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Georgiageorge posted Moving to Biberach on the Germany forum on September 02, 2015:
Hi I am looking for some advice on areas and places to live in Biberach, I am moving in November with my husband and 1 year old from the UK. My husband will be working in Biberach and I will be looking after our little girl so I'm wanting to live close by his work and preferably in walking distance of local shops and amenities, can anyone recommend which areas I should be looking at? Also, any other advice or things to look out for when moving to the area would be much appreciated! Thanks, Georgia
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Ubahn posted Freelancer's Visa for Germany: some questions on the Germany forum on August 21, 2015:
I'm a web designer/developer planning on moving to EU with my wife this fall. I've lived in Germany, speak german, and it seems attractive. (I'm a US citizen, as is my wife) The artist/freelancer's visa in Berlin seems a good place to start. • Would my wife be able to remain with me in Berlin if I got a artist/freelancer's visa? Could she seek work of any kind or would she need to obtain her own artist/freelancer's visa? • Is the freelancer's visa option available in other cities in Germany? (I've lived in Hamburg, and there's less unemployment there I think, so that's a thought) • If I were in Berlin (or elsewhere) on a freelancer's visa and a full-time position came up, would I be able to apply to a regular work visa without leaving Germany? • I see in the requirements for the freelancer's visa that if you're over 45 you have to provide "pension insurance", but NOT if you're from the USA. But elsewhere it seems to contradict that. Anybody know the story? Thanks for any help — if you have links for me to pursue that's great too, but first-hand experiences are best.
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khoemmen2 replied to the thread English Teacher Moving to Germany on the Germany forum:
habibah initially posted:
Hello, I am an ESL English teacher with a BA, a TEFL-Diploma, and more than 6 years teaching abroad. I have done alot with accreditation, curriculum design, and teacher training. I REALLY want to move to Germany but as an American, it's difficult. I have looked at so many schools online and applied to them but so far nothing. I know that I can stay there legally for 90 days, but after that, if I don't find work, I will have to leave. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer Colognes, Frankfurt am Main or any area in between. I have started learning German, because I know it's difficult to do anything there without it. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks so much!
khoemmen2 replied on August 21, 2015 with:
No problem. Just remember GOOGLE is your best friend and with a little imagination you can usually find all there is to find online. example search: 'Teaching english at a US army base in Germany' found this http://teach.com/teachers/teaching-on-military-bases or this http://work.chron.com/teacher-positions-military-bases-8650.html Remember, that there are many international schools in Germany and you can check them all. http://www.agis-schools.org/schools/list
habibah replied on August 21, 2015 with:
Thank you so VERY much!! I have applied to them and I hope they will accept me. If you hear of anything else in Cologne, please let me know. Again, thank you so VERY much!!
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habibah posted English Teacher Moving to Germany on the Germany forum:
Hello, I am an ESL English teacher with a BA, a TEFL-Diploma, and more than 6 years teaching abroad. I have done alot with accreditation, curriculum design, and teacher training. I REALLY want to move to Germany but as an American, it's difficult. I have looked at so many schools online and applied to them but so far nothing. I know that I can stay there legally for 90 days, but after that, if I don't find work, I will have to leave. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer Colognes, Frankfurt am Main or any area in between. I have started learning German, because I know it's difficult to do anything there without it. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks so much!
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tahsid posted Citizenship on the Germany forum:
I have lived in Germany from 2004 till 2013. I want to know if I come to germany am I eligable to apply for citizenship?
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Hi, I recently moved to Germany on dependent visa and my spouse's residence permit will expire on March 2016. Now, i got a job offer (permanent position) in one of the company in Germany and since being a permanent position, i can work in the firm as long as i don't resign from the company or the company asks me to resign. My question is - As i have come to Germany on dependent visa, and my dependent / spouse's residence permit / work permit will end on March 2016, in this case, can i still continue working for German company after March 2016, even my dependent / spouse permit will expire in March 2016? Are there any options that i can continue working in Germany by saying that a permanent position to work in a company in Germany? Please provide answers to the above questions or please suggest any consultancy firm in Germany (the best you know) with whom i can discuss above and find answers. Many thanks in advance for your help .
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charliestrong replied to the thread Moving to Frankfurt :) on the Germany forum:
Kate21 initially posted:
Good Evening everyone :) I found this forum on google accidentally :) but maybe it turned out to be a good thing. We r a family of four with two girls moving to Frankfurt next month and need advice on apartment hunting. Which areas r good for living in the north west part of Frankfurt. Also what do we need to know before moving to Germany :)))) Tnx for answering Kate
charliestrong replied most recently with:
Hello kate, Here are a few websites to get an idea of whats on the market. Ebay.de - immobilienscout24 - immowelt.de Make sure you understand all the charges not normally seen in the states. Ex.-Provision ( commission paid buy BUYER). Hausgeld ( common area fees ). Also understand what utilities, if any, are included in the rent and try to get the efficiency rating of the unit. The Leistungsfahigkeit is quite commonly posted. Also polish up on your German, as no matter how hard you try everyone will practice their english on you! Good luck .....
mspreis replied most recently with:
Hi Kate, I recommend you check out toy town Germany for more advice on apartment hunting. I live in Berlin and I was advised by some folks on that forum nicely. Some say best places to look for flats for a family is Kronberg, Bad Homburg or Königstein. Of course depending whether you are ok to drive and if you want a quiet neighborhood. The other thing is, since you have two girls, healthcare can be a bit tricky in Germany. Especially concerning English-speaking doctors. I had trouble making appointments over the phone etc, and eventually I found this phone app: www.meedoc.com, And man, thank god for technology. You can treat yourself and your girls (you can chat to an english-speaking doc, chat or video) and get prescriptions to a pharmacy next door. Prices are around 30€, but they also have promotional codes sometimes. They usually post them on their download page: https://goo.gl/MZjjCC Hope my post helps! Good luck with your move! Cathy
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Rickymob posted UK Citizen opening Bank Account on the Germany forum:
I am a UK Citizen about to buy a holiday home in the Mosel river region, so will not be moving to Germany permanently . Can I open a bank account in Germany but use my UK address? What documentation would the Bank need to see? My schoolboy German is a bit rusty (to say the least), so I would be grateful for any advice! Regards
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