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

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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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German bluecard vs work permit in context of education

I looked this question: Blue Card vs Work Permit for IT Specialists but have some additional questions. I try find job in Germany as software developer. I have master degree as physicist. Does it ...
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Intra Company Transfer to Germany : Choices to leave the company

I got intra company transfered (from India) to Germany 1.5 year back with a contract term of 2 years (Blue Card) I wish to continue working long term in Germany and Would like to understand, if ...
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Considering German Residence Permit Types

I am an American citizen intending to relocate with my German partner (unmarried) to Germany in a few months' time. We have been told unequivocally I can only have one of three permit types (an ...
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Conversion of work permit into blue card

I am a software engineer with 9 years of experience in India and a Bachelor's degree recognized in Germany in the same domain moving to Germany for 1 year, for an "on site" role. My employer ...
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Do I need ANABIN certificate to apply for work visa to Germany?

I have got a job offer in Germany and I need to apply for a work visa/EU blue card. I have 4.5 years of experience in software development. I have completed my engineering from a well recognized ...
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Getting insurance for rented apartment which I am about to vacate

I am living in a rent apartment in Germany, my contract is about to expire and I also wish to move to another one. I haven't got any kind of insurance yet for this apartment. I have heard of tenants ...
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Settling Canadian Tax affairs as expat in Germany (Berlin)

On behalf of a pensioned Canadian friend living now in Berlin, Germany I have been asked to gather Informationen on how to deal with Canadian Tax affairs properly. Situation: retired with Canadian ...
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Bringing non-eu partner while on a Blue Card in Germany

I am a non-EU citizen, not married, but in a longterm relationship with another non-EU person. Currently I am applying for a Blue Card visa to Germany. I have two questions: 1) Is it possible to ...
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Germany Work visa dates

I am presently in India and travelling to Germany (dates in the application May 18th to October 16th) it is for 5 months. But since I have not got my visa yet, will there be still 5 months validity ...
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Can I work in EU with my student visa?

Can a non-EU citizen holding a Romanian student visa (Masters Degree), find a job in Germany and move there before finishing his study?
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Can I study in Germany with a criminal record from the US [duplicate]

I am a Chinese national who has lived in the US for 15+ years. I have a drug-related criminal charge against me from the US but I left the country before my court date (my lawyer did not feel like it ...
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What are the necessary procedures (unregistering, etc) to follow when leaving Germany as an expat?

I am not an EU national, but I hold the passport of a country which is in the Schengen area. I have been living in Germany since 2012 and hold a residence permit (permanent starting June 2019) and ...
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How does a drug arrest in the US affect chances of a student visa in Germany?

I was arrested 4 years ago in the US for drug-related charges. I have been formally charged with a crime, but I left the country before the court date and have not returned since. I believe I have a ...
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Marriage on a student visa Possible?

I am an Indian national, my wife to be is a Turkish national but was born in Germany and has a permanent residence permit, she can apply for German citizenship anytime but doesn't see any benefit ...
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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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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's residence permit

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account. I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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Does an international driving license still work in Germany after 6 months of residence?

My friend, who's not from the EU, has gotten an IDP (International Driving Permit) together with his driving license from his home country. Up to six months in Germany, he can use his driving ...
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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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Germany taxes at the first year living in Germany [duplicate]

I live in Germany since July of last year (2018), and I have never been here before and now I need to declare the taxes. One of the questions, when you are filling the form up is "Did you live abroad ...
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How to apply German Employment Visa (Based on Job Offer) for Non-EU National

I am an Indian Citizen and received a job offer from a German Employer to start working as a Software Engineer.They have offered me a permanent job in Germany and shared a signed job offer which i ...
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Moving to Munich [closed]

I have been looking at jobs in Germany and i stumbled across one in Munich that i am very interested in. However i heard that Munich is very expensive in comparison to other cities like Berlin. Also i ...
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Working in Germany

I am an Indian Citizen currently living in Mumbai.My partner recently got admission in WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management for MBA and the program starts in Sep 2019.We plan to get married in ...
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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

I am a Big Data Engineer in India with 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in a start up in Berlin with 51k euros fixed salary and 5k euros variable annually. I have a family of 4. My wife, ...
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How to get a ZAV

I am an IT professional with 13.5 years of experience in Infrastructure domain. I am interested in relocating to Germany and been contacted by one of the firms in India who can help me get a job there,...
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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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Germany work visa with drunk driving conviction

I am an IT professional with specialization in DevOps. I am offered a permanent position in a German software firm at their Berlin office. They are willing to sponsor my VISA and relocation along with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Germany Blue Card change job/employer

So it has been almost 6 months in Germany with my first job here on the Blue Card. Now I accepted another better offer which wants me to start on Apr 1. So I'm currently in my 2 week notice period ...
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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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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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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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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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Non-eu with contract in CZ but living/working in DE

I have this situation that I would appreciate some guidance/help with. I (non-EU) have been offered a job for working with a Czech company. The problem is that I won’t be living in the Czech Republic,...
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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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Can I exchange a UK for a DE license when my UK license is not yet about to expire?

I have a UK driving license that is valid until 2027. The license indicates that I originally passed my test in The Netherlands. Normally, EU licenses are not exchanged before they expire (source). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...