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

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Should I submit my CV while applying for a German student visa?

During German student visa application, if I provide my CV along with my application, would it increase my chances of getting my visa, or decrease the visa processing time?
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Can I apply for a student visa without my Bachelor's degree certificate?

I am in my last semester of my Bachelor's degree, and I have been accepted & (conditionally) registered to a German university for my Master's degree. Due to the pandemic, my graduating is ...
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Internship in Germany as a non-EU citizen, do I need the internship visa if I am already living in another EU country with a residence permit?

I am a student from outside the European Union currently starting my Master's in Tallinn, Estonia. I have lived here for 3 years already as I completed my bachelor's, naturally, I have a residence ...
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Freelancer Visa for EU especially German speaking countries

I am an Engineer / PhD and have been freelancing as a consultant for a long time. It so happens that most of my clients are in EU mostly Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands. I have been debating ...
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How much does it cost to repair a water damaged floor of bathroom in Germany?

I don't know whether it's right place to ask this question, but I'm in trouble to find an advise anywhere. Recently I have moved to Germany for work reason and I rented an apartment in Wuppertal. ...
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Filing German tax refund 2019 from abroad

I worked in Germany for the entire 2019 and now I have moved to the UK. I need to file for the tax refund for the year 2019. Can someone answer the following questions for me: I do not have a ...
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Update residential address in Blue card - Munich - COVID-19 times

I would like to update my residential address on my Blue card. The Anmeldung is already done. I have mailed the Foreigners' office who asked me to call a number that is out of service. And since ...
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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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Payment failed due to low funds. How to avoid negative schufa score

I payed at a supermarket in Germany for amount of 55.21 EUR with my debit card. Due to low funds (my bad did not check my account) the transaction failed when the bank tried to get the money from my ...
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Blue card change of company

I have a Germany Blue Card and want to change my employer. And there is a rule in blue card: For the first two years of employment, approval from the Foreigners’ Registration Office must be ...
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Indices about cost of living and income in Germany

I am searching for cost of living or consumer price index for German cities. I know Numbeo and others but it doesn't cover all Germany. And also the average income (disposable or gross). I hope to ...
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Student Visa Germany

My friend was convicted for DUI, his BAC was 0.047, legal limit in India is 0.03%, he was fined for DUI, I was riding pillion with him and I was also fined for negligence. I will be applying for ...
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can a part-time contract good enough to apply work permit after graduated in local school with a job seeking visa?

I graduated with my art master in local German University, having my job seeking visa and it goes to my 17 months, I got a part-time contract (Arbeitsvertrag für gewerbliche Arbeitnehmer)which is not ...
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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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Germany City Registration with wrong address

I moved to another town for a new job. It is very hard to find a new apartment in another town. I saw a shared room on video and signed the contract. After moving to a new town, the landlord has ...
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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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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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Can one get tax credit or deduction if they pay for the relative's university education?

I'm going to pay for my brother's university tuition next year. He will study in a German university. I am working in Germany. Am I allowed to file the tuition as tax return for myself?
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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 ...
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How can I get out of Iran? [duplicate]

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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School system in Germany?

I was wondering if anyone can explain me the school system in Germany. I very recently got my daughter enrolled at a local school and got then got her health check up done at the public health ...
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Keeping health insurance between jobs in Germany

I am relocating from Germany to the Netherlands, and also switching jobs. Between the end of my current contract and the start of my new one, there is a 1 month gap (January), where I would be ...
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Fee for statement of comparability

I applied for statement of comparability to Zab and they asked me to pay the fee like 200€. I want to ask that how can i pay it? Like which bank. Ive gone to UBL and they said that they dont know any ...
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Work Permit Remarks Blue Card

I got my work Visa today for period of 6 months and it has the remarks which I am confused about. Tätigkeit für <company name> GEM_ §2(1) NR.2 BeschV Aufenthaltsdauer entspricht gultigkeit Can ...
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Request a copy of Lohnsteuerbescheinigung from abroad (German annual income tax document)

I have returned to the U.S. after some years living in Germany, and my tax advisor needs a copy of my 2018 Lohnsteuerbescheinigung. Is there a standard way to request a copy of this from abroad? I ...
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Blue card - Work Visa Germany

I received my national Type D visa from the Germany consulate, the process was only one week. While submitting my documents to the consulate, the lady there told me that my university as per anabin ...
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Anabin ZAB Evaluation for EU Blue card - Masters of Engineering

I am moving from NYC to Berlin and I have an unlimited contract with my company (intra-transfer). I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Mumbai(both the school and the ...
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Applying for German work visa - is different spelling of my name in passport and in contract going to be a problem?

I'm applying for German national visa, and after taking a look at my contract again, I noticed that my name spelling in contract and in my passport is different. In the passport it's Aleksandr, but in ...
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Aufenhaltstitel validity [duplicate]

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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Aufenhaltstitel validity after staying away from Germany for more than a year?

I went to consulate in my home country and they said since my husband is a EU BlueCard holder and I have not been de registered from Germany I can travel with my aufenhaltstitel and it remains valid. ...
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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. ...
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Confusion over “Beschäftigung” and “selbständige Tätigkeit” for Blue Card holders

In the Zusatzblatt of my Blue Card, it is written: Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit Ausnahme der Tätigkeit als Software Engineer bei ABC GmbH, Ort Selbstständige Tätigkeit gestattet Nach 2Jähr. ...
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German job seeker with 4years of experience [closed]

I have a masters degree from a German university in mechatronics plus 4 years of similar field experience. I am planning on going back to Germany but I am a bit skeptical if my job seeker visa will be ...
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Working holiday visa restrictions

does anyone know, or could point me in the right direction, about the restrictions of working on a Work holiday visa in germany, regarding: hours salary contract I'm currently on a WHV, got a job ...
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Extending Working holiday visa to Work visa

I'm currently in Germany on a working holiday visa, and have received a job offer, for which I need a work visa/blue card. Since it's impossible to get an appointment at the Auslandebehorde any time ...
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German Bank Account: Deutsche vs CommerzBank

I'll be arriving shortly in Germany for Work and my company has asked me to tell them my preferred bank to arrange an appointment. I'm looking at various options and Commerz Bank seems to quite good ...
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What class of Bachelor's (e.g. A3) required for Germany Blue Card?

What is the minimum Bachelor's class required for Germany Blue Card? Is it A3, A4 or A5 or anything else?
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How does the premiums for private insurance in Germany rise over time?

I came to Germany more than a year ago and in the beginning i was tricked into getting into private insurance when i did not have much idea (Is there any way i can move from private health insurance ...
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German family reunion Visa

My name is shade. Am 18 years, I applied for family reunion visa and my documents have been verified. They listed some documents for my dad to bring but the house he's living is full. Can he use ...
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German bluecard vs work permit in context of education

I looked this question: Blue Card vs Work Permit for IT Specialists but have some additional questions. I try find job in Germany as software developer. I have master degree as physicist. Does it ...
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Can a person apply for German dependent visa from a different country other than his country of residence?

i want to apply for dependent visa for my husband as i am travelling to Germany for long term on work. My husband is currently working in Singapore from the past 8 months. Can he apply for dependent ...
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Considering German Residence Permit Types

I am an American citizen intending to relocate with my German partner (unmarried) to Germany in a few months' time. We have been told unequivocally I can only have one of three permit types (an ...
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Immigrating to Germany from India

I am an Indian national and a Software Engineer. I have received a job offer in Germany and they agreed to support me in acquiring the Blue Card. I have never been to Germany before and thus have no ...
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Is there a way to legally refuse to pay the public broadcasting payment in Germany [duplicate]

Recently I've got a 385 Euro bill for Rundfunkbeiträge - it's a payment every German household should pay for public broadcasting. I was frustrated, however my coworkers told me that this is for ...
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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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Non EU-husband wants to join EU-citizen wife in Germany, can he work? [duplicate]

I have a question related to work permit in Germany. Wife is a non-German EU citizen with residence registered in Germany. Her husband is non-EU citizen living outside Germany. I know that he would ...
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I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family [duplicate]

I am planning to relocate from India to Germany with my family include my wife and 2 sons in middle school .I want to know what is the cost of living in Germany. What should be average salary of ...
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May a Blue Card holder in Germany work for an Indian company?

My Friend has German Blue Card. Can he work on payroll for an Indian Company while living in Germany? He has to work in Germany but on Indian payroll.
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Bluecard vs Long-Term Visa

I currently work in the IT field (as an Security Analyst) and I am in the works of moving to Germany. I've got a job offer from my employer but unsure whether I qualify for an EU Bluecard. All the ...
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Can I change jobs after 4 months as a Blue Card holder in germany? [duplicate]

I have received a better job offer than the one I'm currently in and I was wondering if it's possible to change jobs?