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1,693 posts, 15:36 hrs
It's not what the beamter said on Monday when I handed over my documents. He said that whether I get Dual citizenship depends not on the fact that I submitted now, it depends on when the application…
32 posts, 15:13 hrs
Strongest strike is ignorance. Somethings and some people are just not worth of spending time, and what I fear most is the more time I spend on conversations with those people, the more I might be…
42 posts, 13:44 hrs
Well, it's not like she opened an English tea room and nobody showed, it's more like she ended up having to live in the bar for a while because the house was in such crappy shape and then again the…
2 posts, 13:32 hrs
Hello TT'ers, I started this topic because I wondered if anyone would be willing to share (everyone is anonymous here anyway) their (or someone else's they know) salary (or at least +/- 10k)…
17 posts, 11:55 hrs
Hi I’m Cii,i recently moved to Würzburg,my mother tongue is English.I come from Zimbabwe,in the southern part of Africa.I would love to meetup with people for a drink or hangout :)
14 posts, 10:56 hrs
Thanks Cheesy! I think it is a very difficult area for those training First Aid, etc, simply because one needs to be specially trained (in Germany) to be permitted to give anybody any kind of…
3,334 posts, 10:52 hrs
Thanks Jamie O- Pan fried chicken breasts-season with paprika, sauté on high heat- 4 mins.Place the chicken in oven tray along with lemon slices and cherry tomatoes. Lay slices of pancetta or thin…
12 posts, 10:49 hrs
There is no way the TK could have known about vaccine history prior to arrival in Germany. Understood. Although the fact that many other KKs explicitly offer the MenB vaccine for children as an…
2 posts, 08:36 hrs
I would love it but I have no visa and am currently not in the country. I also speak B2/C1 German and if you are interested, let me know. I am also over 55 btw. PM me and I can send you a resume with…
3 posts, 08:35 hrs
Hi engelchen, I am a non-EU national working here in Germany and have a Daueraufenthalt-EU since Mar 2018. My wife is a US national living with me since Feb 2017. She also has a dependent spouse…
11 posts, 08:33 hrs
Sure. I retired as a federal employee with the Department of Defense and continued my existing Federal Employee Health Benefits into retirement. My FEHB is through American Foreign Service Protective…
34 posts, 08:19 hrs
Sjohn, The problems you're experiencing are particular to Pankow... their lack of resources..and resulting poor work ethic. It's nothing to do with Brexit, a large number of British…
26 posts, 03:44 hrs
I experience this with my TP Link Powerline adapters, so when they run at full speed it can cause the FritzBox to drop the internet connection. Fortunately (as suggested by someone on this forum) the…
1 posts, 23:44 yesterday
I'm currently a student in Frankfurt since 7 months and my current rental contract is valid till 31st June, and I am also registered there. After June however I am thinking of travelling for 2 months…
1 posts, 19:56 yesterday
I bought a used car from a garage. The car has a TUV until the end of the year and I have a  gerwahreleitung: i... When changing the winter tires for summer ones I found that the front shocks…
42 posts, 13:57 yesterday
This just adds another layer to the original problem, critical software and now hardware can't be in the hands of a single country, alternatives are needed. I guess if things do not de-escalate soon…
18 posts, 12:35 yesterday
My Open University Diploma (German) was accepted as a B1 substitute at my Einbürgerung interview. I took the original Diploma plus the accompanying course result letter from the Open University,…
2 posts, 11:57 yesterday
Our vet is Dr. Uwe Francke and he is really good. Also he is reachable also during off hours for emergencies. I am assuming he speaks enough English because he was recommended to me 2-3 years ago by…
1 posts, 11:30 yesterday
youtu.be/5nqb-pji9zq... Here are the final preparations of the local Jungadler team before the championships start this weekend, 26 May 2019. Follow the progress of the Jungadler team on the…
3 posts, 11:30 yesterday
Hi all, Could someone recommend me a English speaking employment lawyer in hamburg ? And I mean one i can use as employee as i have to press legal charges against my previous employer and I would…
4 posts, 07:10 yesterday
You said a friend was sending them, so then I don't understand why you or the logistics company would be involved in the sending! It does not matter if you use German and Euro would of course be…
2 posts, 22 May
I want to buy a few things before I start my new job for instance office tools, bag, etc. My question is if I buy them a few weeks before the official start date of my job, then I cannot claim back…
55 posts, 22 May
Sorry John, but I'm afraid you had a bad day both on the private and business front. Either you got someone incompetent or these legal departments were trifling with you. @CrispyNYC is exactly…
10 posts, 22 May
There's a small AGIP filling station on Haager Strasse in Erding, just around the corner from the S-Bahn station, it's run by a chap called Martin Anzinger who employs a mechanic and between them…
7 posts, 22 May
Now to tomorrow - a table is booked in the usual name Toytown for 19:30 at Jaipur Palace, Landshuter Alle 55 (corner Leonrodstr), 80637 München. Nearest station: Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 12 tram,…
30 posts, 22 May
Good grief...the neighbour has readjusted his shed, guttering, water collector etc daily since this whole issue arose. Just seen that he has today erected a 2 meter high narrow section of solid fence…
6 posts, 22 May
We had a better one, @sos-the-rope. Our landlord, a bank, does not supply the information until September, but should be aware of the tax implications. So, we called the Finanzamt to ask them how we…
12 posts, 22 May
Looking for a “Leihoma” / an extra granny or auntie We are a British-German couple looking for an open-hearted person who would like to make up for the lack of grandparents, aunts and uncles…
83 posts, 22 May
I dont know, it sounds to me like it could be one of those things with any number of names or possible meanings. I appreciate that Sangrita Pikante is what it actually says on the bottle, but that…
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The complete guide to getting a freelance visa in Germany

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