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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 being employed at the time of ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, do I need the internship visa if I am already living in another EU country with a residence permit?

I am a student from outside the European Union currently starting my Master's in Tallinn, Estonia. I have lived here for 3 years already as I completed my bachelor's, naturally, I have a residence ...
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Job Opportunities After Masters [closed]

Can non EU students study masters in Switzerland and search for jobs in Germany after completing the studies? Is it possible to relocate?
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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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Blue Card vs Work Permit for IT Specialists

I see here lots of questions regarding the Blue Card for Europe and Germany. I have been researching a lot about the blue card and work permit for the purpose of employment in Germany and so far, I ...
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With Bachelor of Engineering Degree from India, Can I apply for Blue Card Visa in Germany?

I have been recently offered a job in Berlin and am looking for starting my Visa process. I have Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from India(VTU University). I am not sure what ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

A few days ago, my boyfriend, who is a German citizen, and I were married in Denmark. Ours is a same-sex union, and we don't know what awaits us in Germany. I am a Yemeni citizen (a third-world ...
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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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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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German family reunion Visa

My name is shade. Am 18 years, I applied for family reunion visa and my documents have been verified. They listed some documents for my dad to bring but the house he's living is full. Can he use ...
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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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Eligible for German work visa with “conditionally comparable” degree?

I have been offered the role of “Software developer” but my degree currently is a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology, Journalism and English). As far as the officials told me, I will only need a ...
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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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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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Extend staying in another EU country more than 6 months for internship with Germany student residence permit

I hold a Germany student residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel- I’m a Non-EU citizen) and if I leave Germany more than 6 months my visa will be invalid. My situation is that I am in Hungary for my ...
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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 permit update in Berlin

I came to Berlin from India on May 2019 to work as a software engineer in a startup in Berlin. I received my Blue Card on 30-Sep-2019 and it is valid for 4 years. I also received separate work permit ...
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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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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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Move from MittelSchule to Realschule

What are the steps to move from MittelSchule to RealSchule in Bavaria? For a student in class 7th, what are the chances to go to Realschule.
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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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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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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 completed ...
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I have an EU residence permit for one country does applying for another country cancel my current one out?

I am a non-eu citizen on a spouse temporary visa for Germany. I have been admitted into a Masters course in Italy and need to apply for my visa to start the semester online in September. I won't be ...
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Should I submit my CV while applying for a German student visa?

During German student visa application, if I provide my CV along with my application, would it increase my chances of getting my visa, or decrease the visa processing time?
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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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Health insurance - working in Japan, dependents live in Germany

I'm a dual citizen; USA & Dutch. I've worked in Luxembourg for the past 5 years. I was a cross-border commuter, living with my family in Germany (wife + 3 kids). I've recently accepted a job ...
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What is the process to get EU blue card once I am in Germany on Employment Visa?

Background : I have German national Visa (Employment) approved for 3 months. I had submitted few additional documents required for Blue card applicants during Visa application at German Consulate, ...
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If I applied a German student visa from the U.K., can another embassy issue the visa when it is granted?

I am a Turkish national, and I am applying for a long-term (D-type) German student visa from U.K. However, I will not be in the U.K. by the time the visa is (hopefully) granted. So, in such a case, ...
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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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Bring African girlfriend and her kid to Germany

I am Italian and I live and work n Germany. She lives in Cameroon and has a 4 years old kid. We know each other since a long time and now (well, after the corona issue) we want to live together in ...
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Bluecard vs Long-Term Visa

I currently work in the IT field (as an Security Analyst) and I am in the works of moving to Germany. I've got a job offer from my employer but unsure whether I qualify for an EU Bluecard. All the ...
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Question about Permanent residence permit in Germany “niederlassungserlaubnis”

I have just received the "niederlassungserlaubnis". But with very strange conditions. I have passed 3 years working with blue card in Germany with A2 language certificate. The problem is I have ...
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Can I apply for a student visa without my Bachelor's degree certificate?

I am in my last semester of my Bachelor's degree, and I have been accepted & (conditionally) registered to a German university for my Master's degree. Due to the pandemic, my graduating is ...
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Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany permit permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens?

Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany facilitate permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens? If I get citizenship in either of the countries, can I bring my parents permanently to that country?...
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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 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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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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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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