GET RESIDENCE PERMITS AND VISAS
If you or your staff are moving to Berlin from a country outside the EU, you normally require a visa or permit to live and work in Germany. The Business Immigration Service (BIS) can provide helpful advice and information for all new arrivals and their families.
Free financing and business location services will help make moving your company to Berlin hassle-free.
Discover how to register a business, access funding programs and find the perfect work space in Berlin.
MOVING WITH FAMILY
Berlin is an incredibly family-friendly city. Whether there’s a stay-at-home parent in your family or not, you’ll have the support you and your children need. There is a variety of high-quality public and private daycare centers and schools in Berlin, and family support programs in every borough.
FIND A HOME
The capital’s diverse neighborhoods are spread across twelve boroughs and offer lots of choice when it comes to finding an apartment or house in Berlin. A competitive housing market means looking early is a must. Get top tips to find your home.
REGISTER YOUR ADDRESS
Once you find your new home, you’ll need to register in Berlin at your local citizen’s office, known as a “Bürgeramt”. The registration process, called “Anmeldung” in German, is simple and can easily be done by making an appointment. Find out how to register successfully.