I have a bit of a weird situation. I'm a Canadian citizen and legally employed in Germany under a Blue Card. My Blue Card expires in June and I plan on leaving to go live in the UK for a couple years to take advantage of the German pension refund scheme.
My lease ends at the same time as the date that I have to submit my resignation, three months before the date I leave Germany. For the last three months, I would like to live in Malaysia using the DN visa. From what I've researched, Malaysia and Germany have a double tax treaty so there are no issues on that front.
I fully plan on paying:
- German income tax (I have a Steueridentifikationnummer)
- German pension insurance (I've been paying pension insurance uninterrupted for 4y)
- German health insurance
- private health insurance
- any other insurances I need to live in Malaysia
On the employer front:
- I do NOT mind getting fired/let go because of this
- I do NOT handle sensitive GDPR data; just code
- I have a router VPN set up to reroute my IP to the city I live in Germany.
My manager and I generally have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy, so there will be no questions that arise. In emergency situations, I will fly to Germany and meet them in person.
I would do an Abmeldung in Germany so I wouldn't have a registered address. I plan on using the Deutsch Post rerouting service to reroute mails to my friends house. I would re-enter Germany a few days before the 90 day mark. I also want to point out that I absolutely am not trying to get out of paying German taxes/pension/healthcare. I just don't want to extend my lease and pay an extra few thousand in rent when I could live for a fraction of the price in Malaysia.
Legally speaking, am I allowed to do this? Assume that consequences related to employment are completely irrelevant.