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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Do I qualify for a German visa? How do I apply?

In the website of Germany Embassy in U.K., it is stated that [...] Urgent reasons for entry exist especially in the following cases. [...] 4. Educational reasons initial entry: ...
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May an Estonian enter Germany at FRA during COVID-19?

I have a co-founder for a startup we've been working on and my co-founder is from Estonia. He already has a flight ticket on May 18th, 2020 with FRA as final destination. We have been finding it very ...
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Living in Germany for Less Than 90 Days As US Citizen While Working Remotely For An American Company

I am planning to live with a friend in Germany and work remotely for an American company for a few weeks. I do not plan to stay longer than 90 days or to work for a Germany company while I am there. I ...
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Is there a way to buy food in bulk cheap in Germany? [closed]

Is there any cheaper way to buy food in bulk in Germany than at the supermarket? Could you somehow get, say, 60-100 eggs, or 10 liters of milk, for cheaper?
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Where in the wider Frankfurt am Main area is this (closed?) railway bridge?

In the film Live (2020) (alternate link including stream), after about 1 hour 9 minutes, there is a scene on a railway bridge that is part of what is probably a museum/heritage narrow-gauge railway, ...
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Traveling from Bangkok thu Oman then Germany final destination Canada

I am Canadian citizen I am leaving Bangkok, transit in Oman, transit in Frankfurt, and arriving final destination Canada. Do I need any transit visas for this itinerary?
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Travel to other EU countries for my work when my work permit visa is in process in Sweden

I have applied work permit visa application in Sweden. I finished my MS in Sweden in January 2020. My employer is registered in Sweden. For the job requirement I need to travel to Germany, but my ...
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How will the travel restrictions in Germany due to COVID-19 affect student visas [closed]

On 16th March, 2020 the EU announced a 30 day travel restriction for all non-essential travel. On 6th April, 2020 Germany has announced the new updated travel restrictions to Germany. However, there ...
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Can a student studying in U.K (with a visa) travel to Germany (with a Schengen visa) during the current travel restrictions?

With the current travel restriction at the Germany and U.K. border. Is it possible for a student studying (with a visa) in U.K to travel to Germany (with a Schengen visa) to participate in an ...
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Germany border restrictions for EU nationals Covid 19 [closed]

I am a British national with a British passport who has a contract to begin work in Germany in August ,and a partner (not married) who is a German national living there. I have a chance also to ...
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In Germany with expired Schengen visa. Cannot return home due to coronavirus

My friend had a 15-days visa from France. His flight to Iran got canceled because of the coronavirus. After that, he came to Germany (Munich) because he had relatives here and went to the immigration ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

I want to do a multi day cycle tour in Germany, but campsites are closed. According to the interior ministry (Coronavirus: Fragen und Antworten) Der Aufenthalt im öffentlichen Raum ist nur ...
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I have a YMA Visa - will Germany let me into the country despite COVID-19? [closed]

I am Canadian. Since I applied for the visa shortly before the situation got serious, I now have a valid work and travel visa for Germany, but I am afraid they will turn me away at the border/airport.....
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Reporting presence to authorities while on Schengen visa in Germany

I visited Denmark and Germany on a Schengen visa issued by the Danish consulate. My visit to Germany was for six days and I entered from Denmark. This was mentioned in my visa application. Hotel ...
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Is there any way to travel from Germany to Austria by train? [closed]

I am trying to travel to Austria from Brussels by train, and have conflicting information on the status of cancellations due to Covid-19. According to Eurail, "all rail services from Germany to ...
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Required documents on arrival with person waiting outside, at arrival area. How can the documents be provided to the person arriving, at customs?

I'll try and make it short. My spouse will be arriving at an airport in Germany from a Non-EU country outside Europe and she will need documents, which I have in original, in order to pass, given ...
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Will a flight from Germany with a layover in the US to Jamaica be cancelled?

Jamaica did a refusal of entry for Germany due to Covid 19 situation (cf. https://kingston.diplo.de/jm-de/aktuelles/-/2316366 | German source). I have booked a flight that goes from Frankfurt to ...
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Is mobile internet actively suppressed in or near supermarkets? [closed]

I’ve lived in Germany for some time, and noticed that in almost all supermarkets (rewe, müller, ikea, etc) i have bad or absent mobile internet. Also, I live near Rewe, and when walking nearby, my ...
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Remonstrance letter and booking of visa slot simultaneously

Can I book a new visa slot, if I already submitted a remonstrance letter for my visa approval, and the decision is pending?
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India Germany national visa - guest scholar/scientist

Dear learned colleagues, I am an Indian and am an independent researcher. While I have published a lot of books (with standard scientific publishing houses) I don’t hold a job in an university and ...
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letter for hosting a person in germany

I'm a resident in Germany and I live in a WG room (‘flat share’). My girlfriend is applying for a visitor visa to come to Germany. I'll be giving her an informal invitation letter with my required ...
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Do I need a No Objection Certificate from my current employer to visit Berlin for a 3 day stay for an interview?

I am an Indian resident currently in Tokyo on work visa. I want to visit Berlin for 3-4 days for an interview. I have an invitation letter. As I understand, I need to apply for a Schengen visa. Will I ...
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Longer term accommodation proof for schengen visa application (Germany)

I intend to pursue an internship in Germany for the summer of 2020, approx (82 days) but my employer doesn't provide me accommodation. Can I show a booking from booking.com as a proof of ...
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Mexican Travel to Germany

I have some questions as Mexicans dont need visa for Germany. I plan to make a trip of only two weeks to Germany. Will, they are questioned at the airport/Immigration? such as Where is He/She ...
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Is it mandatory to travel at least once on Germany Job Seeker Visa [closed]

If I have a Germany Job Seeker Visa which has validity for 6 months. Can I extend the validity if I do not travel for a job search. Or should I reapply again after certain period of time ?
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Do i require a transit visa to head through munich? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I have a British Residence permit for a year as I am studying in the UK. I plan to travel home during the Easter vacation and have booked tickets in Lufthansa. The itinerary ...
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How do I get a double-entry Schengen visa?

I am going to Germany to attend summer school. I have all the required documents for applying for the visa. But I am also attending an event in Hungary a month after I start summer school. How can I ...
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City ticket included for German IC trains validity

I've bought a train ticket from Bremen to Juerich city without any BahnCard. On the ticket, it says "Bremen+City Jülich-Forschungsz., mit IC/EC" Does it mean, I can take any train from my home (in ...
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Travelling outside Germany with only a German D visa in the absence of a residence permit [duplicate]

I have a long-term German National D Visa for research. I have an upcoming short trip outside Germany to the Schengen Zone but I don't have a residence permit yet. I've been informed that I should ...
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VAT refund for an online order from Germany shipped to Spain?

I am in Spain but I am not a resident of the European Union. I made an online order to a German seller who shipped the product to Spain. I got an invoice that includes Spanish sales taxes (21%). I ...
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Schengen visa and working visa?

I have a job contract to work in Germany on the 1st September 2020 for 18 months. Now I want to visit my girlfriend before. Can I get a Schengen visa from June to August, as well as start work on ...
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Transit Visa in Germany for Indian citizen with Polish TRC application stamp

I am an Indian national staying in Poland on Polish National Visa. I have applied for the Polish Temporary Resident Card (TRC) in September 2019 and have received stamp on my passport legalizing my ...
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Indian citizens living abroad, renew passport in India

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany (with Residence Permit), I can renew my passport in Germany. But, I will be in India for 3 months and I can also easily renew my passport in India. If I ...
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What happens if you bring a pocket knife to Europa Park?

Everywhere I go (except on planes), I carry a Swiss Army Knife as a fob daily tool and a multitool in my backpack. Today I learned that apparently you're not allowed to bring pocket knives to Europa ...
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Is it possible to get back from VELTINS-Arena to Duisburg by public transportation on a weekday night?

So I am spending a couple of nights in Duisburg in beginning of February and are now considering my options. There is a football game between Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin that interests me on the 4th ...
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Are different offices of same car rental chain (Sixt) in Germany really different?

I have arranged to rent a car from Sixt in Munich, Germany. It was two months ago and i don't remember if the car rental near the Central Station (Haubtbahnhof) did not have the car i wanted, if the ...
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Applying for a Family Reunion Visa for Germany while holding a visit visa? [closed]

My girlfriend has already applied for a visitor visa for Germany to meet her brother starting from 4th March 2020 and valid for a period of 90 days. We intend to get married In India middle of ...
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Can I leave earlier than the duration of my German National Visa (also known as long-term visa or D visa)

I have been invited to be a guest scientific researcher in a well known German institute. So I am applying for a German National D visa for 10 months which is the length of my contract. But I expect ...
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Can I carry used computer parts from India to Germany

I have a desktop PC. I am moving to Berlin in a few months. Can I dismantle to desktop (excluding monitor), and carry the inidividual parts in my check in baggage. Is there any restriction in ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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Tourist Visa to Dependent Visa Germany [closed]

I am in Germany on a long term work permit. I would like to apply for a dependent visa of my wife and kids but not getting the appointment for the dependent visa in the next couple of months. So, Can ...
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Do Turks need a visa when travelling to Germany?

I have a Turkish passport. I have a three-day visit to Germany. I am not a citizen of the European Union. Can I do it without a Schengen visa? Is there a special type of visa for this?
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Morocco visa from Berlin

Did anyone visit Morocco? I would like to visit the country but I can not find any information related to visa application requirement in their website http://www.botschaft-marokko.de/. If anyone ...
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Is it possible to receive my visa sticker from another embassy than my home country

I have applied for the German national visa at my home country and waiting for the result. I am planning to take a trip to another country. Assuming my visa is approved while I'm abroad, is it ...
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Identify location of old painting

I received an old painting and wonder if it depicts a real place. The person I received the painting from, is from Germany (but unavailable for questions). However, the painting could very well be ...
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What to do in Munich on Christmas Eve? [closed]

We (me, my wife and our 4-years-old daughter) are now in Munich and are now thinking what to do tomorrow (Dec 24) evening. We don't (or at least were not going to) celebrate Christmas, but apparently ...
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What laws should I be aware of as a motorcyclist going from the UK to Germany via the Netherlands

I need to get from the UK to Dortmund, Germany without flying so I'm planning on riding a motorbike there and getting the ferry from either Hull or Harwich to Hook of Holland. I'll be on a a ...
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Overcrowded German trains

The recent spat between Greta Thunberg and German rail left me thinking: can you buy a ticket in a German train and not get a seat? Is that only for local or also long haul trains?
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If my train is cancelled and replaced, must I take the indicated replacement train when I have a Sparpreis ticket?

My train is cancelled but replace by a train with the same timetable but a different number; identical to the scenario in this question. Under those circumstances, does the Sparpreis ticket have ...
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I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year, what do I tell the bank and what do I with my stuff? [closed]

I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year. I have no friends and no family. I live and work in Germany. I rent. During the trip I will cancel the rent. I do not have my own property / ...

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