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About kaffeemitmilch

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. Driver's License - Been in Germany since 2012.

    Since OH has full reciprocity, consider getting an OH license again if you're going to be there, and show that along with your driving record IF the record doesn't show that you exchanged it for a NY or TN license. If it does, you might be SOL...
  2. Nah, with US licenses it's dependent on which state they're from. Some have full reciprocity, some partial, and some none. Most states with the shittiest standards (like Wisconsin, Alabama, Kentucky) seem to have full reciprocity for some reason.
  3. I would think a UK license would continue to be accepted on a reciprocal basis in Germany, just because by now standards have probably been harmonized, and the process to get a UK license is probably quite robust. If they accept Alabama licenses, for which you need only be able to drive a few miles to the nearest Walmart and back, they would really have to accept UK licenses. It would be ridiculous not to.
  4. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    i.e. home?
  5. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    Well this can be appealed right? According to DW this is not final as there are still options: https://www.dw.com/en/frankfurt-must-ban-old-diesel-cars-court-rules/a-45373435   Hesse is demanding that automakers be held accountable and cars be retrofitted for screwing the public.   I don't have a diesel, but i can sympathise. Of course, the ships and airplanes are huge culprits, as you say. I didn't know they dump fuel over the Taunus!
  6. Use of Aufenthaltstitel when exiting/entering Germany?

      Ah, I wish. Blanket rule for the Germans is that dual citizenship isn't allowed. THEN, there come the endless exceptions. First, the automatic exceptions for EU citizens and those from countries that do not allow (or make it very difficult for) renunciation, and those born with multiple citizenship via descent/birth in a country with birthright citizenship. Apart from citizenship at birth, this does not apply to Americans. Then come the requested exceptions based on a number of guidelines. And for this, check out the thread: https://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/topic/366329-how-to-get-german-citizenship-and-retain-dual-us-citizenship/?page=1   Anyway, long story short is if you can prove hardship due to the loss of citizenship, you might be allowed to keep it: https://deutsch-werden.de/de/doppelstaatsangehoerigkeit-mehrstaatigkeit.
  7. Use of Aufenthaltstitel when exiting/entering Germany?

    yup you pay USD 2,350.
  8. Converting a US driver's license to a German one

    I don't know about the violations, but you might even leave out the driving record then. Your series of card licenses, if you have them all, might be enough, even if you don't have them going all the way to your first. Only offer the record if they ask, and then too, those are just basic violations and not drunk-driving charges (you might have to get it translated though, which is a hefty fee). They didn't in Frankfurt.
  9. Converting a US driver's license to a German one

    The way I see it, you can show the Germans your series of MA licenses and leave out the CA license. Does your driving record show that you switched to a CA license? If not, you can show that too, and all that would show is you have always had an MA license. I don't see any problems here.
  10. How to get German Citizenship and retain (dual) US Citizenship

    Ah ok straightforward. Good for you!
  11. How to get German Citizenship and retain (dual) US Citizenship

    Nice. Can you give us details of how they allowed it?
  12. Is the embassy breaking EU rules?

    No no national law does NOT apply to get entry for the initial three months. They can cause all these problems later when she applies for the residence card if they like, but are unlikely to do so.   Travel to Germany. You need nothing other than your passport and her residence permit to do so. Then she applies for a residence card.   Contact SOLVIT for clarification if you like: http://ec.europa.eu/solvit/
  13. Switching drivers licenses...the latest.

    You get the international driving permit here in Germany at the Bürgeramt. It's nice because here it is valid for three years.   As some people have mentioned here, go ahead and try to get a letter from the US embassy stating that your NY DL is used as ID in the US. I don't know how you request it (maybe just an email? They're quite good at responding and helping if possible), but that could work.
  14. Renunciation of Citizenship

    The rule is a Turkish citizen must renounce when becoming German. Turkey, though, gives such people a Blue Card that gives them the right to live and work in Turkey, just not vote. However, I have also heard that one can apparently just apply for a new Turkish passport when one returns to Turkey after renouncing, and no questions will be asked. This could be German hearsay, though. I don't know.
  15. Ok so I just noticed your wife is Russian so she would generally need the visa before going to Germany: https://uk.diplo.de/blob/504742/10a1c3f7903e2ee256afeaca806a9671/visa-family-spouse-eu-national-data.pdf   But, if I'm not mistaken I have heard of one or two people who've entered visa free with their EU residence card and then applied in Germany.   Do you know to which city in Germany you're moving? You might try to enter Germany without the visa for the first three months and try to apply directly. Worst case, she goes back to London for a couple of weeks to apply if they refuse.   Here's some information on Freedom of Movement: https://eumovement.wordpress.com/eu-countries/info-germany/   And here's the practical guide: https://www.sachsen.de/en/download/guide_free_movement_low.pdf   If they are difficult you can always try contacting SOLVIT: http://ec.europa.eu/solvit/