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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Is German Aufenhaltsurlaubnis Equivalent to the Fremch VLS/TS [migrated]

I am a retired US citizen, living in Germany the last two years on a Aufenthalstitel/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, working as a Freiberuflicher English teacher. For personal reasons, I wish to move to France ...
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Travelling with Fiktionsbescheinigung [duplicate]

I have a student visa under renewal and the German Kreisverwaltungsreferat has given a Fiktionsbescheinigung (temporary residence permit). Is it allowed to travel to other European countries with the ...
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How does an Indian citizen with German national visa return back to anywhere in the EU?

I have a German national visa (got through the work, although not working there anymore). Visa is still valid for 1 more year. I want to get back to the EU (anywhere in the EU). But it seems like ...
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Do I require a transit visa at Frankfurt if travelling to the United Kingdom?

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/aamt/zugastimaa/buergerservice/faq/33-transit/606710 What I am confused about is they have mentioned the vast majority of foreign travellers benefit from 'transit ...
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Do I require an airport Transit Visa at Frankfurt If I am travelling to United Kingdom? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder and will be flying from there.The flight I am looking at has 1 stop at Munich International Airport and has a 3h 55m layover there.I will need to switch flight there Do ...
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How much transfer time do I need between ferry and train in Travemünde?

I want to take the ferry from Malmö to Travemünde. How much transfer time do I need to plan for if I want to take the train from station "Skandinavienkai"? The ferry I want to take is ...
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Do Germany's quarantine rules apply to travelers who transit through risk areas?

If a traveler was coming to Germany from a location not listed as a Risikogebiet by Germany's RKI but transited through a place that was listed as a Risikogebiet would they be subject to quarantine ...
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Does the DB corona-flexibility rule apply to Dutch domestic connections on international journeys?

German train tickets bought before 2020-03-14 can be used flexibly until 2020-10-31, including on international trains. Are they also valid on Dutch domestic connections? According to Deutsche Bahn: ...
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Can I travel to France with Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) of Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Germany from India and would want to stay in Paris in between for a week. I have Fiktionsbescheinigung from the German Government.
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UK visa from Germany as an Indian Passport Holder

I am an Indian Passport holder with a fiktionsbeseinigung (temporary visa) living in Germany past 8 months wanting to travel to the UK for 10 days to visit my uncle. I came to Germany for a job but ...
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Renting a car in one country and return it in another one (Europe)

I would like to rent a car in Denmark (Copenhagen), travel for a few days (less than a week) and return it in Italy (or in Germany, like Munich for example). Is it possible to do something like that? ...
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What's the most cost-effective transit pass for the Basel area (including RVL)?

In the Basel area one can buy a TriRegion Mini pass for €9.10 which covers some of Basel as well as the RVL zones 1, 2, 3, and 8 in Germany. I'm looking for a transit pass I can buy that would be ...
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Received letter from police for being drunk and riding bicycle in Germany [closed]

I was caught being drunk while riding a bicycle and the letter states that it is a criminal offence. The letter mentioned a couple of options that I can follow such as 1. Accepting the crime, 2. ...
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Will I have trouble finding a taxi at Tegel Airport, Berlin if I’m coming from outside the EU?

Since the situation should be more or less normal in Germany, I’m kind of concerned about the taxis in Berlin. More specifically, will I have trouble finding a taxi from Tegel Airport, Berlin to ...
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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

An acquaintance told me that buying masks in Berlin is relatively expensive ~ 5€ for one mask. To that end, I'm thinking of buying masks for myself for the next year from Indonesia (where I currently ...
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Travelling to Turkey for a single day; do I need to go into quarantine?

If I am living in Germany (I am not a German citizen), and travel to Turkey for a single day, and come back the next day (it is the earliest flight back to Germany), do I need to go into quarantine ...
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Germany: What happens if you test Covid positive on arrival

Arriving from the US into Germany: To avoid mandatory quarantine, Germany require a PCR tests that less then 48 hours old. That seems impossible to get where I live (10-14 days turn around time on the ...
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How can I buy groceries during a mandatory 14 day quarantine?

I'm flying back to Berlin, Germany next week and as it stands, I have to do the mandatory 14 day quarantine. I tried to call the Health Ministry a few times, but I never got through to a person, so I ...
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Malaysian passport travel to Germany

I have a UK resident permit holder with a Malaysian passport. I reside in the UK Can I travel from the UK to Germany for a holiday? Malaysians are not allowed to enter Germany but as I am a UK ...
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How should Chinese citizens go about returning to China?

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, flying (from Germany, but presumably also from other countries) to China is a bit complicated these days: The Chinese transportation authority only allows one flight per ...
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Are vignettes needed to drive on German motorways?

I will need to drive to Berlin soon (July 2020) and I'm trying to figure out if Germany requires a Vignette to use their motorways, like neighbouring Switzerland and Austria do. This article seems to ...
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There are no open seats available for selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

When I am trying to book an appointment on VFS global, I am getting the following message, "There are no open seats available for the selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of ...
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Bikepacking from Germany to Netherlands during covid-19 pandemic

I'm planning to cycle from Berlin to Utrecht Netherlands around end of this month. The question is, is it safe to travel there. Will I get any restriction going there ? I'm an Indonesian having work ...
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Difficulties with or reprimands for passing COVID hotspot?

Tomorrow I will drive from the Cologne area to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The shortest route would be via A2 and pass right through Kreis Gütersloh, currently infamous for being a COVID hotspot. Should I ...
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Fix Super Sparpreis ticket identity

I am French and ordered a "Super Sparpreis" ticket online for my child, this is a special child price since he is less than 14 years old. The ticket price is around 45 Euros. This is the ...
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In Germany, are there any cities or special regions in cities which are dangerous for non-white people to go to?

In Germany, are there any cities or special regions in cities which are dangerous for non-white people to go to? I mean, are there any cities or areas in cities in which predominantly white ...
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Does the removal of German border control from 15th June apply to third-country nationals legally residing in these countries?

It is announced that Germany will remove travel controls for entries from other EU countries, the Schengen-associated countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the UK on 15th June (https://www....
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What are the quarantine requirements for entering Germany after June 15

Related to When do German borders reopen for EU members exactly? but not this questions is specific to quarantine requirements. What are the quarantine requirements for a German citizen entering ...
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When do German borders reopen for EU members exactly?

In Germany, there is an entry restriction in place for most of the EU citizens who were not German citizens or residents. According to the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, "This warning was lifted ...
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Data Sources for 7-day new Corona cases per Capita

Many German Länder are currently setting quarantine requirements for arriving travelers based on whether or not the number of new COVID-19 cases over the previous 7 days exceeds 50 per 100 000 people ...
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How can I (US Citizen) get into Germany mid-June 2020?

I am having a hard time finding a centralized resource describing which countries are open to which citizens. I have an urgent need to get into Germany for work. The UK government is about to enact ...
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Do I qualify for a German visa? How do I apply? [closed]

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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