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I'd say it depends what constitutes a few years... but generally most countries are a little more lenient if people come forward on their own AND pay the back-taxes. I'd start by consulting an…
3 posts, 11:18 hrs
So it was a small and cosy meetup, due to scheduling conflicts for some and nasty winter colds for others. Lots of fun, laughter and interesting discussions though! Wishing everybody a happy rest of…
1 posts, 22 February
Hello, We are a family that will be relocating to Germany next school year— I am wondering if anyone has any experiences/advice to share regarding International School Augsburg? Ive found a lot…
2 posts, 21 February
Given Toytown's international membership structure, you might want to indicate whether you can sponsor non-EU workers for work permits/blue cards or whether potential applicants will already need the…
20 posts, 20 February
German -American Society meets every Wednesday. Global Salon meets with expats on last Sunday of the month with potluck lunch and presentation followed by discussion. Expat meetup on Friday…
63 posts, 17 February
this is typical of German men. lovers of ambiguity. When i arrived in Europe, I was told that French and Italian men never had a sense of responsibility while German men were never mentally mature to…
27 posts, 17 February
Thank you for your responses. I have considered the many issues that my daughter may face in the German public schools, thus, we are considering a move to Hamburg (or near Hamburg) instead. We are…
6 posts, 16 February
Thank you all for your input. It looks like it might be hard to impossible. We will have to change plans. I am glad I asked. I see that there is SIS in Basel so we will need to consider bilingual…
10 posts, 14 February
Private schools are mostly from 5th grade on, and usually children attend the elementary school which is closest to their home. If you want to change school, you'll need a good reason to send your…
1 posts, 13 February
Just wanted to make contact/ reach out to anyone in the city (Düsseldorf) with an interest in music... I’m a Professional musician from Manchester now living in Düsseldorf. If anyone needs…
3 posts, 13 February
Hello. Is your child interested in music? I teach music (in English) to both children and adults. It’s a great way of acquiring a language for anyone with an interest in music. Please feel free…
4 posts, 13 February
I saw the show in Berlin last night and it was fantastic. If you live in or near Düsseldorf, it's definitely worth a visit. You might remember Scott Capurro as "Aunt Jack" in Mrs. Doubtfire, btw.
2 posts, 12 February
Dear moms, the first meeting is set for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 19:30 in “Patus”, Klausenpfad 22, 69121 Heidelberg (Haltestelle Hans-Thoma-Platz). We ask that you kindly pre-register, though…
1 posts, 11 February
Hi, There was something for this in the Munich channel and I'm hoping I didn't overlook any of the older posts, but I'm new to the city and about to enroll for German classes here at the VHS.
2 posts, 10 February
I'm desperately seeking a satellite solution for my small balcony which will prevent my signal being obliterated by strong winds. I am in the Duesseldorf area and would appreciate any help that can…
15 posts, 6 February
Are you looking for part time babysitting or you want a full time child care job? Child care requires classes. Its run by the city. Babysitting at night and such would be different.
154 posts, 6 February
Hi there, There's a new English-speaking playgroup starting up in the SENFKoRN church in March: Do you fancy tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat? Bring your baby, toddler or young child (0-6…
29 posts, 6 February
Becoming a mom is one of the best experiences we can have. It's also one of the hardest. If you're struggling with anxiety, insomnia, sadness, guilt, feeling like a bad mom, now that you are not…
1,435 posts, 5 February
Sign-up list for the next DUMB, in February 2020 Suggestion for our February meetup: Either Thursday, 13 Feb or Friday, 21 Feb 2020. Please note whether you can make one or both, and which date…
4 posts, 5 February
Well, i hope your German is up to par for this... Only official list: zfu.de/suche/... That's the Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, the official accreditation agency for distance…
29 posts, 4 February
As an update to my previous post, the lady at the Führerscheinstelle called today and confirmed the office is keeping my SD driver's license and is happy to exchange it for my German license when I…
5 posts, 3 February
Same for me in Munich, I had letters prior to 31-3-19 and 31-10-19, saying they would contact me with more info. once the deal or no-deal situation was clear, but nothing new so far this year.
1 posts, 30 January
Arenalingua Learnlight is a professional provider for language courses, business language training and intercultural training with branches throughout Germany. We currently require a motivated…
1 posts, 28 January
Hello, I am moving to the Euskirchen area with my husband and 2 infant children. We are considering a house in Bad Münstereifel and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there’s any groups for…
4 posts, 28 January
You can include it into your Hausratversicherung though. Yes No and yes. Note though, that for everyday medical issues you´re expected to go to a doctor´s office, not to a hospital. If you´re…
2 posts, 27 January
Does anyone have recommendations for moving companies if we want to move from Germany to the UK? Any help is much appreciated! We don't drive, so driving a moving truck ourselves is not an option. We…
2 posts, 26 January
Hi people, Anybody English speaking? threads look completely dead as of 2020. Has everybody left?. I am afraid to forget my long invested English. 37 year old married guy who lived previously in…
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