AnitaRoxas

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  1. WG - tenant moving in giving deposit to the tenant moving out

    Also, regarding the deposit thing, I just talked to a friend who has had a lot of experience with WGs. He says it's a common practice for a tenant who's moving in to give a deposit to a tenant moving out - the old tenant deposit stays in a landlord account, so instead of landlord returning deposit to the tenant who is leaving and taking deposit from the one who is moving in, the two of them just do this between one another. As my friend also says, this is not legally okay and can result in problems, but it is a common practice according to him. Weird. 
  2. Thank you so much for your answer! And sorry that mine is late! You are right, the ABH counts the months once you've obtained the work permit! That's something we often don't take into consideration.   
  3. WG - tenant moving in giving deposit to the tenant moving out

    @Metall and @Smaug, thanks a lot for the answers guys! I took your advice and gave up that offer, also because there were some other fishy things about that room, and I didn't want to risk it. Now I have another question. I found another room in a WG in Düsseldorf where I'd be the subtenant. The main tenant made me a sublease contract and the sublease contract states that they have the permission of the owner to do this (I have no idea if they really have a permission because I haven't seen the main contract, but if they wrote so in my sublease the contract, I guess they do, and I'm safe). Now, my question is: do I need original landlord's permission/signature to do Anmeldung, or the main tenant (with whom I have contract) can also fill in Wohnungsgeberbestätigung formular? 
  4. Hello guys.  I'm thinking taking one room in a WG flat shared with two other girls. The girl who is leaving the room which I'll take told me that I should give deposit to her. According to her, when I leave the room, the new tenant who will replace me should give deposit to me. Is this legal or the usual procedure? It's a joint contract so all people are in the contract on equal rights.   Sorry if the question is basic, but I'm completely inexperienced with WG procedures. 
  5. Hello guys. I have a 18-month job seeking permit obtained after graduating from a German university. This type of visa allows me to take on any work while looking for a job that specifically fits my qualifications. Upon finding a job that is in line with my university diploma, I can apply for a work permit. My questions are: 1. Within these 18 months, do I have to report every single job I take to Ausländeramt, or only the one that should fit my qualifications?  2. If I get a job that is related to my university diploma, do I need to switch immediately to work permit or I can postpone this as long as my 18-month permit is valid? If I switch to work permit immediately, this might create difficulties with residence permit if quit or get fired, as my permit will then be tied to my employer. 18-month permit on the other side is not tied to any employer in particular. At the moment, I found a job that is related to my field but conditions are not really good. I'm willing to try, but if it proves too stressful, I'd like to quit or better yet, to switch to another job if there's a better offer in the meantime. I have the feeling this process is much easier if I stay on 18 month permit. That is, if I am allowed to stay on it in first place. Am I?  
  6. Anmeldung at friend's (owner) place - is it legal?

    That was my understanding as well based on the common sense. However, I was afraid that being registered at a friend's place and then leaving for 3-4 months might be interpreted as not actually living there - even through I plan to come back and actually live there after my trip abroad. Thank you very much for your answer! 
  7. Anmeldung at friend's (owner) place - is it legal?

    I apologize for my ignorance, but I'm not sure if I'm following. Do you mean: if I'm living and have Anmeldung at my friend's place (without contract), and I leave Germany for 4 months, and then come back and continue living at my friend's place, I'm not breaking any law? 
  8. Anmeldung at friend's (owner) place - is it legal?

    I totally get what you mean. But if remain registered at my friend's place while I'm out of the country, that's also not very legal, since I won't be physically living there during my 4 months absence. Maybe I should go to Bürgeramt, and check if that really breaks the rules. 
  9. Anmeldung at friend's (owner) place - is it legal?

    UPDATE on my situation: I asked two different officials from Auslaenderamt if my permit will expire if I am out of the country for 4 months and do Abmeldung.  One official said: "You can absolutely do this. Just be sure to return to Germany within six-month period. It's okay to deregister, it won't influence the validity of the permit as long as you're back within 6 months."  Other official said: "This is a problem, your permit might become void as deregistration may be interpreted as permanently leaving Germany, since Abmeldung certificate will state that you're moving abroad." They said it's an uncertain situation. It may happen, or it may not.   In the end, I was told to come back to Auslaenderamt after I deregister from the city, bring Abmeldung certificate and write a letter giving reasons why I need to be out of Germany and stating that my absence is only temporary, specifying when exactly I'll be back to Germany.  I hope this can prevent my permit from getting void... I'm literally losing my mind from all this. The conclusion is, my permit type (one granted after studies for purpose of job seeking) allows being out of the country for 6 months. Since I'm not physically living in Germany for that period, I'm expected to deregister. But if I deregister, I might lose the permit. Ha. 
  10. If I cancel anmeldung, do I lose my visa?

    Umm, have I accidentally done something bad to you to deserve these random acts of kindness from you? In some past life, maybe?   
  11. If I cancel anmeldung, do I lose my visa?

    I don't know what that would be...? What I have is an 18-month permit that allows graduate students to look for jobs. 
  12. Diesel Euro 4 across German cities?

    Thanks a lot for the answers guys. 
  13. If I cancel anmeldung, do I lose my visa?

    Because I keep getting conflicting information from the official organs and I'm going outright nuts because of it. I just want to make sure I do the right thing, but it's so bloody hard getting accurate information in Germany. I asked one official from Aliens office if I can deregister from the city, and he says, yes, of course I can - it won't influence my visa if I'm out of the country for less than 6 months. Two days after, I ask another official, just to be sure, and guess what - he says, if you deregister you might lose visa after all. This happens all the time in Germany, regardless of the institution. I already lost huge amounts of money because I made plans based on the wrong information I got from aliens office, university and insurance officials, and I'm not going to risk losing my visa as well. I lost bloody 3000 euros because my insurance gave me the wrong information about my rights, so I second-check everything because I had so many terrible experiences here with getting wrong information from officials that I have a phobia from it. 
  14. Hello folks! I was asked by my father who lives abroad but often travels across Europe by car to explain if you can drive Diesel Euro 4 in German cities. Since I'm a total noob when it comes to cars and don't drive myself, I would like to ask you for the latest information.  Is Diesel Euro 4 banned in entire cities, or is it only particular zones/streets? Does it apply to most major cities in Germany? Are there fines if you drive it? My father is thinking of selling his car because he thinks it'll be really problematic to use it in many European cities in the near future. Any opinions? Thanks!