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Can a non EU/EEC citizen for a German work permit while residing in another EU country on an existing work permit?

Background: I'm a software architect currently a citizen of Non-EU/EEC country, or any "western" country for that matter. I have an option to move to Finland through my current employer. All ...
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Should I join UK for a job, or should I stay in Germany? [closed]

I am currently getting 80K in my current position, will be 90, or maybe 100K next year. I have an offer from the UK for 55K to 60K including a bonus. I feel comfortable in Germany, but the language is ...
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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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German Citizen, working for US company, moving to Germany from the US

My partner and children are dual citizens in the US and Germany- all have their German and American passports. I am currently SAHM and don't need to worry about employment at this time. We are ...
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Polish Blue-Card to German Permanent Residency

I'm holding a Polish Blue-Card (for almost 2 years). I'm planning to relocate to Germany and apply for Permanent Residency If I move to Germany, will my 2 years of EU Blue-Card (given in Poland) be ...
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Do I need to be employed to apply for German permanent residence after 21 months as a Blue Card owner?

21 months already has passed while I worked in Germany (Berlin) as Blue Card owner. Can I just quit the job, pass B1 exam and apply for permanent residence? Or is being employed at the time of ...
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Intra EU Mobility - transfer residence permit from one member State to another

Background: I am a non-EU citizen. I have completed my master studies from a recognised German University and later worked in Germany for 3 years. Among the 3 years of work permit visa in Germany, I ...
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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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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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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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Does being an independent contractor count as a mini-job?

I have a work permit and a full time job in Germany. I now want to have a mini-job on the side (450€/month). I received a contract from another company, working ~5h/week, which does not exceed 450€ ...
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Work in Germany without registration

I have a couple of questions regarding the registration process in Germany and the Insurance. I have been working in Germany for the last 10 years, I would like to come back to Spain and work remotely ...
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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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German student visa is issued for only 2 months: why? and is it a common practice?

I have made a student-visa application to one of the German embassies several weeks ago, and today, I got my visa. In my application, I have stated that my studies will last at least 2 years, but they ...
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What kind of health insurance does a foreigner need when applying for German student visa from Paris?

I wish to apply for a German student visa to start my doctoral studies. I'm an Indian national and currently residing in Paris. One needed document for visa application is health insurance proof. I'm ...
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Is the 21 month period calculated from the Blue card application date or the issue date for Niederlassungserlaubnis?

After completion of my masters in Germany, I got a job in June 2018. I applied for a blue card but it took six months for ABH to issue it, so the date on the blue card is from December 2018. But, for ...
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Is a period with national visa counted for Blue Card permanent residence permit?

I entered Germany with a temporary 6-month national visa in September 2018 and started working. The goal of the visit was initially an application for a Blue Card. The appointment for the Blue Card ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis with my new offer letter and 3 month blue card salary?

I have normal German residence permit (18 ABS). I have resided more than 33 months in Germany now. My company increased my salary to bluecard level. Is it possible for me to apply directly for a ...
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Blue card holder employed by company in Germany may move to Sweden

I'm a non-European citizen who moved to Germany under the Blue card resident permit. It is now 21 months that I'm living and working in Germany. My manager proposed a project in the employer's ...
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Am I eligible for an EU Blue Card as a Network Engineer? [duplicate]

Please I Have an offer with an annual salary of 50.000 Euro in IT field ( as Network Engineer ) with more than 3 years of experience also I have the approval from the the Federal Employment Agency , ...
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Are PhD student allowed to apply for a settlement permit right from the start?

As stated in here, highly qualified professionals can receive a settlement permit in accordance with Section 18c (3) AufenthG (German Residence Act) straight away without having to first spend a set ...
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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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What happenes to the validity of German permanent residence card when the travel passport expires?

I have received permanent residency in Germany some time ago. The card says Gültig bis UNBEFRISTET (valid until unlimited), but at the bottom it says Erwerbstätigkeit gestattet Kartennutzung bis 16.07....
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With Bachelor of Engineering Degree from India, Can I apply for Blue Card Visa in Germany?

I have been recently offered a job in Berlin and am looking for starting my Visa process. I have Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from India(VTU University). I am not sure what ...
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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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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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I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family [duplicate]

I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family include my wife and 2 sons in middle school .I want to know what is the cost of living in Germany. What should be average salary of ...
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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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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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Germany Blue card - 1 Year Rule vs Certificate 51

I joined a German Company dated 01 July 2016. I was sent to Mexico , by my German Company dated 1 April 2018. The project comes to an end and i have to move back to work in the same company to Germany ...
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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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I left Germany. Do I need to send a tax return?

Here is my situation: I lived in Germany from 2018 to 2020. I did my tax return in 2019 for 2018. I left Germany in March 2020. Some details: I do not have a spouse or dependent. I only had 1 ...
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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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Work/study in Germany on an Austrian dependent-pass

What is the process for a non-EU citizen living in Austria on an Austrian dependent pass to seek residence and employment (or study) in another EU country, specifically in Germany? Does this require a ...
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Blue card - Work Visa Germany

I received my national Type D visa from the Germany consulate, the process was only one week. While submitting my documents to the consulate, the lady there told me that my university as per anabin ...
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Move from MittelSchule to Realschule

What are the steps to move from MittelSchule to RealSchule in Bavaria? For a student in class 7th, what are the chances to go to Realschule.
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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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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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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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If I applied a German student visa from the U.K., can another embassy issue the visa when it is granted?

I am a Turkish national, and I am applying for a long-term (D-type) German student visa from U.K. However, I will not be in the U.K. by the time the visa is (hopefully) granted. So, in such a case, ...
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May a Blue Card holder in Germany work for an Indian company?

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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Bring African girlfriend and her kid to Germany

I am Italian and I live and work n Germany. She lives in Cameroon and has a 4 years old kid. We know each other since a long time and now (well, after the corona issue) we want to live together in ...
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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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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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Can I apply for a student visa without my Bachelor's degree certificate?

I am in my last semester of my Bachelor's degree, and I have been accepted & (conditionally) registered to a German university for my Master's degree. Due to the pandemic, my graduating is ...
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Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany permit permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens?

Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany facilitate permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens? If I get citizenship in either of the countries, can I bring my parents permanently to that country?...
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Out of Germany more than 6 months. Is my Aufenhaltstitel still valid?

I have an Aufenshaltstitel valid till 2020 September (Aufenhaltserlaubnis) (Familienangehoriger), (Anmerkungen §28 Abs.1 s. 1 Nr.1) is what it says on my card. I have been out of Germany for more ...
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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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Can one get tax credit or deduction 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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Germany City Registration with wrong address

I moved to another town for a new job. It is very hard to find a new apartment in another town. I saw a shared room on video and signed the contract. After moving to a new town, the landlord has ...

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