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23 posts, 19:42 hrs
Oh, and most clubs have their own guns. They might not be the best or the fanciest, but since everyone has to be a member for over a year and needs to shoot regularly, before even applying for a…
38 posts, 18:58 hrs
auswaertiges-amt.de/en/n... The basic rule is that a marriage entered into abroad will be regarded as valid in Germany if the legal provisions relating to marriage of that foreign state were…
2 posts, 18:41 hrs
if you didn't get to signing in step 5, no. you didn't. but I hope you made sure there was no fine print about application fees or anything in that direction. Applying for an apartment online…
3 posts, 18:11 hrs
According to this: eu-vertretung.de/krankme... The same rule should apply if you are abroad within the EU when you fall ill and get a doctors note from that country. I believe that you are…
118 posts, 17:48 hrs
If SA is such a lovely country, why are three towns amoungst the most dangerous towns in the world? worldatlas.com/articles/... "South African Cities Of this list provided of the 50 most…
923 posts, 17:36 hrs
Hello all, Our next meetup will be on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 at Hofbraukeller (Wienerplatz). It looks like we're hitting summer weather again, and this place is nicely shaded so should hopefully…
24 posts, 16:36 hrs
You could be right, that vpns may not be secure enough for criminal hackers and terrorists but with the greatest respect, "They probably arent sharing your data with random lawyers that are sending…
42 posts, 16:10 hrs
Ah, the eternal shame thread. We could open that one too. A blind man got on the same bus as me day after day for some weeks. He always sat opposite and talked. He knew I was there. One day he…
7 posts, 15:56 hrs
Maybe you are so desperate that you are willing to risk your stay/ kaution/ etc. Go to the Mieterverein and get registered with them; they are your best resource. But, with all the queries and…
6 posts, 12:47 hrs
Yes you can always change your job, but it does sometimes pay to wait a bit especially if you are in the middle of a process that would take very long otherwise. For example my…
4 posts, 12:05 hrs
Definitely meet with someone at the Mieterverein before you sign or agree to anything. Under the law, the "unreasonableness" (Unzumutbarkeit) of the residence due to relocation for work or study…
5 posts, 12:03 hrs
Hi, We are looking for a babysitter for our 4 month old baby starting in September. We would need daily morning hours from 8-11/13:00 depending on the day. Monday- Thursday and occasionally Friday.
174 posts, 05:58 hrs
According to what I read you can apply for keeping your residence permit even though you´ll be out of the country for more than 1 year. Nothing will happen. There is no requirement to reside in…
14 posts, 01:56 hrs
If you're talking about streaming in the way I assume you mean, then that is not a 'normal website'. Unless you are paying a subscription, of which at least a percentage goes to the creator of the…
56 posts, 19:46 yesterday
A post on Facebook asks you to enter your middle name with the letters in alphabetic order.  @sarabyrd pointed out it was just an attempt to access more of your personal information.
17 posts, 14:30 yesterday
Right, the person who contracts pay. If the OP signs a contract with a Makler, he pays. If he finds a apartment where the landlord has an agreement with the Makler, the landlord pays. No.
3 posts, 13:25 yesterday
Hello, I've tried the search function, but strangely haven't found an answer to something I thought would have been asked here before. I have received my tax bill for 2017, it's 1,270euro, which…
137 posts, 10:37 yesterday
Thanks for the feedback everyone, I've "cleansed" the first half of my belongings that I brought with me during my first relocation to a new city. Once I find a new place here I'll get the rest of my…
15 posts, 10:35 yesterday
my recollection is that I ended up with one too many tubs of peanut butter that were rancid straight out of the grinder. Not the fault of the grinder, obviously, but this is always a problem with…
16 posts, 19 July
No, they don't. All legit photographers will only shoot with a guardian present if you are under 18. Over 18, some won't mind if you take someone with you, others will refuse to let extra people…
10 posts, 19 July
I your case I would just go to the TÜV and ask. The headquarter of TÜV Rheinland even is in Cologne. The rules are here: vdtuev.de/news/h-kennzei... tuv.com/germany/de/oldti... Basically…
1 posts, 19 July
It's time to start the NEW SEASON!!!! Are you the competitive type of guy that’s looking to have fun on the field but you are new in town and no friends to play with? Do you enjoy team play and…
32 posts, 19 July
I was a stupid teenager and was trying to do a swan dive off the low springboard. I didn't have enough arc and halfway through and realized I was on a trajectory to do a painful belly flop, so I went…
27 posts, 19 July
ME: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable. Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah? Terry Jones: You're right there Obediah. Eric Idle: Who'd a…
108 posts, 19 July
Also, if you wrote to company A how did company B become aware of this E-Mail? If they have sent this to company B without your consent then they are also in breach of the data protection laws…
59 posts, 19 July
My 'hobby' as a flatulist or petomane, consists of performing the art of controlled anal voicing, and requires a remarkable control of the abdominal muscles. Not as good as Mr Methane, but I…
85 posts, 18 July
Sounds like a reasonable enough theory... I live in an unsexy Neubau in the west and everyone I know nowadays lives out here too. The one place that I did used to visit frequently and actually…
32 posts, 18 July
Good for you about the rooms but you still need to register the address, open a bank account and get health insurance. If you don´t apply for public health insurance within 3 months of registering,…
5 posts, 18 July
Not necessarily. For example, depending on your contract §621 BGB might apply. I only know that employment law doesn't apply if you are self-employed. However, I really can't tell you whether or…
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