PROGEDO GmbH & Co KG
Fon: +49 30 28 68 18 90
Branch Manager: Theresa Walther
Managing Director: Jörg Holsten
Our PROGEDO Berlin office is located in the heart of the capital, in the middle of Berlin, directly on Hackescher Markt.
Our team offers companies and individuals fast, highly competent advice and targeted service on the subject of immigration for foreign workers and their families.
Whether for established companies or for young start-up companies – we are there for you with our team of experts! Of course also in all questions regarding mobility & relocation.
We look forward to supporting you as your first point of contact with our expertise! We will help you with the application for a residence permit, with the anabin examination of diplomas, with the application to the employment agency (ZAV), to obtain a visa or to apply for the eAT (electronic residence permit) at the responsible state office for immigration.
Of course, we also offer workshops for further training in questions about the immigration process during the on-boarding process. Ask us! Just send a short message to: email@example.com – we will inform you immediately.
In addition to professional support for visa matters, we are also happy to assist you with topics such as finding a kindergarten or changing your driver’s license and, of course, looking for an apartment.
For Berlin, PROGEDO offers new Berliners, whether still abroad or already in Germany, professional help with orientation on the fast-moving real estate market. We help you to assert yourself against your competitors.
Furnished or unfurnished apartment, small or large home – thanks to their know-how, our relocation specialists will find the perfect apartment for you!
Progedo Profile Berlin
Facts about Berlin
With almost 3.6 million inhabitants and twelve districts, Berlin is the capital of Germany.
Total population: approx. 3.5 million
Further facts and figures on berlin.de
Moving from abroad
If you want to move to Berlin from abroad, you have to plan a lot and have all your personal documents with you. It is best to start looking for suitable accommodations as soon as your arrival date is known. If the visa is issued (if necessary), a flight and temporary accommodation can be booked from abroad. It is advisable to store your personal belongings until you are certain that an unfurnished apartment has been found. In the longest case, this can take a few months. Of course, we are also happy to provide you with professional moving companies that will assist you with the transportation of your goods.
Rental prices (cold rent, unfurnished) per size and region
- 1 room within Ringbahn + Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg: approx. 800 – 1000 EUR
- 2 rooms within Ringbahn + Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg: approx. 1000 – 1300 EUR
- 1 room out of the Ringbahn-radius until city limit (without Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg or Prenzlauer Berg): approx. 400 – 600 EUR
- 2 rooms out of the Ringbahn-radius until city limit (without Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg or Prenzlauer Berg) approx. 600 – 800 EUR
Schools in Berlin
The Berlin school system starts with primary school (1st – 4th or 1st – 6th grade). The elementary school is usually determined by the area in which you are living. Then the child attends a secondary school: either a secondary school or a high school (Gymnasiusm, which allows to go to a university afterwards). In addition to the state schools, there are also numerous English and international private schools in Berlin, for which an early application is highly recommended, as the capacities are quickly exhausted.
You can contact your PROGEDO relocation consultant via the contact form. They will be happy to help you with any questions you might have about the services offered by the Berlin relocation agency. PROGEDO is experienced in supporting companies and private clients alike in applying for a residence permit.
Its very own team of immigration specialists assists in the checking and verification of foreign degrees, in contacting the Federal Employment Agency (ZAV) and in obtaining the visa and the electronic residence permit. We also offer workshops on visa issues with regard to recruiting. If you are interested in receiving further information, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Berlin, the capital with approximately 3.6 M habitants being the biggest city in Germany, PROGEDO provides newcomers from other parts of Germany or abroad professional help in navigating the highly diversified housing market so you will avoid having to move several times or running into trouble with the wrong choice in neighborhood.
Theresa Walther has been manager of the Progedo office in Berlin since July 2015. Her professional focus is on labour migration and the immigration of Third country nationals. She studied in Potsdam, Paris and Berlin and worked for the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU in Brussels (Federal Foreign Office), as well as for the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Berlin, department Migration. During her time with Rocket Internet SE she managed all immigration and relocation issues for the company’s foreign employees and started to build on her network in the start up scene.
Lydia Althof is working for the Progedo office in Berlin since March 2016. Her professional focus is on labour migration, the immigration of Third country nationals and househunting activities.
Photos by Jennifer Fey
Our staff and we in the Berlin PROGEDO office know Berlin in all its corners and its wonderful diversity.
In addition to the pure immigration & relocation business, we would like to share our knowledge with you and inspire you for our hometown!
10 facts about Berlin:
Mobility in Berlin
You don’t actually need a car in Berlin. Parking spaces are hard-fought (often subject to charges) in almost all parts of the city and the public transport system (BVG and S-Bahn) is very well developed and operates around the clock. More and more Berliners are also on the move by bike – fortunately, the city’s cycle path network is steadily expanding and it is not uncommon for cyclists to get to their destinations the fastest.
Currywurst and cutlets? The Berlin gastronomic scene offers much more! Traditional taverns, innovative street food markets or exclusive star restaurants: in the capital you will find everything your culinary heart desires – and all at affordable prices!
Because Berlin is still unbeatably cheap compared to other European cities.
Although the wall fell in 1989, it has left its mark: architecturally, the differences in the East and West Berlin cityscape can still be seen today, and the legacy is also perceptible economically, culturally and socially. It is worth getting to know the history of Berlin on an expertly guided city tour or, for example, to search for traces when visiting the GDR Museum.
Berlin: lots of small cities in the capital
Berlin is like a huge city made up of many small towns.
The diversity of the neighborhoods, the cultural diversity of the “Kieze”, the variety in the street scene is enormous and always surprising.
Each district has its own charm. There is a lot to discover!
Berlin: Inspired by artists from all over the world
Club culture, pop festivals, street music, avant-garde and classical art, performance, fashion, architecture, opera, theater, comedy, variety, street art, carnival of cultures, CSD and and and….
The Berlin cultural scene is as diverse as it is gigantic. There is really something for everyone here!
The “real” Berliner says what he thinks and is not afraid to express criticism. Unfortunately, this sometimes seems quite unfriendly, but behind the gruff “Berlin snout” there is humor and a lot of heart!
Green city Berlin
Berlin is a particularly green city with numerous parks and cozy places in all districts. A number of beach bars on rivers and canals invite you to chill, and forests and lakes offer great leisure opportunities in, on and on the water.
Berliner Diversity & Individuality
Everyone can be as he or she is! In Berlin people live in all colors, shapes and ways of life and they live in harmony with each other.
“Everyone according to their style” – states a Berlin saying.
Berlin, the Silicon Valley from Deutschland
Berlin is also called the “Silicon Valley” of Germany, because there are a unique number of start-ups from the technology sector.
The social and lively Berlin for young and old
Our capital is an extremely lively, active and tolerant metropolis with offers and activities for young and old. Culture, clubs, restaurants, parks, flea markets and events for every generation and every taste.
„Welcome to Berlin!”
Apply for a residence title in Berlin
There are currently three locations for the Foreigners’ Registration Office in Berlin which are particularly relevant for applying for eATs (electronic residence permits) for foreign workers: the Foreigners Registration Office on Friedrich-Krause-Ufer, the one on Keplerstrasse and the BIS (Business Immigration Office) in the Fasanenstraße. If you book immigration support through PROGEDO, you can normally apply for the residence permit through the BIS. For you and the new employees, this means in concrete terms: preferential treatment of applications, faster appointment allocation and thus a faster work permit.
Of course, our professional immigration specialists will accompany you in all of these steps, help you prepare the documents, submit everything to the State Office for Immigration and accompany you to the appointments, when you can finally order your residence permit (eAT). If legal advice becomes necessary, we work with competent lawyers.
Finding an apartment in Berlin
Finding an apartment in Berlin is a challenge as the housing market has changed rapidly over the last years. Old information on the Internet gives the wrong idea, because prices from five, ten or 15 years ago have long been out of date.
With our know-how, it is still doable! With a little patience, flexibility and good planning, you will soon find the right apartment with our help! Berlin consists of many districts with very different price ranges. Currently, a third of landlords’ income is viewed as the maximum limit of rental costs. A positive SCHUFA entry such as a positive certificate of rent debt freedom are essential for a commitment.