When you reach the age 18 years you will be eligible to drive a car in Germany. You don’t have to exchange it for a German licence, if your driving licence has been achieved in an EU or an EEA country. You will have to either change it or apply for a new licence resident from other states.
The story of Start began with our successful language school. We are enthusiastic about helping internationals integrate in Berlin, and building up a language school seemed the ideal way to do so. After a while we realized: German was not the only thing our students needed to understand.
It can be complicated and costly to import a car to Germany. There are a number of things you have to notice, if you import your car from another country. As first thought, you have to pay customs duty when importing to Germany. Second thought you also have to get your car tested and registered.
To be allowed to work in Germany you will need to get a residence and a work permit. If you have an Europe (EU) nationality these conditions may not be necessary. You first need to get your residence permit in order to obtain a work permit. See our section on residence permits for further information. Students do not require work permits, however, there is a strict yearly limit of 90 days work. See our section on student jobs for further information.