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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Munich Airport to Manching

I want to go from MUC to Manching, but it seems that gmaps couldn't find a transit (train, bus, etc.). Does anyone knows a way to go there (it seems that Uber is not an option, and I do not know how ...
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Business travel basis accommodation?

I am going in a German city (Ulm) from October till December. "As the time frame will only be 3 months – I suggest to find accommodation on a business travel basis." What does this mean? I have never ...
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was refused

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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Is an RV rental vehicle proof of accommodation for Schengen entry?

We are four guys who have a reservation in Germany for an RV (a motor home vehicle). Will our reservation enough at immigration when we arrive, or do we have to reserve hotels? Actually, we plan to ...
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Which documents will my Indian sister need from me to apply for a German Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in Germany. I am planning to invite my sister, who is studying in India, to Germany in December. She will stay with me. Could someone tell me what documents I ...
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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...
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German national visa in two countries

Can I get the German National Visa application submitted in a German consulate in a country and get the passport stamped after visa approval in another German consulate/VFS in another country?
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Turkish visa invitation letter

I am thinking of applying for a tourist visa for Turkey. I am a citizen of a country that do not qualify for the Turkish e-visa and I live in Germany (with a blue card residence permit). After filling ...
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Apply for a UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK standard visit visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany, France, Japan, etc...
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Are there any issues with using credit cards in Germany?

On my last trip to Germany my credit cards (chip-based Visa and MasterCard) were declined more than usual. I've been there like 10 times and haven't noticed this before but on this trip train ticket ...
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German tourist visa refused; do I request remonstration or re-apply?

I have been granted a German visa three times in 3 years. I have just finished my 2=year medical visa and I decided to visit Berlin for the first time. I usually go to Dusseldorf for my surgery. I ...
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Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket valid from/to Venlo

With a Day ticket for Germany (Quer-durch-Land-Ticket) one can travel with all local trains in Germany. Is this ticket also valid on the train to/from Venlo in The Netherlands or is a separate ...
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Is there student dorm accommodation in Leipzig (Germany) for non-students?

I'm intending to spend this summer in Leipzig, Germany and I'm searching for an accommodation. My friends were in Stuttgart and they managed to find a good place in Kolping House in Stuttgart, which ...
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Can I travel to Germany with my Romanian wife?

Can I travel to germany with my romanian wife without a visa? I also have a Romanian family residency card.
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Does a work permit come under D Visa (Post Approval) for Germany? [closed]

I want to make an appointment at theGerman Consulate, New Delhi for a work permit. I can't get an appointment before April 25. But when I check with the German Consulate in Banglore, I can see that ...
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Travel from Germany to Switzerland on an Australian Refugee Travel Document

Travelling on an Australian Refugee Travel Document, I am aware that I can enter Germany visa free, but from there am I able to visit/travel to Switzerland?
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How to get a visa appointment with the German consulate earlier?

I'm traveling to Germany in October 2018. No slots are available now (July). Can anyone please let me know how to get someone's canceled appointment? Or is there any other way to get the appointment ...
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How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?

As every American teenager "knows" there is no speed limit on the Autobahn. My understanding, however, is that there is still such a thing as excessive speed even on this free-for-all. So, ignoring ...
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How to get from Kreuzberg to Schönefeld

Can anyone help with any information on which SBahn or bus to take from the Kreuzberg area of Berlin on the 8th August around 7:00am to Schönefeld airport? Also is it worth buying the 72-hour Berlin ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
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New passport, old one not expired

I have two passports. My old passport was made in 2014 and it is to expire in July 2020. It is empty with no visas on it. I wanted to apply for a 2-year Master's program in Germany that will start in ...
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Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?
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Use German Google Pay in the USA

For some weeks Google Pay has been available in Germany with a few banks. I'm traveling to the USA next week. Will I be able to use the "German" Google Pay with my linked credit card in the USA, where ...
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Why was my Deutsche Bahn train “cancelled” and replaced by the same train, but a different number?

Last weekend, I had a ticket on ICE 276 from Frankfurt to Berlin. When I arrived at the station, I was informed that the train was cancelled, but I need not worry because a "replacement" train, ICE ...
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What if my train is delayed causing my ticket to expire?

Example: I am at Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See. I want to go to Konigs Wusterhausen. Bus (646 -> 643) 17:14 - 17:55 Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See to Potsdam Bhf. IC 2431 18:00 - 19:01 Total time = ...
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How to calculate import fees on alcohol when importing it to Germany?

On the website for Germany’s Customs office I can find the following information about importing alcohol into Germany from outside the EU: 1 litre of spirit drinks of an alcohol strength by volume ...
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Does a DB 1st class ticket with Eurostar component correspond to Business Premier or to Standard Premier?

DB has two classes: Second Class and First Class. Eurostar has three classes: Business Premier, Standard Premier, and Standard. DB sells tickets that include Eurostar travel. A DB second class ...
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Is my visa's “from” date included?

I guess this is a very easy question for all of you. "From," date for my Germany visa says: "30-07-2018". Does that mean I can enter the country on the 30th of July? Or should I be there on the 31st ...
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UK visa validity for Indian in Berlin, Germany

I am Indian working in Berlin. My visa is valid until November 10th, 2018. I'm planning to visit London. If I apply for a 6-month UK visa requesting a date from end of September. Can I leave Berlin ...
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Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls in Germany

What SIM card would you recommend for a smartphone user for travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and relatively ...
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Can I change my seat on a Eurostar booking booked through DB?

I have a Fahrkarte SPARPREIS EUROPA from London St. Pancras to Frankfurt with change in Brux-Mi., bought through a travel agent from DB Vertrieb GmbH. The ticket is attached to a Kundenbeleg that ...
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After marrying a German, can a Nigerian asylum seeker move from Italy to Germany? [closed]

I am an Asylum seeker in Italy and I plan to get married to my German fiancée here in Italy soon. Is it possible for us to move to Germany after our marriage with our Marriage Certificate and my ...
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Staying in the EU past my 90-day work agreement

I'm a non-EU citizen with a 90-day work agreement for Germany as a sort of student program. After these 90 days, I want to stay for no more than a week to go on a vacation with my girlfriend. But the ...
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What is a “French bed room” in German hotel terminology?

I have booked a hotel room in Germany. On the reservation confirmation, it says: Room category: 1 × French bed room non-smoking What is a French bed room?
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I want to visit my fiancee in Germany

I am an asylum seeker in Italy and I want to visit my fiancee in Germany. I have a Nigerian passport and Identity card (carta di Identita), which lasts up to 11 years. I plan to visit her to ease our ...
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How come I see two ICE trains scheduled for the same platform at the same time?

I'm traveling from point A to point B in Germany, by train (an ICE line to be exact). I have my ticket, which lists the origin and destination stations and the ICE train number. So I go to the train ...
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Sending luggage to the hotel from Frankfurt Airport [closed]

I wish to ship some luggage from Frankfurt airport to the hotel. I checked DE Bahn, it takes five working days. Are there other companies that can ship faster?
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Can I transit in Germany without a visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Cameroonian by nationality, presently in Turkey. I want to travel to the Philippines and I don't need a visa because we are allowed visa free entry. Will I be allowed to transit in Germany?
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How to travel (relatively) cheaply with ICE trains in Germany?

When I first checked prices for ICE trains in Germany, I was a bit shocked by prices of over 100 Euros (in Poland not long ago the trains were the cheapest way of public transportation). But then I ...
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Why no cider in Bavaria?

I just came back from a week in Bavaria, Germany and I was rather surprised to find there was no cider anywhere. I stayed in Rothenburg and Nurenberg and everywhere I went — supermarkets, restaurants, ...
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Schengen visa to Germany on hold [duplicate]

I have a specific situation to clarify. I submitted an application for a short-term visa for a short internship in Germany. I was told, however, that I need a new work permit due to an issue with the ...
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Visa to Germany on hold [closed]

I have a specific situation to clarify. I submitted an application for a short-term visa for a short internship in Germany. I was told, however, that I need a new work permit due to an issue with the ...
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Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?

I will have to travel in the next few days by train in Germany. I am flying to Germany by plane, to an airport that I never used and I am not sure which train I will be able to get. Is it better to ...
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New Schengen visa or extension of old Schengen visa?

I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa (Tourist/Turismo) from the Italian consulate until the 8th of July, 2018 (valid from 16 June 2018) since I went to a conference in Italy from the USA (I am ...
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German family reunion (long term) visa transit through Schengen country

My wife received her visa to join me in Germany. I live in Hamburg and there are no direct flights from her country to Hamburg (the only direct flight is to Frankfurt). There are other flights which ...
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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe [duplicate]

I am planning to spend around 100 days in Leipzig, Germany, this summer. I want to get a prepaid data plan. 1 GB should be more than enough. My Questions are: Which service providers have suitable ...
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Can I buy a 5-day flexi twin pass at the Frankfurt airport or train station and use it that day?

I've been clicking around the DB Bahn web page looking for information about the Twin flexi pass. I know I can book it online and it will be sent to me, but it will probably arrive after I leave as I ...
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Type C Schengen visa [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa to attend a 20-day summer school program in Berlin and was issued one, valid for a little more than a month, which says "Geschäftsvisum erwerbstätigkeit nicht gestattet". ...
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If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
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Can I enter the Schengen area for a time period that spans two visa validity periods? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa that expires on the 25th of June on my old passport & I have another visa on my new passport that begins on the 26th of June (one day after the expiry date of my old visa). ...