Life admin - it's something everyone has to deal with. Correspondence, finance, tax, registration forms, paying bills, etc. It's so necessary and so painful. And in a foreign language? Excruciating. Getting the answers you want feels like banging your head against a brick wall. It's hard to talk to customer service without getting shut down for not speaking German. The credibility of replies on English-language social media forums is questionable at best. Lately, I've been getting all sorts of requests for help with expat life admin tasks, ... Read More
Navigating through German bureaucracy when your language skills aren’t up to the task can be intimidating and stressful.
Red Tape Translation can eliminate that stress.
I have no words to describe how helpful Kathleen was during my interview. It was already my third visit – if I had known about Red Tape Translation earlier, I would have gotten help from the very beginning.
Do you have to go to a public office but aren't sure how you’ll get through it with your limited German language skills?
I will accompany you to your appointments and guide you through the whole process. I make sure you get your message across and that you receive the right information.
Are you trying to settle or starting out as a freelancer? Still figuring out which permit you need to stay in Germany?
I'll coach you through each step of the process, covering the appointments you'll need and giving you a list of documents to take with you on the day.
Do you need to organise repairs, set up utilities or cancel contracts, but your German's not up to scratch?
Red Tape Translation is here to help. I'll make the calls, write the letters, get the answers you need and handle the paperwork.
Do you need a written translation? Have you received a letter that you don’t understand?
Get your CV professionally translated or a certified translation of your birth or marriage certificate. From the official to the personal to the just plain perplexing - I've got you covered.
For less than the price of a couple of drinks at my favourite club, she managed to do what I would have found incredibly difficult. I'd say that's money well spent.
Elliot H., Berlin, Germany