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MIne looked it all up and did everything necessary to keep me here. Many phone calls. Much bogus information - the usual - but he did it. I just followed his lead and went along to all the…
10 posts, 21:31 hrs
Fockenstein (1564m, 17km, 1100hm) Munich Hauptbahnhof, in front of platform 33, at 07.45am on Sunday 29. April 2018 This week we are experimenting with using Meetup for sign ups... Please…
33 posts, 21:17 hrs
Please quote the exact wording and numbers, there are no 199€ parking fines in Germany, not even in Berlin. The police don't have to take a photo but often do. You can ask for it, even online.
46 posts, 20:39 hrs
Basically, this is a complex area and I reckon you would need the help of an experienced immigration lawyer, on the one hand, and of a so-called Versicherungsberater ( an insurance specialist with…
4 posts, 20:38 hrs
Thanks for your kind reply and sure i will not FAKE anything , but is it a problem to make anmeldung after the abmeldung ut 5 or 6 months after , also i was outside germany for four months and i make…
23 posts, 20:31 hrs
As an unlucky citizen of the country with non Latin alphabet I feel your pain, arunadasi. Name is the property of the person, not the government. Or used to be. In good old times Germans who…
8 posts, 20:28 hrs
An update for those of you who wish to know where to make a complaint: it is with the Berufsaufsicht durch die Steuerberaterkammern There is one for every region and they have a complaints procedure.
12 posts, 20:03 hrs
Thanks for all your comments, I think I'm going to try and reach out to the Property Managers of the neighbouring property first. If I don't get anything back I'll follow kapokanadensis advice.
1 posts, 20:01 hrs
Hi! I put our baby-carriage near the neighbourhood house, locking it on the special place for vehicles in front of the entrance. One tenant from that house said that I shouldn't place my…
4 posts, 19:59 hrs
Thanks - I think we may do this in the end, though I guess I would appreciate it if anybody had any reason to suspect that there may be, or may not be, any way out of it - before committing another…
37 posts, 19:44 hrs
Lieselotte die Kuh series of stories are good, and the art is great. So are the Petersson and Findus ones, even though they are translated out of Swedish into German, but unheard of in NA. When…
26 posts, 19:29 hrs
you forgot a few things, our armed forces are now run by accountants, then the two invertebrates Cameron and Osbourne did their bit to destroy the credibility of the British armed forces. so, this…
1,917 posts, 19:28 hrs
Oh, I see. I wonder how that makes all the other heads of state feel when they only get unofficial visits. So this is the special treatment that Trump wants when and if he visits the UK.
2,516 posts, 18:44 hrs
I thought we were going for untrue facts. Unlike most of Playboy’s readers in the 1970s, one select group was definitely reading it for the articles: the magazine’s blind subscribers. And though…
22 posts, 18:37 hrs
I met a German lady who told me how on two occasions, people were unhappy with her because "The Germans didn´t finish the job". It really is the devil that never dies, as Goldhagen puts it in his…
9 posts, 18:37 hrs
Cheers again, Yes, we have a garden but that is fun for my son and veggies for the family. If you have a look at my other posts you will see I am very serious. We are currently looking for a farm…
29 posts, 18:26 hrs
The work is half done, very poorly, I have to redo from another dentist. Though the work is not finished, TK told me today that he already collected full payment from TK. He told me today that…
1,471 posts, 18:14 hrs
Last night the New York Times reported Mick Mulvaney, who simultaneously holds two top positions in the Trump administration, admitted to a group of bankers that, as a Congressman, he sold access to…
557 posts, 16:24 hrs
Yep, looks like a picnic wine tasting day by the Isar tomorrow. So to confirm again: April 25, 6:30pm "Wine tasting" aka BYOB meet up around the Kiosk by the Reichenbachbrücke (north, city…
5 posts, 16:08 hrs
The kid that will be 2 in June 2019 speaks German already? Wow. I have no recent experiences of my own but most of your questions are easy to answer because things don't change much and/or are…
375 posts, 16:01 hrs
IIRC, the months of Elternzeit start from the child's day of birth, which means that every month of Elternzeit begins on the day of the month your child was born (and not automatically on the first…
81 posts, 15:24 hrs
But you do seem to have retreated to passive aggressive land in response to aggressive onslaught. I would hope for better from you. Without question the dialogue is disrespectful towards you. I…
24 posts, 14:55 hrs
I'm curremtly doing an Ausbildung, I have B2 German and although I'm doing OK on the course, my level of concentration and amount of work I have to do just to understand the subjects in German, let…
7 posts, 13:56 hrs
Yes, if the activity is "Gewerbe" (trading), you do, whereas like SD says, if you are a freelancer, like an artist, journalist, translator, etc. you don't. However, if your business activities have…
9 posts, 13:22 hrs
@engelchen I am already registered in Germany, I came in 2016 in Berlin where I registered the first time and then did anmeldung to my second location, when I am registered properly as well. I am…
7 posts, 10:42 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumann Str 9, 81679 München. kerala-restaurant.de/... Nearest station Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 100 Bus. 1. ex-essex…
16 posts, 10:35 hrs
I use them all the time, not for that amount but they are very reliable, way faster and cheaper than banks. I have a debit card with them also which means free atm withdrawals in Germany.
2 posts, 10:17 hrs
I was wondering the exact same thing. Somebody has to pay for this exercise, parts and billable hours. I got a letter months ago and it was phrased something like "Eventually, an engineer will…
1,011 posts, 08:33 hrs
Unfortunately, too few people have signed up so we have to CANCEL for this month. I don't understand the lack of interest. Is there some holiday that day I'm not aware of? We'll try again in…
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