Easy moving: stopping restrictions, mail, telephone
After you’ve found your new home, you’ll want to make your moving day a success too. In addition to many helping hands and packing boxes you will need a furniture truck and, of course, free parking space in front of your old and new place of residence.
To make sure that the moving trucks have room to park, you can get permission to put up “No Parking” signs from the roads department at Munich Town Hall. You’ll be charged an administrative fee, depending on the location of your apartment and the duration of the desired parking prohibition. The signs must go up at least 72 hours before the move.
It’s best to apply through a specialist “Schilderdienst” (sign-maker) or a roadworks company where you can get the necessary permit and the signs at the same time. If you decide to hand over the entire process of moving to a removal service, you won’t have to put up with problems like that of course. This is the most hassle-free way of moving.
Don’t forget to leave forwarding instructions with the postal service so mail is sent on to your new address. This can be done either at your local post office or on the internet at www.efiliale.de. To have your mail forwarded costs €15.20 for six months and €25.20 for 12 months. Deutsche Telekom also offers help at www.telekom.de. Among other things you can arrange for your new telephone number to be announced to anyone calling your former number for three months.
Relocation agencies in Hamburg: the experts for settling in
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 to Hamburg 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 not only organize the move itself (including the 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.
You can find an overview of services offered by relocation agents in the box below.
What relocations agencies offer
Companies are the main users of relocation agencies to make moving a lot easier for new employees. 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, they can even help with cultural integration, e.g. finding a language school or organizing cultural events.
1. Moving services
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, inter-net, 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.
4. Departure coordination
Terminating contracts, deregistering with the authorities and suppliers, organizing the move.