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Working for German company from outside EU region with German Blue card temporarily

I am currently working for a German company and have a Blue card. I would like to visit my family outside Europe so I will be travelling to my Home and planning to work from there for a couple of ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, it is posible to apply for Visa as a graduate in italy?

I am a non-EU masters student in Italy and I am a graduate from a University in Italy. I recently got an internship offer from a company in Germany. In the list of required documents, I know that I ...
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Shared flat and Germany family reunification visa for a third-country national?

As per section 3.1.1 of this document, the living space requirement for the German family reunification visa of a third-country national is 12 sqm per person: "Without prejudice to state provisions,...
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Current tech job market in Germany [closed]

I would like to know what is the situation in Germany regarding open positions in software development. Are companies hiring (more or less) as usual, or has there been a hiring freeze? I'm ...
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Transferring German permanent residence permit (Daueraufenthalt-EU) to new passport - documents / proof needed

I'm currently employed and living in Germany. I have a Daueraufenthalt-EU card, whose validity ("kartennutzung bis DDMM2024") is tied to my US passport which expires in 2024. Should I pursue ...
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Is it possible to change from Student Visa to Work Visa in Germany in order to work full time during studies? [duplicate]

I am from an European country outside the EU/EEA and I am staying in Germany on a Student Residency Permit as a Master student. I got an offer for a full-time position job in my field of study (...
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Is it possible to get EU blue card while on student visa even before starting the studies if I have a valid job offer in Germany?

I am Non EU IT/Software professional. I got admitted to Masters Program in A German University. I then applied to Consulate General in Mumbai for the student visa. I was planning to join university ...
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US citizen visiting EU spouse living in Germany (stay > 3 months)

I am a US citizen living in the US. My spouse, who is a French (so EU) citizen, is currently living and working in Heidelberg, Germany. I am currently visiting him in Germany, I plan to return to the ...
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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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Changing my visa (student to work permit) - Germany

I`ve finished a master degree here in Germany. I concluded my degree on october/20 but because the corona situation I received a certificate just on the the middle of January. Then, the company I ...
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Internship in Germany for recent US university graduate, visa?

I'm a US citizen who just received an offer for a paid internship that has potential to turn into a full-time position later on (for now, the internship duration will be 3 months). Though it is an ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card for year 2020?

I have a foreign university degree and a job offer with gross pay of €54000. Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval, or can I apply for the visa directly?
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Does the salary of a PhD student at a German university meet the financial requirement for a German Type D/National Visa?

This is a question for Nationals from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, United States of America who have successfully obtained their Student Visa/...
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Travel to other EU countries after resigning from my current Job while on Blue card Germany

I have been living and working in Germany since April 2018 on Blue Card and recently renewed it as the previous one was only valid for 33 months. My new blue card is valid until Jan 2025. I am ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity when living in Germany 2 days a week

I am non-EU Person living in Germany and having a Niederlassungserlaubnis. I have got a Job Offer in United Kingdom which means i will working in UK with a UK work Contract for the week and returning ...
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Is it possible to change my residence permit for study preparation to a work visa? [duplicate]

I'm in the following situation. I'm Brazilian and I've come to Germany to study. Currently I possess the residence permit for study preparation. This week I've received an offer (I didn't look for a ...
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Tax questions on crypto..USA to Germany

Good afternoon, I am a US citizen who moved to Germany 4 months ago..I have a residency permit which expires in about 3 years..My wife was born in Germany..If I invest in crypto, can I just file taxes ...
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Family reunion visa - Germany

Can we apply directly for family reunion permit at immigration office if we are holding a residence of a schengen state? Both husband and wife are holding non-EU passports. (Furthermore, the spouse in ...
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Staying outside of EU on blue card [duplicate]

I have EU blue card from last 2 years and I’m working for a company in Germany. During covid my company allowed to work fully remote and I came to my home country in Asia and working remotely from ...
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Leaving to India from Germany without house de-registration

I have got Blue card (residence permit) in Germany. I came from India in March and now wants to leave Germany back to my home country because of all these covid situations. First I will leave my ...
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Want to get German driver's license in Germany but original license is expired

I've been living in Germany for a few years as a permanent resident. Up to now I never bothered to get a German driver's license despite having one from Canada. I recently decided to finally to do it ...
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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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I'm leaving Germany for 5 months on Erasmus exchange, how can I have unemployment benefits and insurance paid?

My contract will be over in February, because I will move to Portugal to begin my ERASMUS mobility. I need to know how can I receive unemployment benefits (I will have worked on a contract for 24 ...
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Can I move to Germany for 1 year to test how it is, with a remote job?

I have a remote job since 1 year, and I'm earning 5000 USD a month. In my future plans, I would like to go to Germany to see what it is like to live there. Is there a chance to go for one year or more ...
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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 completed ...
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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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I have an EU residence permit for one country does applying for another country cancel my current one out?

I am a non-eu citizen on a spouse temporary visa for Germany. I have been admitted into a Masters course in Italy and need to apply for my visa to start the semester online in September. I won't be ...
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Should I submit my CV while applying for a German student visa?

During German student visa application, if I provide my CV along with my application, would it increase my chances of getting my visa, or decrease the visa processing time?
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I have a work permit visa from the employer in Germany- Berlin. Will my wife get a dependent visa?

Both me and my spouse are Indian nationals. I have a work permit from one of the employers in Germany. I have 3 questions - 1. Is this work permit from the employer, limited only to this company? ie)...
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Advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG for work permit in Germany, is it the right one?

According to the new Skilled Immigration Act, an employer would receive an Advance Approval document from the foreigners registration office in Germany and would pass it on the qualified professional. ...
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Summer internship visa for Germany

I am an Indian passport holder studying in the U.K. on a tier 4 visa. I have been offered a 3 month summer internship in Germany (from July to September). I have decided with the employer whether it ...
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Avoiding pitfalls when transfering money between banks within the EU (Germany ⟶ Poland)

Theoretically, we now have the SEPA system, which should allow low-cost money transfers between bank accounts within the EU. About a year ago, I asked my German bank (Postbank) about the costs of ...
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Stay in Germany after masters degree

I am going to obtain masters degree in mathematics in Berlin. The market in this field is extremely competitive, so I think about "Plan B". How long can I stay in Germany after graduation? (...
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Temporary job agency in Berlin, Germany to receive salary from USA

I would like to know if there is some sort of "temporary job agency" in Berlin, Germany (not too sure if that is the correct term) that could sort out the wage payment from the USA. My wife ...
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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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Change from Blue Card to Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

I'm a non-EU citizen with a Blue Card (HR job) and my contract ends in 6 months (they have budget problems). I started looking for different jobs, but I think that the salary of some jobs that I find ...
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Can you keep a Bank of America account with no US address?

I recently moved permanently from the US to Germany, and I am a Swedish citizen. I got a US Virtual post mail address but Bank of America refused it automatically. Can I simply change my address to ...
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Registering a civil union blue card holder Germany

I am going to Germany with a blue card, but the law in my country does not recognize us until there is a marriage. I want to bring my long-term girlfriend with me to live in Germany. Can I as a blue ...
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Invoice paid twice in Germany - reversal?

As part of a hiring offer, I have been granted the benefit of being reimbursed for moving expenses between two cities in Germany. Unfortunately, instead of being reimbursed, the employer has ...
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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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Non-compete clause or Wettbe­werbs­verbot im Arbeits­vertrag

I'm trying to find the non compete clause in my current contract however I haven't found any term or title that mentioned "Wettbe­werbs­verbot" or "Non Competing Clause". I read ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating “command of the language” when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

In the German Residence Act (Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet), it is stated in Section 9 that to obtain a permanent settlement ...
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Applied for Niederlassungserlaubnis - why are authorities evaluating my BlueCard?

I am on a Blue Card since 2017 and have applied for the Niederlassungserlaubnis in October 2020 in Germany. Authorities reached out to me in January 2021, saying that the minimum threshold for the ...
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What is the quickest way to start working in Germany from Russia?

I am a software engineer from Russia with 2 years of work experience,a Masters in Data Science at Skoltech univesity and a job offer from Germany. My university is listed as H+/- in the Anabin ...
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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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In which languages can I take the theory exam for driving license in Germany?

As far as I know it's possible to take the theory exam for your driving license in a foreign language, but I don't know in which languages. Does it cost more than the exam in German?
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Getting tax refund from Germany to a non-EU bank account after leaving?

I lived and worked in Germany in 2020 and have recently submitted my Steuererklärung for that year. I'm back in my home country (Canada), and have closed my German bank account. Thus, in section of ...
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Do you get back one rent if you pay double rent after you leave your apartment?

In Germany, there is (usually) a 3 month notice for when you leave your rented apartment. Sometimes, during these months, the renter pays double rent: at the place the new apartment they're renting, ...
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Changing Job with blue card after 18 months

I have a blue card in Germany and I am holding it for 18 months. I am changing my employer. Do I still need to have permission from the authority? My new job is in a different city. If I have to ...
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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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