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I used the people at buch-dein-visum.de/... for a couple of trips I made to Russia over the last few years. They are based in between Cologne and Bonn but you can do everything with them via post so…
4 posts, 13:59 hrs
I have not but the prosecutor is probably going after the bigger fish (the dealer) and needing you as A witness for the case. Not sure the laws but if I were you id show up, dress nice and be honest…
160 posts, 13:46 hrs
Call it negative or not but clause 37 changes the entire dimensions of Brexit. There is no Irish backstop, which means no withdrawal agreement which means no transition period.
19 posts, 13:22 hrs
They don't actually buy and resell the kitchen. They buy it and make someone else pay for it by pretending to sell it... Jane is selling a kitchen. S is a scammer, he copies the ad and puts an…
38 posts, 13:03 hrs
I hope the law sees it the same way. Think you misunderstood. After the door was repaired (by a friend of the land lady) the lock no longer worked for a few days until the carpenter came back…
11 posts, 12:49 hrs
My Hausarzt is on the ground floor of a residential building. Patients must enter through the main door. We ring the bell and whoever is sitting at the reception desk buzzes us in with no questions…
2 posts, 11:57 hrs
That depends on what exactly is considered as "transparency". What a client thinks it is is not necessarily what's legally defined...  The bill is for Nebenkosten – utilities. What exactly…
4 posts, 11:48 hrs
They are very different systems. To me (also a Briton), my government is state level - Landestag. I see Wiesbaden (capital of Hesse) as where my government is. If I wanted to contact a political…
1,727 posts, 11:28 hrs
OK, that is just silly. Reported by whom? In order to conduct espionage, you have to willfully hand the documents over to a foreign power. Who in your opinion, did she hand documents over to?…
22 posts, 11:05 hrs
As I said in my first reply to you, in Arbeitsrecht the word used is Gegendstandswert, so in this instance you should try to avoid confusion by not referring to Streit or Streitwert. If you use…
1,481 posts, 11:00 hrs
WORLD CUP REFEREES. Always carry a box of "My Little Pony" first aid plasters with you. Then when a player falls to the ground screaming in agony, put a plaster on his injury and kiss it better.
16 posts, 10:31 hrs
I was told that if I paid 8€ and brought a photo, I could get a green "Aufenthaltskarte" instead. I didn't bother then because I would have had to make a 2nd appointment but when I got the last one,…
8 posts, 09:22 hrs
ya i do eveything if you guys train me ... marmalade songs ... Lemon Jelly songs ... Every wishes would be in Converted into musical vibes Need: 1) One more Guitarist to back it up and 2) a Jimbe…
3 posts, 08:09 hrs
Thanks for your support but i have to wait for now. My freelance activity just started in May 2018 and i got the VAT ID in may itself. It will be only till November 2018 so i have to submit VAT only…
1 posts, 05:00 hrs
Hi All, might anyone have recommendation for an English speaking wedding day of coordinator in Munich? I emailed a few "wedding planners" found on Google and sadly they all jumped straight to money…
5 posts, 02:31 hrs
"Parken" means to stay for more than 3 minutes or to leave the car. So as LeonG pointed out this is not the case here. The zig-zag lines alone do nothing, only for showing how far an otherwise shown…
2 posts, 00:43 hrs
Yes, that's correct. In my case at least, that was done in the couple of weeks of sending my application and having my appointment (which is how it works where I did it). That list may give the…
16 posts, 22:35 yesterday
First you have to have wrtitten confirmation from your Dr or specialist that you are illness is so severe that you could be classed as disabled. Then you have to go to the Versorgsamt and they…
29 posts, 22:32 yesterday
If you are planning to start a family here, then childcare costs are something to consider regarding the location of your house. There can be a very large difference in kita costs between the…
17 posts, 19:37 yesterday
Update: So I ended up buying a solid wood (beech wood) double bed with drawers on both sides from Möbelum in Munich. Went to their showroom in Munich and ordered the bed at the store. It costs…
18 posts, 18:44 yesterday
It’s not only Germans - one day I’ll dig out the pages long email from an educated Italian who thought I was totally unable to write in English. His apparent authority was his vaguely remembered EFL…
71 posts, 18:01 yesterday
Friday 13th July 2018, 21:30 Silberfisch Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany goo.gl/maps/g3c2czank1s2... Tables in the back on the left as you pass the bar. Look for the Meetup…
5 posts, 17:46 yesterday
Looks to me like 2 bored lawyers that have a Friend who is a Tax-advisor, A friend who is an imigration lawyer and an insurance broker too. I bet the owners of the site havent taken any money…
253 posts, 17:04 yesterday
Wow, what a summer so far!! I drink lots of water since I had some blood circulation problems in May which was hot as well. At least it's cooling down after midnight. Tomorrow, they expect the…
294 posts, 16:40 yesterday
Thanks - yes, my reaction is clealy the process not what's in it. It's the first time since I've been here that it's been suggested but, as I alluded to in another post, there also seems to be more…
10 posts, 15:54 yesterday
@trr Yeah, seems like this Friday is not good for a lot of people. @cannstattconductor and @Tincablinca both can't make it either. What does everyone think about an alternate date? Either…
6 posts, 15:24 yesterday
I didn't get alerts for this! I'm still in the 'expecting mom' group too  I'm only 15 weeks today but I've already been looking around to find out about groups in the area to get to know more…
107 posts, 14:43 yesterday
All X-Rays can be harmful, nothing is 100% which is why a lot of the time an ultrasound is also performed afterwards. After my mammogram the doctor then performed an ultrasound scan afterwards.
1 posts, 14:40 yesterday
We're out of the country next year and would like to sublet our fully furnished, three-room flat for the entire year (01/01/2019–31/12/2019... The flat was renovated in 2017 and has a bathroom (two…
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