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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Can I take flight from India to Poland on German blue card?

I need to go to India urgently for some days and I live in Berlin, and hold a valid EU blue card. Have been working in Germany for 3+ years. My Niederlassungserlaubnis does not arrive yet, I applied a ...
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Weekend visit to Erfurt, Germany from Paris, France

I am looking for an affordable plan to visit a friend, in the city of Erfurt in Germany during a saturday in October. However, there are no flights from Paris to Erfurt Airport, and prices for a same-...
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Traveling from Egypt to Romania with German residence

I had a schengen visa that was expired last April but I extended my residence and now I got a german residence card until next April (I am a student in Germany at the moment) My question is, if I ...
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Where can I buy the Egal-Wohin-Ticket?

In addition to the 9-Euro ticket, there is another interesting offer on the German railways - the Egal-Wohin-Ticket, a train ticket which allows one to travel between any two places in Germany for 40 ...
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Can I take food and medicine to Germany?

I have a concern can I take medicine/food items either homemade or packed ones to Germany are there restrictions? Also, should it be carried in a check-in bag or a handbag? Traveling via Lufthansa, ...
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Chinese passport, German Aufenthaltstitel (expired) plus Fiktionsbescheinigung, currently in the UK—can I enter Spain from the UK?

I'm currently in the UK and my passport is Chinese. My German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) has expired and I've got a German Fiktionsbescheinigung that is valid until December 2022. On p. 3 of ...
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Do I need to show hotel proof for business visa in Germany

I applied for a business visa to Germany and this trip is sponsored by the company. The company has shared an informal way which where I am going to stay but I don't have any hotel receipt, what can I ...
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What’s with the Frankfurt ‘police roundups’?

I’ve been visiting Frankfurt and a few times around the train station I’ve seen this sort of scenario: a large number of police officers arrive on a street. they ‘line up’ a group of people, kind of ...
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On DE-CH international journeys, when is the "Zugbindung" really lifted?

Once, I had booked a train from Germany to Switzerland. Due a train strike, Deutsche Bahn informed us our tickets could be used on different dates. I indeed travelled on a different date, but the ...
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Does the company with the website zug-erstattung.de still exist?

There used to be a company with the website Zug-Erstattung.de . It was useful for claiming penalty payments from Deutsche Bahn for delayed or cancelled trains. Does it still exist?
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Is the rumor true that 90% of the visitors of "Wacken Open Air" are male? Are there any figures on this?

I have heard that the vast majority of visitors to Wacken Open Air rock music festival are men. Is this true? Are there any reliable figures on this? I would like to go to Wacken Open Air and am ...
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Do I need a notarized minor consent form from both parents to travel?

I travel to Germany tomorrow. (7/31/22 From the USA) I am 15, and my parents are not together. I am flying to Germany alone. I do have a minor consent form to travel alone that is notarized, but only ...
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Overstayed in Germany by a day, applying to work at US university [closed]

First, can I say whoever helps answer this I owe you extreme gratitude. This is a very important issue for me. I am an Australian citizen who entered Germany in 2019 on a 3-month tourist visa, and I ...
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Finding a vegan sausage in Frankfurt

I was in Hamburg for a few days and I easily found a vegan burger. It amused me to eat this in the home of the hamburger. Now, I am in Frankfurt and I am trying to repeat the game but I am having ...
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German Visa Type D

I just moved recently from Lebanon to Germany for work on a visa type D. I have a business trip to France next week for 4 days and not sure whether I need to apply for a visa or fill some special ...
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Why don't some German trains show up on Deutsche Bahn's website?

I arrived to Hamburg this morning 5:31, and I was planning on continuing my journey to Cologne at 6:11. I used the DB website to look up trains: However, I discover on the station that there is also ...
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I accidentally booked the same flight twice and only noticed at check-in – do I have reasons to get refund back for one of them?

While booking a flight and paying for it, I had connection issues. When checking in in person, I was asked for my booking number because they expected two passengers with my name on that flight. Only ...
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Condor - Lufthansa Flight Change and Visa Requirement

I plan to take a Condor flight in mid-August from Canada to Germany and change to Lufthansa at Frankfurt for my final destination in Turkey, without carrying checked-in luggage. I learned from the ...
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Can I enter Spain with a few days left in expiration of my French student visa?

I am an Erasmus Mundus student with semesters in France, Spain and Germany. I am in possession of a French Type-D student visa (sauf-CTOM) with multientry, which expires on 20 Aug 2022. I have already ...
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Traveling in Schengen zone with Italian residence permit

I am a Turkish citizen. My visa has expired but I have an Italian residence permit card. Can I travel to Germany?
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Can German Covpass app store 4th covid vaccine dose information?

I already have my two primary vaccine doses and one booster dose and all are stored in the Covpass app and can be scanned as a QR code etc. It so happens that in several foreign nations the last ...
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Do I have to recheck my luggage and obtain a transfer visa for my connecting flight in Germany?

I am traveling from the United States to India via a connecting flight in Munich, Germany (I am a US citizen). Will I have to re-check my luggage and go through TSA, or will it automatically be ...
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Schengen Business Visa Germany from India

Hy I am working for a German company remotely employed through third party in India. For short business visa to Germany i think embassy required company bank statement which my indian company not ...
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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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Dress code at German classical concert

My wife and I, both 70+, will shortly (9 July) attend a classical music concert (Ravel, Mozart, Mayer) in Wernigerode, Germany and would like to know what clothing is appropriate. Here in the ...
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Will I not be allowed to enter Germany without health insurance?

I have a flight for next month to visit Germany for about a month from the USA. I have the important things, such as a passport, ID, vaccinations, etc. I have been confused about this, so do I need ...
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Travelling to France with an expired German identity card

My German identity card ("Personalausweiss") expired less than a month ago and I also do not hold a German passport. Can I travel from Germany to France by car without problems ... at the (...
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Why is it required to submit proof of residence and proof of airplane ticket for Schengen Visa?

Some countries which have Schengen Visa have certain curious properties when being applied from certain "third world countries". This curious points I see relates to the requirements for ...
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Do I actually need to show a proof of plane ticket for applying a Schengen Visa for Germany?

I am utterly confused because I see contradicting information on the internet. Some say I don't (1) ,(2) and others say I do for eg. Could someone please give me the correct information backed by an ...
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Are masks still mandatory on any German long distance trains?

Deutsche Bahn states: DB has an urgent request to make of all passengers: when you are on a train, please be responsible and considerate by wearing a mask (medical-grade or FFP2), maintaining social ...
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German €9 ticket for trains: who's eligible, and what's the catch?

I saw that the German government is offering a special €9 train ticket for a month. I still have some doubts: Is this as good as it sounds? No trick? No additional fee? Are tourists allowed to buy ...
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Germany short term overstay visa by mistake

I was in Germany last month to visit my wife on visitors visa. My visa duration was 45 days but maximum allowable days were 30 which I failed to read accurately on my visa. I stayed there for 37 days ...
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Canadian citizen transiting/visiting multiple Schengen countries

Another one of these questions. I am a Canadian passport holder and want to travel from a non-Schengen country to Zurich Switzerland (direct), then cross the border to Germany by car, and then take ...
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Traveling from Germany to Austria without a passport at hand, with Blue card - plastic card "Aufenthaltstitel" but also says Pass(Ersatz)

I have a passport, but I left it in my embassy to renew. I would like to travel shortly to Austria and back. I have a German Aufenthaltstitel, due to having a "Blue Karte EU", and it says on ...
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86 Day Internship in Germany

I am non - eu citizen. I will do voluntary internship in Germany and I will get paid. In order to do that i had to apply bundesagentur. The company applied for me and currently i have Einvernehmen ...
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Re-entering Germany after visa expire

I had a Type D Study Schengen Visa that expired on 25 April 2022, I planned to re-enter Germany on 24 April but the prices were extremely high. I had already applied for residence permit and I have ...
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Germany speed limit „bei Nässe“ („by wetness“). Does snow count as wet?

In early April 2022, I was driving a car on a German motorway somewhere near the border between Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz. The local speed limit was 100 km/h, with an additional speed limit 80 km/h ...
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What is the meaning of these blue crosses (x-like) in eastern Brandenburg?

I've been traveling by bike in eastern Brandenburg, Germany and have encountered at least 4 of those. My guess that it was somehow connected to camping or maybe boats? Couldn't find anything online, ...
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Non-EU: Travelling within the Schengen without a passport because its held at the US embassy

I need advice on my travel within the EU. I am a Malaysian citizen, and I have an Aufenthaltstitel or residence permit to stay & work in Germany. I will apply for a US visitor visa (B1/B2) ...
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How to complain about misconduct by passport control in Germany?

I am a U.S. citizen residing in Switzerland. I was returning to Switzerland from a short vacation in Georgia (the country) with a connection in Munich. The passport control agent at the Munich Airport ...
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Short-term renting in Germany

I am looking at spending some extended time (up to 6 months) in Germany while continuing to work remotely for a UK company. I am seeking short-term rentals that are reasonably priced (max €800/month). ...
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UK visa for German resident

Do I need a visa to visit UK as a tourist if I live in Germany with temporary residence permit (Blue Card)? I'm a non-EU citizen.
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Travel to Germany [duplicate]

Hi a little complicated one, I have dual British and Portuguese citizenship, and live in England. I am looking at working on rotation in Germany at 2 weeks a time, can I travel to Germany out of ...
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taxis in Rust, Germany

Is it easily possible to find an early morning taxi from Rust, Germany / near Europa Park? If I want to take a train from Ringsheim at around 8.20 am, can I make it in time? Is there a recommended ...
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Can I exit the airport for my 7 hour layover in Paris?

I've got a German student visa (Schengen), and I'm flying for the first time to Europe. On my way to Germany I have a 7 hour layover at Paris. Can I exit the airport and come back? Or can I only enter ...
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Visa refused with a reason of being a threat to public health

My parents who are living in India have applied for the Schengen tourist visa (Family / Friends) at the Consulate of Germany based in Mumbai. After 2 weeks, we received an e-mail from the consulate to ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Frankfurt airport? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian and I will be traveling from Nigeria to Abu Dhabi, UAE via Frankfurt airport in May. I will be in Frankfurt airport for about 6 hours before conecting a flight to the UAE. Do I need a ...
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I am 15. Can I travel to Germany alone?

I am 15 and want to travel to Germany alone but am afraid I would not be able to because of my age. Is there something I could bring to the airport that would allow me to be able to fly to Germany ...
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Travel within the Schengen area with Fiktionbescheinigung

I have a Namibian passport and I'm currently working in Germany with a National long-stay D visa which will expire early May. My appointment at the Auslanderbehorde for the residence permit card is on ...
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Is a return air ticket absolutely necessary for a Schengen business trip?

I have a 2 year Schengen business visa from Germany. This week, I am leaving for the EU on a 3-week trip, with meetings in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Unfortunately, my last week ...
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