anne k

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  • Location Dresden
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Chelmsford
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  • Year of birth 1969
  1. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Mr Reif invited me along next week to become German Only handed in the documents on 17 January!
  2. Generally don't talk about what people are like in my country - fat, unable to speak anything but English, can't cook - when we are eating a meal I have just cooked, speaking in German and you are three times bigger than me.
  3. All the better if you don't have to rely on any favours from your ex! Were you deregistered during your time in Amman, though? Anything over 5 months and I believe you start again from 0 when it comes to racking up the years. Probably good to go and ask how it will work!
  4. (Assuming that you don't have any children - that would make a difference.)
  5. You'd have to lie openly to the person going through your paperwork with you. They will ask specifically why your husband lives abroad. The paperwork includes the statement that the above information is true, with your signature.   So you'd have to be prepared to blatantly lie to a person asking you questions and to put your signature under these lies. You'd have to trust your estranged husband not to tell on you, if you have a disagreement now or at any time in the future. Consider the effect that a revelation could have on your career, even abroad.   This man got a 1500€ fine for telling lies on his application. This man got de-naturalised.   Chances of getting a job soon? You won't get in early due to being well integrated if you don't have a job.
  6. What made you smile today?

    Funny, but not true! Was thoroughly debunked on "More or Less" radio programme, as total nonsense that started out 20 years ago in the US.
  7. I'd strongly recommend turning the tables and sending them a quote for your services, for them to agree to, along with your terms and conditions. This would be standard practice if you are a Freiberufler and not a freier Mitarbeiter.
  8. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    If that was simply a matter of language skills, would we be in this mess?
  9. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    " besondere Integrationsleistungen " = "outstanding achievements towards integration"   Where is this quote from, robjyhnes?
  10. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Not what the embassy said; they said that people need to have been here the full 8 years and apply by the end of 2020. After that they wouldn't have residency status and their fate would be unknown.
  11. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      I.e. we probably can keep both citizenships if the application goes in by then, but it isn't 100% sure.   The man from the embassy also said that we can still apply later than 29 March (I think it was up to the end of 2020) as long as we are not bothered about keeping both citizenships.
  12. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Ooh, fancy! Dresden likes to play hard to get.
  13. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Thanks! The embassy people did use a lot of "if ... then" clauses, so it got a little hard remembering what depended on what. Yes, Mr Reif said he'd get it through quickly his end but couldn't promise it would be that fast.   I was thinking about becoming Irish as an alternative if it looked like becoming German would lose me my UK citizenship (it being a bit late to apply). Not that I desperately wish to remain British, just that it seems useful to have multiple passports.
  14. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Hi, I haven't kept up with this thread so apologies if I am asking the bleeding obvious.   I was dithering about whether to go for German or Irish, so I'd got everything ready for German citizenship and just hadn't applied yet. Then a couple of people from the British Embassy in Berlin hacked their way through the undergrowth to Dresden, so I asked if I could keep both G&B citizenships. They said yes, as long as the application went in by the end of March. So I finally went back with my papers to the Bürgeramt. The man there (Mr Reif) wasn't certain whether you can keep both if the application is still being processed in March. So he said he would fast-track my application and maybe even get me citizenship by the end of March!   But I'm now wondering who's right - the Embassy people seemed very well informed, so is really necessary for Mr Reif to rush it through before all hell breaks loose, or just very nice of him?
  15. Friends or mums needed in Dresden

    There are LOADS of us here The International Ladies group has a general meeting once a month, and some members have a playgroup. There's an International Friends group. And the Shclub (English club) meet once a week. Oh, and the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft