Excellent! Removed all the stress of navigating the Ausländerbehörde and Thomas was super friendly and helpful. I would recommend to anybody whose German is schlecht!
Amelia Payne, Berlin
We had a fantastic experience with Red Tape Translation – would highly recommend them. We had two zoom sessions with Kathleen, in which she reviewed all of our paperwork to ensure we were ready for our visa appointment; she helped us speed through some of the less familiar forms, figure out the best job titles for my freelance application, and ensure all was clear on letters of intent. We also worked with one of Red Tape’s great translators, Ina, for the visa appointment itself; she was very kind and helpful, and she also helped ease the nerves as we waited! We were thrilled to receive the maximum amount of time permitted for a first freelance residence permit! Kathleen was also incredibly helpful in recommending a health insurance broker and accountant with good English language skills; she is very communicative and has expansive knowledge about systems here. I will look forward to working with them again soon on my KSK application!
Sarah Taylor Ellis, Berlin
My go-to translation service
Angelo Iasevoli, Berlin
Ina was amazing. Really friendly and sorted out my problem. Great service!
Niamh Brennan, Berlin
I used Red Tape Translation for my wedding and I couldn’t be happier, I felt guided and cared for through the whole process. Katie is extremely kind and responsive and our interpreter Thomas is, on top of a professional, a warm and lovely person. Getting married during a pandemic might be stressful and lonely but for us it definitely wasn’t, also thanks to their enthusiastic service.
Sole Manganiello, Berlin
Great service! Really professional
Alex Cam, Berlin
An excellent service which I’ll no doubt be making use of again if necessary. Ina my translator arrived on time, was very warm, friendly and clearly dedicated to helping me getting started in Berlin. Ina took notes, was very thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you very much Ina, and thank you RedTape!
Dabaiyah Fidel, Berlin
Kathleen was super helpful with my questions about which visa would be right for me, despite not intending to apply to live in Berlin specifically. We covered a range of topics pertaining to my visa and my personal situation and she made a lot of great recommendations about how to go about the process, especially given I’m coming from a unique situation in a number of regards, Highly recommend speaking to Kathleen to really clarify the process and answer any questions you might have.
Emily Abrahams, Berlin
Our visit to the Bürgeramt in Berlin was a pleasure with the help of Ina, our Red Tape interpreter.
Derek Griffith, Berlin
2017-19: Kathleen and her team are great – they’ve been a huge help in my experience here in Berlin as an expat. There’s a lot of stuff to figure out and having professionals who understand the system and are able to guide you through it makes a big difference.
Update 2020: I just wanted to reiterate how helpful Red Tape Translation is. Kathleen and her great team continue to be super helpful and very supportive in all ways. They make it easy to reach out and get support. Highly recommend. I always tell anyone who asks me for advice re: admin & relocation support to contact Red Tape Translation!!
Kimberly Lauren Bryant, Berlin
Liz was fantastic! A really helpful, friendly and professional service. Thank you!
Lloyd Pinniger, Berlin
Great service! I used Red tape to register for my residency in Berlin and it was easy to communicate with them, Ina their translator met me outside the place, waited with me and then came in with me to help with the bureaucracy. I would recommend this service.