I understand that the rules state: if we leave Germany for more than 6 months consecutively, we would lose the settlement permit
If I live in Switzerland (with a Swiss residence permit), and make trips back to Germany frequently every month for example, is there a way to keep my German settlement permit?
The reason is that perhaps in the future I may decide to move completely back to Germany.
Since Switzerland is in the Schengen, is there really any indication/record if I "leave"?
Essentially I will not be a tax resident in Germany, and will not be claiming any welfare. I will be earning and paying tax in Switzerland. I will still have my apartment back in Germany though.