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

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I Received a Job Offer in Berlin [closed]

I received a job offer of 70K in berlin. My wife is a housewife and I have 4 school going kids. I am from South Africa. Will we be able to live a comfortable live? Should I take the offer?
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Foreign child in German Kita

My family is soon going to relocate to Berlin. We have two small children (4 and 1 year old). The older one already speaks three languages, but no German. We would like him to learn the language so ...
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Germany: How to fix typo in rental contract (need correction for dependent-visa)

In October 2020, I signed a rental contract in Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately, I, with the landlord, missed an address typo in the rental agreement. The address should have been building number '5'. ...
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Is it possible to directly apply for residence permit in Germany as non-EU holder of residence permit of another EU country?

I am from a non-EU country and currently stay in Germany at my family. From Portugal, I have a residence permit for the purpose of study according to §91 of Portugal Aliens Act. Recently I have ...
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I'm moving to Germany but want to keep my UK job. Any advice?

I'm moving to Germany in September this year and I would like to keep my UK job (working completely remote). The company I work for is all for this and is currently looking into it themselves too. ...
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Drivers Employment Contract for ThirdWorld Nationals [duplicate]

it’s my pleasure to say hello to you all. Well after failing to lunch a complaint in the Administrative court of Belin due to the lack of enough funds and time. I came up with a conclusion to re—apply ...
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My Address will be changed soon and I have not received my Blue Card yet -Germany

My Address will be changed soon(Less than 2 weeks) and I have not received my Blue Card yet. The Blue Card will be posted to my address. It's a probability that they post the card to my current ...
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Spouse visa for germany on work permit

I will have valid work permit(residence permit) left for only a month when my husband will appear for appointment in delhi german consulate. Though i have got a local contract and have started my ...
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Working for German company from outside EU region with German Blue card temporarily

I am currently working for a German company and have a Blue card. I would like to visit my family outside Europe so I will be travelling to my Home and planning to work from there for a couple of ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, it is posible to apply for Visa as a graduate in italy?

I am a non-EU masters student in Italy and I am a graduate from a University in Italy. I recently got an internship offer from a company in Germany. In the list of required documents, I know that I ...
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Is it possible to change from Student Visa to Work Visa in Germany in order to work full time during studies? [duplicate]

I am from an European country outside the EU/EEA and I am staying in Germany on a Student Residency Permit as a Master student. I got an offer for a full-time position job in my field of study (...
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Is it possible to get EU blue card while on student visa even before starting the studies if I have a valid job offer in Germany?

I am Non EU IT/Software professional. I got admitted to Masters Program in A German University. I then applied to Consulate General in Mumbai for the student visa. I was planning to join university ...
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Transferring German permanent residence permit (Daueraufenthalt-EU) to new passport - documents / proof needed

I'm currently employed and living in Germany. I have a Daueraufenthalt-EU card, whose validity ("kartennutzung bis DDMM2024") is tied to my US passport which expires in 2024. What documents ...
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US citizen visiting EU spouse living in Germany (stay > 3 months)

I am a US citizen living in the US. My spouse, who is a French (so EU) citizen, is currently living and working in Heidelberg, Germany. I am currently visiting him in Germany, I plan to return to the ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity when living in Germany 2 days a week

I am non-EU Person living in Germany and having a Niederlassungserlaubnis. I have got a Job Offer in United Kingdom which means i will working in UK with a UK work Contract for the week and returning ...
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Is it possible to change my residence permit for study preparation to a work visa? [duplicate]

I'm in the following situation. I'm Brazilian and I've come to Germany to study. Currently I possess the residence permit for study preparation. This week I've received an offer (I didn't look for a ...
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Tax questions on crypto..USA to Germany

Good afternoon, I am a US citizen who moved to Germany 4 months ago..I have a residency permit which expires in about 3 years..My wife was born in Germany..If I invest in crypto, can I just file taxes ...
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Travel to other EU countries after resigning from my current Job while on Blue card Germany

I have been living and working in Germany since April 2018 on Blue Card and recently renewed it as the previous one was only valid for 33 months. My new blue card is valid until Jan 2025. I am ...
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Family reunion visa - Germany

Can we apply directly for family reunion permit at immigration office if we are holding a residence of a schengen state? Both husband and wife are holding non-EU passports. (Furthermore, the spouse in ...
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Staying outside of EU on blue card [duplicate]

I have EU blue card from last 2 years and I’m working for a company in Germany. During covid my company allowed to work fully remote and I came to my home country in Asia and working remotely from ...
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Want to get German driver's license in Germany but original license is expired

I've been living in Germany for a few years as a permanent resident. Up to now I never bothered to get a German driver's license despite having one from Canada. I recently decided to finally to do it ...
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Temporary job agency in Berlin, Germany to receive salary from USA

I would like to know if there is some sort of "temporary job agency" in Berlin, Germany (not too sure if that is the correct term) that could sort out the wage payment from the USA. My wife ...
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Can I move to Germany for 1 year to test how it is, with a remote job?

I have a remote job since 1 year, and I'm earning 5000 USD a month. In my future plans, I would like to go to Germany to see what it is like to live there. Is there a chance to go for one year or more ...
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Change from Blue Card to Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

I'm a non-EU citizen with a Blue Card (HR job) and my contract ends in 6 months (they have budget problems). I started looking for different jobs, but I think that the salary of some jobs that I find ...
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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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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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