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

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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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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 ...
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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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Eligible for German Blue Card. University is H+ on Anabin. However B.A.LL.B is not

B.A.LL.B is quite a popular degree in India, being issued since the 80s. Although my university is H+ the degree it issued is not. Do I need to write to ZAB? Any suggestions on a workaround?
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Will a (landline) phone bought in France work in Germany?

I have a landline phone bought in France. It comes with two connectors. I believe the first follows some common standard and the second is exclusively French. Will this phone work in Germany? Are ...
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Getting a driver's license in Germany

I am looking for information on getting a driver's license in Germany as a foreigner. In particular, I am looking for estimates on: how much it costs how long it takes in what way driving knowledge/...
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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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Proof of accommodation for a 6-month job seeker visa in Germany

I have an interview for a job seeker visa to Germany for 6 months at the German embassy in India. I have to show them the proof of accommodation. Now how can I have a proof of accommodation for 6 ...
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Strategies to find an house/apartment in Germany for expats

I need to rent a house in Seligenstadt (close to Darmstadt), the cheaper the better. How can I go about finding one as I don't know the country at all? What are the most popular websites for rentals ...
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What are the things I should do after getting into Germany?

I recently got the type D Visa for the employment purpose. Now I'm confused. What are the things I shall be doing after entering Germany. When I checked my visa I could see the above lines being ...
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Work from Prague while being employed in German company and German blue card

I am working in a German company and have the blue card here (less than one year). There is an on-site project in Prague for at least 6 months which I am interested in. So my question is: Can I ...
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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's residence permit

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account. I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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Travel within EU with expired German Aufenthaltstitel (Residency Permit)

I am an American citizen living in Germany with an Aufenthaltstitel (Residency Permit), which is pasted in my American passport. The permit was issued on January 13, 2017 and expired on April 15, 2017....
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I am on a “befristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis” but have paid Arbeitslosenversicherung for 1 year. Can I claim Arbeitslosengeld I?

My current Aufenthaltserlaubnis gives me unrestricted access to the job market, but it is befristet and expires in 3 years. There is nothing on it that states I have no access to state funds, unlike ...
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Other forms needed at the Auslanderbehorde for work visa in Germany?

I'm a US citizen applying for a work visa at the Auslanderbehorde in Berlin. Aside from the listed required forms (registered residence, passport, passport photos, residence permit application, job ...
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Can I use my Bachelor's Degree as qualification to find a job in Germany, even if I do a Master's Degree there in another field?

This seems to be slightly confusing to me, because the regulations state that the job that a foreign student graduated from a Germany university can take "should be related to his/her field of study" ...
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Can one have their German Residence Permit Renewal Interview in their home country?

I have my German residence permit renewal interview soon. But since I am sick in my home country, can I reschedule it to be here? Is it possible?
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Unpaid internship visa in Germany for non-EU citizen

I have an internship offer from a tiny software company in Germany. I am from Turkey, so it's not in the EU. I am a university student. The internship is unpaid, and for 6 months. I am not eligible ...
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What EEA countries are lenient towards EEA citizens bringing their non-EEA parents?

I am a German citizen earning enough to support both myself and my non-EEA mother (who is dependent on my remote support). Unfortunately, the law makes it as good as impossible for me to bring her to ...
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Health insurance - working in Japan, dependents live in Germany

I'm a dual citizen; USA & Dutch. I've worked in Luxembourg for the past 5 years. I was a cross-border commuter, living with my family in Germany (wife + 3 kids). I've recently accepted a job ...
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Germany: Permanent Resident - Spouse visa language requirement

I'm from India and I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (Unlimited settlement permit) in Germany this January. I'm getting married in June and my fiancée hasn't enrolled for any German classes so far and ...
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Immigrating to Canada without a Degree and with EUR [closed]

I today live in Germany, but I am strongly considering to move to Canada. I know there are other question regarding the degree, but my situation is a bit different. I am a Software Developer. 7 ...
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Quitting my job - Can I stay In Germany if my residence card is valid? [closed]

I am deputed in Germany from an Indian Employer with work permit which is valid till January 2019. But now my employer wants me to come back to India before January 2019. My query is: "Can I stay ...
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Moving to Germany with partner and small child [closed]

I am currently a UK resident and both me and my partner are EU nationals. We have jobs here, but she will soon go on maternity leave. Her limited duration contract will end while she's on maternity ...
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Do they check for herpes during the medical exam for a visa for Germany?

I am a doctor planning to apply for a specialization in surgery in Germany. I have just been diagnosed as herpes positive during a checkup. During the visa-required medical examination, I know that ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there any rule or standard for the names that should go on the mailbox and door bell? [closed]

In Germany my family name goes on the door bell name tag (Türklingel Namensschilder or Klingelschilder) and mailboxes name tag (Briefkasten Namensschild) for identification purposes and for the ...
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I have a “D-type” German student visa. Is it possible to study in Finland and get the residence permit for Finland?

Being an international (Pakistani) Postgraduate student, I have just received my German study visa “Type D” (for 90days). I will be coming to Germany in start of August. Then I applied for another ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany as a fresh settler?

When I've arrived to Germany, the first thing I've need to do was to search for an appartment. What striked me, was hard for me to comprehend 'excentrity' of the landlords who required job contract (...
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Can I drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

I am an Indian national and since I was working in the UK as a resident, I obtained a UK driving license. After that I moved to India, which means that now I am no longer a UK resident. After 6 ...
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Deutsche Bank rejected Amazon's bill on my account, and now I must pay Amazon EUR 3.00 more for “Rücklastschriftentgelts”?

Not sure if this is the right SE to ask this question. If somebody finds it inappropriate please point it out/move it to the right SE. So I currently live in Germany and I have a bank account (...
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Practicing German in daily activity to prepare for time abroad

English is my first language. I have taken four semesters of university German in preparation to go abroad in 2015 to work and study. My question is this - how can I practice and improve my German in ...
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Living in Germany and getting a driving license from Italy or USA

I am originally from Egypt. I know how to drive and I have an Egyptian driving license. But unfortunately it is not valid in Germany, where I live at the moment. Getting a driving license in Germany ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

We were born in Iran. Then we decided to leave this country and start living in the EU. So we left Iran with a Tourist Schengen Visa to France. After two days we left France to Germany. We're here as ...
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Is my Bachelor's degree recognised in Germany if anabin lists my university but not the course?

I am looking to do my Master's degree in Germany and I checked the anabin database to see if my certificate will be recognised by German universities. I have found that my university is listed as H+ (...
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Moving to Berlin for work – can I switch employers easily?

I'm moving to Berlin for work in November and I have a few questions I'd like answered. For the sake of background – I've never lived in Europe, so I don't know what to expect. My biggest question ...
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Applying for a work visa in Germany during a stay with Schengen visa

I have visited Austria for an interview and I received a Schengen visa for it. Now I am in Germany and I have a proposed contract for the next few months before I start my PhD (next year) to work here ...
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What are the necessary procedures (unregistering, etc) to follow when leaving Germany as an expat?

I am not an EU national, but I hold the passport of a country which is in the Schengen area. I have been living in Germany since 2012 and hold a residence permit (permanent starting June 2019) and ...
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An Immigrant Wants to Work in Germany as a Contractor -?

After two years living in Germany, working as a Software Engineer, I have been aggressively contacted by recruiters with Contract Jobs, paying rates around 700 EUR per day. However I have no EU ...
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Lost id/Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

(Asking for a friend; yes, really.) I'm a Japanese expat in Germany and I've lost my wallet in a DB train, including my id and visa (Aufenthaltstitel), credit cards and all. I've naturally cancelled ...
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Cannot renew my passport

I'm an Egyptian married to a German, same-sex marriage. I cannot renew my passport at the embassy because I have reached the age of compulsory military. My residency ID in Germany expires with my ...
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International birth certificate

I am British having a baby with my German girlfriend. She was told that I would need to have my international birth certificate to be added to the baby's birth certificate. We are unmarried. The ...
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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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