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

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How long can I stay outside Germany with a regular German work permit?

I am a non-EU citizen. I work for a German company on a common work permit, not the blue card. I am going to be on business trip to South America for 4 to 5 months. At the end of the project I will ...
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Regarding Aufenthaltserlaubnis German visa

I am having Aufenthaltstitel visa with Aufenthaltserlaubnis status the validity as mentioned on the visa is 16-08-2017. I worked at Germany for 9 months after that I came to India and stayed for more ...
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Does a “refused Schengen visa” application affect future Employment/Jobseeker visa applications?

My wife and I have been thinking to move to Germany through employment for quite some time. However, we decided to visit Germany first as a tourist, in order to get a better feeling about the country ...
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Applying for work permit in Germany when I have outstanding debt

I was previously using a VPS from HostEurope. After few months, I asked for a cancellation. I stopped paying bills but, somehow, my account was not cancelled and I started receiving legal notices. I ...
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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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German dependent visa to regular working visa

I came to Germany on a dependent visa and started doing a Master's course. Now that my course is about to end and I am in the process of finding a job, I would like to know if I can convert the ...
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I got a job offer in Germany. Can I bring my family with me at the same time?

I got a job offer in Germany, and I have an apartment for me and my family (wife and son) - offered by the company. The question is: Can I apply for a national visa (long-stay) for me and my family ...
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Moving to Berlin for work – can I switch employers easily?

I'm moving to Berlin for work in November and I have a few questions I'd like answered. For the sake of background – I've never lived in Europe, so I don't know what to expect. My biggest question ...
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Proof of accommodation for a 6-month job seeker visa in Germany

I have an interview for a job seeker visa to Germany for 6 months at the German embassy in India. I have to show them the proof of accommodation. Now how can I have a proof of accommodation for 6 ...
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Working in Luxemburg for non-EU citizen with valid work permit in Germany

Is it allowed to work as student (intern) in Luxemburg given that I hold a valid residence permit and a valid working permit in Germany? Is it also allowed for those who have Blue-Card issued from ...
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Non EU-husband wants to join EU-citizen wife in Germany, can he work? [duplicate]

I have a question related to work permit in Germany. Wife is a non-German EU citizen with residence registered in Germany. Her husband is non-EU citizen living outside Germany. I know that he would ...
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Procedure for exchanging a foreign driving license in Berlin

I hope to have answer for my quetion. I will move to live in Berlin with my husband. I have a Tunisian driving license so i need to know: How and where can I exchange my license? What are the ...
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Can you hold two working visas for two separate countries at once?

I do not believe this is a duplicate, but if it is please just point me in the correct direction. I currently hold a three year working visa for Germany and have recently received an offer to run ...
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Can I get a job if I dont know the local language? [closed]

I am a non-European citizen and I want to work in Germany though I do not understand nor speak nor write German language. I am wanting to know if I can get a job in IT industry if I don't know German. ...
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German Permanent Residence for spouse

I am currently on a dependant visa in Germany. My husband already has a blue card and would get a permanent residence by the end of this year. Until now, I have been obtaining a visa for my stay ...
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Work and Study in Germany

I am going to work and live in Germany in the next month as Software Engineer. I will have a work permit. Is it possible to study such as applying for a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's or this is not ...
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Strategies to find an house/apartment in Germany for expats

I need to rent a house in Seligenstadt (close to Darmstadt), the cheaper the better. How can I go about finding one as I don't know the country at all? What are the most popular websites for rentals ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Register flat before moving to it

I signed a sublease contract for the next month but I need to know if it's possible to have a new “Anmeldungbescheinigung” (Registering certificate) before moving to it in order to send document to my ...
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Can we apply for dependent visa based on German Job seeker visa?

I want to apply for German job seeker visa. Is it possible to apply Dependent visa for my family? If yes then can I apply these both simultaneously or it requires a gap? Can anyone throw some light on ...
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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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GEZ / ARD ZDF Germany Radio - can I ask not to pay for it?

I am living in Rostock since June 2014. I am an Italian citizen working here as a consultant (but paid by an Italian company and paying taxes in Italy). I am living in a (rented) furnished apartment, ...
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Obtaining an EU Blue Card with No Degree (Opening a current US Company)

From reading online it looks like i need the following: Usually the employee must have a university degree or comparable qualification. For some positions there are special requirements. I don't ...
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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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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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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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Education factor to immigrate to Germany - Don't have a Degree

I don't have a degree. May I apply for a Competency-based Degree in USA, would this be a good degree for immigration to Germany? This is a Bachelor's, but acquired online. Please check the program ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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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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Can one have their German Residence Permit Renewal Interview in their home country?

I have my German residence permit renewal interview soon. But since I am sick in my home country, can I reschedule it to be here? Is it possible?
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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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Unpaid internship visa in Germany for non-EU citizen

I have an internship offer from a tiny software company in Germany. I am from Turkey, so it's not in the EU. I am a university student. The internship is unpaid, and for 6 months. I am not eligible ...
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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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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

I'm an American working in Finland. This Fall, I'll be in Germany from Sept.–Jan. for work. Since it's longer than 3 months, I know that I need to register my local address. Do I also need to do ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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Deregistered from Germany and Returned

I used to study in Germany and currently graduated. According to law I have the right to work/reside for 18 months afterwards in Germany. When I was leaving the country I deregistered (Abmeldung) ...
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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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Non-EU citizen moving to Germany to live with German girlfriend

I am Brazilian and my girlfriend is German. Some weeks ago she had to go back and we thought about the possibility of me going to Germany so we could live together. For that, our initial plan was me ...
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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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Do I need any German work or residence permits for a German company to hire me to work in France? [closed]

I am a citizen and resident of India. I work as an independent software consultant. One of my customers is a company based in Germany. This German company has a client in Paris, France. The German ...
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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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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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Parental leave in Germany for expats

I'm from India and have been living in Germany with a work permit for the last 4 years. My wife is not working, but stays with me. We are expecting a baby in a few months. Due to some circumstances, ...