Living and
Working in Germany

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Have you decided to live in Germany permanently, for professional or private reasons? You will need German language skills and up-to-date information about life in Germany. The Goethe-Institut offers you quality support to best prepare you for a successful life in Germany.

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Would you like personal advice online or at the Goethe-Institut? We can answer your questions about everyday life and working life in Germany, proof of language proficiency, exit procedures, leaving the country, and everyday life in Germany or the German working world.

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Our information sessions provide you with information on living and working in Germany. The topics range from proof of language proficiency, recognition of certificates, health and school systems to the visa process. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get an overview of other advice centres.

When people from different cultures meet, uncertainties and frustrations may arise. Living in a foreign society is successful when trusting relationships can be built and maintained. For this to happen, criteria must be fulfilled, which we would like to introduce to you through our intercultural workshops.

To take up a job in Germany, you have to prove your German language skills. In our workshops on examination and learning strategies, we support you in developing learning strategies and familiarizing for the language examinations of the Goethe-Institut.

Are you leaving for Germany soon or are you already there? In our regular workshops "Mein Weg nach Deutschland: Living and working in Germany” you will receive comprehensive information to help you prepare for your arrival in Germany and make it easier for you to settle in.


Home Away From Home

Portraits of Indians in Germany

The dossier delves into the encounters of Indians residing in Germany, encompassing cultural disparities, professional journeys, obstacles, and life in the country.

Home Away From Home © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | Anupam Arunachalam

Online offers by the Goethe-Institut


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3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Near Vakil Lane
110001 New Delhi

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560038 Bangalore

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159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
400023 Mumbai

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No.4 5th Street, Rutland Gate
600 006 Chennai

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Park Mansions, Gate 4
57A, Park Street
700 016 Kolkata

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14/3-B, Boat Club Road
Pune 411001

Useful Links

Make it in Germany

It provides international professionals with all information about living and working in Germany.


Is an advisory service of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) and provides free and reliable guidance on everything you need to know when looking for employment in Germany.


Find information on the recognition of foreign educational qualifications, how your degree is assessed and whether your university is recognized.

Visas and entry

On the website of the German Embassy in New Delhi, you will find information about different visa options, requirements and procedures for applications.


Promotes academic exchange between Germany and India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka and provides information on higher education in Germany.

National Skill Development Corporation

Promotes mobility across skills and education for international employment and migration. It is a one-stop facilitation centre for upskilling, skilling, and international placements.

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