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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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What are all countries can visit using Schengen business visa? [duplicate]

I got my first visa as Schengen business visa for Germany for two weeks with multiple entries. Using this visa, what are all countries I can visit near by Hamburg? I'm travelling on next week, ...
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Booking.com Cancellation fees [duplicate]

Before you read this question let it be known that this question has been asked before on this site; however, I find that my situation is slightly different then the others. I recently was searching ...
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I have a German business Schengen visa - with the same visa can I attend a business meeting in Spain too? [duplicate]

I have a German business Schengen visa - with the same visa can I attend a business meeting in Spain too?
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Entering Germany before granting of residence permit [closed]

I am a US citizen, trying to move to Germany (Berlin). I have found a job in Berlin and with the company, am applying for a residence permit. Since I am a software developer with no negative history, ...
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Ambitious return trip from Germany to Australia [closed]

Long story short, I plan to leave my accomodation in Freiburg im Breisgau after 6 p.m. local time on Friday, February 15th. My goal is to get to Sydney or Melbourne by Sunday morning (i.e. before 12 p....
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How to register with the ALDI talk mobile app?

I just purchased the ALDI Talk and went through all the steps for the registration including the online identification. Then, I download the iOS app and it asks to provide the 06-nummer in the app. I ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

I am planning to move to Berlin but will travel twice per week to Leipzig. For this reason I want to choose an area that has good transport connections to Leipzig. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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Is there a prayer room in Frankfurt airport?

Is there a prayer room facility in Frankfurt airport? Some of us are desperate for this facilities as we sometimes route through this airport for umrah and Hajj
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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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Flying to Germany from another country where the visa has been issued [duplicate]

I got my Schengen Visa for Germany in Australia, and I’m planing to visit in February. Is it going to be a problem if I fly to Germany from a country other than Australia? I’m planing to visit my ...
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What consulate do I have to go to if my contract is from a different country than where I will be working? [closed]

Hi all I received a work contract today from a company that is primarily in Germany, however they are officially registered in Denmark. I am an American citizen and have an appointment at the German ...
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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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Germany: Professional accommodation for one month?

I'm being temporarily located in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany for one month, for a work project. My accommodation will be paid for by the company. I have the options of either booking a hotel ...
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Germany family visit visa refusal and new tourist visa application [duplicate]

I had applied for a family visit visa to Germany to visit my husband who is a student there. The basis of rejection were 8) the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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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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Can I take a Schengen visa for business trip to Germany

I'm planning on a one-day business trip to Germany and my company asked me to apply for a Schengen visa. Is that a valid one? I thought that the Schengen visa is applicable only for the tourist, ...
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Price Difference of Train from Aachen to Munich

I want to travel from Aachen to Munich on 24th Jan, 2018. I have checked price on GoEuro.com. Prices of train started from 36$ to 150$. and I also checked on DB train website it is approx starting ...
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Bringing Alcohol back from Germany when under 21 [duplicate]

Can my sister under age 21 bring me back alcohol to the United States from Germany when she returns? Would there be any issue? What if I met her at the gate?
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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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I have an overnight layover in Frankfurt. Can I leave the airport? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. citizen and have a overnight layover in Frankfurt Airport. Can I leave the airport for a night out in the city and then come back? Do I need a specific travel visa?
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UK work visa with pending criminal charge [closed]

I have a tier-2 work visa application in progress. I had submitted the application on 24th December and my appointment is on 3rd of January. I am an Indian citizen currently residing and working in ...
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How to tell distance travelled by rail?

I'm planning a long railway journey, and I wonder what the distance (to be) travelled is for a a particular route. Is there any website where I can find this out, for example, based on stations ...
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German Business visa [closed]

I am an Indian citizen living in USA on H1B visa. My visa got expired on 30th Sept 2018. I got my extension approved and I have the physical copy of I-797. Am I eligible to apply for German business ...
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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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May giving advice offend somebody in Germany? [closed]

It is pretty common in Czechia to give advices to your collegues, even your bosses - what they could do better, what could be done better in development, etc. In the near future, friend of mine is ...
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Is there a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Germany?

I consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card in Germany for not more than 2 weeks (although I might be in Germany for more than 2 weeks - up two two months maybe, in this trip). I need a prepaid SIM in ...
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Can I make a short visit to Germany on a transit visa?

I’m a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in the USA and I’m flying to Jordan through Frankfurt. If I would like to enter Germany for a short visit, maximum 7-8 days, can I apply for a transit visa ...
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My German student visa expired last month. Can i travel back to India?

I am a language student in Germany. my visa has expired a month ago and i have applied for an appointment for visa renewal and got the appointment for 4th February 2019.But due to a personal issue i ...
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Can I use a “Gutschein” from Deutsche Bahn more than once?

I cancelled a trip with Deutsche Bahn and they gave me a "Gutschein" (German word for coupon or voucher) with the value of the trip. If I use this Gutschein to buy something of less value, can I use ...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...