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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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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 ...
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Free park and ride between Siegburg and airport DUS?

I consider how close I can find a free park and ride to Dusseldorf airport as coming from Siegburg (Germany) ?
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Germany TK insurance in Italy

I am traveling to Germany with national visa (D) . I have TK insurance in Germany. I may also visit Italy (few weeks) for business meetings. While I am in Italy my TK insurance covers the Italy ? or ...
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Berlin to Göttingen by train - which Berlin station to use?

I am trying to find the station from which I should take a train from Berlin to Göttingen. A similar question does not answer my question. Now from Bahn Website, I found that from Tegel airport there ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

I see these all around town and nobody seems to know how to use them - even my German colleagues. We're engineers, so we feel pretty stupid and inadequate around them... The majority of people I've ...
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What are these little yellow boxes at German pedestrian crossings? [duplicate]

I've been to Germany twice now: Once to Berlin and once to Bielefeld. Both places had these yellow boxes with the same pattern at pedestrian crossings. At first I thought they were to press for ...
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Applying for German visa from a country differnt than residence

I am a student in a country different from where my family is, I want to them during vacation, from where we want to go to Germany. Can I apply for a German visa from that country?
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Finland business visa asks to cancel current Germany WP visa

I have a valid German work permit visa for 6 months. However, I have never used that visa as the project for which I had it for got cancelled. I have applied for a Finland business visa within that ...
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Germany Work visa and Travel to schengen states [duplicate]

I have Germany Long stay visa D type (from employer) , can I travel to other Schengen states ? Any limitation on number of days stay ?
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German Schengen business visa for H1B holder with expired US visa

I am an Indian citizen working in the US on H1B with an approved I797 till May 2021. But Visa stamping on my Passport expired in Aug-2018. I am planning to apply for a German visa (Schengen Single ...
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Question on Munich transit visa [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Can I hire a mobility scooter in Dortmund?

I am trying to find mobility scooter hire in Dortmund in Germany, do you know of any?
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Visiting Germany with USA Refuge Travel Document [duplicate]

I am a Green Card holder in the United States and do not have any passport from my country of citizenship. I want to visit my family in Germany and according to my research, I have to apply for ...
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Travelling to Non-EU countries while Blue card in application

I am from India, presently in Germany with a valid residence permit (as a student) which will expire in next couple of months. I am going to apply for blue card in next couple of days based on my job ...
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Is it possible to enter the Schengen area as a tourist while a German work visa request is in process?

My girlfriend is from Venezuela and she is in the process of requesting a work visa for Germany at the German embassy in Santiago de Chile (as she will obtain her Chilean residency soon). While the ...
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Visa application for Canada: Should douments in the local language of the consulate's location be translated?

I am applying for a tourist visa for Canada, I am living in Germany but I am not from here. I have some documents which are in German and not English, Do I need to translate them to English? or since ...
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Found a lonely bike in Germany, what to do? [closed]

I am new in Berlin, i moved here one month ago. Yesterday night, just infront of the NeuKöln S Bahn Station, probably at 02:30 AM, I found a bike lying on the floor. It caught my attention since it ...
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Is there a map of all the Umweltzones (environmental zones) in Germany?

I occasionally need to drive into Germany for work and since I'm usually taking a rental car it can be troublesome to obtain an Umweltzone sticker while on the road. Therefore it is useful to know ...
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Does time on a German fiktionsbescheinigung visa count against the 90/180 time limit? [closed]

I just returned to the U.S. from Germany after my work visa was rejected I entered the Schengen zone on July 30th, 2018 and began looking for work out there casually. I received a job offer from a ...
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With UK ILR can I get a German visa on arrival?

With a UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and a biometric card, can I get a visa on arrival in Germany?
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Never Received German or Swiss speeding tickets [duplicate]

A little background information. In June 2017 I was "blitzed" two times in Germany and one time in Switzerland while visiting friends and family. Sure enough, I received three emails and three ...
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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

I'm going to be traveling through several countries in Europe and I want to get a prepaid data SIM. I don't use too much data, so I was thinking of getting an ALDI Talk SIM in Germany (where I'll be ...
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Extensive travel history but unemployed. Will I get a schengen visa [closed]

I'm 25 years old, single, Nigerian and currently unemployed. I've been issued many schengen, US and UK visas before and travelled to visit family who are German citizens. My previous visa was multiple ...
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German autobahn speed limit

I'm travelling through Europe this summer by car, and I'm reading up on both german and rules for driving on the Autobahn. So the first image here has a headline stating "maximum speed limits", but ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Germany emission sticker (Umweltplakette) Violation [closed]

I got a letter in the mail from the Hessian government which says Sie nahmen trotz eines Verkehrsverbots zur Verminderung schädlicher Luft verunreinigungen (Zeichen 270.1, 270.2) mit einem ...
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Arriving in hotel after 6 pm after announcing via telephone

In Germany it is common that your hotel room booking is guaranteed until 6 pm. If you plan to show up later, you can give your credit card number beforehand, otherwise your room might be given to ...
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Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?

I am temporarily working in Germany, and am at a company where the onsite canteen only supports payment using an EC card. I am from the UK, where this concept doesn't exist (in fact, I think EC cards ...
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Cheap way to get from Amsterdam to Prague: train?

I'm planning to a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, then to Prague, and back to Budapest. It's very cheap to get from Budapest to Amsterdam using Wizz air, but the return flight is costly, so I was ...
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Lost my Spanish residence card (TIE) and I need to travel to Germany

I am an Indonesian student in Spain. I had a student residence card (TIE). But someone stole my wallet, which had my residence card. I'm supposed to go to Germany and stay for 1 and a half months. I ...
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Can I use a Schengen multiple-entry business visa for tourism? [duplicate]

I have a valid multiple entry schengen business visa issued by the norwegian embassy for a duration of 1 year. I was supposed to travel at the beginning of February to Norway and use this visa but ...
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finding platforms at Karlsruhe

I'm traveling from Munich to Karlsruhe, where I'll change trains for Besancon. I'll have 19 minutes to change trains with a big suitcase & a carry-on bag. Is there any way for me to find out at ...
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Schengen Visa for Syrian citizen

I would like to have a Schengen Visa for my honeymoon. Is it possible to have a Schengen Visa now for me and my husband as Syria citizens? We have money and people who can send us an invitation, what ...
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How do North Americans use toilet paper? [closed]

I saw a joke on an American late-night show about that Germans fold their toilet paper. I got confused. As a German myself I thought "Wait what? What's wrong with that?" and I assumed North Americans ...