Welcome to Germany

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Information about Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, to study or work - if so, you are in the right place to find out more!

Visa requirements

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.

Please note that for visa applications no appointments are required/given. However, groups of more than 5 need to make an appointment.

Passport applications upon appointment only.


Working in Germany

Details of the "Green card" initiative for IT specialists and information on the general requirements for working in Germany.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

Career: English Teacher

English Teachers are in demand in Germany.  Interested in looking into a career as a teacher?  This month at Young Germany we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get the job, take you through the day of a freelance English teacher, and talk to a teacher who works at an international school.

Welcome to Germany

Muslim life in Germany

Information from the Federal Foreign Office

Training - Made in Germany

Information for Immigrants - Living and Working in Germany

BMI brochure for Immigrants

Are you planning to move to Germany? Or did you arrive recently, intending to stay here permanently? Taking a step like this involves a lot of changes. This brochure has been designed to help you find your way in Germany. It contains basic information to help you settle in more easily and quickly in your new home and integrate into life here.

Berlin.de - Berlin International


Berlin's official Internet site. Here you can find information about different aspects of Berlin.

Customs regulations

Spürhund des Zolls bei der Arbeit

When entering Germany from a non-EU country, the goods you are carrying are tax/duty-free under certain conditions.