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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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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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Is it possbile to get a national visa of one Schengen country after reachin duration limit of national visa of another country? [migrated]

At this moment I have Lithuanian national visa. Its duration is limited by 1 year in a row. (After a year there should be a pause for at least 6 months before new Lithuanian national visa.) And I'm ...
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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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Sending unaccompanied bag from one German City to Another by Train

I will fly in internationally to Frankfurt and then to Stuttgart via Deutsche Bahn. Then after a few days in Stuttgart I have to fly from Stuttgart to Berlin for a short business meeting and then to ...
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VAT refund after leaving Germany?

I have bought a laptop while staying in Germany for a few day about a week ago. I was short on time, so didn't manage to refund my tax at airport's customs. I have the receipt from shop and a form, ...
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Immigration agent at airport said visitor will overstay Schengen visa by 1 day

We currently have visitors in Germany, at the airport one agent noted that our visitors will overstay for 1 day, but I feel like they made a mistake, but I am not sure. I have attached the visa ...
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Do I need digital registration (einreiseanmeldung) in Germany if I have an onward flight from there (different PNR) and do not exit the airport?

This question arose due to my upcoming flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Delhi. The two flights are with different airlines and different PNRs. Stockholm - Frankfurt (...
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Germany Einreiseanmeldung "Travel Details": which flight number?

We are (hopefully) flying BOS->IAD->BRU->BER tomorrow (don't ask) with Berlin as the final destination. I'm filling out the German travel registration (Eineiseanmeldung) which in the section &...
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Digital COVID pass for non EU tourists; public transport and bars in Germany

Current rules allow me to visit Germany as a fully vaccinated non-EU citizen as a tourist so long as I show my non-EU double vaccination certificate (with an EU approved vaccine) and so long as ...
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Do I need to pre-register a UK electric vehicle to drive in low emissions zones in the Netherlands and Germany?

I'm planning to drive my UK-registered electric vehicle in the Netherlands and Germany. I may (by design or accident!) drive in a low emissions zone in either country. Do I need to have a sticker on ...
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Can I leave Frankfurt airport during a 10hr layover between Namibia and the UK (during covid!)

I am travelling at the end of this month from the UK to Namibia via Frankfurt, and returning 10 days later. The layover in Frankfurt on the way back to the UK is 10hrs so we want to go into the city ...
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Bringing Siblings as a Blue Card Holder

For a German Blue Card Holder, is it possible to bring an underage sibling (11 years old) for a short visit or staying with the card holder up to the validity of the Blue Card? I have not found ...
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Is it necessary to show a visa required for the return ticket when entering Germany?

I have a one way inbound ticket to Germany for a 2-week stay. For my outbound ticket, I made a different reservation. The thing is that my outbound ticket has a transit in UK and requires visa. The ...
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Schengen overstay due to COVID-19 - need some advice

before I begin, I would like to point out that I am a Canadian resident, not a citizen. So that I do not hold a Canadian passport, but only the greencard. Hence I had to apply for a Schengen visa to ...
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Traveling to France and reentering Germany under a Schengen visa if I have a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I am planning a short, tourism trip from Germany to France, entirely by train. I have a Brazilian passport, thus in general I do not need to apply to Schengen visas beforehand, since it can be issued ...
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Where in the world can you see WWII U-boats or U-boat pens?

Where in the world can you still see German WWII U-boats or U-boat pens?
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

I need to travel with a ferry to Kiel (Germany) and then want to travel further with a train. The ferry arrival is around 18:00 in the evening, so I will give an additional hour for delay. And the ...
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Buying a German train ticket when there is no ticket machine at the departure station

Since 2022 it is no longer possible to buy tickets on German trains: Wer ohne Papier- oder Onlineticket in einen Zug steigt, muss richtig tief in die Tasche greifen. Laut Gesetz wird der doppelte ...
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How to get a physical vaccine certificate in Germany for international travel?

I need to travel from Germany to a country outside of the EU, where the CovPass code is not accepted. Additionally, when I export my vaccination certificate from the app into a PDF, it is mostly in ...
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Can I travel to france with a Fiktionsbescheinigung abs 81 4

I have a valid Fiktionsbescheinigung with the 3rd box checked. 81 Abs 4 .can I go to France and come back without a problem or not?
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Germany to Bulgaria travel EU permanent resident COVID

I have been trying to find information if travel from Germany to Bulgaria is permitted given I have EU permanent residency. Germany was classified as a Red Zone Country two weeks ago: https://www.mfa....
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What happens if I test Covid positive while staying in a German Hotel

I'm due to stay in a hotel for a couple of nights in a small hotel in Cologne before flying back to the UK. I now need to get a pre-departure Covid test. What happens if I test positive? The hotel may ...
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Does a German citizen need a negative covid-19 test to reenter Germany after travel to the United States?

I have had a friend staying with me for the last week. He is fully vaccinated, as am I and my family, and tomorrow he flies back to Germany. For some reason, Lufthansa have been saying that his ticket/...
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Can I combine a Deutsche Bahn city ticket with an RMV S-Bahn single ticket?

I am travelling to Frankfurt on a Deutsche Bahn ICE train. I plan to get off at Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof and take an RMV S-Bahn or RE train to Frankfurt airport. The ICE ticket is a Sparpreis ...
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Traveling with Erlaubnisfiktion

I am an American citizen. I first entered the EU in late June for a month of travel. I returned in September for 2 weeks. Then, I came back (this time to Germany) for the last time at the beginning ...
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Where (in Germany) is the landscape behind this newsreader, with a gazebo on a small, lush steep hill surrounded by higher, broader forested hills?

When the German tagesschau evening news on the public broadcaster Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD) announce the upcoming weather ...
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My friend is in Göttingen for the next few weeks; how can they enquire as to how/where to see and hear a pipe organ?

My friend is on business in Göttingen and is free on the weekends. How and where can they enquire about having the experience of seeing and hearing a pipe organ? Ideally in Göttingen as they would ...
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transit visa in Frankfurt on advance parole

I am an Indian national traveling on advance parole to US. I do have expired H1-B stamped on my passport but the new H1-B has not been stamped. I have a layover in Frankfurt for 5 hours. Has anyone ...
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Do I need PCR test results for the first leg of the flight? YYZ (Canada) -> FRA (Germany) -> BEG (Serbia), Lufthansa is saying different things

I am a Canadian citizen. The clinics near me (smaller town in Canada) can take up to 48 hours to get my PCR test results. My flight is 34 hours after my planned PCR test, and Serbia requires me to ...
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Can I travel to Germany by the last day of my Fiktionsbescheinigung?

I have a 3rd country passport and my Fiktionsbescheinigung will expire by the end of 30.11. Can I travel to Germany on this day without problem? I had my temporary residence permit for many years ...
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Massive price difference between broker and rental car company

This may be a duplicate of Why is renting a car through a broker cheaper than directly through a car rental company? but I don't think the answer addresses a really large price difference. I rented a ...
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Vaccine certificate and passport name mismatch

My vaccine certificate has been issued in my married name (as this is how I am registered with my doctor), but my passport and all other ID is in my maiden name. I'm flying to Germany from the UK and ...
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My German Schengen Visa allows me to enter the country on Dec 12. Can I book my departure flight on late evening of Dec 11th? [duplicate]

So I applied for the German Schengen visa recently and got approved. the thing is, in my document I asked for a period of about 20 days from December 11th 2021 to Jan 2022. But the visa came back with ...
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6 months visa for Germany from Philippines

My daughter lives in Germany and she is a Philippine citizen with a working permit for Germany. She has a child with a German citizen but they have trouble to fill the time until the child can join ...
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