Expat “How To” Guides for Germany

Step-by-Step Help Guides

On this special page you’ll find links to all of our “How To” pages – listed alphabetically. If you don’t find what you need here, please use the “Search” feature (on right) and our Site Map, a guide to finding your way around this site.

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NEW: Banking: How To Open a Bank Account in Germany – A step-by-step guide to the process of opening a bank account, plus information about the types of banks and accounts.
NEW: Immigrating to Germany: How to Immigrate to Germany – What you need to know about residence permit categories and the immigration process.

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This electronics store in Berlin is open at night (until 9:00 pm, Mon.-Sat.), something that is not very common in most of Germany. See “How to Shop in Germany” for more. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo

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