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

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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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Blue card tenant employed by company in Germany expat to Sweden

I'm a non-European citizen who moved to Germany under the Blue card resident permit. It is now 21 months that I'm living and working in Germany. My manager proposed a project in the employer's ...
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Working for German company with French passport talent residence permit

I hold French “passeport talent” four-year residence permit and have already worked in France for last three years. I am being offered a job by a German company who are happy with me working from ...
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Horse riding books in german

Is there a book that I can use to learn all the needed german vocabulary related to horse riding? When I was in UK there were a lot of books to prepare for the examinations (like Stage 1, Stage 2 etc.)...
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Payment failed due to low funds. How to avoid negative schufa score

I payed at a supermarket in Germany for amount of 55.21 EUR with my debit card. Due to low funds (my bad did not check my account) the transaction failed when the bank tried to get the money from my ...
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My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?

My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?
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Blue card change of company

I have a Germany Blue Card and want to change my employer. And there is a rule in blue card: For the first two years of employment, approval from the Foreigners’ Registration Office must be ...
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Indices about cost of living and income in Germany

I am searching for cost of living or consumer price index for German cities. I know Numbeo and others but it doesn't cover all Germany. And also the average income (disposable or gross). I hope to ...
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What is this white tube above the window in my apartment letting in cold air?

I recently moved to Berlin, Germany and I have this white tube above the window in my apartment. There an opening at the top of it where cold air comes out of. On the right it says "midi". What is it,...
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Change family status in Germany without visiting Kreisverwaltungsreferat

I've divorced not that long ago and now, being a Germany resident I need to change my tax status - for that I need to change my family status first (I'm living with my son from first marriage). I've ...
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Student Visa Germany

My friend was convicted for DUI, his BAC was 0.047, legal limit in India is 0.03%, he was fined for DUI, I was riding pillion with him and I was also fined for negligence. I will be applying for ...
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Moving to Germany from Australia as a Software Developer

I'm an Australian citizen, software developer planning to move to Germany. I know that as an Australian citizen I'm allowed to stay in Germany for up to 90 days. But it looks like to get a job I need ...
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can a part-time contract good enough to apply work permit after graduated in local school with a job seeking visa?

I graduated with my art master in local German University, having my job seeking visa and it goes to my 17 months, I got a part-time contract (Arbeitsvertrag für gewerbliche Arbeitnehmer)which is not ...
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Does Germany have a comprehensive occupational classification?

For example, Canada has National Occupational Classification, and Australia and New Zealand have the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). So, does Germany have ...
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Same sex marriage. How can I come and get visa for living together with my German partner?

am from India and currently living in Paris France and I am having my partner is from German citizen we are in relationship for last two more years but now we starts living together in Germany we are ...
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Having a side job with a working permit in Germany

I have a working permit(Aufenthaltserlaubnis) for five years, that is tied to the company which I'm working full time at. I come from a non-EU country. My Zusatzblatt says: "BESCHÄFTIGUNG NUR GEM. § ...
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Does the salary of a PhD student at a German university meet the financial requirement for a German Type D/National Visa?

This is a question for Nationals from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, United States of America who have successfully obtained their Student Visa/...
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F1 visa - Third country

I am an Indian citizen, currently studying in a French University and doing my internship in Germany. I am applying for an exchange program in the US later this year. Therefore, I will be applying for ...
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Can I change jobs after 4 months as a Blue Card holder in germany? [duplicate]

I have received a better job offer than the one I'm currently in and I was wondering if it's possible to change jobs?
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Germany City Registration with wrong address

I moved to another town for a new job. It is very hard to find a new apartment in another town. I saw a shared room on video and signed the contract. After moving to a new town, the landlord has ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity on staying abroad longer than 6 months in a year

I have a niederlassungserlaubnis (permament residency) in Germany. As I like travelling. I go abroad a lot for vacation purposes. I know that staying abroad for more than 6 month in a row, makes your ...
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How to search Anabin website to comply with Germany work visa requirement?

I struggle to find information on how to utilize the search functions in Anabin's website in order to produce the result of my University name and my degree in one search functions. I graduated with a ...
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Summer internship visa for Germany

I am an Indian passport holder studying in the U.K. on a tier 4 visa. I have been offered a 3 month summer internship in Germany (from July to September). I have decided with the employer whether it ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card for year 2020?

I have a foreign university degree and a job offer with gross pay of €54000. Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval, or can I apply for the visa directly?
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Move from MittelSchule to Realschule

What are the steps to move from MittelSchule to RealSchule in Bavaria? For a student in class 7th, what are the chances to go to Realschule.
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Germany Blue Card surname change after wedding

I am a BlueCard holder and been working in Germany for 6 months now and I have a wedding in 3 months. Wedding will not be in Germany, it will be in my home country. After marriage, my surname will ...
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EU Blue Card Extension

I was recently issued a blue card. Expiry of blue of the card is about one year corresponding to the expiry of my passport. Though I have a permanent contract, I was told by the immigration officer ...
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anabin database recognizes my university as H+, but my degree is not listed

I am in the process of applying for Visa for my masters in Germany. The university I received my bachelors is recognised as H+, but my specific degree is not in the list/data base. Will I have to ...
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Can one get tax credit or deduction if they pay for the relative's university education?

I'm going to pay for my brother's university tuition next year. He will study in a German university. I am working in Germany. Am I allowed to file the tuition as tax return for myself?
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Can one file German tax returns twice for the same year?

Recently I found out you can file for tax returns on paid university tuition. I studied in a private German University. 2018 was my first working year in Germany. When I filed for the tax returns (...
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How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder?

How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder(or a Niederlassungserlaubnis holder). I am an Indian citizen living in Italy on ...
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Marriage after EU Blue Card

I am and my husband is non-EU citizen. I work in Germany with the EU Blue Card as an IT Specialist since April 2019 and then 7 months later I got married (It means; first I started to work with Blue ...
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How can I get out of Iran? [duplicate]

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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How can I immigrate to Germany or Canada from Iran?

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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Freelancing in Germany: Where to Start

I have recently decided to embark in some freelancing in Germany (I am a EU citizen) as I have gotten to a point in my career where I think I can take the "risk" and I have built enough knowledge in ...
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Work permit update in Berlin

I came to Berlin from India on May 2019 to work as a software engineer in a startup in Berlin. I received my Blue Card on 30-Sep-2019 and it is valid for 4 years. I also received separate work permit ...
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Can Blue card holders in Germany invest in stocks?

I have a blue card. Based on the document I can not have another job and I can't do my own business for two years. But I would like to know is it possible to invest in stock with Blue card? This is ...
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Question about Permanent residence permit in Germany “niederlassungserlaubnis”

I have just received the "niederlassungserlaubnis". But with very strange conditions. I have passed 3 years working with blue card in Germany with A2 language certificate. The problem is I have ...
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What's the process to change student Visa to work permit upon graduation in Germany?

I am an MBA student in Germany. My Master's thesis defense is scheduled on 22-Jan and this marks the end of my Master's degree. I have a permanent job offer, exceeding Blue Card threshold, in Berlin ...
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Blue Card Germany

I have a Blue Card in Germany. I am working now but i just wanted to know, if for some reason company does not want me after 6 months. Does anybody knows what will happen ?! In my contract says that i ...
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What is the process to get EU blue card once I am in Germany on Employment Visa?

Background : I have German national Visa (Employment) approved for 3 months. I had submitted few additional documents required for Blue card applicants during Visa application at German Consulate, ...
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Can a Spanish citizen live in Denmark and work remotely for a German company?

For context, I am a Spanish citizen currently studying in a university in Denmark (I am doing the full degree there. It is not an Erasmus or any other exchange program.), as part of this studies I am ...
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May a non-EU citizen work in Luxembourg and be a German resident?

I am non-EU citizen working in Luxembourg with a valid Luxembourg work permit, but I would like to move to the German boarder (Trier) and commute every day to go to work. My question is: is it ...
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Accommodation Proof, Germany Work Visa

I need to show accommodation proof for Germany Work Visa. I was told by someone that booking.com can help to book without paying any prepayment and if your dates change, you can cancel too without ...
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Is it possible to change from a Student Visa to a Work Visa in Germany?

I am from Brazil and I am currently enrolled in a German University, possessing a Residence Permit for the purpose of Studying valid until 2023. I was recently offered a full-time job in the IT ...
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Relocate to Germany. Anabin. Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

The question is about the relocation to Germany from Ukraine. I've got a contract from the German company with enough salary to get a Blue Card. I collected all the necessary documents. The problem ...
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German Work Visa Questions

I have an interview at the German Embassy for a work visa, next month. While I was going through list of questions that the officer asks during the interview. I found that some officers also asked ...
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Is it legal for a German citizen not to deregister (abmelden) when living abroad?

If a German citizen lives abroad, would it be illegal for him to keep his German registration (Anmeldung) with local authorities? Some of my friends have never deregistered from their parents' house ...
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Required visa type for Interview: Germany

Currently, I am being interviewed by a German firm and they want me to be in Germany for the remaining rounds, for three days. Since there is no formal interview visa category so which is the best ...
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How long does the German naturalization process take?

I hear cases like Greece and Italy, that it takes even years for the passport to get issued, after one applies for it. Assuming one has fulfilled all the requirements to obtain a German citizenship, ...

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