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Advice on living in Germany.

Here you can find useful tips and links about Germany in order to facilitate your arrival and make it easier for you to get useful information.

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I am new here. Who can help me?

In Germany, there are many counseling services for migrants and people with a migrational background. They will give you advice and help you to find your way. ...

I would like to learn German. Where can I find courses?

Language courses, where German is taught as a foreign language, are called integration courses. Ususally you have to pay 1,20 Euro per lesson. Please ...

Where can my child learn German?

For your child to be successful in school, a good knowledge of the German language is necessary. For this reason many kindergartens and primary schools offer German courses for ...

German Courses for Professional Purposes - ESF BAMF

German Courses for Professional Purposes should help you gain language skills that facilitate your communication at work. You may need to ask your local VHS if they ...

Where can I find further information on German language courses?

Language courses for women? For children or teenagers? Please ask your youth migration service for language courses for special target groups (young persons, women).  Please ...

I would like to apply for the German citizenship.

You can apply for the German citizenship, if you have permanently and legally lived in Germay for eight years. If you have successfully visited and completed ...

You need a residence permit?

You will need a visa as a citizen of a so-called third country. Please note that you will have to extend your visa from time to time. You will need ...

How does my family get to Germany?

If you want your family to join you in Germany, you need to consider a few things. Each case is looked at individually. Please ask your migration counselor ...

What are Youth Centres and where do I find one?

Youth Centres offer leisure activities for teenagers. Not only do they provide a varied range of activities but also a meeting place ...

Assisted Returns and Continued Migration.

If you want to return to your home country voluntarily or plan to continue migration to another country, you will receive assistance. Be it professional training or counselling on a ...

What are consulates and how can they help me?

Consulates are institutions of a state within the borders of another state. The diplomatic  outposts will help you with visa applications and provide information on  entry ...

What things do I have to consider when just having arrived in Germany?

If you are unsure about how to behave in certain situations, below are listed advice on how to behave.

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