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How to relocate to Germany?


Guide for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens moving to Germany

(not suitable for citizens from third-party countries)


Last update: November 2015

Moving-to-Germany

Here are the steps to follow if you want to live in Germany and are free to move inside the EU without a visa



Where do you come from?

  • As an EU citizen, you can live, work and study in Germany without any visa or permit restrictions (incl. Romanian, Bulgarian & Croatian citizens);
  • As a citizen from Switzerland, Norway (EEA), Iceland (EEA) or Liechtenstein (EEA), you can also live, work and study in Germany without any visa or permit restriction. 
  • Important: we recommend you check this visa requirements before you take any further steps;

More details about visas for Germany.



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