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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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Will I have to pay customs duties on items I'm bringing back to Germany?

I'm a German citizen. Sometimes I travel to other countries (possibly outside of the EU) to attend events (e.g. concerts). I tend to bring merchandise of the performing groups with me when I travel. ...
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Public transport tickets for a few days in Düsseldorf?

I'm going to be spending 3 days in Düsseldorf, for a mixture of work and holiday, so I'm going to need to do a fair bit of travelling around the city to get to both meetings and sightseeing/museums/...
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How do I parse the syntax of the route instruction on a German railway ticket?

With a Deutsche Bahn Flexpreis ticket, one can take any trains on the day of travel, but the route is still limited. The permitted route along which the ticket is valid is written on the ticket, but ...
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Germany rejected my entry to Schengen countries

I was deported from Germany in 2015 and I hired a lawyer, but he didn't inform me as to when this deportation order will end. So I tried to enter Germany in January 2018. They refused to let me enter ...
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Schengen Visa: Can I use a recently owned property as a proof of strong ties to host country?

Update: I got my visa. I am 24 years old and I am from India. Last year, I planned to visit Graspop Metal in Belgium, and my visa got rejected with an explanation that Your intention to leave the ...
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Germany: Family Reunion Visa: Passport valid till Feb 2020 [closed]

My spouse was recently approved with Germany Blue Card (long term employment visa). It is valid from 1st June 2019. He has not traveled to Germany yet. I have appointment at German Consulate, Mumbai, ...
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Germany Visa application, Not refused Not Accepted either [closed]

I'm doing a Master degree in a University in Turkey. I secured the Erasmus+ internship grant for Germany. The grant provides monthly support of 600Euros and for my Visa application provided personal ...
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Am I banned from flying from Hamburg Airport for not paying custom duties?

I live in Netherlands. Last summer I flew from outside of Europe to Hamburg, Germany. Upon my arrival I had two boxes of cigarettes in my suitcase. The custom officer confiscated one of the boxes and ...
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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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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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What are these white things in Stuttgart

I am for the first time in Stuttgart and I saw these things and I am not sure what they are ? What are their purpose? Can someone help me out to figure out that?
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Can I work in EU with my student visa? [migrated]

Can a Romanian student visa holder(Master Degree), find a job in Germany and move there before finishing his study?
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Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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Travelling from US to India through Frankfurt on H1B visa with approved extension

I am planning to travel from US to India, for which there is a Lufthansa flight that goes through Frankfurt. There I will be switching from one Lufthansa flight (Lufthansa 9053) to another (Lufthansa ...
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Can I study in Germany with a criminal record? [closed]

I am a Chinese national who has lived in the US for 15+ years. I have a drug-related criminal charge against me from the US but I left the country before my court date (my lawyer did not feel like it ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy A+...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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Schengen Visa: do i mention tourist spots in my travel itinerary?

I am writing a detailed travel itinerary for Germany visa. Do I mention exact tourist spots that I'd go to? I haven't thought about that yet, so I have just mentioned "sightseeing". Is that okay?
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What's the 2-minute timer on mobile Deutsche Bahn tickets?

A few days ago I purchased a single ticket from Cologne (Köln) to Aachen via the DB Navigator app. The ticket was valid for 6 hours after the purchase, however a timer started from 00:00 and stopped ...
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Visitor visa Germany

I and my younger sister are from Asian country and she studies in China. She would like to visit her friend (same nationality as us) who is studying in Germany, during holidays. I want to sponsor her ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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For a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn, how do I request a special meal?

I have a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn. It is a first class ticket, so it should correspond to one of the classes that includes meals. To pre-order vegetarian meals, Eurostar advices ...
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Can I change Schengen visa type during visa process? [closed]

I am Indian student studying in a science institute in India. For doing summer internship in physics for 3 months, professor in Germany has enrolled me in TU Dresden. I applied for short stay ...
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Traveling with my 5 year old daughter (as the father) without the mother from Germany to Mexico

I will be flying with my 5 year old daughter without the mother to Mexico from Germany with transit in the United States. Her grandmother on her mom's side will also be traveling with us. I was born ...
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Invitation letter from relative for Schengen visa holder travelling to Germany

I'm holding Schengen visa issued by Germany, but couldn't travel to the country, and had to cancel the itinerary due to personal reasons. Now I want to travel to Germany, stay will be with my relative ...
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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's resince permit [closed]

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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Re-entry to Germany after vacation using blue card

I am working in Germany and I hold a German blue card with a work permit. Now I am planning to travel to my home country for a short vacation (15-20 days). Should I clear/submit any other documents ...
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Is it OK if I do not take the receipt in Germany?

During a business trip in Düsseldorf I have bought some chocolate from a rather fancy store. After paying for it I was asked if I want the receipt (I am almost certain that this happened after it was ...
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How to improve the chances of getting a free ticket from a “Blue Girl” at the Bayreuth Festival?

Later this year (in August) the world's prominent classical music lovers will converge in a sleepy little Bavarian town for the annual Bayreuth Festival. Source: By Rico Neitzel - http://www.rizi-...
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Who to complain to about the speed of airport security at Frankfurt?

Usually I'm flying several times every month or two in Europe, and in the last few years I have seen that the situation at security check is worse and worse. One week ago I had a flight via Frankfurt....
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Driving in Dusseldorf´s low emission zone

I will rent a car in France and travel to Dusseldorf and Cologne. Do I need a emission sticker to enter those cities? If so, there is a physical store where I can buy it, instead of buying it online? ...
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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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Can family of EU Blue Card holder travel freely in the Schengen Area with a German Aufenthaltstitel? [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen working and living in Germany on an EU Blue Card. My family (wife and 2 children) is here with me. We were all issued standard German Aufenthaltstiteln (residence permit cards) ...
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How serious was my sister's Schengen overstay?

My sister overstayed in Europe by just five days. She misread the expiring date of the visa. When she was exiting through Germany, the border service made her pay a fine of €110. Does this mean she is ...
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How to get a confirmation that my BahnCard has been cancelled?

I requested to cancel my bahn card using this form. I am currently living in the USA. I received an email three weeks ago stating that my request has been forwarded to the appropriate department and ...
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Can I transit Germany to Spain with a spain entry visa? (Not Schengen)

I have a complicated situation. I am in Canada now with tourist visa and Iranian passport. I have a letter from government of Spain that let me enter to Spain territory in order to get my Spain ...
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What are my rights when I have a Sparpreis ticket but can't board an overcrowded train?

A German Sparpreis-ticket is (for long-distance trains) only valid on the trains indicated on the ticket, but a seat reservation is optional. In case of overcrowding, a Sparpreis ticket holder can be ...
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Freelancer attending a conference in Germany, what visa type and what documents are needed?

I'm working as a freelancer and making good money but without official documents from the government as freelancing activity has not legalized title here in Morocco. I just got a ticket for WordCamp ...
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Travel to/from Germany without a passport [duplicate]

I'm not going to have my passport for 3/4 weeks in Germany, but I was hoping to go, probably by bus, to Poland/France at some point. I will have a student card, scan of my passport and a certificate ...
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Can car seats in Berlin only be rented from the airport?

We are currently in Berlin and wanted to rent a car with 2 booster seats for a day trip tomorrow. However, when I phoned up one of the car rental places, they stated that in Berlin you can only rent ...
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Do I have to leave my passport at the German consulate?

Does anyone know if you have to leave your passport at the cocnsulate once I apply. I have a flight back to my home country on May 27 and I have to have my passport with me at that point. Is it ...
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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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Can I visit Paris with a visa for Germany which I got in India? [duplicate]

I have got a Deutchesland visa for Germany in India. I want to go Paris too. Do I need different Visa for that?it's written Valid for. Deutchesland Type D
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Is transit visa required for Munich/Frankfurt for a connecting flight?

I know this question had been asked in the past also and I had read those answers but some of them are outdated and may not hold good now. So, I am just asking it again to get the latest info. I am ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

Okay, I don't know why I'm having such difficulty finding an answer online. I found an example of the sign on Google Images but the hosting site is down and there is no cache, and searches using "blue ...
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Am I eligible for a Schengen visa if my passport will expire in 3 months

I have planned a trip to Germany from India for 3 weeks from 3rd April 2019 to 23 April 2019. But I just checked my passport validity expires on 20th July, 2019. Will I get Schengen visa or not. ...
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München to Thierhaupten

How can I go from München to Thierhaupten cheaply?I am a student and I am looking for a easy and safe way to travel. Would be so helpful if someone could offer me advice
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What are this “equations” on door's frames in Germany? [duplicate]

While doing a round trip with my girl and friends, we have found a peculiar encryption on the frames of some doors in South Germany
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Ban for 5 years.. accused of using false documents

Am I able to apply for a marriage visa in Germany after being banned for 5 yrs?? Do I have a chance to enter Germany if I get married in my country? I am banned for 5 years after being accused of ...