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1 posts, 15:42 hrs
Hallo, I have some questions about my actual situation. Here are the main information : - I've been fired on the 29th of July the last day of my probierzeit - I suscribed to Jobcenter on…
7 posts, 08:51 hrs
Hey withers It is never a good idea to post your e-mail address, where it will remain forever, on an open forum page, unless you welcome the spam and scam mails from the folks who buy lists of…
145 posts, 07:02 hrs
I'm sure you can go to special places for good beer, but at your average restaurant/bar, the beer in Berlin is generally awful, and the selection is very limited. One of the biggest surprises about…
3 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Hi again, matthewg On the other thread you posted on several posters already advised you how you should deal with this situation legally so why don't you just follow that advice? This is a…
4 posts, 16:12 yesterday
So, you will continue to pay Health care coverage? But, maybe you have an International travel insurance? The main issue might be- if you leave the country for more than 6 months, then your visa…
2 posts, 00:24 yesterday
Offering private one-on-one swimming lessons for adults and children of all ages. Basic learn to swim through to advanced stroke correction. Friendly and motivating former professional swimmer…
4 posts, 27 August
You will get back all overpaid tax with your tax return. It does not depend on when you register, the Finanzamt's criteria for "unlimited tax liability" in Germany, which is the condition for…
458 posts, 27 August
Agree- very easy. If pastry making not your thing- buy ready made frozen pastry, roll out, or buy a pastry base. For good fillings- See Delia Smith, Jamie Oliver. Or just use whatever you have in the…
4 posts, 27 August
€2000 seems about right for this in Berlin. They will also dispose of the waste (a few hundred alone) FYI, you need both haus and city permission to combine residential property since March 2016.
13 posts, 27 August
Thanks for all the responses. I spoke with management at the hostel this afternoon. They refused to sign off on the Confirmation of Residence form. They told me the state has asked them to limit…
1 posts, 26 August
Come on board our pirate ship and enjoy the rise and fall of a lady of the night diva and her innocent pianist... We will be sailing away through songs and ballads written between 1920 and 1950,…
5 posts, 26 August
I went to the Sparkasse last week, and they told me they could not open an account for me until I had a valid permit. They told me to come back after I'd received a visa allowing me residency. I…
5 posts, 25 August
Hello, Does anybody have (up to date) recommendations for a "person with a van" service for a small move (few boxes, bit of luggage, no furniture) within Berlin at short notice? Must be reliable,…
39 posts, 25 August
I would strongly advise you to do something else. There are plenty of stories of English teachers living in abject poverty on this site. I presume that it would take a little time to establish even…
206 posts, 25 August
Thursday Drinks, Aug. 25th, 7 pm, YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 I am unable to edit the topic title... Error: Your member ID could not be determined. Could somebody could change it?
4 posts, 24 August
Please read that thread and learn about the 17,500€ Kleinunternehmer turnover limit for VAT. Income tax wise, any extra € you earn will be taxed, at your own personal marginal income tax rate.
18 posts, 22 August
I believe lisa13 is right on this point. My boyfriend writes reference letters for various companies and they're required to give you something, but they can write it in such a way that the next…
20 posts, 22 August
that's how they often do it in the US too. They use a disinfectant in the water...at least in US bars they do. I've actually found more lipstick on my "fresh" glass in the states - never had it…
14 posts, 22 August
Höffner, Pocodomäne and other mainstream chains offer really poor selections and it's not so cheap! I was also schocked the first time around. We ended up going to evil empire Ikea in the end. Have…
38 posts, 22 August
How long is a piece of string? Seriously, exploring Berlin on the bike is a great pleasure in the summer months. You can also take bikes on the S-Bahn to Potsdam or further afield on the Regio, such…
60 posts, 19 August
I've only been here 2-3 months but have lived in Wedding, Lichtenberg and funnily enough we're moving to Prenzlauerberg in 2 weeks XD I really like Lichtenberg. We're on the quieter side of the…
3 posts, 19 August
Gleisdreieck is a great park, the designers have done a fantastic job. Always get a bit confused about where exactly I am though. I think it's part of a "green route" but it is kind of a bit cut off…
2 posts, 18 August
I've recently landed in Berlin and would like to purchase a property for my family to live in. I have not worked in Berlin and have no financial history. I have shares in a foreign company from which…
9 posts, 17 August
The turnaround will not be taxed at all, the profit will be taxed. It will be taxed the same way, but since it's additional to your salary, you'll possibly pay a higher tax rate (the german tax…
20 posts, 17 August
I will sell a British car (so the right hand for driving for the left in Ireland) in Berlin in September. I notice some others for sale: john_b said: Check eBay Kleinanzeigen and do a search…
3 posts, 17 August
Like all things in Berlin, the rules are applied inconsistently. I was able to walk into the Bürgeramt on Turmstraße and get my Anmeldung same day. My flatmate didn't want to go through the landlord,…
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