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  1. Make sure that the legal situation matches the reality.


    If your partner lives with you in the bigger apartment then change the registration. If they don't move then don't change the registration.


    Either way if you are concerned, contact the person processing the visa application and ask them for advice. It's not illegal to move home during the application process but it is probably not a good idea to hide the fact from the authorities.




  2. No you misunderstood me, I meant that they won't ask you questions from the naturalisation test because that has already been asked and answered, but that if there was some 'Jargon' type question you would understand it from your prep for the naturalisation test.

    Don't stress about it, they are not trying to trip you up, they are for the most part, bored civil servants trying to get through their caseload.



  3. It's region specific, and somewhat dependent on who you get conducting your application, but I can say that my guy in Bremen was friendly and sympathetic.

    The questions he asked were clear and straightforward, and if I wasn't able to answer them he lead me in a different direction until he got an answer he could work with.

    The work of deciding if you understand how to live in Germany etc is all taken care of by the Naturalisation test.

    If you are able to pass that you should be able to answer any questions in that regard.

    Do the practice tests here and good luck.



  4. 2 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

    Does any body else finds it incredible that it takes so many days to count votes??? In Portugal it's all over within 12h, worst case!


    The population Portugal is about the same as that of North Carolina, seems like it might be reasonable for the whole of the US to take a little bit longer.

    But yes I agree it does seem to take an awfully long time.


  5. Yeah as kiplette says the level is B1 not B2 and that is quite a bit easier.

    Instead of worrying about how hard it is compared to exams you did in school years ago, why not compare it to an English B1 now.


    Take a look at an online test for B1 in English. (I won't recommend one, I just googled and did about 3 different ones easily in 10 minutes).


    I would be very surprised if you get less than C1 on it because I've seen you write here, that should give you a bit more confidence.



  6. All very well in theory Tor, but the page linked to at the start of that thread was last updated in 2012 and the forum has gone through several revisions since then. It bears no resemblance to the current process and says nothing about the limits etc.


    Edit to add that the 'main' link to the help pages ( doesn't work anymore, and over 1/2 of the wiki is completely fucked up because of a bad update during a migration.

    The combination of those things have meant that user updates to the wiki are rarely made and routinely ignored. The forum is dying and if we want the few newcomers who do arrive to stay, then we need to adapt a bit from the old TT mentality of bluntly telling them to 'search for it' and being a bit more welcoming.




  7. The language requirement for naturalisation is actually ausreichende Kenntnisse der deutschen Sprache  Or " sufficient command of the German language "

    What that exactly means is not defined in the Nationality act at all, but it is widely interpreted to mean B1 because other laws use that as an equivalence. 

    What this means in practice is that most people will need B1, but it's worth starting the process without it because they are allowed to grant you citizenship without the certificate.


    Source: Law here, english translation here:


    For reference I got my German citizenship and I don't have any formal qualification in German.