One way van hire to Germany
Cheap man and van removals to Germany
Do you want to move some boxes or furniture from the UK to Germany or the other way around? Why do not you hire our cheap one way van and driver service? Our prices are very competitive, much more affordable than hiring a professional UK to Germany movers.
We offer same and next day dedicated one way man with a van services for full house removals as well as shared van transport for moving boxes, single items, furniture, excess baggage.
You can even travel with our driver and save money on your flight. Compare prices from one way man and van hire to Germany from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Newcastle, Swindon and more. Our network of owner drivers and professional UK to Germany moving companies and express freight forwarders offers also moves on all most popular routes: London to Berlin, Hamburg to Madrid, Berlin to Barcelona, Munich to Paris etc.
Man and Van Removals to Germany
We are a cheap man and van company providing removal services with high level of professionalism from the UK to Germany and from Germany to the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible man with a van services maintaining the highest possible standards in the industry. Given the excellence and high level of expertise with which we carry out our services, we are able to complete any house removals, boxes, furniture, pallet or freight delivery smoothly and safely without any stress. With our moving services to Germany, our clients are relieved of the hassle involved in international transport. Whether you are relocating from one apartment to another or you are moving into a student accommodation or whether you just want some items transported from London to Berlin, Manchester to Hamburg, Liverpool to München, Birmingham to Köln, Brighton to Frankfurt, Bristol to Essen, Ipswich to Dortmund, Sheffield to Stuttgart, Edinburgh to Düsseldorf or Leeds to Bremen 1 man and van have the right solution to your move. Moving house to Germany can be very stressful as it involves a lot of stressful activities. So, why go through the stress? Relax a little bit and have time to attend to other engagements and allows experts to execute the project professionally for you.
Express last minute one way van hire to Germany have a team of packers who are very proficient in packing various types of household items, office supplies and equipment and indeed any type of items including large and heavy items like beds, sofas, solid wood dining tables, fridges and more. Our packers work together with our UK to Germany man and a van movers in executing everything. With our team of movers and packers, we are able to provide a satisfactory removal services whether you are moving within the United Kingdom or you are relocating across the border to any other European country. They will ensure that your items are safely delivered to your preferred location on time and safely too.
Why should hand over your possession to any other man and van to Germany firm with unproven records when you can use our services. We are reliable and we have proven records which eloquently testify to our ability to deliver quality services. You are not trying to talk you into hiring our services. No! You can disregard our talks as ordinary claim but make out time to read our reviews which people who were once like you left for us after using our services. Hire cheap man with a van to Germany at affordable costs. You can see from our reviews that our customers are happy for using our services. We are quite sure that you will also be happy with our service. We are promising you satisfaction and that is what you will get from us. Give us a trial and you will have reason to rejoice for choosing our services. Contact us to compare last minute, 24/7 express man and van hire to Germany from London, York, Northampton, Southampton, Stockport, Wigan, Warrington, Cardiff, Telford, Bradford and more.
German man and van companies
If you need the services of a reliable German man and van operator, do not hesitate to contact us either by giving us a phone call or sending us an email. We have many removal partners and can accommodate man and van removals to Germany or from Germany at competitive moving rates.
Below you can see our latest routes. 2 Men and 1 van hire to Germany are able to provide removal services from all parts of the UK including the following locations:
- Car transport from Newcastle to Berlin
- Furniture removals Bristol to Hanover
- One way Man and van hire to Duisburg from Birmingham
- Sending boxes to Nürnberg from Cambridge
- 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom man and van removals to Leipzig from Newport
- Express Pallet delivery from Sheffield to Dresden
- 4 bedroom house moving to Bochum from Bolton
- Machinery relocation to Wuppertal from Manchester
- Furniture removals to Bielefeld from Cardiff
- Norwich to Bonn man and van hire
- German moving companies from Cambridge to Mannheim
- Express courier Oxford to Karlsruhe
- Coventry to Gelsenkirchen one way van hire
Our one van hire services to Germany from the UK:
We are highly flexible with our services which include but not limited to the following:
- Express Man and van to Germany
- Packing when required
- Residential removals from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England
- Disposal of unwanted items
- Assemble/Disassemble of furniture
- House/flat moving + single items delivery
- Handy man service if required
- Short notice welcome - 24/7 man and van to Germany hire for express delivery same or next day
We use different types and sizes of vans in order to accommodate every need. The vehicles we use include the following:
Ford Transit LWB High Roof
3500 KG GROSS
Cargo length 3.40m
Cargo width 1.75m
Cargo height 1.86m
Total capacity 12m3
Mercedes LWB Luton
3500 KG GROSS
Cargo width 2.03m
Cargo length 4.06m
Cargo height 2.19m
Total capacity 20m3 l
Express Man and van to Germany
In this service, we do exactly as it is called. Here, we provide a well-trained driver with a high performing van to carry the items of our clients from the the UK to Germany. However we also get a lot of quote requests for man and van Germany to Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and more. There are many removal companies that provide man and van services but we are the right solution for your move if you are really looking for a cheap man and van hire services that keep to time and handle all items with high level of diligence so that nothing will happen to them. We task ourselves more than any other German one wan man and van hire removal companies or our competitors in order to ensure that we live up to expectation and keep to our services. Besides we put premium on customer satisfaction at all times. We have succeeded in achieving an enviable height which remains the dream of our competitors. We are able to get to the level we are now and to establish unbeatable records and reputation in the industry by providing our clients with satisfactory service. Besides, we have many years of experience in the UK to Germany man and van and provide our removal service from and to all parts of the UK. Contact us today to obtain quotes free of charge without any obligation attach to it. Our quote is highly competitive. So, hire our services today in order to witness for yourself how efficient our services are. Via our website you can also check Slovenian movers rates for your relocation from Germany to Ljubliana.
House moving, 1 bedroom flat or 5 bedroom home removals to Germany is one thing that nobody likes to do because of the stress involved in it. Indeed, moving into a new home is the actualization of one's dream of acquiring a property and putting it in order and the thought of actualising this dream can be exciting. But the stress involved in the move overwhelms the excitement. But at this point, one way van hire with a driver intervene in order to make the move stress free and to keep your excitement lively and new. We have a team of professional drivers who are well trained and very proficient in handling house move. They are very efficient in handling any apartment move from the beginning to the end to the amazement of our clients. You will be left wondering on how easy it is for them to complete what seems to be herculean task for you. Regardless of where your new home or the delivery location is, our cheap last minute man and van UK to Germany team will be able to safely take your items to the final delivery locations whether it is within the UK or across the border. Being fully aware that your removal project is being implemented by experts will make you not to worry about anything going awry or wrong. With this mind set, you will have time to do other things such as handling the utilities issue and settling issues with your employer. Express Man with a van hire specialise in relieving our customers of the stress and burden involved in removal and many of our customers have testified to that through their reviews.
Optional Packing Service
If you are moving your items especially valuable and fragile items, it is important that you pack them very well. This is because you have no control over the condition of the road that the van carrying the items will be driven on. The above highlights the importance of careful packing during a move. There is nothing wrong in packing your own items as many homeowners do but it can also be too risky to do the packing unprofessionally leaving the safety of your item to fortune or chance and many homeowners hire our services in order to avoid such a risk. Our Germany to the UK 2 men and 1 van hire of packers will apply their experience and expertise in packing your items and with professional packing. We guarantee that all things being equal, your items will get to the final destination in the condition they were before you handed them over to us for packing and delivery. With the experiences we have acquired for 25 years we have been in the industry, we have come to learn how each item should be packed for enhanced protection and to ensure that they are safely delivered to the right destination. We also offer one way van hire to Austria.
Cheap one way man hire to Germany are quite aware that exigencies of life can make the most careful packer and driver to fail in delivering items safely. This is why we have gone a step further by covering ourselves against unfortunate incidences and unforeseen circumstances. So, if the item damage during packing, there is no cause for alarm, we are fully covered. However, since we started offering packing services, cases of damage that resulted from us are negligible. Thus, you have nothing to fear. In case you think you will need our packing services, do not hesitate to contact us for discussion on your need and also to obtain detailed information on the services we offer and how we can pack all your items from A to Z.
UK to Germany man and a van hire are experts in dismantling and reassembling any type of furniture no matter how complicated its structure may look like. We are not like most of our competitors that can only load already prepared items unto the vehicles. Given our experience, expertise and the training we have acquired over the years, we are able to execute successfully the tedious and challenging task of dismantling old and new articles of furniture regardless of their size and insofar as they are designed to be dismantled. After dismantling furniture, we do not leave our clients with the task of finding another person to reassemble their furniture for them. Deconstruction as it is said can be simple but reconstruction is more challenging but for us, it is no big deal. We can also deconstruct and reconstruct with ease and high level of efficiency.
With our assembling and disassembling services, express man and van to Germany ensure that articles of furniture are properly and safely delivered. After dismantling the piece of furniture, our team will take time to wrap and pack each part of the furniture so that no single part will be lost or broken in the process. On getting to the delivery points, we also unpack and reassemble the articles so that everything will go smoothly. We will get your furniture ready for you quickly to enable you to start using them immediately. We are aware of the fact that most of the articles of furniture come with nuts, bolts and the likes that can easily be lost and so we are careful in handling them. Besides, we come with extra tools in case of loss of any important piece, we will have something to fall back to.
Single item delivery to Germany
Most people associate man and van removal companies with large trucks speeding the motorways to their various destinations. Yes, we operate large vehicles and trucks but we also operate vehicles for moving of single item. You can use our one way van hire to Germany service for the removal of just a single item such as a bed, sofa, settee, big freezer, plants, pallet, rug and the likes . Such a 1 man and a van to Germany from UK move does not require a van as it will be too big for them. So, if you hire our single item removal service, you will not have to worry about delays as a result of traffic or worry about paying for spaces that you will not use. Hiring a single item removal services does not affect the quality of services that you will receive. Man and van removals to Germany will still have to deliver a reliable and satisfactory service to you just as we do to other clients of ours who hire full house removal services. We do not settle for mediocrity or low quality delivery in any of the services we offer. We premise our service on excellence, customer satisfaction, professionalism, punctuality, reliability and keeping to our words and we will live up to that expectation in this service. Contact us today through phone or by completing our quote form free of charge in order to discover how affordable our services are and how we can give value to your money with our single items removal services which are also time saving and hassle-free.
Short notice and last minute delivery to Germany
Many people think that when planning for a move, you have to spend a lot of time to make sure that nothing is left out. While you are right for thinking that way, this is not always the case. Sometimes, you may have emergency situation that will cause you to relocate as soon as possible. Immediate transfer for example is one of such situation that will require urgent house moving. In such a situation, you will be confused as there are plenty things for you to do and you will see yourself trying to do many things at the same thing. There is no need to work yourself to death and kill yourself with stress. You can rely on express last minute one way van hire to Germany. We are one of very few removal companies that accept UK to Germany man with a van job on short notice. We are always ready and have reserved some of our vehicles and equipment for emergencies and short notice removal tasks. You can contact our cheap man and van to Germany removals 24/7. With our last minute, short notice availability, we have shown that we are unbeatable in the removal industry providing a knight in shining armour. We can implement last minute removal services and yet complete it successfully and perfectly. Indeed, it is better to plan ahead and schedule removal in advance but if situation demands for unprepared move, we are the right firm to help you out. We offer same day man and van to Berlin from London, Glasgow to Bonn, Newcastle to Dortmund and more.
Ten Things to Consider When Moving to Germany
It is very challenging to relocate to any place within the same country. Even moving down the street can also be problematic and has lots of challenges. The complication and challenges become worse when it is moving from one's country to another country. However, you can reduce the challenges and relieve yourself of a lot of stresses by preparing in advance for the move. There are ten factors that you should take into consideration when you are moving to Germany even if you hire the services of a moving company or a man and van operator.
Before you compare man and van prices to Germany and relocate, it is very important that you take time to learn the Germans' way of doing things and their way of life and this means learning their culture. You should also learn about the locality and the city that you will be living as well as the German Language. The above is what I mean by getting oriented. Some people may take this for granted thinking that it is quite obvious and that nobody omits that. But experience has shown that many expats moved into Germany without taking time to learn about Germany cultures and other things mentioned above. Moving to Germany from the UK means that you are relocating to another country with a different language and different way of life which are completely new and may appear strange to you. It is not good to relocate to Germany without making some basic preparation in terms of learning the way of life of the Germany. This is what our site is aimed at achieving, that is, helping you to learn the German culture. Here are some important things that you should learn before hiring a cheap UK to Germany one way van hire and a driver company and moving.
- Take time to research and read about the town and city that you will be residing in during your stay in Germany. You will obtain detailed information online and in our sites about German cities such as Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dresden and others. Some of the areas that you should concentrate on include the cost of living, public transport, education system and various schools in the locality and the likes. We have provided affordable last minute van and a man removals to Germany and at many occasions can put you in contact with our customers which have relocated to the same area you are thinking of.
- Do you know basic German? This is an important question that you should ask yourself before moving to Germany. There is no doubt that many Germans are able to speak English and some of them speak it excellently. But the official language and the basic vehicular language in the country is German. It will be difficult for you to associate and get assimilated in the society if you don't have a basic knowledge of the German language. So, it is not a good thing to get to the country as a completely monolingual British. Before you enter Germany, you should make effort to learn basic German and common phrases as well as greetings. You will be better off than a person that does not speak German at all if you spend time to learn German.
- Which school will your children attend? If you are a parent and you are moving to the country with your children, it will also be good that you decide on which type of school your children will attend. This implies that you have to take time to learn about Germany education system and the various types of schools in the country. A basic knowledge of this will be OK. There are different kinds of schools in Germany which includes public, private and international schools. In Germany, home-schooling is not allowed and school attendance is compulsory for schoolchildren to a particular level of education. You don't have to wait or delay your decision on which school your children will attend until you arrive in the country. It will be nice you make a decision before arriving but when you arrive the country and the situation demand that you change your decision you can now do so.
Passport and visas
As a UK citizen, you will not require visa in order to travel to Germany since it is a European country but you will require a passport indicating that you are a British citizen or subject of Britain. You can compare UK to Germany man and van hire prices and move general household goods and personal items without getting any permits and paying taxes. However, if you are planning for a long stay, you should ensure that you follow the rules and do all the necessary documentations when you arrive. So, take time to learn about the requirements for long stays in Germany for Britons. Whether you are going for a short or long stay, you have to ensure that your passport is valid or meets the requirements. If you are a US citizen, you can only travel without visa to Germany for a period of 90 days. But you cannot take employment in the country. In case you want to take employment, you are required to travel with a valid work visa. You can apply for a work visa or a residence permit when you arrive in Germany but you should ensure that you lodge in your application before the expiration of the 90 days allowed for short stay without visa. Though it is completely your responsibility to apply for a work visa, some Germany employers assist their American employees with the process. Check online for detailed information on how to apply for a German work visa. If you are experiencing any problems with getting the paperwork and need last minute one way van hire to Germany with 1 or 2 drivers we will be happy to help. Most of our deliveries are completed within 24 hours. We specialize in express van delivery to Germany from UK and from Germany to France, Belgium, Holland, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and Finland.
Before you are issued with a residence visa in Germany, you are required to have a health insurance whether you are working or not. Your health insurance should be valid and acceptable in Germany. This means that you cannot use your Medicare as well as North American health insurance in Germany. In other words, you have to purchase a health insurance from an insurance company in Germany or via your employer. Refer to information on doctors and prescriptions provided below.
Housing – New and Old
Are you going to sell your current property in the UK or rent it out? Do you plan on renting or purchasing a house in Germany before your arrival or are you going to live in temporary quarters before moving into a permanent apartment? Our 24/7 man and van hire UK to Germany will take you to new home at a very short notice. Do you know how much housing costs in Germany? Generally, housing in DE especially in the larger cities like Bonn, Frankfurt, Hanover, Berlin, Munich is more expensive than in the United Kingdom, USA or Canada. If you are on budget, you may consider hiring low costs man with a van to Germany and moving into a more affordable house. This will be of help to you if you are paid a housing allowance by your employer. However, you should ensure that it is realistic.
Just as with the case in United Kingdom, the standard real estate rule of three locations is also obtainable in Germany. Neighbourhoods in the German communities can be classified as poor, good, better and best. More insight will be provided to you on this by a good real estate broker or agent called Makler in German. However, real estate agents who are service oriented are just very few. There are some global agencies in Germany such as RE/MAX, Century 21. However, you should know that their mode of operation in Germany is not the same with their mode of operation in North America. When moving 2 bedroom or standard 3 bedroom house to Germany you can rely on cheap 2 men and a van to Germany hire. With us you can compare man and van to Germany costs for free. Phone us and we will tell you how much is to hire a van with a driver for your UK to Germany removals.
Germany real estate market whether you are purchasing or renting a house differs in its legality from the real estate market in North America. For example, you are required to utilise the services of a notary (called Notar in German) which differs from a US notary public. Each locality has its unique fees for real estate agent. The buyer or seller can contribute the agent fee or any of them can also bear the cost alone which is usually about 6 percent VAT (tax on sales). The agent fee may also be up to 7% to 8%. Landlords or homeowners in Germany normally collect two months rents plus VAT from the tenants. In Germany, transfer tax (called Grunderwerbssteuer) of 3.5% of the selling price applies in real estate transaction.
Shipping Household Goods and a Car to Germany
Are you relocating to Germany with your household goods? Our one way van hire Germany to UK, Belgium, last minute removals to Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Austria will do the job. Our man with his van will collect 5 boxes, 3-seater sofa, a solid wood garden or living room table, an armchair, freezer, washing machine, cooker and deliver your cargo to Germany the very next day. If yes, who bears the cost of transporting or shipping them to Germany, You or your employer? This is an important decision that will require you to know the requirements for the importation of household goods into Germany as well as other countries in Europe. The importation of households including cars into Germany is regulated. There are certain requirements that you are expected to satisfy if you want to avoid the payment of duties on your belongings and show that:
- You are no longer living abroad backing it up with documentation. Supporting documents are letter of transfer to Germany by your employer and cancellation or termination of your employment as well as that of your rent or lease.
- You are going to base in Germany. Documents required to back your claim up include copy of Germany police registration/Anmeldung, correspondence with your employer in Germany, lease and lease agreement.
- You have been living in Germany for at least a complete one year (there may be possible exceptions here).
- To have your personal items and household goods collected and delivered you can simply hire our cheap man with a van to Germany. We collect 24/7 and can deliver at your chosen time.
The germany.info website of the German embassy in London has more information on these requirements and if you need more information, visit the website.
It can be very difficult to find a furnished apartment or house in Germany. Most homes or apartments available for sale are not furnished. There are some that are available without kitchen appliances or kitchen. You have to determine whether it will be more affordable for you to purchase your furniture and appliances or to hire express man and a van to ship your household furnishing from the UK to Germany. In bigger cities like Berlin, Wiesbaden, Münster, Mönchengladbach, Chemnitz, Augsburg, Braunschweig, Aachen, Krefeld, or Halle pieces of furniture can be rented.
If you are moving from the UK, bear in mind that 220 volt appliances such as dish washer, oven range, TV, refrigerator and others are used in Germany and so, you should consider purchasing appliances of such voltage rather than coming with 110 volt appliances used in America. Even if you have a voltage converter, a normal television designed for the North American consumers cannot be used in Germany. You can use battery powered devices such as iPad, computers, mobile and the rest brought from the US in Germany, you may be required to make use of adapter. You may want to research for more information on Radio and TV and Electrical Facts in Germany. We also do next day delivery to Belgium from Germany.
Is there any need for you to have a car in Germany? In larger German cities, such as Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and others, there is efficient public transport system and thus, you can easily commute with the public transport. If you prefer you can always book our last minute man with a van and have extra hands to help with your removals in Germany. The rail and airline network of Germany is quite impressive and with it you will be able to embark on a long distance travels.
Germany and EU union have their own standards of vehicles and if you are importing your vehicle into Germany, you should be ready to modify your car to meet the standards. Areas that may be modified include emission control, headlights, steering position and others. You should contact a Technical Inspection Organisation nearest to you in Germany for more detailed information on the conversion of vehicle.
Do you prefer cooking and baking by yourself? If the answer to the above question is yes, you should bear in mind that Germany has its unique recipes, dishes and culinary specialties. Ingredients used in cooking as well as flour (which differs slightly from the American flour) and sugar are not measured in volume (millilitres) but by weight (grams). For US recipes, you should come with your US measuring cups but for German recipes, you have to get a scale. Oven temperatures are normally measures in Celsius rather than Fahrenheit. You may also find it helpful to learn the German name for cilantro (Koriander), baking powder (backpulver) and other items that are difficult to find.
Bank Accounts, utilities, mail forwarding and subscriptions.
You should close down your bank accounts, utilities, and subscriptions etc. on time rather than waiting until the 11th hour. There are important questions to ask here: To which address will your mail be forwarded to (family, friends and subscription etc.? If you have not done that already, you move to online means of payment and credit card.
It is advisable that you get a bank before you hire man with a van and move to Germany if it is possible. It is now much easier to create account thanks to modern online banking. Besides having a Germany, it is advisable that you leave one of your US account active. You will be able to access the account online. Check our international money transfers and money banking for detailed information about Germany banking.
Chip-and-PIN debit card is used in German stores and you are required to have a bank account before you will be able to get this card. Cash and direct debit cards are widely used in Germany more than they are used in the US and Canada. For example, credit cards are not accepted by some shops and restaurants in Germany. Don't bother about going for shopping with your check book because nobody will accept it. It is not used in the country.
Microchips and bringing pets to Germany
Germany allows pet owners to bring their pets into the country insofar as they comply with the regulation guiding the importation of dogs and cats (and ferrets). You can use one way van hire to Germany services to transport your pets. However you must provide the pets with microchip that proves that the animal has no rabies. Check our page for bringing dogs and cats to Germany. Note that in Germany and other European countries, there is specific guideline for the training of dogs. Given that, dog owners are allowed to move along with their dogs even in the public transportation. Nobody will harass you or get offended if you enter a restaurant with your dog in Germany. This is quite unlike the US. However, before you will be able to move along with your dogs, you must train your dog not to attack people or bark at wrong times. The practice in Germany is that dogs can be seen but they are not supposed to bark. Unlike in the UK, US and Canada, untrained dogs are not accepted in Germany. In Germany, there are some breeds of dogs that are not allowed and our man and van pet transport would not take a risk to move such animals. Typical examples of such breeds of dogs are Kampfhunde (fighting dogs) and pit bulls.
Driving a van in Germany
In Germany, asking whether somebody really needs a car or a van is a stupid question because the country is known for its autobahn. Are you allowed to drive your car legally in Germany if you prefer to have a car? You can drive with your UK driver's licenses in Germany for up to a year and the same things apply to US and Canadian expats or visitors in Germany. After a year from the date you entered Germany, you are required to renew your driver's license and obtain a German driver's license. Cars are available for rent in Germany but majority of the cars available for rent are manual transmission. If you prefer automatic transmission, you will be spending more money as they are available at a high cost. There is plenty of small man with a van hire companies that help Germans move boxes and furniture from Germany to the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and of course England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Clutch and manual gear shift vehicles are used by Germans to learn how to drive which is most unlike the Americans especially nowadays. There are driving schools in Germany called Fahrschule and learners attend the school to learn how to drive. Germany is not a country where children are taught how to drive by their Dads and Moms. You cannot learn how to drive from your friend in Germany neither can your spouse teaches you how to drive; you must learn it from a driving school. If you do not driver you can contact our cheap one way van hire to Germany and from Germany to Spain, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, man with a van to Hungary from Germany, Latvia and more. Check also man and van to Portugal from Germany.
Set up your German utilities
Having your phone and internet network installed for you in Germany can take a longer time than it is the case in the UK. Do you need a cell phone that will function in Europe? It all depends on the type of cell phone that you are using. Mobile phone service providers in Germany include Vodafone, T-Mobile, 02, and others. So, take time to learn about various service providers and packages and then choose one that will meet your requirements. If you want a cell phone that functions throughout Europe, then you have to go for T-Mobile or AT&T mobile phone but if you purchase a normal Verizon cell phone, it does not work in Europe. We have pages for iPhone in Germany and cell phones in Europe. Refer to these pages for more and detailed information on cell phone in the country.
In Germany just as it is the case in the UK you will be able to obtain a bundle for your TV, internet and phone. Cable and satellite televisions are widely common in Germany. There are some channels that offer programmes in English language that you can get in Germany. Some of the channels include BBC, CNN, Sky and others. However, if you prefer English channels, you will be charged extra. A radio-TV-internet fee called Rundfunkbeitrag is charged on every German household whether or not you watch cable satellite.
You don't have to worry about gas, electricity or water if you are living in a rented apartment except your rent is a type called kalt or kaltmiete in Germany which translates as cold rent. In this type of rent, your utilities are not included in your rent meaning that you will be paying for them. But those living apartments rented as warmiete do not pay for utilities because they are included in their rent. Before you sign your lease or rental agreement in Germany, it is advisable that you find out what type of lease is provided to you or find out from your landlord whose responsibility it is to pay for power, water and gas. If you have any questions about moving full 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom house content to Germany from UK contact many German last minute man and van hire to help you out. Compare man with a van hire costs to Germany for full 5 bedroom house removals, including, side tables, chairs, boxes, pallets, heavy cargo, freight, machinery, office furniture and more.
Be warned: It is not easy to call a sales contract or subscription in Germany. Subscriptions are not cancelled immediately you stop paying for them as it is the case in the US and some other countries. Renewal is automatically done insofar as it has not been cancelled earlier before the expiration of the current on. In Germany, the providers are favoured more by the law than the subscribers. If you can and understand German, make sure that you read throughout the fine print. But if you cannot read German, you should find someone that will do that for you.
UK to Germany man and van hire costs
When you are planning removals to Germany the cheapest way of moving from the UK is to hire a small but professional man and van movers. 1 Man team is what you need if you can help with loading and unloading the van. The driver will help you with carrying boxes, excess baggage, furniture and any items you may have. To save money on your boxes and furniture shipping to Germany from UK you can use one of many websites to compare man and van prices to Berlin, Munich, Hanover, Frankfurt, Bonn, Dortmund and more.
If you phone us we will tell you average costs of hiring a man with a van to Germany from UK and to the UK. On average it would cost you around £428 to hire a man with a van from London to Essen, Düsseldorf, Cologne or Bonn. Small flat or apartment removals from London to Berlin would cost £660. This is for hiring a 700ft3 van with a payload of 1200kg. If you want to save even more money on your move you can travel with the van and driver for free. Check also one way van hire to France.
We use DFDS Seaways ferry to cross the channel and we can carry one passenger at no costs. If you are looking for a cheap 1 man with a van driver hire Germany to the UK we are the removal company to contact. We also work with many German removals and storage movers and we are able to offer you local storage across the whole of Germany. Do not waste time and book last minute one way van hire to Germany. Our rates are very competitive, the drivers are very polite and we do same day or next day delivery - depending on the origin and destination.
Doctors and prescriptions medications
When moving to Germany all visitors and British expats are required to bring with them prescriptions medications for themselves and their family members as much as a 90 day supply. Once you have moved to Germany, you should try to look for a German physician for your medical prescriptions and family prescription anytime you need it. Note US or Canadian prescription will not be used by a Germany Pharmacy to administer medications to you except the prescriptions are first changed to a German version. Another important fact that you should be aware of about medications in Germany is that the name of some medicines in the US may be the same with the name of some medicine in Germany but they are completely different medicines and this highlights the needs to get a German conversion of your medicines before they are issued to you. Finally, most of physicians in Germany do not speak English and so, you have to look for a physician that can speak Germany if you are not able to speak Germany. For more and detailed information on this, you need to visit our page on medicines and prescriptions in Germany.
Medicines are not sold in any other store except in Pharmacy in Germany. So, you must go to a pharmacy in order to purchase cold medicine or aspirin if you have any for that. Non-prescription drugs are also sold in pharmacies called Apotheke in German unlike in the US where they are sold also in grocery stores. Thus, you need to request for them from a pharmacy.
Book your flight to Germany well in Advance
Once you have hired a man and a van to carry out your removals to Germany at low costs you need to take care of how you will get there before the van hire company does. Purchase your flight ticket as well as those of your family members in advance. The best time to purchase your flight ticket is when you have made up your mind and you are sure that you will be traveling to Germany. Booking in advance or early enough gives you more advantage because virtually all the airlines charge less for advance booking than last minutes booking or flight booked within few hours or minutes before departure. So, you will be able to cut cost on your transportation if you book in advance. Remember that if you have a lot of boxes and luggage the airline will charge you a lot of money for shipping them. Instead you can hire our express man and van delivery to Germany from UK and have your goods at your door step when you arrive. You must plan ahead in order to get money. It is also advisable to schedule your work start allowing some days to settle down in Germany. For more and detailed information on German/European airport and air travel tip visit our Air Travel page. Check also moving to Norway from Germany.
Living in Germany
If you are a Briton planning to move house to Germany, you should read this piece as the major administrative challenges that you may have in the country are explained below. Visit the website of the British Embassy in Berlin in order to get detailed information on what can be done or what cannot be done for you by the consulates. You should also check a list of restricted and banned items from removals to Germany. Please note before our express man and van delivery to Germany for hire moves your goods you will have to sign a CMR document and confirm all goods carried by our one way man and van hire to Germany belongs to you. Important consular information or announcements are passed across via Twitter and so, you should consider following British Embassy Berlin on Twitter @ukingermany. Updates of major crisis are made also through the consulate's Twitter.
British nationals or British subjects with right of abode in Britain are exempt from visa requirements for entry into Germany. If you are holding any other type of passport, it is advisable that you find out from the Germany embassy what visa requirements apply to the type of British passport that you have.
Before you plan removals and enter or leave Germany, you must have a valid British passport. It is good that the validity of your passport covers the duration of your visit even though there is no minimum passport validity required for entry into Germany.
British expats living in Germany are not required to be moving along with their passports. However, you should ensure that you can easily get it if it is required by the authorities. If you hire Germany to UK man and van removals you may want to provide us with a copy of your passport just in case we will be stooped and asked who we are moving the goods for.
Entry and residence requirements
No additional registration is required from British citizens moving and staying in Germany for a period of less than three months but those staying for a period longer than three months are required to register with their local registration office known as Einwohnermeldeant within 14 days of their arrival to Germany. Germany registration law was modified and the changes take effect starting from November 1, 2015. Bear in mind that in some locations in Germany, the Einwohnermeldeamt is called the Bürgerbüro or kreisverwaltungsreferat (KVR). The Federal Ministry of the Interior will be able to provide you more information on this.
It is advisable that you go with a person that can speak and understand German very well in case you are not able to speak and understand Germany. If you do not speak any German please let us know. A lot of our van to Germany for hire drivers speak German and can translate for you. There are certain documents that you should go along with and they include your British passport, proof of address, marriage certificates if you are married or divorce certificate if you are divorced. Some areas may require other documents or additional documents other than the ones mentioned above. You may also be charged for the service. So, find out from the registration office of your locality what and what are required for the registration to be completed.
Make sure that the post box of your address bears your name. If the post box in your address does not bear your name, your mail may not be delivered. If you relocate to another address within Germany, you have to also do the registration with the Einwohnermeldeamt of the locality where you relocate to. You must de-register when you are returning to the UK or leaving Germany or for any other location.
Health insurance and social security
UK holidaymakers and temporary visitors from other European Union countries can obtain medical services with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to EU countries where they are spending their holidays or where they visited. If you are a visitor in the UK or you are traveling from the UK to Germany and you are not a legal resident of the UK, you will not be issued with the EHIC. This means that you will be treated by the authorities of Germany as a private patient.
However, before you travel one way van hire to Germany or to any member state of EU, you have to apply for your EHIC insofar as you are residents in the UK. The EHIC has a validity period of between three and five years. If you are no longer in residence in the UK, you are required by law to send your EHIC back to the Department of Health as soon as possible.
It is the responsibility of the government to issue EHIC to UK state pensioners living in Germany and who applied for healthcare by registering with an S1 form. The EHIC issued under the condition mentioned above is for temporary used in any European Union country. For more information you can contact the Overseas Healthcare Team through +44 (0) 191 218 1999.
You obtain medical care in the same condition and at the same fee with the residents of Germany when you present your EHIC card. However, EHIC are accepted for medical tourism meaning that if you are coming to Germany mainly for medical treatment, you will not be able to obtain medical treatment with your EHIC unless you want to be treated as a private patient. If you are traveling for medical treatment, your local NHS Trust should provide you with form S2 on application.
Healthcare in Germany
Social security card is not issued automatically as soon as you obtain employment. You are required to first register with a Krankenkasse (Health Insurance Company). You can do the registration by yourself or your employer will do it for you. But if your employer fails, then you have to take care of it by yourself. Individuals who are self-employed are required to do the registration by themselves.
There are several companies that oversee the administration of German health insurance as well as coal security system. Generally speaking, German Health Insurance is of two types. The first type is the state health insurance which is the most popular. It is called in German Gesetzliche Krankenkasse. The second type is called the Private health insurance which is known as Private Krankenkasse.
About half of the cost of your health care cover is provided by your employer whether you are public or privately insured. The remaining portion of the payment will be paid by you and the amount to be paid is debited from your monthly salary. You as well as your employer contribute to the social security and health insurance via the Krankenkasse. The German government establishes the amount you and your employer are to pay. Normally, you are charged 15% of your monthly salary for healthcare.
If your gross monthly salary is above €4,350 you can opt for a private insurance rather than having a public insurance scheme.
You are given the freedom to choose which of the health insurance types to select. Your Health Insurance card as well as your social security number called sozialversicherungsummer will be issued to you once you have completed your payment in Krankenkasse.
You will be required to present your health insurance card when you visit a doctor. If you receive prescription, you may require to present the prescription to the Krankenkasse where you are registered so that you will be reimbursed. The health services provided will determine the amount that you will be reimbursed with. You can find out from your Krankenkasse the services that your insurance covered.
If your employer is backing up your health insurance cover, there are requirements or rules to abide by in this regard. Contact the HR department in Germany for more information on that.
Note that is possible for the Krankenkasse that you are registered with to charge you starting from the date you are registered as a UK expat. Below is the list of main insurance companies to choose from:
Visit the website of NHS to obtain more information about relocating to Germany and making plans for your healthcare in the country.
The website of Deutsche Sozialversicherung contains detailed information on the health insurance in Germany.
There is more information on the Social Security system of Germany, in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Website. Check the bottom of the page to download the publication there.
Health covers while studying abroad
UK students moving to Germany are able to obtain medical treatment with their UK EHIC throughout their study period in Germany whether it is an undergraduate study or postgraduate degree. However, those following a programme of study that does not lead to a degree, can only use their EHIC for healthcare for a period of a year. Check the page with the title studying abroad as part of a UK recognized course of the website UK Embassy Berlin for more information on this.
The standard of education for all age groups in Germany is very good. The website of the Germany embassy has a section on schooling. You will obtain more information from there. DIAn has a list of all international schools in Germany. Kindly check the list for schools that offer programmes of studies in English with UK curriculum in case you will like to register your children in an international school. We do not bear the responsibility of any error contained in this document.
UK tuition fees are higher than the tuition fee of the universities in Germany that charge fees. There are some universities in Germany that offer some free programmes.
Student planning removals to Germany very often choose to use cheap man and van to Germany companies as their are on a budget. When hiring Germany to UK a man with a van removals they can travel with the driver and save on ferry and transport costs. Very often 2 students move together as they can share the express van delivery to Germany costs.
Importing a vehicle registered in the UK into Germany
If your car is registered in the UK and you are going to drive it in Germany during a long visit in which you are going to stay for more than a year, you are obliged by the German law to register the vehicle with the Germany authorities. If you do not wish to driver your car there are many British and German man and van transport companies that will bring the car for you. The period of one year you are allowed to drive your UK registered vehicle free in Germany begins from the date you first entered Germany. To be able to drive your vehicle, you are required to have your MOT certificate and a complete documentation of your car as well. There may be a need for you to make some changes or modification in your car, for example, changing your fog light to the other side of your vehicle. Visit your local Zulassungsstelle for more detailed information on the local Zulassungsstelle. See some info about last minute removals to Italy from Germany.
Your vehicle is also required to meet the requirements of UK road tax, third party insurance and MOT covering the entire period in which the vehicle will be utilized in Germany for a maximum period of twelve months.
If you are registering the car in Germany, it is required to satisfy TÜV which is the German MOT.
Driving in Germany
- You must be at least 18 years of age before you will be able to drive a car in Germany.
- You can drive with your British driver's license. You are not required to change it to a German driver's license.
- Visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport for detailed information on the validity of your driver's licence in Germany. The information is provided in English language.
- You are required to apply for a certificate of Entitlement from the DVLA in case a proof of entitlement is required of you before you will be able to drive in the UK.
- Visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Transportation for general regulations on driving in Germany.
Tyres in Germany
The tyres of your vehicles must match with the weather of the periods when you are driving the vehicle in Germany. For example, before you can drive on ice, slush, frost or snow, your vehicle's tyres must be suitable for winter driving which means that they must be winter tyres called Winterreifen in German. Motorists are also able to drive with all season tyres which are labelled M+S tyres sometimes. If you drive during winter with any other type of vehicle and you are unfortunate to get involved in an accident, heavy fine will be imposed on you and your vehicle insurance is unlikely to cover you for such accident.
Motorists are also obliged to have windscreen wiper system that features anti-freeze regardless of the season of the year they are driving through. You can book our express motorbike delivery to Germany carried out by last minute driver and van hire London to Berlin, Munich to Glasgow, Liverpool to Frankfurt, Manchester to Bonn etc.
The website of the German embassy will provide detailed information on the type of tyres accepted in Germany and they seasons they are to be used as well as other obligations for Germany.
The ADAC website also contained more information on this for people who can read and understand German but if you are not able to read and understand German, you should visit AA website for more and detailed information. Follow this link to lear about Germany to Czech Republic movers.
Motor insurance regulations in Germany
The insurance regulations and requirements of Germany and UK are not the same. So, it is of vital importance that you find out on time the type of cover provided in your policy.
There are some important documents that you have with you when driving your vehicle in case the police stopped you. The documents are:
- First aid kit
- Warning triangle
- High visibility vest (which is also required in countries around Germany)
- Your passport (your passengers should also come along with their passports and this requirement is general in Germany)
- MOT/TÜV paper
- Car papers
- Insurance paper
Violations of some traffic rules such as tailgating/, incorrect parking, overspending, and the likes will attract on the-spot-payment in Germany. Before you make such a payment, you should be sure of the identity of the person you are paying to.
The website of the German Federal Ministry for Transport has page titled the Schedule of fines which contains detailed information on fines in Germany.
Life certificates for UK state pensions
If the UK Pension Service issues you with a life certificate, you need to give urgent response to it if you don't want to risk your benefits being stopped. A witness has to sign it before you will be able to return the form. Note that it is not every person that can witness the document. People who can witness a life certificate are now the same with people who are eligible to countersign a passport photo. Eligible people to witness a life certificate are not required to live in the UK or have UK or Irish passport.
Benefit in Germany
Below are the UK benefits that you are required to apply for before you relocate to another country:
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Statutory Maternity Pay
- Contribution-based JSA
UK Benefits that you can apply for outside of the UK
- UK Child Benefit
- Maternity Allowance
- Bereavement Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer's Allowance (Care Component)
- Disability Living Allowance
- Contribution-based Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
Non-exportable UK benefits
The benefits listed below are not provided to any person not living within the UK regardless of the status of the person.
- Housing benefit
- Income support
- Council tax benefit
- Pension credit
- Means-tested incapacity benefit/employment support allowance
If you are in receipt of a benefit but your circumstances have changed, it is regarded as a violation of the law not to let the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) know about it. Examples of change in circumstances include the following:
- If you begin work which results in increase in your savings or earnings
- If you get married, become divorced or widow/widower or become separated from your partner
- If you are presently living in Germany or you are going to live in Germany.
The punishment for such an offense can be grave. You can be prosecuted, imprisoned and your home and possessions may be confiscated.
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Germany contribution-based benefits
British expats relocating to Germany are entitled to several social security benefits provided to workers in Germany insofar as they have employment in Germany and that they are paying their contribution in Germany.
If you have taken employment in Germany but you were told that you were not eligible to receive social security benefits in the country because your national insurance contributions are not sufficient to qualify you for social security benefit, you are required to mention all you have contributed in the UK. They can be added to your entitlement as if they were contributed in Germany. Make sure that you lodge any application for benefits in writing.
The website of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs contains more information on social security. Check the bottom of the page to download the English publication.
Unemployment benefit in Germany
British expats who have worked and contributed to the national social security in Germany are entitled to receive unemployment benefit in Germany. Your local work office known as Arbeitsamt in Germany can provide you with more information in this regard.
If you have made some contribution in the UK before relocating to Germany, you should also mention it when lodging your application. You can fill the CA3916 and lodge application for your National Insurance contributions' statement from HM Revenue & Customs in order to provide the contribution you made previously in the UK and also to enhance your claim of unemployment benefit.
Unemployment benefits are of two different types, namely, unemployment benefit 1 and unemployment benefit 2. British expats who have been employed in Germany for the last one year in the same job are entitled to the former. You are required to register for this benefit when you have at least three months to end your employment. If you fail to comply as stated above, then you have to register on the first day you become unemployed. The second type of unemployment benefit which is referred to as Hartz IV in Germany is meant to provide the applicant with livelihood. There are requirements that you are to satisfy before you can apply for this unemployment benefits and you can apply for it at any time of the day.
German Disability benefit
Your local doctor should be able to provide you with detailed information on the local procedure for the application of the equivalent of disability benefit. You may be required to undergo some tests which you must pass before you become eligible for the disability benefit in Germany. You may be required to contact your district administrative office referred to as Landratsamt in German in some locality while some other locality may require you to meet with your Pension office known as the Versorgungsamt.
You may qualify for Schwerbehindertenausweis. Kindly visit website of the Sozialverband Vdk for more information on this in case you need any.
If you have made any contributions in the UK, you should also mention it in your application. Filling out a CA3916 will help you to prove the contributions you have made previously in the UK. You should also lodge application in the HM Revenue & Custom for a statement of National Insurance contribution to help with your sickness benefit claims.
UK State Pensions
The basic state pension of the UK can be paid in Germany. There was a changed in the state pension as from April 2010. With the change, more people become eligible for a complete basic state pension. You can check online for the major changes and their implications for you.
Use the State Pension Age Calculator to determine when you have reached the age of the State Pension.
If you are residing in Germany but you have not taken any employment in the country, you should contact the International Pension Centre (IPC) in the UK by calling their number +44 (0) 191 218 7777 in order to claim your UK state pension.
The International Pension Centre will provide you with more information on receipt of pension from Germany when you contact them.
German pension systems are of different types which include private, state and company pension systems. Workers in Germany currently pay 19.5% of their monthly salary as their pension contribution but the money is deducted on monthly basis from their salary. However, this contribution is shared between the employers and their employees just as it is the case with health insurance. Half of the 19.5% contribution is paid by the employee while the employer pays the remaining half.
If you still want to continue living in Europe after you have left Germany but you will want to claim a Germany retirement pension, you are advised to contact your local pension office for more information on what you are entitled to claim after leaving Germany.
Visit the Deutsche Rentenversicherung website in order to obtain detailed information on the pension system of Germany. The information is available in English language. All you have to do is to locate the title page 'international' at the top of the page.
Kindly check the English document on the website of the Deutsche Rentenversicherungs in order to obtain more information on living, working and claiming pensions in Europe.
Relocating to Germany when you are in receipt of a UK state pension
If you are relocating from the UK to Germany with 1 man and van hire, you should let the IPC know of the changes in your condition. In this way, you will not experience any problem with the payment of your pension. It will also help you to get the right access to the German healthcare.
The pension credit of the UK cannot be paid in Germany. If you have made up your mind to permanently relocate to Germany, you must let the office which pays your pension know about your plan before you move to Germany.
You may also consider topping up your pension entitlement by paying voluntary contributions either in Germany or in the UK. Contact HM Revenues & Customs for further information on the payment of voluntary contributions in the UK. The company providing you with social security/health cover is the right source to seek for more information if you are in a need for that. We also offer shipping to Greece from Germany.
In order to ensure that people are not charged taxes on the same income in the UK and Germany, Britain and Germany has a double taxation agreement. All residents of Germany both citizens and non-citizens as required by the German and international law are to make a declaration of their assets or group of assets owned in another countries outside of Germany. Assets include but not limited to securities, bank accounts, annuities, insurance, rights, property and others. There is a difference between the declaration and the annual tax return.
Incorrect, incomplete or late reporting attracts a heavy or severe punishment and the violators can be prosecuted for criminal charges. The requirements and the punishment for non-compliances comply with the requirements of the international tax regulations.
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You need a professional advice in issue regarding taxation since it is complicated.
Once you move house to Germany from UK by one way man and van hire removals, you are required to get your income tax card referred to as Lohnsteuerkarte in German. Your tax number known as steuernummer in German is contained in the income tax card. You will be issued with a tax classification which is determined by your family status. The tax classification will be required by your employer.
The information provided here is based on the data obtained from relevant local authorities and they can be changed or modified at any time with or without any notification. It is provided to serve as a general guide. The British embassy or FCO is not responsible for any error contained in the information. UK citizens that require additional information are required to contact relevant local authority.
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