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

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Sending your CV in Germany when you don't have Arbeitszeugnisse (certificates)

A position requires written CVs with Arbeitszeugnisse. How can candidates who have worked their entire life outside Germany normally deal with this? As I understand it, in Germany you always get one ...
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Start Selling on Amazon while working in IT [closed]

I would like to start e-commerce business while working full time in IT. Initially I am looking to sell online on Amazon. Can someone please suggest me what kind of things I have to do like intimating ...
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Tax Class Change Returns in Germany

I have EU Blue Card and live in Germany. I married a few months ago and will apply for the family reunion visa since my wife not living in the EU. I know that I can't change my tax class from 1(single)...
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Can I leave my master's degree (Germany) inbetween and take up a job instead?

Alright so I have a bachelor's in chemistry and a master's in applied chemistry with a year of experience in India. Earlier this year I got admission in master's in Advanced functional materials in ...
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What does it mean by "have you been refused admission to the Federal Republic of Germany?

I am a Bangladeshi Origin German Citizen. My wife applied for family reunion visa and got refused. As a reason German embassy mentioned that our marriage has not been conducted properly. They had ...
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Student visa to Work visa

I am from India I am 31 years old and have 12+ years of experience in India related to the design field (IT), now I am in Berlin with a student visa valid up to 2025 (Bachelor's degree currently ...
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minimum passport validity for blue card

I have a job offer and I will be getting a national D visa soon and plan to be in Germany in a few months. Once I am in Germany I will apply for the actual blue card at the local Auslanderbehorde. For ...
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What is the definition of a "German Employer" for a German Blue Card?

I currently hold a German Blue Card (since 2019 but not yet eligible for permanent residency, so I already don't need approval to change jobs) and would like to change to a new employer registered ...
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Schengen visa will expire next month

I am working here in Germany I have a valid Working contract but my Multiple Entry Schengen Visa will expire next month. What should I do? I hope you can help me. and if there is a form or office that ...
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Work visa requirements for Germany

I am in this situation: A IT company is interested to sponsor me work visa in Germany I am also interested to go there ( of course ) I do not have bachelors degree I have 6 month intern + 6 month ...
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German PR through your spouse

I have been living in Germany since around 3.5 years. I came here as a student but I have been doing a full time tech based job (with a Blue card) since almost a year now. My husband (legally in my ...
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Blue card registration from a different city

I got an offer from City A in germany with full remote work. I wanted to rent a house in City B and apply for blue card from City b. Can we do so? Or do I have to apply for bluecard from City A and ...
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Question regarding cross border commuter work, Family in Belgium but me working in Germany

In the beginning of this year I was still an third country national with Permanent residence permit holder in Belgium. Before starting this job as cross border commuter in Germany I obtained ...
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Is it possible to get a national visa of one Schengen country after reaching duration limit of national visa of another country?

I have Lithuanian national visa. Its duration is limited by 1 year in a row. (After a year there should be a pause for at least 6 months before new Lithuanian national visa.) And I'm close to reaching ...
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Do masters and phd count towards citizenship in Germany?

I am a master student currently in my 2nd year in Germany. I have been accepted to a 5 year phd program also in germany that will be funded through a job position at the university. My question:Does ...
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How to find more information about a registered case in Berlin, Germany?

One of my friends registered a case against someone, and now we are looking for how to find more information via the case number/ID online? The case number looks like this: 520***-00**-439*** Of ...
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Passport expiry and blue card validity

My non-EU passport expires in 18 months. If I apply for a German blue card, how much would the validity of the blue card be? Will it be for the full duration (say 4 years) or would it be for just 18 ...
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Germany blue card: contract start date changed

I have a rather tricky problem: I’ve signed a contract which was supposed to start at April and the foreign office could only gave me an appointment at the last day of March. Since the company has an ...
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Can I have two visas (Jobseeker and Dependent) both for Germany?

Myself (Non EU citizen) applied for Jobseeker visa for Germany which is under process and meantime my wife got job offer from German employer. I am wondering if I should go for Dependent visa or not ? ...
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Germany: What happens if you lose your job on a national D visa?

Let us say you moved to Germany on a national D visa with job offer. The plan was to get a blue card once inside Germany. But your employer terminates your employment very soon before you apply for ...
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RSUs and German Tax Return

How do I file RSUs in my German Tax Return form? (I am using steuergo btw, but maybe that's not relevant). I suppose I should fill in the KAP-INT form, since my RSUs vested in that tax year, and the ...
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Living and working in Turkey and working remotely for a University in Germany

I'm an EU citizen, living and working full time in Turkey. Now, there is a possibility that I could also work remotely for a University in Germany. My question is: Should I pay taxes in Germany for my ...
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Cheapest Kautionskonto in Germany?

To rent an apartment, I was asked for the Kaution to be deposited in a Kautionskonto. I have been looking into the options of Sparbuch accounts that can be setup as a Kautionskonto, but I cannot find ...
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Use student visa to visit another country even after deciding not to pursue studies abroad

I recently got a student visa to go study a Master's in Germany, however, I decided to take a job instead and never really enrolled in the university (so no student ID in case it matters). However, I ...
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German residence certificate requirements for EU citizen

Freelancing vs Economically Inactive in Germany as an EU Citizen My wife (US citizen) and I (EU citizen) are moving to Berlin, Germany later this year. I am also changing careers, leaving behind ...
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Gerburtsname is ******** on Social Security Card

I and my wife recently immigrated to Germany. We recently received our social security cards from the Deutsche Rentenversicherung. While filling all relevant forms, I had left "Geburtsname" ...
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What I have to do with my visa rejection because of expulsion interests, and my love relationship [closed]

My visa application to study in Germany has been rejected because of an interest in deportation (the national German security authorities reported that in my case there are particularly serious ...
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Changing jobs after 2 years in Germany but with a different permit type

i've been continuously employed by a company for 2 years in Germany. However during my first year i held a work permit which i then exchanged for a EU Blue Card (after i got my degree in the middle). ...
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Updating BlueCard address mid-application

I have an appointment at the Berlin immigration office for a BlueCard this month. I have provided my current apartment's address for the BlueCard application. But my current apartment's lease ends in ...
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Blue Card interruption before Permanent Residence

I'm a non EU citizen. Currently I have a German Blue Card residence permit. I'm planning to apply for a permanent residence (after 21 months with B1 German Knowledge proof). The problem now is that I'...
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My Masters Degree(2 years) and University exist in Anabin database but only University of my Bachelors Degree(4 years) exist but not the degree

I have 4 years of Bachelors and 2 years of Masters. University and Degree title of my Masters Degree exist in Anabin. Only University is there in Anabin with H+ rating of my bachelor's degree but not ...
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Blue card and pregnancy

I was hired for a position in Germany starting from the 1st of August, 2021, and I am a citizen of a third-world country. I have a blue card and RP to 8.2023. I am married. and my husband is in a job ...
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Germany Blue Card changing jobs at the 2 year mark

I started my job in May 2020 after completing my master in Germany and had my blue card approved in August 2020. My blue card and zusatzblatt both do not have the employer or job title on it. I'm ...
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Tax declaration/refund after change of tax class in Germany

I took up employment in Germany since October 2021. Until January 2022, I was in tax class VI (due to still not having my St-ID). After switching to the correct tax class in February, my employer ...
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Short-Term Contract in Germany, entitled to unemployment benefits after it ends?

I searched the unemployment questions and didn't find anything quite like what I'm asking, so here goes. I am a non-EU citizen (American, if that matters), and I moved to Germany with my German ...
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Work permit eligibility in Germany without degree but with more than 8 years of experience in Information Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity?

I've been contacted by an organization for a senior role in cybersecurity domain, and the problem is I don't have any college degree, just an Associate Degree which is not recognized as a college ...
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Do you need "visa sponsorship" to change jobs once you have a blue card?

Once you a get a blue card in Germany, if you want to change jobs, you have to get a new job contract and apply at the immigration office for the job change if it has been less than 2 years since you ...
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Working from home with blue card in Germany

As a blue card holder in Germany, are you allowed to work from home within Germany for a German company provided all the other requirements for blue card are met? I am moving to Germany on a work ...
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Germany: Job Seeker Visa > Tourist Visa

I am an American with a US Passport on a "Job Seeker Visa" that expires on July 15th. If I don’t find a job by July 15th, could I transition from "job seeker visa" into a "...
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Can I renew my blue card (issued in Germany) after moving to Switzerland for work

I have a blue card that has been issued in Germany. It will expire in one year. I am planning to move to Switzerland for work. But, I don't want to lose my blue card too. My questions are: Will it be ...
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Renew blue card without Passport

I have a blue card that will expire in a week so does my passport. My country consular service/embassy is painfully slow and even though they say they will send my new passport with post, I am ...
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As a foreigner, how do I prove work experience to Germany authorities?

I reside in Germany and have an Aufenthaltstitel. During the Visa process for working in Germany, my employer obtained a special authorisation from the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Agency for ...
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Establish a company (UG) while being employed

I have a permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) in Germany and I’m employed full time. I want to create a company (UG) so I can upload my apps in Apple app store and benefits from tax ...
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Am I illegal in Germany?

I applied for a German residence permit. The permit has been approved but I can only collect it after my visa expires. Is it illegal for me to stay In German between the time my visa expired and my ...
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German issued blue card visa, employment not yet started and found better job with different employer, am I allowed to join without informing?

As the title states, I have a blue card visa issued by german embassy in india valid from March to Septemeber 2022, my visa does not state my company name anywhere as far as I can see. I found a ...
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German resident permit and living in Netherlands

My fiancé is an Indian National with a German student resident permit with more than a year of validity. Can she stay in the Netherlands, let's say for over 3 months (with her address still registered ...
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Extending resident permit in Germany using another passport

I am an international student in Germany. I believe I will finish my study at the end of February. After that, I plan to extend my resident permit. However one of my passports will expire, I plan that ...
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Changing jobs on DE EU Blue Card (After transferring from another member state)

There are normally restrictions placed on new EU Blue cards which states that you cannot change employers within the first two years without permission from the foreigners office, but my question is, ...
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Management increasing rent after signing contract in Germany

Not sure if this is specifically counts as an expatriate question, but I am an expat (non-EU) who recently moved to Germany. I have signed an unlimited rental contract with a management office for an ...
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I have germany student visa. But now I want Dubai student visa for bachelors. Masters back next year in Germany. Can I retain my Germany student visa?

I came to Germany on 15th Oct 21, on a Bachelors visa. But I am not able get my credits transferred, which I studied in India for 2 yrs Bachelor in Mechanical engg. I am planning to go to Dubai for my ...
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