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

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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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Turn into a freelancer and travel the world with a blue card

Almost 10 months ago, I got my blue card and came to Germany to work as a software architect with a very good salary (+ 100k EU) and started my journey in a new city. I'm considering working for ...
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Works council approval Germany

Did anyone here need approval from a works council after receiving a job offer? How long did it take? In my case, after 3 rounds of interviews I was offered the position and after accepting it, the HR ...
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Work from Prague while being employed in German company and German blue card

I am working in a German company and have the blue card here (less than one year). There is an on-site project in Prague for at least 6 months which I am interested in. So my question is: Can I ...
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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I change professions?

I have been working in the IT field for the last 4+ years and now I got a Niederlassungserlaubnis. Can I change jobs from IT to teaching field / consulting? Also, with a Blue Card I had to inform the ...
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Is compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) mandatory for German Employment Visa?

I will be applying for German Employment Visa within few weeks. I have received the signed contract from my employer but I dont have this document "Certificate about compulsory health insurance (...
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Reimburse of Social Taxes like Insurance , Pensions in Germany

I am a software engineer. If I worked for 5 years in Germany and have to move back to my home country, then can I get back the Social taxes (like pension, health insurance, etc...) deducted form my ...
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VBLklassik vs VBLextra

I am a national of one of the EU countries (not Germany), currently working at one of the German universities. As such, part of my salary goes to VBL, which is (if I understand correctly) an ...
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Renew of 3 years working visa as married in Germany

How much time before my visa (3 years visa as married with a German National) expires? Can I apply for a new one?
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Earliest date possible for submitting my tax declaration in Germany?

Driven by my personal catastasis, I would like to know when is the earliest date I can submit my tax declaration in Germany? I want to do it only for year 2019, and I have only my job (no extra ...
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Residence permit

I am married to a dutch national and have a permanent dutch residence permit. I am planning to move to Germany with my wife where we both will work and i will enroll in a university for my masters. ...
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Taxes declaration Germany - How To

You (European Citizen) found a job in Germany, so you moved there (for example, in 2018), worked there for a while and now (2019) it is time to do the taxis declaration (Steuererklärung) for the ...
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Having 2 addresses in Germany

I'm renting a room in a WG but for various reasons I will be moving into a room in a different WG next month, without cancelling the first contract. So for a few months, until I manage to cancel the ...
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Is Saarbrücken worth living in? [closed]

I'm looking to study abroad and there is this master in Saarbrücken which I really like. The problem I find with it is that it doesn't look like a big city at all. I've been living in Barcelona for ...
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Request a copy of Lohnsteuerbescheinigung from abroad (German annual income tax document)

I have returned to the U.S. after some years living in Germany, and my tax advisor needs a copy of my 2018 Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. Is there a standard way to request a copy of this from abroad? I ...
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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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Health Insurance and Intended Place of Stay For Research Assistant (PhD) Student in Germany

My friend, an Indian national, recently completed a Masters level course in France and has been admitted by a German institute for a PhD program. His contract is of 'wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter', ...
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Can I live in Germany with my blue card while working remotely for a company in Switzerland?

I am Brazilian and I got a German blue card 8 months ago. I am considering changing jobs and working remotely for a company in Switzerland. I know that I can change to a German job as long as I go ...
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In Germany, can I register for an Anmeldung before I have found permanent accomodation?

The Anmeldung (citizen registration) is required for opening a bank account. I am currently staying at an AirBnb. I have read that landlord confirmation is required to receive an Anmeldung. I have ...
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Can I apply for a German registration certificate [Meldeschein] as a resident of a flat-share?

I'm a U.S. software developer looking to re-locate to Berlin. I will be seeking a limited residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) which requires a local registration (Meldeschein.) I understand that ...
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Documents to register in Germany (Anmeldung)

Is it possible to download in advance the documents I will need to fill to register in Germany? Since I do not speak German, I might need a bit of time to fill the documents as I will need to ...
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Switch from Schengen Visa to a Student Visa in Germany

I'm in Germany at the moment with a 90 day tourist visa and my question is very simple, can I sign up to a German Language Course and get the visa changed so I can start right away? Or I have to go ...
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Chances of German work visa rejection

I'm currently working in India. I have got a work offer from a German company and they have sent me the contract. I need to now apply for a work visa from here. I have got the offer as a software ...
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Anabin ZAB Evaluation for EU Blue card - Masters of Engineering

I am moving from NYC to Berlin and I have an unlimited contract with my company (intra-transfer). I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Mumbai(both the school and the ...
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Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries at the same time?

Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries (Austria and Germany) at the same time? I meant, studying in 2 different countries, 2 different courses, for longer, like 1 year....
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Should I buy health insurance before visa appointment for German National Visa

I have an appointment at German Embassy for German National Visa this Monday. The purpose is a new employment (Got a job in Germany). I was going through the checklist and found out about the travel ...
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Change company on an EU blue card visa

I have a situation and I would appreciate your help. I had an offer from a startup company in Germany and after they mailed me the signed contract, I went to the German embassy and applied for a blue ...
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German limited visa - how many days I can stay outside EU [duplicate]

I have Aufenthaltserlaubnis and because of some personal reasons, I have stayed outside Germany (and EU) for more than 160 days.  I would like to enquire how many days I can stay out of Germany, in ...
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Is it possible to change from spouse residence permit to a work permit visa in Germany?

At the moment, I am on a research visa and my husband joined me at the beginning of the year on a family dependent visa. He found a job very soon (he is in the IT sector) as he is entitled to work ...
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Aufenhaltstitel validity [duplicate]

Is my aufenhaltstitel still valid if my husband changed his employer and switched to EU blucard. Although my husbands previous employer didnt de register him and didnt cancel his aufenhaltstitel as ...
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National visa expiring before applying for EU Blue Card

I am working in Germany for 4 months with national visa and currently in process of applying for an EU Blue card. Unfortunately I got an appointment only in December 1st week of 2018 and my national ...
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Niederlassung Renew

I have a unique situation. I graduated from a German University and was working full-time for three years post graduation. During this time I received the EU Blue Card and later the ...
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How to update EU Blue Card to Permament Residency In Germany

I am about to complete my 33 months with my EU Blue-Card in Germany. I will be eligible for Permament Residency. Where should I apply to update it? Should I have an appointment from Einwohnermeldeamt?...
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Changing employment and country with Finnish Blue Card

I am holding EU Blue card from Finland for more than 18 months. I got a job offer from Germany and I satisfy the requirements of Blue Card from Germany. As a specific condition my future company wants ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after quitting my Blue Card job?

I am from a non-EU country and hold a German "Blue Card EU" which is tied to a job I had in Germany. I worked there for 1 year but stopped working there last week. I am now in the process of applying ...
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Does my having a pending criminal charge (small parking damage - classified as hit and run) affect my wife's family reunion visa?

I have received a letter from police saying i scratched a car's door while opening my door in parking and left the scene and according to german law its a criminal offense. Since no injury was ...
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Is FEA (ZAV) Pre approval mandatory for a software development job in Germany

I have a job offer from a small software startup from Kassel, Germany. I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience and have a relevant Degree in Computer Science Engineering. My Visa ...
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English speaking doctors in Saarbrücken

I've been living in Saarbrücken for over a year and I am yet to find a good English speaking doctor. I have looked at many online links with them all leading me in circles or suggesting doctors who I ...
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Germany Residence Permit away for many days

I have a residence permit of Germany. I want to work in another country but maintain my residence in Germany. Is it possible that I visit Germany twice a year to maintain my permit? Visiting Germany ...
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German job seeker with 4years of experience [closed]

I have a masters degree from a German university in mechatronics plus 4 years of similar field experience. I am planning on going back to Germany but I am a bit skeptical if my job seeker visa will be ...
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Am I eligible for a Bluecard if both university and degree are H+, but not directly related?

I can find in the Anabin database both university and the degree listed as H+. The fact is that the Anabin database doesn't connect one with the other. This article from Germany's Federal Government ...
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German Blue Card De-registration and move to Netherlands

I am from India, working in Germany for 1 year and have German Blue card. Now I get a job in the Netherlands. If I deregister my German Blue card, can I travel with it to the Netherlands or Do I ...
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Visa Change in Germany

If a person visiting Germany from Pakistan marries a Dutch Girl in Germany, can he change the visa without leaving or will he have to leave? Secondly what will be the process for Applying for a ...
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How to answer the question “Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?”

Please suggest regarding national visa application field no. "26. Have you been expelled or deported from Germany, had an application for a residence permit rejected, or been refused entry into the ...
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Confusion over “Beschäftigung” and “selbständige Tätigkeit” for Blue Card holders

In the Zusatzblatt of my Blue Card, it is written: Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit Ausnahme der Tätigkeit als Software Engineer bei ABC GmbH, Ort Selbstständige Tätigkeit gestattet Nach ...
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Do I need to transfer my blue card sticker to a new passport when mine expires?

I saw on the German blue card appointment site, there's an appointment for transferring to a new passport, but I already have a the physical id card that expires next year. Do I still need to ...
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Diploma equivalence and blue card

i got bachelor in computer engineering in University of Pristina. Iam trying to equivalent my diploma degree in Germany. Do you know if i can take blue card for Germany after i get an equivalence ...
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Germany: What to do if my visa appointment cancelled?

The German embassy in Cairo cancelled my visa interview when I sent an email asking for an earlier appointment, No reason provided and they don't respond to my emails anymore, what can I do? I don't ...
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Credit card when new in Germany

I've lived in Germany for 5 months and I am employed full time with an above average salary. I've applied for a regular credit card (via Consors Finanz) but I was automatically denied¹, which does ...
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Drug testing in Germany - Blue card

I come from a country where a certain drug is legal and recreationally used. I will be traveling to Germany in the following weeks on National visa to start a new job there. Afterwards, I will then be ...

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