Are you struggling with German bureaucracy?

Discover how we can help YOU.

Get your problems solved now!

“Absolutely stunning in their level of efficiency, friendliness and customer service. I'm speechless...”
Alex Maxwell

Red Tape Translation has been in Berlin for 10+ years, serving thousands of expats. Our Life Admin assistants are calm, compassionate and experienced. We all speak fluent English and German.

We work with you to solve your German admin problems.

Stop banging your head against the wall!

Do you need help with…

Filling out forms

  • Unemployment benefits (ALG1)
  • Job Center (ALG2, Hartz IV)
  • Anmeldung (address registration)
  • Mieterselbstauskunft (tenant registration form)

Booking appointments

  • Anmeldung (address registration)
  • Finding doctors and specialists who speak English
  • Booking a hospital stay
  • Visa appointments

Making phone calls

  • Agentur für Arbeit
  • Your landlord
  • Utilities
  • Organizing repairs
  • The Finanzamt (…the horror, the horror!)
Leaving Germany

  • Tying up loose ends
  • Canceling contracts
  • De-registering
  • Writing letters
  • Setting up mail forwarding

Dealing with public authorities

  • Decrypting a letter from the Finanzamt (tax office)
  • Getting an exemption from paying church tax
  • Understanding TV/radio tax bills
  • Pension office (DRV)
  • Job agency (Agentur für Arbeit)
  • Vehicle registration

… and more

  • Searching for birth and death records
  • Correcting mistakes
  • Finding lawyers
  • Filing complaints
  • Kitas and schools

….we can help!

*We offer special discounts for students and unemployed people.

“Immediate response and prompt, professional service, which seems so rare in Berlin.”
Mark Pearce

How it works

Write down your questions or upload letters – whatever you need help with. The more info you give us, the better.

After booking, you’ll receive an invoice. Bank transfer, credit card, or PayPal are all fine. Remember, this is a business expense if you’re a freelancer.

At your scheduled date and time, we’ll hop on the call together and work through your admin tasks. You’ll need to use at least 30 minutes of your phone time in your call. If we accomplish your tasks with time left over, you’ll receive a credit to put towards your next call.

Our team is dedicated to helping you solve your German Admin problems alongside you, during your call. This ensures that the job is done to your satisfaction and you gain experience dealing with German tasks in a non-stressful, easy way.

One working day’s notice is required for cancellation or to reschedule your call. If you cancel within that time frame, you’ll receive a credit towards your next call.

Got German admin problems?

We’ll solve them for you!

“Kathleen and her team are incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and organized. Working with them was seamless and stress-free.”
Lana Belton

Don’t put it off! The problem’s not going to go away on its own.

Your time and energy are valuable – don’t waste them.

Get it done. Now.

With friendly support and humor to boot…