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

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Getting driver's license faster in Germany

A friend of mine told me that it is possible to get a driver's license in Germany in around one week. He says there are those "one week courses", that I could go and obtain my license faster. I have ...
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What do these Gymnasium subject abbreviations stand for?

I'm an American who's relocated to Germany, along with my son. He's in 6th grade at a Gymnasium now. He brought home a list of his classes, and I'm baffled by the abbreviations. Can anyone help me ...
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Resign Rental Contract Germany

I have signed a rental contract in Germany, but I don't like the location that much. The contract start September first, 2016. According to the terms I have to give a 3 months notice period before ...
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Non-EU girlfriend (wife?) following me to Germany - how can she work?

I was wondering if anyone of you could help me or give me some advice with the following situation: I am an Austrian citizen currently living with my American girlfriend in the US. In early March I ...
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Register flat before moving to it

I signed a sublease contract for the next month but I need to know if it's possible to have a new “Anmeldungbescheinigung” (Registering certificate) before moving to it in order to send document to my ...
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What are the requirements of naturalisation in Germany?

I am living in Germany and I want to know what are the requirements to get a German citizenship?
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Contract work for US company based in Germany

I want to work as a contractor for a US based company and I'm legal resident of Germany with the right for self-employment “selbständige tätigkeit gestattet”. The german rules seem to say that if ...
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Do I need a resident permit to study in Germany as an EU Citizen?

I am an EU citizen (Italian if that matters) planning to move to Germany to study at a university, that is for one year long period. Do I need to apply for a residence permit or some related document?...
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Kindergarten or other preschool care within EU

How do kindergarten or preschool care work for a EU citizen living in a different EU country than his home country? I am interested namely in Germany and Austria. What are the options for a working ...
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Marriage on a student visa Possible?

I am an Indian national, my wife to be is a Turkish national but was born in Germany and has a permanent residence permit, she can apply for German citizenship anytime but doesn't see any benefit ...
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Freelance Net “Salary” vs Permanent Employee Net Salary - a Tough Decision [closed]

I have been working in Germany on a salary of 86.000 EUR a year. As someone married and not having my wife working, I am having 4.400 EUR net per month. Now I have the opportunity to accept a ...
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Registration in Germany with an English marriage certificate

My wife joined me last week here in Germany with a family reunion visa. We have an appointment at the district office (Bezirksamt) this week so she can register. The marriage certificates we have are ...
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Time for changing jobs with Blue Card

I have a Blue Card valid for 4 years, starting 2017, ending 2020. No employer is written on card or Zusatzblatt. After 15 months of working for my first employer, I'm changing employment. If I change ...
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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I change professions?

I have been working in the IT field for the last 4+ years and now I got a Niederlassungserlaubnis. Can I change jobs from IT to teaching field / consulting? Also, with a Blue Card I had to inform the ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

It seems that in Germany, under public insurance, you're entitled to a full body health checkup every 2 years once you reach the age of 35 (https://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/...
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ZAB degree assessment initial review for blue card

I received a job offer for a Software Developer position in Germany. I was asked by the German Embassy to get a ZAB assessment of my bachelor's degree in order for them to grant me a work visa. After ...
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Australian student, travelling the Schengen area before studying in Germany, need advice on visa

I am an Australian who has recently been accepted into a Berlin University. I will be travelling around Spain and Portugal for a month and a half, and then travelling to Albania and Croatia for a few ...
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Can my german employer rollback my promotion? [closed]

I am currently working in the IT industry holding a blue card and after one and a half year, I received a promotion, which also included a salary raise. I got to know about this promotion via e-mail ...
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Can I quit my Master program in Germany halfway and obtain a working visa in another country from Germany?

Currently I'm in the second Master year in Germany and have a student residence permit. I know that according to German law, I cannot obtain a work permit in Germany as long as I have not finished my ...
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What is this arrangement called, and what kind of contract is used?

I am going to travel to Germany. I have heard that students there can find listings in the newspaper requesting a home mate. In this arrangement, the new person doesn't pay rent, in return for doing ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

My partner is a German citizen working in Germany. She will quit her job and come to join me in France soon, initially for a period of a few months (but she may stay longer depending on how things ...
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Net income in Germany [closed]

How can I calculate my net income in Germany? Given a salary of 40kEUR, how can I know how much I'll take home?
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Moving to Germany from Australia as a Software Developer

I'm an Australian citizen, software developer planning to move to Germany. I know that as an Australian citizen I'm allowed to stay in Germany for up to 90 days. But it looks like to get a job I need ...
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Веing a tutor in Germany

Imagine one has no work permit and enters Germany with a tourist visa or a job seeker visa or a student visa. Is it legal to be a tutor? What are the legal consequences of tutoring? e.g. may one be ...
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Voluntary top-up payments to German state pension

The first question, I guess, would be how many years payments minimum must one make in order to receive a German payment in retirement. I have a friend who worked as self employed for 6 or 7 years ...
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German work visa application passport submission

I need to apply for a German work visa. I found that the application process can take up to two months and that you need to submit your passport along with the application. Is this correct? I live ...
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Immigrating to Germany as an Israeli citizen with a criminal record and a German spouse

Around 7-10 years ago, I had issues with our army. I deserted due to my health and financial issues, since I had to pay the surgery and the hospitalization and the treatment. So I have been sitting 3 ...
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Does it make sense for foreign research assistants (HiWis) in German universities to voluntarily contribute to Rentenversicherung (pension scheme)?

I am about to sign a contract with the university that I'm currently studying in as a research assistant (HiWi). It seems that since the hours and salaries are below a legal standard, I am not ...
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Driver's License in European Union

I am living in German - German Resident. I am not from Europe, I am from Brazil. Is there a way to get a driver's license in other European country? So that it is maybe faster and it would still be ...
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Can an EU national hold residence in two other EU countries?

I know questions like this one have been asked before, but my question is specifically in regards to healthcare. My wife is a Swedish citizen. She has also acquired permanent residency in the UK by ...
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Can you hold two working visas for two separate countries at once?

I do not believe this is a duplicate, but if it is please just point me in the correct direction. I currently hold a three year working visa for Germany and have recently received an offer to run ...
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German Permanent Residence for spouse

I am currently on a dependant visa in Germany. My husband already has a blue card and would get a permanent residence by the end of this year. Until now, I have been obtaining a visa for my stay ...
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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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Question about Permanent residence permit in Germany “niederlassungserlaubnis”

I have just received the "niederlassungserlaubnis". But with very strange conditions. I have passed 3 years working with blue card in Germany with A2 language certificate. The problem is I have ...
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Regaining the right of residence in Germany (Niederlassungserlaubnis) after a long absence

I have a unique situation. I graduated from a German University and was working full-time for three years post graduation. During this time I received the EU Blue Card and later the ...
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Can I work in EU with my student visa?

Can a non-EU citizen holding a Romanian student visa (Masters Degree), find a job in Germany and move there before finishing his study?
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Turn into a freelancer and travel the world with a blue card

Almost 10 months ago, I got my blue card and came to Germany to work as a software architect with a very good salary (+ 100k EU) and started my journey in a new city. I'm considering working for ...
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Working on a remote job / German work permit/bluecard

I currently live in Germany, been living here for almost a year and got my bluecard some months ago. Recently I've been thinking about getting a remote job to be able to spend more time in my home ...
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My passport has expired and I forgot about it. What about my EU Blue Card?

I currently live in Germany, working under a blue card. My situation is this: Under my blue card is written: 19A AUFENTHG IVM 2ABS 1 NR 2A BESCHV SIEHE ZUSATBLATT PASS-NR XXXXX GULTIG BIS 23....
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Getting permanent residence in Germany under Beschv paragraph 4 Managers and Specialists

I've got a national visa to Germany under Beschv 4 Managers and Specialists instead of the visa for Blue Card which I've applied for. Am struggling now with two questions: 1) can I get standard Blue ...
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German spouse visa - Flat belongs to a housing cooperative

I live in Hamburg. I have a blue card. My wife submitted an application to join me here in Germany. After a few weeks, I received a letter indicating that I need to submit some documents, including ...
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German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) in printing process, can I change job without worrying about visa being revoked?

My German permanent residence permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis) is in printing process since officer said it takes 4 -5 weeks. Now I want to change my job, is there any chance my current employer can ...
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Working remote while waiting for a visa?

I'm a Canadian who has accepted an offer in Germany. My visa is being processed, but if the visa is processed after the start date I'm unsure what I can do. Would I be able to work remotely for them ...
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Eligible for Germany bluecard with a non-anabin-listed degree and a H+/- university?

I'm in the process of applying for a German 3 months work permit in order to be able to apply for a Blue Card. One of the requirements, as the embassy states, is that the university degree should be ...
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Apply for Schengen while waiting for Family Reunion visa (Germany)

I've been unable to find any info on this, but is there any way to get a temporary visa to enter Germany before my family reunion visa has been issued? My spouse is going up on a work visa today but ...
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Apply for Blue card from Home country & the documents required for it

I'm currently applying for a job in Germany. A company asked me to apply for Blue Card so that I'm eligible to work in Germany. Since I'm residing in Pakistan, I'm not sure how to proceed with this ...
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How to register residency in Germany

I'm Italian and I'm moving to Germany for work; I will also take my wife and 4 year old son. How do I proceed to register residency? And once I register can my son go to school right away? Details: ...
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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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Economically inactive savings requirement Germany for non-EU spouse to get residence permit

My non-eu spouse and I plan to move to Germany next year. I am a British citizen, however currently we both live in South Korea, where we both work. We are intending to spend some time to travel ...
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Applying for work permit in Germany when I have outstanding debt

I was previously using a VPS from HostEurope. After few months, I asked for a cancellation. I stopped paying bills but, somehow, my account was not cancelled and I started receiving legal notices. I ...

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