Normally you would report yourself as unemployed for that month.
When reporting, show them the new contract starting in February.
If you have paid in the minimal amount (1 year), you may recieve unemployment money where you would then be insured (May depend on the reason why you are not working in January).
Otherwise when you are outside the country, ...
I am in the process of applying for a European Blue Card for working in the IT sector in Paris.
Here are the conditions:
1) You must have a Diploma leading to at least 3 years of higher education.
2) You must have a contract of employment equal to or greater than 12 months justifying a minimum annual remuneration of 54K
As a US citizen you can apply directly for the residence and work permit at the Ausländerbehörde.
Once you have the Wohnunggeberbescheinigung (§19(3)) apply for an online appointment to register.
Once you have moved in, you must register within 2 weeks (§ 17(1)).
With the appointment you fulfill the reporting conditions , since the waiting time is ...
This will cause no problem for periods up to
6 months, as a general rule (§ 51(1)(7) AufenthG)
12 months, for EU Blue Card holders (§ 51 (10) AufenthG)
For any longer period, permission must be granted by the foreigners authority.
Section 51 AufenthG
Termination of lawful residence; continued validity of restrictions
(1) The residence title shall ...
You don't need to do your Anmeldung before applying for the visa. Your rent contract and Wohnungsgeberbestätigung are enough. This is true for the freelance visa, the work visa and the Blue Card at the Berlin Ausländerbehörde as of 2019.
Having gone through the procedure myself, I can say that the official page linked by Gala is not very accurate.
I wrote a detailed post about what the procedure really is.
You must know if your country has an agreement with Germany. In some cases you just need an eye test. In some cases you just need to take the theory exam. In some cases you must take the ...
Based on the German Embassy information quoted further down, the chances are high that have not lost your German citizenship.
To determine this property, you must apply for a Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis, for which the details can be found here:
Feststellung der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit (Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis)
Before you apply, please read ...
The base score (scorewert) that should be used is in procent.
The Schufa results are based on known facts about a person.
Accounts, Employment, Contracts
the amount of each and how they are used/fulfilled
The exact method used is a business secret (Geschäftsgeheimnis), as determined by court rulings.
So an entrant (Berufsanfänger), will be less ...
By default, one should always choose a public insurance.
If eligible, one can always switch to a private insurance
afterwhich returning to a public is rarely possible.
A travel insurance, covering the time into you start working, should be taken.
Difference in concept of public and private insurance
solidarity between healthy ...
It's indeed difficult to switch from private to public health insurance, but if your salary is below 60750€ a year (in 2019), public health insurance is your only option, and public health insurers can't refuse to cover you.
Yes, the job you are applying for must correspond to the degree you have (i.e. they must match)
Otherwise you must apply for a normal work visa and based on your qualifications (practical experience), then a determination will be maded if this conforms to a highly qualified employment that is needed.
Based on the wording of § 19a AufenthG (English text)
If the job you are applying for, corresponds to the degree you have (i.e. they match)
then you can apply for a Blue Card
assuming that the other conditions are also fulfilled.
Otherwise you must apply for a normal work visa and based on your qualifications (practical experience), then a determination will be maded if this conforms to a highly qualified ...
The Blue Card allows you to freelance, but your job must remain your main occupation. In other words, you can take freelance side gigs, but if you quit your job, you won't keep your Blue Card.
If you want to be a full time freelancer, you must apply for a German freelance visa.
There is more. Your residence permit allows you to leave Germany for up to 180 ...
You must make at least 53600€ (in 2019) per year (before taxes). If there is a shortage of skilled workers in your field, you must make at least 41808€ (in 2019) per year. As a computer scientist, you qualify either way (although you should earn more than 53600€/year in Berlin).
However, your degree must be recognised in Germany. You can look at the Anabin ...
You have been issued a D-Visa for
Blue Card §9a AufenthG
with permission, as a foreigner, to work §39 AufenthG
with a specialized qualification §2 BeschV
The following steps are needed before you start working
Accommodation and Registration
Registration at the Foreigners Office
Becoming am member of a Health insurance company (Krankenkasse)
It depends what sort of job you got the contract for ? If it's IT related then you can directly apply for EU BLUE CARD considering that you have met the salary criteria. Recently I went through the same conditions and now they have granted me type D visa.
No, I don't believe you can without getting some form of permission from the Czech Republic.
Assumption: (since your question does not state this explicitly)
You, as an employee, are being deployed by your employer to the Czech Republic
The EU Blue Card is not one law valid in all EU Countries, but a EU Directive (2009 / 50 /EG) that needs to be ...
This is a case for a Steuerberater (Tax Adviser), that has dealings with the Czech Republic!
From the (German) side, legally there will be no problems as long as you deal with
the taxes etc. properly as a self employed person
What type of Aufenthaltstitel do you have?
a National Niederlassungserlaubnis or Daueraufenthalt-EU
The second is better when ...
No, you can't.
The health insurance covered any medical costs during the time you were insured.
The pension contributions for the 5 years that you have worked will be stored and rated in the form of points, for each year, from 0 to 100
50 being for an average wage for that year of all employees in Germany
100 for the highest amount possible (2019: € 54....
VBL is what is called a Betriebliche Altersversorgung of the Öffentlicher Dienst (Public service), so those basic rules apply
part of my salary goes to VBL
This is not quite correct
you will not find any reductions from your gross salary
The employer pays in the monthly contribution on top of the gross salary
I am unlikely to stay at the ...
The time you have worked is what counts, since you were granted permission to work there while the application was being processed.
for each month that a payment has been made to a pension insurance scheme
if you start on the 15th, that counts as 1 month
Section 19a EU Blue Card AufenthG
(6) Holders of an EU Blue Card must be issued a ...
From the Visa : Frequently Asked Questions - Federal Foreign Office the general answer is:
How long will I have to wait for my visa?
The processing time for visa applications (short stay) takes up to 15 days.
If long-term residence permits or visa for employment in Germany are applied for, the processing time will be up to several months.
As a ...
Tax Forms can be found here Formular-Management-System der Bundesfinanzverwaltung
A list of different types will be shown
select Einkommensteuer (Income tax)
A list of the different years will be shown
2019 is not yet being offered
After selecting a year (2018), all available forms will be listed
001 - Anleitungen zur ...
You are covered by the freedom of movement EU law.
The ministery of the interior says you basically only have to register your new residence (as every German would have to do, too, when they move inside Germany) with your local "Meldebehörden" in the city you move to. That would be the "Ordnungs-Amt", the civil administration office. They will make sure the ...
I am a Greek that came to Germany on October 2018.
The Finanzamt employee told me that I have to do a tax declaration (although a plethora of sources online & people's advice suggest otherwise).
I had the Lohnsteuerbescheinigung with me, that my company gave me early in February 2019. That document provided all the necessary information (the numbers in ...