Every removal – whether to another city or country – should be preceded by a thorough analysis and preparation. The same applies to move from the UK to Germany. It is advisable to get all the information about your destination, to make plans for your education and for living in the new location.
- Check the city in Germany to which you are moving
There are many guides on the Internet to all popular cities around the world. Germany is not an exception. Try to find detailed information about important aspects of the city you are moving to.
Take a closer look at the cost of living, access to media and institutions, local job and education opportunities. Do not forget the accessibility of public transport and the possibilities of international air travel.
If you travel a lot by plane, you need easy and quick access to the airport. In larger cities in Germany, this is not a problem.
- Learn German at a basic level
You do not have to do this at any cost, but it will help you a lot. Knowing the basics of the German language will make it easier to improve your language skills later on. Even learning a few basic phrases can be useful if you will need help when you move to Germany.
Check out 92 German phrases that will help you survive your first conversation with a native speaker.
- Plan your family’s educational goals
Moving to Germany from the UK is only the beginning. When you come to Western Europe, learning new things and acquiring new skills is an endless process. If you have children, you will also have to provide them with education. This means that your new home will have to be near a public or private school. Germany does not allow self-education (teaching at home), you should remember this when you leave the UK.