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

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Waiting time to receive German license

I went to the Buergeramt 6+ weeks ago and jumped through the hoops to convert my U.S. license to a German one. Can anyone who's gone through that tell me how long it took for their German license to ...
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Internship in Germany for recent US university graduate, visa?

I'm a US citizen who just received an offer for a paid internship that has potential to turn into a full-time position later on (for now, the internship duration will be 3 months). Though it is an ...
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German limited visa - how many days I can stay outside EU

I have Aufenthaltserlaubnis and because of some personal reasons, I have stayed outside Germany (and EU) for more than 160 days.  I would like to enquire how many days I can stay out of Germany, in ...
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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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Chances of German work visa rejection

I'm currently working in India. I have got a work offer from a German company and they have sent me the contract. I need to now apply for a work visa from here. I have got the offer as a software ...
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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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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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Aufenhaltstitel validity

Is my aufenhaltstitel still valid if my husband changed his employer and switched to EU blucard. Although my husbands previous employer didnt de register him and didnt cancel his aufenhaltstitel as ...
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Does your educational qualification need to be related to the job offer you get for EU Blue Card?

If I have a job offer in Financial Analytics from Germany eligible for Blue Card, but my recognized degree is Mechanical Engineering, would that cause any problem as an unrelated educational ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after quitting my Blue Card job?

I am from a non-EU country and hold a German "Blue Card EU" which is tied to a job I had in Germany. I worked there for 1 year but stopped working there last week. I am now in the process of applying ...
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Renew of 3 years working visa as married in Germany

How much time before my visa (3 years visa as married with a German National)expires can I apply for a new one? Thanks in advance!
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Change of Company and country - EU blue Card

I am holding a German EU blue Card and I have received an job offer from Latvia. EU blue Card I am holding only for 2 months now. But I am planning to movie to Latvia for my new job. What are the ...
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Changing title in the same company under Blue Card

I have blue card, and I want to change my role within the same employer. Working hours, address, and salary are all same as well. Do I need to get approval from Foreigners Office? I haven't competed ...
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German Blue Card De-registration and move to Netherlands

I am from India, working in Germany for 1 year and have German Blue card. Now I get a job in the Netherlands. If I deregister my German Blue card, can I travel with it to the Netherlands or Do I ...
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Blue card employer change

I have a blue card issued on (13-09-2018) and valid till (12-09-2022) with residence permit in Berlin.Employer name is not mentioned in the Blue-card and Zutsanblat I'm discharged off my duties from ...
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What are steps for getting ZAV certificat?

I'm Amit Kumar Ghosh from Bangladesh. I'm studying Automobile Engineering in India. Right now I'm in 4th year. I got internship offer from one company in Germany. I heard about ZVA certificate. ...