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

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Applying for german residence permit after entering

I'm Ukrainian and I hold valid polish residence permit. However, I got accepted for the graduate study program in Germany, which lasts more than 6 months. Am I allowed to enter Germany using polish ...
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Non-eu with contract in CZ but living/working in DE

I have this situation that I would appreciate some guidance/help with. I (non-EU) have been offered a job for working with a Czech company. The problem is that I won’t be living in the Czech Republic,...
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About National D visa withdraw

I got national D visa for study in Gemany but now i want to go france for study where i have already got admission. Please help me out with this. Is it possible to withdraw and then apply to france.is ...
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Can I exchange a UK for a DE license when my UK license is not yet about to expire?

I have a UK driving license that is valid until 2027. The license indicates that I originally passed my test in The Netherlands. Normally, EU licenses are not exchanged before they expire (source). ...
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Schengen visa for Au pairs

I from Kazakhstan and I worked as an Au pair in France for 1 year in 2015-16 then I came back home and tried to get at the university in France but financially it wasn’t possible and I decided to come ...
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Can I go to Netherlands for thesis(6 months) on student visa which I got in Germany?

I am a non-Eu Master student in Germany. For this, I got a student visa (Schengen -type D). I have got an offer from a university in the Netherlands for the thesis. My question is on this visa can I ...
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Can I use my UK credit record in Germany?

When I arrived from Canada in the UK, my letting agent tasked a referencing company to track my Canadian credit record. I will soon move from the UK to Germany. In Germany, the domestic referencing ...
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German tax for couples : choosing appropriate tax class

I have question on taxation and choosing tax classes. It is already complicated enough and now figure out tax classes for couples seem crazy. Is there a proper tool to check for appropriate tax ...
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Is there a cap for the number of Verpflichtungserklärung one can request for friends and family members?

As per §§ 66 - 68 German Residence Act, a German resident got the option to provide his/her third-country friends and family members with a formal obligation document (Verpflichtungserklärung) to ...
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Live in Germany, work in Switzerland as non-EU/EEA national

I want to live in Germany with my wife (same nationality as me), but work in Switzerland (and stay in a flat in Zürich) during the week. I know I will need a Grenzgänger (cross border commuter) ...
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Using International Driving license in Spain, while having residence Permit from Germany

I am a Student from Indonesia, and currently studying in Germany. On March I am going to travel to Spain, and planning to rent a car there. I have a valid International Driving License and Indonesian ...
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What EEA countries are lenient towards EEA citizens bringing their non-EEA parents?

I am a German citizen earning enough to support both myself and my non-EEA mother (who is dependent on my remote support). Unfortunately, the law makes it as good as impossible for me to bring her to ...
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Moving into The Netherlands with my non-EU partner

I am a Dutch/German and Brazilian citizen currently living in Brazil (been living here for 4 years now). Next year I will need to move back to The Netherlands, however, me and my Brazilian girlfriend ...
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Working on a remote job / German work permit/bluecard

I currently live in Germany, been living here for almost a year and got my bluecard some months ago. Recently I've been thinking about getting a remote job to be able to spend more time in my home ...
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Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria from Germany while holding a Type D visa in Germany?

I am in Germany and hold a Type D visa here. Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria while I am here in Germany on this Type D visa?
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tax implications of selling US stock while living in the EU (Germany)

I've found this surprisingly difficult to get a good answer on, but what are the tax liabilities for selling US stocks or ETFs if you're a US citizen living abroad for the long term? I live in ...
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Change from a German dependent visa to blue card?

My partner is on dependent visa with me and recently secured a job in another city. I have two questions regarding this. Can she just move to another city (to Berlin from Niedersachen) for her job? ...
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Expat living in Germany, working abroad

I have very specific situation. I moved to Germany last year, I am EU citizen, I work internationally out of Europe for an American company and I stay most of the time abroad. I have private ...
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Does a speeding ticket or a false parking affect Niederlassungserlaubnis application?

Does a single speeding ticket (Drove 38 kmh in a 30 zone) and a parking fine affect NE application?
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Can a non-German become a police officer in Berlin?

I saw a previous question here about how it's possible for a non-citizen to become an officer in a few different German states, and Berlin mentions: "Nur Deutsche im Sinne des Artikel 116 des ...
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An Upcoming Situation

At the moment I have a German Blue Card after finishing my Msc in Germany, valid till the expiry date of my Passport (05.2021), the problem is that after the expiry of my passport I will not be able ...
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Does changing the residence permit, to Blue Card would help me for migration to Germany?

I got my MSc. Software engineering in Estonia. When i graduated, i received a new residence permit for 5 years (which is not a Blue Card). Generally, I received my residence permit because, I got a ...
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Do I need a recognized university degree to get a visa to work as developer in Germany?

I work as a developer in the Middle East (Lebanon). Lately, I got a job offer and a contract from a great company in Germany, but I found that my university degree is not recognized (actually its H+/-,...
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Is there a minimum duration requirement for employement contract when applying for a Blue Card through Germany?

Company managed to send the contract for 8 months instead of 1 year. I have appointment on Monday. There is a frequent mention of "at least 1 year employement contract" however these are from ...
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EU national living in the UK moving to Berlin with a new job

I am an EU national (Italian passport) who has been living and working in the UK since 2006 and I recently got a job offer that I intend to accept for a new role in Berlin (I have no German and will ...
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Change job with EU Blue Card in Germany

I started my Employment on February 2017, with EU Blue Card in Germany. I want to switch jobs without re-authorization from the German Authorities. Can I do it now? (As it's been more than 18 months.)...
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Do I get an EU Blue Card from Germany if my degree is not listed in ANABIN and my university is listed H+

I've just got a visa of type D for Germany to work for a big company in Berlin. The relocation company that assisting me told me that Kindly note that is has not been issued on the legal basis of a ...
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British national living in Germany for 28 years - what happens after Brexit? [duplicate]

I am a British national who worked for a company for 2 years in the UK before moving to Germany. After marrying and bringing up children, in 2009 I started my present job. I have had an unlimited "...
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Freelance Net “Salary” vs Permanent Employee Net Salary - a Tough Decision [closed]

I have been working in Germany on a salary of 86.000 EUR a year. As someone married and not having my wife working, I am having 4.400 EUR net per month. Now I have the opportunity to accept a ...
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A bank employee visited my flat in Germany [closed]

My landlord told me that someone working for the bank will come visit the flat and because I was busy I did not ask why. Then this bank employee came and took a picture of the flat ( and my furniture) ...
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Germany: What to do if work seeking visa expires?

I am from Asia and came to Germany with a job seeking visa. Until now I got a work permit for a 2 month trial time, which is over now. My employer offered me a new work contract for 1 year. I handed ...
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Eligible for German Blue Card. University is H+ on Anabin. However B.A.LL.B is not

B.A.LL.B is quite a popular degree in India, being issued since the 80s. Although my university is H+ the degree it issued is not. Do I need to write to ZAB? Any suggestions on a workaround?
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Does a Verpflichtungserklärung expire?

My uncle gave me a Verpflichtungserklärung (declaration of commitment) for my student visa application. It was issued to him on 7th July 2018 with validity starting from 1st September 2018. I didn't ...
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If Non EU citizen with Blue card become unemployed, can he get back to student status again?

If a Non-EU citizen with Blue card and pursuing master degree simultaneously. In case he becomes unemployed, can he get back to student status again in case Blue card is of 1year?
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Change from dependent visa to work permit

I am looking for some information. In my case my husband is onsite in Germany from his Indian company and I am on dependent visa. recently I got a job with unlimited work contract but my husband's ...
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EU Blue Card with changing employers within Germany

I've worked in Germany for 3 years with the same employer/title. I had an EU blue card for 15 months when I was first here then lost it when I renewed my permit (after an increase in income ...
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What is the minimum Passport validity when applying for Niederlassungsurlaubnis?

If all the criteria are met for the German PR, what is the minimum Passport validity should I have in my Passport when applying? I was told from someone it is at least 6 months but I have not found ...
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Will failure to deregister from Germany cause problems registering 11 years later?

I am a Dutch citizen and I was living in Germany for 6 months 2007–2008 for the purpose of studying. I'm quite sure that I registered as living there at the time, for I had a bank account and I voted ...
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Can I apply for “Deutsche Passersatzpapiere für Ausländer” if it is too complicated to renew my passport at my Embassy?

Is it possible to apply for a German passport substitution or a German travel document for foreigners as my embassy is making it more and more complicated to renew my passport and I will have to wait ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Non-EU citizen with EU Blue Card working outside EU but with address in Germany

I am in a weird situation here and need your advice. I am an EU Blue Card holder and I currently work for a company in Germany. I would like to go back to my home country but remain working remotely ...
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Can we get same sex fiance visa even if we only met once?

I have a boyfriend who is from germany but he is currently working in UK... We've been together for almost 6months and he wanted me to go with him in UK.. We wanted to get married in the future.. ...
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What other documents other than Passport are considered an ID when applying for renewing the residency in Germany?

Is Passport the only acceptable form of ID that I can use to renew my residency in Germany, or there other alternatives that can be presented as an ID? And what if I have to renew my residency but my ...
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Is “Wohnen auf Zeit” easier to organise from abroad than normal rental, or do landlords still insist on Schufa, work contract, and meeting the tenant?

Challenges renting a regular home from abroad There are some practical challenging facing new immigrants seeking accommodation in Germany. Some of those apply generally, some are more strongly or ...
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Do I normally need a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) to rent in Germany?

For either long-term renting or Wohnen auf Zeit (shorter term, furnished rentals) in Germany, is a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) normally required? For example, I looked through the ...
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Which countries in EU guarantee paid lunch break? [closed]

In Poland full time employees have a 15 minutes lunch break that counts as paid work time. Employee can start work at 8 am at leave at 4 pm. In Germany employees have to take a 30 minutes lunch break ...
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Is there a possibility to bring a widowed old parent to Germany if “hardship” is proven?

My mother is in Sri Lanka, and is widowed and old. She is financially and emotionally dependent on me. I am working in Germany on a 3 year blue card. If I prove my mother's hardship, is there a way to ...
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Are the parents of an EU Blue Card holder eligible for a family reunification visa?

What are the rules for that would allow the parents of a Blue Card holder to immigrate to Germany?
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How likely it is to get a job in programming in Germany for a non-EU without a degree? [closed]

I know the question might be a bit too specific, but I'm interested in knowing these details preferably from people who might already have had a successful experience. Basically: I don't have any ...
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Is there any possibility to obtain German Citizenship before 6 years without marriage?

I read many times that the minimum requirement for period lived in Germany is 8 years and can be dropped to 6 years (I am talking about non-married to German citizen). My question is, can this be by ...