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

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Same Job and Salary But Change of Location (Company Has Many Offices) Inside Germany

I have a German BlueCard (for the last 2 months) which I got at city X, which is one of my company's several locations. Now my company HQ is in city Y (both X and Y are inside Germany, different ...
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Question regarding German D-Visa

I have a valid German D-Visa with a validity of 6months and a valid Job Contract for Company A as XYZ for an unlimited period. The Zusatblatt (Supplementary Sheet) mentions I can only work for Company ...
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PhD Student with Aufenthaltserlaubnis planning research visit for more than 3 months in another EU state (France) [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen and currently live in Germany. I have an Aufenthaltserlaubnis (limited residence permit) valid until the end of my PhD contract. I am planning a research visit to an ...
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What is the step by step procedure to obtain a ZAV certificate for Germany Schengen Visa?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 3rd year,I have been accepted for an internship in a German University, I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) after ...
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Working multiple jobs on EU Blue Card

I am planning to move to Germany with a job offer lined up, and consequently the EU Blue card, and I am wondering what the rules are on working multiple jobs at the same time. I am thinking of doing ...
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Staying in Germany with expired (non renewed) permanent residence and passport

Both of my German permanent residence and my passport are valid. But, my passport is going to expire after one year. And If I understand correctly, my German permenet residence card's maximum validity ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, do I need ZAV pre-approval letter for a 3-month internship if I already have an Italian residence permit?

I am a non-EU masters student in Italy and I recently completed the recruitment stages for an internship in Germany. Due to the uncertainty (covid-related) around my ability to obtain an internship ...
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Mailbox and City Registration in Germany for telecommuters

I work for a German company but would like to start permanently tele-commuting. In order to not create additional administrative overhead for my employer I would like to keep my tax base in Germany. I ...
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Quiting a job on German Niederlassungserlaubnis

So I came to Germany back in 2016 and started working full time for an IT company. I got hold of the Blue card which gave me permission to work and I continued doing so for 3 years. Aftwards I got ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules < 60 contributions or < 60 of stay

We were in Germany for 61 months but my pension contributions is only for 56 months. can you clarify in this case if I will get back full pension money ? Also why I don't get my employer's ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, do I need the internship visa if I am already living in another EU country with a residence permit?

I am a student from outside the European Union currently starting my Master's in Tallinn, Estonia. I have lived here for 3 years already as I completed my bachelor's, naturally, I have a residence ...
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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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Can two D visas from EU countries issue at a same time?

I recently got Italian Study visa D type which is valid for a year. Now I got admission from German university and i am more interested in Germany. Can two student visas from EU countries issue at a ...
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Moving to Germany as an Engineering Entrepreneur: Freelance

I am an Engineer with an advanced STEM Degree (PhD Chem Engineering) with a successful consulting practice outside Germany. I am much above the average wage requirement for a Blue Card. The only catch ...
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Can I live in Luxembourg and work for Portugal?

I am Portuguese and I have recently just moved to Luxembourg. I am planning on staying here for a while. However, I will be working remotely for a company that only has jurisdiction in certain ...
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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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Work remotely in Germany for non-EU company for only two months

I'm an EU citizen living in Berlin, and my partner is visiting me in few months. He wanted to stay for the full three months (as tourist) due to my depression. However, my partner only have one month ...
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Working remotely from Germany for UK company

I am from Brazil and I am currently studying in Germany. I would like to know how would the situation be, if I would work for a UK based company as a contractor. My current german visa is a study visa,...
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Travel to Germany as a minor (dual US/German citizen) [closed]

I am 13. I have an arranged place to stay in Germany for 1 year. I know german pretty well and intend to go to school there. I have US as well as German passports. What paperwork do I need to fill out?...
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Work from home (remotely) in the Germany for an Indian company as a dependent?

I am planning to move to Germany on a Spouse Visa. My partner (also Indian) is working in Germany. Is it possible to work for an Indian company remotely in Germany?
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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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Moving to non EU country with plans to move back to EU

Someone who's lived in the EU specifically in Germany for 3 years with Bluecard and contributed to the system with taxes and pension, if they move to a non EU state & decide to come back to EU ...
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Diploma translated to English in Germany

Is it generally admissible to apply to German masters programs that are taught in English with diploma that is apostiled and translated to English? I haven't yet gotten it translated, but should it be ...
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Moving to another EU state for work with German BlueCard

I've been working in Germany for the past 3 years for the same company. I'm currently in the process of getting Niederlassungserlaubnis but the process is still in its infancy stage. I've been ...
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Working remotely and getting paid from the German public sector

I am a PhD student in a research institute in Berlin, on a 3 year TvöD contract. My work is entirely on the computer, so I'm currently working from home due to covid19. I am thinking about whether I ...
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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 since ...
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Settlement Permit in Germany Granted due to High Salary?

I am receiving an offer from a German company as a Software Engineer, and I now have 90k as salary. I am under a normal work permit and have lived in Germany for 1 year and 4 months. If I accept this ...
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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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Is the living expense for a foreigner higher in Canada than in Germany?

Suppose, an international student goes abroad for a Ph.D. study with an aim to permanently reside there. This means he will not be eligible for the benefits offered by the government at least for 5 ...
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Security Clearance issue for work visa in Germany

I got an employment contract and an appointment at the German embassy. I went with all of the necessary documents and the embassy officer seemed satisfied with everything. After a day, I received a ...
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How can I shop for someone living in Germany, from a German website, whilst paying from USA?

I have family that lives in Germany and I would like to send the kids Christmas gifts. I do not want to ship from the US to Germany, I would rather shop from German websites for quicker shipping time ...
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J-1 visa holder applying for German research visa

I am currently in the US as a J-1 visa holder, and I am applying for a researcher visa in Germany soon. I have noticed that in the visa application form there is a field for "residence permit ...
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German 81a AufenthG skilled residence permit (family reunion)

I have a job offer from a German employer and they are initiating the 81a accelerated visa process for me since normal work visa takes a lot of time. I am from Pakistan and comes under the Islamabad ...
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Moving to Sweden from Germany with job before 18 months on blue card

I am a non-EU citizen working in Germany on a blue card for the last 1 year. I recently got an offer from Sweden and want to move there. My question is as I have been working for less than 18 months. ...
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German embassy asking for ZAB degree evaluation certificate

I am currently residing in Pakistan. I applied for a long term visa at German embassy on 21st of October and got a call today from the embassy to get my degree verified from ZAB. Although my degree is ...
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Leaving Italy and moving to Germany

I will move to Germany after staying in Italy for over four years. In those four years, three years were register at inps through Gestione Separata and one year as a researcher. Can someone let me ...
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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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German entry visa

I am currently holding a researcher permit in Italy with non-EU passport, now I will move to Germany to take up another researcher position. Is it possible to directly apply for the residence permit ...
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What would happen if one were to apply for the same (German student) visa from several German embassies in different countries simultaneously?

It is a known fact that German student visa applications can take several months to be resulted in, so it is a long procedure, and it is especially hard to get visa if the embassy in your country is ...
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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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Applying for German work visa - is different spelling of my name in passport and in contract going to be a problem?

I'm applying for German national visa, and after taking a look at my contract again, I noticed that my name spelling in contract and in my passport is different. In the passport it's Aleksandr, but in ...
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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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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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Do my years as a student in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

As a non-EU citizen I moved to Bayern and I finished both my bachelor's and master's degree on a german university. While I was in Bayern I lived with a residence permit for non-EU citizens for 5 ...
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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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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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