Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe. It is the largest and most populous country in European Union and its diversified economy, high quality infrastructure and choice of liveable cities and regional centres provide a wealth of opportunity for individuals and families looking to relocate to Germany.
Australians with non EU passports who wish to remain in Germany for longer than three months must obtain a residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel). You can apply for a residence permit at the local Foreigners Office (Ausländerbehörde) if you are in Germany on valid visa.
There are a surprising number of English speaking expats living and working in Germany. So, whilst it certainly helps to speak German, English is widely spoken and well understood by most Germans.
Our German partner network is extensive and covers all the main German cities and regions, which ensures accurate local knowledge and expertise including home search, school search and settling services if required.
We have the people, processes and infrastructure to make your move stress-free. Here's how it works:
On the scheduled moving day, we arrive at your home to carefully pack your belongings into specially designed international removal cartons. We also disassemble, wrap, itemise and prepare your furniture to export standards.
A detailed and descriptive customs export packing list is compiled and your packed belongings are loaded and secured into an appropriate shipping line container, transferred to our warehouse for weighing, security sealing and reporting. The container is then transported to the port and onto the vessel for international sailing.
Our experienced move coordinators will ensure all of your necessary shipping documentation is checked and in order to facilitate prompt customs clearance into your destination country. You will be provided with password protected access to our key date tracking system so you can monitor the progress of your shipment as well as a direct link to the shipping line container tracking and/or airline consignment tracing web pages.
We arrange customs clearance of your shipment, collection of the container from the destination port and the delivery of your belongings to your international residence - unpacking the cartons, re-assembling and placing all furniture items to your satisfaction and disposing of any packing debris and mess.
Frequently asked questions
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