engelchen

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  1. Do I need a translated residence permit for travel?

        The information is readily available to foreign officials, however, I do know someone who was asked a lot of questions in Zimbabwe because he still had an old sticker in his passport and not the new card.  
  2. Germany to lead the way in cervical cancer vaccine

        Panda already told you how and where to start.    
  3. Germany to lead the way in cervical cancer vaccine

        Although, it has already been said, you seem to have trouble understanding English.    YOU NEED TO GO FIRST TO THE JUGENDAMT AND THEN TO COURT.   Regular dental check ups are also important for children. If your ex has some weird phobia of modern medicine you need to get this sorted ASAP.   Assuming the JA won't help you will not get you anywhere.  
  4.       Usually, however, there are certain exceptions. For example, if the spouse earns too much (and with your joint assets this could be an issue) or if the employee is only working a few hours at a midijob and mainly self-employed.       
  5. German B1 level not enough for blood donation?

        B1 German is sufficient for only very basic communication, if you want to become a part of your local community you'd need to learn better German in order to interact with the locals. There are still many people here who grew up in the DDR and don't speak much English and there unwillingness to deal with you has to do more with your inability to communicate in their language rather than xenophobia.     
  6.         https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/sgb_5/__9.html        
  7. Australian teacher looking for work

      How well does she speak German?    Berlin currently has a shortage of primary school teachers and recently decided to give fully qualified primary school teachers the same paygrade (TV-L E 13) as high school teachers from the 2019/2020 school year. In order to teach in public schools in Berlin, teachers from Australia will need:   - 3 or 4 year bachelor's degree   +   - Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching/Master of Education    +   Certificate of Teacher Registration    +    C2 German    The Quereinsteiger rules are a little bit more complicated and positions as Quereinsteiger pay less.   https://www.berlin.de/sen/bildung/fachkraefte/einstellungen/lehrkraefte/quereinstieg/
  8. US Student Debt Repayment Assistance by Employer

      How many people do you know who managed to negotiate an annual raise of over 10% in Berlin recently? Anyone who is not a programmer in a niche market?
  9. US Student Debt Repayment Assistance by Employer

      Thank you Panda!  
  10. US Student Debt Repayment Assistance by Employer

      I honestly don't know the German tax system well enough to determine how much the German tax deduction would be worth and whether it would have been sufficiently high to make up for the higher interest rate. Whether this would be a good option for the OP would depend on his personal circumstances. 
  11. Transferring unemployment benefits, please help :(

      And will your spouse be moving with you to Spain?
  12. Transferring unemployment benefits, please help :(

      I'm really sorry to hear that. I have neither the time, energy, nor inclination to attempt to write such comprehensive and detailed posts such as yours.
  13. US Student Debt Repayment Assistance by Employer

      Try to negotiate the best salary you can get, however, keep in mind that large salary increases are not as common in Germany as what you'd be used to in the US and wages in Berlin tend to be lower than in the rest of the country (many employers have moved positions to Berlin in order to cut costs).
  14. US Student Debt Repayment Assistance by Employer

      That is probably NOT good advice; there are certain tax breaks for paying student loan debt, whereas none for consumer loans.
  15. Transferring unemployment benefits, please help :(

        Sorry 2B, but the the rules for Ortsabwesenheit are much stricter than that for Leistungsempfänger.   https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/urlaub-und-umzug