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

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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

Can one apply for student visa in Germany from Netherlands even though I have an MVV (temporary residence permit) visa (1 year) for Netherlands and am a non-EU citizen? I am a resident of India. If ...
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Applying for MVV Visa for Germany from Netherlands? [duplicate]

Can one apply for an MVV Visa (study) for Germany in Netherlands even though I have an MVV Visa (study) for Netherlands and am not a citizen of Netherlands? I am a resident of India. If yes, how is ...
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Register flat before moving to it

I signed a sublease contract for the next month but I need to know if it's possible to have a new “Anmeldungbescheinigung” (Registering certificate) before moving to it in order to send document to my ...
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Can we apply for dependent visa based on German Job seeker visa?

I want to apply for German job seeker visa. Is it possible to apply Dependent visa for my family? If yes then can I apply these both simultaneously or it requires a gap? Can anyone throw some light on ...
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Germany: how to upgrade A1 licence issued elsewhere to full A after moving to Germany?

I have an A1 category licence issued in Poland in 2005, am 26 and moving to Germany for a year shortly. How do I upgrade my licence to full A once I am German resident (I assume temporary residence is ...
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I have a “D-type” German student visa. Is it possible to study in Finland and get the residence permit for Finland?

Being an international (Pakistani) Postgraduate student, I have just received my German study visa “Type D” (for 90days). I will be coming to Germany in start of August. Then I applied for another ...
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Short-term internship in UK: Where to be health-insured?

I'm a European (German) citizen who wants to do a short-term (10 weeks) internship in the UK. The main question remains where I need to be health-insured and where I need to pay for it. UK: It would ...
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GEZ / ARD ZDF Germany Radio - can I ask not to pay for it?

I am living in Rostock since June 2014. I am an Italian citizen working here as a consultant (but paid by an Italian company and paying taxes in Italy). I am living in a (rented) furnished apartment, ...
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Obtaining an EU Blue Card with No Degree (Opening a current US Company)

From reading online it looks like i need the following: Usually the employee must have a university degree or comparable qualification. For some positions there are special requirements. I don't ...
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Is German mandatory for Job seeking in Germany?

As being part of IT industry, I am currently working as Senior Software Engineer in India. I learnt that, Germany is the biggest IT market in Europe. I am not a German language speaker. I have a ...
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Hostility in Germany [closed]

I am an open-minded Indian student and I will be going to Germany to join the University of Bonn for my masters in Computer Science. I have a few queries that are plaguing me right now. Here they are: ...
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German Spousal Residency

I'm married to a German national. After living together in Germany for about 1.5 years he had to move to Hong Kong for his work. I was given resident permit each for one year. On my third year when we ...
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Education factor to immigrate to Germany - Don't have a Degree

I don't have a degree. May I apply for a Competency-based Degree in USA, would this be a good degree for immigration to Germany? This is a Bachelor's, but acquired online. Please check the program ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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Moving from UK to Germany - Open pension account to later buy house [closed]

Hope the question isn't too convoluted, but here goes: We are moving to Germany, permanently, into full time employed roles - from the UK where we currently have our own business. To reduce my ...
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Can one have their German Residence Permit Renewal Interview in their home country?

I have my German residence permit renewal interview soon. But since I am sick in my home country, can I reschedule it to be here? Is it possible?
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Can a German visa be denied due to abdominal tuberculosis, even though it is not contagious?

Can the German Authorities refuse to renew a Student Visa due to Abdominal Tuberculosis? How should one go about the whole process in case of this Illness!
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Unpaid internship visa in Germany for non-EU citizen

I have an internship offer from a tiny software company in Germany. I am from Turkey, so it's not in the EU. I am a university student. The internship is unpaid, and for 6 months. I am not eligible ...
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What is this arrangement called, and what kind of contract is used?

I am going to travel to Germany. I have heard that students there can find listings in the newspaper requesting a home mate. In this arrangement, the new person doesn't pay rent, in return for doing ...
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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

I'm an American working in Finland. This Fall, I'll be in Germany from Sept.–Jan. for work. Since it's longer than 3 months, I know that I need to register my local address. Do I also need to do ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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Deregistered from Germany and Returned

I used to study in Germany and currently graduated. According to law I have the right to work/reside for 18 months afterwards in Germany. When I was leaving the country I deregistered (Abmeldung) ...
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Applying for a work visa in Germany during a stay with Schengen visa

I have visited Austria for an interview and I received a Schengen visa for it. Now I am in Germany and I have a proposed contract for the next few months before I start my PhD (next year) to work here ...
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Non-EU citizen moving to Germany to live with German girlfriend

I am Brazilian and my girlfriend is German. Some weeks ago she had to go back and we thought about the possibility of me going to Germany so we could live together. For that, our initial plan was me ...
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Can my employer change the conditions of our verbal contract or cancel it even though we both agreed on starting day, salary and all conditions? [closed]

I applied for a managerial position, to which the job posting had been displayed online officially by the hotel company. I interviewed with the GM of the hotel and was offered a job right away, we ...
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Do I need any German work or residence permits for a German company to hire me to work in France? [closed]

I am a citizen and resident of India. I work as an independent software consultant. One of my customers is a company based in Germany. This German company has a client in Paris, France. The German ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

My partner is a German citizen working in Germany. She will quit her job and come to join me in France soon, initially for a period of a few months (but she may stay longer depending on how things ...
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Am I (software developer) a freelancer or self-employed in Germany?

I'm busy filling out forms to get insurance and they require that I specify into which category I would fall into. The options are: Selbstständige (Self employed) Freiberufler (Freelancer) How ...
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Parental leave in Germany for expats

I'm from India and have been living in Germany with a work permit for the last 4 years. My wife is not working, but stays with me. We are expecting a baby in a few months. Due to some circumstances, ...
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'Localized' services when leaving Germany?

Are there any regulations that protect the consumer in case of leaving Germany, when the services that he have purchased can't be served outside Germany? For example, if an emigrant has an Internet ...
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When should an expat or ex-expat fill tax declaration in Germany?

From what I've learned from locals, filling tax declaration in Germany is fully optional, until you have your company. Most people are doing this, because they get a tax return. But the only ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany as a fresh settler?

When I've arrived to Germany, the first thing I've need to do was to search for an appartment. What striked me, was hard for me to comprehend 'excentrity' of the landlords who required job contract (...
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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

I got married in Sweden (Civil Marriage) and I registered my marriage in Sweden. My wife is Swedish but she is working in Frankfurt. Since she is a EU citizen she has registered herself legally in ...
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How do you get a German car registered in Belgium?

A friend of mine is moving to Belgium from Germany. Since buying a second hand car in Germany is less expensive then in Belgium, he is considering to buy a car there, then move and then register the ...
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Germany: Extending residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) after becoming self-employed

I have lived in Germany with job specific Aufenthaltstitel for more than 3 years. I have worked in two companies in this time, and when I got hired for the second job I went to Ausländerbehörde and ...
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What are the requirements of naturalisation in Germany?

I am living in Germany and I want to know what are the requirements to get a German citizenship?
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Moving to germany to stay with my girlfriend

I have a girlfriend in Germany and she is pregnant with my child and she has one year Germany resident and she is not working yet, and the job center is paying her, and I'm from Italy and have Italian ...
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German courses in Rostock

I have recently (six months ago) moved to Rostock and I am working full time as a consultant of a German company. My contract has been reconfirmed for another full year, with good chances to keep ...
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Moving to Germany with my EU girlfriend

I am non EU citizen. I have a tourist visa for 3 months. I am now in Germany. My girlfriend is Swedish and we were living together for 1 year in UAE. She got an offer in Germany and she is moving to ...
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Can I look for work in Germany as a visitor?

Is it possible to apply for jobs if I come to Germany as a visitor ? The details: I'm a Canadian citizen and I work in tech (which I've been told is a less regulated field to get into). I'm aware of ...
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Contract work for US company based in Germany

I want to work as a contractor for a US based company and I'm legal resident of Germany with the right for self-employment “selbständige tätigkeit gestattet”. The german rules seem to say that if ...
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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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Can a UK resident (not citizen) work in Germany without a German visa?

I am a Singapore citizen currently living and working in the UK under a UK spouse visa but my wife's company plans to relocate her to Germany. Would I have to apply for a German visa to be able to ...
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Options to get parents over age 55 health insurance coverage in Germany

I'm a German national. My mother is German, too but my father is a non-EU national. Both of my parents are older than 55. I'm now thinking of moving to Germany, and some websites claim if I join ...
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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

I am a Spanish citizen working for a Dutch company and I am registered as a resident in Netherlands, where I rent an apartment and pay taxes. Because of my work, I have traveled a lot around the world,...
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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

Both me and my fiancée are EU citizens (born in Italy, currently living there). So, we have the right to enter/exit Germany without a visa for short periods. Now, I have the opportunity to relocate ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I'm looking to apply for a YMA and hopefully work in my field in Germany. I have a Canadian Bachelor's in Software Engineering and I'm trying to find out what the specifics are for that field in ...
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Requirements of an EU but non - German citizen to move and work with EU citizen to Germany?

What would the requirements be to be able to take a non-EU spouse to Germany by a UK Citizen? Moving from a non-EU country into Germany? Does the non-EU need a visa, or can they work upon arrival with ...
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Do I need a resident permit to study in Germany as an EU Citizen?

I am an EU citizen (Italian if that matters) planning to move to Germany to study at a university, that is for one year long period. Do I need to apply for a residence permit or some related document?...
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Requirements to move with US (Non-EU) spouse over to Germany as an EU citizen?

I'm a UK Citizen living in the USA. What would the requirements be to move with my US Citizen spouse to Germany? And is it possible or would I have to move over first then move there.