I am an EU national (Italian passport) who has been living and working in the UK since 2006 and I recently got a job offer that I intend to accept for a new role in Berlin (I have no German and will start a course very soon). I will be starting Mid-March and the offer itself includes a nice relocation package (~6K) and I have just started to research what I would need to do to confidently start my new role (it is the 1st of December now and I am on a 3 month notice period with some room for negotiation in terms of length). Considering the relocation budget offered by the company, would you simply use a relocation services agency? From what I gather, this is what I will need to do (essential steps):
- Register my address in Germany, for which I will need the following:
- your passport or ID card;
- a copy of the lease or rental agreement for your accommodation
- a completed registration form (Anmeldeformular) countersigned by the landlord The above, of course, implies that I have already found and signed a rental agreement (that is why I wondered whether a relocation agency can help while still working my notice). Then, again this is from my very initial research, I will need to apply for my health insurance and after a 2 weeks or so I shall receive an email with my social security number. My understanding is that the social security number (NI in UK terms) and health insurance are essential for my new employer to pay me? I am also researching about opening a bank account (I am currently with HSBC) and I am considering N26. Has any of use open an international account with HSBC?
Any help will be much appreciated in terms of steps to take and how to approach them within the allowed time.
Thank you so much