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Questions tagged [germany]

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

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Can a non-German become a police officer in Berlin?

I saw a previous question here about how it's possible for a non-citizen to become an officer in a few different German states, and Berlin mentions: "Nur Deutsche im Sinne des Artikel 116 des ...
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An Upcoming Situation

At the moment I have a German Blue Card after finishing my Msc in Germany, valid till the expiry date of my Passport (05.2021), the problem is that after the expiry of my passport I will not be able ...
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Does changing the residence permit, to Blue Card would help me for migration to Germany?

I got my MSc. Software engineering in Estonia. When i graduated, i received a new residence permit for 5 years (which is not a Blue Card). Generally, I received my residence permit because, I got a ...
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Do I need a recognized university degree to get a visa to work as developer in Germany?

I work as a developer in the Middle East (Lebanon). Lately, I got a job offer and a contract from a great company in Germany, but I found that my university degree is not recognized (actually its H+/-,...
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Is there a minimum duration requirement for employement contract when applying for a Blue Card through Germany?

Company managed to send the contract for 8 months instead of 1 year. I have appointment on Monday. There is a frequent mention of "at least 1 year employement contract" however these are from ...
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EU national living in the UK moving to Berlin with a new job

I am an EU national (Italian passport) who has been living and working in the UK since 2006 and I recently got a job offer that I intend to accept for a new role in Berlin (I have no German and will ...
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Change job with EU Blue Card in Germany

I started my Employment on February 2017, with EU Blue Card in Germany. I want to switch jobs without re-authorization from the German Authorities. Can I do it now? (As it's been more than 18 months.)...
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Do I get an EU Blue Card from Germany if my degree is not listed in ANABIN and my university is listed H+

I've just got a visa of type D for Germany to work for a big company in Berlin. The relocation company that assisting me told me that Kindly note that is has not been issued on the legal basis of a ...
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British national living in Germany for 28 years - what happens after Brexit? [duplicate]

I am a British national who worked for a company for 2 years in the UK before moving to Germany. After marrying and bringing up children, in 2009 I started my present job. I have had an unlimited "...
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Freelance Net “Salary” vs Permanent Employee Net Salary - a Tough Decision [closed]

I have been working in Germany on a salary of 86.000 EUR a year. As someone married and not having my wife working, I am having 4.400 EUR net per month. Now I have the opportunity to accept a ...
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At what point in employment process with blue card does one determine/declare tax category?

I am a non-eu citizen married to a EU national. I was offered a gross salary with an additional info on net amount. Using some online tools for German tax rates, I understand that the Net amount ...
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A bank employee visited my flat in Germany [closed]

My landlord told me that someone working for the bank will come visit the flat and because I was busy I did not ask why. Then this bank employee came and took a picture of the flat ( and my furniture) ...
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Germany: What to do if work seeking visa expires?

I am from Asia and came to Germany with a job seeking visa. Until now I got a work permit for a 2 month trial time, which is over now. My employer offered me a new work contract for 1 year. I handed ...
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Eligible for German Blue Card. University is H+ on Anabin. However B.A.LL.B is not

B.A.LL.B is quite a popular degree in India, being issued since the 80s. Although my university is H+ the degree it issued is not. Do I need to write to ZAB? Any suggestions on a workaround?
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Does a Verpflichtungserklärung expire?

My uncle gave me a Verpflichtungserklärung (declaration of commitment) for my student visa application. It was issued to him on 7th July 2018 with validity starting from 1st September 2018. I didn't ...
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If Non EU citizen with Blue card become unemployed, can he get back to student status again?

If a Non-EU citizen with Blue card and pursuing master degree simultaneously. In case he becomes unemployed, can he get back to student status again in case Blue card is of 1year?
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Change from dependent visa to work permit

I am looking for some information. In my case my husband is onsite in Germany from his Indian company and I am on dependent visa. recently I got a job with unlimited work contract but my husband's ...
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Is there a way to search for language courses by CEFR level?

Is there a way to search for German language courses by CEFR level? In Germany, the most common type of language course is the one part of the BAMF Integrationskurs. Those can be found through the ...
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EU Blue Card with changing employers within Germany

I've worked in Germany for 3 years with the same employer/title. I had an EU blue card for 15 months when I was first here then lost it when I renewed my permit (after an increase in income ...
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What is the minimum Passport validity when applying for Niederlassungsurlaubnis?

If all the criteria are met for the German PR, what is the minimum Passport validity should I have in my Passport when applying? I was told from someone it is at least 6 months but I have not found ...
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Will failure to deregister from Germany cause problems registering 11 years later?

I am a Dutch citizen and I was living in Germany for 6 months 2007–2008 for the purpose of studying. I'm quite sure that I registered as living there at the time, for I had a bank account and I voted ...
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Can I apply for “Deutsche Passersatzpapiere für Ausländer” if it is too complicated to renew my passport at my Embassy?

Is it possible to apply for a German passport substitution or a German travel document for foreigners as my embassy is making it more and more complicated to renew my passport and I will have to wait ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Non-EU citizen with EU Blue Card working outside EU but with address in Germany

I am in a weird situation here and need your advice. I am an EU Blue Card holder and I currently work for a company in Germany. I would like to go back to my home country but remain working remotely ...
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Can we get same sex fiance visa even if we only met once?

I have a boyfriend who is from germany but he is currently working in UK... We've been together for almost 6months and he wanted me to go with him in UK.. We wanted to get married in the future.. ...
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What other documents other than Passport are considered an ID when applying for renewing the residency in Germany?

Is Passport the only acceptable form of ID that I can use to renew my residency in Germany, or there other alternatives that can be presented as an ID? And what if I have to renew my residency but my ...
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Is “Wohnen auf Zeit” easier to organise from abroad than normal rental, or do landlords still insist on Schufa, work contract, and meeting the tenant?

Challenges renting a regular home from abroad There are some practical challenging facing new immigrants seeking accommodation in Germany. Some of those apply generally, some are more strongly or ...
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Do I normally need a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) to rent in Germany?

For either long-term renting or Wohnen auf Zeit (shorter term, furnished rentals) in Germany, is a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) normally required? For example, I looked through the ...
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Which countries in EU guarantee paid lunch break? [closed]

In Poland full time employees have a 15 minutes lunch break that counts as paid work time. Employee can start work at 8 am at leave at 4 pm. In Germany employees have to take a 30 minutes lunch break ...
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Is there a possibility to bring a widowed old parent to Germany if “hardship” is proven?

My mother is in Sri Lanka, and is widowed and old. She is financially and emotionally dependent on me. I am working in Germany on a 3 year blue card. If I prove my mother's hardship, is there a way to ...
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Are the parents of an EU Blue Card holder eligible for a family reunification visa?

What are the rules for that would allow the parents of a Blue Card holder to immigrate to Germany?
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How likely it is to get a job in programming in Germany for a non-EU without a degree? [closed]

I know the question might be a bit too specific, but I'm interested in knowing these details preferably from people who might already have had a successful experience. Basically: I don't have any ...
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Is there any possibility to obtain German Citizenship before 6 years without marriage?

I read many times that the minimum requirement for period lived in Germany is 8 years and can be dropped to 6 years (I am talking about non-married to German citizen). My question is, can this be by ...
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Can I visit France from Germany if I have a 6 months National Visa valid for Deutschland?

I've got an employment visa for 6 months to Germany. I'd like to visit Paris, France(Family) during the holidays. Will I be allowed to? My visa states that it is valid for Deutschland. Do I need an ...
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How is a German real estate living area defined?

For the area of a (rental) home, I would assume that 35 m² means 35 m² of indoor area, excluding only the garden (if applicable). That means, if we rent a German apartment that is 35 m², it will be ...
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Can I apply for a German Blue Card with a Data Analyst/Data Science job?

I read that Blue Card salary thresholds are lower for mathematicians, scientists, IT professionals and doctors. Does this include Data Science/Data Analyst jobs? I have a Masters degree in Economics, ...
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National visa expiring before applying for EU Blue Card

I am working in Germany for 4 months with national visa and currently in process of applying for an EU Blue card. Unfortunately I got an appointment only in December 1st week of 2018 and my national ...
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Can I start the Krankenkasse application process before moving to Germany?

Can I start the process of registering with a Krankenkasse (German statutory health insurance fund) before I have a German address? From krankenkassen.de: EU-Bürger, die in Deutschland als ...
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Will bringing my mother in visitor visa to Germany cause any problems when I try to bring prove her hardship?

I am planning to bring my mother in visitor visa to Germany for a couple of months. At the moment she is staying with my wife in Sri Lanka. Later I planned to file a hardship case and see if I can ...
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How can I get a Steuer-Identifikationsnummer (tax ID no.) a month before my date of employment, without physically moving a month before?

I am a Dutch citizen moving from the United Kingdom to Germany. I have received a conditional employment offer. My next employer has asked me to submit my Lohnsteuerklasse und Steuer-...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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How finished for living is a German rental home, usually? Should I expect to need to budget time and money to install a floor and wallpapers?

The usual condition of a rental home upon moving varies between countries. In The Netherlands, it is typical that the new residents need to lay a floor, put wallpaper or paint on the walls, perhaps ...
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What is a “Nachweis über die getrennte Namensführung”?

My French wife and my Dutch self got married when we were both living in Sweden. We have each kept our birth name after marriage. We are moving from England to Germany and along with my marriage ...
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Permanent residency in Germany with an expired passport

In 2020 I will get my PR in Germany, however in 2021 my passport will expire in May and I will have to wait till September to reach 30 years old and be able to apply at my embassy for a new passport (...
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What type of visa should I get to participate in startup programs in Germany?

I am from Asia and want to participate in startup programs in Germany*. What type of visa should I get? I also like to know if my proposal is accepted in an accelerator/incubator, what kind of visa do ...
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Is it possible to change from spouse residence permit to a work permit visa in Germany?

At the moment, I am on a research visa and my husband joined me at the beginning of the year on a family dependent visa. He found a job very soon (he is in the IT sector) as he is entitled to work ...
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Do I need an “Antrag auf Zulassung zu einem Integrationskurs” to do an Einstufungstest or the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer?

As an EU citizen, I have the right may apply for admission to but do not have the obligation to do an Integrationskurs (integration course) in Germany, after I will move there. Apparently, the ...
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How can an American moving to Germany get necessary work and residency permits? Already have job

TL;DR - In what order, and how, can an American moving to Germany get the necessary work and residency permits to (a) ship in his belongings via a moving company and (b) legally begin working? I ...
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German Job seeking visa, Should I request a Diploma recognition?

I'm preparing my request for a job seeking visa, and as the email of the embassy state : 7.Deutscher Hochschulabschluss oder anerkannter ausländischer, einem deutschen vergleichbarer ...
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How does hourly job, works in germany

I have a question guys, you know in germany they work with hours, and when you are working in a company as a tools producer, you know they work with time on the register paper you stap into computer ...