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How to relocate to Germany?

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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. 

If you are a citizen from a third-party country, the below guide isn't for you. Read these 10 steps to sorting your German paperwork

Important: we recommend you check this visa requirements before you take any further steps; 

More details about visas for Germany



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