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

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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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Getting the Permanent Residence Permit In Germany with and without the Blue Card

In this question I asked about new conditions or changes for the blue card: Are there new conditions for Getting the EU Blue Card in Germany? Now I want to know, if I don't have the blue card, and I ...
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Can one get tax return if they pay for the relative's university education?

I'm going to pay for my brother's university tuition next year. He will study in a German university. I am working in Germany. Am I allowed to file the tuition as tax return for myself?
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Can one file German tax returns twice for the same year?

Recently I found out you can file for tax returns on paid university tuition. I studied in a private German University. 2018 was my first working year in Germany. When I filed for the tax returns (...
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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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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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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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Can some one work for Indian Company while having blue card in germany

My Friend has German blue card. Can he work on payroll for an Indian Company while living in Germany? He has to work in Germany but on Indian Payroll.
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Steuererklarung as a Student [closed]

i'm an abroad student that has been studying full time in Germany since 2015. Last week I went to Finanzamt and did my taxes only for 2019. I did it only for this year because it is the first year I ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

A few days ago, my boyfriend, who is a German citizen, and I were married in Denmark. Ours is a same-sex union, and we don't know what awaits us in Germany. I am a Yemeni citizen (a third-world ...
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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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Can a person apply for German dependent visa from a different country other than his country of residence?

i want to apply for dependent visa for my husband as i am travelling to Germany for long term on work. My husband is currently working in Singapore from the past 8 months. Can he apply for dependent ...
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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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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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Waiting time to receive German license

I went to the Buergeramt 6+ weeks ago and jumped through the hoops to convert my U.S. license to a German one. Can anyone who's gone through that tell me how long it took for their German license to ...
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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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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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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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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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Marriage on a student visa Possible?

I am an Indian national, my wife to be is a Turkish national but was born in Germany and has a permanent residence permit, she can apply for German citizenship anytime but doesn't see any benefit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Radio tax already paid by landlord still getting paper to pay

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marriage in Germany between EU and non-EU citizen

My girlfriend (coming from Iran) and I (male, coming from Spain) are living and studying in Germany. She has been in Germany for more than 6 years with a study visa. We want to get married. These ...
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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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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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Strategies to find an house/apartment in Germany for expats

I need to rent a house in Seligenstadt (close to Darmstadt), the cheaper the better. How can I go about finding one as I don't know the country at all? What are the most popular websites for rentals ...
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Can I renew my blue card (from Germany) even if my passport expired?

I'm from a non-EU country and I have a blue card from Germany and I'm working there. Both my passport and the blue card are going to expire at the same time in a year from now. When my passport ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?