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Good day all. Recently I made contact with some estranged family I have never met before. anyway I have reverted back to the name on my birth Cert (my estranged fathers). what is the…
1 posts, 23:44 yesterday
Hi Toytown community, such a cool community! My first post here, sorry it's not a fun one :/ I'm an unmarried separated foreign father and I'm seeking advice from other fathers that have been…
8 posts, 09:27 yesterday
it won't save you time. You will see need to go to the appointments in person and fill out forms, and the auslanderbehoerde will certainly let you know if you miss some documents. Just make your…
26 posts, 05:10 yesterday
To be honest neither had I until I mentioned that I needed to send this money to the UK and didn't like the associated bank charges. Someone recommended it and yes, it's very well known and…
7 posts, 20 August
In the end only the ABH can tell you under what conditions they will allow you to switch to a generic residence titl... based on a job (where they must make a decision). However, there is one…
13 posts, 19 August
@Jeremiasz, just wanted to update you that I did visit Yvonne Reichelt PT for Trigger Point Therapy & would recommend it. If you want really intense strong TPT, see Luca (terribly painful, but…
12 posts, 18 August
You are funny. Let someone who can read tell you what I wrote: "If you want to use it in public areas/road traffic you need a "Strassenzulassung", third party liability insurance and a…
4 posts, 17 August
You need to keep anything that is useful as proof - you are the one that has to proof (business) expenses. Impossible to say, it's based on the turnover and the amount of work to be done. Get a…
46 posts, 17 August
I just wanted to give a big shout out for the bicycle shop I eventually took my bike to. It's called Fisiclass and it's in Prenzlauerberg near Schönhauser Allee. The guy did a fantastic job. After…
4 posts, 16 August
You can use google search. Type something like “site:Toytown.com/foru... Berlin movers”. Then with google search options you can limit the dates to last one years or so. that might help a bit
31 posts, 16 August
Hi, we are a US/German family looking for a baby-sitter for one day per week to pick up our 3 year-old twins from kita, play with them, help to prepare dinner (when one of the parents comes home),…
38 posts, 16 August
Hey there, I hope you are enjoying Berlin! If you are looking to play football in Berlin, come and join our community! We organise friendly games every week which you can sign up to on the…
3 posts, 16 August
Hey there, I hope you are enjoying Berlin! If you are looking to play football in Berlin, come and join our community! We organise friendly games every week which you can sign up to on the…
3 posts, 16 August
Hey there, I hope you are enjoying Berlin! If you are looking to play football in Berlin, come and join our community! We organise friendly games every week which you can sign up to on the…
4 posts, 16 August
Hey there, I hope you are enjoying Berlin! If you are looking to play football in Berlin, come and join our community! We organise friendly games every week which you can sign up to on the…
1 posts, 16 August
The 2018 Rugby Championship is playing at Belushi's Bar, Berlin! We'll be bringing all of the action to you LIVE on our massive projector screen and 13 HD TVs for the duration of the tournament. The…
1 posts, 16 August
The FA Cup is back! The 2018/19 Football Association Challenge Cup has kicked off and there’s nowhere better in Berlin to watch it than at Belushi’s Bar! We’ll be streaming every match LIVE on…
75 posts, 16 August
Friday 10th August 2018, 21:30 Schönwetter Bernauer Str. 63, 13355, Berlin goo.gl/maps/xzpi59zkpvt2... Look for the Meetup sign on the tables outside, and check the comments on Meetup
5 posts, 15 August
Hi guys, thank you very much. This was my first post and I didn't realize, it's all in English. I was so much involved with the issue and my German improved quite well since I came here, that I just…
86 posts, 15 August
The six lowest price German listings start at 3k a week and none are in Berlin. Not sure that 12k+ a month rental is what the posters here are after. Doesn't really look helpful. There's also no…
1,826 posts, 15 August
Oh now learning German isn't a problem really - online platforms, books, TV-shows. Yeah I know that seems too simple though it works when you start. I learnt Italian up to B2 level and just after…
1 posts, 15 August
Looking for somewhere to watch the 2018/19 EUFA Champions League in Berlin? At Belushi's Bar we're bringing all of the football action to you LIVE on our huge HD screens and massive projector.
4 posts, 15 August
Where I live, it's just a letter. (I asked my Finanzamt). Most freelancers simply reg... freelancing (self-employed income) as a source of income. No different from things like pensions. It's not…
1 posts, 15 August
We are two expats living in Berlin and we're working on a new website to help people like you get settled in Berlin. We've created a survey to help us better understand your needs and challenges, and…
1 posts, 14 August
NFL SUNDAYS ARE BACK! Get ready for another huge season of America's National Football League (NFL) at Belushi's, Berlin! NFL Sundays return on September 9th and will be showing LIVE every week…
1 posts, 14 August
PREMIER LEAGUE 2018/19 Looking for somewhere to watch all the action from the 2018/19 Premier League Season in Berlin? Belushi’s has you covered! From August 11th until May 12th you can watch…
10 posts, 14 August
I am sure they do NOT ever prompt you to return the card as it clearly states in the previously (and again above) linked appendix 5 PDF that the responsibility is with the subscriber to return the…
9 posts, 14 August
Select "nein" because not only the registration process is a hassle, the de-registration is also.  (You'd need to do a tax declaration and an 'Aufgabebilanz' and then restart the registration process…
2 posts, 14 August
There have been numerous threads about exactly this subject started in Toytown by folks who apparently neither used the site search box (top right) before doing so nor always used the most logical…
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