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

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Blue Card with provisional degree

I will be applying for a blue card visa from India next month as I have got a job offer from Amazon Berlin. I have just recently graduated and my university has provided with a provisional degree ...
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Visa got rejected by Agentur for Arbeit

I'm Abhishek, a recent master's graduate in Germany. I got a job as a financial data analyst from a third-party company and the contract is for 6 months. However, my residence permit was rejected by ...
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Dependent Resident permit in Netherlands for spouse with German Resident Permit(Student)

I'm an Indian national with Highly Skill Migrant permit working in the Netherlands for over 5 years now. My fiancé (also Indian) has a German student resident permit till 2023 as she just completed ...
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Change of employer on Blue card for a non German company

I have been working on an EU Blue card in Berlin for 2 years continuously and now I believe I can change employer without asking the Foreigners office. However, I would like to know I can change to a ...
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Do I need a work visa for my time in Germany?

I'm planning a summer trip to see my parents that live in Germany, and wondering if I'll be able to work a couple days WITHOUT needing a Visa. I'm trying to not have to use all my Paid time off. Here ...
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German Citizen Living in Germany, future possible job in Belgium Question on Retirement Insurance, Health Insurance, Taxes (oh boy)

I am currently living and working in Germany for a German company and I have 2 children. My wife has a part time job in Germany. I received a job offer from a Belgian Company as either a freelancer ...
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Travelling for 3 months hence want to give up rental contract

I am planning to give up my rental contract as I wish to go on a long vacation to my home country. Currently I am residing in Berlin Germany, so my query is: Is it okay for us not to have any ...
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Does my previous time with a residency permit for work in Germany count towards permanent residency?

I held a residence permit for work in Germany for a period of a bit more than 2 years, during which I was employed for a period of approx. 1.5 years, then I became self-employed for approx 6 months. I ...
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Deregister in Germany

I've lived & worked in Germany for a couple of years but recently I got an opportunity in another country out of the EU. I decided to pursue it & assess if it's for me therefore I didn't want ...
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Renewing an expired German blue card

I already worked in Germany for more than 3 years as a skilled worker and a blue card holder(2018 -> 2021), then I left Germany, moved outside EU/Uk, I'm wandering if I return to Germany next year(...
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Parental leave in Germany, if wife is not a resident

I am from an non-EU country residing in Germany with a blue card. I have been working in Germany for the past 5 years under a normal German employment contract. I got married couple of months ago in ...
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How to send money overseas to family without falling prey to scams? [closed]

For the first time in my life I am looking into sending money overseas. I know that I could "easily" do it through my bank, but I have heard from many sides that the "easy" comes ...
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Can I still study on a work permit in Germany

I am about to complete my Nursing Training in 6 Months and currently on Apprenticeship Visa (Non-EU Citizen) in Germany. Having begun my masters (Student Visa) and later switched it to an ...
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Is getting two residence card possible from different countries?

I have a quite complex situation. I have a temporary residence card (Blue card) as a dependant of my husband from Poland. I got a job offer from Germany and planning to apply for a German D type visa. ...
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Changing my language residence permit in Germany to work residence permit

Could I change language residence permit into a work residence permit after I finish my language course (my residence permit is because of an isolated Language course in a language school without work ...
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EU Blue Card to Germany or Working Visa permit

I'm a bit confused about one of the particular Blue Card requirements - "the job must be relevant to the qualifications, i.e. the skills acquired through the university degree must be at least ...
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Can I take up a PhD scholarship while being enrolled in a Masters and having a Werkstudent contract?

I am a student in Germany with a situation like this: I'm enrolled in a Masters program currently. Will be de-registering (after completing 2 semesters) in March 2022. I will be starting a PhD ...
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Staying in Germany for long period on permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) without working

I came to Germany 3 years ago on Blue Card from non-EU country. After 3 years, I received my permanent resident permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I quit my current work in Germany, but still stay ...
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Can I bring my old aged parents to Germany permanently?

I have become a German citizen. Can I bring my old aged parents to Germany permanently?
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Can I work in Prague for 8 months for German company with a German work visa?

I am an Indian national with a German work visa, working for a berlin-based startup company that has a collaboration with a company in Prague. They would like me to work in Prague for a period of 8 ...
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Is updating marital status mandatory to get visa for spouse in Germany

I am an Indian citizen and I got married in India during my studies. And my marital status in city registration is single as I was single when I arrived in Germany. Now I am working full time and hold ...
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Can I change student visa to a work visa before I complete my studies in Germany? [duplicate]

I already have a bachelor degree from an EU country, and the degree has been certified by KMK as equivalent to a German degree and thus I can use the degree certificate to further my studies in master ...
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Non-EU Person living in Germany but working in Austria

I've been trying to find the answer to this question on the internet but not finding anything helpful. The EU calls this situation a "cross-border commuter", but all their advice assumes the ...
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What documents are required to extend a German Aufenthaltserlaubnis as a research assistant working towards a PhD?

The applicant is an Indian national in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and has already booked an appointment with the local authority. The applicant's contract as a research assistant (...
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I am a German citizen living in the UK. Will I have health insurance while visiting Germany?

I am a German citizes living in the UK, I am registered with the NHS and have no further health insurance in Germany. I will visit Germany multiple times over the next months, and I wonder whether I ...
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When you transfer your blue card to a new passport, do they take the old card away from you? (Germany)

I am in the position where I am trying to renew my passport and blue card before I make a trip home during Christmas. To be clear, my residence title is not expiring, just that the blue card is ...
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May I apply for Germany blue card visa with a remote work contract?

I have received a remote job offer with a six-month trial period from a German company. Can I apply for a BlueCard visa with this contract?
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Can ASIIN (AQANIE) certificate be a replacement for ANABIN to get blue card in Germany?

I have got a job offer in Germany and I need to apply for a work visa/EU blue card. My university has H+/- status on the ANABIN website. I applied to get the equivalence certificate from the ZAB but ...
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Do my student years in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

I am a non-EU citizen, I moved to North-Rhein Westphalia and studied Computer Engineering. Also: I have lived on a student visa for 5 years (because of part-time work). The official study duration is ...
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Having German Blue card, working in Luxemburg, getting Germany permanent residence permit

I hold a German Blue Card and got a job offer from a company in Luxemburg. My question is that if I stay in Germany (Trier) and work in Luxemburg, can I finally get Germany permanent residence after 3 ...
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Do we need to notify ABH if my wife, with a Blue Card dependent visa, gets a job? Can she work in a city other than that of the main Blue Card holder?

We are registered in Frankfurt under the Blue Card category. My wife has a job offer in Berlin. Wanted to know: Should we need to notify the ABH in frankfurt about her job offer? (Blue Card states ...
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Blue card interruption - Germany - Pregnancy

I was hired for a position in Germany starting from the 1st of December, 2021 and I will be moving there from Turkey. I will apply for a Blue card. I am married. My husband is in a job search right ...
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Germany Job Offer Rejection

I reside in Germany with a self employment work permit. Recently I applied for a side job which was rejected, and they have sent me a deportation letter, saying that the job offer does not meet your ...
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I have a German (D type national visa) but was not allowed entry into another Schengen state

I was travelling from Germany to Hungary on a valid German (D type national visa). The visa mentions Germany in valid for field. However while travelling to Hungary through rail, I was stopped and ...
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Is a vaccination certificate from India valid in Germany?

I will be moving to Germany from India in September on blue card visa. I'm fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine. It is sold under the brand name Covishield in India and that's why it is mentioned ...
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Can I stay outside EU with Germany Blue card for more than 6 months [duplicate]

I am currently working for a German company after completing my MSc degree in Germany and have a Blue card valid till 2025. I would like to visit my family outside Europe, so I will be traveling to my ...
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Derivative Naturalization for Spouse and Children (Germany) for Non EU Citizens

I am a non EU citizen and would like to apply for citizenship for me and my family in Germany. Do the requirements like B1 language level for naturalization also apply to your spouse and children? If ...
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After quitting job, can a blue card holder Leave Germany, return to wrap up things and travel out of the EU

I hold a blue card and employed from 10 months in Germany. I understand my blue card will be valid for 3 months after I quit my job. I want to quit my job and visit my home country for a month and a ...
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What are the benefits of a Student Visa over a Work Visa [Germany]?

I'm taking a master degree in Germany, and I was going to apply for a Student Visa this week, but in the meantime, I was also looking for a student job, and I got an offer yesterday. From what I can ...
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What are the consequences if you do Abmeldung 2 weeks before?

I am moving out of Germany. I understand that "Deregistration shall be possible no more than one week before moving out". I want to do Abmeldung / Deregistration 2 weeks before actual move ...
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How to know who made a negative entry on my Schufa?

Currently I am looking for a new flat and I need to have a Schufa to do that. To my surprise, I have a negative entry here. This: (The pink things are identification data removed by me) With text: ...
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Moving to the UK as a German, but keeping the German residency. Is this a bad idea?

I am a German and I will soon move to the UK to work there. Because my partner is still living in Germany, and I will visit regularly, I plan to keep my residency (Hauptwohnsitz) registered in Germany....
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Cost of moving from Munich to Vilnius

I am trying to figure out the expected cost for a move from Munich to Vilnius. Unfortunately, the moving companies where I inquired would not give me a quote without knowing exact dates, if they ...
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Moving from Poland to Germany for Master studies as a Non-EU resident

My brother has citizenship of a non-EU country which requires one to get a visa to enter Germany for purpose of study (long-term stay). However, he has recently completed his bachelors from a ...
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US Citizen Overstayed German Tourist Visa while applying for Family Reunification Visa

My husband and I are both American citizens and moved to Germany approximately 5 months ago. I have a work visa from my job, but my husband does not (he's received a work-study offer, pending his ...
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Dual British/German citizenship after Brexit

My understanding is that generally, German citizenship is lost upon intentionally receiving another citizenship. There is an exception for this rule for other EU countries, and there is a possibility ...
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Taxes on salary from income in Germany and the UK

I am moving to the UK for the long term and starting a new job from October, 2021. I would be on vacation for the most of October and my German employer would be paying out at the end of the month. I ...
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VFS Visa at doorstep [closed]

has anyone opted for VFS visa at the doorstep in India for German National Visa (EU Blue Card), If you have any information on charges and processing time please revert back
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Is it possible to get a Germany job seeker visa, as a tourist visa holder?

The embassy interview schedule is full in my country and the soonest time to get an appointment is more than a year away. I was wondering if it is possible to enter Germany as a tourist, and then ...
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Girlfriend is in Cameroon and I want her to join me in Germany

I am looking at this https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/kurzmeldungen/EN/2020/08/einreise-unverheirateter-paare-en.html It looks promising for me to bring my fiance from Cameroon to Germany. I have ...

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