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bhs_jjk posted a topic in Life in BerlinHi guys! So, I don't believe this specific topic has been addressed before. Here goes: After three months of marriage, my husband (a German citizen) left me at my sister's wedding. It was devastating and entirely unexpected and it's made life very difficult for the last year and a half. My Aufenthalt is, as you might imagine, now dependent on the marriage. We have not officially separated yet, as I was holding out hope that I could apply for citizenship after two years. So, my question is: Is this possible? What if we get separated after I turn in my application, will that be a problem? I have just finished an MA at a German university and am currently unemployed - what are my options for remaining in Germany if citizenship is not an option? Here are some facts about my situation to help guide your response: - I've lived in Berlin for five years now, going on six next month and we will have been "married" for two years in April - I speak German fluently (I have a degree in German and an MA in linguistics) - I am a US citizen - My "husband" now lives in London where he is studying - My "husband" would be onboard with fibbing about our status, as long as it doesn't require much effort on his part Let's ignore the whole "no dual citizenship" thing for the moment, that's a whole other can of worms. My questions are: 1. Are we at risk of facing criminal charges if our marriage is outed as a "fraud"? 2. Does the citizenship plan sound plausible? 3. What would happen if we DID file for separation after my application had been turned in? 4. If I determined that this was too risky/not workable, or that I'd just rather have a divorce sooner, on what grounds could I stay in Germany? Surely they don't just kick you out? I understand that this is a complicated situation and I appreciate your advice! Thanks in advance!
My girlfriend and I would like to get married. We are aware of the paper work needed already but we don't who to contact to get the process started to save time as we are already collecting the needed papers? We are both not German.
Hi, When I got married to my German Wife (back in the day), as far as my British Birth Certificate was concerned, no Appostile or Translation was required to formalise the Marriage. My Son however has an Irish Birth Certificate...when he finds his German one-to-be and submits his Certificate, will an Irish Birth Certificate require an Appostile And / Or Translation for the Marriage to be official? Anyone out there had the same scenario / experience and found the right answers?