Office for the Equal Treatment of EU Workers

Living and working in Germany

The information centre provides you with important information on all areas of life and notes regarding advice options. “New in Germany” provides information on, among other things, entry and residence, German courses and professional qualifications. Under “Working in Germany” you can find out more about looking for a job, working conditions and special forms of work (e.g. posting, seasonal work and cross-border workers). Under “Social benefits” you will find information on unemployment assistance, health insurance and family benefits. “Education” provides information on vocational training, school and university studies.

When you first arrive in a new country, there are many areas where you need to get your bearings: looking for somewhere to live, learning the language, dealing with the authorities.

First steps in Germany

When you first arrive in a new country, there are many areas where you need to get your bearings: looking for somewhere to live, learning the language, dealing with the authorities. More

Take the time to get to know the basic rules of the working world (pay, holiday leave, working time, etc.) and how the law protects you, and learn how you can find a job.

Working in Germany

Take the time to get to know the basic rules of the working world (pay, holiday leave, working time, etc.) and how the law protects you, and learn how you can find a job. More

The social security systems differ from country to country. Get an overview of the rules in Germany.

Social security

The social security systems differ from country to country. Get an overview of the rules in Germany. More

The German education system is very varied. Learn more about the school education your children will receive, as well as about vocational training and continuing training options.

Education

The German education system is very varied. Learn more about the school education your children will receive, as well as about vocational training and continuing training options. More

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