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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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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Can one apply for German visa from a country other than country of residence due to non availability of appointment

There is no available appointment in the German consulates in my country of residence for a couple of weeks. Can I apply for German visa from a different country in such a case? Is it allowed?
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Day pass for public transportation in Berlin, Munich and Cologne [closed]

What is the cost of a 1 or 2 day public transportation pass in cities of Cologne, Berlin and Munich, Germany?
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Driving from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau

If I look at Google Maps to go from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau, one of the options goes right past Schauinsland; it looks like quite a wiggly road with a fair amount of elevation. Streetview ...
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Towel heater switch

What are these switches that are meant to move horizontally? Last time I had one was some years ago in Sweden, and it was pretty straightforward I guess. Now, in Germany, I am not sure if am taking ...
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Bus ticket transfer in Ingolstadt, Germany?

On Monday I am planning to use two buses (16 and 30) in Ingolstadt, Germany, and I am not going to waste a minute between the transition. I know I can buy a ticket from the bus driver. So, can I use ...
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One J1 visa for both my internship and the supervision of a bachelor thesis [closed]

I’m a fourth year food technology student form Germany and I am planning to do my internship and my bachelor thesis in America. I already found a company which will supervise me and I’m the the ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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Advantage of visiting two Nazi concentration camps? [closed]

I visited the Sachsenhausen (Saxon House) concentration camp last year, when I was in Berlin. I am likely to be in Munich next year. Is there much to be gained from visiting Dachau as well? Or are the ...
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Phone calls from unknown German numbers after visiting Germany

I am not sure this is the right community, but my problem originated with me travelling abroad. I've travelled to Germany about a month ago (and I am still staying there). About two weeks later I''...
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Availability of public transportation in Germany and Austria on December 31

We are travelling through Europe during December and currently we need to travel from the Munich region to Vienna on the 31st of December. Assuming we can get to Munich, would public transport be ...
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VRS JobTicket: Extension Tickets & +1 Capabilities

The VRS Transit Authority (serving the area including Cologne and Bonn) offers a "Job Ticket" which is a monthly transit pass that is made available to employees working at certain companies. A ...
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Schengen Germany visa rejected [duplicate]

I applied for the Schengen visa and it got rejected citing the reason: One or more Member States consider that you pose a threat to the public order, internal security, public health Article 2 (21)...
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Language used at passport control in Frankfurt international airport

I will travel soon to Germany to attend a workshop at a university in Würzburg. The workshop is taught entirely in English. This is my first visit to Germany and I speak very little German. I was ...
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Is it possible to fly from Germany to Spain using Residence Permit without a passport? [duplicate]

I hold an Egyptian passport and it's currently at the USA embassy in order to obtain a business visa. I have a business trip to Spain in few days and I’ll need to travel before I receive back my ...
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Which train tickets do I need for a daily commute between Frankfurt and Heidelberg?

This year I'll move to Frankfurt for a semester and I have to go to Heidelberg every day because I'll study there. I couldn't figure out which ticket I should buy. Can you please inform me about it?
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Can a Syrian citizen, who holds a USA green card, travel through Germany without a visa? [closed]

Can a Syrian citizen, who holds a USA green card, travel through Germany without a visa?
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Can someone visit the Schengen Area(Germany) with a “leave to enter” residence permit for the UK? [duplicate]

My husband a non-EU passport holder (Armenia) and I an EU passport holder (UK) wish to go to Germany. I would like to know if he needs a Schengen visa to go to Germany or is there no need? He has a "...
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German documents translation to English [closed]

I am a student in Germany. I would like to visit the UK as a tourist for a few days. I am not sure where I can get my document translated. Is there any online service which does this? Visitor: ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with a residence permit but no passport [duplicate]

We live in Germany and have residence permits (Aufenthaltstitel). Unfortunately, my wife lost her national passport. She applied for a new one, the process will take about three months. Now, we need ...
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Which countries can I travel with a German emergency passport?

How many countries can I travel to with a temporary passport (1-year validity). I would like to travel to the USA and Canada, but I'm not sure if it's OK to travel there with a temporary passport, ...
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What kinds of compensation can I get from Deutsche Bahn for canceled and late trains?

I recently traveled from the Basel area to Stuttgart for a weekend. I had round-trip tickets including (paid) bicycle reservations. At our first station change, we found that our EC train was ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I bring fruit from Mexico into Düsseldorf airport?

I'm traveling in Mexico and would love to take some papayas (2-3) and mangos (3-4) from Mexico on my flight from Cancun, Mexico to Düsseldorf, Germany to bring home. On the customs page of Düsseldorf ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?