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Turned out to be a non-event. Customs guy swabbed the car steering wheel (drugs? explosives?), then looked in the car, chock full of stuff, and asked who it belonged to. I said me. He then asked if I had anything to declare. I said a bottle of scotch and two bottles of port. He said that's fine, enjoy your drinks. Off I went.


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You probably won't be asked for passport. You can also use your national ID from Spain/Netherlands to travel since you're an EU citizen.


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That's not what the Blue Card system is for. You have to apply and reside in the country where you would be working. Since you mentioned applying in France, let's assume you found a job there. The residence permit you will get does not allow you to live in Germany and won't offer a path to permanent residence there. The only rules that apply are French rules ...


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Labour market test means checking whether someone who is already a resident could fill the position instead of the (future) EU blue card holder. The EU Blue Card system is only supposed to be used to hire hard-to-find highly qualified employees once local opportunities have been exhausted (where local means the whole EU labour market, not only EU citizens ...


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What happens once my parents are with me in Austria and I lose my job? Do they get access to social benefits from Austria? At least in the first few years, your parents' status depends on yours as does that of your spouse and children if they are not EU citizens themselves. That means not only social benefits but also the right to reside in the country ...


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