Living in Bavaria

Most people who come to Bavaria from abroad have a lot of questions in the initial weeks and months.

They would like to receive advice and support in a variety life matters, which is why there are numerous offices for advice that will be happy to assist you.

A middle-aged woman sits next to a young man at a desk. They are reviewing documents together as she explains some aspects.
In Bavaria, there are numerous offices for advice that will be glad to assist you in all life matters, standing at your side with advice and support. © iStockphoto.com/MBI_Images

On the site Welcome to Germany of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge), you'll discover what opportunities there are and which questions you can direct to the offices for providing advice in your area.

Together, it’s easier

It's worthwhile to take a proactive approach to tackling all challenges in your new home. That is how you can achieve the most for yourself and your family. There are many people in your area who will be happy to help you. Since a lot of things are easier to do together, you should not delay in accepting their help.

Neighbours, friends and work colleagues can answer many of your questions. Furthermore, there are so-called expat associations in many Bavarian cities that help people from abroad to find their way around. You will find these associations on the Internet or in the local telephone book.