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Questions tagged [germany]

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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What consulate do I have to go to if my contract is from a different country than where I will be working? [on hold]

Hi all I received a work contract today from a company that is primarily in Germany, however they are officially registered in Denmark. I am an American citizen and have an appointment at the German ...
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Do I have to stay the entire duration in Germany with a German Job Seeker Visa?

I am residing out of Germany at the time being and working a full-time job. However, I am planning to find a job in Germany and thus I am considering applying for Germany Job Seeker Visa. As I am ...
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Can I legally stay in Germany, till I get my Blue card decision? [migrated]

I have a question regarding blue card. I am currently an intern at a company X, and I have an Internship visa. It will expire on 31.01.2019. I got a job offer in a company Y, where I am supposed to ...
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Germany: Professional accommodation for one month?

I'm being temporarily located in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany for one month, for a work project. My accommodation will be paid for by the company. I have the options of either booking a hotel ...
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Germany family visit visa refusal and new tourist visa application [duplicate]

I had applied for a family visit visa to Germany to visit my husband who is a student there. The basis of rejection were 8) the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

I see these all around town and nobody seems to know how to use them - even my German colleagues. We're engineers, so we feel pretty stupid and inadequate around them... The majority of people I've ...
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Can I take a Schengen visa for business trip to Germany

I'm planning on a one-day business trip to Germany and my company asked me to apply for a Schengen visa. Is that a valid one? I thought that the Schengen visa is applicable only for the tourist, ...
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Price Difference of Train from Aachen to Munich

I want to travel from Aachen to Munich on 24th Jan, 2018. I have checked price on GoEuro.com. Prices of train started from 36$ to 150$. and I also checked on DB train website it is approx starting ...
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Bringing Alcohol back from Germany when under 21 [duplicate]

Can my sister under age 21 bring me back alcohol to the United States from Germany when she returns? Would there be any issue? What if I met her at the gate?
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Germany Visiting Friends Visa Remonstrance Denied

I am indian married woman working in big textile company as Confirmed employment. I applied for Germany visa for 90 days to visit friends but was rejected stating reason that purpose not reliable then ...
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I have an overnight layover in Frankfurt. Can I leave the airport? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. citizen and have a overnight layover in Frankfurt Airport. Can I leave the airport for a night out in the city and then come back? Do I need a specific travel visa?
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UK work visa with pending criminal charge [closed]

I have a tier-2 work visa application in progress. I had submitted the application on 24th December and my appointment is on 3rd of January. I am an Indian citizen currently residing and working in ...
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How to tell distance travelled by rail?

I'm planning a long railway journey, and I wonder what the distance (to be) travelled is for a a particular route. Is there any website where I can find this out, for example, based on stations ...
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German Business visa [closed]

I am an Indian citizen living in USA on H1B visa. My visa got expired on 30th Sept 2018. I got my extension approved and I have the physical copy of I-797. Am I eligible to apply for German business ...
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When can I reenter the Schengen area if I received a fiktionsbescheinigung?

I just returned to the U.S. from Germany after my work visa was rejected I entered the Schengen zone on July 30th, 2018 and began looking for work out there casually. I received a job offer from a ...
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May giving advice offend somebody in Germany? [closed]

It is pretty common in Czechia to give advices to your collegues, even your bosses - what they could do better, what could be done better in development, etc. In the near future, friend of mine is ...
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Why do our applications to visit Germany keep being refused? [duplicate]

We have tried applying for German visa two times, I and my husband, and they keep refusing us, despite all our documents being completely submitted. The reason they state was the "intention to leave ...
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Is there a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Germany?

I consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card in Germany for not more than 2 weeks (although I might be in Germany for more than 2 weeks - up two two months maybe, in this trip). I need a prepaid SIM in ...
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Can I make a short visit to Germany on a transit visa?

I’m a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in the USA and i’m flying to Jordan through Frankfurt. If I would like to enter Germany for a short visit, maximum 7-8 days, can I apply for a transit visa ...
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My German student visa expired last month. Can i travel back to India?

I am a language student in Germany. my visa has expired a month ago and i have applied for an appointment for visa renewal and got the appointment for 4th February 2019.But due to a personal issue i ...
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Can I use a “Gutschein” from Deutsche Bahn more than once?

I cancelled a trip with Deutsche Bahn and they gave me a "Gutschein" (German word for coupon or voucher) with the value of the trip. If I use this Gutschein to buy something of less value, can I use ...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...
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Schengen visa with cancelled UAE visa

I have valid Schengen visa for Germany mid of January next year. But my problem is my company is closing and my UAE visa will be cancel this month. Is it possible for me to travel to Germany with my ...
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Can I buy only the wine glass in the Munich Christmas market?

In Munich, GER, I plan to visit the Christmas market for some Glühwein (hot wine). From what I read, you can return your glass and get a portion of the price back. The glass is somewhat a souvenir. ...
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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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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Are these Deutsche Bahn train seats side-by-side?

I booked two tickets on the direct Deutsche Bahn (ICE 93) train from Berlin to Vienna and the seat information is shown as - "Side-by-side seats Carriage 27, seats 13, 15". I would normally have ...
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Can I hand over a Bahn 100 card?

One of my friends is leaving from Germany, having a bahn 100 card. So he wants to hand over the card that will be expired at the middle of next year to me. So is it possible to change the owner of ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Germany? [duplicate]

I just arrived in Germany for the 4th time. I made tea in break of the work meeting, and at the very end of it, I found small solid pieces... I thought that the cup was too old and maybe was starting ...
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What funds do I need for a Schengen visa?

My husband is a student in Munich. I wish to travel to germany and be with him for 3 months. What is the funds requirement for a Schengen visa.
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Adult entertainment, avoiding the awkwardness

I am travelling with a group of male pals to Germany, and so far as I have researched, in german FKK clubs or saunas, the male guests are not supposed to wear street clothes, which feels awkward for ...
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What German visa should my wife apply for to accompany me on a business trip?

I am from Pakistan and have a German Schengen business visa, multiple entry valid for 2 years. Sometimes, when I travel to Germany for business, I want my wife to accompany me, so we do some ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Where to apply for Multiple Entry Schengen Visa - Germany or Austria? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national, currently living in the UK on Tier 4 Student Visa (General). I've been to Schengen territory once and planning one more trip in coming months as below; Austria 23rd December, ...
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The Rauchabzug is beeping, what do I do?

I'm new to Germany (Berlin) and I find myself alone in an apartment faced with a Rauchabzug that's making a single constant beep. As best I can tell from some brief research, this has something to do ...
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Pakistani Passport: Missing entry stamp into Germany [closed]

I arrived in Germany in September on a student visa. I got the exit stamp from Pakistan but the immigration officer at Munich airport did not put an 'Entry' stamp on my passport. I did not notice at ...
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Is there any way to reach the Neuwerk island from the German mainland?

Recently, I stumbled accross this little island called "Neuwerk" situated northwest from the city of Cuxhaven. It has a firehouse I'd like to see (and visit). Now, I was wondering if it would be ...
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Can a Portuguese national id card be used for travel from the UK to Germany?

Next month I am going on holiday to Germany. I am a Portuguese citizen who lives in the UK and I am travelling with my Portuguese passport. However, my sister's passport is expired and she has only ...
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Useful German websites (possible in English) that I can use to plan my trip in Baden-Baden [closed]

I've never been in Germany before and I have a trip soon. I'm going to Baden-Baden. I don't speak German unfortunately (neither a little bit), so this is probably going to be difficult. More ...
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How much should I tip in restaurants in Germany?

There is already a question about whether tips are mandatory in Germany, but how much should I tip?
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visit to mother grave [duplicate]

I have lived in Germany since 2011 and I have had refugee status since 2017. My mother died in 2013. I want to visit her grave. How can I do that? I need only 10 days to go back to my country Pakistan....
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entry into Germany

I believe I read that there is a Global Entry type card US Citizens can get at Airports in Germany that is like a quick pass thru customs. Does anyone know the story on that?
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How much toilet paper can I flush without clogging an European toilet?

I am from a country where the toilet paper is not flushed but thrown to a bin close to the toilet. I think that the European system is more hygienic, but I always have this question when I use the ...
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Do buses run on May 1st in Bavaria?

I am interested in landing in München (Munich) on 1st of May, and then taking the bus to Ingolstadt. Does the bus operate on 1 May (since I am only interested in Airport-ZOB Ingolstadt)? This is a ...
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Is tipping mandatory at Restaurants and Bars in Germany?

In Bavaria, I paid for my drink, I asked her for "Ruckgeld", but only got the integer part of the money back, the rest of it, she kept it for tip! I looked her in the eye and she understood that I ...
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Can I cancel my German national Visa?

My visa is pending in the German consulate due to a missing document. I need to cancel the Visa and get my passport and other docs back. How do I cancel the Visa?
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Is there a minimum balance for the financial statements to be shown for a Schengen visa

I have sent a Verpflichtungserklärung to my mother in Sri Lanka to invite her to Germany for a couple of months. In the check list for documents, financial proofs and financial statements are listed. ...
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Will bringing my mother in visitor visa to Germany cause any problems when I try to bring prove her hardship? [closed]

I am planning to bring my mother in visitor visa to Germany for a couple of months. At the moment she is staying with my wife in Sri Lanka. Later I planned to file a hardship case and see if I can ...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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Residence in the UK married to a Spaniard travelling to Germany, Do i need a Schengen Visa and how to apply?

I will be traveling alone; without my Spanish wife. I hold a Residence Card (family member of an EU citizen) valid until 2023, and I have been in the UK since February 2018. I hold a nonEuropean ...