Expat Life in Düsseldorf

Expat services, specific to do's and facts

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Remarkably cosmopolitan for a city of its size, Düsseldorf has a diverse population where waves of immigration in past decades have left a rich ethnic legacy. Newcomers from the Mediterranean and Middle East, Eastern Europe and more recently Asia and the EU have enriched the local community, bringing with them new creeds and cuisines.

The city is home to the largest Japanese community in mainland Europe. Dutch, British, American, French, Turkish and Chinese citizens are also well represented. Everyone seems to rub along pretty well together.

Welcome to Düsseldorf

A warm welcome to Düsseldorf and Amazing Dusseldorf, a bespoke collection of information for international residents in their foreign location. Whether you are preparing your move, have recently arrived or already a resident, we wish you an very enjoyable stay and much fun navigating your new home.

Expat Experts in Düsseldorf

In a new country, not only the language differs but also thought processes. Complications and frictions can be reduced by working with specialists that have worked with expats. A possible added advantage is if they have themselves lived abroad and thus experienced being in a similar situation.

International Clubs in Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf offers several clubs for expats. Lively and varied, many provide events where members and guests have an opportunity to meet other foreigners and local people in the similar situation of living in a new location in a foreign country.

 

Economic Development Düsseldorf

View of water and buildings of the harbour in Düsseldorf
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With a combination of pro-business policies, low costs and a skilled workforce, Düsseldorf is the perfect location for investors. The Office of Economic Development offer "plug and play" services while expats form an integral part of a population that has grown by 22,000 over the past few years.

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Pets in Düsseldorf

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Bringing a pet is relatively easy, however, dogs need to be registered when they accompany a family relocating to Düsseldorf. Owners may then take their pet virtually anywhere including out to dinner. Dogs need to be micro chipped, vaccined and licensed. A leash is a must under many if not most circumstances.

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Electricity in Düsseldorf

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In Germany, the cost of electricity is not normally included in the additional charges (Nebenkosten) when renting a house or flat, so a decision needs to be made concerning power suppliers. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf is the local utilities company of choice in Düsseldorf.

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