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.

Residents of the following countries are also serviced by the South African team:  Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Leading the Way to Germany

Would you like to start or continue your professional future in Germany, but don't know exactly where to start? Have you already started learning German? Then this event is for you.

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My life in Germany

Young people talk about their first steps in Germany, about their work, about their free time and their plans for the future.

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The portal for international experts offering comprehensive information on living and working in Germany.

This portal provides tips and information about work and study and addresses current topics in Germany and abroad.

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.

This database provides information on educational certificates in classifying foreign qualifications in the German education system.

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

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