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An Introduction the 4 Social Securities in Germany

By on August 24th, 2017

Every person who earns money in Germany has to pay taxes and contribute to social security. Depending on where you’re originally from, you may be used to this system, but let’s break it down anyway.

 

In Germany, we have four different social securities:

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What is SCHUFA and how do I get it for free?

By on May 23rd, 2017

SCHUFA stands for: “Schutzorganisation für Allgemeine Kreditsicherung”, a sort of “organization for general credit safety”. Will you remember that?

Not to worry, luckily we have experts like Elisa Stella, Founder of Düsseldorf Expat Assistant, to give us all the…

Visa for Germany


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A Guide on How to Obtain a Visa for Germany

By on April 6th, 2017

Let’s be honest, not all of us have had an easy ride getting into Germany, so sharing tips like how to obtain a visa for Germany will come in handy for newcomers. While Life in Düsseldorf is all about becoming acquainted in the city, there are a few legal things you’ll need…

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How to Deregister Yourself from Church Tax in Dusseldorf

By on March 30th, 2017

There are a lot of things to consider when moving to Germany, some decisions bigger than others, and some you may not have even known about. Church tax is something international residents tend to find out about later on when they are charged 8-9% of their income tax for…


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An Introduction Guide for Expats with Children in Dusseldorf

By on March 13th, 2017

So you’ve just moved to a new city in a new country, you’ve found a place to live, you have a good job, but there is one thing still worrying you. How can you help your children adjust to this move? No matter what their age this…

Jenna Davis
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