Wilde Relocation relies on a team of highly professional, creative, hard-working employees and contractors. We are all at least bilingual; many of us speak several languages fluently. We know our cities very well and are deeply committed to performing as ambassadors for them.
Relocation Consultant is not a profession you can study at the university. The overall variety of tasks the job requires is reflected in the variety of professional backgrounds of our staff: we are translators, social workers, cultural administrators, secretaries, and more. Above all, every member of our team is well experienced in her/his specialty: administration, home search, server management, marketing, and other fields.
When you rely on us, we take you along, step by step, to make your relocation a pleasant and smooth experience. It is our goal to make you feel welcome in your new home from the very first contact.
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We meet you / your employee personally inside the airport. We assist with getting access to temporary quarters (ie outside business hours).
Complimentary Welcome Folder
We hand out a comprehensive hard copy information on Berlin.
We organize a tour of Berlin’s districts to get a feel for the city. We provide exhaustive information to make settling-in unproblematic.
Admin (Visas and other administrative aspects)
Organization begins prior to arrival. Liaison with all authorities involved to ensure legal employment and residence status. (Individual additional government fees to be paid by applicant on date of issue in cash).
Renewal of Work/Residence Permit
We remind you/your employer when it is time to renew your permit and give you all the necessary information to make an informed decision. Depending on the type of permit you are entitled to (or choose) we accompany you to the appointment for finger-printing if necessary or – if possible – take care of the admin process without you.
We assist you in organizing temporary quarters during the first weeks after your arrival. Whenever possible, we work with agencies which do not charge commission fee and/or deposit for renting an apartment for a limited period of time.
Citizens must be registered with the city authorities under their correct address within two weeks. We collect necessary papers from you, register you and hand a confirmation to you.
We take care of the paperwork to provide the employer with the necessary information. We do not (must not), however, act as tax advisors.
We explain Germany’s health system and make sure the employee makes an informed choice. German employers are legally required to health-insure their workforce.
We assist with the opening of a bank account and provide information on the options available.
A full home search consists of a number of steps. After choosing the modules you feel will suit you best we offer you the following complimentary service (handouts and information by a Wilde Relocation consultant):
- Hands-on information on Berlin’s districts
- Berlin’s real estate market – opportunities & challenges
- Analysis of your wishes and how they can be realized
- Your home search options
I. Appointment & Search Service (remote, only for singles)
We take an active part in the search, organize the viewings and follow up closely to improve your chances of getting the place best suited to your needs. (remote service).
II. Personal Search Service (Home Search)
Based on your parameters we actively search for your permanent home and accompany you to the viewings, incl. pick-up from your office or hotel.
III. Next Steps – Your Lease
You have been offered a rental agreement – we give you the important info you need prior to signing it.
We help you get settled by actively assisting with utilities hook-up, internet connection, TV license fees etc. – but most importantly: we are present to oversee the walk-through report is done properly during handover of the apartment.
Additional Services According To Your Individual Needs
Every move is a highly individual process which brings with it a host of challenges. Please do not hesitate to ask us for a non-binding quote for any other relocation-related assistance you need. We offer our services on an hourly basis as well as flat rates for on-going assistance.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Please note that our prices do not include brokerage fees. We always try to find apartments for which no commission is charged (this is the case when apartments are rented directly by the property management). In some cities, the vast majority of apartments are brokered by estate agents; this makes the additional commission unavoidable.
Child Allowance / Parental benefits
We organize the paperwork necessary for families to receive child / family benefits in Germany.
Daycare, School Search
We organize the paperwork for daycare facilities and search a suitable kindergarten or school. We provide exhaustive information on Germany’s schooling system and show you suitable places.
Do you move to a different place, city, or country? Let us help you with all move-out related issues such as giving notice to your landlord, gym, or Internet provider, de-registration from city authorities, mail redirection, apartment renovation… etc.
We assist you with
- Car import/registration
- Driver’s license / application for EU-compatible license – (Please note: non-EU driving licenses are only valid in Germany for 6 months).
- Domestic help / cleaning personnel
…and many more
Give us a call or drop us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Let us know how to get back to you.
We work for you in Berlin
OUR EVENTS IN 2018
In May 2018: Graffiti workshop together with HR professionals on the subject “onboarding”
In January 2018: Cultural Sponsoring: Wilde Relocation supports the Berlin Premier of the film, "The Picture of the Day"
Wilde Relocation co-sponsored the Berlin Premier of the film “The Picture of the Day” at the Cinestar-Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, mid-January 2018. The director, Jo-Anne Velin, and some of the people who appear in the film, introduced the audience to the film and took questions later. The reception afterward, open to the whole audience, included many Wilde Relocation employees and business partners.
“Forget what you think a documentary film should be,” suggested the director Jo-Anne Velin, before the screening began in the full cinema. “Just forget everything that you might have heard about Troeglitz and the people living there – just don’t think,” was the Canadian director’s invitation, in a typical mix of German and English. Troeglitz is the small community in Saxony-Anhalt, south of Berlin three hours. It is part of the greater Elsteraue Municipality, and it’s across this region that the film was shot. In April 2015, one image went around the world and put Troeglitz on the map: the burnt out roof of a building intended to house asylum-seekers, in the year over a million refugees arrived in Germany.
During 90 minutes, many different long-term residents are seen and heard in “The Picture of the Day” – Jo-Anne Velin was able to give time and space to the many people who had been overwhelmed by the tremendous media presence in their village. The director spent 100 days spread out over 17 months in the region – a long time in which the residents cautiously accepted the film project and feel closer to us. In fine, sensitive, unjudgemental pictures, their way of life gradually unfolds – how people congregated in church to pray for peace; how the football team includes some of the refugees; or how a local couple who run their third-generation bakery speak out for “love, tolerance, and a peaceful way of life together.”
The people who live there are revealed in poetic, esthetic moments. These are people who stay invisible – often by choice – in the broader media picture of the region. But in particular, two young girls are unforgettable, 9 year-olds who plan their lives together as they play in a childhood heaven of muddy farmfields, a clean brook, or in the gymnastics club. Seemingly unaffected by the political tensions, they see their future based on their own deep friendship, and can’t imagine what it would be like to live without one another. Afterward, on-stage, the girls came across as fresh and open as they are on-screen.
“The Picture of the Day” challenges prejudice without whitewashing the issues that affect Germany now. Films like this are driven by the will to understand better, where people come from and how they live together. The region portrayed in “The Picture of the Day” has been shaped by over a hundred years of different waves of migration, a history that is easily overlooked by current headlines. Through associative images and sound, the film connects that history to the flight of people forced to seek a new home now.
Wilde Relocation is delighted with the turnout and the lively reception afterward, and wishes the film much success as it begins its cross-Germany tour.