Am I going to be deported?

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It sounds like some people here have fallen victim to a rather excessive form of bureaucratic authority worshipping.

You mean they've gone native?

(I'm giving this 2 minutes before it is modded off...)

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I wasn't going to barge in there in a tube top and hotpants, cracking my gum and screaming 'YO, BITCHEZ...can I get some service over here???...DON'T MAKE ME CALL MY EMBASSY!!' or whatever a...what was it...'Typical Lameass American' would do?

Classic. Absolutely classic. Thanks, I really needed a good laugh just then! :lol:

 

I know nothing about it but wish you the best of luck - I'd be sad if your humour disappeared from TT!

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Astrid Jane,

 

I'm sorry you have to go through this, I'm sure you've learned your lesson. There was some great advice from BadDoggie that I would recommend as well. It's only a guess but I would seem to think that a deporting process is much more time consuming and costly to the Gov't if they have somebody that is willing to cooporate. Meaning... do ALL what they ask and do not make any excuses.

 

It took them 4 months to track you down so by the time they try to deport you, It will be another 4 months and probably longer since they don't know WHERE YOU LIVE!! This should get you till the end of May...your classes will probably be over by then... sorry just kiding...I couldn't resist.

 

Seriously,Good Luck!

 

Let us know what happens.

 

T

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You mean they've gone native?

(I'm giving this 2 minutes before it is modded off...)

Mwahahaha :lol:

Mod: I am a native, and i'd like to see it stay :)

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And the verdict is in!!!

 

If one registers with the AmA late one gets...(drum roll)...

 

A STERN LECTURE!

 

Yep, took care of it this morning, took me about three hours of running around and filling out various forms, sitting for a truly horrid photo, etc... (Plus aforementioned 5 minute lecture) but as of now I am no longer illegal in the BRD.

 

Cabbage, babe, don't let people on the board scare you with their gleeful prophesies of deportations, imprisonment, and electroshocks to the genitalia ..its no big deal...just go. And yeah, bring a book and enough money (10 Euro) for the Passbild (maybe 1 Euro in change) for photocopies (they asked me to run a few floors down to a copier to make copies of some of my documents) and the registration\processing fee itself (50 Euro.)

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Each case is different, dependent on the city, the exact nature of the problem, and the caseworker you're assigned to. You also left out a few details about being on a gov't-sponsored scholarship or something along those lines. In my case Herr Dohn in Regensburg had my deportation papers already filled out and ready for his signature and stamp in my rather thick file as I went through one legal Verlängerung after the next. I remember when I walked in with my then-fiancee to tell him we were engaged. It really ruined his day. He removed the papers from the file a week after we were married and resigned himself to seeing me once a year to give me my annual permits.

 

woof.

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Each case is different, blabla. You also left out a few details blabla In my case Herr Dohn in Regensburg had my deportation papers already filled out blabla..

Sounds like you're really disappointed she wasn't chained, gagged and dragged off to the secret Ausländermeldeamt prison camp on Mallorca run by Neckerman. They keep you on a diet of Bratwurst and Pils but tantamount to torture is the guards singing "viva colonia" every time the new shift staggers over from the Ballerman.

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Each case is different, dependent on the city, the exact nature of the problem, and the caseworker you're assigned to. You also left out a few details about being on a gov't-sponsored scholarship or something along those lines. In my case Herr Dohn in Regensburg had my deportation papers already filled out and ready for his signature and stamp in my rather thick file as I went through one legal Verlängerung after the next. I remember when I walked in with my then-fiancee to tell him we were engaged. It really ruined his day. He removed the papers from the file a week after we were married and resigned himself to seeing me once a year to give me my annual permits.

 

woof.

thats what happens to bad doggies...

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@ astrid Jane

Glad for you it was smooth after all...

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Sounds like you're really disappointed she wasn't chained, gagged and dragged off to the secret Ausländermeldeamt prison camp on Mallorca run by Neckerman. They keep you on a diet of Bratwurst and Pils but tantamount to torture is the guards singing "viva colonia" every time the new shift staggers over from the Ballerman.

I think they could do the 'prison thing' even cheaper by just shuffling convicts from floor to floor, waiting area to waiting area, line to line all day, every day, until the end of their sentence...with possible corporal punishment for forgetting to bring your own pen, or running out of change for the copy machine. Also, I actually took a wrong turn at one point and ended up in a dingy waiting room that was, (inexplicably) painted with huge, very bad renditions of characters from The Little Mermaid. I'm not making this up. It didn't appear to be a waiting room for children. There were the usual rows of plastic chairs, the big electric sign with ticket numbers and room assignments...and no toys of any kind. Plus it was in the part of the building reserved for driver's permits and traffic violations. I'm trying to imagine waiting endlessly for some form of agonizing bureaucratic punishment, only to be forced to stare up at Sebastian the Hermit Crab's shit-eating grin the whole time. I probably really would lose it and call my Embassy at that point...

 

'Under ze zee, Under ze zee...Musik to meeeee...'

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Glad you ain't leaving us prematurely Astrid, well done for braving the system and coming out intact! I never had any doubt! Frankfurt would definately be a lot less colourful without you! :P

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I think they could do the 'prison thing' even cheaper by just shuffling convicts from floor to floor, waiting area to waiting area, line to line all day, every day, until the end of their sentence...with possible corporal punishment for forgetting to bring your own pen, or running out of change for the copy machine. Also, I actually took a wrong turn at one point and ended up in a dingy waiting room that was, (inexplicably) painted with huge, very bad renditions of characters from The Little Mermaid. I'm not making this up. It didn't appear to be a waiting room for children. There were the usual rows of plastic chairs, the big electric sign with ticket numbers and room assignments...and no toys of any kind. Plus it was in the part of the building reserved for driver's permits and traffic violations. I'm trying to imagine waiting endlessly for some form of agonizing bureaucratic punishment, only to be forced to stare up at Sebastian the Hermit Crab's shit-eating grin the whole time. I probably really would lose it and call my Embassy at that point...

 

'Under ze zee, Under ze zee...Musik to meeeee...'

Damn, I haven't been to a leaving party for ages... :ph34r:

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Klaus von Bureaucrat was terrifying, mostly however...and I cannot stress my thanks on this score enough...because the shreik-y responses to my initial post had me half- believing that registering a month late with the AMA was, in fact, somehow going to end with me in handcuffs... despite the input of cooler heads who rightly reassured me that I was (worse-case scenario) looking at a small fine. Granted, insofar as I am a Westerner, a Doctoral student, a gov't scholarship recipient, and not a permanent transplant here (I'm only staying for the adcademic year) my treatement at the hands of German immigration is going to be quite a bit softer than that of, say, an Asylum Seeker who had made a similar error. This is not at all fair, of course, but there you are...

 

In fact the first question I asked Herr Bureaucrat was something like (in ungodly bad German) 'uuuh...Werde ich deportiert werden?' He just stared at me for a minute like I was crazy, said 'Nein,' and then cracked what actually might have been an amused smile.

 

Cabbage is probably in a similar position to me, actually, in that she is not shooting for permanent residency and is engaged in a job (Au Pair) that the Germans very much want to encourage young people to come here to do. Going all 'Singapore' all of a sudden and punishing someone who came here on a widely promoted Austausch job program (Tagesmutter, Research..) with trials, detention, armed escort onto an airplane, etc... wouldn't make much sense. Esp considering that she would be coming down to register...she'd just have done it late.

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