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About bhs_jjk

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  • Location Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1989
  1. Hi dear community!    I currently have an MA in linguistics and my thesis advisor has encouraged me to stay on as a PhD student and help me get funding. However, as interested as I am in sociolinguistics, I am very much interested in getting some kind of accreditation in Computational Linguistics and combining the two interests. As I already have an MA in linguistics, it would be possible to get the MSc a little faster by transferring credits for basic linguistics courses (hopefully!). Would I be able to do a PhD and another Master's at the same time at the same university? The university simply doesn't offer a program as interdisciplinary as I would like.    Thanks!
  2. Hi Anne, I think it's after six months, but in my case it was only a little under five months consecutively and 2 weeks before that as a visit. It should be alright. 
  3. Hi guys,    Thank you very much for your thorough responses. You are all absolutely right. I was in Amman for six months doing humanitarian work, which is why I don't have a job in Germany yet but hopefully that will come shortly (or possibly a PhD). I'll get a visa based on that and wait until I'm eligible for permanent residence. I certainly do not want to be part of a criminal investigation, even if the chances are slight. And the good news: I can get a divorce sooner! 
  4. Hi guys! So, I don't believe this specific topic has been addressed before. Here goes:   After three months of marriage, my husband (a German citizen) left me at my sister's wedding. It was devastating and entirely unexpected and it's made life very difficult for the last year and a half. My Aufenthalt is, as you might imagine, now dependent on the marriage. We have not officially separated yet, as I was holding out hope that I could apply for citizenship after two years. So, my question is: Is this possible? What if we get separated after I turn in my application, will that be a problem? I have just finished an MA at a German university and am currently unemployed - what are my options for remaining in Germany if citizenship is not an option?    Here are some facts about my situation to help guide your response:   - I've lived in Berlin for five years now, going on six next month and we will have been "married" for two years in April - I speak German fluently (I have a degree in German and an MA in linguistics) - I am a US citizen  - My "husband" now lives in London where he is studying - My "husband" would be onboard with fibbing about our status, as long as it doesn't require much effort on his part   Let's ignore the whole "no dual citizenship" thing for the moment, that's a whole other can of worms. My questions are:   1. Are we at risk of facing criminal charges if our marriage is outed as a "fraud"?  2. Does the citizenship plan sound plausible?  3. What would happen if we DID file for separation after my application had been turned in?  4. If I determined that this was too risky/not workable, or that I'd just rather have a divorce sooner, on what grounds could I stay in Germany? Surely they don't just kick you out?   I understand that this is a complicated situation and I appreciate your advice! Thanks in advance!