Are you feeling bogged down by the German bureaucratic system? Do you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of paperwork? Well, leave it to the Paperwork Lady. I can help you to save time, money and give you peace of mind.

D.G., singer from USA

The pressures of living in another country, where you don't speak the language and things are handled differently than you are accustomed to, can be overwhelming. So many things came in the mail and I would try to read and comprehend, with my limited knowledge of the German language. After many hours and headaches, I just gave up trying. The mail went ignored, voicemails went unanswered, and emails remained marked as "new". Then I met Karina! She was so kind a patient. All of the nightmares that I feared would come true as soon as we began working together, were nothing for her! Within a month, she helped me to breathe again by navigating the German system on my behalf. She explained everything and included me in the decision-making processes. I am so grateful for her and her outstanding customer service. I would recommend her to anyone who has faced "Paperwork Anxiety." Karina is the best!!

– D.G., singer from USA –


How can I help you?

Help with German bureaucracy:

  • Insurance > medical, auto, property, etc.
  • Finanzamt > establishing personal and business tax ID, accountant referrals, correspondences with the Finanzamt
  • Immigration office affairs > organizing the necessary, scheduling appointments, translation services on the day of the appointment
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Meldebehörde
  • Children’s affairs > Kindergeld, school enrollment, finding a doctor, correspondences with the school, translation services when necessary
  • Rental contracts
  • Driver’s license conversion

I can help you with my advice, can prepare the paperwork for you, make phone calls on your behalf or accompany you to appointments. I am here to walk you through every step of the process.

Help with everyday tasks in Germany:

Do you need to cancel your gym membership, make a doctor’s appointment or talk to your service provider? But you are afraid that your German skills are not enough to deal with these problems? Do you find yourself getting frustrated trying to reach an English speaking representative? Then call me, we need to talk ASAP! I will prepare the letters for you, make phone calls and get all the information you need FAST!

Pricing and general information

The fee for my advisory service is 45 EUR per hour (excl. 19 % VAT). Minimum purchase is one hour. ALG I/II recipients and registered students get a discount and can use my service for 32 EUR per hour.

The billing is then per half hour. If I have to drive to an appointment, I charge EUR 0.30 per kilometer in addition to the time required.

While I will do  everything in my power to help you to find the solutions you need, I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case.

Important: My advisory service does not constitute or replace legal advice. If you are looking for legal advice please refer to a lawyer.


N.G., singer from USA

I came to Karina because I realized that I was in way over my head in bills and German paperwork. At the time I owed over €5.000.00 in bills and I was out of work due to the pandemic. Hours of trying to translate what was being written to me in German and then ... more

Laeh Jones, singer from USA

My name is Laeh Jones, I'm an American singer and I toured in Germany for over 11 years. When I first arrived, I knew nothing about the German system. I couldn't speak the language at all. It was very hard for me because a lot of the German companies would not ... more

D.G., singer from USA

The pressures of living in another country, where you don't speak the language and things are handled differently than you are accustomed to, can be overwhelming. So many things came in the mail and I would try to read and comprehend, with my limited knowledge of the German language. After many hours ... more

Flore, singer from France

My name is Flore and I moved in Germany less than 2 years ago. It was more like a call of Mother Nature than a plan ; this moving just imposed itself in a time when my music was thriving and needed to expand. My German was almost inexistant and even though I was ... more

Journi Sings, singer from USA

When initially arrives in Germany of course the feeling was very overwhelming. Having to learn a new language, a completely new set of laws, and cultures was exciting but scary as well. Meeting Karina was a God sent! Being that health insurance ... more

About me

My name is Karina. After studying German literature, psychology and communication science at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-University in Munich, I quickly found myself immersed in the world of event planning. I find my work to be very exciting, but also acknowledge the flexibility, adaptability and determination that is required to be successful. My years of experience have taught me to manage and prevent obstacles by remaining calm and approaching each challenge with a “can do” attitude. To every problem, there is a solution.

My expertise is in administration, tour management and artist support. My “passion for paperwork” began as a liaison to people within the company who found themselves snagged by the German bureaucracy. I have completed countless applications, negotiated payment arrangements, resolved tax issues and even helped with government funding during the pandemic. In all of this experience, one thing is clear, I love what I do! Let the Paperwork Lady start your path to regaining control of your life!

Paperwork Lady


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