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1 posts, 21:14 yesterday
Hi, So I have applied for a resident permit card (after arriving here with type D visa) 2 weeks ago in Duesseldorf. The immigration officer says that they need two weeks to issue my card. They…
1 posts, 16:19 yesterday
I am a new mom living in Essen and my son just turned one year old. We are raising him bilingually (I am American and my husband is German) and he has a lot of exposure to German speaking kids, but I…
4 posts, 13:42 yesterday
Sounds terribly confusing. I don't know why you decided to leave Germany when you did or did you have no choice? You won't get Elterngeld either. That's a pity. I think a lawyer might cost more…
2 posts, 13:30 yesterday
- So your doctor is now only taking private insurance patients. You can continue seeing him/her. They'll just send you the bill. - Pull out the local phone book and start calling them, asking if…
16 posts, 11:34 yesterday
A document and an apostille can never be issued by the same institution. You have to obtain a document and then take/send it to the office responsible for apostilles. You can do it with your marriage…
53 posts, 09:43 yesterday
There used to be a meetup group, but I think it closed because no one wanted to moderate it. Perhaps you'll get some feedback. There's thread here for a group in Schwetzingen, which isn't too far…
1 posts, 25 April
Hi all, Can anyone suggest somewhere to get curtains from? Tried Ikea (no right size available). Tried Sconto (no pencil pleated curtains available). Tried Hoffner which has large selection but…
22 posts, 25 April
Oh man... @Wim is definitely interestED and @madmacks is too - both will check their calenders. @Vivan G OTOH is stressed out trying to finish his PhD and will definitely not be able to make it.
1 posts, 25 April
I got an invitation to a book swap this coming Saturday via the Stuttgart Expat Book Club Facebook group and thought I'd share it here: facebook.com/events/2988... It's held at Sweet Things and…
2 posts, 25 April
In the North End I know two: Rosenkranz Farhschule near Rathenauplatz and Michas Fahrschule near Nordostbahnhof who have English speaking instructors. The price seems typical but on the high end.
18 posts, 25 April
I enjoyed our last DUMB meeting too, it was really international. I know what a handbag is and I also know the difference between a handbag and a purse Looking forward to the next DUMB…
7 posts, 24 April
Hi! I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from California and I live in Freiburg. I am in the process of passing the test as a "Heilpraktikerin im Psychotherapie" to be able to officially do…
1 posts, 24 April
Join us on Tuesday, April 25 for a special edition of Standup Comedy Cologne with 3 top guest acts from the InternationalComedi... Tour - David Duff (IRELAND), Brian Jordan (USA), & Joe Eagan…
2 posts, 20 April
Hi Tasnim, Do you still live in Fuerstenfeldbruck? I moved here awhile ago, but am just now finding the time to start expanding a bit socially and am interested in meeting other english speakers.
68 posts, 19 April
Hi All, is this thread still active? My husband and I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks/month. I would like to meet up with English speaking folks, well, because I don't speak a word of…
2 posts, 19 April
Hi Xuxu, this post might be so old that it could be redundant now. It's worth reaching out. My husband and I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks/month and I don't speak a word of German.
2 posts, 19 April
Hello Irishgirliningermany, I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks or month(s) and will be looking to meet up with English speaking folks. I joined your Facebook group and wondered if that was…
6 posts, 19 April
I'd also recommend something along the lines of a man with a van / van taxi. We picked up a load of stuff from one side of town (Heidelberg) and brought it home. Cost about €40 I think. A lot less…
7 posts, 19 April
Sorry, I can't really respond to your question about tutors coming to people's homes, as I've never needed one. There are several people offering German lessons via Skype, for example this person or…
1 posts, 17 April
Hey all, relocated from America, by way of Ireland, with my Irish partner. We are learning German, but it's slow going. I work at the university. We haven't had much luck with finding things to do…
71 posts, 17 April
Are there any other English speakers still living in Augsburg on this list? My partner and I moved over from Ireland in September. We are both learning German, but it's slow going. We haven't had too…
7 posts, 17 April
I am pretty sure it has to be a 'blocked account'. I'd be realy really really really surprised if they accept a simple account statement. The alternative is you find a sponsor who is working in…
21 posts, 16 April
Threads like this make me realize I'm not built for Europe. Too much policing going around. I used to fish in North America without a license. Don't know if that was legal, but it was not a big deal.
1 posts, 16 April
Hi all, I frequent Mcfit in Völklinger St and or Neuss (but Völklinger Street is my first option). Looking for a gym buddy to join me. I visit Mcfit early in the morning around 5 am. My…
10 posts, 16 April
No, usually not (unless you actively subscribed to the "Hausarztmodell" mentioned above). But it still makes sense to get one since that way your Hausarzt will receive a report by the specialist (and…
37 posts, 15 April
Does anyone know why this stopped ? I attended a few times and had a really good time. It would be good to maybe try to get this started again possibly for Tuesday as it seems that there is some…
6 posts, 15 April
Did you consider the VHS in Erlangen? My personal experience of taking a B2 course there was very good. Our class was typically 8-10 students which I thought worked quite well. Those who…
1 posts, 15 April
Hello Everyone, I failed my driving license test 3rd time few days before, I made a mistake at right before left junction, as one bicycle rushed out at junction from blind spot, I didn't see it and…
38 posts, 14 April
Volkschule certification is valid, they are like any college in that they offer a course registered with the state and exam marking is done by state registered examiners. The certificate is then…
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