TOP RELOCATION COMPANIES IN BERLIN, GERMANY

I have the (somewhat) unique experience of moving to Berlin, not once, but twice! I came here in June 2011, stayed for 18 months, and then headed home to Canada. I ended up missing Berlin so much that I came back in November 2014 and I’ve happily been here ever since.

I handled both moves without any help from others. To be frank, those experiences were fairly stressful when it came to sorting out my visa situation, shipping my belongings, finding a flat, etc. If I’d had the extra cash, I would’ve happily hired a relocation company to assist me with both of those moves.

Knowing that someone else was taking care of things for me would’ve eased my worries, cut down on my workload, and allowed me to focus more on important things like bidding farewell to my loved ones.

If you’re planning a move to Berlin and don’t know where to start, I’d suggest using a relocation company. They can assist you with everything from your visa application to your flat search, and even your job hunt.

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THE BEST RELOCATION COMPANIES IN BERLIN

Use these relocation companies to help you move to Berlin or make your new Berlin life way easier:

1) Archer Relocation

An upmarket option, Archer Relocation offers services for things you may not have even thought about. Prior to moving to Berlin, you can do coaching sessions with them for things such as “supermarket” training (trust me, this will be invaluable!). They help with getting visas, searching for a flat, finding a kita for your children, filing insurance claims, and more. 

2) Arriva Relocation Services

Arriva helps people moving to Berlin find which area of the city to live in and is really helpful when it comes to finding a flat which is no easy feat in Berlin’s ever-competitive rental market. They also offer other support, like welcome tours, and more.

3) Expath 

I think Expath may have been one of the very first relocation companies in Berlin. They have several offerings for aspiring Berliners – you can take German classes with them (remote-friendly so that you can start learning even before you get here!), one on one coaching sessions, and flexible packages of hours you can book. The hours can be used how you like – they can assist you in registering your address, finding a flat, opening a bank account, and more.

4) Expats In Wonderland

These guys will make settling in Berlin way easier. Expats In Wonderland offers a vast array of services from helping you find a flat (no easy feat in Berlin!), get your relevant visa, and even relocate your business here. They are also one of the only relocations agency in the city that partners with immigration lawyers.

5) IRC Berlin

IRC Berlin has been around since 2005 and has helped many people make the move to Germany. A more upmarket option, this company helps with visa and immigration, workshops about intercultural communication (learn how to work with your new German colleagues), and even career counseling for spouses of those who come here for work.

6) Move to Berlin Relocation Service

This company helps both individuals and companies relocate their businesses to Berlin. They offer the usual gamut of services like finding a flat, helping to ship your household here, searching for office space, etc. In fact, colleagues of mine have reported great success using Move to Berlin in order to find an apartment in Berlin.

7) Nomaden

Nomaden provides a slew of services that will make settling in Berlin all the easier. They can help you fill out your visa application, provide you with temporary accommodation, CV editing services, and more. Nomaden also offers tons of free guides on various Berlin life topics.

8) PRODEGO

PRODEGO helps people move to Germany and assists them with numerous things like applying for a residence permit, finding an apartment, seeking out daycare, and more. Having been around since 1995, they are an experienced company that can make settling into Germany much easier than going at it on your own. 

9) Red Tape Translation

If you want to bring a German speaker to your next appointment at the foreigner’s office, need someone to make a phone call on your behalf, or require documents to be translated, Red Tape Translation is the go-to company to not only make your move to Berlin easier but your first months here before you start learning German.

10) relokate

relokate partners with Berlin-based companies to help them onboard new international employees into their new life in Germany. They offer a portal that helps track an employee’s progress throughout the relocation experience, as well as experts to support you along the way. They take the stress out of things like obtaining a residence permit or relocating your family to Germany. I’ve seen it time and time again in my 10+ years in Berlin, with HR departments not being able to knowledgeably answer questions about visa processes, or even making critical errors that cause a delay in the issuing of a work permit. So it’s refreshing to see that companies are turning to experts for help on this topic.

11) Start Relocation Service

Like many of the companies listed here, Start Relocation Service offers plenty of services for those moving to Berlin. They can cover all of your visa needs, help you score a flat, set up health insurance, and well … almost everything you can think of when it comes to life in Berlin.

12) von Wrede Relocation

Helping individuals and companies, von Wrede Relocation can help you with any and every aspect of moving to Berlin – including the notoriously difficult flat and Kita searches. From a flat hunting side, they can help you arrange flat viewings with real estate agents, accompany you to viewings, and even submit your rental applications. They can further assist you with an array of things like transferring your driver’s license, opening a bank account, enrolling in a language course, and so much more.

Note – These relocation companies are not ranked in order of preference and we do not recommend one over the other. Some are budget-friendly, while some are more upmarket. Some help individuals while others focus on partnering with companies. Our sole intention is to provide readers with a comprehensive list of options from which to choose.

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That sums up our recommendations for top relocation companies in Berlin Germany. We really hope this list is useful and that one or more of these companies can make your move to the German capital as smooth as possible.

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Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Hi, I’m Cheryl. My mission is to help you move to Berlin and find work.

A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive layoffs in tech. 

My day job has involved work as a hiring manager, overseeing the recruitment of countless people, as well as a team coach helping teams and individuals work better and find happiness in their careers. Through my side projects, I’ve also shared my personal experiences by publishing a series of helpful blog posts, creating a thriving community of job seekers, and hosting events to help people find work in Berlin. In 2021, I decided to put my coaching and recruiting talents to use by creating The Berlin Life, bringing my existing content and community together in one spot.

The combination of my personal and professional experience means I know exactly what it takes to move to Berlin and find work.