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.
Work in Europe’s most vibrant startup scene or at one of the many globally-established corporations that call the city home.
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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
With twelve boroughs and countless character-rich neighborhoods, Berlin has everything from traditional houses, high-rise flats, and architectural landmarks to choose from. It’s competitive though, so start early and don’t be shy about hiring some help to find the right home.
REGISTER YOUR ADDRESS
After you find your new home in Berlin, you’ll need to register it at the citizens’ office or “Bürgeramt” for your local area.The registration process, known as “Anmeldung” in German, is simple and can easily be done by making an appointment.