Moving UK to Germany

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Moving UK to Germany

German citizenship was granted to 7,493 British applicants in 2017, a 162% increase on 2016 figures. Berlin has long been a favoured destination with young people from the UK, but Brexit appears to have been a key factor in persuading families, young professionals and businesses to relocate to a range of city destinations. Germany is a large, diverse country with the fastest growing economy in Europe; it’s not difficult to see why it’s such popular choice.

Unemployment in Germany is the fourth lowest in the world and the cost of living is around 16% lower than London. It’s a great place to do business which makes it a great option for young entrepreneurs, or for young professionals looking for a fresh start and and new job. In 2017 nearly 2,000 companies moved to Germany from abroad, creating 29,000 new jobs.

Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your move to Germany.

Choose Schepens for Your Removals to Germany

Whatever your reason for moving to Germany from UK, you’ll be looking for an experienced removals company that knows the country well. Schepens is a UK removals company that has been helping people move over a century. We’re a family-run, fourth generation business and we specialise in European removals.

Our goal is to reduce the stress of moving abroad. Key to achieving this is the allocation of a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to each client. Your co-ordinator will have specialist knowledge of your German location and will help with the creation of a ‘Removals Plan’ detailing all the deadlines you’ll need to meet for a successful move. They’ll also be able to advise on packing, storage, and shipping options.


Schepens for Removals to Germany and Storage

We aim to synchronise the arrival of our movers’ goods and furniture with their moving date. Schepens ships to Germany numerous times each week which gives us the flexibility to schedule in order to achieve this. We can also provide dedicated or shared container space to fit the size of your load and your budget.

Schepens are specialists at managing the removals of any non-standard items you need to ship to your new home. Over the years we’ve moved fine art, antiques and musical instruments from the UK to Germany. Your Move Co-ordinator will discuss this with you early on, so that we can arrange bespoke transportation and insurance if necessary. We can also provide secure storage for any goods you decide not to take with you to Germany.

Obtaining a Residence Permit in Germany

As of March 2019 visa requirements may change but at present British citizens don’t require a visa to enter Germany. If you intend to work in Germany you are required to register within 3 months of your arrival. You can apply for German citizenship after 8 years of residency, or if you have a German spouse, or parents.

Healthcare in the Germany

Everyone is required to have statutory health insurance in order to access medical services in Germany. If you’re moving to Germany you’ll need to register with the statutory health insurance funds. You will then receive a health insurance card which covers medical and dental care. Hospitals have a duty of care to treat outpatient emergencies without health insurance, but all other care requires it.

Education in the Germany

The standard of education is good across Germany, and it’s free until the age of 18, but the way it’s provided is quite different from the UK. Each ‘state’ within the country is responsible for education provision which means that the curriculum, teaching style and resources can vary. Students are expected to speak fluent German, which means that many expats settling in Germany choose to send their children to international schools.


A Range of Schepens Services

Most people moving to Germany from UK are managing their first major European move, with its own unique challenges. For these reasons we create a bespoke removals package for every client, designed to meet their specific needs. Your Move Co-ordinator will discuss with you the services you will want to include:

  • Packing – a professionally trained packing team can save you hours work and worry. All our packers have been trained to BAR standards and understand the importance of detailed labelling, a comprehensive inventory, and expertly packed boxes. If you would prefer to pack yourself, we will provide professional materials to make the job easier.
  • Insurance – your goods are fully insured whilst in transit. If you want additional policies such as accidental damage or extended liability, we can include these in your plan.
  • Storage – Schepens offers door-to-door storage services for any goods you wish to leave securely in the UK. We have dedicated, secure storage facilities across the UK.
  • Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Everyone at Schepens works hard to maintain our flawless track record when it comes to European removals. That’s why all our teams know the importance of a professionalism at all times, a proactive attitude, and a focus on successful removals at every stage of the process.


Schepens perform removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Germany including: BerlinHamburgMunichCologneFrankfurtStuttgartDusseldorfDortmundEssenBremenDresdenLeipzig and Hanover.


We’re experienced at taking the stress out of removals to Germany. Why not call us today on 01794 323558 to discover first-hand how we can support your move?