You are all set to start the big move but have no idea where you start. There are so many things to take into consideration
You need to find a place to live, compare the cost of living, decide what to do with your belongings, and even what clothes to bring along.
We created a page with tidbits of information we think will help in your journey.
Good to know
Your Visas are approved, your paperwork is finalised and you are ready to start planning the big move. This can be a very stressful time, and we hope the information we provide here helps to ease the process.
Documents to bring to Germany
It is very difficult to predict what documents you will need in Germany. It will depend on your type of visa, your family situation, the
Checklist before you travel to Germany
This is not indented as a moving checklist, but rather all the admin you have to take into consideration before you get on the plane
We created a list of documents we think you need to bring with you to Germany, as well as a checklist to make sure you remember to cancel your Television licence and update your insurance policies
The sleeping arrangements in Germany is a bit different from that in South Africa. The bedding sizes are also different. Plan accordingly and don’t bring bedding with you that will not fit on the beds.
Make sure you know what you are allowed to bring into Germany.
We also have a page about importing a used vehicle. Our advice is only do this if you really really cannot part with your beloved vehicle.
We also have a list of Shipping and relocation companies that was suggested by members that used them.
Shipping and Relocation Companies
Shipping from South Africa to Germany Here is a list of the companies suggested by members of our Facebook page: Execu Move IMS Shipping Kühne
What can I bring into Germany
It is very tempting to bring some South African goodies with you when you travel to Germany, and while most items are allowed, there are Restrictions.
Beds, Mattresses and Duvets
The sleeping arrangements in Germany is a bit different from what we are used to in South Africa. The average German couple sleeps on a
Import a used vehicle to Germany
12.01.2022 – This document is still a draft, awaiting feedback What documents do you need Proof of ownership – Proof of purchase / Hire purchase
Dangerous (Banned) Dogs Some dog breeds are banned in Germany. There are additional rules for individual states. Up-to-date information can be found on the Zoll
Your furbabies will hopefully come with you. The information on this page will help you smooth their journey to their new home
It helps to start learning German as soon as you can. You can find a collection of tips, rules and suggestions for apps, or schools on our Learning German page
You can learn German via online sites, with mobile apps, or by attending classes.Germany uses the European Language Framework to specify profenciecy European Language Framework
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