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About SpongeOver

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  • Birthday 03/12/1991

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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality South African
  • Hometown Port Elizabeth
  • Gender Female
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  1. Thank you for the replies!  I am still a long way from getting my German citizenship, but I am that weird person who is overly organized, overly prepared, overly informed and has all the documentation to prove it!  Germany definitelly is the place for someone like me! 
  2. Good day,   Are there any South Africans who have gained German citizenship? I've been scouring the forum for months now, looking for some specific information:   In the requirements to get German citizenship, it clearly states that the applicant needs to prove that they have renounced their citizenship (if possible) In the requirements to renounce South African citizenship, it clearly states that the applicant needs to prove that they already have a new citizenship before being able to formally renounce their SA citizenship. (Not allowed to be stateless)   Seems like a bit of a chicken or the egg situation.   South Africans do automatically lose citizenship if no application was made to keep citizenship, but if Germany requires this proof before new citizenship can be given, then I am a little lost.   If there's any South Africans there who have solved this riddle, or anyone who have a similiar process to renounce citizenship, assistance (or fancy guesswork) would be greatly appreciated.   Have a nice day! Marilee
  3. From South Africa. Why are you white? (What, I'm white? When did that happen?!) Are there white people in South Africa? (Nope, none at all)
  4. Jokes

    Tom retires from the Police after 30 years.   Sick of the stress, he buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet.   After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there.   “Name's Jess, your neighbour from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night. Thought you might like to come at about 5:00 . . .”   “Great,” says Tom. After six months alone out here he was ready to meet some local folks. "Thank you.”   As Jess is leaving, he stops, “Gotta warn you. Be some drinkin'.”   “Not a problem”, says Tom. “After 30 years in the business, I can drink with the best of 'em.”   Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. “More'n likely gonna be some fightin' too.”   “Well, I get along with people. I'll be all right! I'll be there. Thanks again.”   “More'n likely be some wild sex, too.”   “Now that's really not a problem,” says Tom, warming to the idea. “I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there. By the way, should I wear something nice?” “Don't much matter. Just gonna be the two of us.”
  5. I think it comes down to a few aspects: Where you are and who you get and how their day has gone. I took a German speaker with me when I went to the Ausländerbehörde in Potsdam. I was super early and the lady saw me earlier. She was really friendly and offered to speak English to me. But I would always rather be prepared, because it really depends on the person who is helping you on the day.
  6. Tax on foreign income

    Hi,  I have read through this post and haven't found an answer to my question. Further the links take me to the forum screen and not to the posts (maybe they no longer exist due to being so old, not sure) I am a South African with a property. I do not make a profit on this property, I make a small loss. (About 17€ loss each month)   This is the only thing I have in South Africa. Everything else is German. I did have a South African income in the first 4 months of 2018, but as I understand it, South Africa doesn't get double taxed.   Please advise if I need to do a tax return. Will be looking for a lawyer for help, just wanted some advise in the meanwhile.   Marilee.
  7. What made you laugh today?

    This banned South African ad.    
  8. Do I need a translated residence permit for travel?

      Thank you! I guess I'm just nervous cause they have pre-check-in security at O.R. Tambo and I have this fear that I'll be stuck in South Africa again. 
  9. What made you laugh today?

    How Brexit Happened
  10. Good day,   I have spent the morning looking through TT, hoping this topic has been handled before and found nothing related to my question.   I am planning on visiting South Africa next year for two weeks. My aufenthaltstitel will be valid until 2021 so that is not a problem. My question is which documentation do I need to carry with me and do I need to translate it? Or will other countries accept my residence permit card without question?   I guess I am just scared they don't let me leave South Africa  That would be a nightmare!   Any experience with regards to traveling back to birth countries would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you
  11. Why are you happy today?

    I am happy because my landlord found a Nachmieter he is happy with and contracts have been signed! I move in with my boyfriend at the end of January and we can save more for holidays! (Also there's a little bit of snow at work today )
  12. What made you smile today?

    Bought myself some South African goodies for that little taste of home. They sent me a free scarf. Can't wait to share all of these things! 
  13. Online shops that sell South African products

    I ordered some goodies for myself. It's my first Christmas away from home and wanted to share some South African flavour with my new friends and loved ones here.   Not only did it come in record time, they sent me a sweet South African scarf for free! It's a bit on the pricey side, but without a doubt worth it! :)
  14. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

      We've already baked and decorated cookies together. His parents, aunt and uncle and some of his parents friends got together and we baked, decorated and drank Gin Tonic  The cookies were shared between everyone who were helping and are super yummy!   Loving this time of the year already. :)
  15. Do I wish people a happy St. Nikolaus?

       that could be fun, but I am shy speaking languages that people don't understand on command. It's like: "Do a trick!"