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

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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

Can one apply for student visa in Germany from Netherlands even though I have an MVV (temporary residence permit) visa (1 year) for Netherlands and am a non-EU citizen? I am a resident of India. If ...
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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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I got a job offer in Germany. Can I bring my family with me at the same time?

I got a job offer in Germany, and I have an apartment for me and my family (wife and son) - offered by the company. The question is: Can I apply for a national visa (long-stay) for me and my family ...
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Do EU citizens get Kindergeld (child benefit) if they live in Germany with their children?

Do citizens of the EU have the right to get Kindergeld (child benefit) for their children, if they (all the family) live in Germany? Or is Kindergeld only paid to German children or German parents? ...
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Do I need to get a residence permit in Germany if my type D visa covers the length of my stay?

I'm currently in Germany with a type D internship visa that covers the length of my stay (validity dates from arrival to departure, with duration of stay listed as XX). If it makes any difference, ...
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Can an international Blue Card holder take his non registered partner with him?

A little more of background. Two non EU citizens (Serbia) Been in a relationship for 4 years Any form of same sex relationship not recognized in Citizenship Country One partner gets the Blue Card in ...
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Can I apply for a German registration certificate [Meldeschein] as a resident of a flat-share?

I'm a U.S. software developer looking to re-locate to Berlin. I will be seeking a limited residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) which requires a local registration (Meldeschein.) I understand that ...
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How long can I stay outside Germany with a regular German work permit?

I am a non-EU citizen. I work for a German company on a common work permit, not the blue card. I am going to be on business trip to South America for 4 to 5 months. At the end of the project I will ...
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Germany: What to do if work seeking visa expires?

I am from Asia and came to Germany with a job seeking visa. Until now I got a work permit for a 2 month trial time, which is over now. My employer offered me a new work contract for 1 year. I handed ...
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Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries at the same time?

Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries (Austria and Germany) at the same time? I meant, studying in 2 different countries, 2 different courses, for longer, like 1 year....
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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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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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Switch from Schengen Visa to a Student Visa in Germany

I'm in Germany at the moment with a 90 day tourist visa and my question is very simple, can I sign up to a German Language Course and get the visa changed so I can start right away? Or I have to go ...
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Parental leave in Germany for expats

I'm from India and have been living in Germany with a work permit for the last 4 years. My wife is not working, but stays with me. We are expecting a baby in a few months. Due to some circumstances, ...
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When should an expat or ex-expat fill tax declaration in Germany?

From what I've learned from locals, filling tax declaration in Germany is fully optional, until you have your company. Most people are doing this, because they get a tax return. But the only ...
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Live in Germany, work in Switzerland as non-EU/EEA national

I want to live in Germany with my wife (same nationality as me), but work in Switzerland (and stay in a flat in Zürich) during the week. I know I will need a Grenzgänger (cross border commuter) ...
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Can I keep my family in Germany and work in Finland on a work permit?

I have a residence permit (not a blue card) of Germany until January 2018, and the Rathaus has given me a Fiktionsbescheinigung until May 2018, waiting for me to submit a new contract. Now I have a ...
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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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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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Do I need any German work or residence permits for a German company to hire me to work in France? [closed]

I am a citizen and resident of India. I work as an independent software consultant. One of my customers is a company based in Germany. This German company has a client in Paris, France. The German ...
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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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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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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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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I'm looking to apply for a YMA and hopefully work in my field in Germany. I have a Canadian Bachelor's in Software Engineering and I'm trying to find out what the specifics are for that field in ...
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I'm being charged with the Kirchensteuer after 4 month of apply the Kirchenaustritt

I've been working in Germany since September 14, 2017. I was informed about the Kichensteuer (Church tax) a few days after arriving. Then I had to get my Kirchenaustritt that declares that I'm leaving ...
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US citizen in Germany - need visa?

Been reading on this on many sites, including the official one (of course) and the wording is such that I'm not sure what the exact answer is. My question: I have entered Germany as a US citizen (so ...
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Non EU-citizen spouse working rights

I'm non EU citizen and I will marry Italian girl soon. So I need to know if I've the right to work in another EU country without the need of that my wife move me. I want to work in Germany and my ...
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Diploma for blue card in Germany

I have received a job offer in Germany, I from Brazil, I would like to know if my diploma affects my application, since it is a 2 and half year diploma well recognized in Brazil of formal education (...
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Does a speeding ticket or a false parking affect Niederlassungserlaubnis application?

Does a single speeding ticket (Drove 38 kmh in a 30 zone) and a parking fine affect NE application?
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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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Tax Refund from Germany on Student Visa

I have searched this but couldn't find a satisfactory answer. I am an exchange student in Germany and go back home almost every month. I am non-EU so I am here on a Student Visa. Is it possible to get ...
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Would founding a company by E-residency (in Estonia) create a conflict with my Blue Card in Germany?

As far as I know, I don't have rights to found a company while working under Blue Card permit in Germany. I've been working full-time with my Blue Card permit close to two years, and I don't have ...
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Denied transit through Frankfurt

So i wanted to spend my easter vacation in Barcelona but I ended up getting arrested by the German Police after arriving in Frankfurt on my way to Barcelona. I was charged with trying to illegally ...
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While waiting for work visa approval in Germany, can I stay or do I have to leave?

As an American, my tourist visa for Germany expires December 22. However, I'm turning in my application for a work visa this week. While I wait for visa approval, do I have to stay (thus receiving ...
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Requirements to move with US (Non-EU) spouse over to Germany as an EU citizen?

I'm a UK Citizen living in the USA. What would the requirements be to move with my US Citizen spouse to Germany? And is it possible or would I have to move over first then move there.
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Can I start the Krankenkasse application process before moving to Germany?

Can I start the process of registering with a Krankenkasse (German statutory health insurance fund) before I have a German address? From krankenkassen.de: EU-Bürger, die in Deutschland als ...
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How to update residential addresses registered with SCHUFA?

I just received my currently dated SCHUFA credit report, however, my residential address is not current. My understanding was that when you, as a German resident, open up a bank account, they push an ...
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Salutation to use in a business email to a German lady written in English

I'm dealing with a German company, hunting for a flat. So far I have filled in a web-form and one of their agents has got back to me. She has addressed me as: Dear Mr [Lastname] My understanding of ...
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Obtaining a German residence permit as a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands

I am currently living and working in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant. I am a Russian citizen. If I have a job offer from a company in Germany (that handles everything else legal-related), ...
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Residence in Germany with an EU spouse - can the non-EU spouse go over first?

I'm a US citizen. My spouse has Hungarian citizenship (as well as US). As such, I know I can apply for permanent residence in Germany. Here's the hitch: I want to go over first, to find us a place ...
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How to activate electronic signature of German 'Personalausweis' (while abroad)

I am living in the US but am a German citizen. Some years ago, I got a new 'Personalausweis' (German citizen ID card), with the new 'electronic signature function' (I chose 'yes' when asked). ...
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Which websites are useful for looking for a room in a shared flat in Germany?

I'm spanish and I'm moving for some time to Heidelberg, Germany in a few months. I'm already looking for a place to live but I don't know exactly how. I don't speak German so I'm looking for websites ...
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Short-term internship in UK: Where to be health-insured?

I'm a European (German) citizen who wants to do a short-term (10 weeks) internship in the UK. The main question remains where I need to be health-insured and where I need to pay for it. UK: It would ...
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German Spousal Residency

I'm married to a German national. After living together in Germany for about 1.5 years he had to move to Hong Kong for his work. I was given resident permit each for one year. On my third year when we ...
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Can my employer change the conditions of our verbal contract or cancel it even though we both agreed on starting day, salary and all conditions? [closed]

I applied for a managerial position, to which the job posting had been displayed online officially by the hotel company. I interviewed with the GM of the hotel and was offered a job right away, we ...
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The visa before German Blue Card

I applied for a blue card at the embassy of Germany in London. I got a visa for 6 months. The lady working there told me this is temporary and that when I arrive to Hamburg I can collect my blue card. ...
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I'm applying for Schengen Visa, while working remotely. Is it Legal?

I work remotely from India for a UK based company and have been staying in India. I am planning to go as soon as possible now because I want to keep travelling (only this time outside India) while ...
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Marriage on tourist visa in Germany

I'm an Iranian citizen and my boyfriend is German. We're in love and have known each other for 2 years. He travels to Iran to visit me and my family. We're going to marry in Germany, but I have a ...
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Non-EU Citizen. Can I get visa if my father live in Germany?

I know that this maybe is not right website to ask this kind of question, but I couldn't find any better. Maybe if you know, you could recommend me? So here is the situation. My father is living in ...
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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 ...