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Living and Working in Germany

- What is life like in Germany?
- Can I work in my job in Germany?
- Which visa do I need?
- How do I prepare for Germany?
If you plan on moving to Germany, Austria or Switzerland, e.g. as a spouse or as a qualified professional, you might ask yourself many questions about this important step in your life. Good linguistic and cultural preparation is a key factor for a successful start in a linguistically and culturally different country. We would like to inform you, answer your questions and help you with your preparation.

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You want to move to Germany and prepared yourself with our pre-integration activities? We would be happy to get your feedback and with your permission would like to contact you at a later stage. If you agree, please fill out the declaration of consent (.docx or .pdf) and send it to 

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Personal advice

Personal advisory service for your questions about immigration and preparation for Germany

Der Weg nach Deutschland © Goethe-Institute Thailand

The way to Germany

Information event if you would like to move to Germany as a spouse

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Working in Germany

Seminar if you want to work as a qualified specialist in Germany

A young chef is standing and presenting a dish in the kitchen. © Goethe-Institut Thailand

Vocational Training (Ausbildung) in Germany

As an alternative to studying, an Ausbildung or apprenticeship can be an attractive option for many school graduates from Thailand.

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Instagram Stories

Instagram stories about living and working in Germany

My way to Germany © Goethe-Institut Thailand

My Way to Germany

Our booklet with lots of useful information about preparation and everyday life in Germany

The web portal "My Way to Germany" @ Flo Karr / Unsplash

The web portal "My Way to Germany"

The web portal "My Way to Germany" is aimed at people migrating to Germany for professional or private reasons. It offers helpful information on living and working in Germany in 30 languages, refers to advice centers and provides free German exercises.


This project is sponsored by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

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