From left to right: Gregor Berghausen (CEO, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Düsseldorf), Svitlana Bayer (Project Team Member, Expat Service Desk), Johannes Grünhage (Project Manager, Expat Service Desk), Thomas Geisel (Mayor, State Capital Düsseldorf), Thomas Hendele (County Administrator, Mettmann)

The Expat Service Desk

The central contact point for international professionals

Your contact for all matters relating to living and working in the Düsseldorf – Mettmann region!

Target groups

  • International professionals / expats with their families
  • Small and medium-sized companies

Who we are and what we do



  • Simplification of procedural processes particularly for non-German speaking specialists and professionals
  • Increase in speed and efficiency of administrative proceedings by providing information and advice
  • Linking of all institutions, associations, societies and players in the expat segment
  • Integration and settling of foreign professionals
  • Strengthening of region's appeal


Johannes Grünhage

Project Manager


Phone +49 (0)211 - 54414909
Fax +49 (0)211 - 8939992

Svitlana Bayer

Assistant Project Manager


Phone +49 (0)211 - 54414910
Fax +49 (0)211 - 8939992