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24 posts, 16 August
Just as an update (following a reminder from @Sir Percy B), after applying to change my UK licence (with almost all variants A-D) to a German one over six months ago, I have been told that there is…
9 posts, 15 August
Just to hijack this similar thread: does anyone know the process for getting a new eVB-Nummer when moving? I tried to fill out online forms for my insurer (HDI) and was on hold for an hour…
74 posts, 14 August
@wmlgage kudos for your vision and determination... it's indeed a huge accomplishment, impressively navigated. One question... Did you speak German before the move? Do you speak German now? Is…
11 posts, 13 August
Congratulations on your engagement! Not exactly in Frankfurt, but here's a good place to start: contact Anne-Katrin Schmülling, who runs Celebrate Life event-planning agency in Heidelberg (about an…
8 posts, 13 August
Can you share more of your experience with Montessori school in Germany? How did this work out for your son? Did you have any previous experience with Monstessori (so that's why you chose it in…
39 posts, 13 August
It's interesting reading this thread from 7 years ago and discussions about FIS/IFS, etc. We are thinking about moving to Frankfurt and have two teenage kids. Seems that FIS still has a waiting…
55 posts, 6 August
While I haven't done the exact job I posted, I take your point; in similar roles there have been some non-native speakers, but not many. I have only met the odd Dutch person in management…
9 posts, 6 August
Yeah, I'll try that. I understood they'd recommended St. Elisabeth hospital, but St. Elisabeth hospital told me only private insurance. I'll go back to the horse's mouth.
1 posts, 5 August
Hi there, Can anyone recommend a really good neurologist in Frankfurt or the surrounding areas, ideally one who specialises in MS? I'm willing to travel up to an hour if needs be. We're moving…
1 posts, 30 July
Hi, I'm an erasmus student incoming in Darmstadt from September. Do someone know about cheap hostel to stay for approximately 20 days? How can I find anyone avaible to rent a room for short…
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