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  1. Any transition period  only comes into force after a deal exit.   on handing in your papers you would have signed a document & recieved a piece of paper with the date you handed in documents; this is the important date not what date you get answer; so if you’ve already handed everything in, filled out & signed the documents required you are fine.
  2. Anyone recieved Einbürgerung with soley UK state pension (20yrs paid in) ?  I’ve paid voluntary contributions whilst living here, I’m self employed  & am currently going through Einbürgerung process & was looking to set up a Rurüp pension plan. However plan papers have arrived & honestly it looks like a poor investment (apart from tax benefits whilst here) if I’m not sure how long I’m staying here or if i retire here. However i get the feeling they want to see a German pension plan for Einbürgerung. anyone any experience ? 
  3. Well hopefully the door isn’t closed 👍 wow I must be doing something wrong; my rent doesn’t get paid as self employed; I was told the space you can claim for eg office work ( I’m on road rest time) was restricted to specifics , so didn’t bother.
  4. Well as they say, if you don’t ask you won’t know; however I will say Like many have said its who you get. 30th March was my 8 years in Germany, when I enquired in November (when 1st signs of possible no deal became apparent) I went & spoke with them; & they held strong on 8years ; they wouldn’t even give me a day!!!! Luckily because of April extension, I have now been able to submit application. I would say like advised above, go do all pre requirements & then go to office with papers in hand or make an appointment & tell them you have Einbürgerungs test & B1 booked, as you are committed to staying here & ask. If you can provide a valid reason why you wish to hold both eg. Elderly parents in uk that may later need assistance with care for a short period etc..etc.. you might swing it but don’t be suprised if they hold strong to the rules/cut off date but definitely go speak with them. good luck 
  5. Netto is not directly Gewinn Gewinn is what you „Gewinn“ after costs are deducted & then to come at Netto sum - tax & health insurance etc..are also deducted, then you have your netto sum.  I totally feel for you & can relate my 2018 is also significantly down compared to last 5 years due to having had to be a lot in uk last 3 months of 2018. Munich is renowned for being really strict, I’m also Munich but Landkreis. Are you Landkreis or Munich city?  I really hope you find a way.
  6. & I really hope you can get it sorted! & I’m totally with you on your sentiments!
  7. Hi if you don’t mind me asking what area or Landkreis are you? Im self employed & the same figure was mentioned to me, but I was thinking Netto income ( no no one said that) when she said 20,000€ & not gewinn, I stupidly didn’t ask further. Did they say to you definitely that it was Gewinn?  
  8. Hi, Thanks for your replies.  When I inquired about how much of a pension provision would be required to be shown, monthly on retirement, they couldn’t/wouldn’t give me a fixed sum, rather stated it’s on a case by case basis ( I’m LKr. München) but she said whilst UK pension would be taken into some account, her main interest would be on what German pension provision I have. My plan was to set up a Rurüp with perhaps a lower monthly payment, of 150-200€ per month & then at the end of each year look to pay a lump sum in. It’s just difficult to know if this is the right way to proceed or at what level to set monthly contributions at for the Rurüp plan; i.e what to they deem as acceptable.
  9. Hi,   I am currently going through the Einbürgerung process, which has been a last minute decision & only been made possible by the short Brexit delay 😅 I’m self employed & have lived here for 8 years (just!, although was here 2001-2003 also) as self employed I haven’t paid into the state Pension scheme & I was originally planning to pay the voluntarily NI uk back payments of which I have a statement for. Obviously now going for citizenship they want to see Pension provision & the advisor seemed little interested in any UK pension scheme without an added German pension pot. I had previously looked at a German Rurüp Pension scheme but had not proceeded due to being unsure if I will be in Germany for my retirement. I’m now wondering if it is advisable to back pay NI & open a Rürup & if on opening I can pay a lump sum into Rurüp , am I better to pay into both or not back pay NI & invest all into Rurüp? & what happens if I do return to the UK? Is there then any complication in paying into Rurüp from UK? If anyone has any further ideas or words of wisdom it would be gratefully recieved. Many Thanks
  10. Hi, Thanks for your reply. yes, I came to the same conclusion with NI back payments & you are right in that option stops April 5th this year but my papers were submitted prior so I am safe on that front. Just my Einbürgerung advisor was very keen to see payments into a German fund as well & being self employed Rurüp is really the only option available ( which would also satisfy them for Einbürgerung). I suspect your wife was not required to show, because if married you can declare your combined/spouses pension savings on the Einbürgerung form.
  11. Hi, I don’t seem to be able to create a new post but my question is related to this thread. I am currently going through the Einbürgerung process, which has been a last minute decision & only been made possible by the short Brexit delay 😅 I’m self employed & have lived here for 8 years (just!, although was here 2001-2003 also) as self employed I haven’t paid into the state Pension scheme & I was originally planning to pay the voluntarily NI uk back payments of which I have a statement for. Obviously now going for citizenship they want to see Pension provision & the advisor seemed little interested in any UK pension scheme without an added German pension pot. I had previously looked at a German Rurüp Pension scheme but had not proceeded due to being unsure if I will be in Germany for my retirement. I’m now wondering if it is advisable to back pay NI & open a Rürup & if on opening I can pay a lump sum into Rurüp , am I better to pay into both or not back pay NI & invest all into Rurüp? & what happens if I do return to the UK? Is there then any complication in paying into Rurüp from UK? If anyone has any further ideas or words of wisdom it would be gratefully recieved. Many Thanks