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About kaffeemitmilch

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Sorry your post wasn't clear. What did you hear on 11 August? That your applications had been rejected?   Also, how did you need CVs in Frankfurt? I didn't.
  2. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Is that link specifically for any city? The requirements aren't consistent, so you can't necessarily go by it. For example, I'd heard that many people submitted a handwritten resumé, but in Frankfurt I wasn't asked for it. Saved me a lot of time :)
  3. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    It's a Rentenversicherungsverlauf that was needed in Frankfurt, and is likely the same in your state.   @Neudarmstaedter I did ask to be allowed to keep my US citizenship.
  4. How to get German Citizenship and retain (dual) US Citizenship

    Now that I think about it, this letter is not from Darmstadt. So, I'm worried that the guy here in Frankfurt hasn't even sent my documents there yet, and is updating my file just now to send them on. That would be really frustrating. I hope he's acting on their behalf somehow, but who knows.
  5. How to get German Citizenship and retain (dual) US Citizenship

    Ok, got a letter today from the Standesamt asking for (additional) documents:   -a copy of my residence permit (I already gave this to them, but whatever) -a more recent paystub -proof of extension of my German spouse's work contract (she had a contract until this month, and was to be unemployed after that pending job offers. She has got a job starting next month in the meantime, but I don't understand why they're asking for this. She doesn't have the contract yet, but I hope that she getting a job doesn't give them an excuse to deny my request for dual citizenship on income/cost grounds, i.e. two people working means we can afford the $2,350 renunciation fee!)   I expected this letter to have been a request for payment of the application fee, and I am relieved they didn't ask for a new birth certificate
  6. Why isn't Lower Saxony actually lower?

    You know what they say - after all that sex in the south, the north became full of (Nor)folk.
  7. Thinking of buying an iPad

    Yah I figure TrustPilot has mostly negative reviews anyway because people who have bad experiences are more likely to write.   I've written them to ask about the taxes/duty. It's possible these are not included, hence the low price...   Just got a response - apparently that's included.   I really want to click buy and leave any issues to PayPal. Am I being rash?
  8. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Good to hear of an experience from Hesse! My application is likely also in Darmstadt, and I submitted end of June. I am American, so not in the same boat. Still, helpful. I haven't yet heard from them, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the documentation I submitted was enough.   Congrats.
  9. Why isn't Lower Saxony actually lower?

    Well, that has more to do with south Saxons, west Saxons (Wessex), middle Saxons and east Saxons (Essex) I think.   I wonder if there was a nosex...
  10. Do cheap houses have any caveats?

    Well, the OP might not be buying directly. Some students have parents who will buy property for them to live in/share with others.
  11. Thinking of buying an iPad

    It seems I can pay with PayPal for GuterKauf. That gives me protection if it's a scam, right?
  12. Thinking of buying an iPad

    Apparently they can get you for a suitcase full of new clothes too if they're over the allowance. My colleague used to buy tons for his kid when he went to the US because of the exchange rate, but he declared them (6 suitcases for 3 people can attract customs' eyes, apparently). I would never have thought to declare clothes. Maybe he was just cautious. I don't know.
  13. Thinking of buying an iPad

    Hmm. Maybe you're right about these shops being a bit fishy.   The issue with getting it in the US is that I know a person who was caught a couple years after by customs for not having proof of having paid duty on his Mac, and I just spoke to someone at work whose friend was nabbed for the same thing with an iPhone. Both in Frankfurt. It seems they especially go after Apple products. Just a bit worried about that, even though we've bought an iPad and iPhone from the US before and we've been fine with it so far. Plus, the 2 year warranty seems like a nice perk.   The mini 4 is about $330 in the US too, refurbished from Apple. Might end up getting that.   Anyway, the reason we want a mini is because we use the iPad mostly to Facetime with the grandparents, and we often have to hold it while following a two-year old. The mini 4 is a third of the weight of the iPad 4 we have (.65 lbs vs 1.5 lbs), and the regular new iPad is about a pound. The smaller size would also be nicer to hold
  14. Thinking of buying an iPad

    I'm looking for an iPad Mini 4. Would you buy from these sites? The prices are quite good. The other option is to get it in the US next month, but I don't want to deal with any customs issues...   Plus, don't we get a 2-year warranty in Germany?   https://www.onedigitals.de/products/apple-ipad-mini-4-128gb-wi-fi-gold?gclid=Cj0KCQjwgIPOBRDnARIsAHA1X3RZbq_Ybh4VFHzEGnW58qmFcob4fe8bIrNIAq3DE_yIVXe2U29jl90aAsq8EALw_wcB   https://www.guterkauf.com.de/de_DE/product/apple-ipad-mini-4-wifi-128gb-mk9g2-spacegrau.html?matchtype=&adposition=1o1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgIPOBRDnARIsAHA1X3Q6DGQSDs5YOt4CXfDCwp04ojpr2CstrFy8OfSnpZqQBnUBkoqqKFYaAisiEALw_wcB
  15. Ryanair cancel 40-50 flights per day

      Flight attendants don't sit for the entire flight - you sure she wasn't a perk you paid for in the myriad options offered when you buy your flight?