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

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Filing German tax refund 2019 from abroad

I worked in Germany for the entire 2019 and now I have moved to the UK. I need to file for the tax refund for the year 2019. Can someone answer the following questions for me: I do not have a ...
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Understand a German employment visa rejection

I am a non-EU national (Ecuador). I've been working in the EU (not in Germany) for the past 3 years as a risk analyst. I hold a BA from the UK and a MSc from Italy. I received a job offer from a ...
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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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Update residential address in Blue card - Munich - COVID-19 times

I would like to update my residential address on my Blue card. The Anmeldung is already done. I have mailed the Foreigners' office who asked me to call a number that is out of service. And since ...
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May a blue card dependent stay out of Germany for more than six months?

My wife is a pregnant (now in 6th month) and she wants to stay in India for almost 10 months (for delivery, visa for baby too), I want to know is there any article number that allows the blue card ...
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Residence status when moving between EU countries

I'm a third-country national with permanent residence status in the Czech Republic. My partner is a Czech citizen (my residence is also tied to our relationship), and we will soon be moving to Germany ...
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Blue Card additional sheet restrictions - employer name

I am a non-EU citizen currently working in Germany as a software engineer. I entered Germany with an entry visa on which it says "Blaue Karte" and my employer name, and that happened in February. I ...
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Exchanging UK License for German License (but with a twist)

I currently hold a UK Driving License but am living in the US, and I am looking to move to Germany. The issue I have is that the UK license card I seem to have is an older card, which does not have ...
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Out of Germany more than 6 months. Is my Aufenhaltstitel still valid? [duplicate]

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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US Citizen living in UK with ILR, can I work remotely as freelancer for German company while residing in UK?

I am a US citizen and have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I am eligible to apply for citizenship now but I haven't yet. Because of the pandemic I am living in London but I was offered a job ...
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City Registration in Germany

Is city registration associated with the length of the rental contract? I did my city registration last year when I moved to Germany, My rental contract will end next month which I am planning to ...
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Question about same sex marriage in Germany

I am Ayoub from Morocco. I live in Hamburg in illegal situation 'til now, knowing that same sex marriage is not legal in my home country. My question is if I get married with my partner here in ...
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Changing employer with a Blue Card during Corona crisis, with a lower salary

I have a question and I hope some of you may have some advice. I arrived in Berlin 3 months ago (in February 2020) as a non-EU citizen, and I am a Blue Card holder. I've done the Anmeldung, didn't get ...
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Same Job and Salary But Change of Location (Company Has Many Offices) Inside Germany

I have a German BlueCard (for the last 2 months) which I got at city X, which is one of my company's several locations. Now my company HQ is in city Y (both X and Y are inside Germany, different ...
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Is it possible to extend the validity of blue card (Germany) from India

Is it possible to extend the validity of the blue card (Germany) from India?
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How to inform Foreign office about Leaving Germany (Currently Working on a Blue Card)

I am a Non-EU citizen and I am working in Germany for around 1 year 11 Months now. Now due to some personal reasons, I am leaving Germany. I have started with the De-Registration process (Abmeldung), ...
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De-registering early in Germany to get rid of gym membership

My gym is not refunding me for losing time with Corona so if it's possible I would like to get rid of the membership ASAP. I would move out of Germany back to the Netherlands at the end of June. I ...
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Declaring a yearly bonus in Germany

I have been working for a year in Germany as an EU national, last January I was paid a yearly bonus in brutto corresponding to the previous fiscal year. I wonder whether should I declare that bonus ...
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Status in Spain while holding a German residence permit

I was working in Germany, and I also have the residence card, but I left for Spain, since it's also Schengen they didn't do any passport checks, also to work and also applied for the visa just in ...
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Is it permitted to do remote/freelance work for a non-German company while on a work visa in Germany?

If I was able to get a work permit through a part time ESL teaching job, would I be allowed to keep my 25 hour a week remote job through a US company? Does Germany allow for those on work permits to ...
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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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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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Working for German company with French passport talent residence permit

I hold French “passeport talent” four-year residence permit and have already worked in France for last three years. I am being offered a job by a German company who are happy with me working from ...
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Horse riding books in German

Is there a book that I can use to learn all the needed German vocabulary related to horse riding? When I was in UK there were a lot of books to prepare for the examinations (like Stage 1, Stage 2 etc)...
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Payment failed due to low funds. How to avoid negative schufa score

I payed at a supermarket in Germany for amount of 55.21 EUR with my debit card. Due to low funds (my bad did not check my account) the transaction failed when the bank tried to get the money from my ...
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My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?

My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?
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Blue card change of company

I have a Germany Blue Card and want to change my employer. And there is a rule in blue card: For the first two years of employment, approval from the Foreigners’ Registration Office must be ...
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Indices about cost of living and income in Germany

I am searching for cost of living or consumer price index for German cities. I know Numbeo and others but it doesn't cover all Germany. And also the average income (disposable or gross). I hope to ...
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What is this white tube above the window in my apartment letting in cold air?

I recently moved to Berlin, Germany and I have this white tube above the window in my apartment. There an opening at the top of it where cold air comes out of. On the right it says "midi". What is it,...
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Change family status in Germany without visiting Kreisverwaltungsreferat

I've divorced not that long ago and now, being a Germany resident I need to change my tax status - for that I need to change my family status first (I'm living with my son from first marriage). I've ...
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Student Visa Germany

My friend was convicted for DUI, his BAC was 0.047, legal limit in India is 0.03%, he was fined for DUI, I was riding pillion with him and I was also fined for negligence. I will be applying for ...
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Moving to Germany from Australia as a Software Developer

I'm an Australian citizen, software developer planning to move to Germany. I know that as an Australian citizen I'm allowed to stay in Germany for up to 90 days. But it looks like to get a job I need ...
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can a part-time contract good enough to apply work permit after graduated in local school with a job seeking visa?

I graduated with my art master in local German University, having my job seeking visa and it goes to my 17 months, I got a part-time contract (Arbeitsvertrag für gewerbliche Arbeitnehmer)which is not ...
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Does Germany have a comprehensive occupational classification?

For example, Canada has National Occupational Classification, and Australia and New Zealand have the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). So, does Germany have ...
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Same sex marriage. How can I come and get visa for living together with my German partner?

am from India and currently living in Paris France and I am having my partner is from German citizen we are in relationship for last two more years but now we starts living together in Germany we are ...
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Having a side job with a working permit in Germany

I have a working permit(Aufenthaltserlaubnis) for five years, that is tied to the company which I'm working full time at. I come from a non-EU country. My Zusatzblatt says: "BESCHÄFTIGUNG NUR GEM. § ...
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Does the salary of a PhD student at a German university meet the financial requirement for a German Type D/National Visa?

This is a question for Nationals from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, United States of America who have successfully obtained their Student Visa/...
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Can I change jobs after 4 months as a Blue Card holder in germany? [duplicate]

I have received a better job offer than the one I'm currently in and I was wondering if it's possible to change jobs?
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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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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity on staying abroad longer than 6 months in a year

I have a niederlassungserlaubnis (permament residency) in Germany. As I like travelling. I go abroad a lot for vacation purposes. I know that staying abroad for more than 6 month in a row, makes your ...
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How to search Anabin website to comply with Germany work visa requirement?

I struggle to find information on how to utilize the search functions in Anabin's website in order to produce the result of my University name and my degree in one search functions. I graduated with a ...
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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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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card for year 2020?

I have a foreign university degree and a job offer with gross pay of €54000. Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval, or can I apply for the visa directly?
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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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Germany Blue Card surname change after wedding

I am a BlueCard holder and been working in Germany for 6 months now and I have a wedding in 3 months. Wedding will not be in Germany, it will be in my home country. After marriage, my surname will ...
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EU Blue Card Extension

I was recently issued a blue card. Expiry of blue of the card is about one year corresponding to the expiry of my passport. Though I have a permanent contract, I was told by the immigration officer ...
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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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Can one file German tax returns twice for the same year?

Recently I found out you can file for tax returns on paid university tuition. I studied in a private German University. 2018 was my first working year in Germany. When I filed for the tax returns (...
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How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder?

How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder(or a Niederlassungserlaubnis holder). I am an Indian citizen living in Italy on ...
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Marriage after EU Blue Card

I am and my husband is non-EU citizen. I work in Germany with the EU Blue Card as an IT Specialist since April 2019 and then 7 months later I got married (It means; first I started to work with Blue ...

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