In Rhineland-Palatinate, people enjoy not just their evenings after work but the work itself, too. No matter where you’re from, you’ll always feel at home here in the very heart of Europe. Find your dream job and embark on an exciting new chapter of your life!


Over 200,000

employees from abroad included in social security live here with us, a fact that demonstrates our federal state’s openness to the world.


100 percent

of elementary school children in Rhineland-Palatinate are taught a foreign language. We are international.



people from other EU countries live in Rhineland-Palatinate – and you can be certain this includes people from your homeland.


5.0 percent

was the unemployment rate in September 2023. This is below the national average; people of all kinds can find employment here.


14 percent

of employees paying social security here come from abroad. When will you make your move and join us here?


You’ve already settled in but still have some lingering questions?

This where professionals from around the world find answers.

You want to change your job or move to a new apartment? You’re looking to pursue further qualifications or training? Or maybe you have a question about taxes and social security contributions? Admittedly, German bureaucracy can be challenging at times. But we in Rhineland-Palatinate are guaranteed to have the right people to address your concerns. This list is a helpful place to start.



Our first address for all those who come from abroad and are looking to move to Rhineland-Palatinate. Here you will find all the necessary information about entering the country and residency permits as well as everything you need to know about working, studying, and living in one of Germany’s most vibrant federal states.

The federal government’s portal provides comprehensive information on all topics. Companies looking to hire international professionals can also get answers here.

The Welcome Centers of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Rhineland-Palatinate are designed to assist international skilled professionals and companies in the region. The Welcome Centers help with the recognition of credentials, entering the country, language courses, housing, information about the school system, and cultural resources and activities. There are four Welcome Centers in Rhineland-Palatinate, with at least one guaranteed to be conveniently located near you:

Welcome Center – Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz (IHK Koblenz)

IHK Koblenz
Schlossstraße 2
56068 Koblenz

Susanne Ditzer
+49 261 106-283

Leonard Klumpp
+49 261 106-246

Andreas Herla
+49 261 106-271

Welcome Center – Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the Palatinate (IHK Pfalz)

Industrie- und Handelskammer für die Pfalz
Rheinallee 18–20
67061 Ludwigshafen

Irina Brand
+49 621 5904-1811

Welcome Center – Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rheinhessen (IHK Rheinhessen)

IHK für Rheinhessen
Schillerplatz 7
55116 Mainz

Ute Lachmayer
+49 613 12621707

Welcome Center – Chamber of Industry and Commerce Trier (IHK Trier)

IHK Trier
Herzogenbuscher Straße 12
54292 Trier

Hanna van de Braak
+49 651 9777360