Relocation Services

Your first friend abroad – we make you feel at home again.

As a professional relocation agency, PROGEDO has been among the market leaders and trendsetters of the relocation market for over 20 years.
Coordinating a change of habitat poses cost-intensive challenges and time, not only for the person relocating but also for the personnel department, not to mention the emotional pressure that can arise.

The biggest challenge of relocating is settling in and the integration of singles, couples and families into their new surroundings. Only when all are content and the new dwelling becomes home with no plans needed for a quick escape, then the team PROGEDO has reached its goal.
True to our motto “your first friend abroad”, our active national and international PROGEDO relocation teams have made it their business to unite the perfect service of a removal company with the professionalism of a relocation agency and the sincerity of a personal contact person on site.

An important, additional aspect of every relocation is controlling the costs. For each relocation we give individual advice which relocation services are essential and which tasks can be handled without our support.

Trust begins when the human is professionally supported and looked after. PROGEDO Is your first friend abroad.

VISA & Immigration Service

Borderless! Visa, residence and work permits – we have a broad knowledge and the necessary contacts. PROGEDO specialists will find the best and most economical solution for you.

  • Application for approval by the Federal Employment Agency
  • Registration with communal registration office
  • Assistance with the application for a residence permit
  • Collection of the electronic residence permit (eAT)

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Application for approval by the Federal Employment Agency

Scope:

  • Compiling the necessary documents
  • Assisted application formulation
  • Application at the Federal Employment Agency
  • Posting the letter of approval for the visa application

Registration with communal registration office

Scope:

  • Completion of the application form
  • Registration with the registration office (one errand)

Assistance with the application for a residence permit

Scope:

  • Support at the completion of application forms
  • Compiling the necessary documents
  • Meeting the applicant for accompanied residence permit application with the responsible immigration office
  • Application for the electronic residence permit (eAT)
  • Up-front payment of fees (will be charged separately)

 

Abholung des elektronischen Aufenthaltstitels (eAT)

Scope:

  • Making an appointment with the immigration office
  • Collection of the good-for-the-day power of attorney at the immigration office
  • Passport pickup from the employee and obtainment of signature
  • Power of attorney
  • Ensuring appointment compliance with authorities
  • Up-front payment of fees (will be charged separately)
  • Handing over of passport and residence permit

Orientation package

On the road with the PROGEDO insiders:

Seeing the best residential areas, schools and kindergartens, transport routes, shopping areas, doctors – PROGEDO informs extensively and exhaustively with insider knowledge and its tours always include what you absolutely must see.

Each Tour is organized individually after a personal conversation between you and the PROGEDO consultant.

  • Look-And-See-Trip
  • Detailed consultation

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Look-and-see trip including detailed briefing:

  • Pre-briefing by telephone / mail, to discuss and define the tour programme
  • Pick-up at the desired meeting place
  • Orientation tour with presentation of the interesting residential areas, schools etc., possibly viewings of one or two sample properties

Provision of the following information:

  • Basic orientation: company location / residential area / airport / train stations
  • Living conditions and cost of living
  • Local property market
  • Furnished / unfurnished accommodation
  • Transport connections
  • Children (kindergarten, school, leisure activities etc.)
  • Recreational value
  • National and international transport connections
  • Comprehensive information package with city map, information about
  • Leisure activities, transport connections, schools, kindergartens etc.
  • Answering individual questions

Homesearch package

Property search, lease agreement negotiation, moving-in. Since 1995, we have sought and found more than 20,000 housing solutions. Trust the professionals of PROGEDO.

  • Property search
  • Lease negotiation and vetting
  • Coordinating the deposit payment
  • Accompanied house / flat handover

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Property search

Scope:

  • Create an individual search profile that matches your needs (budget, time, neighbourhood etc.)
  • PROGEDO search of the entire real estate market and using our own contacts
  • Unlimited preselection and presentation of suitable objects
  • Viewings for the selected objects (max. 8)
  • Debriefing / recommendation by PROGEDO-employee
  • Informing the landlord / agent about the decision

Lease negotiation and vetting

Scope:

  • Check the rental contract for plausibility
  • Final negotiations with the landlord, according to your wishes

                                              

Coordinating the deposit payment

Scope:

  • Negotiation of the amount of the deposit and the nature of the provision
  • Organization of the necessary measures concerning payments or
  • guarantees
  • If necessary, PROGEDO will pay the deposit up-front (will be charged separately)   

Accompanied house / flat handover

Scope:

  • Accompanied and documentation of the housing handover (Photo documentation of defects)

If you would like to purchase an apartment or house we calculate an indivdual offer for you!

Move Management

Into the great wide open

With the right partner, your move will be smooth. PROGEDO helps with selecting a moving company and coordinates the householde removal. Effective and cost-efficient.

  • Retrieval of up to three cost estimates
  • Analysis and comparison of the offers
  • Award of the contract
  • Coordination of the household removal
  • On request (billing on an hourly basis): Supervision of the removal process

Settling-In

Authority appointments and formalities are necessary, but annoying and time-intensive. PROGEDO makes it quick and easy. This not only saves nerves but also costs and spares you possible mistakes.

  • Registration with communal registration office
  • Opening a bank account, requesting credit cards
  • Support at selecting insurances
  • Application for health insurance
  • Support for selecting a telephone / broadband provider
  • Registration with the utility companies

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Registration with communal registration office

Scope:

  • Completion of the application form
  • Registration with the registration office (one errand)

Opening a bank account, requesting credit cards

Scope:

  • Complete the required forms
  • Assistance in obtaining the necessary documents
  • Accompanied visit at the bank of choice
  • Advice / translation for discussion with the bank’s clerks

Support at selecting insurances

Scope:

  • Organization of an appointment with a neutral insurance advisory agency
  • Preparing for the agency appointment
  • Advice / translation during the agency interview

Application for health insurance

Scope:

  • Check whether a private or / and statutory health insurance is possible/necessary
  • Contacting health insurance companies
  • Support for completing application forms
  • Tracking the application process

 

Support for selecting a telephone / broadband provider

Scope:

  • Information on current cost-effective offers
  • Telephone support / advice during the selection of the necessary hardware Completing forms / the application form
  • Scheduling with the telephone provider
  • Coordination of installation

Registration with the utility companies

Scope:

  • Registration of electricity, gas, water, cable, GEZ (TV license), etc.

Parental support

The future belongs to the children

School or kindergarden search; application for child allowance – crucial element for parents to ensure a smooth start in the new country of residence. And PROGEDO acts accordingly. Competent and sensible.

  • School / kindergarten search and registration
  • Applying for child support

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School / kindergarten search and registration

Scope:

  • Detailed information about local offers
  • Jointly developing a search profile
  • Preselection of suitable facilities
  • Collecting information about / advice on favoured facilities
  • joint visit of the favoured facilities
  • Filling out required forms

Applying for child support

Scope:

  • Compiling necessary documents
  • Filling out and submitting applications
  • rectification in case of formal ambiguities

Good-bye package

Travelers should not be stopped.

Terminating the rental contract, organizing the move, taking care of formalities, returning the apartment to the landlord – reduced stress with PROGEDO, for all parties involved.

  • Drafting up and sending a legally sound termination notice
  • Accompanied house / apartment return
  • Coordinating the deposit payback
  • Termination of utility contracts, TV license billings
  • Other contract terminations (mobile communications, insurances, memberships)
  • Deregistering with the registration office
  • Closure of a bank account
  • Creation of a forwarding request

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Drafting up and sending a legally sound termination notice

Scope:

  • Check the details of the duration of the rental contract and how/ when to end it
  • Writing the letter of termination and obtaining signatures
  • Legally effective delivery to the landlord
  • Checking the confirmation receipt

Accompanied house / apartment return

Scope:

  • Accompanying and recording the property return

Coordinating the deposit payback

Scope:

  • Documenting the proper return of the property
  • Deadline notice to the landlord for deposit payback
  • Verifying the receipt of payment

Termination of utility contracts, TV license billings

Scope:

  • Compilation of the contracts for electricity, gas, water, TV license
  • Completing termination forms and obtaining signatures
  • Legal effective delivery to the respective provider
  • Checking the confirmation receipt

Other contract terminations (mobile communications, insurances, memberships)

Scope:

  • Compilation of the contracts made available
  • Drafting up Letters of termination (If applicable, submit applications for goodwill settlements) and obtaining signatures
  • Legally effective delivery to the contract partners
  • Checking the confirmation receipt

Deregistering with the registration office

Scope:

  • Fill out the registration form
  • Accompanied or power of attorney authority appointments, taken care of by PROGEDO
  • Delivery of deregistration confirmation

Closure of a bank account

Scope:

  • Completion of the required forms
  • Advice on the date of closure and use of the residual balance
  • Legally effective delivery to the bank
  • Checking the confirmation receipt

Creation of a forwarding request

Scope:

  • Obtain application documents
  • Filling-out of required form and obtaining employee signature
  • Delivery to the post office

What our customers say

Many thanks for your excellent support, PROGEDO! Moving to a new country and starting a new job in itself is quite stressful. I am so glad that I could outsource finding my children a good school and kindergarten to the PROGEDO team in Munich – who has been incredibly helpful at every stage of the process. Who would have thought that these things require so much paperwork?!

Rowena D.Researcher, U.K.

True professionals at work! 
The PROGEDO-team helped me with all the bureaucratic procedures when I moved from Russia to Berlin. From signing a contract, applying for a visa, to relocating my whole family, we got help with the ups and downs of moving to Germany. More than happy to recommend these experts!

Olga R. IT-specialist, Russia

My highest recommendation for the Progedo team! I was already late with my German visa application when I asked Progedo for help. And still, the team somehow managed to get everything processed just in time, so that I was able to start working in Berlin as was planned. I am still stunned by how smoothly everything was handled, even when we were in a rush. In any case, I was very impressed with the high quality service – many thanks for your help and support!

Preetha P.Consultant, Malaysia

I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful job you have done in helping us relocate to Germany. It was a long process – but we made it in the end! I would like to especially recommend the hard work and efficiency in handling our case. We are beyond grateful for her help; she was very patient, forthcoming and went the extra mile to make everything work smoothly!

Mattia R.Engineer, Italy

Since we have started working together with PROGEDO, we are much more likely to hire professionals from abroad. Before that we were concerned about all the paperwork that comes with hiring expats. But the PROGEDO team has proved itself to be an expert when it comes to processing visa applications as well as taking care of the entire expense management. I can confidently say that PROGEDO has become indispensable to our HR team.

Theresa S.Human Resource Management, Germany