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

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Choosing between private and regular health insurance when moving to Germany

It seems that health insurance is mandatory in Germany and employees with a salary above a certain threshold can choose between private insurance and the regular statutory system (gesetzliche ...
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Can one get tax credit or deduction if they pay for the relative's university education?

I'm going to pay for my brother's university tuition next year. He will study in a German university. I am working in Germany. Am I allowed to file the tuition as tax return for myself?
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Germany City Registration with wrong address

I moved to another town for a new job. It is very hard to find a new apartment in another town. I saw a shared room on video and signed the contract. After moving to a new town, the landlord has ...
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Blue card change of company

I have a Germany Blue Card and want to change my employer. And there is a rule in blue card: For the first two years of employment, approval from the Foreigners’ Registration Office must be ...
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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

This question is about eligibility for German/US dual citizenship when a minor acquires US citizenship at the time that his parents naturalize. Suppose a child is born outside of the United States to ...
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Applying for a long-term visa while you are in the country with a Schengen Visa?

As a non-EU national, can you apply for a long-term D-type German visa while you are in Germany with a Schengen visa? Note: I am a Turkish national.
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Freelancer Visa for EU especially German speaking countries

I am an Engineer / PhD and have been freelancing as a consultant for a long time. It so happens that most of my clients are in EU mostly Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands. I have been debating ...
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I am legally married to a German citizen since almost three years ago but we are not together anymore, can I apply to a resident permit?

I am a Colombian citizen who married a German citizen almost three years ago. We married in Germany. At the moment, we are not together anymore, but we are still legally married and I would like to ...
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Germany Blue card - 1 Year Rule vs Certificate 51

I joined a German Company dated 01 July 2016. I was sent to Mexico , by my German Company dated 1 April 2018. The project comes to an end and i have to move back to work in the same company to Germany ...
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How much does it cost to repair a water damaged floor of bathroom in Germany?

I don't know whether it's right place to ask this question, but I'm in trouble to find an advise anywhere. Recently I have moved to Germany for work reason and I rented an apartment in Wuppertal. ...
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Change of Company and country - EU blue Card

I am holding a German EU blue Card and I have received an job offer from Latvia. EU blue Card I am holding only for 2 months now. But I am planning to movie to Latvia for my new job. What are the ...
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What is the step by step procedure to obtain a ZAV certificate for Germany Schengen Visa?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 3rd year,I have been accepted for an internship in a German University, I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) after ...
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Blue Card additional sheet restrictions - employer name

I am a non-EU citizen currently working in Germany as a software engineer. I entered Germany with an entry visa on which it says "Blaue Karte" and my employer name, and that happened in February. I ...
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Filing German tax refund 2019 from abroad

I worked in Germany for the entire 2019 and now I have moved to the UK. I need to file for the tax refund for the year 2019. Can someone answer the following questions for me: I do not have a ...
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Understand a German employment visa rejection

I am a non-EU national (Ecuador). I've been working in the EU (not in Germany) for the past 3 years as a risk analyst. I hold a BA from the UK and a MSc from Italy. I received a job offer from a ...
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Polish Blue-Card to German Permanent Residency

I'm holding a Polish Blue-Card (for almost 2 years). I'm planning to relocate to Germany and apply for Permanent Residency If I move to Germany, will my 2 years of EU Blue-Card (given in Poland) be ...
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Blue card employer change

I have a Blue Card issued on (13-09-2018) and valid till (12-09-2022) with residence permit in Berlin. Employer name is not mentioned in the Blue Card and Zusatzblatt. I'm discharged of my duties ...
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Update residential address in Blue card - Munich - COVID-19 times

I would like to update my residential address on my Blue card. The Anmeldung is already done. I have mailed the Foreigners' office who asked me to call a number that is out of service. And since ...
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May a blue card dependent stay out of Germany for more than six months?

My wife is a pregnant (now in 6th month) and she wants to stay in India for almost 10 months (for delivery, visa for baby too), I want to know is there any article number that allows the blue card ...
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Accommodation Proof, Germany Work Visa

I need to show accommodation proof for Germany Work Visa. I was told by someone that booking.com can help to book without paying any prepayment and if your dates change, you can cancel too without ...
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Residence status when moving between EU countries

I'm a third-country national with permanent residence status in the Czech Republic. My partner is a Czech citizen (my residence is also tied to our relationship), and we will soon be moving to Germany ...
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May a Blue Card holder in Germany work for an Indian company?

My Friend has German Blue Card. Can he work on payroll for an Indian Company while living in Germany? He has to work in Germany but on Indian payroll.
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What are steps for getting ZAV certificat?

I'm Amit Kumar Ghosh from Bangladesh. I'm studying Automobile Engineering in India. Right now I'm in 4th year. I got internship offer from one company in Germany. I heard about ZVA certificate. ...
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Waiting time to receive German license

I went to the Buergeramt 6+ weeks ago and jumped through the hoops to convert my U.S. license to a German one. Can anyone who's gone through that tell me how long it took for their German license to ...
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Regaining the right of residence in Germany (Niederlassungserlaubnis) after a long absence

I have a unique situation. I graduated from a German University and was working full-time for three years post graduation. During this time I received the EU Blue Card and later the ...
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Exchanging UK License for German License (but with a twist)

I currently hold a UK Driving License but am living in the US, and I am looking to move to Germany. The issue I have is that the UK license card I seem to have is an older card, which does not have ...
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Out of Germany more than 6 months. Is my Aufenhaltstitel still valid?

I have an Aufenshaltstitel valid till 2020 September (Aufenhaltserlaubnis) (Familienangehoriger), (Anmerkungen §28 Abs.1 s. 1 Nr.1) is what it says on my card. I have been out of Germany for more ...
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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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Blue card holder employed by company in Germany may move to Sweden

I'm a non-European citizen who moved to Germany under the Blue card resident permit. It is now 21 months that I'm living and working in Germany. My manager proposed a project in the employer's ...
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US Citizen living in UK with ILR, can I work remotely as freelancer for German company while residing in UK?

I am a US citizen and have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I am eligible to apply for citizenship now but I haven't yet. Because of the pandemic I am living in London but I was offered a job ...
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City Registration in Germany

Is city registration associated with the length of the rental contract? I did my city registration last year when I moved to Germany, My rental contract will end next month which I am planning to ...
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Germany Work Permit and German Master Degree Question

I had a BBA degree and one year experience working as the data analytics back in my home country, however, recently I just attend the MBA degree in Germany. I will look for Data(IT oritend) job ...
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Question about same sex marriage in Germany

I am Ayoub from Morocco. I live in Hamburg in illegal situation 'til now, knowing that same sex marriage is not legal in my home country. My question is if I get married with my partner here in ...
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Changing employer with a Blue Card during Corona crisis, with a lower salary

I have a question and I hope some of you may have some advice. I arrived in Berlin 3 months ago (in February 2020) as a non-EU citizen, and I am a Blue Card holder. I've done the Anmeldung, didn't get ...
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Radio tax already paid by landlord, tenant still getting bill

I am living in Berlin for past one year. I was living in a shared apartment for 7-8 months. Then my landlord was paying radio tax for us. He gave me the number for it. I entered that here along with ...
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Conversion of work permit into blue card

I am a software engineer with 9 years of experience in India and a Bachelor's degree recognized in Germany in the same domain moving to Germany for 1 year, for an "on site" role. My employer ...
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Horse riding books in German

Is there a book that I can use to learn all the needed German vocabulary related to horse riding? When I was in UK there were a lot of books to prepare for the examinations (like Stage 1, Stage 2 etc)...
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Same Job and Salary But Change of Location (Company Has Many Offices) Inside Germany

I have a German BlueCard (for the last 2 months) which I got at city X, which is one of my company's several locations. Now my company HQ is in city Y (both X and Y are inside Germany, different ...
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Declaring a yearly bonus in Germany

I have been working for a year in Germany as an EU national, last January I was paid a yearly bonus in brutto corresponding to the previous fiscal year. I wonder whether should I declare that bonus ...
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De-registering early in Germany to get rid of gym membership

My gym is not refunding me for losing time with Corona so if it's possible I would like to get rid of the membership ASAP. I would move out of Germany back to the Netherlands at the end of June. I ...
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How to inform Foreign office about Leaving Germany (Currently Working on a Blue Card)

I am a Non-EU citizen and I am working in Germany for around 1 year 11 Months now. Now due to some personal reasons, I am leaving Germany. I have started with the De-Registration process (Abmeldung), ...
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Status in Spain while holding a German residence permit

I was working in Germany, and I also have the residence card, but I left for Spain, since it's also Schengen they didn't do any passport checks, also to work and also applied for the visa just in ...
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Is it permitted to do remote/freelance work for a non-German company while on a work visa in Germany?

If I was able to get a work permit through a part time ESL teaching job, would I be allowed to keep my 25 hour a week remote job through a US company? Does Germany allow for those on work permits to ...
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Internship in Germany for recent US university graduate, visa?

I'm a US citizen who just received an offer for a paid internship that has potential to turn into a full-time position later on (for now, the internship duration will be 3 months). Though it is an ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card for year 2020?

I have a foreign university degree and a job offer with gross pay of €54000. Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval, or can I apply for the visa directly?
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Does the salary of a PhD student at a German university meet the financial requirement for a German Type D/National Visa?

This is a question for Nationals from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, United States of America who have successfully obtained their Student Visa/...
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Working for German company with French passport talent residence permit

I hold French “passeport talent” four-year residence permit and have already worked in France for last three years. I am being offered a job by a German company who are happy with me working from ...
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My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?

My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?
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Non-EU + DE Niederlassungserlaubnis --> CZ Work Contract and work from DE?

I have a German Niederlassungserlaubnis (got it recently). I have a Czech Republic (CZ) based entity's job offer in the meanwhile, who seems to be ok with me working mostly remote (may be one week per ...

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