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

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Self-Employment in Germany with Blue Card after I quit my job

I am a US citizen with a Blue Card in Germany and held my job in Berlin for two years. I quit and told the Auslanderbehorde. They told me I have 6 months to look for a job. I found freelance ...
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Germany vs Switzerland immigration [closed]

I am considering an option to relocate to one of those countries using their working visas. Lets just imagine for now that I would be able to secure a job offer for both and need to pick one of them (...
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Blue card employer change with English contract

I am currently living in Munich, and I am looking for a change of employer. Even though I arrived to Germany in 03.12.2018 I have the Blue Card since April 2019; so I assume I need to confirm with the ...
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retired and sick parents in Germany

I am a Portuguese citizen, and I've just moved to Germany. My mother is 74y and lives in Portugal, and is very sick at the moment and in some way dependent. Are there possibilities or conditions for ...
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Can you work remotely for a company while being a student in Germany?

As a non-EU student in Germany, I'm allowed to work up to ~20 hours per week. Since I cannot freelance or be self-employed, can I somehow work remotely for a foreign company (Malta) while being a ...
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Is German Aufenhaltserlaubnis Equivalent to the French VLS/TS

I am a retired US citizen, living in Germany the last two years on a Aufenthalstitel/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, working as a Freiberuflicher English teacher. For personal reasons, I wish to move to France ...
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Switching Employers After Traveling on Blue Card Visa and Arriving in Germany

I have a job offer (Blue Card) which I have accepted. However I have recently received another job offer which is extremely exciting and I want to switch over to this. Now since the COVID, visa ...
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Moving from one EU country to Another for residence

Currently, I am living in Germany for over 3 years. Previously, I have lived in Netherlands for 7 years. Is it possible that these 7 years in Netherlands can be accounted to get permanent residence in ...
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IT Special Visa clarification [closed]

I am from India and have been living in the UK for last 4 years. I am planning to move to Germany with an IT Specialist visa. Can I apply for permanent residency (PR) after 1 year since I was in the ...
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How long can I stay outside of Germany to still keep my Permanent Residence Permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis)? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen. 32 years of age. I did my Masters in IT (3 years) from Germany. After my Masters i've been on a BlueCard visa (3.5+ years). I'm currently eligible for a Permanent Residence (...
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What should I do to benefit from my spouse's Blue Card?

I’m a non-EU citizen who just moved to Germany with a D-Type Visa and I started working 2 weeks ago. My visa is valid until February 2021. I didn’t get my residence permit yet. I have visited the ...
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What to do while I wait for my long-term residence permit

I am a third-country national with permanent residence in the Czech Republic based on partnership with a Czech national (we are not married and not "registered"). In March, I applied for EU ...
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Rental contract Germany from real estate agent

I recently moved to Germany (I’m non-EU and non German speaking). I was looking for an apartment. In this process, I come across an apartment which is managed by a real estate agent on behalf of a ...
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Apply for blue card in Germany with a non-related university degree

I recently moved to Germany (Aschaffenburg) with a family reunion visa (My wife is a software developer who lives and works in Aschaffenburg). I found a job in Frankfurt two weeks ago as a software ...
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Can I reside in Germany, in case I work for a Belgian company?

I am a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. I don't have a Blue Card. My wife is also a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. She will get her Blue Card in 2 months. Recently I got ...
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Indian Getting married in Europe and dependent visa complication work permit in different country

I currently hold a work permit in finland via my current Indian employer. And my fiance currently holds a blue card in Germany. we had plan to get married this year in India but due to covid situation ...
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Advance Approval according to § 81a AufenthG & Blue Card for work permit in Germany

If the salary of a future employee (also happens to be a skilled worker) in Germany already qualifies for Blue Card, can the employee still get Advance Approval according to § 81a AufenthG for fast-...
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Advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG for work permit in Germany, is it the right one?

According to the new Skilled Immigration Act, an employer would receive an Advance Approval document from the foreigners registration office in Germany and would pass it on the qualified professional. ...
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How can I dispute the seemingly innacurate claim of Finanzamt?

I'm a resident of Germany (Bavaria) and I’ve submitted my taxes via smartsteuer for three years. Smartsteuer warned me that for the last two I need to pay to Finanzamt a specific amount of money (...
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How do I handle health insurance in Germany before I find a job there?

I am researching moving to Germany. When I move, I would not have a job and would live on my savings and look for a job locally. Based on what I have read, it seems that when I arrive and have no ...
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Does Mietpreisbremse apply to furnished apartments?

I know there have already been some discussions on Mietpreisbremse and I've looked through them, however, the situation still seems confusing and different sources give different answers. Some people ...
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Social security treaty/convention between Germany and Israel - German text?

Israel and Germany have a treaty (or a convention if you will) regarding social security benefits: Unemployment, accidents, old-age, disability etc. The Hebrew version of the convention can be ...
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Berlin Mietendeckel - Haven't received the criteria letter from the landlord. Should I wait for the decision from Bundesverfassungsgericht?

Berlin has approved the Mietendeckel law which limits the rent. I've been living in the current apartment for over a year. In February I received a letter from the landlord telling us to halt the ...
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Can a 16 year old move to Germany with 2 adults that aren't guardians?

My little brother is 16, while I am 18 and my boyfriend is 20. We are citizens in the USA. The three of us want to live in Germany. My mom gave us permission, but she is not coming with us, and we ...
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Working remotely from Germany for UK company

I am from Brazil and I am currently studying in Germany. I would like to know how would the situation be, if I would work for a UK based company as a contractor. My current german visa is a study visa,...
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Unemployment with Blue card in Germany

I'm a Blue Card holder in Germany since October 2018, when I started working. In 2019 I switched my employer without problems. Unfortunately, in March of this year I was told my contract would be ...
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What can I do with the fine from the police of Berlin that hasn't yet come per Post?

About a month ago I was riding a bike (Berlin) and have been stopped by Police for not properly crossing the road. They said that the bill (~ 100 Euro) should come per Post. But I still haven't ...
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Can a non EU/EEC citizen for a German work permit while residing in another EU country on an existing work permit?

Background: I'm a software architect currently a citizen of Non-EU/EEC country, or any "western" country for that matter. I have an option to move to Finland through my current employer. All ...
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Should I join UK for a job, or should I stay in Germany? [closed]

I am currently getting 80K in my current position, will be 90, or maybe 100K next year. I have an offer from the UK for 55K to 60K including a bonus. I feel comfortable in Germany, but the language is ...
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German Citizen, working for US company, moving to Germany from the US

My partner and children are dual citizens in the US and Germany- all have their German and American passports. I am currently SAHM and don't need to worry about employment at this time. We are ...
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Intra EU Mobility - transfer residence permit from one member State to another

Background: I am a non-EU citizen. I have completed my master studies from a recognised German University and later worked in Germany for 3 years. Among the 3 years of work permit visa in Germany, I ...
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Does being an independent contractor count as a mini-job?

I have a work permit and a full time job in Germany. I now want to have a mini-job on the side (450€/month). I received a contract from another company, working ~5h/week, which does not exceed 450€ ...
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J-1 visa holder applying for German research visa

I am currently in the US as a J-1 visa holder, and I am applying for a researcher visa in Germany soon. I have noticed that in the visa application form there is a field for "residence permit ...
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Work in Germany without registration

I have a couple of questions regarding the registration process in Germany and the Insurance. I have been working in Germany for the last 10 years, I would like to come back to Spain and work remotely ...
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Can I visit Croatia (as non-European resident) with a Schengen visa?

I am doing volunteer work in Germany, and I want to go to Croatia on summer vacations. I have a Schengen visa. Is that enough for me to visit Croatia?
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German student visa is issued for only 2 months: why? and is it a common practice?

I have made a student-visa application to one of the German embassies several weeks ago, and today, I got my visa. In my application, I have stated that my studies will last at least 2 years, but they ...
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Psychiatric help for a suicidal Ph.D. student in Germany

A Ph.D. student in Thuringia is becoming suicidal and in need of serious psychiatric help. Counselling service available in the university said that they cannot handle it and instructed the student to ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis with my new offer letter and 3 month blue card salary?

I have normal German residence permit (18 ABS). I have resided more than 33 months in Germany now. My company increased my salary to bluecard level. Is it possible for me to apply directly for a ...
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What kind of health insurance does a foreigner need when applying for German student visa from Paris?

I wish to apply for a German student visa to start my doctoral studies. I'm an Indian national and currently residing in Paris. One needed document for visa application is health insurance proof. I'm ...
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Am I eligible for an EU Blue Card as a Network Engineer? [duplicate]

Please I Have an offer with an annual salary of 50.000 Euro in IT field ( as Network Engineer ) with more than 3 years of experience also I have the approval from the the Federal Employment Agency , ...
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Is a period with national visa counted for Blue Card permanent residence permit?

I entered Germany with a temporary 6-month national visa in September 2018 and started working. The goal of the visit was initially an application for a Blue Card. The appointment for the Blue Card ...
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Are PhD student allowed to apply for a settlement permit right from the start?

As stated in here, highly qualified professionals can receive a settlement permit in accordance with Section 18c (3) AufenthG (German Residence Act) straight away without having to first spend a set ...
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Do I need to be employed to apply for German permanent residence after 21 months as a Blue Card owner?

21 months already has passed while I worked in Germany (Berlin) as Blue Card owner. Can I just quit the job, pass B1 exam and apply for permanent residence? Or is being employed at the time of ...
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What happenes to the validity of German permanent residence card when the travel passport expires?

I have received permanent residency in Germany some time ago. The card says Gültig bis UNBEFRISTET (valid until unlimited), but at the bottom it says Erwerbstätigkeit gestattet Kartennutzung bis 16.07....
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I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family [duplicate]

I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family include my wife and 2 sons in middle school .I want to know what is the cost of living in Germany. What should be average salary of ...
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I left Germany. Do I need to send a tax return?

Here is my situation: I lived in Germany from 2018 to 2020. I did my tax return in 2019 for 2018. I left Germany in March 2020. Some details: I do not have a spouse or dependent. I only had 1 ...
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Work/study in Germany on an Austrian dependent-pass

What is the process for a non-EU citizen living in Austria on an Austrian dependent pass to seek residence and employment (or study) in another EU country, specifically in Germany? Does this require a ...
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What would happen if one were to apply for the same (German student) visa from several German embassies in different countries simultaneously?

It is a known fact that German student visa applications can take several months to be resulted in, so it is a long procedure, and it is especially hard to get visa if the embassy in your country is ...
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Leaving to India from Germany without house de-registration

I have got Blue card (residence permit) in Germany. I came from India in March and now wants to leave Germany back to my home country because of all these covid situations. First I will leave my ...
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Do my years as a student in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

As a non-EU citizen I moved to Bayern and I finished both my bachelor's and master's degree on a german university. While I was in Bayern I lived with a residence permit for non-EU citizens for 5 ...

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