If you are new to Germany, or planning to come to Germany on long-term plans, here is a list of things you should know, to make your settling-in effortless. Here you could find the informations relevant to settling in Germany. The list below will give you a overview for the basic needs in your first couple of months. Finding a home and moving You might have come to Germany with a limited contract on an apartment or decide to move into a better apartment once you are here. You might also be looking for a home already from your home country. City Registration Every new citizen in a city (that means, also when you move inside of Germany from one city to another) has to register himself at the city hall(Rathaus) in the first couple of days of arrival. Cell phone Once you are done with settling up, you need to stay connected and keep in touch with friends and family. When you are new to the country, you might have no sim card at all. Opening a bank account It is one of the first steps after moving into a new country to choose a bank that fits your needs and open up an account. Varying from a current to a savings account all major banks offer these facilities.Once you have an address you should open a bank account ASAP, because you are going to need it.