Working in Germany

Employed in Germany, looking for a job, starting a business?

For many people, a move to Germany is triggered by a desire for change, its location, or a new family opportunity. For others, it is due to changing circumstances in their home locale, or a better job market elsewhere.

Regardless of the reason for the move, it is useful to understand what is involved in looking for work, work permit rules, types of job contract and, for those with an entrepreneurial streak, how to set up a business of your own: whether as a small, family concern or a much grander project.

This section contains the necessary information you may need concerning work permits, standard employment contracts, and the legal requirements for building a business in Germany. Simply browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.