Office for the Equal Treatment of EU Workers

Guide to German authorities for EU citizens

The first steps in a foreign country can be confusing. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you if you have to deal with public authorities.

Step by step, the guide takes you through various areas of everyday life, such as “residence”, “working” and “housing” in Germany.

We provide an overview which answers the following key questions: “Which authority is responsible?”, “What deadlines apply?” and “What else do I need to keep in mind?”.