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 travel advice for Germany, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK.

  3. Germany: doctors

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

  4. Germany: lawyers

    List of English-speaking lawyers and 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

    Guidance on common enquiries in English and .

  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

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

  11. Living in Germany

    Official information for UK nationals living in and moving to Germany, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.

  12. Support for British nationals abroad: A guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

  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