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

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Do you and your family apply for a German visa simultaneously if you have a job offer that entitles you to a Blue Card?

I have a job offer from a German company, and I am currently preparing my papers to apply for a visa (Blue card). I am married and would like to know if both my spouse and I can apply at the same time ...
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Working in Germany as a non EU

My fiancé wants to work in Germany and he is a Lebanese passport holding citizen. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and has been working for the past 4 ...
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Health insurance - working in Japan, dependents live in Germany

I'm a dual citizen; USA & Dutch. I've worked in Luxembourg for the past 5 years. I was a cross-border commuter, living with my family in Germany (wife + 3 kids). I've recently accepted a job ...
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Opening a German bank account remotely from Romania

I have been informed by my new employer that I need to supply them with a valid German bank account. I am starting with them in one month, and have no apartment (in the search for which I also need a ...
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I got a job offer from Germany. What now?

I have been offered a job in Germany and I have received the employment contract as well. I am a software engineer and I have the complete transcript with a stamp which states degree completed. Would ...
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Germany: Permanent Resident - Spouse visa language requirement

I'm from India and I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (Unlimited settlement permit) in Germany this January. I'm getting married in June and my fiancée hasn't enrolled for any German classes so far and ...
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Standard format of resignation letter in Germany

I've an infinite contract with a company and now I wish to leave that company. Is there any standard format of resignation letter I should sign? The letter which I got from HR states as below, please ...
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Work permit for dependent in Germany [closed]

I have two questions: Whether my spouse can work in a dependent visa? If yes, what is the probability for her to get a job? Thank you
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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) in printing process, can I change job without worrying about visa being revoked?

My German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) is in printing process since officer said it takes 4 -5 weeks. Now I want to change my job, is there any chance my current employer can ...
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Moving to Spain from Germany with an EU blue card

I am an EU blue card holder living in Germany for about 4 years. Recently I got a job offer in Spain as Java Developer, which I intend to take. But the company and I are oblivious to the visa process. ...
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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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Health insurance questioning my finances again

I moved to Munich in November and after months of trying I eventually managed to get a state policy with Mobil Oil. I saw a doctor and was referred to hospital for an operation. Before I arrived home ...
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Minimum percentage employment to be eligible for German public health insurance (GKV)?

What is the minimum percentage (of full-time) employment required to be eligible for the mandatory German public health insurance? Is there any wage rate requirement for that employment? That is, if i ...
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What is the process for getting a ZAV Certificate on your own for Germany?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 4th year. I have been accepted for an internship in a German University. I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) at 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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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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Marriage with Schengen visa in Germany with German citizen

I would like to know if it's possible for my boyfriend to come to marry me in Germany with a Schengen visa. He holds an Azerbaijani passport. It would be very helpful because right now I am pregnant ...
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Church tax back payment when leaving

I've started working in Germany two years ago. During the anmeldung I declared that I don't belong to any religious organization. I am an atheist, but I was baptized in Poland. I thought that saying ...
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Bring girlfriend to Germany

I'm Mexican. I have a student visa for Germany. I'm allowed to work and I'm doing Studienkolleg now in order to enter university. I want to bring my girlfriend to Germany. She isn't an EU citizen ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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Can my wife enter Germany in order to apply for a family reunion visa?

In another post of mine, it was brought to my attention that my wife would have trouble entering Germany as a Canadian citizen in order to apply for a family reunion visa from within Germany. The ...
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After permanent residency in Germany, how long can I reside outside of Germany and retain it?

I am Indian, have a permanent visa in Germany (not a passport) after marriage with a Romanian citizen. I have my business here. Now I have some problem in India and I have to go back there. My ...
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Education and Experience are not in Syn for Germany Job seeker visa

I have a chemical Engineering degree and I am working in IT as a programmer Analyst since 7 years on H1B in USA (Indian National). Do I qualify for Germany Job Seeker Visa? Is there any chance for ...
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US citizen working for US company in Germany

I am a US citizen and have been offered a job by a company in the US. However, they want to give me a US contract and assign me to work at the parent company office space in Germany. So I will be ...
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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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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 drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

I am an Indian national and since I was working in the UK as a resident, I obtained a UK driving license. After that I moved to India, which means that now I am no longer a UK resident. After 6 ...
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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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Job-seeker visa or work permit visa for a low-paying job [closed]

I already have a job in a German company, but the salary is lower than the blue card limits. I know that there is a work permit visa, which does not have salary limits. However, I am trying for ...
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I want to switch EU countries between my Bachelor's and Master's; must I leave Europe?

I'm an Iranian student who did his Bachelor's in Italy in cinema. Now I want to do my Master's in another country in Europe, like Germany. Does anyone know if I would need to go back to Iran and ask ...
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I'm being charged with the Kirchensteuer after 4 month of apply the Kirchenaustritt

I've been working in Germany since September 14, 2017. I was informed about the Kichensteuer (Church tax) a few days after arriving. Then I had to get my Kirchenaustritt that declares that I'm leaving ...
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Shared flat and Germany family reunification visa for a third-country national?

As per section 3.1.1 of this document, the living space requirement for the German family reunification visa of a third-country national is 12 sqm per person: "Without prejudice to state provisions,...
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EU Blue Card Germany without degree [duplicate]

About me: I finished my computer engineer career in 2016 but don't have the degree because i still haven't delivered my thesis ( i'm unable to do so at the moment). I also have 3 years of experience ...
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Will a (landline) phone bought in France work in Germany?

I have a landline phone bought in France. It comes with two connectors. I believe the first follows some common standard and the second is exclusively French. Will this phone work in Germany? Are ...
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Voluntary top-up payments to German state pension

The first question, I guess, would be how many years payments minimum must one make in order to receive a German payment in retirement. I have a friend who worked as self employed for 6 or 7 years ...
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What obligations are incurred by registering as a German resident?

I'm a Norwegian citizen, and am considering spending extended periods of time in Germany, potentially to the point of being a resident for some or all of a tax year. I currently live outside the EEA ...
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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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If I receive a pay cut, will I lose my Blue Card immediatelly?

I'm a Brazilian computer scientist. I have had a Blue Card since August. My probation period with the company I'm working for ends on the 23rd, and suddenly they want to reduce my pay by 55% (which ...
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Will my Bachelor's degree be recognized if it's missing in the Anabin database?

So I have just submitted my documents for EU blue card in Germany. I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree from a H+ Doctoral university from USA. But my major - Computer Engineering is not in the ...
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Can I keep my family in Germany and work in Finland on a work permit?

I have a residence permit (not a blue card) of Germany until January 2018, and the Rathaus has given me a Fiktionsbescheinigung until May 2018, waiting for me to submit a new contract. Now I have a ...
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Will they renew my Aufenthaltstitel of my passport expires on the same day?

Aufenthaltstitel (German Residence permit) I expiring the same day as my passport. I was wondering if they would deny my new application for Aufenthaltstitel if my passport expires the day I get it ...
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Schengen visa for internship

I want to do an internship at an engineering company in Munich. As the duration of my stay is less than 90 days, I was told that I must apply for a uniform short-stay Schengen visa. But what should I ...
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Schengen visa for internship [duplicate]

I want to do an internship at an engineering company in Munich. As the duration of my stay is less than 90 days, I was told that I must apply for a uniform short-stay Schengen visa. But what should I ...
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Freelancing in Germany when earning only little income

I plan to move to Germany with my spouse soon, and I will be employed full time. We do not speak the language, therefore it would be quite difficult for my spouse to find work. My spouse would like ...
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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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German work visa application passport submission

I need to apply for a German work visa. I found that the application process can take up to two months and that you need to submit your passport along with the application. Is this correct? I live ...
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Is it possible to get a work permit in Germany without a degree but with solid offer/contract as a software developer?

Currently I am living in Berlin with a regular residence permit. Recently I got a really good offer (45k € / year) from a software company based in Berlin. Do I have a chance to get a work permit?
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Can I (an American) join my American boyfriend who works in Germany?

My boyfriend and I are both Americans. He maybe taking a job in Germany. How can I accompany him there even though I'm not a spouse?
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I have a criminal record in Canada. Can I enter Germany?

I am an Indian citizen and I was charged with criminal harassment in Canada. I am looking to marry a girl who is a German citizen. Can I enter Germany after marriage and get German citizenship?
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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 ...