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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First steps in Germany

Working in Germany

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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.

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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.

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.

An essential platform for people seeking vocational training or a dual study programme in Germany.

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