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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Moving to Germany - Einküfte/income before the move in the Steuererklärung/tax reclaim

I hope someone would help me in this matter. In 2020 I was in Poland for the first seven months, and then, since August, I'm in Germany. I have received income from employment in both countries, in ...
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Changing my visa (student to work permit) - Germany

I`ve finished a master degree here in Germany. I concluded my degree on october/20 but because the corona situation I received a certificate just on the the middle of January. Then, the company I ...
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Invoice paid twice in Germany - reversal?

As part of a hiring offer, I have been granted the benefit of being reimbursed for moving expenses between two cities in Germany. Unfortunately, instead of being reimbursed, the employer has ...
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Non-compete clause or Wettbe­werbs­verbot im Arbeits­vertrag

I'm trying to find the non compete clause in my current contract however I haven't found any term or title that mentioned "Wettbe­werbs­verbot" or "Non Competing Clause". I read ...
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80k euro annual salary in Berlin: Is it a good package [closed]

Hello I would liked feedback on this offer from two perspectives : In terms of a good match for my work: 13+ years experience with embedded systems In terms of living expenses in Berlin: Family of 3 (...
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What is the quickest way to start working in Germany from Russia?

I am a software engineer from Russia with 2 years of work experience,a Masters in Data Science at Skoltech univesity and a job offer from Germany. My university is listed as H+/- in the Anabin ...
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Getting tax refund from Germany to a non-EU bank account after leaving?

I lived and worked in Germany in 2020 and have recently submitted my Steuererklärung for that year. I'm back in my home country (Canada), and have closed my German bank account. Thus, in section of ...
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Do you get back one rent if you pay double rent after you leave your apartment?

In Germany, there is (usually) a 3 month notice for when you leave your rented apartment. Sometimes, during these months, the renter pays double rent: at the place the new apartment they're renting, ...
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Why are French-German-Swiss borders left unguarded and open on Sundays and evenings?

Tolls, or rather migration booths, at the German-Swiss and French-Swiss borders are active in the daytime, actively screening vehicles, pedestrians and bikers throughout the day. But at night, these ...
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Applied for Niederlassungserlaubnis - why are authorities evaluating my BlueCard?

I am on a Blue Card since 2017 and have applied for the Niederlassungserlaubnis in October 2020 in Germany. Authorities reached out to me in January 2021, saying that the minimum threshold for the ...
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Changing Job with blue card after 18 months

I have a blue card in Germany and I am holding it for 18 months. I am changing my employer. Do I still need to have permission from the authority? My new job is in a different city. If I have to ...
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Working with Student Visa Germany

My German student visa starts on the 1st of March. My studies start from the 1st of April. I will receive my Immatrikulationsbescheinigung after 15th of March. My question is: Can I work as a student ...
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Apartments website for Baden-Württemburg, Germany bordering Switzerland

Where is a reliable real estate or apartment (Wohnung) search provider for the southern part of Baden-Württemburg state in Germany, bordering Switzerland (i.e. Weil-am-Rhein, Lörrach, Laufenburg, ...
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Tax refund as a single in Germany

I am an expat working in Germany since a couple of years and now would like to submit my first tax refund (Steuererklärung). I have tried some websites but none of them has resulted as I expected (...
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Relocation to Germany during lockdown

I currently live in the UK and would like to ask how difficult is it in terms of practicalities to relocate to Germany during the current pandemic. Suppose that I have have a job offer in Germany and ...
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Is it possible to work remotely for a US company without a German legal entity from Germany?

My fiancé recently accepted a job at a large US tech company for a Munich-based team. The company is handling his immigration paper work and he'll receive a blue card. I believe, based on what I've ...
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Do I need to leave Germany after accepting a fully remote job based in the UK?

I currently have a job in Munich with a German company. I am a UK citizen and am claiming residency in Germany under the brexit "Withdrawal Agreement", this allows me to continue to live and ...
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Job change in Blue Card [duplicate]

I am holding a Blue Card in Germany for 2 years validity and would like to change my job in 1 year. I understand it's possible and I have to get permission from Foreign Department. With the job offer ...
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Transferring to another company as a Blue Card holder [duplicate]

I have been working in Düsseldorf, Germany since June 2019. And now, the company is transferring me to the sub-company. However, there will be no change in my salary, position or job description. ...
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Painting cost and Mietausfall after leaving the apartment

After moving out of the previous apartment, the landlord wants to deduct from the deposit 1400 for painting and 700 for Mietausfall. The apartment is 3 rooms, 70 square meters, the rent was 1400 per ...
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Scientific Researcher German Visa

I have been offered a research position in Germany and applied for the scientific researcher visa. Can someone let me know the normal duration for the approval of the visa?
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Question regarding German D-Visa

I have a valid German D-Visa with a validity of 6months and a valid Job Contract for Company A as XYZ for an unlimited period. The Zusatblatt (Supplementary Sheet) mentions I can only work for Company ...
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Staying in Germany with expired (non renewed) permanent residence and passport

Both of my German permanent residence and my passport are valid. But, my passport is going to expire after one year. And If I understand correctly, my German permenet residence card's maximum validity ...
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Working multiple jobs on EU Blue Card

I am planning to move to Germany with a job offer lined up, and consequently the EU Blue card, and I am wondering what the rules are on working multiple jobs at the same time. I am thinking of doing ...
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Mailbox and City Registration in Germany for telecommuters

I work for a German company but would like to start permanently tele-commuting. In order to not create additional administrative overhead for my employer I would like to keep my tax base in Germany. I ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, do I need ZAV pre-approval letter for a 3-month internship if I already have an Italian residence permit?

I am a non-EU masters student in Italy and I recently completed the recruitment stages for an internship in Germany. Due to the uncertainty (covid-related) around my ability to obtain an internship ...
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Moving to Germany as an Engineering Entrepreneur: Freelance

I am an Engineer with an advanced STEM Degree (PhD Chem Engineering) with a successful consulting practice outside Germany. I am much above the average wage requirement for a Blue Card. The only catch ...
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Work remotely in Germany for non-EU company for only two months

I'm an EU citizen living in Berlin, and my partner is visiting me in few months. He wanted to stay for the full three months (as tourist) due to my depression. However, my partner only have one month ...
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Moving to non EU country with plans to move back to EU

Someone who's lived in the EU specifically in Germany for 3 years with Bluecard and contributed to the system with taxes and pension, if they move to a non EU state & decide to come back to EU ...
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Can I live in Luxembourg and work for Portugal?

I am Portuguese and I have recently just moved to Luxembourg. I am planning on staying here for a while. However, I will be working remotely for a company that only has jurisdiction in certain ...
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Moving to another EU state for work with German BlueCard

I've been working in Germany for the past 3 years for the same company. I'm currently in the process of getting Niederlassungserlaubnis but the process is still in its infancy stage. I've been ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules < 60 contributions or < 60 of stay

We were in Germany for 61 months but my pension contributions is only for 56 months. can you clarify in this case if I will get back full pension money ? Also why I don't get my employer's ...
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Work from home (remotely) in the Germany for an Indian company as a dependent?

I am planning to move to Germany on a Spouse Visa. My partner (also Indian) is working in Germany. Is it possible to work for an Indian company remotely in Germany?
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Working remotely and getting paid from the German public sector

I am a PhD student in a research institute in Berlin, on a 3 year TvöD contract. My work is entirely on the computer, so I'm currently working from home due to covid19. I am thinking about whether I ...
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Is the living expense for a foreigner higher in Canada than in Germany?

Suppose, an international student goes abroad for a Ph.D. study with an aim to permanently reside there. This means he will not be eligible for the benefits offered by the government at least for 5 ...
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PhD Student with Aufenthaltserlaubnis planning research visit for more than 3 months in another EU state (France) [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen and currently live in Germany. I have an Aufenthaltserlaubnis (limited residence permit) valid until the end of my PhD contract. I am planning a research visit to an ...
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How can I shop for someone living in Germany, from a German website, whilst paying from USA?

I have family that lives in Germany and I would like to send the kids Christmas gifts. I do not want to ship from the US to Germany, I would rather shop from German websites for quicker shipping time ...
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Security Clearance issue for work visa in Germany

I got an employment contract and an appointment at the German embassy. I went with all of the necessary documents and the embassy officer seemed satisfied with everything. After a day, I received a ...
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Can two D visas from EU countries issue at a same time?

I recently got Italian Study visa D type which is valid for a year. Now I got admission from German university and i am more interested in Germany. Can two student visas from EU countries issue at a ...
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German 81a AufenthG skilled residence permit (family reunion)

I have a job offer from a German employer and they are initiating the 81a accelerated visa process for me since normal work visa takes a lot of time. I am from Pakistan and comes under the Islamabad ...
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Moving to Sweden from Germany with job before 18 months on blue card

I am a non-EU citizen working in Germany on a blue card for the last 1 year. I recently got an offer from Sweden and want to move there. My question is as I have been working for less than 18 months. ...
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Leaving Italy and moving to Germany

I will move to Germany after staying in Italy for over four years. In those four years, three years were register at inps through Gestione Separata and one year as a researcher. Can someone let me ...
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German entry visa

I am currently holding a researcher permit in Italy with non-EU passport, now I will move to Germany to take up another researcher position. Is it possible to directly apply for the residence permit ...
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Can Anabin analyze a degree if you don't have it yet?

I know that in order to have your degree recognized in Germany, it needs to show up in Anabin (which is handled by the ZAB). However, I noticed that if your degree from your university IS there, you ...
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Can I enter Germany from the UK before my Family Reunion Visa starts?

I am Colombian, I have a residence card in the UK and recently got a family reunion visa type D to move with my EU-citizen partner to Germany. So, I am in the UK and because of the current situation, ...
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UK EU settlment scheme, effects when acquiring British citizenship

I have Polish and German citizenship and passport. My wife the same (she is German originally). But we now live in UK. We need to apply for UK Settlement Scheme, which i think means we will be ...
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What would be the best way to work for a foreign company while living in Germany?

I am portuguese. My girlfriend, who is also portuguese, got a job offer in Germany. My current (portuguese) employers are open to the idea of me moving to Germany with her and working remotely. ...
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Which type of visa would be required if I am to do a 5 month internship in Germany?

I am a non-EU citizen. Since the Schengen visa is not applicable in my case (5 moths internship at a research institute, it's not a postdoc), what type of visa would I need to apply for? Would it fall ...
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Blue card validity after deregistration

I have a blue card from when I worked for a firm in Germany. I came back to India on the 12th of October 2020, after deregistration (Abmeldung) in Germany. But the blue card validity is until December ...
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Lost my job in Germany, can I apply for family reunion without turning back to my home country?

I’m a non-EU citizen, and I entered Germany with a D-Type Visa. My visa is valid until February 2021 but I didn't get my residency permit yet. I have visited Foreigners Office 2 weeks ago, and they ...

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