applying for a free credit card, you’ll be able to withdraw money worldwide without any charges (even in Germany).

Travel Health Insurance [for Visa]

No matter whether you are staying in Germany for a long term or only for a short break – do not forget that health insurance is compulsory for the whole population. This travel insurance is the perfect solution for getting your visa easily accepted.

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary accommodation is a great option if you need somewhere to stay until you find a more permanent residence. A hostel, hotel or serviced apartment is a perfect choice if you don’t know anyone in the area you’re moving to.

Permanent Accommodation

You can book secure accommodation before or after you arrive in Germany. Easily search the city you are searching accommodation in and hit search! Apartments with rental prices, amenities and different districts will be presented to you. 

Jobs in Germany

Our job board offers matching vacancies in Germany. You will find plenty of opportunities for English, Spanish, Italian and French native speakers, as well as vacancies in other languages from all over Europe.

Private Liability Insurance

This German insurance covers you worldwide if you do harm to another person or damage their property in any way. It’s flexible & digital! Cancel anytime! Insurance plans are available from 4,99€/month. Request a Free Quote here.

Home Contents Insurance

German insurance coverage (Hausratversicherung) for all your personal assets in your home (incl. your bike) — Insurance plans are available from 1,79€/month. 100% Online & in English! Cancel anytime! Request a Free Quote here.

Dog Liability Insurance

This German insurance (Hundehaftpflicht) covers you against financial claims of others for damages for which you are responsible as the owner, co-owner or guardian of your dog. It’s flexible & digital! Cancel anytime! Insurance plans are available from 5,99€/month. Request a Free Quote here.

Social Security Number

You need to get a social security number if you want to work in Germany. You cannot get paid without being in possession of a so-called Sozialversicherungsnummer.

Certified Translations

Our partner can provide you with a certified translation, including postal delivery, at an affordable price. Certified translations from our partner are recognised by all authorities in Germany and carried out by court-sworn translators.

German Tax Return

Anyone who is employed should submit a tax return. On our website you can file your tax return online in your preferred language. Our partner will help you to secure a refund of overpaid income taxes – on average more than 1.100 Euro.

Get a Free Health Insurance Quote

Public or Private Health Insurance Plans for Employees, Freelancers, Students & Visa Holders.

FIRST STEPS WHEN MOVING TO GERMANY

1. Find accommodation

If you are moving to Germany you will need to organise temporary accommodation while you look for permanent housing. Search here. For long-term furnished apartments, search here.

2. Register in Germany

If you want to live in Germany more than 3 months or work/ study in Germany, you are required by law to register your new residence by submitting an Anmeldung form to the Bürgeramt.

3. Apply for health insurance

Health insurance is compulsory for the whole population in Germany: you cannot live in Germany, even temporarily, without being covered by health insurance. There are two kinds of health insurances: Public (GKV) and Private (PKV).

4. Get your tax ID

Within 2-3 weeks after having done the so-called Anmeldung, you should receive, at your registered German address, a letter containing your tax ID (Steuer-ID). Hand it over to your employer, possibly before getting your first payslip.

5. Open a bank account

You need to open a bank account if you want to live and work in Germany: paying a rent, receiving a salary, registering as a freelancer, and so on. Most of the banks require a proof of your registered address and/or your German tax ID.

6. File your tax return

Anyone who is employed should submit an income tax return for the previous year(s). The tax return has to be filed before the 31st of July. Additional time is granted if your tax refund is done by a tax adviser.

The Best Bank Account in Germany

Open your FREE bank account online in 8 minutes. No Anmeldung is required!

Your N26 online bank account comes with everything you need to spend, save and keep track of your money, all under one app.