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Germany

Germany has solid medical care administered by educated professionals in modern settings. Aesthetically, however, those who have not spent time in Europe might be put off by German hospital settings, which are often comprised of a series of small buildings arranged in a complex rather than one large structure.

Social Security

EU and European Economic Area member states have transferable social security agreements between countries, and this includes health insurance. If you are an EU citizen moving to Berlin, make sure to contact your home country’s social services bureau to get the forms you need in order to transfer your social security benefits to Germany. Benefits are transferable only if contributions have been made in one’s home country and you have worked at least 360 days over the last three years in your home country.

USA, Canada, and Australia have social security agreements with Germany allowing their citizens to make claims for benefits from their home country while working in Germany, and are exempt from paying pension c…