Companies, in particular, hire relocation agencies to make moving a lot easier for new employees and their families. Most relocation agencies offer a complete relocation package. An agency can save foreign newcomers a lot of stress. The agency helps you find the perfect house, room or apartment and even takes care of the time-consuming bureaucratic registration process.
Relocation experts do not only organize the move itself (including red tape – and in Germany there’s plenty of that!), they can even help with cultural integration, e.g. finding a language school or organizing cultural events.
What Relocation Agencies do
Finding an apartment, making all necessary appointments, customs, management of rental agreements and apartment handover, including condition report.
Mandatory registration, residence and working permits, visas. Telephone, internet, electricity, gas and water supply, garbage collection, radio & TV, registration of vehicles. Help with opening a bank account, exchanging driver’s licences, insurance information.
Information on medical care, advice and registration at schools and kindergartens, all-day orientation tours of your new neighborhood (including public transport, shopping, social clubs, sports grounds, doctors etc). Organization of language courses, intercultural training, comprehensive information about recreational activities, cultural and sporting events. Organization of social get-togethers, excursions.
Terminating contracts, deregistering with the authorities and suppliers, organizing the move.