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

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How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder?

How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder(or a Niederlassungserlaubnis holder). I am an Indian citizen living in Italy on ...
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Marriage after EU Blue Card

I am and my husband is non-EU citizen. I work in Germany with the EU Blue Card as an IT Specialist since April 2019 and then 7 months later I got married (It means; first I started to work with Blue ...
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How can I get out of Iran? [duplicate]

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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How can I immigrate to Germany or Canada from Iran?

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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Freelancing in Germany: Where to Start

I have recently decided to embark in some freelancing in Germany (I am a EU citizen) as I have gotten to a point in my career where I think I can take the "risk" and I have built enough knowledge in ...
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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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Can Blue card holders in Germany invest in stocks?

I have a blue card. Based on the document I can not have another job and I can't do my own business for two years. But I would like to know is it possible to invest in stock with Blue card? This is ...
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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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What's the process to change student Visa to work permit upon graduation in Germany?

I am an MBA student in Germany. My Master's thesis defense is scheduled on 22-Jan and this marks the end of my Master's degree. I have a permanent job offer, exceeding Blue Card threshold, in Berlin ...
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Blue Card Germany

I have a Blue Card in Germany. I am working now but i just wanted to know, if for some reason company does not want me after 6 months. Does anybody knows what will happen ?! In my contract says that i ...
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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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Can a Spanish citizen live in Denmark and work remotely for a German company?

For context, I am a Spanish citizen currently studying in a university in Denmark (I am doing the full degree there. It is not an Erasmus or any other exchange program.), as part of this studies I am ...
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May a non-EU citizen work in Luxembourg and be a German resident?

I am non-EU citizen working in Luxembourg with a valid Luxembourg work permit, but I would like to move to the German boarder (Trier) and commute every day to go to work. My question is: is it ...
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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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Is it possible to change from a Student Visa to a Work Visa in Germany?

I am from Brazil and I am currently enrolled in a German University, possessing a Residence Permit for the purpose of Studying valid until 2023. I was recently offered a full-time job in the IT ...
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Relocate to Germany. Anabin. Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

The question is about the relocation to Germany from Ukraine. I've got a contract from the German company with enough salary to get a Blue Card. I collected all the necessary documents. The problem ...
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German Work Visa Questions

I have an interview at the German Embassy for a work visa, next month. While I was going through list of questions that the officer asks during the interview. I found that some officers also asked ...
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Is it legal for a German citizen not to deregister (abmelden) when living abroad?

If a German citizen lives abroad, would it be illegal for him to keep his German registration (Anmeldung) with local authorities? Some of my friends have never deregistered from their parents' house ...
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Required visa type for Interview: Germany

Currently, I am being interviewed by a German firm and they want me to be in Germany for the remaining rounds, for three days. Since there is no formal interview visa category so which is the best ...
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How long does the German naturalization process take?

I hear cases like Greece and Italy, that it takes even years for the passport to get issued, after one applies for it. Assuming one has fulfilled all the requirements to obtain a German citizenship, ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis and Freelancing in DE

I have a Niederlassungserlaubnis and currently working full time. I am planning to change to freelancing (for relaxed working hours). Do I have to inform the Finanzamt immediately? Or can I ...
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Where to get a Work Contract from a German Company Apostilled?

I need to get a Visa for a German worker in Brazil. He is contracted by a German company and is in Brazil for training purpose. We are requesting an RN19 Visa. "RN19/2017 - to undertake professional ...
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Germany Residence Permit and work/freelance in a different country

I have a permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) of Germany. I want to work/freelance in another country (India) but maintain my residence in Germany. Is it possible that I visit Germany ...
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German §4 BeschV visa (specialist visa) language requirements for applicant and spouse

I have a simple question in regards to German long-term work visa §4 BeschV ('specialist') that I might be applying for. In the visa application I am encouraged to also apply for my spouse at the same ...
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School system in Germany?

I was wondering if anyone can explain me the school system in Germany. I very recently got my daughter enrolled at a local school and got then got her health check up done at the public health ...
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Keeping health insurance between jobs in Germany

I am relocating from Germany to the Netherlands, and also switching jobs. Between the end of my current contract and the start of my new one, there is a 1 month gap (January), where I would be ...
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Did application for Irish citizenship (before 2007) via foreign birth registration cause loss of German citizenship?

German citizenship was generally lost (in the absence of a permit to retain it or the 2007 changes in the law) when a foreign nationality was applied for and received. Specifically, naturalization in ...
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Interests on “caution deposit” for rental in Germany

Does the tenant of a flat have any rights on the interests matured on the "caution deposit" or do they belong to the landlord? If yes, according to what percentage should the interests be calculated?
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Since when has Germany allowed naturalization in other EU countries without loss of German citizenship?

Germany now allows its citizens to acquire the citizenship of other EU countries without losing their German citizenship. For how long has this been the case?
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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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Compulsory professional malpractice insurance (for tax consultants) in Germany

In Germany, does a "compulsory malpractice insurance" exists for tax advisors to protect their clients from financial ramifications in case of mistakes? In many European countries such compulsory ...
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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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Authomatic yearly increases in rent in Germany

Is there any law that regulates authomatic increases in rent in Germany? For example, on a rent contract where a certain monthly ammount is established, are there any authomatic yearly increases by ...
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Policy for freelance work in Germany for people with another main employment

What is the policy about freelance work done in Germany (for possibly international clients through a global online platform) by people with another main job? Is it allowed? What are the steps ...
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Taxiation in Germany (for expats from Italy)

I'm about to move from Italy to Germany for a job and I have a few questions regarding taxation and old-age pension. In which country will my income be taxed? In which country should I pay the ...
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How to Stay in Germany

I am Ghanaian; I have a South Africa resident permit and am married to a South African with two children. My wife and I came to Europe for holidays with a visitors visa and we visited my sister who ...
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Fee for statement of comparability

I applied for statement of comparability to Zab and they asked me to pay the fee like 200€. I want to ask that how can i pay it? Like which bank. Ive gone to UBL and they said that they dont know any ...
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Applying for determination of German citizenship in Germany?

Applying for determination of German citizenship (Feststellung der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit) by ancestry is normally done, by individuals not living in Germany, through their local consulate, who ...
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Work Permit Remarks Blue Card

I got my work Visa today for period of 6 months and it has the remarks which I am confused about. Tätigkeit für <company name> GEM_ §2(1) NR.2 BeschV Aufenthaltsdauer entspricht gultigkeit Can ...
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Do I need the base plus the travel health insurance?

I am currently based in Germany, and I will be moving to the Netherlands. In January I won't be employed, as my current position ends by the end of the year, and my new position starts in February. ...
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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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Switching job on EU blue card in Germany

I worked as Software Developer on EU Blue Card in Germany for 8 months. On green paper my company name was written as well. I wanted to switch job and Rathaus allowed me to switch and gave me new ...
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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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New immigrant in Germany, SCHUFA score is 328. Why so low?

For my apartment search I need a SCHUFA query (Auskunft), and I also need a good one. However, I was pretty surprised as it says my score is 328 out of 600, which is pretty low and a "high risk of ...
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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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What are the things I should do after getting into Germany?

I recently got the type D Visa for the employment purpose. Now I'm confused. What are the things I shall be doing after entering Germany. When I checked my visa I could see the above lines being ...
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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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Does the 21 months of period is calculated from the start of the Blue card application date or issued date for Niederlassungserlaubnis?

After completion of my masters in Germany, I got a job in June 2018. I applied for a blue card but it took six months for ABH to issue it, so the date on the blue card is from December 2018. But, for ...
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VBLklassik vs VBLextra

I am a national of one of the EU countries (not Germany), currently working at one of the German universities. As such, part of my salary goes to VBL, which is (if I understand correctly) an ...
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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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