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  1. Brexit: The fallout

      Yes, you will be part of our non-EU group.   Your brown genes will match ours.
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      If the husband has NE status she does not deal anymore with the Ausländerbehörde, except for extending permits and only until she gets her own NE status.    And even if the husband does not have NE status, she won't have any issue until she goes there to apply for a new extension, which can be in several years, and even then they would most probably give her a new permit.   Again, the only people who might have issues are the ones in families in which both partners lose their jobs and they've been here for less than 12 months.   You have zero idea about how these things work.  It is amazing, because, you know, in four and a half weeks you will be one of us.    
  3. Brexit dilemma, what to do?

    If you register in Germany you need health insurance from the day you registered.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

        When you are non-EU who is the spouse of another non-EU who is working you bring all the paperwork and you get the permit there on the spot.   So assuming the spouse loses the job while @snowingagain is in the Ausländerbehörde talking to the Beamter, she will still get her permit because no one knows yet that the spouse lost the job.   Now assume that something is wrong with the @snowingagain paperwork, so they will issue her a temporary permit and tell her to bring the missing paperwork.   If the spouse is fired after that the he will collect ALG-1 (I assume @snowingagain didn't come yesterday to the country).   They will still most probably give the permit once she brings the paperwork.   And in the worst case scenario they will continue issuing her temporary permits.   Germany do not normally deport non-EU spouses.    Everyone in the family gets to stay based on the permit of the breadwinner.   If @snowingagain's husband has been here for a while he would have NE status, so he can lose his job and collect ALG-1 and then ALG-2 and no one will be deported.    The only danger is when you just arrived to the country and you lose your job during the first 12 months.  And even then they do not deport you in the spot.    They give you time to find a new job.   If you failed to find a new job after a while then they might ask you to go home, still, they won't deport you if you leave.   So the only ones in "danger" are newcomers.    
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    There is no new territory, yet.   The immigration laws for non-EUs in Germany are super clear and very very fair.      @snowingagain ignore this nonsense and fear-mongering.    You mentioned your spouse is non-EU, you will become automatically a dependent of his if you are not working.  And this would be already the worst case scenario.
  6. Brexit: The fallout

      You never get tired of your bullshit.   Germany would not deport a non-working spouse just because he/she depends on his/her working spouse.   Could you please stop with your crap?  I know you are an attention whore, but it is too much.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    German B1 is as well a requirement for the German citizenship application.
  8. Brexit: The fallout

        They are talking about the citizenship test, not the German language test.    
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      You have a big ego.
  10. Brexit: The fallout

      Do not read them.  Or put her on ignore.  
  11. When Jared Kushner finishes his job bringing peace to the Middle East he will take care of this job, bringing and end to the OS Wars.
  12. Brexit: The fallout

        Bank transfers in Germany are not fully automated yet because of some ... "security reasons", real people are still involved in the process for I don't know what.   Even when ask about it, the banks themselves can't explain why the transfers are still so slow, they only keep taking about security.   But banks are feeling the pressure from other banking services offering more up to date technology, like PayPal and co.   They have been working in improving their transfer times and promised to release something "soon".   At least because of EU directives from 2012, if the transfer is done online it can take maximum 1 bank day and for paper transfers max 2 bank days.
  13. Is living at Potsdamer Platz that bad?

    I guess it is complicated to compile all statistics, but these 2 are probably a good start:   A bit under 18% of Berlin population receives Hartz4:   870.000 Berliners have right to social apartments (and it might increase if the right is extended to some middle class):
  14. Is living at Potsdamer Platz that bad?

      The process of renting an apartment requires lot of time and costs, so it is understandable a landlord does not want to go through it every 3 months.   Even my last rented apartment 13 years ago in Prenzlauer Berg (probably most sought district in the city at the time) had a 24 months minimum stay.   Potsdamer Platz area is not that bad, it can be actually quite OK depending on what you like.   It is just not a "Kiez" which can be your thing or not.   Different people value different things.   To me it is not valuable anymore to be surrounded by a bunch of "multikulti" hippies who totally refuse to integrate in the city and think their little world is the "Real Berlin Experience (tm)".
  15. Chimney sweep access to your house

    Still, those 4x a year look excessive.  Ours only sweeps once a year.   And actually I don't understand why ours has to come twice, once to sweep and one to read emissions.   My untrained self would assume you could do those two tasks in one visit.   It is like they want to check emissions when the crap is dirty again.