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What rights does workers in Germany have?

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As an employee in Germany you have a number of basic rights, including the right to paid holidays, the right to receive wages during periods of illness and on public holidays and the right to [...]

Where can I get settlement help in Germany?

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There are a number of counselling services available for all practical matters related to living in Germany, use the search engine provided by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees to find help for [...]

What will I learn in a German integration course?

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There are general and special integration courses. General integration courses are for all foreign nationals, regardless of age and/or gender. Special integration courses are offered for young adults, women, parents and people with literacy issues [...]

General Questions

What is a residence permit and do I need one?

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If you wish to stay in Germany for a longer period of time you will need a residence permit. They are issued for specific purposes of stay - for example employment, studies or family reunification. [...]

Short Term Visas

Schengen visa requirements and application procedure

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Application form: Schengen Visa or the electronic application system The visa fee varies but is normally €60, €35 for children between the ages of 6 and 12 and nationals with visa facilitation agreements. Moreover the [...]

Work Visas & Permits

What applies to cross-border commuters?

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You can apply for a permission to continue working in Germany as a cross-border commuters, if you lived in Germany and moved to a neighbouring EU member state or Switzerland.

Student Visas & Permits

How long is a student residence permit valid and can I renew it?

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A student residence permit is valid for at least one year and for a maximum of two years. The permit can be extended if the course of study has not yet been completed but can [...]

Family Reunification

How and where can I apply for family reunification?

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Fee: €60 for adults and €30 for minors You must apply for family reunification at the German embassy or consulate in your home country prior to entering Germany and only if your relative in Germany [...]

Arrival & Settlement

What rights does workers in Germany have?

settembre 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

As an employee in Germany you have a number of basic rights, including the right to paid holidays, the right to receive wages during periods of illness and on public holidays and the right to [...]