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

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Work permit update in Berlin

I came to Berlin from India on May 2019 to work as a software engineer in a startup in Berlin. I received my Blue Card on 30-Sep-2019 and it is valid for 4 years. I also received separate work permit ...
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Blue Card Germany

I have a Blue Card in Germany. I am working now but i just wanted to know, if for some reason company does not want me after 6 months. Does anybody knows what will happen ?! In my contract says that i ...
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Eligible for German work visa with “conditionally comparable” degree?

I have been offered the role of “Software developer” but my degree currently is a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology, Journalism and English). As far as the officials told me, I will only need a ...
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Radio tax already paid by landlord still getting paper to pay

I am living in Berlin for past one year. I was living in a shared apartment for 7-8 months. Then my landlord was paying radio tax for us. He gave me the number for it. I entered that here along with ...
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Works council approval Germany

Did anyone here need approval from a works council after receiving a job offer? How long did it take? In my case, after 3 rounds of interviews I was offered the position and after accepting it, the HR ...
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Can I live in Germany with my blue card while working remotely for a company in Switzerland?

I am Brazilian and I got a German blue card 8 months ago. I am considering changing jobs and working remotely for a company in Switzerland. I know that I can change to a German job as long as I go ...
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I have a work permit visa from the employer in Germany- Berlin. Will my wife get a dependent visa?

Both me and my spouse are Indian nationals. I have a work permit from one of the employers in Germany. I have 3 questions - 1. Is this work permit from the employer, limited only to this company? ie)...
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Blue card + starting my own business

Are Blue Card holders in Germany allowed to start a business besides their work as an employee? I'm a non-EU engineer, with a blue card, working fulltime in a company in Germany. I want to cofound a ...
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Germany Blue Card: Criminal Check + ZAB Certification + Attestation

For applying for Germany EU Blue card or job seekers visa, Do I need to submit background FBI check[USA] or police report[India] or my credit report etc. For ZAB certification, are official sealed ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving into The Netherlands with my non-EU partner

I am a Dutch/German and Brazilian citizen currently living in Brazil (been living here for 4 years now). Next year I will need to move back to The Netherlands, however, me and my Brazilian girlfriend ...
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Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria from Germany while holding a Type D visa in Germany?

I am in Germany and hold a Type D visa here. Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria while I am here in Germany on this Type D visa?
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Change from a German dependent visa to blue card?

My partner is on dependent visa with me and recently secured a job in another city. I have two questions regarding this. Can she just move to another city (to Berlin from Niedersachen) for her job? ...
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Is there a minimum duration requirement for employement contract when applying for a Blue Card through Germany?

Company managed to send the contract for 8 months instead of 1 year. I have appointment on Monday. There is a frequent mention of "at least 1 year employement contract" however these are from ...
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EU Blue Card with changing employers within Germany

I've worked in Germany for 3 years with the same employer/title. I had an EU blue card for 15 months when I was first here then lost it when I renewed my permit (after an increase in income ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Are the parents of an EU Blue Card holder eligible for a family reunification visa?

What are the rules for that would allow the parents of a Blue Card holder to immigrate to Germany?
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Can I apply for a German Blue Card with a Data Analyst/Data Science job?

I read that Blue Card salary thresholds are lower for mathematicians, scientists, IT professionals and doctors. Does this include Data Science/Data Analyst jobs? I have a Masters degree in Economics, ...
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Will bringing my mother in visitor visa to Germany cause any problems when I try to bring prove her hardship?

I am planning to bring my mother in visitor visa to Germany for a couple of months. At the moment she is staying with my wife in Sri Lanka. Later I planned to file a hardship case and see if I can ...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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What is a “Nachweis über die getrennte Namensführung”?

My French wife and my Dutch self got married when we were both living in Sweden. We have each kept our birth name after marriage. We are moving from England to Germany and along with my marriage ...
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What type of visa should I get to participate in startup programs in Germany?

I am from Asia and want to participate in startup programs in Germany*. What type of visa should I get? I also like to know if my proposal is accepted in an accelerator/incubator, what kind of visa do ...
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German Job seeking visa, Should I request a Diploma recognition?

I'm preparing my request for a job seeking visa, and as the email of the embassy state : 7.Deutscher Hochschulabschluss oder anerkannter ausländischer, einem deutschen vergleichbarer ...
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Do I need a local German bank account, if I have an account in another eurozone country?

SEPA is supposed to provide for a single Euro payments area, where direct deposits and direct debits are supposed to be unified across the eurozone. IBAN replaces local bank account numbers. A ...
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Renewal of expired blue card (more than 2 years overseas)

I am a PhD graduate from Germany. Later, I worked in Germany for a year. I have had a blue card since 2015, which can be used to work in any company in Germany until 2020. But I left Germany and went ...
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How to get an apostille for a German Master's degree for South Korea for a non-German national?

I did my Master's in Germany, now I want to start my Ph.D. from South Korea. The university in Korea demands that I submit my 'apostillized' master degree. This website provides the authorities ...
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National Visa Information

I have a type D visa, work permit for Germany after travelling from India. I got the visa via processing from the Indian employer. I am on deputation. Now if I find another local employer in Germany ...
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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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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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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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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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Switching between a Schengen visa and a residence permit in Germany

So the situation is as follows: I am from the USA. I entered the Schengen Area on August 6, 2017. I applied for a German language course that runs from October 16, 2017 through December 12, 2017. I ...
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Non-regulated job in Germany - Regular Work Permit for IT Specialists

In my ZAB certificate, it was mentioned that my foreign degree was not equivalent to a German bachelor's degree ruling me out from getting a Blue card. It was also mentioned that my foreign degree ...
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Multiple visas, want to switch jobs and countries

I have two visa right now one is Tier 2 from UK and other is blue card from Germany, I haven't been to Germany yet. The problem is after joining in UK I am thinking that the job is not good fit for ...
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Having an EU working holiday visa and a volunteer visa at the same time?

I currently have a valid German Working holiday visa. Is it possible to apply for, and receive, a volunteer visa to Hungary at the same time (application for residence permit for the purpose of ...
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What is the step by step procedure to obtain a ZAV certificate for Germany Schengen Visa?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 3rd year,I have been accepted for an internship in a German University, I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) after ...
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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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Regarding Aufenthaltserlaubnis German visa

I am having Aufenthaltstitel visa with Aufenthaltserlaubnis status the validity as mentioned on the visa is 16-08-2017. I worked at Germany for 9 months after that I came to India and stayed for more ...
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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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F1 visa - Third country

I am an Indian citizen, currently studying in a French University and doing my internship in Germany. I am applying for an exchange program in the US later this year. Therefore, I will be applying for ...
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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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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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Germany blue card and ZAB

I have bachelors degree from an Indian university but its not listed in ZAB. I have a job offer and I want to know what should I do.
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anabin database recognizes my university as H+, but my degree is not listed

I am in the process of applying for Visa for my masters in Germany. The university I received my bachelors is recognised as H+, but my specific degree is not in the list/data base. Will I have to ...
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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 ...