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

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Work with IT and Software Engineering in Germany and in New Zealand [closed]

I am leaving Brazil now, I have two job offers: one for New Zealand and one for Germany. In New Zealand I will be working in Auckland and in Germany in Frankfurt. I going to work as a programmer ...
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Who (not EU citizen) can apply for residence permit/visa from within Germany?

If my citizenship allows me to enter the Schengen Area for 90 days without a visa, can I apply for a residence permit/visa being inside the country (ex. Germany) I ask because as a Colombian, I know ...
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Can a UK resident (not citizen) work in Germany without a German visa?

I am a Singapore citizen currently living and working in the UK under a UK spouse visa but my wife's company plans to relocate her to Germany. Would I have to apply for a German visa to be able to ...
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Applying for MVV Visa for Germany from Netherlands? [duplicate]

Can one apply for an MVV Visa (study) for Germany in Netherlands even though I have an MVV Visa (study) for Netherlands and am not a citizen of Netherlands? I am a resident of India. If yes, how is ...
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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

Can one apply for student visa in Germany from Netherlands even though I have an MVV (temporary residence permit) visa (1 year) for Netherlands and am a non-EU citizen? I am a resident of India. If ...
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Germany: how to upgrade A1 licence issued elsewhere to full A after moving to Germany?

I have an A1 category licence issued in Poland in 2005, am 26 and moving to Germany for a year shortly. How do I upgrade my licence to full A once I am German resident (I assume temporary residence is ...
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I have a “D-type” German student visa. Is it possible to study in Finland and get the residence permit for Finland?

Being an international (Pakistani) Postgraduate student, I have just received my German study visa “Type D” (for 90days). I will be coming to Germany in start of August. Then I applied for another ...
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Short-term internship in UK: Where to be health-insured?

I'm a European (German) citizen who wants to do a short-term (10 weeks) internship in the UK. The main question remains where I need to be health-insured and where I need to pay for it. UK: It would ...
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Hostility in Germany [closed]

I am an open-minded Indian student and I will be going to Germany to join the University of Bonn for my masters in Computer Science. I have a few queries that are plaguing me right now. Here they are: ...
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Is German mandatory for Job seeking in Germany?

As being part of IT industry, I am currently working as Senior Software Engineer in India. I learnt that, Germany is the biggest IT market in Europe. I am not a German language speaker. I have a ...
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German Spousal Residency

I'm married to a German national. After living together in Germany for about 1.5 years he had to move to Hong Kong for his work. I was given resident permit each for one year. On my third year when we ...
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Moving from UK to Germany - Open pension account to later buy house [closed]

Hope the question isn't too convoluted, but here goes: We are moving to Germany, permanently, into full time employed roles - from the UK where we currently have our own business. To reduce my ...
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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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Can a German visa be denied due to abdominal tuberculosis, even though it is not contagious?

Can the German Authorities refuse to renew a Student Visa due to Abdominal Tuberculosis? How should one go about the whole process in case of this Illness!
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What is this arrangement called, and what kind of contract is used?

I am going to travel to Germany. I have heard that students there can find listings in the newspaper requesting a home mate. In this arrangement, the new person doesn't pay rent, in return for doing ...
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Buying car in Germany as an EU-citizen

I'm an EU citizen (Poland) and resident of Germany. I'm planning to buy a car, but obligatory insurance in Germany is much more expensive than in Poland. Am I obliged to insure a newly bought car in ...
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'Localized' services when leaving Germany?

Are there any regulations that protect the consumer in case of leaving Germany, when the services that he have purchased can't be served outside Germany? For example, if an emigrant has an Internet ...
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Moving to Germany with my EU girlfriend

I am non EU citizen. I have a tourist visa for 3 months. I am now in Germany. My girlfriend is Swedish and we were living together for 1 year in UAE. She got an offer in Germany and she is moving to ...
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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

Both me and my fiancée are EU citizens (born in Italy, currently living there). So, we have the right to enter/exit Germany without a visa for short periods. Now, I have the opportunity to relocate ...
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Applying for a work visa in Germany during a stay with Schengen visa

I have visited Austria for an interview and I received a Schengen visa for it. Now I am in Germany and I have a proposed contract for the next few months before I start my PhD (next year) to work here ...
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Can my employer change the conditions of our verbal contract or cancel it even though we both agreed on starting day, salary and all conditions? [closed]

I applied for a managerial position, to which the job posting had been displayed online officially by the hotel company. I interviewed with the GM of the hotel and was offered a job right away, we ...
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Kindergarten or other preschool care within EU

How do kindergarten or preschool care work for a EU citizen living in a different EU country than his home country? I am interested namely in Germany and Austria. What are the options for a working ...
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Am I (software developer) a freelancer or self-employed in Germany?

I'm busy filling out forms to get insurance and they require that I specify into which category I would fall into. The options are: Selbstständige (Self employed) Freiberufler (Freelancer) How ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

My partner is a German citizen working in Germany. She will quit her job and come to join me in France soon, initially for a period of a few months (but she may stay longer depending on how things ...
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Practicing German in daily activity to prepare for time abroad

English is my first language. I have taken four semesters of university German in preparation to go abroad in 2015 to work and study. My question is this - how can I practice and improve my German in ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany as a fresh settler?

When I've arrived to Germany, the first thing I've need to do was to search for an appartment. What striked me, was hard for me to comprehend 'excentrity' of the landlords who required job contract (...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I'm looking to apply for a YMA and hopefully work in my field in Germany. I have a Canadian Bachelor's in Software Engineering and I'm trying to find out what the specifics are for that field in ...
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Unemployment and health insurance in Germany

I am a German citizen who has been living abroad since I was ten years old. I am planning on moving back to Germany in a few month with my family. I have a daughter and non EU citizen husband. I am ...
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What are the requirements of naturalisation in Germany?

I am living in Germany and I want to know what are the requirements to get a German citizenship?
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Net income in Germany [closed]

How can I calculate my net income in Germany? Given a salary of 40kEUR, how can I know how much I'll take home?
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German courses in Rostock

I have recently (six months ago) moved to Rostock and I am working full time as a consultant of a German company. My contract has been reconfirmed for another full year, with good chances to keep ...
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Invoice from Germany to USA?

Just moved to Germany and registered as a freelancer - now I'm supposed send my first invoice to a client from USA and am getting conflicting info from Google (my German is still a work in progress ...
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Can I look for work in Germany as a visitor?

Is it possible to apply for jobs if I come to Germany as a visitor ? The details: I'm a Canadian citizen and I work in tech (which I've been told is a less regulated field to get into). I'm aware of ...
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Options to get parents over age 55 health insurance coverage in Germany

I'm a German national. My mother is German, too but my father is a non-EU national. Both of my parents are older than 55. I'm now thinking of moving to Germany, and some websites claim if I join ...
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“Minus hours” in Germany labour law

I was employed by a German company. They told me not to go to Germany on the first day of the contract, because they need time to find a project for me (they are selling developers to other companies)....
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Requirements of an EU but non - German citizen to move and work with EU citizen to Germany?

What would the requirements be to be able to take a non-EU spouse to Germany by a UK Citizen? Moving from a non-EU country into Germany? Does the non-EU need a visa, or can they work upon arrival with ...
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Do I need a resident permit to study in Germany as an EU Citizen?

I am an EU citizen (Italian if that matters) planning to move to Germany to study at a university, that is for one year long period. Do I need to apply for a residence permit or some related document?...
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Requirements to move with US (Non-EU) spouse over to Germany as an EU citizen?

I'm a UK Citizen living in the USA. What would the requirements be to move with my US Citizen spouse to Germany? And is it possible or would I have to move over first then move there.
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What do I need to do when moving out of Germany as a non-EU citizen?

After working in Germany as a non-EU citizen for 3 years I am moving to another EU country. I already did the following: got de-registered from city-office cancelled my apartment contract Is it ...
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Bringing pets to Germany

We live in Misiones, Argentina and have 2 cats. Sooner or later we will go back to Germany (we are Germans) and want to bring our cats. What do we need to bring our cats with us to Germany in the ...
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Do EU citizens get Kindergeld (child benefit) if they live in Germany with their children?

Do citizens of the EU have the right to get Kindergeld (child benefit) for their children, if they (all the family) live in Germany? Or is Kindergeld only paid to German children or German parents? ...
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Top personal income tax deductibles in Germany? [closed]

Just moved to and started working as a freelancer in Germany and was wondering what things/deductibles are the best way to rescue some money from the taxman at the end of the year? I'm a graphic ...
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German Students' Health insurance policy, when studying for a year abroad?

I have been studying in Germany since 2009. In Germany, in order to continue being enrolled at a university as international student, you have to have a health insurance which costs you around 80 ...
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Work Visa Application Problem with Name?

My real name is (FN MN LN) :: "Rita Daniel Matthews" and the same name is reflected in all of my documents. Now my company is planning me to move to Germany (Europe) for some client project. But my ...
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Waiting time when applying for a German passport abroad?

I've noticed that there are a fair amount of Germans on this website. I just applied for my first German passport at the consulate and they told me that it takes around 8-10 weeks to arrive, which ...
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Moving to Germany, working remotely for company in US. What sort of visa do I need to stay?

Shortly after I am getting married (I am in my mid-twenties), toward the end of this year, we are both planning on moving to Germany. She is a US/EU dual citizen and I am a US citizen. I plan on ...
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Self-employed in Germany - private vs. regular insurance [closed]

I'm a thirty-something freelance programmer starting a business and paid work will be scarce at the beginning (I will for the next 6 months be living from savings), so money for other expenses is ...
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Period of notice to quit job in Germany [closed]

I have a friend who is interested in quitting his full-time job in Germany. He has been working for a little over 1 year at 40 hours per week. How much notice must he give to his boss when he quits? ...
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How can I renew my Polish ID while abroad?

I am a Polish citizen but currently live and work in Germany. After moving to a new flat, where I intend to stay for a while, I thought I could renew my ID so there will be my German address instead ...
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What insurances are common to have in Germany?

Are there any insurances in Germany that are considered important in Germany but which are not required to have as for example a health insurance?