PROGEDO GmbH & Co KG
Fon: +49 (0)800 – 4252015
Managing Partner: Jörg Holsten
PROGEDO’s Hannover office is located near the local Tiergarten.
Our team offers highly competent advice, goal-oriented service and information on relocation, settling-in and immigration of international employees and their families to companies as well as private individuals.
Established companies or young start-ups – our experts are by your side!
The catchment area of PROGEDO Hannover contains the areas surrounding the cities of Hildesheim, Salzgitter, Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Celle, Nienburg, Minden and Hameln.
As it is the case everywhere in Germany housing prices have risen dramatically in the last couple of years. This also applies for Hannover. As relocation manager on site Henriette Helling knows every corner of the city. She and her team are very familiar with Hannover and its surrounding areas. We help you to come up on top of your competitors on your home search.
Furnished or unfurnished apartment, small or big home-our relocation specialists will find the perfect home for you with their know-how.
Additionally, to our professional support of home search, we provide you with services concerning daycare for your children, organizing your driver’s license transformation and dealing with authorities.
We provide you with all necessary information on the application of a residence title. Be it checking your degree in Anabin, requesting a pre-approval letter from the federal employment agency, obtaining a visa or the application for an electronic residence title at the responsible department,
Of course, we offer further education for HR departments with our workshops on matters concerning immigration processes during onboardings of new employees. Ask us!
We’ll gladly provide you with further information. Just send us a short message and we’ll get back to you immediately.
We are the first friend abroad.
Progedo Profile Hannover
Hannover in figures
Hannover is the capital of the German state Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). It is divided into 20 districts. With its 530.000 inhabitants Hannover is one of the 15 biggest cities in Germany and is important due to its fairs.
More information can be found on: www.hannover.de
Housing Market Hannover
A move to Hannover from abroad needs to be well-prepared in advance and you need all your personal documents. It is best to start looking for an accommodation when you’ve settled for a date of arrival.
Once you have received your visa (if applicable) you can book a flight and a temporary accommodation from afar. We advise our customers to store their personal belongings until they’ve found an unfurnished accommodation. This can, at worst, take a couple of months.
Of course, we can get you connected with professional removal services, which support you with the transport of your goods and can also store them until you move in.
Average rental prices for Hamburg for furnished */ unfurnished apartments in the city center
- 1 room, 20-30 sqm living space, furnished ca. 750€, unfurnished 550 €
- 2 rooms, 40-60 sqm living space, furnished ca. 950 € , unfurnished 650 €
- 3 rooms 60-80 sqm, living space, furnished ca. 1300 € , unfurnished 900 €
- 4 rooms 80-120 sqm living space, furnished. ca. 1600 € , unfurnished 1000 €
Source: own research & experience
*furnished apartments usually include additional costs like water, gas and internet but exclude electricity
School and Kindergarten
School system – Hannover‘s school system starts with elementary school (grades 1-4). Elementary school is usually determined by residential district. After that children continue with visiting secondary school: Either a secondary school (certificate of secondary education after 9th grade, general certificate of secondary education after 10th grade) or grammar school (diploma after 13th grade). Aside from public schools, Hannover has an international private schools, where we advise our customers to apply early, because capacities are limited.
Kindergarten – In Hannover all children from the age of three until school starts have a right to free daycare and lunch in a day care center. In order to receive such a daycare opportunity, one needs to apply at district exchanges for it. Is the child younger than three years old, daycare bears additional costs which depend on family size, scope of care and income.
International School Hannover: http://www.is-hr.de
Living in Hannover
Singles as well as couples and family like to live in Hannover. Even though the city isn’t considered an architectural highlight in Germany, it still finds an increasing amount of enthusiasts due to the fair’s international flair and the rich offer of cultural attractions Hannover has.
Public parks like “Herrenhäuser Gärten”, theaters, concerts, shopping in the inner city and many events throughout the year make for pleasant leisure time in Hannover and show its cultural diversity.
Brick buildings in the old town and modern institutions like Sprengelmuseum characterize the interplay of tradition and modernity in Hannover.
Agata Seget & Jörg HolstenPROGEDO relocation
Jörg Holsten, Managing Partner PROGEDO Hamburg, has successfully graduated business studies after a commercial apprenticeship and graduating school. He worked in key-accounting in a multi-national food-corporation before he founded PROGEDO relocation services in 1995. He’s married and has two kids. To the question on why it had to be a relocation agency he replied: „I’ve always been eager to help, so it was obvious to become the first friend abroad.“
Agata Seget manages our office in Hamburg. She studied integrated European studies at the University of Bremen and was born in Poland. Since 2012 she supports skilled workers from the EU and third countries concerning their transfer to Germany and accompanies them when dealing with German bureaucracy. She’s an allround specialist concerning immigration and relocation. Agata Seget coordinates our Hamburg and Bremen PROGEDO consultant’s efforts and is contact person for HR and our customer’s other departments.
She’s responsible for all matters of our Hamburg office, but doesn’t shy away from supporting customers with relocation services herself. Why? Because she loves it.
Our staff and we in the Hannover PROGEDO office know all of Hannover’s 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 Hannover:
Trade Fairs and Conventions
Hannover is well known for its trade fairs and conventions. One of the best-known trade fair is Hannover Messe. The international conventions and trade fairs make for visitors from all over the world.
The Adventure Zoo Hannover is one of the price winning top addresses for animal enthusiasts from everywhere. In 1865 the zoo opened and has been continuously renovated, developed, and modernized. These days 7 adventure worlds are present which guide visitors thematically through the animal kingdom. Aside from the Zoo, Hannover offers a lot of nature: 640 acres of forest, Maschsee and Maschpark, as well as the rivers Ihme and Leine.
Leine flea market
Founded in 1967, this flea market is one of the oldest in Germany and still takes place every Saturday throughout the year. Tourists as well as locals enjoy the weekly happening.
In 1638, duke Hans Georg of Calenberg wanted a new kitchen garden and this developed into the baroque gardens that visitors can enjoy, and Hannover still benefits from, today.
Allegedly, the German that is spoken in Hannover and Braunschweig is as free of dialect as possible and thus considered the easiest to understand. Ideal for new learners.
At the yearly markmen’s fair drinking a Lüttje Lage is a must. This means drinking a top-fermented beer together with a grain brandy. The beer is especially made for this occasionin in only three local breweries. The best opportunity to learn this ritual is at the markmen’s fair from locals.
UNESCO City of Music
Hannover is UNESCO City of Music. There’s a rich offer in musical events all over the city. Small clubs and bars support local artists but also famous musicians and singers from all genres stop by in Hannover quite regularly and all year through.
Biggest Perfume store in Europe
Hannover has the biggest perfume store in Europe. With a selection of more than 1,800 fragrances the “perfumery Liebe” has been present for 145 years and advices Hannover’s locals and visitors in all matters concerning fragrances.
Hannover in China
A part of Hannover’s old town has been rebuilt in the Chinese city Changde. The historic brick buildings surrounding Hannover’s Bahlsenplatz have made such a lasting impression that the Asian town with 6 million inhabitants rebuild a whole quarter resembling the Hannover square.
Oskar Winter, the owner of a hardware store, ordered a fountain to be built in 1896 for publicity to celebrate his company’s 100 year anniversary. To get lucky, tourists turn an iron ring which has been added in 1914. It is quite similar to the “schöner Brunnen” in Nuremberg.
Apply for a residence title in Hannover
In Hannover the immigration and integration office is located at Schützenplatz 1 and is responsible for the application of electronic residence titles for foreign employees.
Of course, our professional immigration specialists provide our customers with all the necessary information so they can hand in their documents perfectly prepared at the foreigner’s department. Additionally, we accompany you or your employee to their respective appointment.
PROGEDO does not provide legal service according to section 2, subsection 1 of the German legal service law. If there is need for legal service we work together with independent, competent lawyers.
Finding an apartment in Hannover
Finding an apartment in Hannover is, in comparison to Hamburg, Frankfurt or Munich, a smaller challenge. Hannover offers a broad price range for renting an apartment and is a city that expands. But in the popular districts like Zooviertel, Oststadt and Linden the demand exceeds the offer. The same goes for other central districts and more suburbian areas like Bemerode, Kirchrode and List as well as Südstadt that have risen to popularity. There are usually much more interested people than apartments available. If they then don’t speak German, it often seems impossible to come out on top of competitors.
Thanks to our know-how it is feasible though. With a little patience, flexibility and good planning we always find a suitable apartment for our customers!
Hannover has many districts with very different price categories. Currently landlords consider one third of your income as a maximum rent payment. A positive SCHUFA-entry as well as a declaration of no rental debts are essential for their commitment.