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People ordinarily residing in Germany, whether or not nationals of the country.

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What is the country of residence under the rules of the InterRail?

The InterRail site states that InterRail pass is not valid in my country of residence. How do they determine my country of residency? I'm working in Germany, so from Germany's view I'm a German ...
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Wrongly got exit stamp from Schengen zone

I am an Indian passport holder with a German residence permit. I was traveling to Barcelona, and in the airport one of the security misguided me and I went past immigration and got stamped. Then I ...
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I am non-EU citizen working in Germany. Can I travel to UK without a visa?

I am from Non-EU country (from Nepal to be precise) and recently moved to Germany for work. I am applying for BlueCard. I would like to travel to UK later this year, can I go there without visa as I ...
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Can I have medical treatment in Turkey with a tourist visa?

I am an Indian citizen, resident in Germany. My wife is also resident here. We are going to Turkey for a tourist visit next month. We obtained e-visas for that purpose. After getting the visas, I ...
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Can I reenter Schengen via a different country than the one for which I hold a residency card?

I'm from Iran and am a student in Germany where I have a residency card. I want to go home and return but, rather than to Germany, direct to Sweden from Iran, to visit my friend. It is possible or ...
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Is my friend from Egypt with a Schengen visa allowed to visit the UK?

I've been living in the UK for 11 years. I want to know if it is possible that one of my friends who is from Egypt but is working in Europe for the past nine years and has a Schengen visa is allowed ...
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Requirements for entering French Guyana for holder of German residence permit

French Guyana is not part of the Schengen Area. So does a third country national living with a German residency permit in Germany need to apply for a visa to go there? Where to apply for such document?...
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Can I take a flight within Germany on my Blue card if I do not have a passport

I have to travel to Frankfurt from Berlin next week on an urgent basis and my passport would not be with me during that time as it would be there with the UK embassy. So my question is, am I allowed ...
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UK visitor visa from Germany - translation of Aufenhaltstitel (residence permit)

I am a non-EU citizen and I am going to apply for a British visa from Germany, where I live now. The official guidelines are clear about supporting documents: they should be either in English or ...
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Leaving (and reentering) Schengen area with document of other country as a EU national?

I am a EU national of country A, currently residing in Germany, and also a citizen of non-Schengen country B. Nationals of country B are issued a 90 day tourist visa upon entry to the Schengen area (...
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How can I receive a visa for a short trip to Ireland, as a resident of Germany?

I have been living in Germany for almost 3 years now and would like to visit Dublin in October. I am a student and have the resident permit for Germany. I have read a post that since my intention of ...
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E-Visa needed for Turkey if have a valid Residence Permit from Germany?

I will be traveling back from India to Germany in November. I am taking Turkish Airlines and will have a layover in Istanbul for 30 Hours. I am an Indian Passport holder but have a valid Residence ...
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can I travel to France when I have a German aufenthaltstitel that is valid for three years

I'm an Indian citizen. I married a German citizen and now I have a aufenthaltstitel(A plastic card) with the right to work. Am I allowed to travel into France by Train? Or do I need a visa. I have an ...
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Ukrainian with permant German residency, do I need a visa for the UK?

I am a Ukrainian with permanent German residency. Do I need a visa for the UK?
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How shall I apply for a UK Visa as Iranians with German residency?

I am living in Germany with my family (my wife and daughter) as we have residence permission. We are Iranian, and would like to visit the UK for the next school holidays in Germany. How can we can ...
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Can I fly to Cyprus from Brussels with a German residence permit?

I am a non-EU German resident and want to fly to Southern Cyprus for one week. I read on the Cyprus Embassy website that I only need my passport and my German residence permit to enter the country. ...
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Passport validity requirements for Schengen resident to travel to Spain

Is a resident of a Schengen country (but non-EU citizen) required to have a passport that is valid for 3 extra months when entering Spain? I only managed to find the website of the Spanish foreign ...
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Travel to Russia under current conditions: Do I need a visa if I reside in country X as citizen of Y (but would not require one as citizen of Z)?

Russia has recently lifted travel bans for nationals and residents of some countries (see, e.g., here). I happen to reside in one of these countries (Germany) and as an EU citizen (Italy) ...
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Can I stay in Romania for more than 90 days in a 180-day period by combining a short-term C visa and a German residence permit?

I am a non-EU citizen, a German resident with a long-term EC residence permit (Daueraufenthalt-EU). With my German residence permit, I can stay in Romania for 90 days in any 180-day period, as Romania ...
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Can an Indian citizen studying in Germany travel to India through Paris airport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with valid German student long term resident visa. Can I travel to India and come back through Paris airport? Is there a chance of being denied to board? Prices are cheaper from ...
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Does a non-EEA spouse, travelling to the UK without their EEA national spouse, require a visa?

Are my German residence card and South African passport sufficient for entry into the UK for a few days to visit a friend? Should I, in addition to this, still apply for an EEA Family Permit or some ...
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What exactly does the UK Consulate mean by "change of application circumstance"?

I was recently refused a UK visa from Germany. I am a student in Germany and planned to visit the UK for tourism. Here is the refusal: As I intend to reapply, with evidence showing that my studies ...
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I'm UK citizen, residing in Germany, does my non-EU wife need a visa to visit the UK?

I'm UK citizen. I reside in Germany with my non-EU wife, who holds German resident permit. Does she need visa to enter UK?
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Finland: Medical Issues/Possible Accidental Overstay (American citizen, German residency permit)

everyone! Please bear with me, I am absolutely panicking and have worried I have absolutely miscalculated the time I have been in Finland. I am trying to do the right thing and honestly am at a loss. ...
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Australian with German Residence Permit... Schengen?

I have contacted Your Advice Europe, the Australian Embassy, and the Spanish Embassy, and responses are extremely mixed. I also posted this on Toy Town Germany, who advised I post here. Any input ...
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Caribbean cruise with Indian Passport and German permanent residence permit with first port of entry : Dom. Rep

Is the electronic residence permit card (written completely in German and without any specific mention of Schengen visa) considered as a valid visa?
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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in Muscat?

In Muscat, can we drive with a German driving license, which is in German, or should we translate it to an International Driving Permit, to drive in Muscat?
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B-1/B-2 visa rejected, reapply?

I applied for a B-1/B-2 visa in early October and was rejected. I am in a long distance relationship and my boyfriend studies in US. At that time I wanted to celebrate Christmas with him. I am in ...
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Passport validity requirement while reentering Germany for residents (blue card)

I am looking for some information (couldn't find any clear pointers) on the following scenario: I am a non-EU foreign national living in Germany and I am holding a blue card. My visa is valid but my ...
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Tax Refund for limited (non-permanent) German residence permit

I have a non-EU nationality and have a limited (non-permanent) German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) that is valid until the end of February 2020. However, I will de-register myself from Germany (...
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Does an Iranian with German residency need a visa to enter Romania?

I am from Iran but I study and live in Germany now. Do I need to apply for visa to participate in a conference being held in Romania?
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Transit through a Schengen airport with soon-to-expire passport

I would like to travel from Moscow to New York via Helsinki. My Russian passport expires less than 3 months after the planned departure from the US. To enter the US, my passport only needs to be valid ...
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Is it necessary to provide original of the residence permit when applying for the UK visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen living in Germany (I hold an EU Blue Card which is my temporary residence permit). I'm going to apply for a UK visitor visa to visit a conference. Should I submit my Blue Card ...
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US B2 visa was denied

I am a 20 year old student. I was born and have lived in Croatia for 16 years, then I moved to Germany with my mother and started studying here. I have a legitimate record of attending school and ...
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Valid D-Visa no residency permit appointment (Germany)

I have a valid D-visa for another couple of months. I have been living in Germany for less than 90 days, but that will soon go over the 90 day limit. I have been unable to find an appointment for a ...
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Can I enter Switzerland with a German temporary residence permit?

I have a temporary residence permit (fiktionsbescheinigung), valid for the next six months, which I got in Germany under § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act. Can I travel to Switzerland with this ...
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Turkish visa invitation letter

I am thinking of applying for a tourist visa for Turkey. I am a citizen of a country that do not qualify for the Turkish e-visa and I live in Germany (with a blue card residence permit). After filling ...
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From Kosovo with a German residence permit, do I need a visa for the UK?

In December I want to visit the UK. I'm from Kosovo, but I have a German wife. We both want to go in December. I have a "Aufenthaltstitel" (Residence Permit) for 2 years, do I need a visa to go the UK?...
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Does a work permit come under D Visa (Post Approval) for Germany? [closed]

I want to make an appointment at theGerman Consulate, New Delhi for a work permit. I can't get an appointment before April 25. But when I check with the German Consulate in Banglore, I can see that ...
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Do I have to bring my passport with me on a cruise?

I will be flying to Spain from Germany and then get on a cruise in the Canary Islands so will also be in Madeira which is a Portuguese island. I am an American citizen. I have a resident's permit in ...
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Do six-month or three-month passport rules apply to aufenhaltstitel holders?

I am a non-EU citizen living in Germany on a residence permit (aufenhaltstitel). My passport expires in February 2024, which is also when my residence permit expires. I need to make a business trip ...
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German Long term visa - Aufenthaltstitel oder gleichwertiges Dokument Nr [closed]

I'm filling in an application for a long-term internship in Germany. It has a field called Aufenthaltstitel oder gleichwertiges Dokument Nr./Residence permit number. I do not have any Residence Permit ...
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Do German resident who is Nigerian still have to obtain a visa to travel to the UK?

I am a Nigerian citizen having residence permit and living in Germany. Do I still need a visa to travel to the united kingdom for the purpose of visiting
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Travel to Czech Republic with only Blaue Karte (EU) without Passport [duplicate]

Is carrying a passport mandatory, to travel from Germany to Czech Republic and back for a non-European citizen? The persons have with them a valid Blaue Karte with them issued by Germany which they ...
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Travel to South Korea with a German residence permit (but less than 6 months)

I am a foreigner from Indonesia and living in Germany. I want to travel to South Korea in April 2019 (only for 7 days) and would like therefore to apply a tourist visa. I have checked all the ...
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What are the steps that one should follow if one loses their German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) while travelling outside of Europe?

Imagine the following scenario: A person is not an EU/EEA/CH citizen and is the holder of a passport that normally requires a visa to enter the Schengen area. That person's normal place of residence ...
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Travelling to US with a German residence permit but from another EU country: Will be a problem on both sides?

I am an Indonesian, currently living in Germany and holding a German residence permit. I have already received a US visa. My questions are Can I fly from another EU country to the US? I heard some ...
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Aus and NZ tourist visa for Indian Passport holder residing in Germany

I'm a EU blue card holder for more than a year living in Germany. I'm getting married in end of March 2020 in Chennai, India and we want to go on a honeymoon to both countries Aus and NZ in first ...
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Visitor visa to the UK

I am on a Sri Lankan passport with a resident permit in Germany. I have been applying for visitor visas to the UK in the past. Is it true that if your family members who are EEA citizens are ...
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I am an Indian citizen working in Germany. Can I travel to Bulgaria without a visa? [duplicate]

I am from India, and recently moved to Germany for work. I would like to travel to Bulgaria for a conference next month. Can I go there without a visa as I am a resident in another EU country? I can'...
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