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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality South African
  • Hometown Port Elizabeth
  • Gender Female
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  1.   No problem  Your answer was very helpful and insightful though!  
  2.   Thank you for the thorough answer! This definitely helps me a lot! Appreciate it :)
  3.   Are you sure? The way I understand it, citizenship can happen within 3 years when married to a German? Found it on all official sites. 3 years in Germany, whereof married to a German for at least 2 years during this time.   
  4. Good morning,   I have been looking through TT for a while, using the search functionality, but have been unable to find the exact answer I am looking for. I moved to Germany for work, but shortly after arriving, I met a German man (now fiance). I am here on a work permit which is tied to my employer and valid for 3 years. Employed full time, unbefrisstet.   We are getting married in Denmark next month, but that doesn't have much to do with my question. My question here is: 1. Do I have to register my marriage in my home country first and change my last name before registering it in Germany? Or can I do Germany first cause home country might take longer. Then just go back to Germany to change the last name?   Next question: 2. Do I have to change anything concerning my visa? All the post I'm seeing is people coming here to get married, not coming here for work and unexpectedly finding their person here. I don't need an integration course or an A1 certificate now, right? I've been living and working here for 18 months and only speak German in my job.   3. Then, if I were to get citizenship, do I first need to get niederlassungserlaubnis before I can think about citizenship? Because the way I understand it it's 3 years of which 2 years you've been married, to get it. But I would still have a normal Aufenthaltstitel (probably valid for 5 years as it will be my second Aufenthaltstitel) at this point.   I know those are many thoughts in one post, but if anyone can help a gal out, it would be much appreciated. I love planning and already budgetting and planning my time to get my B1 certificate and all that jazz. Was just unsure about the above.   Thanks in advance.
  5. What made you laugh today?

  6. Why are you happy today?

    I got engaged on Thursday at Rock am Ring. Going to buy rings today (got back from the festival yesterday). Never been this happy before.
  7. German practice

    That's a pity.  I just keep answering in German or pretend I don't understand English. I can be just as hard-headed as the Germans.  I don't remember the last time I spoke anything other than German.
  8. German practice

      I'm not here to answer the question, as I only practise my German with native speakers. I'm just curious why you find it hard? I find it to be the best practise cause if I make a mistake, they can tell me what the correct way to say it is. People who are still learning German won't pick up on the small grammar issues.
  9. First Betriebskostenabrechnung

    Hi, I am reviving this topic in hopes that someone could assist: I have received my first Betriebskostenabrechnung for an apartment where I have moved out. The landlord kept 250€ for the Betriebskosten, since this hadn't been calculated at this point. I have proof that he kept this money and that it was towards the Betriebskosten.   Yesterday I received a letter demanding I pay 230€ (not taking into account the 250€ the landlord had kept) within 14 days.   I thoguht that the money he kept for the Betriebskosten would be used towards the Betriebskosten.   We have contacted him, but he has a history of being horrible with replies and phone calls. I don't want to get a bad Schufa because of this, but I also don't want to pay almost 500€ for a 230€ account.   Anyone with experience with things like this?
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    Need Dog Sniffer urgently! Freiburg
  11. What made you smile today?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3dsHCScxU     This super deep bass voice!
  12. What is your hobby?

    Bowling and piano. It used to be pole dancing too, and hopefully again soon.
  13. What made you laugh today?

  14. What made you laugh today?