Download Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse (SBK) brochure for a professional and complete overview of the health insurance services they provide in Germany. Filled with additional information for expats moving to Germany, it provides a good overview of the German healthcare.
Since 1st January 2009, a change in the insurance reform made it compulsory for everyone to take out health insurance in Germany. Previously (since April 2007) compulsory health insurance was only limited to certain groups of people.
Are you an expat or a German citizen who wants to be self-employed? Well, there are a few steps that you must follow. One of the things you must determine is whether you will be self-employed ad whether your company can hire employees. Let’s look at some of the benefits one gets from being self employed.
Those partners or children (under eighteen) of EU/EEA nationals may apply for a family reunion visa, a German national long-stay visa. With the family reunion visa, you can move in with a relative who is a citizen of the EU or the European Economic Area and receive permanent residency and status there.
In Germany, marriage are considered legal unions, and essentially legally binding contracts between 2 persons. The union is protected under the German Constitution. Persons getting married in Germany only need to appear physically at a Standesamt for a civil ceremony. Witnesses are not required in this case and a religious ceremony is optional.