Living in Germany

Guidance on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers, how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Applying for your free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): who can apply and where you can use them.

  2. Germany travel advice

    Latest FCDO travel advice for German including on entry requirements, safety and security and local laws and customs.’

  3. Germany: doctors

    List of English-speaking medical facilities and practitioners for British nationals in Germany.

  4. Germany: notaries

    List of English-speaking notaries for British nationals in Germany.

  5. Germany: residency

    Information for UK nationals on applying for residency status in Germany.

  6. Germany: translators and interpreters

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Germany.

  7. Germany: useful information from the British Embassy in Berlin

    This page provides guidance on common enquiries that come to the British Embassy in Berlin.

  8. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised.

  9. Healthcare for UK nationals living in Germany

    How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Germany.

  10. Living in Europe: citizens' rights if you moved before 1 January 2021

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA countries and Switzerland since before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

  11. Living in Germany

    Information for British citizens moving to or living in Germany including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.

  12. Professional services if you are abroad

    Find English-speaking lawyers, doctors and medical providers, interpreters and translators, and funeral directors overseas.

  13. UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad

    Find out what benefits you might be able to receive while you’re abroad and how to export them from the UK or claim them while abroad

  14. Voting if you move or live abroad

    How to vote if you move or live abroad, including eligibility and registration