Expat Service Desk

Services for expats and companies in Düsseldorf and Mettmann

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The Expat Service Desk offers initial information concerning living and working within the city of Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann.

International professionals, specialists, managers

Are you an international specialist working here or planning to settle in the region? Do you wish to integrate or contribute professionally and privately?

An official organisation, we bundle information, networks and institutions. Gain comprehensive support from us on official procedures, professional qualifications and careers, social integration and aspects of everyday life.

Our goal is to help you, your family, your work and your new life in the region.

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Does your company employ international specialists or plan to do so in the near future? Then we are here to support you and your new employees. Comprehensive information covers the recruitment of international specialists, official procedures, professional development and qualifications.

Our goal is to facilitate recruitment and employment in the region.

Open to all interested parties

Consultations cover many topics, are free of charge and take place in English, German and other languages.

  • Information on foreign-law procedures
  • Professional qualifications, training and career opportunities
  • Childcare, international schooling and the German school system
  • Associations, networks and institutions in international, business and cultural fields
  • Living in Germany, formalities, authorities, health care, housing, insurance, finance, leisure

Project partners of the Expat Service Desk are the Office of Economic Development of the state capital Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann as well as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Düsseldorf. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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Expat Service Desk

Johannes Grünhage

Project Manager

(Servicestelle für internationale Fach- und Führungskräfte der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf - Kreis Mettman)

Ernst-Schneider-Platz 1

40212 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 544 157 40 (Hotline)

Fax: +49 211 893 9992

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