I'm applying for a German national visa (employment) from India. Annexure for employment visa has a question: "Have you lived in Germany before?". I've earlier stayed in Germany for 20 days on a business Visa, but never had a Residence permit there. How to answer this?
There is a question in the Visa application itself - "Have you ever been to Germany before?", and I have answered 'Yes'.

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    They are asking if you have ever been on a settlement track, so you would answer 'no' and for the 'have you ever been' your answer would be 'yes'. – Gayot Fow May 24 '16 at 11:42
  • @JoErNanO link for your answer please – abksrv May 24 '16 at 12:52
  • Your request for sources will be much more effective if you post it as a comment on the answer for which you are seeking clarification rather than on your question. – phoog May 26 '16 at 13:57

The form is asking if you have ever been in Germany on a settlement track. This would include spouse visas, family permits, work permits, asylum claims, study visas, and the like.

Therefore, in your application you should answer:

  • Q: "Have you lived in Germany before?" - A: No
  • Q: "Have you ever been to Germany before?" - A: Yes
  • This is correct as my Visa application was accepted. Thanks. – abksrv Jun 6 '16 at 13:36

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