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

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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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Diploma translated to English in Germany

Is it generally admissible to apply to German masters programs that are taught in English with diploma that is apostiled and translated to English? I haven't yet gotten it translated, but should it be ...
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Pension tax as a Swiss citizen in Germany for less than 5 years

I'm a Swiss citizen who has recently moved to Germany for short term employment (<5 years). I do not speak German. Since I will work here for less than 5 years, I can request to be exhempted from ...
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Seeking a blue card visa, or getting D-type visa first, and then apply for Blue Card visa for Germany

My understanding is: I get a D-type/National Visa from the German Embassy in my country, and once I get there in Germany, I will apply for Blue Card. It was like this until someone told me that one ...
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Automatic Citizenship for EEA children born in UK

I am German permanently living in the UK since 2006, my wife is a non EU / non UK citizen. Our three children were born in the UK in 2011, 2014 and 2017. They hold German passports and I had always ...
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Remote non-EU worker in Germany (with residence permit), looking to reside in the Netherlands

I'm a Canadian (non-EU national) remote software developer with German residence/work permit. I want to live with my non-Dutch EU girlfriend in the Netherlands who will be going to school in Amsterdam ...
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Immigration authority, foreign authority, alien authority: do these point to the same thing in Berlin, Germany?

Back on Monday, I had my work visa interview with section 81a advance approval document in the German Embassy. My company is in Berlin, so my employer had got the 81a issue document issued by ...
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I'm leaving Germany for 5 months on Erasmus exchange, how can I have unemployment benefits and insurance paid?

My contract will be over in February, because I will move to Portugal to begin my ERASMUS mobility. I need to know how can I receive unemployment benefits (I will have worked on a contract for 24 ...
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Working from Outside EU while being Employed in Germany

I work for a German Company with a German Blue Card. I plan to visit India for 3 months. Out of this 3 months 7 weeks would be Vacation. But the rest of the Time I will be Working from home. So my ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis card has expiry date

So I received my Niederlassungserlaubnis in June 2020 and I noticed that it has an expiry date until my passport (Pakistani) expires. Is this normal ? I assumed that Niederlassungserlaubnis is not ...
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Quiting a job on German niederlassungserlaubnis

So I came to Germany back in 2016 and started working full time for an IT company. I got hold of the Blue card which gave me permission to work and I continued doing so for 3 years. Aftwards I got ...
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Stay in Germany after masters degree

I am going to obtain masters degree in mathematics in Berlin. The market in this field is extremely competitive, so I think about "Plan B". How long can I stay in Germany after graduation? (...
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Multiple residence permit

I am a non-EU person with researcher residence permit in Italy. While, my wife had a Blue card in Germany. Though, I can travel to Germany on my residence permit however, I want to apply residence ...
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Renouncing your citizenship but the government doesn't accept; can you still get a stateless person passport from Germany?

I'm just curious: It is been claimed here that the requirement of having renounced your current citizenship to get German citizenship can be accomplished by simply applying to your current government ...
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Does a student with no income need to perform tax declaration in Germany after moving from France? [closed]

I am a student moving from France to Germany. I am a non-EU national. I moved to Germany this September and I received a tax identification number (Steuer-Identifikationsnummer). As a student with no ...
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What happens to my German residence permit if I renounce my citizenship? Would it affect my ability to get permanent residence later on?

If I renounce my citizenship for my home country (to become stateless person) while having a residence permit from Germany that I applied using my passport from the very same country, would my ...
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Can't renounce my citizenship due to being a deserter; can I apply for a German citizenship?

I'm a Turkish citizen who is studying in Germany for the last 5 years. As you might not know, in Turkey, there is compulsory military service for every men. But, I don't want to do it (I don't even ...
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Change country with blue card

I have a blue card and I'm living in Germany for the past 6 months. I received a job offer to move to the Netherlands. Do I have to apply for a new blue card in the Netherlands?
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Registering a civil union blue card holder Germany

I am going to Germany with a blue card, but the law in my country does not recognize us until there is a marriage. I want to bring my long-term girlfriend with me to live in Germany. Can I as a blue ...
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Working mothers in Germany

Together with my wife, we are considering leaving the UK and relocating to Germany. My wife is currently on maternity leave with our second child, but prior to that, we both worked full time. We were ...
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'Becoming' a German Citizen - who to inform?

[My apologies if this is not the correct location for this question, it seems the best, but not a perfect fit!] I am a British Citizen (with citizenship acquired through birth), currently living and ...
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Is there a way for foreign citizens to remove patronym from Melderegister in Germany?

I have recently moved to Hessen, Germany. Earlier last week I had an appointment with the meldeamt to register my flat and I realized the officer has added my father's name at the end of my first name....
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Address Registration/ permit in Germany?

I am an EU citizen starting a course with a German Uni in 3 weeks. As the time draws closer a few worries have surfaced and I am now stressing, so if someone could read my situation and give helpful ...
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Moving for a new job in England from Germany during Corona

I will start working in London from November and will probably move there from Germany (as a German citizen) few days/weeks before in order to search for a flat or shared house. In the case that ...
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Self-Employment in Germany with Blue Card after I quit my job

I am a US citizen with a Blue Card in Germany and held my job in Berlin for two years. I quit and told the Auslanderbehorde. They told me I have 6 months to look for a job. I found freelance ...
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Germany vs Switzerland immigration [closed]

I am considering an option to relocate to one of those countries using their working visas. Lets just imagine for now that I would be able to secure a job offer for both and need to pick one of them (...
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Blue card employer change with English contract

I am currently living in Munich, and I am looking for a change of employer. Even though I arrived to Germany in 03.12.2018 I have the Blue Card since April 2019; so I assume I need to confirm with the ...
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Retired and sick parents to Germany

I am a Portuguese citizen and I've just moved to Germany. My mother is 74, lives in Portugal, is very sick at the moment, and is in some way dependent. Are there possibilities or conditions for me to ...
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Can you work remotely for a company while being a student in Germany?

As a non-EU student in Germany, I'm allowed to work up to ~20 hours per week. Since I cannot freelance or be self-employed, can I somehow work remotely for a foreign company (Malta) while being a ...
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Is German Aufenhaltserlaubnis Equivalent to the French VLS/TS

I am a retired US citizen, living in Germany the last two years on a Aufenthalstitel/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, working as a Freiberuflicher English teacher. For personal reasons, I wish to move to France ...
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Switching Employers After Traveling on Blue Card Visa and Arriving in Germany

I have a job offer (Blue Card) which I have accepted. However I have recently received another job offer which is extremely exciting and I want to switch over to this. Now since the COVID, visa ...
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Moving from one EU country to Another for residence

Currently, I am living in Germany for over 3 years. Previously, I have lived in Netherlands for 7 years. Is it possible that these 7 years in Netherlands can be accounted to get permanent residence in ...
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IT Special Visa clarification [closed]

I am from India and have been living in the UK for last 4 years. I am planning to move to Germany with an IT Specialist visa. Can I apply for permanent residency (PR) after 1 year since I was in the ...
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How long can I stay outside of Germany to still keep my Permanent Residence Permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis)? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen. 32 years of age. I did my Masters in IT (3 years) from Germany. After my Masters i've been on a BlueCard visa (3.5+ years). I'm currently eligible for a Permanent Residence (...
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What should I do to benefit from my spouse's Blue Card?

I’m a non-EU citizen who just moved to Germany with a D-Type Visa and I started working 2 weeks ago. My visa is valid until February 2021. I didn’t get my residence permit yet. I have visited the ...
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What to do while I wait for my long-term residence permit

I am a third-country national with permanent residence in the Czech Republic based on partnership with a Czech national (we are not married and not "registered"). In March, I applied for EU ...
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Rental contract Germany from real estate agent

I recently moved to Germany (I’m non-EU and non German speaking). I was looking for an apartment. In this process, I come across an apartment which is managed by a real estate agent on behalf of a ...
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Apply for blue card in Germany with a non-related university degree

I recently moved to Germany (Aschaffenburg) with a family reunion visa (My wife is a software developer who lives and works in Aschaffenburg). I found a job in Frankfurt two weeks ago as a software ...
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Can I reside in Germany, in case I work for a Belgian company?

I am a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. I don't have a Blue Card. My wife is also a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. She will get her Blue Card in 2 months. Recently I got ...
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Indian Getting married in Europe and dependent visa complication work permit in different country

I currently hold a work permit in finland via my current Indian employer. And my fiance currently holds a blue card in Germany. we had plan to get married this year in India but due to covid situation ...
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Advance Approval according to § 81a AufenthG & Blue Card for work permit in Germany

If the salary of a future employee (also happens to be a skilled worker) in Germany already qualifies for Blue Card, can the employee still get Advance Approval according to § 81a AufenthG for fast-...
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Advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG for work permit in Germany, is it the right one?

According to the new Skilled Immigration Act, an employer would receive an Advance Approval document from the foreigners registration office in Germany and would pass it on the qualified professional. ...
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How can I dispute the seemingly innacurate claim of Finanzamt?

I'm a resident of Germany (Bavaria) and I’ve submitted my taxes via smartsteuer for three years. Smartsteuer warned me that for the last two I need to pay to Finanzamt a specific amount of money (...
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How do I handle health insurance in Germany before I find a job there?

I am researching moving to Germany. When I move, I would not have a job and would live on my savings and look for a job locally. Based on what I have read, it seems that when I arrive and have no ...

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