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90 posts, 18:06 hrs
Possibly but it would be nice if a higher population meant more people to deal with the applications but it's fine. I have the application in before Brexit so I will just go through the process of…
15 posts, 17:49 hrs
Oh vodafone. I stopped streaming and sold my desktop computer because of problems they can never fix and to top it all off, we are tied up to them by contract for 1 more year.
7 posts, 17:15 hrs
I believe that MikeMelga was suggesting to drink the green tea and then piss on the knee. This might work if there weren't a few body organs processing and filtering what we drink before it comes out…
33 posts, 17:08 hrs
Typically you (or your boyfriend in this case) should have had an official letter from the court. They're in yellow coloured envelopes and unmistakable. Without any ID you did the right thing, as…
102 posts, 17:00 hrs
Each airline has it's own policies. Some budget airlines do not allow any pets. Others limit the number that can travel in the cabin. You need to check each airline for their policy, or Google "Which…
3,165 posts, 16:57 hrs
Well, it is all about amounts, lots of veggies, lunch as main meal, and lean the rest! Plus, I will cook for others, but may have something very lean! I enjoy trying out new recipes. And- lots…
207 posts, 16:51 hrs
Ignoring the word "legally" offshore VPN is the way to go dude. Just make sure you connect to some African country, that's not on best terms with the EU at the moment, like Zimbabwe. Btw I'm…
2,955 posts, 16:23 hrs
Years ago the government wanted to install Internet filters for child pornography. In the end they got rid of the law. It was seen as a slippery slope to increasing censorship and ultimately also as…
112 posts, 16:21 hrs
The next La Leche League meeting will take place on Monday April 1st 2019 from 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm in the Familienzentrum Ramersdorf, Oedkarspitzstr. 20, 81671 Munich. The nearest underground…
11 posts, 16:13 hrs
But lots of people working and paying tax and NI in the UK with children living outside in other EU countries get child benefit. It would be different once you start earning and paying tax here.
2 posts, 15:59 hrs
You can import any new car from any EU country without much hassle. You export the car without paying VAT in the country of purchase, then import it in Germany and have to pay the German VAT…
24 posts, 15:38 hrs
In both the IC Bus and Flixbus, children up to the age of 3 must be seated into child seats that accompanying person have brought with them: "4.4 Sind Kindersitze im IC Bus vorgeschrieben oder im…
5 posts, 15:25 hrs
If you want to find where they got your address from, this site can sometimes help haveibeenpwned.com/ it... contains a searchable database of millions of email addresses which have been leaked and…
29 posts, 13:52 hrs
Hey, I am looking for information exactly on the "Nachversicherungszeit" as you call it. My health insurance provider is AOK and I will be moving to Estonia from Germany for 6 months, maybe…
10 posts, 11:44 hrs
I also hope not but she needs to make sure she doesn't make any mistakes here because it can come back to haunt her later. That's why she should talk to a lawyer. I agree if she fears for her safety,…
21 posts, 11:40 hrs
The main significances are around membership of a church, and baptism is a kind of entry ceremony: * Some jobs require membership of the right church (think church kindergarten) * A child that is…
623 posts, 11:34 hrs
Most German supermarkets (larger better ones at least?) carry Königspasteten. Different shape, but similar idea. You usually fill them with ragout, cans of which are conveniently placed beside…
110 posts, 11:18 hrs
For the record: I haven´t posted any information in this thread at all. You should familiarise yourself with the meaning of question marks. Those things behind sentences as in Quote this
4 posts, 10:27 hrs
This is the VANOS issue right? I think you are on the hook for all repair costs because there is no recall for it. I would also suggest the independent shop. You may want to get on the BMW forums and…
2 posts, 09:55 hrs
I found very nice online store for Japanese product: origami-papier.eu/... Their origami paper has no smell at all, perfectly square, exact size, color is just right, right thickness. Just so…
56 posts, 09:09 hrs
Well done! Definitely post your results here. I'd be interested to know what you got in the writing part. It's definitely not as scary as it can be built up to be. I learnt on the prep course…
5 posts, 23:08 yesterday
Arico, The simple answer: You will need to file German tax return and pay German taxes on the rental income minus expenses. If you are living in the US, you will file your German tax return…
134 posts, 22:32 yesterday
bbc.co.uk/news/business-... There are truly great people in our midst. A science teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away most of his salary to support poorer pupils, has won a $1m prize…
5 posts, 21:27 yesterday
Can anyone give a current recommendation for an English-speaking immigration lawyer in either Regensburg or Munich? My wife and I are investigating retiring to Germany from the US and we will be…
1,525 posts, 20:27 yesterday
I think it does depend a lot on where you are and who you speak to. I read that some places (Hamburg is one), can set their own rules for parts of the immigration act, provided the comply with 3 or 4…
6 posts, 19:56 yesterday
True. G8 or G9 plus 4 years primary school = 12 or 13 years at school. Or 10 years Realschule + 3 years = 13 years at school. The daughter of my friend will be 20. Perhaps better though- In the…
1 posts, 14:24 yesterday
I've read the threads here on the Zweitwohnungssteuer... or second-home tax, but I can't seem to find any info on renting a second apartment, if you already own a flat in Berlin. Does this tax still…
15 posts, 11:51 yesterday
My landlady would actually organize the electrician and inform them to send the bill directly to her. Her property= her responsibility ! This year, she organized a service guy for the washing machine…
1 posts, 03:53 yesterday
A neighbor is asking for those willing to lend a hand for a bit to plant some seeds for the Hamburg bees. Helps bring butterflies too. I think he would like word to get out more in Hamburg for that…
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