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

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Lost id/Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

(Asking for a friend; yes, really.) I'm a Japanese expat in Germany and I've lost my wallet in a DB train, including my id and visa (Aufenthaltstitel), credit cards and all. I've naturally cancelled ...
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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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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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Travel to Romania with German Work visa

I have work visa for Deutschland (Germany) which is valid till August and I plan to travel Romania for 3 days in April. Do I need Romania visa too? I don't have residence permit as of now.
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When will the immigration process change in Germany? New Blue Card Model, or Points Bases?

The Residence act in Germany, 19 a, talks about the blue card, and the requirements to obtain it. It is also part of the regulation to consider Work Experience to issue a Blue Card, however, no means ...
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I found a new Job, higher salary - Changing Employers under the Germany's Regular work permit

I work and live in Germany. I am receiving an offer from another employer in Germany. I am an IT Specialist, and this offer is within IT Field. However I don't hold a blue card, because I don't ...
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Does Germany recognize the Surinder Singh ruling?

Under the Surinder Singh ruling, an EU citizen can choose to be treated under EU freedom of movement law in his or her own country after having exercised freedom of movement in another EU country. ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

A few days ago, my boyfriend, who is a German citizen, and I were married in Denmark. Ours is a same-sex union, and we don't know what awaits us in Germany. I am a Yemeni citizen (a third-world ...
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How do I apply for EU Blue Card after receiving job offer from Germany?

I have received a job offer from Germany and currently in the process of applying for visa. My employer has asked me to apply for visa to obtain a residence permit under act 18 (which is for ...
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Settlement Permit in Germany Granted due to High Salary?

I am receiving an offer from a German company as a Software Engineer, and I now have 90k as salary. I am under a normal work permit and have lived in Germany for 1 year and 4 months. If I accept ...
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Lived in Italy and moved to Germany, do I have to file a tax return in Italy?

I moved to Italy last year and worked for 3 months there before moving to Germany for another job and live here since July. I will file a tax return here for sure (mainly because I know I will get a ...
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German internship visa to job visa conversion [closed]

I applied for a German internship visa recently and the process is in its final stages. My employer told me today that he would like to hire me full-time after the internship. So is it possible to get ...
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German Blue Card Work Visa

I am Egyptian and I am trying to relocate to Germany and to get a Blue Card work visa. I have all my papers ready, as well as a job offer. In my country, the German Embassy is overloaded, so it means ...
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In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift?

I've recently moved to Germany and I am used to having unpaid lunch time; so I've been coming in at 8am; 1 hour lunch and leaving at 17 (5pm). But I've noticed some people here who, when they come ...
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Quitting a job after signing the contract in Germany

I have completed my Master's in Germany. I have got an offer from a company, which I should accept within 5 days. There is positive feedback from another company, but no offer has been made yet and it ...
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Is my work visa in Germany still valid after being terminated from my job (I'm American)? [duplicate]

I've been in Germany for over 2 years and my Aufenthaltstittel is valid until 2019. I am disputing my termination in court. It has yet to go to trial. I'm wondering though if I am eligible to find ...
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Is a graduate degree required to get a blue card in Germany?

I know this has been asked before, but I'd like to know if anything has changed since. Is it still required to have a graduate degree to get a German Blue Card? I'm from India, I'm sure that's ...
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Turkish ex-national currently living in Germany without citizenship anywhere [closed]

To explain the title: due to former political activity opposing the Erdogan administration, my Turkish citizenship has now been withdrawn. I was aware of the looming danger of this happening, for ...
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I have an unlimited German residence Visa, but I haven't been there for 6 years. Will I be able to go back with the same visa?

Since 1999 I lived in Germany with an unlimited Residence Visa. In 2010 I left the country and I am now living in India. Can I go back to Germany with the same Residence Visa that I already have? If I ...
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Can I get a German visa extension when my Blue Card expires? [closed]

I am non-EU Asian (Graduate from Germany). I have a Blue Card which is valid for 2 years; it expires in three months. My company told me that it will not extend my work contract at the end of these ...
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How to obtain a German work permit for a software engineer without educational background

I'm a web developer at an intermediate level (some experience but not senior) and I'm about to receive a job offer from an employer in Berlin. For this purpose, I would require a work permit. However,...
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Cannot renew my passport

I'm an Egyptian married to a German, same-sex marriage. I cannot renew my passport at the embassy because I have reached the age of compulsory military. My residency ID in Germany expires with my ...
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I am on a “befristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis” but have paid Arbeitslosenversicherung for 1 year. Can I claim Arbeitslosengeld I?

My current Aufenthaltserlaubnis gives me unrestricted access to the job market, but it is befristet and expires in 3 years. There is nothing on it that states I have no access to state funds, unlike ...
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Will I lose my student Aufenthaltstitel if I take an academic leave for pregnancy? [closed]

I am a Ukrainian citizen currently studying in Germany and I have my Aufenthaltstitel valid till October 2017. I am taking academic leave for pregnancy for couple of years starting from the next ...
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Travelling for work and refused entry to Germany

I need some help urgently. I am from Mauritius and I have a permanent job confirmed in Dusseldorf, Germany. I have contract and confirmation letter from the company and some other documents from them....
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Travelling for work and refused access [duplicate]

I need some help urgently. I am from Mauritius and I have a permanent job confirmed in Dusseldorf, Germany. I have contract and confirmation letter from the company and some other documents from it. ...
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Blue Card and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Germany [duplicate]

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphics Design (4 year degree) of a H+ certified school that I found in Anabin http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html and would like to apply for a Blue Card in Germany. ...
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International birth certificate

I am British having a baby with my German girlfriend. She was told that I would need to have my international birth certificate to be added to the baby's birth certificate. We are unmarried. The ...
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Deutsche Bank rejected Amazon's bill on my account, and now I must pay Amazon EUR 3.00 more for “Rücklastschriftentgelts”?

Not sure if this is the right SE to ask this question. If somebody finds it inappropriate please point it out/move it to the right SE. So I currently live in Germany and I have a bank account (...
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Which ANABIN Certificate do I need for Work Visa? If I want Aufenthaltserlaubnis (Resident permit) Germany

I am a professional software developer with an experience of 5 years. I am currently in Karachi, Pakistan. I got an offer from Munich Germany company. To get the Visa from the German General ...
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Moving to Germany with partner and small child [closed]

I am currently a UK resident and both me and my partner are EU nationals. We have jobs here, but she will soon go on maternity leave. Her limited duration contract will end while she's on maternity ...
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Forgot to Cancel My Appointment

I am applying for a family reunion visa and forgot to cancel my appointment with the German Embassy in Manila. I cannot cancel it anymore. What do I do? I have been calling the embassy but no answer ...
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Bringing wife, children, and mother to Germany [closed]

I need some help. I am a British national and live and work in Germany. I have four children, 9/7/5/1 years old who are British citizens by descent and have British passports. My wife and my mother ...
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US software engineer living in Germany on spousal visa. Can he work remotely for US company?

My husband and I are headed to Germany with my company. We will have residents permits and understand my husband is authorized to work there on his spousal visa. However, as a software engineer he ...
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Would Ireland visa application affect a German student visa application?

I applied for an Ireland visa under Conference/Event sometime back. My visa not refused, but it was not granted and I was given the right to appeal and included missing documentation. I did not appeal ...
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How to get temporary Permesso di Soggiorno?

I am renewing my Permesso di Soggiorno. I want to travel to Germany for Christmas vacation to visit my sister, but I'm waiting for the renewal of my Permesso di Soggiorno to be complete How to get ...
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Do they check for herpes during the medical exam for a visa for Germany?

I am a doctor planning to apply for a specialization in surgery in Germany. I have just been diagnosed as herpes positive during a checkup. During the visa-required medical examination, I know that ...
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Can a person travel on the dependent visa and work?

I am getting an employment visa (long term) for Germany. My wife will be traveling with me as dependent on "Family reunion" visa. Both of us will be getting eAT (Electronic residence permit) once we ...
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Do I still have to pay the Runkfunkbeitrag as a tenant sharing a house with landlords, while paying the “Warmmiete” already?

I recently moved to Germany and I currently live in a house shared with the landlords, whereby I pay a fixed "Warmmiete" every month and don't have to pay anything extra for electricity, gas, internet ...
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US citizen married to German: work permit valid across the EU?

I'm a US citizen married to a German national. I am about to move to Germany and to start the application process to obtain a residence/work permit via my German spouse with a local German ...
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End of rental contract in Germany - Nebenkosten

I have finished my rental contract in Germany, and have done so at the end of last month - October 2016. My notice period is 3 months, therefore the end of contract is at January 2017. So far so ...
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File Tax Refund in Germany - 2016 Tax Declaration Germany and Tax Return [closed]

I am married since the beginning of 2016, but just this month my wife joined me. My Tax category changed from 1 to 3 How can I get the refund of the whole year as if I was in category 3 from the ...
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Wife found job in Germany, while I am still looking. Should I apply for a permit with her now?

We are both citizens of a non-EU country. Her new employer took care of German employment authority approvals and she will apply for a national visa next week. My current company is looking for a job ...
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How long does it take to verify previous immigration history in Germany?

Yesterday, I went to German Embassy in New Delhi to submit my documents for a blue card visa. The visa officer told me that, since I have lived in Germany in past and am now I’m applying again, they ...
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Living in Germany and getting a driving license from Italy or USA

I am originally from Egypt. I know how to drive and I have an Egyptian driving license. But unfortunately it is not valid in Germany, where I live at the moment. Getting a driving license in Germany ...
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Driver's license study guide for Germany in the Pakistani language [duplicate]

I need a driver's license study guide for Germany in the Pakistani language. I currently reside in Germany.
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Probable issues when exiting Schengen area on expired residence permit

Coming here from my question on travel.stackexchange My girlfriend is a Mexican passport holder. She studied in Netherlands for her masters and she possesses a residence card/permit from The ...
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I have a 3 year German Aufenthaltserlaubnis in IT and I want to renegotiate my hours. What should I look out for?

I'm a US expat holding a 3-year German Aufenthaltserlaubnis, and an unlimited work contract as a software developer. I'm planning to re-negotiate my working contract to reduce my working hours from ...
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I am a US citizen and want to move to Germany with my husband who is a EU citizen of the UK. Do I require a residence or spouse visa? [duplicate]

I want to make sure I'm applying for the right visa. I am a US citizen who has been married to a EU citizen from the UK for almost a month now. We plan to move to Germany together and plan to reside ...
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Transferring investment money from home country

I've recently moved to Germany, working as an expatriate. I have some investment money in my home country, which I would like to transfer it to here. However, I'm not really sure about the procedure. ...