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Many British expats that were looking at a move to Germany in 2020 are now wanting to know what has changed with regard to Removals to Germany after Brexit in 2020. The answer is not a lot has changed until the end of the transition period that is currently set on the 31st December 2020. If you are planning a Removal to Germany after Brexit then try to get it completed prior to the end of the transition period. That way you can move to Germany, become a resident and stay. Removals to Germany after the Brexit transition period is closed will probably find the entire process of removals to Germany has become more complicated and costly to complete.
Instant online quotes for Removals to Germany after Brexit
The team at Advance Moves international removals have an instant online quotation service for Removals to Germany after Brexit. Just enter some very basic details about your removal to Germany and within 30 seconds you will have an instant online quote for your removal to Germany emailed to you. The fun doesn’t stop there. Once you have received your quick quote you will then receive up to 5 more accurate quotes for your removal to Germany from independent professional removal companies that can cover your removal requirements. You can then choose the mover that best suits your requirements saving you both time and money on your removal to Germany after Brexit. The quick quote process is free and without obligation, it’s just the easiest way to get the best price for a removal to Germany.
Information pages on Removals to Germany after Brexit
Advance moves also has an information page dedicated to Removals to Germany after Brexit in 2020. It’s packed full of helpful information all about moving and living in Germany. With links to government sites that will help you obtain residency in Germany. Check out the Removals to Germany information Page for more details and just about everything you need to know for a Removal to Germany after Brexit in 2020.
Removals to Germany after Brexit
Germany has at least 100,000 British expats, most of whom are either corporate nomads, or who are married to German nationals. There are about 16,000 Brits in Berlin alone, the largest expat community in Germany’s capital city and most popular expat destination.
Germany, like most EU countries, is giving British citizens a grace period through 2020 , so if you are looking to undertake a removal to Germany after Brexit, it would be good to do so during this before the end of the year. If you are living in Germany or if you undertake removals to Germany in 2020, you’ll have life-long healthcare rights.
Removals to Germany and then staying in Germany
If you are planning on a removal to German and staying for more than 3 months, you must register at your local registration office within 14 days of arrival. The office is sometimes known as the Einwohnermeldeamt, Kreisverwaltungsreferat (KVR), Bürgerbüro or Bürgeramt.
Whenever you move home in Germany, you must register at your new address.
Removals to Germany after Brexit and Visas and residency
UK nationals living in Germany must apply for a new residence permit from their local Foreigners Authority (Ausländerbehörde). You will need a valid passport when applying for a residence permit.
As a resident in Germany, you must register with a health insurance company (Krankenkasse) to access healthcare. This is usually done through your employer or if you are retiring you will need to choose a private health care provider.
Removals to Germany for pensioners
If you live in Germany and receive an exportable UK pension, contribution-based Employment Support Allowance or another exportable benefit, you may currently be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK. You must apply for a certificate of entitlement known as an S1 certificate.
If you are resident in Germany, you must not use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the UK to access healthcare in Germany.
Working in Germany after Brexit
Your right to work in Germany will stay the same if you have undertaken a removal to Germany in 2020, and as long as you remain resident in Germany.
If you undertake a removal to Germany after Brexit, you will find that The German Bundesrat has adopted a change to its employment ordinance. It will ensure that, if you are living in Germany on the day the UK leaves the EU, you will have unrestricted access to the German labour market after Brexit. This means you will continue to be able to work in Germany, be it employed or self-employed, and also apply for new jobs.
Removals to Germany and driving
If you are a resident in Germany, you must exchange your UK licence for a German one within 6 months of moving to Germany. You can still use your German licence in the UK for short visits or exchange it for a UK licence without taking a test if you return to live in the UK.
If your UK driving licence is lost, stolen or expires, you will not be able to renew it with the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) while you are resident in Germany.
Where to move to in Germany after Brexit
Thinking of undertaking removals to Germany after brexit? Find out which are the best cities in Germany to live in when it comes to quality of life.
The people living in Germany enjoy the highest quality of life not just in Europe but in the entire world, with seven German cities ranked in the world’s top 30 for quality of living – and three of those (Munich, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt) were in the top 10. German cities scored even higher in terms of infrastructure – quality of public transportation, traffic congestion and airport effectiveness – with four in the top 10 places.
Removals to Berlin
Much of Berlin was destroyed in the Second World War, and later, after the reunification of East and West Germany, there has been much rebuilding. The city is very green, with parks, forests, lakes and rivers covering an amazing third of the city. The districts within it are varied, each with their own distinct atmosphere. Charlottenburg is an upmarket – somewhat sedate – area in the west of the city with beautiful 19th-century townhouses but there are students here too. Kreuzberg, traditionally a major center for the city’s Turkish and alternative residents is a fashionable, multi-cultural area. If you are looking to move to the most famous of cities, removals to Berlin is for you.
Removals to Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is a beautiful cosmopolitan city sitting on the Rhine river, and home to banks, industry, media companies, multi-national HQs, museums, restaurants and markets – and great international schools. There are 50 districts across the city: Stadmitte is mix of cultures with rich and poor side by side. Houses are rare, apartments expensive but for some it’s the place to be. Pempelfort, with its diverse cultural scene, and up-and-coming Hafen are both popular with singles and younger people. Bilk is a densely populated area filled with foreigners and students who enjoy its thriving nightlife and lots of green open spaces. Close to the river, Oberkassel is perhaps the most attractive part of the city with its art nouveau architecture – with prices to match. Niederkasse is a sought-after area – and home to over a quarter of the city’s Japanese population. If you are looking for Germany’s equivalent to Paris, then maybe removals to Düsseldorf is for you.
Removals to Frankfurt
Frankfurt, is Germany’s financial capital and looks a little like Manhattan with its skyscraper skyline and, similarly, most of the 600,000 people who work here chose to commute in from the suburbs rather than live right in the center. This is partly because of the cost, partly because of availability. There are new-builds in Reidberg, the West and East Harbour, Rebstockpark and Friedberger Warte, while older mansions (and consulates) fill leafy Westend, Holzhausen Quarter, Poets’ Quarter (Dichterviertel), and the Diplomatenvierte. Singles enjoy the restaurants and bars in Sachsenhausen and parts of Nordend. Lots of executives live in towns in the Vordertaunus, a wooded area 45 minutes north-west of Frankfurt. If you are looking to work within the financial sector then removals to Frankfurt could well be for you.
Removals to Hamburg
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with 1.8 million inhabitants. The metropolitan area is home to 5.1 million people. Although it’s a vast city, people have more living space than all the other major cities in the world, there are loads of green open spaces and many rivers and canals crossed by over 2,000. Altona is a popular residential district, with beautiful old architecture, restored old factories and large, expensive villas with river views. Eimsbüttal is upmarket and trendy, and where you’ll find the University. Wandsbek, in the far north-east of the city, has the highest number of residents and is a mainly suburban area divided into precincts and quarters. Hamburg Nord is traditionally working class with a few wealthy enclaves. Bergedof, to the south of the city, was once an independent town and still has its own castle which is today used as a museum. If you are looking for Germany’s equivalent to Venice then removals to Hamburg is for you.
Removals to Munich
Munich is the most expensive city in Germany and the one of the most expensive city in Europe. Close to the universities, Schwabing is popular with students and young people. The area segues into the Maxvorstadt with its trendy shops and cafes. Isarvorstadt is the city’s gay area with lots of nightclubs. Haidhausen, on the right bank of the river Isar, is popular with professionals.
Lehel and Bogenhausen are both extremely expensive: the former consists mainly of apartments lived in by the city’s stylish ‘in-crowd’; the latter are grand villas lived in by the city’s old money. If you are looking for the student lifestyle then removals to Munich maybe for you.
Removals to Nürnberg
Nürnberg in a beautiful city in the state of Bavaria, which is situated on the Pegnitz river and Rhine-Main-Danube canal. It’s got a high percentage of foreigners living there, a reputation for being urban yet relaxed. There are apartments in stunning art nouveau buildings and converted factory loft spaces. Moegeldorf, Rehof, Laufamholz and Zerzabelshof are among the most desirable areas in the city. If you are looking to join an expat community, then removals to Nürnberg could be for you.
Removals to Stuttgart
It might come as a surprise to discover that Stuttgart, despite its strong association with the automobile industry, is set out across a number of hills, valleys and parks. Some of the city’s most desirable homes are on the steep hillside and have awesome views. Accommodation in the very heart of the city is limited but Stuttgart-West is an attractive area not far from the city center with shops, markets, cafes, theatres and parks all within easy walking distance. Stuttgart-Ost and Stuttgart-Süd are also very central. Killesberg and Dogerloch are fairly exclusive areas. Sindelfingen, Böblingen or Vaihingen are all further out but you’ll stand more chance of finding accommodation with a garden if that’s important to you. If you are looking for a job within the automobile industry, then removals to Stuttgart would be worth investigating.
Advance moves doesn’t just cover removals to Germany.
Advance moves covers removals to anywhere in Europe and the world. The quick quote system allows you to enter details about a removal to any country in the world and obtain an instant online removal quote, backed up by up to 5 more accurate quotes from removal companies that can cover your removal requirements. Its quick and easy and saves you time and money on international removal quotes. So wherever you are moving, say a move from Paris to Malaga, or a removal from Murcia in Spain to Berlin in Germany. you can get a quick quote just like that.