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But you’ve got some work to do before you can call yourself “settled”. After you’ve checked off the first 6 steps above, there’s still the “settling in” part.
It takes time, and it takes a lot of patience and a lot of learning, but I’m here to fast track you through so that you can spend more time on the fun expat stuff.
✅ Do I know what’s included in a German rental contract?
✅ Do I know how to set up my internet when I arrive?
✅ Do I know which electricity provider I should choose?
✅ Do I know which type of residency permit I need?
✅ Do I know where to register myself in the city?
✅ Do I know how to get my German tax number?
✅ Have I already done my research on the transit system?
✅ Do I know how to get/exchange my drivers license?
✅ Do I know how the school system works in Germany?
✅ Have I prepared myself for German grocery store etiquette?
✅ Do I know what cultural norms to expect when I get there?