Relocation and Digitalization for migration?

Relocation is a long and well-known but costly thing. It is more a service offered to highly settled managers and high-end salary earners than a service for average earners. Furthermore, it became dramatically complicated and unclear due to increased digitalization and more and more websites providing information.
How can relocation get clearer again? And how could the process of digitalization be used to increase proficiency of relocation, to facilitate migration from one country/city to another country/city and how could we make relocation available for average earners and the broad population?
Nowadays the main problem is that every city itself provides a bulk of information on its city website, however most of the time in the country’s language only, or without related links or further information regarding specific documents or specific steps one has to take. Not everyone can effort to engage private relocation services and those people have to wander alone through the jungle of different websites, languages and chaotic documents to get the information they need to organize their migration.
The new idea is to combine relocation services with digitalization in such a manner to make it easy and affordable for the vast majority of people moving from one country to another. Online-Portals such as gohelpy provide all the information you need in multiple languages, and most importantly: on one platform! You do not need to search multiple websites or research for hours the specific documents you need for e.g. a renting contract or your registration with the municipality. Those portals provide all information, steps and documents you need and adapt it to your desires and circumstances! Those portals digitalize the old relocation service and develops it further on to another level: away from an upper class, top-salary earner service to a service for everyone!
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Top 10 Fun Facts – Berlin

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series TOP TEN
  1. Berlin is unique, a city of superlatives and there are far more than 10 facts you should definitely know
  2. Sunny weather and culturally intense: Berlin has more museums than rainy days per year. Berlin offers more than 180 museums covering everything from arts over history and technical stuff to Currywurst and toys, while it rains only on about 106 days a year.
  3. Ever-moving city: Every hour 18 people move from one district to of the city to another one.
  4. Highly international: About 500,000 foreigners live in Berlin, coming from about 185 different nations. But Berlin is not only interesting to foreign nationalities: Many people from all over Germany live in Berlin and so it may not surprise that only 1/4 of all people living in Berlin, are born and raised in Berlin.
  5. Growing city: Every day 435 people move into Berlin while only 327 leave the city.
  6. Green, greener, Berlin: More than 44% of the city’s area is made up by parks, woods, river and other recreational areas. This makes Berlin the greenest city of Germany and high-ranking worldwide.
  7. City of superlatives:
    • KaDeWe is the largest department store of Continental Europe
    • longest beer-garden in the world (2.2 km long)
    • East Side Gallery is largest open-air gallery of the world
    • more than 9 times bigger than Paris
    • more bridges than Venice
  8. Berlin is the only city in the world having 3 opera houses, comprising more than 4000 seats
  9. Ever wanted to get gold directly from an ATM? – At the Gallerie Lafayette in Friedrichstraße this is possible! You can buy gold in 250g portions from the ‘Gold ATM’
  10. Relaxed mentality: Berliners are least worried about the future than everyone else in Germany.

Key Data of Munich

Munich and the surrounding area are one of Europe’s most dynamic business regions. Major rankings have repeatedly shown the Bavarian capital to be among the leading international business hubs as well.
Global players and SMEs, promising start-up companies, large corporations and one-man businesses all enjoy Munichs’ prosporous economic climate. A broad and well-balanced mix of industries and an excellent infrastructure are complemented by an unrivaled array of leisure and recreational facilities.
Home to 1.5 million people, Munich is the third-largest city in Germany. It is one of the industrialized world’s growing metropolises and is particularly attractive to young, well-educated adults. Forecasts indicate that the resident population will exceed the 1.6 million mark in 2018. Local population growth is also being accompanied by a higher birth rate, which has been steadily increasing for the past eight years. The proportion of foreign nationals – 24.6 percent – is the highest in Germany. People from a total of 180 countries live in Munich, cementing its character as an open-minded city of diversity and tolerance.

Landeshauptstadt München, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft


Munich Business Phoenix Award

PhoenixPreis – Munich’s Business Award for Migrant Citizens

Munich is one of the most dynamic economic locations in Europe. Part of this success are 12,000 business run by migrant citizens. They give employment to around 100,000 people from 140 different ethnic and national groups. This contribution has now been recognized with the PhoenixPrize for businesses run by migrant citizens.

The prize honours extraordinary achievement in business, as well as social and community spirit. Business volume and sales are taken into account in the prize’s evaluation system. Many small businesses have developed into mid-sized companies in just a few years, and this trend will increase.

Creating Trainee Roles and Apprenticeships
A further important criteria for participation in the prize is the creation and maintenance of trainee positions and jobs. The training and employment of young adults with low educational qualifications, who may otherwise find it hard in the job market, is particularly highly marked. Also important is integrative company management, which promotes diversity in the workplace.

Investment for Munich
The willingness of Munich’s migrant business community to invest its effort, knowledge and money in the city, shows that for these businesspeople, their life is lived in Germany. Self-employed workers with immigrant backgrounds are present in many commercial fields and sectors, primarily in small and mid-sized companies. They enrich Munich’s economy and, with their cultural heritage and language skills, are an important factor for integration in Munich.

Kameran Shwani



Relocation – Settle down in Munich

You want to enjoy a flying start in Munich?
Ok, what has to be done? You should keep in mind several things.
Munich with many inhabitants is an outward-looking and multicultural place to live. But some organizational duties have to be done first. These are challenging and may be different from your home country.

You´ll have several questions before arriving in Munich
Where do I want to work?
Where and how do I want to live?
How do I find housing?
Which regulatory matters have to be done?
What? How? Where? When?

Residence registration

New law of residence registration (“Meldegesetz”) in Germany starting 1st of November 2015 . It applies nationwide in Germany.
Landlords have to hand over a “Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung” to their new tenants
If you rent an apartment or flat and move in you have to go to the registration office (Meldebehörde, Bürgergeramt) to get registered within two weeks. Since the 1st of November you need besides registration form (filled in) another form called “Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung”.  This form must be filled in and signed by your landlord or his representative. The form includes information about the tenants, date of moving in etc. This form is valid only if it is signed by your landlord or his representative.

You will find the form on the gohelpy platform for online relocation.