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

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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 competed ...
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German Blue Card De-registration and move to Netherlands

I am from India, working in Germany for 1 year and have German Blue card. Now I get a job in the Netherlands. If I deregister my German Blue card, can I travel with it to the Netherlands or Do I ...
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Visa Change in Germany

If a person visiting Germany from Pakistan marries a Dutch Girl in Germany, can he change the visa without leaving or will he have to leave? Secondly what will be the process for Applying for a ...
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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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Side-job taxation in Germany for PhD students

Can a European (non-German) PhD student/research assistant at a German university (who gets paid according to 75% of the TV-L 13 wage) perform side jobs for international clients (for example, through ...
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Blue card employer change

I have a blue card issued on (13-09-2018) and valid till (12-09-2022) with residence permit in Berlin.Employer name is not mentioned in the Blue-card and Zutsanblat I'm discharged off my duties from ...
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What are steps for getting ZAV certificat?

I'm Amit Kumar Ghosh from Bangladesh. I'm studying Automobile Engineering in India. Right now I'm in 4th year. I got internship offer from one company in Germany. I heard about ZVA certificate. ...
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How to answer the question “Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?”

Please suggest regarding national visa application field no. "26. Have you been expelled or deported from Germany, had an application for a residence permit rejected, or been refused entry into the ...
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Am I eligible for a Bluecard if both university and degree are H+, but not directly related?

I can find in the Anabin database both university and the degree listed as H+. The fact is that the Anabin database doesn't connect one with the other. This article from Germany's Federal Government ...
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Confusion over “Beschäftigung” and “selbständige Tätigkeit” for Blue Card holders

In the Zusatzblatt of my Blue Card, it is written: Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit Ausnahme der Tätigkeit als Software Engineer bei ABC GmbH, Ort Selbstständige Tätigkeit gestattet Nach ...
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Do I need to transfer my blue card sticker to a new passport when mine expires?

I saw on the German blue card appointment site, there's an appointment for transferring to a new passport, but I already have a the physical id card that expires next year. Do I still need to ...
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Diploma equivalence and blue card

i got bachelor in computer engineering in University of Pristina. Iam trying to equivalent my diploma degree in Germany. Do you know if i can take blue card for Germany after i get an equivalence ...
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Changing Job Before applying for work permit application in Germany

I am studying in Germany and it is done. Now I have found a job and I have signed the contract and applying for Bluecard. I have sent my contract to the authority, and they have asked for further ...
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Germany Work Permit and German Master Degree Question

I had a BBA degree and one year experience working as the data analytics back in my home country, however, recently I just attend the MBA degree in Germany. I will look for Data(IT oritend) job ...
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German job seeker with 4years of experience

I have a masters degree from a German university in mechatronics plus 4 years of similar field experience. I am planning on going back to Germany but I am a bit skeptical if my job seeker visa will be ...
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Germany: What to do if my visa appointment cancelled?

The German embassy in Cairo cancelled my visa interview when I sent an email asking for an earlier appointment, No reason provided and they don't respond to my emails anymore, what can I do? I don't ...
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Is FEA (ZAV) Pre approval mandatory for a software development job in Germany

I have a job offer from a small software startup from Kassel, Germany. I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience and have a relevant Degree in Computer Science Engineering. My Visa ...
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Does me having a pending criminal charge (small parking damage - classified as hit and run) affect my wife's family reunion visa?

I have received a letter from police saying i scratched a car's door while opening my door in parking and left the scene and according to german law its a criminal offense. Since no injury was ...
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Credit card when new in Germany

I've lived in Germany for 5 months and I am employed full time with an above average salary. I've applied for a regular credit card (via Consors Finanz) but I was automatically denied¹, which does ...
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Drug testing in Germany - Blue card

I come from a country where a certain drug is legal and recreationally used. I will be traveling to Germany in the following weeks on National visa to start a new job there. Afterwards, I will then be ...
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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway(Oslo)

Which is better option for a married person (NON-EU resident) seeking good in hand savings(after tax), residence benefits, healthcare and balanced and quality life ? a) salary of EUR 69,000/- year in ...
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How to update EU Blue Card to Permament Residency In Germany

I am about to complete my 33 months with my EU Blue-Card in Germany. I will be eligible for Permament Residency. Where should I apply to update it? Should I have an appointment from Einwohnermeldeamt?...
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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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Germany work permit visa denial

My long term work permit visa got rejected stating that: You do not fulfill the requirement to work as "Leiharbeitnehmer" as intended according to section 2 No.3 of your work contract. Hence, visa ...
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Moving to Germany and long term rent in Germany — bureaucratic steps

I'm an EU citizen and I'm soon going to move to Erlangen in Germany. Where can I find a guide detailing the bureaucratic steps required to lawfully move there and rent a (shared) appartment?
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ZAB degree assessment initial review for blue card

I received a job offer for a Software Developer position in Germany. I was asked by the German Embassy to get a ZAB assessment of my bachelor's degree in order for them to grant me a work visa. After ...
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German work council agreement

I have a German Master degree and applied for a PhD position in one of the German companies. They confirmed me about my recruitment (my Salary TVL E13 100%, workplace, starting date) after a week ...
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I'm applying for Schengen Visa, while working remotely. Is it Legal?

I work remotely from India for a UK based company and have been staying in India. I am planning to go as soon as possible now because I want to keep travelling (only this time outside India) while ...
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work from Prague while being employed in German company and German blue card

I am working in a German company and have the blue card here (less than one year). There is an on-site project in Prague for at least 6 months which I am interested in. So my question is: Can I ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card in a high salary shortage occupation?

In Berlin, Germany, the Blue Card requirements says the following: When engaging in employment with an annual gross income of at least EUR 52,000 (or gross income of EUR 4,333 monthly) or, ...
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German Employment/Work Visa application submission in Germany and other countries

I am an Indian Citizen and received a job offer from a German Employer (In Munich) to start working as a Software Engineer. They have offered me a permanent job in Germany and shared a signed job ...
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Conversion of work permit into blue card

I am a software engineer with 9 years of experience in India and a Bachelor's degree recognized in Germany in the same domain moving to Germany for 1 year, for an "on site" role. My employer ...
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Taxes declaration Germany - How To

You (European Citizen) found a job in Germany, so you moved there (for example, in 2018), worked there for a while and now (2019) it is time to do the taxis declaration (Steuererklärung) for the ...
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How can an American moving to Germany get necessary work and residency permits? Already have job

TL;DR - In what order, and how, can an American moving to Germany get the necessary work and residency permits to (a) ship in his belongings via a moving company and (b) legally begin working? I ...
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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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Working holiday visa restrictions

does anyone know, or could point me in the right direction, about the restrictions of working on a Work holiday visa in germany, regarding: hours salary contract I'm currently on a WHV, got a job ...
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Extending Working holiday visa to Work visa

I'm currently in Germany on a working holiday visa, and have received a job offer, for which I need a work visa/blue card. Since it's impossible to get an appointment at the Auslandebehorde any time ...
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How to prepare for German visa/work permit embassy interview

I'm a non-EU citizen, and I have a job contract to work as a software engineer for a German company in Berlin. I've already prepared all the legal documents. However, I'm really concerned about the ...
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German Work Visa with 2 years bachelor's degree

I have signed a full time contract with a Berlin based Software company as a software developer. I have a 2 years BA degree sometimes also referred to as Associate Degree. There are 2 questions I'm ...
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Reimburse of Social Taxes like Insurance , Pensions in Germany

I am a software engineer and If I worked for 5 years in Germany and have to move to my home country back , then can i get back the Social taxes (like pension, health insurance etc) which was deducted ...
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Freelancing in Europe [closed]

I just got a freelancing job in the Netherlands for 6 months and I really want to know what should I do to make sure I pay taxes and do this employment legally. I currently live in Germany as a ...
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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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Dutch citizen living in Germany. Do I have a verblijfsvergunning / residence permit?

The passport/ID-card application form for Dutch citizens living abroad asks if I have a residence permit in the country where I live. I'm a Dutch citizen living in Germany, exercising my European ...
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Updating address in Blue Card - Germany

I am a Blue card holder. Existing address is printed on my blue card. I am planning to shift to a new apartment. What are the procedures to change the address? Should take appointment from ...
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Schengen visa extension more than 90 days

My spouse works in Germany with work permit and as a resident permit . due to the duration of his work permit I didn't get my dependent visa . if I apply for visitors visa for 90 days is it possible ...
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Do I need ANABIN certificate to apply for work visa to Germany?

I have got a job offer in Germany and I need to apply for a work visa/EU blue card. I have 4.5 years of experience in software development. I have completed my engineering from a well recognized ...
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Changing jobs after 6 months as a Blue Card holder

I have been working in Germany for 6 months as a software developer with my blue card. The company's name is not written on the card, but it is written on an extra paper that came with the card. I ...
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Germany Blue Card change job/employer

So it has been almost 6 months in Germany with my first job here on the Blue Card. Now I accepted another better offer which wants me to start on Apr 1. So I'm currently in my 2 week notice period ...
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Employers right in Germany

I am in a critical situation. I was working for an employer since last 11 months and then I left them to start with a new employer. My previous employer had issued me a blue card and on a green paper (...
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German Bank Account: Deutsche vs CommerzBank

I'll be arriving shortly in Germany for Work and my company has asked me to tell them my preferred bank to arrange an appointment. I'm looking at various options and Commerz Bank seems to quite good ...