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About Billybulldog

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality English
  • Hometown West Byfleet, Surrey
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1962

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  1. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @Berlinexpatnine Frankfurt am Main, Hessen. 5 months from Document handover to acceptance. 3 weeks later official Einbuergerung.
  2. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Yes. Here in Frankfurt my lady wrote:   Sehr geehrter ... Wir bestaetigen Ihnen, dass Sie in den letzten sechs Monate Einkuenfte in Hoehe von rd TEUR ****** erzielt haben. Die Einkuenfte haben wir auf Basis der Jahreseinkuenfte von 2017 geschaetzt, da es auf Grund der von uns vorliegenden Information keine wesentlichen Veraenderungen bei der laufenden Einkuenfte gibt. Die Einkommensteuererklaerung fuer 2017 wuerde von uns erstellt. Der Einkommensteuerbescheid liegt noch nicht vor. Die von uns ermittelten Einkuenfte betragen  gemaess der Einkommensteuererklaerung 2017 TEUR ****. Fuer Fragen stehen wir gerne zu Verfuegung  MfG   Hope that helps.  
  3. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @SOS, spot on there. I think I have German tax records back to the 80s. Thought I might need them if I one day go back to England. Yes, silly me! 😂. Could be an expensive business if you can’t prove you have been paying tax somewhere. 
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  5. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Yes, same here. Amazed though at the fact people have to make appointments just to hand in documents! Luckily here in Frankfurt you just turn up and pull a number designated for „document handovers.” 
  6. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I used the App for practice. Got 100%....I had to really as otherwise my German mates would have laughed at me. It was very easy for someone brought up in Europe with a passing interest in History, “which Treaty was signed at end of WW1? Why is Willy Brandt kneeling in Warsaw? How many states are in Germany etc.” and easier than doing the Hunde Fuehrerschein  (there I really sweated)!
  7. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @Nerdbloke, Congratulations and welcome on board!  
  8. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Getting back to the monthly income story. Here in Frankfurt I gave all my stuff to my tax advisor: dividends, rental income etc. and she wrote a nice formal letter with stamp & seal confirming my monthly income. I would have thought that if I still had overseas funds (in the UK) she would have added that into the equation too. I am pretty sure this kind of “official” document carries weight with Govt. officials wherever. Surely worth a try if you are getting stones put in your path...  Also, with regard to stuff overseas I have been led to believe that you only really get put under the magnifying glass if the Authorities have reason to believe you are up to monkey business. A friend of mine whose job it is to keep us safe says they are far too understaffed for all the little stuff. Just have to watch out if you are claiming any kind of state assistance though.
  9. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Tschami, can’t you get some of your funds transferred over to Germany? Might be a good idea anyway once the UK is outside the EU...      
  10. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Citizenship Test results took 6 weeks to arrive, here in Frankfurt. Correct me if I am wrong but they all come from BAMF in Nuremberg don’t they?
  11. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @kapil354, in Hessen you would need Certificate regardless of where you come from. 
  12. How long did you wait for your Einbürgerungsurkunde?

    @lotsofballoons  Frankfurt am Main: 15 June Document handover                                 20 Aug. Request for fee payment                                 14 Nov. Citizenship confirmed                                   5 Dec. Official Einbuergerung. so it should be about a week or two I would have thought, although the process you went through is a bit different to the one I had here. Fingers crossed!
  13. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @kapil354,it depends where you are. In Hessen we had to provide the Certificate, but I think “up North” in Schleswig Holstein etc. they are a bit more relaxed. NRW is probably more like Hessen I think...
  14. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    You have to apply for the ID card once you have the Certificate. Should be done within 4 weeks they told me here in Frankfurt.
  15. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    @slammer, You hit the nail on the head there. Having been encouraged to learn foreign languages and broaden my horizons in the 70s & 80s the UK government basically disenfranchised me in 2016. I am so angry about the whole thing that if they want their Passport back they can have it! Even though my English ancestry probably stretches a lot further back than some of the morons that spread all the lies about EU membership...