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

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How to update residential addresses registered with SCHUFA?

I just received my currently dated SCHUFA credit report, however, my residential address is not current. My understanding was that when you, as a German resident, open up a bank account, they push an ...
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number of entries using blue card for my home country

I am an Egyptian and I am blue card holder from Germany. How many time I can go to my home country and return back to Germany per year using national visa? And the blue card, is there any limits, ...
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Do I need to change Work Permit into Blue Card in Germany [duplicate]

After Completion of my Master in Germany, I was issued a Work Permit based on Job contract where salary was not exclusively mentioned but TVL was mentioned. So I was told by officer , there is no ...
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Time for changing jobs with Blue Card

I have a Blue Card valid for 4 years, starting 2017, ending 2020. No employer is written on card or Zusatzblatt. After 15 months of working for my first employer, I'm changing employment. If I change ...
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Is there any way i can move from private health insurance to public one without lowering my income?

I moved to Germany 1 year ago and i was tricked into getting a private insurance. Not just trick, i was actually lied to to make me go for private one, but i guess it does not change anything. When i ...
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Веing a tutor in Germany

Imagine one has no work permit and enters Germany with a tourist visa or a job seeker visa or a student visa. Is it legal to be a tutor? What are the legal consequences of tutoring? e.g. may one be ...
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How to take care of my mental health while preparing to leave

This question will of course get closed as too broad, but I hope I will get a few responses before that. In fact, I hope you guys to hold on a little bit before closing this before I would really ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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Official German translators in India for visa processing

I am going to apply for a work visa for Germany. My future employer asked me for my university transcripts translated into German. They insist that it should be translated by a lawyer (certified ...
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Can an Afghan citizen get the German work visa without interviewing?

Can an Afghan citizen get the work visa of Germany where he is not going be asked for the interview, he is not asked of his bank account, etc.?
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Can I travel to EU country after resigning in Germany?

I have resigned from my job in Berlin, Germany. Now I am on notice period. I am planning to do Abmeldung now. So, after doing Abmeldung and after notice period expires, can I travel to an EU country(...
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Germany my residency card has expired

My wife is German, and I'm American. We have been living in Germany for a few years now, and my residency card has expired. We have been afraid to try to renew it because we noticed it was expired ...
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Immigrating to Germany from India

I am an Indian national and a Software Engineer. I have received a job offer in Germany and they agreed to support me in acquiring the Blue Card. I have never been to Germany before and thus have no ...
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Is there a way to legally refuse to pay the public broadcasting payment in Germany [duplicate]

Recently I've got a 385 Euro bill for Rundfunkbeiträge - it's a payment every German household should pay for public broadcasting. I was frustrated, however my coworkers told me that this is for ...
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Dutch Citizen Marries a non eu citizen studying in germany

I am dutch citizen who is going to marry my long term boy friend who is from pakistan but currently studying in germany on a student visa After marriage i am going to move with him to germany My ...
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Applying for german residence permit after entering

I'm Ukrainian and I hold valid polish residence permit. However, I got accepted for the graduate study program in Germany, which lasts more than 6 months. Am I allowed to enter Germany using polish ...
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ZAB comparability statement for german EU blue card visa

I am a software engineer from Lahore, Pakistan with a job offer from a Munich based German company. I full-fill the requirements of an EU Blue-card which requires an initial work visa from my country ...
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Do I get an EU Blue Card from Germany if my degree is not listed in ANABIN and my university is listed H+

I've just got a visa of type D for Germany to work for a big company in Berlin. The relocation company that assisting me told me that Kindly note that is has not been issued on the legal basis of a ...
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About National D visa withdraw

I got national D visa for study in Gemany but now i want to go france for study where i have already got admission. Please help me out with this. Is it possible to withdraw and then apply to france.is ...
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Eligible for German Blue Card. University is H+ on Anabin. However B.A.LL.B is not

B.A.LL.B is quite a popular degree in India, being issued since the 80s. Although my university is H+ the degree it issued is not. Do I need to write to ZAB? Any suggestions on a workaround?
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Is there a cap for the number of Verpflichtungserklärung one can request for friends and family members?

As per §§ 66 - 68 German Residence Act, a German resident got the option to provide his/her third-country friends and family members with a formal obligation document (Verpflichtungserklärung) to ...
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Schengen visa for Au pairs

I from Kazakhstan and I worked as an Au pair in France for 1 year in 2015-16 then I came back home and tried to get at the university in France but financially it wasn’t possible and I decided to come ...
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Live in Germany, work in Switzerland as non-EU/EEA national

I want to live in Germany with my wife (same nationality as me), but work in Switzerland (and stay in a flat in Zürich) during the week. I know I will need a Grenzgänger (cross border commuter) ...
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Can I go to Netherlands for thesis(6 months) on student visa which I got in Germany?

I am a non-Eu Master student in Germany. For this, I got a student visa (Schengen -type D). I have got an offer from a university in the Netherlands for the thesis. My question is on this visa can I ...
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Can I use my UK credit record in Germany?

When I arrived from Canada in the UK, my letting agent tasked a referencing company to track my Canadian credit record. I will soon move from the UK to Germany. In Germany, the domestic referencing ...
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Is my Bachelor's degree recognised in Germany if anabin lists my university but not the course?

I am looking to do my Master's degree in Germany and I checked the anabin database to see if my certificate will be recognised by German universities. I have found that my university is listed as H+ (...
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Which visa type for PhD in Germany?

I've received a PhD scholarship offer from a German Professor with a fixed stipend value of 1200 Euro/month for the period of 1 year, which will either convert into 75 % of TVF-13, or will continue ...
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Working on a remote job / German work permit/bluecard

I currently live in Germany, been living here for almost a year and got my bluecard some months ago. Recently I've been thinking about getting a remote job to be able to spend more time in my home ...
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German tax for couples : choosing appropriate tax class

I have question on taxation and choosing tax classes. It is already complicated enough and now figure out tax classes for couples seem crazy. Is there a proper tool to check for appropriate tax ...
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Marriage on tourist visa in Germany

I'm an Iranian citizen and my boyfriend is German. We're in love and have known each other for 2 years. He travels to Iran to visit me and my family. We're going to marry in Germany, but I have a ...
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Using International Driving license in Spain, while having residence Permit from Germany

I am a Student from Indonesia, and currently studying in Germany. On March I am going to travel to Spain, and planning to rent a car there. I have a valid International Driving License and Indonesian ...
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What EEA countries are lenient towards EEA citizens bringing their non-EEA parents?

I am a German citizen earning enough to support both myself and my non-EEA mother (who is dependent on my remote support). Unfortunately, the law makes it as good as impossible for me to bring her to ...
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Moving into The Netherlands with my non-EU partner

I am a Dutch/German and Brazilian citizen currently living in Brazil (been living here for 4 years now). Next year I will need to move back to The Netherlands, however, me and my Brazilian girlfriend ...
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What should I provide while applying for a working visa permit in Germany?

I will finish college this year, so I want to apply for the visa to travel immediately after finishing my final exams. I can also provide a document that states that my expected graduation date will ...
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Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria from Germany while holding a Type D visa in Germany?

I am in Germany and hold a Type D visa here. Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria while I am here in Germany on this Type D visa?
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tax implications of selling US stock while living in the EU (Germany)

I've found this surprisingly difficult to get a good answer on, but what are the tax liabilities for selling US stocks or ETFs if you're a US citizen living abroad for the long term? I live in ...
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Change from a German dependent visa to blue card?

My partner is on dependent visa with me and recently secured a job in another city. I have two questions regarding this. Can she just move to another city (to Berlin from Niedersachen) for her job? ...
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Does a speeding ticket or a false parking affect Niederlassungserlaubnis application?

Does a single speeding ticket (Drove 38 kmh in a 30 zone) and a parking fine affect NE application?
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Expat living in Germany, working abroad

I have very specific situation. I moved to Germany last year, I am EU citizen, I work internationally out of Europe for an American company and I stay most of the time abroad. I have private ...
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Am I allowed to quit without notice during my pregnancy in Germany?

I have a job that needs a notice of "3 Monate zum Quartalsende" or 3 Months to the End of the Quarter. And since I am already pregnant that is a pretty long time to wait (a new quarter just started so ...
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Other forms needed at the Auslanderbehorde for work visa in Germany?

I'm a US citizen applying for a work visa at the Auslanderbehorde in Berlin. Aside from the listed required forms (registered residence, passport, passport photos, residence permit application, job ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

We were born in Iran. Then we decided to leave this country and start living in the EU. So we left Iran with a Tourist Schengen Visa to France. After two days we left France to Germany. We're here as ...
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Diploma for blue card in Germany

I have received a job offer in Germany, I from Brazil, I would like to know if my diploma affects my application, since it is a 2 and half year diploma well recognized in Brazil of formal education (...
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Can we directly apply for EU Blue card, or do I need a work visa for Germany? [Software professional] [India] [Have Job offer]

I currently have a job offer by a German company for an indefinite period contract and the salary offered is above the standard as suggested for having a EU Blue card as well as I have verified the ...
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Non-EU citizen with EU Blue Card working outside EU but with address in Germany

I am in a weird situation here and need your advice. I am an EU Blue Card holder and I currently work for a company in Germany. I would like to go back to my home country but remain working remotely ...
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If Non EU citizen with Blue card become unemployed, can he get back to student status again?

If a Non-EU citizen with Blue card and pursuing master degree simultaneously. In case he becomes unemployed, can he get back to student status again in case Blue card is of 1year?
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EU national living in the UK moving to Berlin with a new job

I am an EU national (Italian passport) who has been living and working in the UK since 2006 and I recently got a job offer that I intend to accept for a new role in Berlin (I have no German and will ...
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Moving to Germany to take up two jobs, but will need two homes. I've heard the costs for the second home may be tax-deductible. Under what conditions?

Consider the situation in Can I register a Nebenwohnung before I have a Hauptwohnung?: Suppose that married persons X and Y are moving to Germany. They will share a Hauptwohnung (primary residence) ...
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How can I get a Steuer-Identifikationsnummer (tax ID no.) a month before my date of employment, without physically moving a month before?

I am a Dutch citizen moving from the United Kingdom to Germany. I have received a conditional employment offer. My next employer has asked me to submit my Lohnsteuerklasse und Steuer-...
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Is “Wohnen auf Zeit” easier to organise from abroad than normal rental, or do landlords still insist on Schufa, work contract, and meeting the tenant?

Challenges renting a regular home from abroad There are some practical challenging facing new immigrants seeking accommodation in Germany. Some of those apply generally, some are more strongly or ...