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

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Renewal of expired blue card (more than 2 years overseas)

I am a PhD graduate from Germany. Later, I worked in Germany for a year. I have had a blue card since 2015, which can be used to work in any company in Germany until 2020. But I left Germany and went ...
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How to get an apostille for a German Master's degree for South Korea for a non-German national?

I did my Master's in Germany, now I want to start my Ph.D. from South Korea. The university in Korea demands that I submit my 'apostillized' master degree. This website provides the authorities ...
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Registration in Germany with an English marriage certificate

My wife joined me last week here in Germany with a family reunion visa. We have an appointment at the district office (Bezirksamt) this week so she can register. The marriage certificates we have are ...
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Parental leave in Germany, if wife is not working

I have been working in Germany for the past 3 years. My wife is not working but she has a residence permit in Germany and a Blue card just like me. We are expecting a baby in January 2019. We are ...
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What will be the fee for public insurance when unemployed? [closed]

I've got German permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis) and planning to take break from work for 2 - 3 months to travel and think on startup plans. In this case, how much do I need to pay for ...
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2-month paid internship visa for Germany

I am Tunisian, and reside in Tunisia. I do not hold any type of visa or work permit. I am spending a two-month internship in Germany as part of my Engineering curriculum. Do I need a ZAV document ...
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Requirements for German work visa

I had an interview in Germany 3 months ago and visited on a Schengen visa. To apply for a Schengen visa, I just needed the interview invitation letter with basic other documents, such as the ...
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German National Visa

The national employment visa has "§ 2 ABS 1 BESCHV (BLAUE KARTE EU) AUFENTHALTSDAUER ENTSPRICHT GULTIGKEIT" in the remarks. Can someone help understand what this means?
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Proof of income student visa extension Germany

I'm a international student (non-EEU) and a scholarship holder obtaining Master's Degree in Germany. I initially planned to finish my studies in 4 semesters but due to certain circumstances I need ...
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Requirement to have an address prior to applying for residency seems like a catch-22

I see this requirement in the Germany Residency Permit instructions, however the general situation seems common among multiple European countries: How to Apply for German Residence Permit? ...
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Employer-funded pension in Germany

My employment contract to Germany mentions about an employer-funded pension. What does it mean? How will it affect my gross salary?
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German residency: Unable to apply because file is still at old city and current residency is running out

I'm a non-European and I recently finished my master's degree in Germany and started a job. I needed to relocate to a different city for the job and I did. I currently have a Fiktionsbescheinigung ...
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National Visa Information

I have a type D visa, work permit for Germany after travelling from India. I got the visa via processing from the Indian employer. I am on deputation. Now if I find another local employer in Germany ...
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Minimum length of rental agreement for family reunification visa in Germany

It is hard to find a flat where I live. So I went to agencies that rent for a short duration (the quickest and the only option because I have a deadline to meet). I found a flat and the landlord ...
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German health Insurance for New Arrival

I'm moving to Germany this summer and may not have a job solidified beforehand. In that case I'd need to take out a private insurance policy to hold me over until I'm working and on a statutory plan. ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules

As I'm planning to move back to India, can you please clarify below the doubts I have about Social Security contributions withdrawal? Q1. I have been contributing to Social Security consistently ...
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German spouse visa - Flat belongs to a housing cooperative

I live in Hamburg. I have a blue card. My wife submitted an application to join me here in Germany. After a few weeks, I received a letter indicating that I need to submit some documents, including ...
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How can I retain German permanent residence if I need to leave the country?

I am a permanent resident of Germany with Indian citizenship. I have some problems in India and I have to go back to India. If I stay away longer than 6 months, my German status will be cancelled. ...
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Associate degree for EU Blue card in Germany

I have received a job offer in Germany, I from Brazil, but I live now in Czech Republic, I have a working Visa here. I would like to know if my diploma affects my application, since it is a 2 and ...
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How is the interview process for Niederlassungserlaubnis (settlement permit) in Germany?

If you are a Blue Card Holder and you have worked in Germany for 21 months, you can apply for permanent residency if you have a B1 level in the German Language. In my case, I have taken the courses ...
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German residency with remote employer?

I'm looking to move to Germany. I currently work for a remote U.S.-based employer with no meaningful connections to Germany. Is there a visa that works for me? I don't fit the freelancer category, but ...
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Do you and your family apply for a German visa simultaneously if you have a job offer that entitles you to a Blue Card?

I have a job offer from a German company, and I am currently preparing my papers to apply for a visa (Blue card). I am married and would like to know if both my spouse and I can apply at the same time ...
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Working in Germany as a non EU

My fiancé wants to work in Germany and he is a Lebanese passport holding citizen. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and has been working for the past 4 ...
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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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Opening a German bank account remotely from Romania

I have been informed by my new employer that I need to supply them with a valid German bank account. I am starting with them in one month, and have no apartment (in the search for which I also need a ...
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I got a job offer from Germany. What now?

I have been offered a job in Germany and I have received the employment contract as well. I am a software engineer and I have the complete transcript with a stamp which states degree completed. Would ...
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Germany: Permanent Resident - Spouse visa language requirement

I'm from India and I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (Unlimited settlement permit) in Germany this January. I'm getting married in June and my fiancée hasn't enrolled for any German classes so far and ...
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Standard format of resignation letter in Germany

I've an infinite contract with a company and now I wish to leave that company. Is there any standard format of resignation letter I should sign? The letter which I got from HR states as below, please ...
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Work permit for dependent in Germany [closed]

I have two questions: Whether my spouse can work in a dependent visa? If yes, what is the probability for her to get a job? Thank you
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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) in printing process, can I change job without worrying about visa being revoked?

My German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) is in printing process since officer said it takes 4 -5 weeks. Now I want to change my job, is there any chance my current employer can ...
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Moving to Spain from Germany with an EU blue card

I am an EU blue card holder living in Germany for about 4 years. Recently I got a job offer in Spain as Java Developer, which I intend to take. But the company and I are oblivious to the visa process. ...
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Time for changing jobs with Blue Card

I have a Blue Card valid for 4 years, starting 2017, ending 2020. No employer is written on card or Zusatzblatt. After 15 months of working for my first employer, I'm changing employment. If I change ...
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Health insurance questioning my finances again

I moved to Munich in November and after months of trying I eventually managed to get a state policy with Mobil Oil. I saw a doctor and was referred to hospital for an operation. Before I arrived home ...
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Minimum percentage employment to be eligible for German public health insurance (GKV)?

What is the minimum percentage (of full-time) employment required to be eligible for the mandatory German public health insurance? Is there any wage rate requirement for that employment? That is, if i ...
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What is the process for getting a ZAV Certificate on your own for Germany?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 4th year. I have been accepted for an internship in a German University. I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) at 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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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I change professions?

I have been working in the IT field for the last 4+ years and now I got a Niederlassungserlaubnis. Can I change jobs from IT to teaching field / consulting? Also, with a Blue Card I had to inform the ...
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Marriage with Schengen visa in Germany with German citizen

I would like to know if it's possible for my boyfriend to come to marry me in Germany with a Schengen visa. He holds an Azerbaijani passport. It would be very helpful because right now I am pregnant ...
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Church tax back payment when leaving

I've started working in Germany two years ago. During the anmeldung I declared that I don't belong to any religious organization. I am an atheist, but I was baptized in Poland. I thought that saying ...
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Bring girlfriend to Germany

I'm Mexican. I have a student visa for Germany. I'm allowed to work and I'm doing Studienkolleg now in order to enter university. I want to bring my girlfriend to Germany. She isn't an EU citizen ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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Can my wife enter Germany in order to apply for a family reunion visa?

In another post of mine, it was brought to my attention that my wife would have trouble entering Germany as a Canadian citizen in order to apply for a family reunion visa from within Germany. The ...
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After permanent residency in Germany, how long can I reside outside of Germany and retain it?

I am Indian, have a permanent visa in Germany (not a passport) after marriage with a Romanian citizen. I have my business here. Now I have some problem in India and I have to go back there. My ...
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Education and Experience are not in Syn for Germany Job seeker visa

I have a chemical Engineering degree and I am working in IT as a programmer Analyst since 7 years on H1B in USA (Indian National). Do I qualify for Germany Job Seeker Visa? Is there any chance for ...
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US citizen working for US company in Germany

I am a US citizen and have been offered a job by a company in the US. However, they want to give me a US contract and assign me to work at the parent company office space in Germany. So I will be ...
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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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What should I provide while applying for a working visa permit in Germany?

I will finish college this year, so I want to apply for the visa to travel immediately after finishing my final exams. I can also provide a document that states that my expected graduation date will ...
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Can I drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

I am an Indian national and since I was working in the UK as a resident, I obtained a UK driving license. After that I moved to India, which means that now I am no longer a UK resident. After 6 ...
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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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Job-seeker visa or work permit visa for a low-paying job [closed]

I already have a job in a German company, but the salary is lower than the blue card limits. I know that there is a work permit visa, which does not have salary limits. However, I am trying for ...