On the 18th of November 2023, a series of rule changes came into place across Germany that made the EU Blue Card more accessible to skilled foreign workers. … Read more
Streets across Berlin and the rest of Germany and Austria are lit up every November in a fascinating and unique celebration as children begin their countdown to Christmas festivities. You might know this German celebration as Sankt Martinstag or Laternenumzug. If you’re a parent of a small child, you’re especially going to want to read on.
Was your little one born between the 1st of October 2017 and the 30th of September 2018? A very significant moment in their lives is fast approaching – the start of their schooling! Do you know what else is right around the corner? The deadline to enroll them at school. We take you through everything you need to know so that your child’s Schulanmeldung, or school registration process, in Berlin goes as smoothly as possible.
After spending ten years working in Berlin’s varied co-working spaces (Factory, raumstation, Coworking Toddler, CubicMeter, among many others!) Red Tape Translation was ready to find a humble home of our own. Modest though it may be in size, we went all out when it came to colour. Check out the new space!
We love helping expats from all around the world with their visa appointments – so we’ve gathered 7 common mistakes people make at the Ausländerbehorde/Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA) in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt.
Once you’ve been in Germany for a few years, the restrictions imposed on your work permit might melt away with the magic words “Erwerbstätigkeit gestattet” or “Erwerbstätigkeit erlaubt”. But these words can be misleading and have been known to put freelancers in a tight spot. We explain the confusing caveats of “free access to the job market”.
When you build a website or web presence for your business in Germany, your “Impressum” must feature prominently. What is an Impressum and how do you write it?
If you’re an expat in Berlin and you’re addicted to your phone, you’re in luck because there are some seriously cool apps available to make your life in Germany’s capital city easier. We’ve compiled a list of the most practical ones for you to download before your trip to Berlin. … Read more
This article is dedicated to immigrants and expats seeking help for burnout symptoms in Germany. It’s a topic that is close to my heart. The more clients I help who have faced this issue, the more I realise how important it is to get this information out there.
Get your Anmeldung done for your entire family without lifting a finger on the day – book our Red Carpet Registration service and we’ll come straight to your door and make sure it goes smoothly.
Unexpected cancellation of hundreds of expat accommodation bookings in Berlin with no signs of a refund: we outline the suspected rental scam and what victims should do next.