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  1. Permanent residence permit (Blue Card)

    Not sure what's so blurry about that. You can get the NE regularly by working and living for 60 months, or in an accelerated way by working in a "Blue Card job" (irrespectively of whether you actually had a blue card or not) for 33/21 months.   You make a convincing argument that specifically your future income is likely to be similar to your last month, not what you had two years ago, but it's not trivial to write a rule that would not be open to abuse (e.g. what if someone applies for a job where he is only fired as underqualified at the end of the Probezeit? what if someone makes massively overtime for a few months and gets his compensation during that time inflated? what if someone works in an overhyped industry?)
  2. There is no hard rule that you need to provide a contract within 3 months. It's up to the ABH how much time they can allow the person for the job search (and in fact you should have been in contact with them!) The general guideline, however, is 3 to 6 months (e.g. it is written in the VAB ABH Berlin) so it is not likely to be a problem.    You might be required to prove that you have enough money to support yourself before the start of the new contract though.   
  3. Do subsequent Blue Cards adds up for NE?

    If you ever work within Europe again they will count, even if you are not working specifically in Germany:
  4. Also the recipients of ALG I are also entitled to the yearly vacation, e.g. if you worked from January from November without a vacation and want to start receiving ALG I and take a vacation in December, I believe that shouldn't be an issue.
  5. Of course you have a choice. If you registered as unemployed but politely explained that you will not be available to interviews (which is your right – people can't be forced to work outside of prison context), they will politely explain that they will will (as far as I know) pay for your health insurance but not give the ALG I money itself. This is what you want, right?    Out of curiosity, do you not want to receive the ALG I as a principle? If so, could you clarify what makes you uncomfortable about using the insurance that you paid into? E.g. if you had an insurance again theft and your bike was stolen would you also refuse the insurance money for the bike?   It just sounds a bit from your use of the word "dole" like you mix the ALG I (the unemployment benefits system for people who look for work that you paid every month into from your salary) and the ALG II (the system for people who don't have any money and who often are long-term unemployed, i.e. the pure social transfer).
  6. Losing Job as a non-EU National

      @uziel   This thinking – quit my job and look for something better – is something extremely atypical in Germany. It's in most cases advisable to be looking for work while you are still receiving the salary from your current job.   Note if your current job goes bankrupt and has to fire you you will get a few months of extra payment, time off to search for work and the unemployment benefits, perhaps including payment for the German courses, if your job search doesn't work out.   Of course, it's still your right to quit unilaterally, but I do recommend you ask for advice first.   Now to answer the actual questions:   1 Yes, of course you should always plan for the worst. After 3 months you will be eligible for the ALG I, shall the need arise. 2 No, they are fine with breaks between the jobs.
  7. Australian to German driver's licence conversion

      It's how the German law on Umschreibung of licenses works. I'm not a fan of this either, and unfortunately rental company can make their own rules and refuse to rent in this situation.
  8. The new contract, the termination agreement with the previous job. For the email, take a look at their website. 
  9.   So let me get this straight, they sent you a bill for a first month, you blocked the account so they couldn't take 9.99, they sent you the bill next month for 9.99 + 9.99 and you do not know how to interpret this situation and what the possible reason could be? 
  10. This is seriously such a weird story that I do not even now if it makes sense to give advice. The main thing has been repeated again and again: if you don't understand how something works, find a friend who knows.   But there are two issues where I will still give some advice:   > But there’s no way of knowing it since he won’t be back till Nov.   It's extremely uncommon for people to just leave for a long time without giving someone (relative, friend, Mieter) access to their mailbox to get letters (for most people, the mailbox would literally overflow after a couple of month of that). So if you ping your friend you can probably find some solution to get your SIM card IF it is there – see the next point.   > Mistake #4, use your own address registered with your residency permit for online purchase or receiving any kind of delivery or else risk being at fault of a potential loss. Because it’s Germany and everything has to be exact.   Correct. In addition YOUR NAME has to be on the mailbox to receive the letter. That's indeed the "German" part, as a party to a contact regarding telecommunications networks must be correctly identified. So it is quite possible that you gave your address as "c/o My Friend Street X", they sent it as "Your Name Street X" and it was returned.    If that's indeed the case you basically gave them the false address which reduces your chances for a successful lawsuit to almost nil. Just go to any O2 shop, of which there are plenty, show them your Anmeldung, ask to change the address and resend the SIM card.
  11. German citizenship after 6 years

    Well, I do suggest that the poster learns about this directly from the AHB/Einbürgerungsbehörde. But again, my anecdotal experience with NE is supported by other people from Berlin (they have the Ermessenspielraum regarding what do they accept as the proof of the language). 
  12. German citizenship after 6 years

    E.g. I have never had any official language exam with a certificate and this has never been a problem.   I did bring a certificate of completion of the C1 level at the Goethe Institute and the Einstufungstest results (that is, the C2 study level) to my NE appointment, but I had an impression that I would be fine without them as well.
  13. German citizenship after 6 years

      I have tried to research the topic before I was getting my NE and I wasn't able to find any hard rules, so in the end this will depend on the case officer. They are also free to not require any certificate at all and just check the box from their impression of how you speak, so I wouldn't worry too much.
  14.   I do not really think that we are disagreeing here. The original poster in this thread, @nelajd, mentioned he or she speaks B1 and is on skilled migrant visa, so that's why I don't expect this to be a problem for him or her.