Orientation and First Steps

You might need some extra support, information or counseling about the following subjects:

Finance and Insurances:

  • Information on Germany’s social security system, heath insurance, unemployment insurance and social aid, pension plans
  • Information on recommendable insurances (personal liability insurance, home insurance, car insurances,…)
  • How does payroll work
  • How to submit a tax report, which taxes are to be paid

Organizing your home and household:

  • Shopping facilities, including where to buy furniture and household goods
  • How to find qualified tradesmen
  • How to find a household help


  • Doctors that speak your language
  • Emergency numbers
  • Hospitals
  • Pediatric care
  • Payment of medical services
  • Pharmacies

City information and leisure time:

  • Public transport system
  • Shopping and nutrition
  • Churches and religious communities – maybe in your mother tongue
  • Sports
  • Cultural facilities and activities
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting points, clubs and associations for expats or people that speak your language
  • Where to buy products from your home country
  • Language courses