medk

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  1. I have been working here in Germany for almost three years under a blue card, and away from my family and friend for almost 8 years (of which 4 years in the UK). Now I'm planning to take a time off and leaving Germany for one year (for a country outside the EU) and spend as much time as possible with family and friends, then probably come back and continue working/living here. I discussed this with my employer, and he said that he is open to the idea of me working remotely for one year.    I read that the blue card can be maintained 12 months after leaving, and probably the same settlement permit (PR) received from a blue card (please correct if I'm wrong). I would like to get your opinion about the feasibility of my plans, would it be possible to spend a year outside Germany then come back? What should I keep in mind while planning this, would it be possible to not continue paying my health insurance, broadcast fees, taxes, rent ... while being away? and would it be better to opt for a PR or would renewing my blue card be more suitable for my plans? should I de-register? would it help to come spend a couple of days every now and then during this one year? Side note: Although my plans are for next year, I'm also thinking about start selling my furniture starting from now, as I read it is very hard to sell used furniture in Germany and people chose to give it away instead. I plan to rent a new place after coming back. Any advice about this would also be appreciated.
  2. Thank you all for your valuable advices. 
  3. Yes, it's from installing the scaffolding.
  4. I have the same question as you do. I went yesterday to my room and that's what found. But yes, it's from installing the scaffolding. I have a bigger picture that I will compress and post it here.  
  5. There are construction going on outside my building. A company is changing the windows of the entire building. I checked my bedroom yesterday and I found that they made some damages in the outside wall of the room. I took some pictures and I sent an email to the company I'm renting the flat from. They did not respond yet, but is this everything I need to do? I don't want to be held reliable for this when I checkout in the future.
  6. How to respond to Mahnbescheid

    I already signed the cease-and-desist letter as part of the first warning, now I'm in Mahnbescheid stage.   It says here https://www.toytowngermany.com/wiki/Reminders,_court_orders,_writs in '2.2 that I need send the law firm or collection agency proof of payment and request written confirmation of payment. Before transferring this amount of money, I wanted to confirm whether this is enough.   PS. I'm not admitting any guilt, I just don't have the resource and the language to fight back. I also want to buy my peace of mind. 
  7. How to respond to Mahnbescheid

    I got a lawyer when I received the first letter. But now after receiving the Mahnbescheid, the lawyer is asking for extra 250 euros. I feel I am wasting my money fighting this case. I prefer pay the expensive amount I received in the Mahnbescheid and forget about the problem once and for all.    So paying is not enough, I need also to send "strafbewehrte Unterlassungserklärung" as well? Do you know from I can get it? how about the Widerspruch, should I send it as well?
  8. How to respond to Mahnbescheid

    thanks for the link, but I searched through many threads in this website, but could not find an answer for these two particular questions.
  9. How to respond to Mahnbescheid

    I received a Mahnbescheid from Waldorf Frommer, for an accusation of file sharing that they claim it happened two years ago.   This Mahnbescheid consists of two Widerspruch forms, one gray and the other one pink (one with the address of the responsible court and one without). The pink one says "Schadenersatz au Unfall/Vorfall" and the gray one says a different (higher) amount under "gesamtsumme".   If I decide to pay, what amount I should pay pay, the "gesamtsumme" in the gray page or the one in the "Schadenersatz au Unfall/Vorfall" in the pink page. And it says here I need to send payment evidence to Waldorf Frommer, but how about the Widerspruch, which box I should tick?   And If I decide to object, will there be a period of negotiation? or do we go to court right after the receipt of the opposition?
  10. I went to the center and I asked in person, and they told me I need a recognition for my divorce.    I contacted the office responsible for these recognitions, and they told me I need to legalize my papers in the embassy of Germany in my country. I went to the website of the embassy and checked the requirements to legalize a document there. They requires many documents and pre-legalizations before they can legalize a document (a long process). They also require  "Nachweis des Bezugs zum deutschen Rechtsbereich" (Proof of reference to the German legal area), which is a letter that shows the German authority are asking for this legalization:     So, I contacted the center to either provide me with this letter so I can start with this long process, or check again if my divorce is a home-state divorce and that I don't need any recognition, like the website of the ministry of foreign affairs states: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/service/konsularinfo/internationales-scheidungsrecht (Heimatstaat-Entscheidung) But they said I have to contact the juristic bureau. So I did, but they again told me that they cannot provide me with anything before an application is submitted (and I cannot submit an application without the legalized documents) and they cannot check whether I need a recognition or not, and that their job is to review applications (not to check whether I need one), and that I need to contact the center.   So I don't know what to do now!
  11. I came here in Germany 3 years ago, and brought my ex-wife a year after my arrival as a visa-dependent. We got divorced last month, and now I'm trying to inform the immigration office that I'm no longer married. I've been told by an employee in the immigration office that I would need a legal recognition for my divorce, but made some research online I found that if both parties (husband and wife) have the same sole nationality, and the divorce was carried out in their country, no recognition is needed. https://southafrica.diplo.de/sa-en/sa-consular/sa-divorce/2191694 (Possible Exception) https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/konsularisches/eheschliessung-node#content_4 (Decisions taken by the parties' state of origin)   I thought maybe the employee did not know that we fall into this category, so I would like to confirm if a recognition is really needed before going through this lengthy process.