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10 posts, 16:28 yesterday
I realise this is an old thread. I am need an Notary Public or Lawyer with an English stamp to provide a Confirmed Identity confirmation for the Medical council of Canada. I have emailed all the…
109 posts, 12:48 yesterday
Just read up here -unbelievable story- and would like to know the status here too. I'd be more interested in crowdfunding a legal response!! You made no photos of anyone and this is recorded…
5 posts, 5 August
Hi! We just moved to Altenholz from Berlin so, bit of a change! I'm British, my husband is German and our kids (6 and 4) are bilingual. I've had a look on Facebook to see if there's any…
41 posts, 4 August
Hi all, I don't know if this thread is still going or not, but we just moved to Altenholz and are looking for other English speakers. We're a British/German family and have two daughters who are 6…
7 posts, 4 August
Hi Dom, Thank you for the info. The bus company told him, if he looses his monats abo card then it is not replaceable. So he has to buy a new one. If we pay upwards of 100 euros and we get a…
10 posts, 4 August
Nevertheless, it is an interesting subject. It's hardly rent to buy though. It sounds like the wife's grandfather is getting the rent twice every month. Nice. Is he declaring both amounts as…
18 posts, 4 August
Jobcenters apply a socalled "Nichtprüfgrenze", which basically typically multiplies the maximum allowed square meters with the local Mietspiegel per-square-meter average price. If your apartment…
1 posts, 3 August
We moved to Dortmund from Munich last December and am wondering if there are any English speaking parents around interested in meeting up at a playground? Our daughter is almost three.
3 posts, 2 August
We also had heard shots being fired a few times near our building ( without any marriage ceremonies  ) and then finally, last month, while video recording the clouds, we heard it happening again very…
11 posts, 31 July
It doesn't matter if the viewing of the flat is conducted in German, Icelandic or Swahili, nor whether there is a blizzard, hurricane or record snowfall outside, a difference of 30 sqm is massive and…
4 posts, 30 July
If you need to hire someone, I recommend Horst Haupt in Urbar. I’ve hired him twice - very friendly guy, fair rates, and responds quickly. Was able to get him in two days after calling.
13 posts, 30 July
I noticed that, too! Would be nice if people would get back to us and simply let us know where they end up, wouldn´t it? OTOH, maybe he didn´t come over at all, what with Corona and all....
1 posts, 30 July
Hi! I moved to Dusseldorf, before I was living in Berlin; I'm a lesbian girl and I'd really like to have lesbian friends! Write me if you want to hang out, explore the area, having a coffee :).
45 posts, 28 July
2 years 6 months. Also he said it was freshly painted but it was not. Unfortunately I signed the ubergabeprotokoll when I joined in which it says it was renovated. It's 2 rooms plus kitchen
144 posts, 28 July
These rules also apply to young kids. You have no right to have your child running around playing until 2 am keeping the neighbors awake. Sorry but even parents of very young children need to take…
1 posts, 27 July
I recently moved to Chemnitz and would love to hang out and create a new circle of friends. I'm a digital marketer interested in technology and good food Anyone from Chemnitz?
35 posts, 27 July
Water is in no short supply. Bowls everywhere. This is feline choice. She does a similar balancing trick on the edge of the rain vat, which coincidentally is the home of three goldfish, one silver,…
17 posts, 25 July
@lisit : was your previous work permit tied up with the firm you were working before ? If your aim was to get ,Permanent residency, i would not have got or applied for Arbeitslos geld. If your…
29 posts, 22 July
In Germany you should never move into any apartment without doing a thorough check... complete top to bottom with at-least 2 to 3 visits, one visit - in hiding, not informing the landlord, just to…
1 posts, 20 July
Excited to be working on this new online reading & discussion course for younger English readers (16/17+). Focus for this one is Africa & cultural integration, so we're going 'current issues'…
5 posts, 19 July
Agree with Metall. Repeating- no matter how well trained a dog is, there can always be distractions. In urban areas, other dogs, children, squirrels(!), can all cause distractions. Plus danger with…
10 posts, 18 July
As far as I aware, EU-EFTA nationals who are cross-border workers can choose whether to be insured in Switzerland or in Germany. thelocal.ch/20200221/fiv... If you are a EU/EFTA national, you…
1 posts, 17 July
Hello Everyone, I am requesting your advice on the regulation of kindergarten fee in Bodensee area. My daughter was going to a kindergarten from last year and this year in March it stopped for…
1 posts, 17 July
Hi everyone! I'm moving to Potsdam in mid-August and would like to know if there's any groups where I could meet new people? I know some things are still restricted because of Covid but would be…
5 posts, 16 July
Thanks yourkeau, now I understand and having previously paid a lawyer a lot and got not a lot back I think I will inform them of my income. With regards the German plates, my situation was assessed…
6 posts, 15 July
We sent an email just saying the hole in the wall should be fixed and asking if the tiles can be replaced. It's only two rows of relatively small tiles on one wall. All they can say is no. It's not…
8 posts, 15 July
That's the thing about Germany's much lauded social safety net: all workers have to pay into it, even the lower paid ones. In many other countries (like Ireland, where I come from), the lower paid…
13 posts, 13 July
Ha, you being funny? It was a roasting hot summer day. Had 6 month with me. They also said she had smeared chalk on the shirt of the difficult guy who sat next to her. They had sat him there because…
2 posts, 13 July
Hi scyrus, Firstly, let me say that German consumer law is quite backwards - behind the times, so to speak - so the usual circumstances means that you would be obliged to pay the full amount even…
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