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

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Does moving to a second EU country with a permanent residence from the another country, grant permanent residence permit for second country as well?

I found some information here on the Eur-Lex page but was not sure about it. A friend has a permanent residence from Germany, if he moves with it to another EU country for a new job, can he convert ...
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Bring wife from Germany to the UK

I am asking on behalf of my brother. My brother is a British national. He brought his wife from Afghanistan to Germany where he has been living and working for the last 4 months. Now, he is planning ...
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German embassy asking for ZAB degree evaluation certificate

I am currently residing in Pakistan. I applied for a long term visa at German embassy on 21st of October and got a call today from the embassy to get my degree verified from ZAB. Although my degree is ...
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Getting the Permanent Residence Permit In Germany with and without the Blue Card

In this question I asked about new conditions or changes for the blue card: Are there new conditions for Getting the EU Blue Card in Germany? Now I want to know, if I don't have the blue card, and I ...
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Bring my wife to Germany

I am a British citizen and I have a wife and children who are living in Afghanistan. I would like to bring my wife, an Afghan national, to Germany, under the Surinder Singh route. My three children, ...
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Are there new conditions for Getting the EU Blue Card in Germany?

I have an interesting situation, I do have a Blue Card already, but they are saying it was issued wrongly. The Foreigner Office is checking what they can do. I already live and work here. They say ...
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Renting in Germany: how do I get a SCHUFA?

While looking for flats to rent I saw that someone aks for a SCHUFA. What do I need to do in that case?
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Documents to register in Germany (Anmeldung)

Is it possible to download in advance the documents I will need to fill to register in Germany? Since I do not speak German, I might need a bit of time to fill the documents as I will need to ...
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What documents are needed for an EU permanent resident to work in Germany?

Assuming one is a permanent resident of an EU state other than Germany (e.g. Czech Republic), what documents are needed for them to work in Germany? The German Federal Office for Migration mentions ...
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Driver's License in European Union

I am living in German - German Resident. I am not from Europe, I am from Brazil. Is there a way to get a driver's license in other European country? So that it is maybe faster and it would still be ...
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Why is it difficult to rent an apartment in Germany [closed]

Why is it difficult to rent an apartment in Germany. You say the country you come from, to the Land Lord, and suddenly they say to you by email: "Sorry, the apartment was reserved" It is also ...
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Canadian citizen moving to Germany. Very specific situation [closed]

My girlfriend is a 22 year old Canadian citizen. We're currently living in Albania, but I recently got hired in a company in Germany, so we're getting ready to move there by next month. I know that ...
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Renting an Appartment in Germany

I am very interested in an apartment in Germany. But the land lords want 3 years contract with me. They say it is minimum. Is this legal?
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German visa and Blue Card

I have an offer from a German employer and the salary is 63K Euros. I am in India right now, and want to understand the correct visa process and ability to work in Germany. During a conversation with ...
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How to Buy an Apartment in Germany living on the blue card [closed]

I would like to buy an apartment in Germany, and I live on the blue card. How can I do it? If not possible now, when will it be? What is the procedure?
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Germany Customer Protection Institution

I had problems hiring an internet provider in Germany (Unitymedia). To summarize, they told me that the services were available at my building, and at the end, no service was available. Then I hired ...
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How to go about leasing a car in Germany? [closed]

I will lease a car in Germany. What do I need in order to get it? What would be the procedures, documents needed? And last question is: I don't want to do any payment, of any percentage of the car. ...
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Romanian documents after marriage in Germany

I'm getting married with my fiancée, who is a Romanian girl. Since we live in Germany (I'm not German either - I'm Italian), we chose to marry under German law, therefore we also chose her to get my ...
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Can an EU national hold residence in two other EU countries?

I know questions like this one have been asked before, but my question is specifically in regards to healthcare. My wife is a Swedish citizen. She has also acquired permanent residency in the UK by ...
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Getting driver's license faster in Germany

A friend of mine told me that it is possible to get a driver's license in Germany in around one week. He says there are those "one week courses", that I could go and obtain my license faster. I have ...
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How to find an apartment well in advance?

I'm looking for an apartment to rent in Germany about four months from now - that is, starting January or February - as the period of notice on the current rental agreement is three months. As it ...
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What do these Gymnasium subject abbreviations stand for?

I'm an American who's relocated to Germany, along with my son. He's in 6th grade at a Gymnasium now. He brought home a list of his classes, and I'm baffled by the abbreviations. Can anyone help me ...
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Not having to surrender a German drivers license when getting a US license

From what I learned, I can get a Pennsylvania driver’s license without further tests (besides) vision, given that I have a German license, due to a reciprocal agreement between Pennsylvania and ...
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Economic options of health insurance for a foreigner student in germany

I'm a foreigner student who will do a master's degree in germany but as you know I need a health insurance plan. I looked up a little and found out that there are various options. One of them is AOK ...
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Is it possible as an EU citizen to get a driver's license in Germany without knowing German?

I'm an EU citizen. Is it possible for me to get a driver's license in Germany without knowing German? I don't already have a driver's license.
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Can I renew my blue card (from Germany) even if my passport expired?

I'm from a non-EU country and I have a blue card from Germany and I'm working there. Both my passport and the blue card are going to expire at the same time in a year from now. When my passport ...
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Resign Rental Contract Germany

I have signed a rental contract in Germany, but I don't like the location that much. The contract start September first, 2016. According to the terms I have to give a 3 months notice period before ...
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Can I bring my girlfriend to Germany for 6 months?

I'm a Greek PhD student living and studying in London. In one year from now I am required to do a "secondment" in a certain university in Germany which has a six-month duration. Having a Greek ...
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Can I work in Germany with a foreign (non EU) Engineering degree?

I've been looking for this for a while, I tried contacting people from the German embassy in my country (Morocco) to know more about it, but unfortunately no clear answer was given, since all they say ...
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Can I obtain German citizenship and retain my Australian citizenship?

Is it possible for an Australian citizen to acquire German citizenship and keep their Australian citizenship? (All the links I've been able to find are going the other way—about Germans retaining ...
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Applying for Blue card in Germany - Change in Employment contract date

I have applied for Employment visa from India with first week of July as Employment start date. I have got the visa for first 3 months and moved to Germany. Since there is a delay in starting the ...
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Is is legal to pay an extra fee for moving out early of an apartment in Germany? [closed]

I live in an apartment in Germany. The whole building belongs to a private company. My rental contract ends at the end of a month. I asked to move out at the middle of the month (still paying for the ...
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German national visa - category d, can spouse work?

I am currently a non-EU citizen. I have an offer from a company for work. The company stated that I will have to apply for a German national category-d visa. If I am a holder of German national ...
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Rights of EU/EC permanent residents - can I formally move?

I'm a permanent resident of an EU member state, but not yet a citizen of that country as the process will take another year or so (bureaucracy, sigh). So, I don't think I qualify as an "EU national" ...
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Moving to Germany

Hello everyone I would like help from someone who has had the same situation. I'm Lebanese and my wife is British. We live in Dubai. My wife got a job in Germany. As a Lebanese citizen, I need a ...
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Can't use my Dutch bank account in Germany. Is SEPA a total lie?

I have a bank account with ABN AMRO in the Netherlands. Since it's Euro-denominated and the app doesn't suck, I thought I'd just keep using it now I've moved to Germany. But this doesn't work. Two ...
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How important is knowing German in Germany?

I was recently speaking to a German about learning the language, and he said not to bother – whether planning a permanent move or only a short visit, you can get by just fine, as everyone there speaks ...
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Thinking of moving to Germany (Bavaria) [closed]

My family were thinking of moving to Bavaria, specifically Regensburg. While we were there on vacation we were very impressed with the city and the people. The work/life balance displayed by the ...
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Is police clearance required for study permit/visa for Canada?

Is police clearance documents required for a person who is a citizen & passport-holder of Bangladesh, lives in Germany (0.5 – 3 years) and now wants to apply for study permit/visa to study in ...
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The least painful way for tax returns in Germany?

What is the least painful, but still financially not (that much) burdening way for returning (income) tax in Germany? I have still not filed for tax returns for 2015. I started working in Germany in ...
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Will I be allowed back into Germany with an expired visa?

I'm currently in the US for vacation and fly back to Germany on the 20th. Unfortunately, on the 14th, my visa expired. I had applied for a new one before I left so its in progress but I've heard ...
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Living without registration of address in Germany?

I am a non-EU-citizen studying in Amsterdam who did an exchange semester in Germany. Since I am not a EU citizen, I had to get a National Visa (D) for my exchange Semester in Germany. I remember ...
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I have Aufenthaltstitel (German Residence Permit) and I am in India, can I visit Germany [closed]

I have Aufenthaltstitel which is valid till next year. I was in Germany till october 2015, and then I returned back to India. I want to pursue employment opportunities in Germany, is it possible for ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany from Abroad? Need help!

Me and my husband are moving to Germany for his new job near Stuttgart. Currently we live in The Netherlands and have a big problem renting the apartment from abroad. Basicly nobody want's to rent us ...
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In Germany, can I register for an Anmeldung before I have found permanent accomodation?

The Anmeldung (citizen registration) is required for opening a bank account. I am currently staying at an AirBnb. I have read that landlord confirmation is required to receive an Anmeldung. I have ...
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What does (m/w) mean on German job adverts?

I see a lot of German job adverts with "(m/w)" after the title: Web Developer (m/w) Please could someone tell me what it means? And also what "(m/f)" means in the same context.
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How to register residency in Germany

I'm Italian and I'm moving to Germany for work; I will also take my wife and 4 year old son. How do I proceed to register residency? And once I register can my son go to school right away? Details: ...
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How to find an English-speaking general practitioner in Germany?

I am an Italian citizen who moved to Rostock two years ago. I work as a full-time employee for a local company so everything (including my Krakenkasse registration) has been sorted out already. I ...
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Does my wife qualify for German pre- and post-natal care?

Here is our situation: I am a dual US and EU (non-German) citizen My wife is a US citizen and we married in the US We relocated here for my wife's work. She works for an American company and has a ...
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How to inform foreign office in Germany regarding Blue card when leaving Germany?

I am working in Germany since February, 2016 and I have a blue card which is valid till 2020. Due to some reasons am resigning my current job and leaving Germany permanently and moving back to my home ...