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

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Earliest date possible for submitting my tax declaration in Germany?

Driven by my personal catastasis, I would like to know when is the earliest date I can submit my tax declaration in Germany? I want to do it only for year 2019, and I have only my job (no extra ...
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Residence permit

I am married to a dutch national and have a permanent dutch residence permit. I am planning to move to Germany with my wife where we both will work and i will enroll in a university for my masters. ...
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Taxes declaration Germany - How To

You (European Citizen) found a job in Germany, so you moved there (for example, in 2018), worked there for a while and now (2019) it is time to do the taxis declaration (Steuererklärung) for the ...
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Processing time for German job seeker visa

I am applying for German job seeker visa at New York center on 1st week of December and I am planning to travel overseas towards the end of December. I need help to know what is the processing time ...
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Scrape on rental car

We rented a van in Germany and also got insurance coverage for any accident or damage. My wife accidentally scraped against a pole when backing out and this created a small dent and scrape on the ...
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Works council approval Germany

Did anyone here need approval from a works council after receiving a job offer? How long did it take? In my case, after 3 rounds of interviews I was offered the position and after accepting it, the HR ...
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Having 2 addresses in Germany

I'm renting a room in a WG but for various reasons I will be moving into a room in a different WG next month, without cancelling the first contract. So for a few months, until I manage to cancel the ...
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Is Saarbrücken worth living in? [on hold]

I'm looking to study abroad and there is this master in Saarbrücken which I really like. The problem I find with it is that it doesn't look like a big city at all. I've been living in Barcelona for ...
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Request a copy of Lohnsteuerbescheinigung from abroad (German annual income tax document)

I have returned to the U.S. after some years living in Germany, and my tax advisor needs a copy of my 2018 Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. Is there a standard way to request a copy of this from abroad? I ...
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Renew of 3 years working visa as married in Germany

How much time before my visa (3 years visa as married with a German National)expires can I apply for a new one? Thanks in advance!
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Turn into a freelancer and travel the world with a blue card

Almost 10 months ago, I got my blue card and came to Germany to work as a software architect with a very good salary (+ 100k EU) and started my journey in a new city. I'm considering working for ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating “command of the language” when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

In the German Residence Act (Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet), it is stated in Section 9 that to obtain a permanent settlement ...
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Health Insurance and Intended Place of Stay For Research Assistant (PhD) Student in Germany

My friend, an Indian national, recently completed a Masters level course in France and has been admitted by a German institute for a PhD program. His contract is of 'wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter', ...
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Can I live in Germany with my blue card while working remotely for a company in Switzerland?

I am Brazilian and I got a German blue card 8 months ago. I am considering changing jobs and working remotely for a company in Switzerland. I know that I can change to a German job as long as I go ...
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Blue card - Work Visa Germany

I received my national Type D visa from the Germany consulate, the process was only one week. While submitting my documents to the consulate, the lady there told me that my university as per anabin ...
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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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In Germany, can I register for an Anmeldung before I have found permanent accomodation?

The Anmeldung (citizen registration) is required for opening a bank account. I am currently staying at an AirBnb. I have read that landlord confirmation is required to receive an Anmeldung. I have ...
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Can I apply for a German registration certificate [Meldeschein] as a resident of a flat-share?

I'm a U.S. software developer looking to re-locate to Berlin. I will be seeking a limited residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) which requires a local registration (Meldeschein.) I understand that ...
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Documents to register in Germany (Anmeldung)

Is it possible to download in advance the documents I will need to fill to register in Germany? Since I do not speak German, I might need a bit of time to fill the documents as I will need to ...
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Switch from Schengen Visa to a Student Visa in Germany

I'm in Germany at the moment with a 90 day tourist visa and my question is very simple, can I sign up to a German Language Course and get the visa changed so I can start right away? Or I have to go ...
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Chances of German work visa rejection

I'm currently working in India. I have got a work offer from a German company and they have sent me the contract. I need to now apply for a work visa from here. I have got the offer as a software ...
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Blue card + starting my own business

Are Blue Card holders in Germany allowed to start a business besides their work as an employee? I'm a non-EU engineer, with a blue card, working fulltime in a company in Germany. I want to cofound a ...
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Aufenhaltstitel validity after staying away from Germany for more than a year?

I went to consulate in my home country and they said since my husband is a EU BlueCard holder and I have not been de registered from Germany I can travel with my aufenhaltstitel and it remains valid. ...
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Anabin ZAB Evaluation for EU Blue card - Masters of Engineering

I am moving from NYC to Berlin and I have an unlimited contract with my company (intra-transfer). I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Mumbai(both the school and the ...
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Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries at the same time?

Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries (Austria and Germany) at the same time? I meant, studying in 2 different countries, 2 different courses, for longer, like 1 year....
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I have a work permit visa from the employer in Germany- Berlin. Will my wife get a dependent visa?

Both me and my spouse are Indian nationals. I have a work permit from one of the employers in Germany. I have 3 questions - 1. Is this work permit from the employer, limited only to this company? ie)...
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Applying for German work visa - is different spelling of my name in passport and in contract going to be a problem?

I'm applying for German national visa, and after taking a look at my contract again, I noticed that my name spelling in contract and in my passport is different. In the passport it's Aleksandr, but in ...
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Does your educational qualification need to be related to the job offer you get for EU Blue Card?

If I have a job offer in Financial Analytics from Germany eligible for Blue Card, but my recognized degree is Mechanical Engineering, would that cause any problem as an unrelated educational ...
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Should I buy health insurance before visa appointment for German National Visa

I have an appointment at German Embassy for German National Visa this Monday. The purpose is a new employment (Got a job in Germany). I was going through the checklist and found out about the travel ...
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Change company on an EU blue card visa

I have a situation and I would appreciate your help. I had an offer from a startup company in Germany and after they mailed me the signed contract, I went to the German embassy and applied for a blue ...
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Is compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) mandatory for German Employment Visa?

I will be applying for German Employment Visa within few weeks. I have received the signed contract from my employer but I dont have this document "Certificate about compulsory health insurance (...
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Changing title in the same company under Blue Card

I have blue card, and I want to change my role within the same employer. Working hours, address, and salary are all same as well. Do I need to get approval from Foreigners Office? I haven't competed ...
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German limited visa - how many days I can stay outside EU [duplicate]

I have Aufenthaltserlaubnis and because of some personal reasons, I have stayed outside Germany (and EU) for more than 160 days.  I would like to enquire how many days I can stay out of Germany, in ...
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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 Zutsanblat I'm discharged off my duties from ...
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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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Aufenhaltstitel validity [duplicate]

Is my aufenhaltstitel still valid if my husband changed his employer and switched to EU blucard. Although my husbands previous employer didnt de register him and didnt cancel his aufenhaltstitel as ...
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National visa expiring before applying for EU Blue Card

I am working in Germany for 4 months with national visa and currently in process of applying for an EU Blue card. Unfortunately I got an appointment only in December 1st week of 2018 and my national ...
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Niederlassung Renew

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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How to update EU Blue Card to Permament Residency In Germany

I am about to complete my 33 months with my EU Blue-Card in Germany. I will be eligible for Permament Residency. Where should I apply to update it? Should I have an appointment from Einwohnermeldeamt?...
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Changing employment and country with Finnish Blue Card

I am holding EU Blue card from Finland for more than 18 months. I got a job offer from Germany and I satisfy the requirements of Blue Card from Germany. As a specific condition my future company wants ...
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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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I am an EU citizen living and working in Germany - can I join a German work union?

As per the title: I am Italian but moved to Germany 5 years ago. I work full time for a German company and I registered with AIRE (this is a legal listing of Italian citizens living abroad: you ...
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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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How long can I stay in Germany after quitting my Blue Card job?

I am from a non-EU country and hold a German "Blue Card EU" which is tied to a job I had in Germany. I worked there for 1 year but stopped working there last week. I am now in the process of applying ...
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Does my having a pending criminal charge (small parking damage - classified as hit and run) affect my wife's family reunion visa?

I have received a letter from police saying i scratched a car's door while opening my door in parking and left the scene and according to german law its a criminal offense. Since no injury was ...
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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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English speaking doctors in Saarbrücken

I've been living in Saarbrücken for over a year and I am yet to find a good English speaking doctor. I have looked at many online links with them all leading me in circles or suggesting doctors who I ...
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Germany Residence Permit away for many days

I have a residence permit of Germany. I want to work in another country but maintain my residence in Germany. Is it possible that I visit Germany twice a year to maintain my permit? Visiting Germany ...
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German job seeker with 4years of experience [closed]

I have a masters degree from a German university in mechatronics plus 4 years of similar field experience. I am planning on going back to Germany but I am a bit skeptical if my job seeker visa will be ...