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  1. Congratulations to members of British in Europe on their Queens Birthday Honours OBEs for fighting for citizens rights of Britons resident across Europe.   https://www.britishineurope.org/articles/76046-honours-for-co-chairs-and-recognition-of-bie-s-work
  2. Inquiring minds - in confidence - may consult their local GUM clinic for expert advice.
  3. If you If you already have an STI you may require further sets of vaccines.   I don't think anyone should be questioning the right to privacy of medical information, or have an opinion of forcing an "outing" of unneccessary medical information. Especially when doing so, may put that person at risk of discrimination, abuse or stigma.   I think the belief that there somehow exists an "AIDS test", when only an HIV test exists, goes to show just how much disinformation (and probably stigma) exists on that topic.   Outing of medically unneccessary information into the public domain (shops / cinemas etc) is never a good idea.   https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12321/11810121/gareth-thomas-forced-to-reveal-hiv-diagnosis-having-kept-it-secret-for-years
  4. There are STI related vaccines or other personal vaccines that I'm sure most people don't want to parade about to all and sundry who don't need to know.
  5. Smartphones are prime pickpocket targets: high value, and very compact. I've lost one and had one pickpocketed since smartphones came on the market.    We don't yet know if there will be a national digital COVID impfpass *in addition to* an EU COVID digital impfpass, or if somehow combi.    If it's a combi one - it most likely will block vaccinated people from obtaining one if they can't prove an EU resident permit status. A proof (Aufenthaltsdokument-GB) which those covered by the Brexit withdrawal agreement may not have yet, since certain cities STILL aren't offering appointments to obtain them, or only started late in March / April and have been perpetually cancelling all first ever (March) sent out appointments ever since. (inzidenz must be stable under 100 for 7 days, otherwise appointments will continue to be perpetually sent out and auto cancelled)
  6. @vivanco When I went for my vaccination, I deliberately left my yellow Imfpass at home.   Why? I don't want all and sundry seeing my complete medical history of non-COVID labels already logged in the pass, in case I need to show it in a shop / restaurant / cinema / airport / train etc.   Besides any of which, it is more cumbersome for the handler you are showing it to, to endlessly flip through already filled other pages JUST to find the COVID entry amongst a sea of other vaccination type labels.   They issued me a fresh yellow Impfpass at the IZ, which ONLY contains the COVID labels.    As I'm likely to be having my yellow COVID Impfpass on my person all the time over the next year, it means if I lose it (and I probably will - I've lost keys, travel tickets, you name it in the past) I don't lose ALL my other Impf details along with it, as they are recurded in my separate "main" Impfpass.   Probably when COVID is behind us, I'll ask a doctor to transfer/merge the 2 yellow Impfpasses together.
  7. Brexit, New residence permits

      Warning - very bitter person with a shouty penchant for caps locks and bold typeface (in parallel, no less) gets even more uppity than usual.   More chips on shoulders than down at The Battered Cod on a Friday night.  
  8. Brexit, New residence permits

    The DA-EU like most other residence permits for 3rd country nationals has income requirements. Within Germany it offers automatic right of work and residence. In other EU countries, a German-issued DA-EU offers an automatic right of residence.   For DA-EU it is NOT a high income requirement, despite Engelchen insinuating you need to be part of some fantasy super rich elite to satisfy. You just need to be employed to a level you can support yourself.   In fact, the DA-EU income requirement is *considerably* lower than the EU blue card, since you just have to be earning a living - any living - and can be comparatively fairly low paid on a DA-EU. Flipping burgers is enough for a DA-EU. Flipping burgers is not enough for a blue card.   With regards to Brexit, an exception is also made as per WA for Brits in Germany (/ rest of EU) to get the Aufenthaltskarte-GB or equivalent (if they satisfy 5+ yrs residence) which Americans/Canadians etc cannot ever access.   This document should not have a minimum income requirement, although some poorly trained Beamter might initially mistakenly ask for it, until you insist that you are treated differently from other 3rd country nationals as part of the WA (just as EU27 nationals in UK should insist on being treated differently from other non-Brit in UK residents as part of the WA.  
  9. Brexit, New residence permits

      It seems Engelchen is annoyed they are proved wrong with facts.    Maybe Engelchen would like to prove how the DA-EU is for some "elite" wealthy that they wildly create fantasy suppositions over.
  10. Brexit, New residence permits

    The LTR long-term resident permit does however give a kind of "mini" freedom of movement across the EU.    https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/legal-migration/long-term-residents_en.   In Germany it is called Daueraufenthaltserlaubnis-EU. It must contain the designation "-EU".   It is NOT an ordinary Niederlassungserlaubnis.   It is NOT an ordinary Daueraufenthaltserlaubnis.   It is the pan-eu agreed long-term resident permit.
  11. Smuggling becoming a standard...

    There's no huge need to smuggle things from UK (when travel is allowed again):   1) Just travel to Ireland. You can get most brands in Ireland that you can in UK. Same for Marks & Spencer Ireland.   2) Or travel to M&S Paris - I think they are now stocking most products that were temporarily unavailable at the start of January.
  12. I have backpapier already, but it absorbs water and it's not very supple.   The stuff they use in bakeries/konditorei to protect slices of cake / erdbeerschnitte / bienestich etc - that's the kind of greaseproof paper I'm looking for. Only not in small slithers, but ideally a roll of it, or larger sheets of it
  13. Brexit, New residence permits

    Did your son get a letter last year saying "You do not need to do anything. We will contact you early next year and invite you to an appointment"?
  14. Brexit, New residence permits

    I /we have. Several times. Each time is the same - don't call us - we'll call you.
  15. Brexit, New residence permits

    Have any German cities started handing out appointments for the Aufenthaltskarte-GB yet?   Pretty much everyone I know were told by their Kommune last year that they'd automatically be allocated an appointment in the new year (early 2021).   Letter: "Sie brauchen im Moment nichts zu veranlassen. Ich komme auf Sie zu... Sie bekommen automatisch per Post eine Einladung zu einem Termin ab dem 01.01.2021..."   It's now almost April - still nothing.    For those who attended the appointment already, how did it work? Did they take your photo and fingerprints on-the-spot, or does that come later? (I presume on-the-spot)