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45 posts, 17:41 yesterday
You're right; I didn't word my post correctly. I would apply for the student visa then have to get permission to take the integration course. Hopefully I can start one before our 90 days run out.
31 posts, 16:56 yesterday
Sorry everyone for my many posts in the last few day i am really alone here , and i dont have any friends or anyone to discuss these things with ,... beside my german is not good to understand the…
3 posts, 15:17 yesterday
Hello 2B, thank you for the helpful and quick response! The thing is my mom has done her courses here so she doesn't know where and with whom should I talk to in order to check if the diploma I…
13 posts, 10:43 yesterday
Ruth was very considerate and thorough when explaining matters of Germany insurance to me. She treated me like a person, not simply like a client, and I really appreciated that. I highly recommend…
7 posts, 09:44 yesterday
According to this site you should have the same number days off as a full-time worker. I would also assume that if you only have a 6 month contract the Probezeit would be shorter, as robinson100…
2 posts, 19 February
Hi Matt, I know its been a while since you posted this. But if you're still in the area I'd be up for some outside climbing on weekends. Mid week is a bit difficult as I live in Düsseldorf now,…
1 posts, 19 February
What would you like to improve or change in Stuttgart? What would you like included or deleted from the 2017 budget? Post suggestions for the Buergerhaushalt 2017 here.
1 posts, 19 February
What would you like to improve or change in Stuttgart? What would you like to be included or excluded in the 2017 budget? Post suggestions for the Buergerhaushalt 2017 here.
1 posts, 19 February
Can anyone recommend a hairdresser in Stuttgart? I am looking in particular for a dry cut for curly hair. I'd really appreciate a hairdresser who actually knows about curly hair because my hair…
1 posts, 19 February
Hello everyone, I am an October 2017 bride...with a beautiful vintage satin dress---and the arms don't fit (damn 'bat wings.') Therefore will need to buy new satin and have new arms tailored on…
5 posts, 19 February
Those boarding houses also tend to run hotel prices (60-90 Euro per night). Ferienwohnungen-style rentals are technically illegal in Heidelberg since Dec 28th last year, not that that seems to be…
5 posts, 19 February
You might not be aware of it, but there is a lack of spots, all over Germany. I don't have the actual numbers for Duesseldorf but last year they were short of 1.500 spots. So it's rather not a…
7 posts, 19 February
Hi there! So I know this is a very very very old conversation, but I moved to Holzkirchen a year ago and was told recently that there is an english stammtisch here in Hoki. Was wondering if anyone…
5 posts, 19 February
Hi all and thanks for your replies! Jeremy, do you know when and where is the Stammtisch organized? And good to know about the english group at the Evangelische Kirche in Haid. Will definitely look…
7 posts, 19 February
Hi MNP I know this is off topic but could you give some advice on how you set your company in Germany that is registered in the U.K. Do you deal with UK customers. I am considering setttjng up a…
7 posts, 19 February
*sigh* Then change your profile. Use "edit profile". And when you are at it: Fill in your real nationality. Your profile states "Jordan", you claim to be from Egypt: "Zentrale Fachstelle…
3 posts, 18 February
Hi Chooks Thank you for responding. I tried looking for a class but it looks like those offered by the local university only commence in April and private tutorials are a bit expensive. I would…
11 posts, 18 February
It's good that you have a nice mixture of nationalities going. I was at one of these things with the company I worked for back in the early 2000's, and we got the question "when did The Waltons first…
15 posts, 18 February
Very sorry about this, but I f0cked up our reservation for Lichtblick, and they are - atypically - completely full. We're meeting at Sophies Brauhaus instead, near Rotebühlplatz, just opposite…
67 posts, 17 February
ERFURT has a German-American Stammtisch on Wednesdays at Louisiana Restaurant on Futterstrasse. English Stammtisch! vdac.de/clubs/d-a-gesell... facebook.com/deutsch-ame...
1 posts, 17 February
When I was first on this site years ago, THURINGIA was listed. Now I see that it has disappeared. Granted there are not that many expats here, but I think it warrants a mention as a Bundesland in…
3 posts, 17 February
I'm older than you all (guessing) and have a family, but let me know if you don't mind me joining. I'm also relatively new (since August, was in Berlin before that) and it would be nice to make some…
1 posts, 17 February
Cologne based Australian Football Club - Rheinland Lions would like to encourage anyone inter... in sports & social activities to join us this Sunday 19th Feb or (sundays in general) @ innerer…
11 posts, 17 February
Why are you assuming she will be AT? I think Atrag is right and that she'll be between 10 - 12. @Anikha I'd highly recommend reading up on the collective agreements:…
2 posts, 17 February
Good evening all i am immigrant i am in Stuttgart from 8 months i need a legal advise for ( unterhaltsvorschusskasse... ) if can for free and english as i still get money from jobcenter and in…
5 posts, 16 February
Hi Biso, I am sorry for this situation, but I think you need a reality check. It's a reality that it is difficult to find an apartment in Stuttgart - it requires a long search - even for native…
20 posts, 16 February
It has nothing to do with Kindergeld, but rather with support payments to which your child was entitled while you weren't in the country. If your wife was receiving welfare (ALG II aka Hart IV)…
1 posts, 15 February
PechaKucha Night #8 will be happening again at Franz Mehlhose Kulture Cafe. We have a great lineup of presenters that will be sharing their passion, their projects, their ideas. Admission is free,…
1 posts, 15 February
I am currently looking at places to live and have found a couple on German websites but they're asking for a Schufa and most will not meet without me sending one first. The reason why i would rather…
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