Living in germany
Integration and orientation courses
Probably during the first weeks and the first months of your life in Germany many things will seem strange to you. What was normal and simple in your country of origin may work in Germany according to other guidelines. Inform the best you can and take advantage of the advice offers. In Germany there are many organizations willing to help you if you have doubts. We present here the main sites to which you can go.
Advice for adult MBE immigrants
The employees of the immigrant counseling services will help you solve your problem quickly and without bureaucracy. They will present support from their first day in Germany and are prepared to give advice, for example, on these issues:
Learning the German
For example, where can I learn German? Do I have to pay for the course myself?
School and work
For example, is my school title or my professional training recognized here? How and where can I find a job?
For example How can I find a home? How much does a house cost?
For example, do I need medical insurance? What doctor can I go to?
marriage, family and education
For example, who can help me during pregnancy? Who can advise me if I have marital problems?
Solve problems jointly
Counselors and counselors also understand, in many cases, the language of their country of origin and are familiar with the problems and challenges that may arise during the time of adaptation to life in Germany. After a personal interview, they will develop with you a plan that will help you adapt quickly to everyday life in Germany. Your skills and knowledge will be the central point of advice. You will receive information about the existing support measures and the places where you can learn German. The councils and counselors will also check if they can attend integration courses subsidized by the State or participate in other integration programs in their place of residence.
The counseling service for adult immigrants is completely free
WHERE TO SEEK ADVICE ON IMMIGRATION?
In many German cities there are counseling offices for immigrants, The following organizations offer free advice:
social assistance association for workers (arbeiterwohlfahrt
Caritas Association of Germany
Diaconical Work of the Evangelical churches in Germany
German Joint Benefit Society
German red cross
Central service of beneficence of the Jews in Germany
German Association of the Displaced (Bund der Vertriebenen)
Assistance services for immigrant youth.
ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MIGRATORY BACKGROUND
For young immigrants, the first days in a foreign country are fascinating and hard at the same time. They want to make new friendships and face the challenges of school or work. The assistance services for young immigrants (JMD) help young people to overcome the challenges of adapting to life in Germany. These services advise and support immigrant adolescents and young adults under 27 years of age.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND INDIVIDUALIZED ADVICE
The offer of assistance services for young immigrants ranges from individual support with a plan to promote integration, personalized advice and work with parents, to group activities and courses. There they receive help and information, for example, on issues related to the following topics.
education, childhood and adolescence
educational system and professional training
management of computers and computer programs for learning German.
Assistance services for immigrant youth are offered in more than 420 locations throughout the country. The institutions responsible for social work with young people assume the advice.
Federal Evangelical Association for Social Assistance for Youth (Bundesarbeitsgemischaft Evagelische Jugendsocialarbeit)
Federal Catholic Association of Social Assistance for young people
Social Assistance Association for workers
International Union, German Joint Benefit Society and German Red Cross
information on the Internet www.jungendmigrationsdienste.de
Citizen service of the federal migration office
If you have more questions, you can contact the citizen service of the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees. There he will receive help, especially on issues related to immigration and integration, such as the integration course, the right of residence or naturalization.
You can contact the citizen service through the Internet contact form available at www.bamf.de/kontakt-buergerservice
Internet as a source of information
The Internet can be a great help in finding information. Many authorities, local administrations and public offices have their website in which they offer useful information. On the website of the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees find information on daily life in Germany, addresses and other advice section www.bamf.de/willkommen-in-deutschland
IT IS IMPORTANT:
More and more people use the Internet, however, so as not to be a victim of fraudsters, you must be very careful when you view the network. Above all you must be very careful when it comes to your personal or banking information. Inform in detail before making purchases on the Internet.
Keep in mind that not all the information that is offered on the Internet is reliable and correct. In some pages you also find incorrect information. On the contrary, the Internet pages of ministries, public offices and authorities are especially reliable.
IT CONVERTS KNOW
To find important addresses and phone numbers you can also use the yellow pages. Gelbe Seiten. A telephone directory ordered by specific topics or areas. This guide is available for each city or region. In the yellow pages you can find public offices, such as the housing office, usually under the keyword Behorden (public administrations). You can also access the yellow pages on the Internet www.gelbeseiten.de
LIVING IN GERMANY
ENTER IN GERMANY
Demands on immigration matters.
About the regulation of conyge
German for professional purposes
INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION
Advice for adults
Advice for immigrant youth
Special programs and individualized advice
Attention to the citizen, federal immigration office
Internet as a source of information
RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION
Office for people belonging to the European Union
Office for people not coming from the European Union
Right of residence
Types of residence
WORK AND PROFESSION
Homologation of titles
Professional orientation, employment placement
Continuing professional training
Creation of a company and work on its own.
Housing LIVING PLACE
State aid social housing
Rentals and lease law
CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Pregnancy and protection of motherhood
Subsidy for childcare
Family benefit for dependent child
Options for child care
Dispute and crisis family violence
SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Types of School
Special educational support program
Requirements to access university studies
HEALTH AND PRECAUTION
Care in case of illness or accident
Care in your mother tongue
Preventive medical exams and vaccines
Health prevention and childhood vaccination
Sexually transmitted diseases assistance
Assistance in case of addictions and drug use
Assistance for disabled people
INSURANCE AND BANKS
Mandatory social security
Insurance for people and goods