House relocation – Automatically get post letters to your new address (Deutsche Post Nachsendeservice)

If you relocate to a new house, there are possibilities that you miss your important letters that are sent to your old address. So, it is good to use the Deutsche Post Nachsendeservice to get the post directly to your new house. It is also possible to use this service when someone else died or is temporarily not available in some location. Duration It is possible to use this serLinkvice for 6 months or 12 months. Where can you get…

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Travel from Germany to India in Emirates

Travel from Germany to India in Emirates – My experience (Nov 2021)

Travel details Ticket booking date: 18.11.2021 Departure date: 19.11.2021 Arrival date: 21.11.2021 Departure: Munich (München), Germany Arrival: Thiruvananthapuram, India Airlines: Emirates Transit: Dubai Transit duration: app. 15 hours Required documents Covid 19 RT-PCR test report Air Suvidha Self declaration form Covid 19 RT-PCR test I took the RT-PCR test at the Munich airport. Sampling Date: 18 Nov 2021, 19:31 (CET) Date of Finding: 19 Nov 2021, 17:17 (CET) Sample Type: Throat Swab Payment It is possible only to pay with…

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Mobile contract termination and Internet contract termination

Mobile and internet contract termination in Germany – Things to know

It is advisable to terminate the mobile, internet, electricity, etc contracts at the correct time so that it is not getting extended automatically. Why it is important to terminate? One of the main reasons to terminate the contract is to save money. If you terminate periodically and get a new contract, there are more possibilities to get good offers. The second reason is that the technology gets updated and also the speed of the internet gets much better. So, it…

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How to correctly heat and ventilate the house during winter

How to correctly heat and ventilate the house during winter?

The heater is the most important thing during winter to stay warm. On the other hand, it’s also very important to know how we have to heat the house to save our money. The wrong way of heating the house may lead to high energy costs and also lead to damages to the house. Check the heater function Every heater is different and the time it takes to heat to the room is based on different facts. So it’s important…

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Heizung entlueften - Winter heater vent check

Heater vent (Heizung entlüften) – Winter heater check

The cold days have started in Germany. That means we need the heater at home to stay warm. The improper function of the heater may lead to high energy costs which you pay as Nebenkosten. In order to save money and also ensure the proper working of the heater, it’s important to vent the heater. It is a quite simple process that takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. Improper function You can easily identify the improper function by touching the…

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Winter tires in Germany

Winter tires in Germany

The cold seasons have started in Germany. That means there are more possibilities to see the frost or icy roads. So it is better to use the winter tire. Month to change winter tire There are no months specifically defined as per law. But in general, it is advisable to adopt the “von O bis O” rule, which means winter tires could be used from October till Easter (generally April). 7 degree rule It is also advisable to use winter…

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Job resignation in Germany

Job resignation in Germany – Important details with a sample resignation letter

Job resignation If you would like to change a job while working in Germany or if you would like to terminate the work contract in Germany, it is necessary to send or submit a signed resignation letter. Notice period (Kündigunsfrist) The notice period differs based on the employer. Not all the people in the company will have the same notice period. For example, your colleague may have a different notice period than you. So, it is better to check your…

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Removing limescale deposits due to water leakage

Removing limescale deposits due to water leakage

Water leakage One of the most common issues is water leakage from the pipes. Water leakage shouldn’t be a very disaster for your house but it could be a drop of leakage which spoils the floor or wall. It can mostly happen in the following places. So it is better to have an eye on those places occasionally. Washbasin inlet in the kitchen Washbasin outlet in the kitchen Washbasin inlet in the bathroom Washbasin outlet in the bathroom Washbasin inlet…

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House search in Germany

House search in Germany – My experience

Even though there are several websites where you can find houses or rooms, searching for a house in Germany is still one of the challenging things for people who are living in Germany and also who are coming to Germany. I have recently changed house and I would like to share my experience in house hunting. Websites Below are the websites which I have used to find a house. Immoscout Immowelt eBay kleinanzeigen Immoscout I have used the Immoscout website…

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Verpflichtungserklaerung - Letter of obligation

4 simple steps to get a “formal obligation letter (Verpflichtungserklärung)” with a sample document

Verpflichtungserklärung Verpflichtungserklärung in the German language is mentioned with several different words in English. Formal obligation Declaration of Commitment Sponsorship The formal obligation letter is the obligation letter to cover the living costs of your guest or sponsor. You can get this letter for different purposes. Visitor Study Language course Marriage Business trip, etc Where do we get the obligation letter? You can get the obligation letter from the foreign office (Ausländerbehörde). You can use this link to find your…

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