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You do not need a residence permit, but must apply for a residence card as a family member of an EU Citizen. In some states this must be applied for separately, but for Baden-Württemberg it seems to be done automatically. The Heidelberg city site states that this will be done automatically after registration. Die Meldebehörde erhebt bei Ihnen die ...


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Being an American in Germany, I have dealt directly with this issue: The All About Berlin link posted by @mark-johnson is consistent with my understanding, having asked around at a few driving schools when I first moved two years ago. Your non-EU/EEA driving license is not valid after six months if you are a permanent or long-term resident of Germany. I am ...


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There is an income requirement (§ 9a AufenthG: “feste und regelmäßige Einkünfte”) but you don't need a job per se. The berlin.de website mentions freelancers (rather then early retirement) but many types of evidence of income are acceptable. Some of those are very generic (bank statements, Steuerbescheide). At the same time, the form is strongly geared ...


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Periods upto 6 months outside of Germany are generally allowed without any side effects on the Residence permit. A BlueCard is an exception to this rule, where 12 months is allowed. For any longer periods, an application must be made before you leave. A foreign assignment (Auslandseinsatz) for a German firm outside of Germany is generally considered a valid ...


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The same thing happened to my daughter - she obtained the US license, but could not get the German one within the 6 months, as she was under 17. So she had to do the whole thing again, with a little less practical hours in the driving school.


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I have made initial and renewal applications for an "Aufenthaltserlaubnis" (residence permit) while working as a postdoc. I believe the permitting process is essentially the same as far as the "Ausländeramt" (Foreigners' Office) is concerned. The public employee reviewing your materials is ultimately going to have a fair amount of ...


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