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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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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 but not the obligation to do an Integrationskurs (integration course) in Germany, after I will move there. Apparently, the language component ends with level B1 (...
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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 ...
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Moving to Germany to take up two jobs, but will need two homes. I've heard the costs for the second home may be tax-deductible. Under what conditions?

Consider the situation in Can I register a Nebenwohnung before I have a Hauptwohnung?: Suppose that married persons X and Y are moving to Germany. They will share a Hauptwohnung (primary residence) ...
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Germany work permit visa: After arriving in Germany, can I travel to France before my employment starts in Germany?

I'm an Indian national. I have got a job offer from a company in Germany a month ago and my work visa approval is also sent to me via email. I'm in the process of submitting my passport for visa ...
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Can I register a Nebenwohnung before I have a Hauptwohnung?

Suppose that married persons X and Y are moving to Germany. They will share a Hauptwohnung (primary residence) in city A, but X will additionally occupy a Nebenwohnung (secondary residence) in city B ...
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Pakistani asylum seekers in Europe

If someone pakistan citizens have life sentence or life penalty in his home country mean pakistan because he is did murder of one person then he can apply for asylum in europe and how many chance for ...
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How to update residential addresses registered with SCHUFA?

I just received my currently dated SCHUFA credit report, however, my residential address is not current. My understanding was that when you, as a German resident, open up a bank account, they push an ...
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I still have not heard back from German Driving License Authority on converting my Canadian license and it's been 4 months!

I attended an appointment in May at the Burgeramt in Berlin and submitted all information of my Canadian license for conversion to a German License under the mutual agreement. I submitted all ...
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Is it possible to get a work permit in Germany without a degree but with solid contract and 7 years work experience on digital marketing?

I am working in a digital marketing agency in Turkey for almost 7 years and I got a job offer from an agency in Berlin, and I signed the contract. On 2005 I started studying university and before ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card in a high salary shortage occupation?

In Berlin, Germany, the Blue Card requirements says the following: When engaging in employment with an annual gross income of at least EUR 52,000 (or gross income of EUR 4,333 monthly) or, ...
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Changing jobs in national visa

I am a non EU national currently working in Germany and in my 3rd month here. I am qualified to apply for EU Blue card but I have not started the process yet. Due to certain personal circumstances ...
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Is FEA (ZAV) Pre approval mandatory for a software development job in Germany

I have a job offer from a small software startup from Kassel, Germany. I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience and have a relevant Degree in Computer Science Engineering. My Visa ...
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Do I need a local German bank account, if I have an account in another eurozone country?

SEPA is supposed to provide for a single Euro payments area, where direct deposits and direct debits are supposed to be unified across the eurozone. IBAN replaces local bank account numbers. A ...
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Trying to get a work permit in Germany without a degree is a waste of time?

I'm a non-EU citizen, with 6+ years of experience on IT but never finished my college degree. I got contacted by a company based on Berlin for an opening, and i would like to know what are my chances ...
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Contact requirement for blue card when changing job

I have a blue card. Non-EU citizen. I want to change my job and I have a new contract. It meets the minimum salary requirement but it's a limited time contract for 12 months. My questions are: How ...
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US citizen applying for German dual citizenship with German father

I'm was born in the US (1969), my father at the time was a German citizen living in the US with a green card and married. He is now a US citizen. My goal is to obtain a EU passport and still hold my ...
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What is the minimum salary required for a Blue Card visa in Germany for a software developer (from India)

Question 1 : I have a prospective employer from Germany, Frankfurt who is ready to send me an employment offer letter anytime now. I live in India and I'm a software developer. What should be the ...
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Can I apply for a work permit while on Schengen visa?

Sorry if this question does sound redundant, but most posts I read are about applying to work while on a Schengen visa. But my concern is, if I were to travel to Germany under a Schengen visa and ...
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Would founding a company by E-residency (in Estonia) create a conflict with my Blue Card in Germany?

As far as I know, I don't have rights to found a company while working under Blue Card permit in Germany. I've been working full-time with my Blue Card permit close to two years, and I don't have ...
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Unemployment benefits for a limited residence permit holder in Germany

My wife joined me in Germany last month. I tried to search online whether she is entitled for unemployment benefit but I got a mixture of opinions. She joined me via the family reunification route. ...
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What is the relocation process to Germany when the employee is a US citizen and the spouse needs a visa to enter?

I am in a difficult situation concerning visas with my wife. My desire is to be separated as little as possible. Here is the situation I am in: I (the employee) am a U.S. citizen, while my wife is ...
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My passport has expired and I forgot about it. What about my EU Blue Card?

I currently live in Germany, working under a blue card. My situation is this: Under my blue card is written: 19A AUFENTHG IVM 2ABS 1 NR 2A BESCHV SIEHE ZUSATBLATT PASS-NR XXXXX GULTIG BIS 23....
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How long can I stay in Germany after I resign from my work before getting a blue card?

I’ve been working in Berlin for 3 months and I have applied for a Blue card 3 weeks ago. I still didn’t receive the approval yet. However, I’m considering resigning from my current role before ...
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Getting permanent residence in Germany under Beschv paragraph 4 Managers and Specialists

I've got a national visa to Germany under Beschv 4 Managers and Specialists instead of the visa for Blue Card which I've applied for. Am struggling now with two questions: 1) can I get standard Blue ...
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Can a non-EU national apply for a work permit from within Germany on business visa?

Currently, I'm in a hiring process of a company in Germany as a front-end developer, which is related to software development. The company's hiring process involves visiting the office for a few days ...
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Renewal of expired blue card (more than 2 years overseas)

I am a PhD graduate from Germany. Later, I worked in Germany for a year. I have had a blue card since 2015, which can be used to work in any company in Germany until 2020. But I left Germany and went ...
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Should my wife have cancelled her registration of residence in Germany before leaving Germany definitely?

My wife joined me two months ago here in Germany with a family reunion visa. As soon as she arrived, we went to the district office (Bezirksamt) so she could be registered (Anmeldung). After that, ...
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How to get an apostille for a German Master's degree for South Korea for a non-German national?

I did my Master's in Germany, now I want to start my Ph.D. from South Korea. The university in Korea demands that I submit my 'apostillized' master degree. This website provides the authorities ...
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Registration in Germany with an English marriage certificate

My wife joined me last week here in Germany with a family reunion visa. We have an appointment at the district office (Bezirksamt) this week so she can register. The marriage certificates we have are ...
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Parental leave in Germany, if wife is not working

I have been working in Germany for the past 3 years. My wife is not working but she has a residence permit in Germany and a Blue card just like me. We are expecting a baby in January 2019. We are ...
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What will be the fee for public insurance when unemployed? [closed]

I've got German permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis) and planning to take break from work for 2 - 3 months to travel and think on startup plans. In this case, how much do I need to pay for ...
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2-month paid internship visa for Germany

I am Tunisian, and reside in Tunisia. I do not hold any type of visa or work permit. I am spending a two-month internship in Germany as part of my Engineering curriculum. Do I need a ZAV document ...
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Requirements for German work visa

I had an interview in Germany 3 months ago and visited on a Schengen visa. To apply for a Schengen visa, I just needed the interview invitation letter with basic other documents, such as the ...
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German National Visa

The national employment visa has "§ 2 ABS 1 BESCHV (BLAUE KARTE EU) AUFENTHALTSDAUER ENTSPRICHT GULTIGKEIT" in the remarks. Can someone help understand what this means?
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Proof of income student visa extension Germany

I'm a international student (non-EEU) and a scholarship holder obtaining Master's Degree in Germany. I initially planned to finish my studies in 4 semesters but due to certain circumstances I need ...
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Requirement to have an address prior to applying for residency seems like a catch-22

I see this requirement in the Germany Residency Permit instructions, however the general situation seems common among multiple European countries: How to Apply for German Residence Permit? ...
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Employer-funded pension in Germany

My employment contract to Germany mentions about an employer-funded pension. What does it mean? How will it affect my gross salary?
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German residency: Unable to apply because file is still at old city and current residency is running out

I'm a non-European and I recently finished my master's degree in Germany and started a job. I needed to relocate to a different city for the job and I did. I currently have a Fiktionsbescheinigung ...
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National Visa Information

I have a type D visa, work permit for Germany after travelling from India. I got the visa via processing from the Indian employer. I am on deputation. Now if I find another local employer in Germany ...
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Minimum length of rental agreement for family reunification visa in Germany

It is hard to find a flat where I live. So I went to agencies that rent for a short duration (the quickest and the only option because I have a deadline to meet). I found a flat and the landlord ...
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German health Insurance for New Arrival

I'm moving to Germany this summer and may not have a job solidified beforehand. In that case I'd need to take out a private insurance policy to hold me over until I'm working and on a statutory plan. ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules

As I'm planning to move back to India, can you please clarify below the doubts I have about Social Security contributions withdrawal? Q1. I have been contributing to Social Security consistently ...
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German spouse visa - Flat belongs to a housing cooperative

I live in Hamburg. I have a blue card. My wife submitted an application to join me here in Germany. After a few weeks, I received a letter indicating that I need to submit some documents, including ...
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How can I retain German permanent residence if I need to leave the country?

I am a permanent resident of Germany with Indian citizenship. I have some problems in India and I have to go back to India. If I stay away longer than 6 months, my German status will be cancelled. ...
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Associate degree for EU Blue card in Germany

I have received a job offer in Germany, I from Brazil, but I live now in Czech Republic, I have a working Visa here. I would like to know if my diploma affects my application, since it is a 2 and ...
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How is the interview process for Niederlassungserlaubnis (settlement permit) in Germany?

If you are a Blue Card Holder and you have worked in Germany for 21 months, you can apply for permanent residency if you have a B1 level in the German Language. In my case, I have taken the courses ...
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German residency with remote employer?

I'm looking to move to Germany. I currently work for a remote U.S.-based employer with no meaningful connections to Germany. Is there a visa that works for me? I don't fit the freelancer category, but ...