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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Longer term accommodation proof for schengen visa application (Germany)

I intend to pursue an internship in Germany for the summer of 2020, approx (82 days) but my employer doesn't provide me accommodation. Can I show a booking from booking.com as a proof of ...
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letter for hosting a person in germany

I'm a resident in Germany and I live in a WG room (‘flat share’). My girlfriend is applying for a visitor visa to come to Germany. I'll be giving her an informal invitation letter with my required ...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

I will be spending about 3 months (at least) in Berlin, Germany, primarily to look for some business opportunities or maybe a job. I am aware of the nearly perfect transportation services Berlin ...
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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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Mexican Travel to Germany

I have some questions as Mexicans dont need visa for Germany. I plan to make a trip of only two weeks to Germany. Will, they are questioned at the airport/Immigration? such as Where is He/She ...
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Is it mandatory to travel at least once on Germany Job Seeker Visa [closed]

If I have a Germany Job Seeker Visa which has validity for 6 months. Can I extend the validity if I do not travel for a job search. Or should I reapply again after certain period of time ?
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Do i require a transit visa to head through munich? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I have a British Residence permit for a year as I am studying in the UK. I plan to travel home during the Easter vacation and have booked tickets in Lufthansa. The itinerary ...
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How do I get a double-entry Schengen visa?

I am going to Germany to attend summer school. I have all the required documents for applying for the visa. But I am also attending an event in Hungary a month after I start summer school. How can I ...
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How are validated underground tickets checked in Berlin?

I have been travelling around Berlin the last few days. I have bought a ticket for the underground zones A and B every day but my ticket has not been checked once and there are no barriers (I'm from ...
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City ticket included for German IC trains validity

I've bought a train ticket from Bremen to Juerich city without any BahnCard. On the ticket, it says "Bremen+City Jülich-Forschungsz., mit IC/EC" Does it mean, I can take any train from my home (in ...
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Travelling outside Germany with only a German D visa in the absence of a residence permit [duplicate]

I have a long-term German National D Visa for research. I have an upcoming short trip outside Germany to the Schengen Zone but I don't have a residence permit yet. I've been informed that I should ...
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Tourist Visa to Dependent Visa Germany [closed]

I am in Germany on a long term work permit. I would like to apply for a dependent visa of my wife and kids but not getting the appointment for the dependent visa in the next couple of months. So, Can ...
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Schengen visa and working visa?

I have a job contract to work in Germany on the 1st September 2020 for 18 months. Now I want to visit my girlfriend before. Can I get a Schengen visa from June to August, as well as start work on ...
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VAT refund for an online order from Germany shipped to Spain?

I am in Spain but I am not a resident of the European Union. I made an online order to a German seller who shipped the product to Spain. I got an invoice that includes Spanish sales taxes (21%). I ...
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Transit Visa in Germany for Indian citizen with Polish TRC application stamp

I am an Indian national staying in Poland on Polish National Visa. I have applied for the Polish Temporary Resident Card (TRC) in September 2019 and have received stamp on my passport legalizing my ...
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Indian citizens living abroad, renew passport in India

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany (with Residence Permit), I can renew my passport in Germany. But, I will be in India for 3 months and I can also easily renew my passport in India. If I ...
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Waiting time when applying for a German passport abroad?

I've noticed that there are a fair amount of Germans here. I just applied for my first German passport at the consulate in Vancouver and they told me that it takes around 8-10 weeks to arrive, which ...
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What happens if you bring a pocket knife to Europa Park?

Everywhere I go (except on planes), I carry a Swiss Army Knife as a fob daily tool and a multitool in my backpack. Today I learned that apparently you're not allowed to bring pocket knives to Europa ...
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Is it possible to get back from VELTINS-Arena to Duisburg by public transportation on a weekday night?

So I am spending a couple of nights in Duisburg in beginning of February and are now considering my options. There is a football game between Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin that interests me on the 4th ...
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Are different offices of same car rental chain (Sixt) in Germany really different?

I have arranged to rent a car from Sixt in Munich, Germany. It was two months ago and i don't remember if the car rental near the Central Station (Haubtbahnhof) did not have the car i wanted, if the ...
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Applying for a Family Reunion Visa for Germany while holding a visit visa? [closed]

My girlfriend has already applied for a visitor visa for Germany to meet her brother starting from 4th March 2020 and valid for a period of 90 days. We intend to get married In India middle of ...
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Can I leave earlier than the duration of my German National Visa (also known as long-term visa or D visa)

I have been invited to be a guest scientific researcher in a well known German institute. So I am applying for a German National D visa for 10 months which is the length of my contract. But I expect ...
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Overstay in Germany - repercussions on future family reunion visa application

My wife and 2 year old child had a family visit visa to visit me in Germany from India. The visa was valid from the 29th August 2019 to the 4th October 2019 and the number of valid days was 22. So, ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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Can I carry used computer parts from India to Germany

I have a desktop PC. I am moving to Berlin in a few months. Can I dismantle to desktop (excluding monitor), and carry the inidividual parts in my check in baggage. Is there any restriction in ...
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What if my bahncard does not show up automatically on app but I don't have bahncard number?

I bought trial bahncard for 3 months on online, but it seems like I couldn't get the physical card because I'm not sure if it will be delivered before my trip to Germany. I know I can use the ...
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Do Turks need a visa when travelling to Germany?

I have a Turkish passport. I have a three-day visit to Germany. I am not a citizen of the European Union. Can I do it without a Schengen visa? Is there a special type of visa for this?
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Morocco visa from Berlin

Did anyone visit Morocco? I would like to visit the country but I can not find any information related to visa application requirement in their website http://www.botschaft-marokko.de/. If anyone ...
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Do I need a pre-paid hotel reservation to apply for a Schengen visa?

I would like to know if pre-paid hotel accommodation is mandatory to apply for a Schengen visa? Since I have fully paid flight tickets, should I also go for pre-paid hotel accommodation? Right now ...
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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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Are there discount tickets in Bremen for PhD student in Germany?

I am a PhD student in Ukrain. I am 30 years old. I am going to Bremen, Germany tomorrow. Does one know can i use discount tickets in Bremen for public transportation or not?
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Is it possible to receive my visa sticker from another embassy than my home country

I have applied for the German national visa at my home country and waiting for the result. I am planning to take a trip to another country. Assuming my visa is approved while I'm abroad, is it ...
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Identify location of old painting

I received an old painting and wonder if it depicts a real place. The person I received the painting from, is from Germany (but unavailable for questions). However, the painting could very well be ...
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What laws should I be aware of as a motorcyclist going from the UK to Germany via the Netherlands

I need to get from the UK to Dortmund, Germany without flying so I'm planning on riding a motorbike there and getting the ferry from either Hull or Harwich to Hook of Holland. I'll be on a a ...
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What are the implications of having a Youth Mobility visa denied?

My wife, who is a Canadian citizen, lives currently in Canada. I live in Germany under a working visa. I emailed the German consulate in Toronto, asking if I could be financing my wife's Youth ...
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What to do in Munich on Christmas Eve? [closed]

We (me, my wife and our 4-years-old daughter) are now in Munich and are now thinking what to do tomorrow (Dec 24) evening. We don't (or at least were not going to) celebrate Christmas, but apparently ...
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Overcrowded German trains

The recent spat between Greta Thunberg and German rail left me thinking: can you buy a ticket in a German train and not get a seat? Is that only for local or also long haul trains?
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Traveling to Germany with Cyprus passport and I'm 15 years old

Hi everyone I live in northern Cyprus (it isn't important btw). I'm 15 years old and I have a Republic of Cyprus (not Northern) passport with EU (European Union) ID card. I just booked a flight for ...
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If my train is cancelled and replaced, must I take the indicated replacement train when I have a Sparpreis ticket?

My train is cancelled but replace by a train with the same timetable but a different number; identical to the scenario in this question. Under those circumstances, does the Sparpreis ticket have ...
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I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year, what do I tell the bank and what do I with my stuff? [closed]

I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year. I have no friends and no family. I live and work in Germany. I rent. During the trip I will cancel the rent. I do not have my own property / ...
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Transit visa for Germany when going to Finland [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa as an Indian passport holder for Germany in order to travel to Finland from Dubai? Dubai - Germany (2hrs stop) - Finland Provided I will have a Schengen Visa (Finland)?
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Car rental in Germany - are winter tyres included?

I'm going to rent a car in Frankfurt, Germany in December-January. Can I assume that any car is to be equipped with winter tyres? (Reason I'm asking is that some web sites clearly state that winter ...
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Can I enter Germany as my first entry point with French Multi entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I got my Multi Entry Schengen visa(Type C) on french embassy using the itinerary which covers french cities only but I have dropped the itinerary for some personal reasons. Can I enter Germany as my ...
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ICE from Frankfurt to Limburg

I need to reach Limburg a.d. Lahn, Limburg Bf, so when I search for trains online on DBahn, it shows many Limburg options: I don't find many ICE trains to reach Limburg Lahn, hence is it okay to take ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What does “Train not bookable until further notice” mean?

I am trying to book a train from Deutsche Bahn, that shows a message "Ticket not bookable until further notice" (in the English version of the website) in its listing. However, the button to book is ...
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Travelling to Paris by train during a strike in December 2019

I want to travel to Paris from Germany this weekend. I booked my tickets via the Deutsche Bahn (DB) website with a "Supersparpreis" (super saver fare) and the train I would take tomorrow is first an ...
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How could I receive a Parcel from Germany at Lithuanian Parcel Station?

I need to receive a parcel from Germany. I am in Lithuania and have no locker in a parcel station yet. The parcel is not sent yet. I know parcels sent via "Deutsche Post" will be delivered by "itella"...
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Name of restaurant in Kitzingen, Germany

When I was stationed in Wuerzburg, Germany on active duty in the US Army, there was a restaurant in Kitzingen, the next city over, that my fellow Soldiers called "The Schnitzel Factory" because the ...
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Locker size at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf [closed]

I have 2 big luggage (size no. 2) and 1 travelling bag (flight cabin size). Can I use 1 locker to fit them all? Otherwise I will pack into only 2 luggages . Thanks!
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Can I travel to Germany with Italian MAE special ID card issued by government to certain categories of foreign nationals?

I have a valid Carta d'Identità per organizzazioni internazionali o missioni estere speciali issued by Italian MAE. Can I travel to Germany with this?

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