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Simplifying German bureaucracy is our mission

From registering your German residence to applying for your tax ID, from getting your health insurance to opening your bank account, from filing your tax return to obtaining your certified translation — myGermanExpert is the easiest way to get settled in Germany.

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Simplifying German bureaucracy is our mission

From registering your German residence to applying for your tax ID, from getting your health insurance to opening your bank account, from filing your tax return to obtaining your certified translation — 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get a Free Health Insurance Quote

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

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 solutions, this flat listing site for Germany can help you.

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 May. Additional time is granted if your tax refund is done by a tax adviser.

Fill in Your Anmeldung Form

Sign up for a free account and complete your registration form to get settled in Germany.