Useful information from the World Wide Web


Foreign Office

The Foreign Office is responsible for foreign and European affairs in Germany. Here you can find information on visa requirements, a list of countries with a visa requirement for entering Germany as well as application forms for downloading.


Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees

The Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees has compiled a list of important information about social security and access to the labour market.


Recognition of profes­sional qualifi­ca­tions in Germany

Here you can find information on recognition of your certificates.


Federal Agency

The Federal Agency provides information on immigrating to Germany.


EU-immi­gra­tion portal

Employees that wish to immigrate to the European Union can find useful information here.


Qualified professionals campaign

The federal ministries for "Economy and Energy" and "Employment and Social Affairs" have developed a Welcome Portal for immigrants in cooperation with the “Bundesagentur für Arbeit” (Federal Employment Agency). Here you can find important information on social security.


Migration Check

The Federal Employment Agency has compiled a Migration Check for employees.


Adult Education Centres

The VHS (adult education centres) offer language and integration courses that are subsidised by the government.

Declaration of consent for the use of social media plug-ins

You want to use an expansion module (a social plug-in) offered by a social network provider (SN). By using a social plug-in, data will be transferred to the SN's server including your IP address, the URLs of the pages you visit and other information.
The data transfer will occur even if you are not registered with the SN. Under certain circumstances, different bits of collected data can be linked together at a later stage e.g. when you register with the SN once again in the future.

The transfer of data is also possible if you do not click on the social plug-in.

AOK has no influence on what data is transmitted and how the SN operators treat the data received by them. For more information on data protection please refer to the Privacy Statement by the respective plug-in provider.

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Your consent for the use of social plug-ins is voluntary. Of course, you can use the AOK websites even if you refuse to give this consent or do not activate a social plug-in. You will experience no disadvantages or restrictions in terms of usage of our website when you decide not to activate these features.

I understood this statement on data usage in case of activation of a social plug-in and do hereby declare my consent.