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1,504 posts, 01:52 hrs
As long as you are a British citizen you can sign the petition to Revoke article 50 and remain in the EU You didn't get to vote in the referendum so this is your opportunity to speak up!
73 posts, 00:46 hrs
I never said you can lie and say you don´t have children if you have. However, you probably can. What you can do is not to mention that they will be living with you. Because marriage and family are…
2,931 posts, 00:23 hrs
AFAIK Waldorf-Frommer do in fact download data from the peers. It's part of the evidence they collect. In BitTorrent swarms different kind of peer advertisement methods exist. Someone could advertise…
2 posts, 23:51 yesterday
I cant say for sure, but in all my dealings with churches they have expected people to show up and make half a show of being part of the congregation. Id imagine having never met you they wouldnt be…
75 posts, 23:44 yesterday
This is the key part. “The Commission has called on member states to take a generous approach to the rights of UK citizens who are already resident in their territory, so we hope that those who…
16 posts, 23:15 yesterday
Maybe just write them, explain to them how it happened and attach a copy of the withdrawn money from your German bank account so they know that it’s clear they got the money back. A friend of…
4 posts, 22:25 yesterday
@Alcant can you please share how it was settled. I am facing similar situation, got letter after 4 years of repayment. They want to investigate a possible "tax evasion". Any tip or advice to handle…
106 posts, 21:40 yesterday
*clap* *clap* *clap* Excellent and clear post, engelchen! And yes, info4alien.de sounds like the place for better information for the OP, with less noise. *leaves thread again*
28 posts, 19:43 yesterday
What type of assistance did you expect from them? You haven't been here long enough to qualify for citizenship. Were you expecting them to waive the requirements for you? Not for nothing. You…
18 posts, 19:24 yesterday
My friend who was travelling with her 3 year old to Nuremberg from Prague last month was denied boarding because we didn't have a car seat. Has anything changed since the OP had posted this?
534 posts, 18:37 yesterday
I don’t know if this is just me, but I know a young lady whose family name is Koch, a perfectly normal surname here in Germany. Her parents called her Lotta, also a relatively common German name for…
3 posts, 17:50 yesterday
I had this when I started here, I am afraid that it is compulsory unless you only work a few hours, I was easily able to show that, as when the man arrived (I received a visit as they thought I was…
133 posts, 17:13 yesterday
That was a beautiful link, john. Well worth a read. The guy does much more than save cats - he saved people from bombed out houses, took them to find medical care, has an orphanage and encourages…
4 posts, 16:20 yesterday
First of, this is no substitute for the advice you will get from your local Ausländerbehörde. As per the §19a AufenthG which deals with the blue card, according to paragraph 6, as a EU blue card…
2 posts, 16:15 yesterday
The contract for my apartment will run out on the 1st of April, but I will stay with friends for a while and leave Germany on the 15th och April. Do I need to do something on the 1st of April, when I…
6 posts, 13:25 yesterday
Sometimes it's hard to get my unwanted but still usable things to a donation center (either due to size, quantity, whatever), and I discovered it often works to leave them just outside our garbage…
6 posts, 12:00 yesterday
An Italian aufenthalt doesn't allow you to work in Germany so your employer has to apply for your work permit from Ausländerbehörde (immigration). I don't know much about the process but my boss has…
158 posts, 11:22 yesterday
If these flying coffins are to be certified again the best thing to do would be to put the entire Boeing board of directors in a 737 Max 8 - with Trump along for good measure - and take it for a few…
165 posts, 09:54 yesterday
The "North" covers a lot of areas & so does "South". The "South accent" was certainly more understandable to me (I'd also claim I don't have a strong accent - that statement is backed up by…
1 posts, 09:44 yesterday
 Bake This English Improv Comedy  Come join Bake This for our April improv show! We'll take your suggestions and use them as inspiration to discover new characters, scenes, and songs on the spot.
13 posts, 07:15 yesterday
As posted by @sneaker above, if you are consistently receiving less then the bandwidth then you can make a complaint and request compensation. (see bundesnetzagentur.... more details) So I…
30 posts, 06:42 yesterday
@sos-the-rope...about 15 days. Maybe the sunshine and end of the windy and rainy days helped? It is a nasty sort of endurance test of a cold. At our house, the worst days of this particular bug…
87 posts, 21 March
what is not clear about the question, is that the answer depends on what the OP has, then figure out what the best way forward would be ! I tried to point the OP to the thread that that discussed…
5 posts, 21 March
I am also considering staying longer (July) rather than later (for other personal reasons). As for the 6 months (the short term stay), I am not sure how much extending it a bit more will help. So…
30 posts, 21 March
I can recommend the glasses that Rewe's sweet spreads (coconut, chocolate, pistachio, etc) come in. Empty, they look/feel like a rocks glass - very simple but satisfying in the hand. I usually…
3 posts, 21 March
I cancelled my contract. After the cancellation they have offered me the discounted rates (€17 for DSL100). I am not sure if I am a 'new customer' though It is still too expensive. It is…
13 posts, 21 March
Earth leakage breakers perform the same function as the more modern RCCBs (Residual current circuit breaker) which is to switch off if a person or animal is being electrocuted, hopefully before there…
54 posts, 21 March
Probably not homework for a three year old. The good news is she's growing and will be off to kindy, school and in the big world in no time. Meanwhile you can be pleased the you don't live above our…
6 posts, 21 March
I had also signed for the package. When it wasn't collected within a reasonable amount of time, I gave back to the DHL guy who was here delivering another package. Simply not my problem. She wasn't…
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