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Once in Berlin, you cannot apply for a visa but only for a residence permit (the distinction is important, you have to keep that in mind when reading official documentation on this topic). Transitioning from student status to Blue card is possible once you have the relevant residence permit but coming directly on a student visa seems dangerous. Since you ...


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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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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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The best way is to directly contact the Ausländerbehörde responsible for your area of residence. (I have personally had good and straightforward responses from them in the past when I emailed them.) That said, as long as your Blue Card remains valid (and you carry your valid passport just in case), I do not see why you cannot travel. One thing I would double-...


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Good question and one that will not have a straightforward answer. This is a case where you must ask the Immigration office directly, preferably in a detailed letter with information on expected income and costs (double household and travel costs). Since you are retaining your household in Germany and returning regularly, the result could be a letter ...


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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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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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