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A large country in Western Europe that attracts visitors for its Oktoberfest, Gothic architecture, unlimited Autobahn speeds, romantic day cruises on the Danube and Rhine Rivers, and many more destinational offerings. Germany is also a member of the Schengen regime and uses a unique liability pledge for applicants that use a cosponsor. A substantial number of Germans speak English with near fluency, especially in the medium-to-large cities.

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Long-stay German nurse visa from the Philippines [migrated]

I applied for a long-stay German nurse visa in the Philippines five months ago. My agency told me that the German embassy sent my papers to the wrong personnel and that only 3 weeks ago they have sent ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

In another post I asked for help about my situation. After waiting for 6 long months, the German authorities sent me an email that they have closed/dismissed my case. I have another work trip coming ...
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Question about Schengen visa

I'm a PhD student in the UK, with a history of not finding any visa appointments to go to an international conference. I have an upcoming summer school in Germany, and although I could not find a ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling to Germany for internship. Do I require a work permit (Bundesagentur fur Arbeit)?

I am a non-EU citizen. I am travelling to Germany for a summer internship, which will last around two months. I am being paid money for local expenses through a fellowship, but I am covering the rest ...
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What visa do I need if I want to do an internship at a hospital in Germany? [migrated]

I'm a doctor from a non-EU country and planning to do an internship at a hospital in Germany. Which visa do I need? (I think I cannot use tourist visa for this. Probably D visa but I'm not sure.) ...
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If my 00:22 Deutsche Bahn train is cancelled and the following train is inconvenient, can I leave earlier?

Our DB ICE train was cancelled. It was already after midnight; the next available leaves at 1:30 AM and is inconvenient for us. My question is, since we can use other trains, can we take a train the ...
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Confused by Deutsche Bahn Legoland ticket and bus

According to LegoLand Getting here page, the bus ticket is included in the train ticket if I select LEGOLAND Park or LEGOLAND Feriendorf as a destination. I booked the following ticket on bahn.de (the ...
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Seat reservation requirements for TGV trips entirely within Germany

If I have a BahnCard 100 / cancelled by DB ticket, which allows me to take any train, for a TGV trip entirely within Germany (e.g. Karlsruhe to Frankfurt), am I required to reserve a seat? The DB app ...
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What are the chances for Iranians getting a German Schengen Visa at the moment?

I am single (f), have never left Iran before and work as a English teacher online. I would like to come to Germany for a month get a CELTA certificate there and visit some friends. How high are the ...
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Travel from North Macedonia to Germany for a week

I booked a one-week flight from North Macedonia to Germany with Wizair. Today I needed to check in and when I provided the North Macedonian passport, it also required me to enter a valid visa or ...
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Markets in Germany with a large selection of seafood

I am planning to invite Asian family in law to Germany. They are big fans of seafood, especially crabs, shrimps and mussels. In my experience, the selection at the markets in Germany is rather sparse ...
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Dimensions of railway station lifts in Germany

We recently tried taking the train from Rüsselsheim with a heavy electric-assist oversized semirecumbent tandem bicycle. Unfortunately, we found that the lift was just a little too small (at most 0.1 ...
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I have a Fiktionsbescheinigung and want to travel to Indonesia to visit family. Will my Fiktionsbescheinigung allow me to travel? [duplicate]

I am going to travel to Indonesia this weekend to visit family and have a Fiktionsbescheinigung. I am worried that this won't be enough for me to travel out of the country or even come back. Will I be ...
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Lufthansa Rebooking through Munich/Frankfurt

My grandfather's flight, originally via Munich, Germany was canceled because of a Lufthansa strike at the German airports on Feb 7th starting at 4:00 am and ending on February 8th 7:11am. They've ...
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Deregistered student resident permit. Can I go buy something and apply for VAT refund when I leave Germany?

I came to Germany from the USA for my master's program. I have finished my degree and am planning on leaving Germany soon. I have deregistered my resident status and would like to know if I go buy ...
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Can I travel to Switzerland from Germany?

I’m a US permanent resident and holder of US refugee travel document. I’m planning to travel to Germany (Germany doesn’t require a visa for holders of US refugee travel documents). But I’m thinking if ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling to Ireland alone with Article 10 Residency Card

I am a Turkish citizen, living in Germany with my Greek citizen wife, holding a Residence Card of EU Family Members under Article 10 of Directive 2004/38/EC, issued from Germany. I have to visit ...
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Fly with old (unexpired) passport after applying for a new passport?

I am a German citizen and my current passport expires in March. I applied for a new one two weeks ago and also got the new passport number. I expect to be able to collect it from the town hall at the ...
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Apply for a US visit visa in Germany without being a resident

Can someone who enters Germany on a Schengen visa go to the Frankfurt Consulate and apply for a US visit visa? Or can only residents of Germany or Frankfurt apply from there? Would the waiting time be ...
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Do I need a return ticket when entering Germany for an exchange program?

I am Brazilian and will be participating in a student exchange program for one semester in Germany, at a partner university. I have only purchased a one-way ticket because: The price of tickets ...
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Visa from Italy and return from Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I wonder if I get a Schengen visa from Italy and a flight to Milan, is it okay if my return flight is from Frankfurt?
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Train connections after ferry Borkum-Eemshaven

I would like to take the ferry from Borkum to Eemshaven and continue to Groningen in March. Comparing the ferry timetables and the train departure times it appears to me that they are exceptionally ...
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Do Deutsche Bahn ICE trains to Belgium require a reservation?

I booked a trip from Hamburg Hbf to Brussels/Bruxelles Midi, entirely with Deutsche Bahn trains. Later, I got an email from Deutsche Bahn stating the following: Due to a timetable change, your ...
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Travel with expired passport

I’ll be travelling from Australia to Germany in February and my German passport expired in October 2022. I’m a German citizen and hold no other valid passport. I called the German embassy and I’m ...
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Is there a way to see if there will be wifi on a given German Intercity train connection?

On Deutsche Bahn's site about their train fleet, it's noted that wifi is available on all ICE trains and "some" Intercity trains. For ICE connections, I can therefore assume there’ll be ...
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Valid visa ... Blue Card new issue in Gemany

I had applied for the extension of myBlue Card eAT at the immigration office in Stuttgart. The new extended Blue Card eAT is now available for collection at the immigration office in Stuttgart (...
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German Residence Permit, re-entry with pending renewal application

I am an exchange student in Berlin. I am a British passport holder and entered Germany on 26 September 2023 with the visa-free 90/180 period that my passport allows. Later, I received a residence ...
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Identify location of painting

I am trying to identify the location of a 1939 painting by Kurt Leyde. He painted this near the end of his life (d. 1941) and was born and died in Berlin. Apart from that, I don’t have much history on ...
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Do I need a multi-entry Schengen visa as an Indian if I’ve a layover in Germany on the way to UK and travelling to France post UK in the same trip?

We'll be first arriving in London with a 1-hour layover in Munich and then taking a train from London to Paris. On return, we have a layover in Zurich and then back to India. The layovers are both 1 ...
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Can we carry luggage on all trains covered by Deutschland ticket?

To save money I will be travelling between German states using Deutschland ticket trains rather than ICE ones. So, I would like to ask, do all of them have some baggage allowance? I want to carry ...
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Traveling to Germany at 16 years old, without a parent/guardian but with their permission

I am currently hoping to go to Germany next year with my friend, who is a few months younger than I am. I will be 16 by the time of going, but he might not be. Is there any way as a 16 yr old and 15 ...
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Deutschlandticket for US residents

I was trying to buy a Deutschlandticket but apparently the US is not on the list of "allowed" countries of the residence. I'm a US resident, have both US & German citizenship and I have ...
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What function does the chip in a Deutschlandticket have?

The Deutschlandticket now exists in a version with an integrated chip. What function does this chip actually have?
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15 year old crossing the Germany/Netherlands border - do I need parental letter?

I am 15 years old and travelling by train from Netherlands to Germany. Do I need a letter of consent from my parents or can I just buy a ticket and go? I will have my passport.
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I lost my German Aufenthaltstitel and travelling to Italy with an Indian passport

I lost my wallet, along with it my German Aufenthalstitel and student ID. Fortunately my passport and work permit are safe. I had booked a vacation to Italy for 3 days with family, and we are going by ...
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Problem getting a follow-up Schengen visa appointment online

My friend attended his appointment yesterday at the German embassy in Havana but unfortunately one of the photocopies he presented was deemed unacceptable and he was told to rectify the problem and to ...
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Where does the 20min rule (where you can use any train) come from in German passenger rights?

Where does the 20-minutes passenger rights rule come from? (In other words, the rule for free choice of train after 20 minutes delay expected at the end of your journey). This is a condition that can ...
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What is the best way to go from Leipzig/Halle airport to the Leipzig city?

What public transportation is available to go from Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) Airport to Grimmaischer Steinweg 1, 04103 Leipzig? It is written on their website that the hotel is a 10-minute walk via the ...
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Travelling as a tourist after applying for a business visa

I have a business visa for Germany but my business trip got cancelled. Can I travel as a tourist using the same business visa for the same dates to Germany? If yes, do I have to show the same ...
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Deutschlandticket – when can I switch to fast ICE/IC trains?

Deutsche Bahn's FAQ on the Deutschlandticket states: Can I use an ICE/IC train with the Deutschland-Ticket if I know I will reach the destination with a considerable delay? Yes, you have the right to ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Boarding train at an earlier stop than what’s stated in the itinerary?

I bought a Super Sparpreis ticket from Konstanz-Petershausen to Nuremberg. The first leg is an RE train while the next is an IC. There’s a possibility I might have to board the RE train at Konstanz ...
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Can I enter France from outside EU with German Fiktionsbescheinigung and/or Schengen Visa?

I have been living and working in Germany for 6 months with a work D-type national visa. A week before its expiration I received Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) with third box tickled (...
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In Germany, are any of these jackets legally or socially acceptable for an American tourist? [duplicate]

I am an American male in his mid-20s, visiting Germany for the first time this winter and staying for a week. I will be staying in North Rhine-Westphalia around Cologne, flying in and out of Frankfurt....
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Holder of German National Visa (Type D). Can my first point of entry be through Switzerland?

We are moving to Germany on a long-stay national visa (Type D). The easiest route would be to land in Basel, Switzerland, where someone would pick us up from there. Are there any restrictions which ...
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What should I write as a contact reference person if the inviting organization is a university in Schengen area?

I am applying for a Business Schengen visa. Going for a workshop at a university in Germany. I filled the reference info. However, they are asking for a contact person, who should I write their info ...
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Surname differences in my application papers and my passport

In my passport, there is no a defined slot for first name and surname. Names are written up to the 3rd grandfather, like this: Name: Nadin Ahmed Joe Ali Morsy I used Nadin as my first name and "...
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How can I find out how long a German regional train will be?

For regional trains in Germany, how can I find out how long the train will be? Background: A train I take regularly usually has six carriages in two trainsets, but sometimes it only has three ...
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Overstayed my visa in Germany by 9 days

I went on a business trip to Frankfurt from August 27 to October 3rd. Initially, I was supposed to stay there until September 23rd, but some work emergency happened and I stayed a little longer. While ...
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What type of Schengen visa should I apply for if I will be participating in an academic conference?

I am going to attend an academic workshop from Nov 11, 2023, to Nov 15, 2023, at a research institute in Germany. I have a formal invitation letter from this research institute and they are going to ...
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Why can't I apply for a visa from my home country when I am currently resident in another country?

I am a Tunisian citizen. A few years ago, I used to hold a Turkish residence permit and I intended to apply for a student visa to TUM (Technical University of Munich). I asked the German Embassy of ...
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