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Welcome to Germany!

Our Berlin-based relocation service has been offering support and advice to companies and newcomers since 2009. Whether you require help organising your move, obtaining a visa or residence permit, or finding a suitable nursery or school – we offer competent and flexible assistance for companies and individuals. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime, we would be delighted to provide you with a quote and make sure you or your employees arrive safely in Berlin and settle in well.

Companies wanting to gain access the lucrative German market can also count on us: We would be happy to put you in touch with German authorities, lawyers, business consultants and tax advisors, and support you in finding the right staff for your company.

Our Skype service makes it easy to get in touch. We use Skype from the very first preliminary chat, which is free of charge.

• Moving
• Administrative procedures
• Official translations of your personal documents
• Flat-hunting
• Job-hunting and self-employment
• Finding a school
• Language courses and cultural training
• Leisure activities
• Departure
• Our Team
• Contact


Our service includes getting quotes from several moving companies and choosing one, after consulting you first. On request, we can also be present on move-in day. Furthermore, we can arrange for the apartment to be cleaned before your arrival and any necessary repairs to be made. Finally, we would happily help you register with the local authorities and arrange basic utilities such as gas, water, electricity, telephone and Internet connection, etc.

Administrative procedures

We can make official phone calls on behalf of you and accompany you through all administrative procedures, whether you need health insurance, want to apply for a visa or residence permit, or need to register with the local authorities. If you wish, we can also help you complete lengthy forms, interpret for you in conversations and provide translations of official documents.

Official translations of your personal documents

You might need official translations of your documents (curriculum vitaes, motivation letters, references etc.). We supply these with or without certification and translate in all directions between German, English, French, Spanish and Chinese.


Are you looking for a flat in Berlin? Short or long-term? To rent or buy? We help you search, organise viewings and give you advice on different areas and housing quality. We represent your interests and help you negotiate in meetings with your estate agent, solicitor, or landlord. We can interpret for you during conversations and provide the translation of important documents.

Job-hunting and self-employment

Searching for a job? Need advice on where to look or simply assistance job-hunting? We are here to help. We can provide you with information on the local and national job market, put you in touch with relevant contacts and offer competent advice.

Perhaps you want to set up your own business? We can support you, take care of all administrative matters and connect you with experts (tax accountants, payroll offices etc.).

We also offer help concerning recognition of your foreign degrees and certificates.

Finding a school

Wondering which nursery or school is suitable for your child? We can inform you on schools in Berlin, contact them for or with you, or help find a babysitter. Should it be a bilingual institution? A public or private one? What opening hours should the nursery school offer? We choose the right institution for your requirements and your child’s welfare.

Language courses and cultural training

Languages are our passion! We offer language courses for small groups, as well as individual lessons tailored to your level and needs. People from other cultural backgrounds can benefit from our cultural education and learn about everyday German customs and manners, and how to react to them appropriately.

Leisure activities

We offer shopping tips (Where can I buy something? Who offers the best prices? Where can I get good quality products?) Of course, we also offer advice on going out in Berlin: restaurants, going to the cinema or theatre, dancing etc. – always tailored to your personal taste and interests…


We will do everything to make your departure as smooth and hassle-free as possible. This can include coordinating moving companies, workers and cleaners. In addition, we can help you notify the local authorities and terminate utility contracts such as gas, water, electricity, and telephone and Internet connections upon your departure.

Our Team

manager LISA WOHLGEMUTH studied interpreting for French, Spanish and English with the complementary courses Law and Psychology in the beautiful city of Leipzig. She lived, worked and studied in several countries to deepen her intercultural competence and language skills. Having started her professional life as an interpreter and translator, Lisa moved to Berlin in 2012 and has been supporting START Relocation since then. Her preferred areas are visa applications and residence permits, finding new homes for our clients and communicating with German authorities. She also specializes in supporting foreign doctors in getting the state’s permission to work in Germany. In 2016 Lisa became managing director together with her colleague Helen Neumann.

manager HELEN NEUMANN is a German native speaker and speaks English and Spanish very well. She studied multilingual communication in Cologne and in Mexico. After her studies she participated in an advanced training programme in art history and helped setting up an international gallery in Cologne for two years. Today she lives in Berlin and works as a freelance translator. She also is in charge of art projects for a well-known Berlin gallery and helps international students and expats to find their way around in Berlin. Familiar with the peculiarities of Berlin and enthusiastic about the characteristics of the city, she knows how to welcome newcomers to the city.

DEBORAH SCHMITZ studied Political and Social Sciences in Freiburg, Buenos Aires, New Delhi and Cape Town. Having lived in different environments and countries, she knows about the difficulties many newcomers face in a new culture. Deborah worked in the areas of Social media and PR after her studies and joined START Relocation in 2015. She supports our international clients with high enthusiasm end enjoys helping them settle into their new life in Berlin.

MILENA LÜTZ is a Berliner. She has a degree in European Studies, Political Science and Linguistics with focus on the topics of migration and language policy. In 2013 she became a qualified Goethe Institute language instructor for German as a foreign language (DaF) and for German as a second language in 2014 (DaZ). She has made her A-levels in Bonn and has studied and worked in Maastricht and Barcelona, before she came back to Berlin in 2012. Living herself abroad for several years, she knows what it means to learn a new language, to integrate into a new culture and to settle down in a new country. This is why she set it as her aim to accompany newcomers as best as possible and keep motivating them on their way. Milena speaks German, English, Spanish, Catalan and some French.

JULIA KOHN joined us in in 2016. She studied Cultural Sciences and is also a trained graphic designer. Between her studies Julia worked for several years with a German bank institute in Berlin. In addition, she has extensive working experience in project- and event management. Julia manages the administration of our Language School and our Relocation Service. Having lived abroad several times, Julia is enthusiastic about learning foreign languages and discovering new places in Berlin as well as abroad.

BETTINA FRECKMANN-SCHEURPFLUG has experienced the process of relocation several times first-hand, moving with her highly-mobile family to California, Rwanda and Bosnia/Herzegovina. Everytime she moves back to Berlin, her adopted hometown since 1981, she finds the city reinventing itself yet again. Discovering the new and old, Berlin is a great experience she would like to share with her clients. Bettina is one of our specialists for all matters regarding moving to Berlin – be that flat hunt, school search, opening a bank account or getting registered with the authorities.


Start Relocation-Service

Startcon GmbH
Kyffhaeuser Strasse 10
D – 10781 Berlin

U7 Eisenacher Strasse, U1/U2 Nollendorfplatz

Tel. +49 (0)30 – 75 56 22 68
Fax +49 (0)30 – 75 56 22 69

Our office is open Mon – Fri 9 – 17 h.
Individual appointments can also be arranged outside of opening hours.

Tax ID number: DE 815005976
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