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What do I need to know before moving to Germany?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Germany, they said...

"Before moving to Germany, expats should ensure that they have the necessary documents for immigration, including a valid passport, work and residency permits, insurance certificates, and any relevant visas. It is important to research the cultural customs and laws of Germany, as they may be significantly different from the expat's home country. It is also important to be aware of the cost of living in the city or region where they are moving, and to make sure they have access to suitable accommodations and transportation options. Additionally, expats should make sure they understand the local language, as English is not as commonly spoken as in some other areas of the world," explained one expat living in Germany.

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"Get an estimate for a move so you know what the expensive-but-easy way is. Just don't sign anything," said another expat in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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