Knowledge Base

American expats in Germany face a couple of administrative challanges like how to pay taxes, how to get health insurance, how to vote from abroad plus the daily surprises of living in a foreign country in a different culture which eventually has every once in a while a different approach to implementing values like "life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness" to daily activities like queuing or the use of knife and fork, let alone that you don't find your stuff on the shelves in the supermarket and that - after all that progress that has been made in the last 20 years - they still speak a foreign language …

Use our KNOWLEDGE BASE to find up-to-date information. If you have further questions - or tips you want to share - please feel free to contact us.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Find out about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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What does the Affordable Care Act mean for expats

Do expats have to enroll? Will there be penalties for expats who do not enroll? Even if expats are not required to enroll, is there a benefit to enrolling?

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How to vote from abroad

Where do I register to vote? What is required for registration? When shall I apply?

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What is the German-American Double-Taxation Treaty?

And to whom does it apply? And where do I find a competent tax adviser?

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You are new in Germany? New in your place? 

Look here for organizations, clubs, churches, consulates, hospitals, kindergarden, businesses, translators

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What goes on in Germany and Europe?

You want to know what's going in German politics? About Business and Money? Culture? Sports?

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Contact Information

  • Association of
  • American-German
  • Business Clubs e.V.
  • Mainzer Landstraße 176
  • 60327 Frankfurt
  • Administrative Office:
  • Am Beckmannplatz 4
  • 53340 Meckenheim
  • Phone: 02225 - 70 444 15
  • Fax:   02225 - 70 34 999
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