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Does obtaining a long-term visa in one EU country cancel residence permit in another EU country?

My spouse is a resident of Cyprus and I am a resident of Germany. She wants to stay in Germany for 5 months in a row, but keep Cyprus residency and return back afterwards. Regular Schengen travel visa ...
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Moving to another job after applying for Niederlassungserlaubnis

I applied for the Permanent Settlement Permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) 2 months ago in Munich Germany, and am still waiting for the appointment. The case officer tells me that it can take up to 3 ...
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Long-stay German nurse visa from the Philippines

I applied for a long-stay German nurse visa in the Philippines five months ago. My agency told me that the German embassy sent my papers to the wrong personnel and that only 3 weeks ago they have sent ...
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Reapplying for family reunion visa after entering Germany on a tourist visa with family reunion with pending status in home embassy

My friend (18, Belarussian) applied to a family reunion visa. Intandem with being with her parents, she also wanted to pursue studies in Germany. For 5 months there was no response from the Embassy. ...
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Turning Tourist visa into student visa (Germany)

For admission into bachelors programs in Germany, often third world nationals have to first attend a prep course. One can only enter this prep course through clearance of an exam. Typically one ...
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Can I have business outside Germany while on a Blue card

I've got an offer to move to Germany with a blue card, but I am considering an option to work for my current job as a part-time contractor(the contract will be outside EU IT) I don't understand. Is it ...
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Cross-border workers stay visa in Germany

There is so much info about cross-border workers. But I couldn't find an answer to my question yet. As a non-EU citizen, can I work in Luxembourg & live in Germany? The Internet says "Yes&...
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German EU blue card renewal

I was recently issued an EU blue card visa in my passport. The blue card expires when my passport (UK) expires in February 2025. My passport is almost due for renewal as it will be 10 years old in May ...
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What visa do I need if I want to do an internship at a hospital in Germany?

I'm a doctor from a non-EU country and planning to do an internship at a hospital in Germany. Which visa do I need? (I think I cannot use tourist visa for this. Probably D visa but I'm not sure.) ...
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Dependent Visa (Will current employer be notified?)

A friend of mine is going to Germany in few weeks through a work visa. She's planning to take a dependent visa for her husband once she's settled there. She wants to know whether her current company ...
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Non-EU citizen in Germany being offered a role in Switzerland

I am currently living in Germany on family reunion visa and have been offered a part time role in Switzerland. Would taking this role stop my citizenship countdown for Germany ? Thanks
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Which visa should I apply for?

So, I have two offers in Germany. The first one is a paid research internship for two and a half months (starts in June, 2024) and the second one is a self-financed research stay for 9 months (starts ...
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Earning from social media while on a blue card

Is it legal to have a full time job on a Blue Card in Germany, and also earn on the side from social media accounts like Instagram and YouTube?
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A question about type D visa, professional driver in Germany from a non-EU country

I wanted to work in Germany and since the I'm from an non-EU country I thought I might use my driving license to go as a professional truck-driver. Since I automatically get a type D Visa, I wanted to ...
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Possible Layoff on National D 18b(2) Visa's Fiktion Certificate. What to do?

"I was issued a national D visa under Section 18b (2) of the Residence Act (AufenthG) in August to work in Germany. This visa expired in February, and I was issued a fiktion certificate in March. ...
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Do I need Impressum for a website while freelancing in Germany?

I will start my part-time freelance activity in Germany as a software engineer (data scientist is my profession). I would like to create my own website where I will advertise my services but not ...
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German residency for dependents when leaving for studying abroad

I moved recently together with my husband and son to Germany (we are non-EU). I have a Blue Card so We were able to move as a family. We enrolled our son in the 1st grade of the nearby school. For ...
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Does the 6 months validity of non-EU driver's license for new residents of Germany affect their ability to drive in other EU countries?

It is well known that new residents in Germany can only use their non-EU drivers license up to 6 months after relocating there. Other EU countries have similar rules, such as Italy - although there ...
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Getting fired in Germany with a work visa, but I have a new job

I am currently working in a hotel on Lubeck with a type D visa, but my hotel told me I have until the 11th of March and then they will lay me off! I went to the Ausländerbehörde here in Lubeck and ...
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When to deregister for radio tax when doing abmeldung?

When I deregister my German apartment, when should I deregister for the Rundfunkbeitrag? Or does it happen automatically?
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German Aufenhaltserlaubnis in expired US passport

I have a US passport stamped in 1999 with unbefristet Aufenthaltserlaubnis. The passport expired on Dec. 2008. I have a new renewed passport, but have not had the stamp moved to the new passport, and ...
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Simultanous application for extension of residency permit while changing apartment, possible?

A friend of mine is an exchange student who will soon need an extension of the residency permit but will settle to a new apartment (within the same city region!). She will receive the confirmation ...
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On finding jobs as a student in Germany: Documents required

In my visa, it's written, I can work in student job during my studies in Germany. I would like to ask in regards to this, Where can I find job listings specifically for students in Germany? What are ...
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Minor child’s passport and blue card expired in Germany

Currently I am living in Germany and my daughter’s passport and blue card both are expired on Jan 31, 2024, but i just noticed it today. I am completely blank, could anyone please guide, how does it ...
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Can I open a bank accounts in Germany with a fiktionsbescheinigung?

Fiktionsbescheinigung is the temporary residence permit given to people in waiting to get their residence permit. I would Like to know if it is possible to open a bank account with a German bank using ...
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Promotion with a EU Blue Card

I have received my EU Blue Card here in Germany in May of 2023, less than year after that I received a promotion from my employer: from Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer. Do I have to ...
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Skilled workers work permit (§ 18b ⑴ AufenthG) employer name deletion

In March 2022 I landed in Germany with a work contract beginning March 1. In 2023 I was unemployed for 3 months and drew Arbeitslosengeld. Then my previous company rehired me. My Zusatzbeiblatt ...
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Losing student residence permit in Berlin for staying 6 months in France for double master degree then an extra month in home country before returning

I am an Algerian master student and I have been in Germany since October 2022 and my residence permit expires on the October 2025. Currently I am in France doing a double master degree from September ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis, Freelancing and Citizenship in Germany

I am an IT professional living in Germany for the last 6 years. I recently got my Niederlassungserlaubnis. My employment terminated and I will be unemployed in a month. Do I need to inform ...
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Can I anmeldung with limited time rentals in Germany?

Suppose I rent a monteur zimmer (time restricted rental), eg: can I use that to do anmeldung?
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What are advantages of German public health insurance over private one?

I'm considering switching to private health insurance (PKV) from the public one (GKV). The cost will be lower, and from what I understood I get better service like faster appointments. What are the ...
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Advantages of Blue Card vs. Permanent Residency

Holder of EU Blue Card in Germany. Are there any advantages to holding on to a Blue Card instead of applying for a residence permit, even if eligible for the permanent residency? Is it even possible ...
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Leaving Germany (and Europe) with an almost-expired PhD student residence permit

A friend of mine currently lives in Germany on a PhD student residence permit, which expires on March 31st, 2024. The friend had a falling out with their project; as a result, while they still keep ...
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Work from home (remotely) in the Germany for an Indian company on a visitor visa?

I am planning to visit my friend in Germany and do WFH for my India based company from Germany. Is this allowed on a visitor visa?
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Does my Family Reunion Visa in Germany(non-EU citizen) permit me to work for a Luxembourg-based company while residing in Germany?

I hold a Germany residence permit through the Family Reunion Visa, enabling me to work in any capacity. However, I'm uncertain about the possibility of engaging in full-time remote work for a ...
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What are the consequences of cancelling/ending my German work visa?

For various reasons, I am considering giving up my work visa / residence permit in Germany, and returning to my home country. After some initial research, I'm struggling to fully understand the ...
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What happens if my passport expires while I am in the US under H-1B?

My passport will soon expire, but my H-1B is valid until June and I expect to get my H-1B renewal approved in the next couple of weeks. What happens if I'm in the country while my passport expires, if ...
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Accidently bought Deutschland ticket from Fahrplanner app one month earlier than required

Due to the DB app requiring IBAN, I used the Fahrplanner app and bought DB Ticket. the problem is, I booked it one month earlier than I actually require it. I have not used the ticket once nor coudl ...
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Familienzusammenführung

Mein Mann studiert in Berlin und wir werden demnächst einen Antrag auf Familienzusammenführung stellen. Wir haben eine dreijährige Tochter. Da wir kein Haus finden konnten, haben wir einen ...
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Changing jobs before 2 years as a Blue Card holder

I have been working in Germany for 1.5 year as a software engineer with my blue card. The company's name is not written on the blue card, or on the extra paper that came with the card: written on it „...
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Is it possible to apply for a German blue card while living in Germany in a different city from your company?

I've been living in Germany for a couple of years with the 'IT Specialist Visa'. At the moment I do not have a blue card. I currently live in the same city where my company is located. But my company ...
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Can I take parental leave if I worked for 12 months with blue card in Germany?

I have been working in Germany with my blue card for 6 months now. I am pregnant and my due date is beginning of June 2024. I will have 12 months working on May 15th 2024. So, am I eligible to take ...
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Is one allowed to work with the studienkolleg student applicant visa?

So I recently got the student applicant visa, and after writing the exams I have, and I get accepted, there maybe a buffer period of a few months before my studies start. My question is can I work ...
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Is a police clearance certificate a relevant document for foreigners coming to Germany?

As a student coming to Germany, I would like to ask if a police clearance certificate is relevant to any procedures, eg: Anmeldung, Aufenthaltstitel, enrollment and so on?
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Do you lose your Aufenthaltstitel if you do Abmeldung as a student?

I am going to Germany as a student. It may be that after preparatory course (Studienkolleg) ends, I return to my home country for a few months while I apply for university. My question is, if I ...
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What are all the potentially possible documents do we need for aufenthaltstitel?

I can't find a definitive list online , and it seems it can potentially vary from state to state. To my research I find we need the following docs at very east: Proof of employement/ student Funds ...
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Can we tell Deutschpost to keep our mail for some time?

I'm trying to figure out mail forwarding in Germany. So far I understood that Deutsche Post offers for free, and all you have to do is inform them. I would like to ask, if it is possible to to ask ...
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Can my married spouse join me with her student visa in Germany?

I’m a third world country citizen who has a settlement residence permit in Germany. I am married to a spouse from my home country and she has never been to Germany. I’m working now and my take home ...
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Parental leave and reduced income with Bluecard

I have a bluecard in Germany. Will have a newborn soon. If I apply for parental leave, my income will go down below the bluecard threshold. Does this affect a validity of the bluecard permit?
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Do I have to necessarily arrive in Germany on the date of the airline ticket I submitted for my visa application?

For applying for my German student applicant visa, they asked me to submit an airlane ticket. Now my question: does one have to necessarily fly in on the same day of a ticket? It may be that certain ...
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