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I'm currently studying in Germany and I have German residence permit, which also autorises me to do internships in Germany.

However, I have an opportunity to do one of my internships in another country of the European Union (Netherlands). I would like to know whether I should apply for a new Visa for the new country, or whether I'm able to do an internship with my German visa in Netherlands. I do not hold an European passport. (I am a Turkish passport holder).

Edit : This internship is a part of my curriculum and planned to be 4.5 months. Moreover, would I loose my German residence permit if I get one from Netherlands?

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  • The exact requirements and procedure depends to some extent on the kind and duration of the internship and whether it's required for your studies (please add these details to your question). You will in any case almost certainly need a residence permit (TWV) but you might be able to apply for it in the Netherlands (i.e. you don't need a visa or “MVV”).
    – Relaxed
    Apr 13 at 12:45
  • Thank you for your answer. This internship is a part of my curriculum and planned to be 4.5 months. Moreover, would I loose my German residence permit if I get one from Netherlands?
    – sezgin1947
    Apr 14 at 13:09
  • You wouldn't immediately loose your German residence permit. You could loose it if you stay longer out of the country but 4.5 months is allowed and resuming your studies should be no problem.
    – Relaxed
    Apr 14 at 13:18
  • Is this 6 months period applies to total time spent outside Germany or in one time or does it resets for each year? For example can I stay abroad 4 months both in 2021 and 2022 with breaks?
    – sezgin1947
    Apr 16 at 9:36
  • I think it's only if you stay abroad 6 months at once that you would lose your residence permit. Some other countries have additional rules like no more than 4 months per year three years in a row but I don't know about Germany.
    – Relaxed
    Apr 16 at 11:39

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