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Berlin Loves Immigrants! Here are some tips and resources to prove it. For those who are either moving to Berlin for the long(ish) run or just trying on the city for size, here are some web resources that might take the bureaucratic sting (among other pangs) off of a big but worthy transition. Welcome to Berlin: A snap-shot of finding an apartment, employment, locating anti-discrimination resources, seeking counsel, starting school, getting health-insurance, taking the metro, and getting a residency permit (and more), courtesy of the city-state government of Berlin. The PDF is available for download here in the following languages – English, German, Arabic, French, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Laws and political initiatives: For those just weighing options or planning the next step, the portal ‘Migreat‘ will help you (quickly) narrow down possibilities. More detailed information can be found through Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), one of the best sources for up-to-date laws and initiatives affecting (im)migrants, such as: Germany’s Blue Card and Getting an EU Blue Card in Germany. Visit their website for more information here. Similarly, Germany’s Federal Foreign Office provides a nice break-down of visa regulations, work permit requirements, and other general information for the traveler, student, temporary [...]