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About RPC

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality Indian
  • Hometown Kerala
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Photography, Traveling
  1. Rules regarding shift of apartment

      It is RPC. As far as I know, the choice of what is the main residence would be for you to decide. I believe, based on your plans, the main residence for both of you would be in Köln and München will be your secondary residence. This should be possible. For the details of whose name should be on contracts etc. you are better off talking to a tax consultant. Or post in the finance forum but make sure that your query is clear and to the point. Take a look at the archives. This might have been covered already.
  2. Rules regarding shift of apartment

      If you have more questions, split into specific topic and post in the relevant forum (finance, legal etc.). You will get responses from a wider audience.   Cheers, RPC
  3. DHL 7 day hold

    I do not know how well this would work for packets from outside EU but if you have an account with DHL ( https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/kundenkonto/registrierung.html ) and you address the packages to a pick up point (Packstation, Affiliate stores or Post offices), you will get notifications and up to date tracking using the Paket application. I find it very useful and almost always have packages delivered to the nearest Packstation. I signed up in 2016 and it was a bit difficult with a non-German passport. I do not know if things have improved.
  4. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    Getflix has been working for us for a long time, over 2 years. It works for iPlayer, Netflix etc on Samsung smart TVs and Android boxes used to run Kodi.
  5.   Unfortunately, it is street parking only and can be a bit difficult at times. I usually drop my wife off in front of the practise and then hunt for a spot. I usually find one within 100m. The good thing is that there is a lift. So, no need to climb stairs.
  6. Sozialversicherungsausweis

    You should be able to get a replacement applying through here:  https://www.eservice-drv.de/SelfServiceWeb/ We recently got the statements through the same portal in a few days. So, it works.
  7.   Thanks a lot for the recommendation. I will pass it on to her.   All the best to you!
  8. My wife and I moved to Germany this February. My wife has been having chronic back pain for a few years now. She also has a shoulder pain that has worsened in the last few months. Over time, many doctors have given us various diagnoses with the most recent being probable fibromyalgia. For the last few weeks her pain has worsened and we finally managed to get an appointment with an orthopedic. So we went to see the doctor on Friday and when she tells him she has two painful problems - the back and the shoulder, he bluntly tells us that today he will look at one problem area!!! Her shoulder has been hurting as much as her back with the pain radiating all the way to her wrist but well he does not want to hear about it at all.   He has recommended acupuncture and a therapy/fitness regimen to be taken up after talking to TK and opting for one of their recommended centers.   Is this how it works here? She has already been through multiple rounds of physical therapy, cortisone shots, chiropractic sessions etc. but he seemed to be in such a hurry he just took a few minutes looking at an old MRI and some reports, told us it is a muscoloskeletal disorder and gave us the above recommendation. He did not spend any time asking her about her pain or trying to understand her situation. My wife also has thyroid problems and insulin resistance. The doctor did not spend any time understanding these or asked any follow up questions. We have been to hospitals in the US, Singapore and our country India but this is the first time we are coming across an experience such as this at a clinic. It was as if he was going through an assembly line of patients and just couldn't wait to finish one and get on with the next.   This experience has left my wife devastated, she is in a lot of pain and sleepless nights due to the pain have added to her woes. She came out of the clinic almost bursting out in tears, we were very hopeful that a first world country like Germany would have better options that would finally help diagnose her problem and treat it suitably and humanely.   Anyone have any ideas about how to work with the German healthcare system to find a good doctor for this situation? We were using the search provided by KVWL. An important thing is to find a doctor who speaks and understands English. The problems are complicated enough that basic English knowledge on the part of the doctor is not enough. Any advice at all on how to handle the existing doctor would also be very helpful. We are in Bochum, NRW.