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  • Location Hamburg
  • Nationality Turkish
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  • Year of birth 1981

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  1. Auto Insurance - Transferring SF-Rabatte

      Thanks, that's amazing.
  2. Auto Insurance - Transferring SF-Rabatte

      If i sell my car, and wait several months until buying a new one, do i lose my SF Klasse? How much time do i have before losing the actual SF?
  3. Permanent residence permit (Blue Card)

      If you have the A1 certificate, and have been holding the Blue Card for 33 months, then you have no obligation to communicate in German. There is neither a further language test nor an interview. Just an application. If you are concerned that you can not communicate during the application, you can take a German speaker with you.    I don't know the situtation in Berlin, but at the Welcome Center in Hamburg (Hambutg-Mitte), all the officers speak English. That is probably why they are called "Welcome Center". They are there to welcome newcomers. Maybe there is somewhere with a similar setup in Berlin.
  4. Permanent residence permit (Blue Card)

    Hi gk24,   My answers are below, hopefully they'll be helpful;     Previous stays are counted. You could use this reference (link). BUT, AFAIK, if you made an Abmeldung after your previous stays, the time spent is reset. Then you need to make a fresh start from day 1 with the next Anmeldung.
  5. Raising children quadrilingually

      Thank you very much for sharing your experiences as a teacher. I really appreciate.   My daughter was born in Turkey and lived there until she was 3.5 years old. She is now 5.5, and only immersed to German in the last 1.5 years in Kita. Arabic, she hears from my wife, and time to time from her grandparents (on a live call). As for reading&writing, my wife met with an Arabic school teacher, who immigrated to Germany in the recent years, and says can teach reading&writing in Arabic to our daughter. That was the origin of my question regarding, whether it will have a negative effect in the school life.
  6. Blue card and education

    If i were you, I would start in August next year. By then you will have already completed 2 years as a blue card holder, and if you apply just after completing your 21 months, you will likely have received your permanent residence. Then you can do whatever you want.
  7. Raising children quadrilingually

      The languages are Turkish & Arabic. Turkish is also phonetic and have similarities with German like the Umlaute & Kasus, but Arabic is a totally different language from every aspect. 
  8. Raising children quadrilingually

    Thank you very much for all the replies.   Then we have to teach her reading&writing in languages other than German, which she will learn at school. In this case, could there be a drawback if she learns reading&writing first in one of the languages spoken at home? Does that negatively effect her progress in German, and/or other lessons in the primary school, whose teaching language will be German?
  9. Raising children quadrilingually

    Another question on the subject. Experiences are also appreciated.   For the languages that are only used at home, should reading and writing be seperately taught to the child, or as long as both languages use the same alphabet (latin), reading/writing skills come along automatically?   And what if one of the languages have a different alphabet than latin, like chinese, arabic, korean etc. ? In this case i guess, reading should definitely be taught seperately, and then the question of teaching reading in which of the languages should come first arises? Does it matter?
  10. I believe (also witnessed first hand) that day to day living standards in Germany is very much exaggerated in the eyes of the citizens of third world countries. Germany as a state is super super rich, but the living standards of the ordinary people on the street does not reflect that. We can perhaps say that the poorest of Germany does much much better than the poorest of the third world countries, but as a top earner in a third world country, coming to Germany and living an average person's life can dissapoint you.    If you are okay with living abroad several years, i would advise living in Sweden, Finland, France, Netherlands, Cyprus and a number of Eastern European countries, which allow applying for citizenship after 5 years, and then go back once you got the citizenship. Then yourself and your kids can also have better future prospects while living in a high standard in the home country.
  11. Fees for the Blue Card/Settlement Permit

    After i received the Niederlassungserlaubnis, i sent a detailed e-mail with the links in my previous post, and copies of the receipts of every payment. The answer came today.   The eligibility of the above mentioned right starts after working for 1 year, and 3 years for the non-working wife and the kid(s). That's why i will be refunded a small portion of the total payment, but it will be useful when we need to renew our residence permits either due to the expiration of the card, or the passport in the future.        
  12.   Thanks once again 2B. I believe Section 9a (1) together with Section 52 (9) 3. clarifies my confusion. So 24 months.   The EU long-term residence permit is a permanent residence title. Section 9 (1), sentences 2 and 3 shall apply accordingly. In the absence of any provisions to the contrary in this Act, the EU long-term residence permit shall be equivalent to the permanent settlement permit.   the foreigner is resident for a period of twelve consecutive months outside of the area in which the legal status of a long-term resident can be acquired; the period shall be 24 consecutive months for a foreigner who previously held an EU Blue Card and for his dependants who previously held a temporary residence permit pursuant to Sections 30, 32, 33 or 36,
  13.   But that is the normal NE, received after 5 years of stay or so. I presume NE after Blue Card should be different, because BC holders can stay abroad already 12 months, so it doesn't make sense to reduce this period after switching to a higher level residence permit.    And as i mentioned in my first post, DA-EU received after BC automatically doubles the allowed duration of stay from 12 months for BC to 24 months for DA-EU.   This regulation for NE after BC either does not exist or i can't find it. That's where i need information.
  14. How long a holder of Niederlassungserlaubnis, which was obtained after having a Blue Card, can stay abroad without pre arrangements with the Ausländerbehörde?    The allowed duration to stay outside Germany with a Blue Card is 12 months, whereas with a NE it is 6 months. I have seen section 51 of the relevant law but there is only information about Daueraufentaltstitel-EU after BC, which is 24 months, but no information about NE after BC.   Could somebody enlighten this point?
  15. überweisungsschein question

    Does anybody know how long is an Überweisungsschein valid after the reception date from the Hausarzt?