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  1. Does my choice between a 3 semester course and a 4 semester course affect my duration of stayback after studies to search for a job?

    1. If you satisfy the requirement, you can apply for a job seeking visa after your graduation. Your choice between three or four semester course should not affect the duration of your job seeking visa.

  2. hello,
    very glad to find your page as i’m 100% Hongkonger and living work aboard in Germany. First year know nothing about everything. thus by reading your article about sick leave system, health insurance are just like a light tower in a dark ocean. A quick question, is it necessary to do I have to do tax declaration? i don’t know any german yet but if hire a taxi advisor not sure if it’s worth and dun know any good one in FFM. Looking forward for your reply

    1. Hi Coco,

      Thanks a lot for reading my blog. I am glad to hear that it can help you!

      If you are working in Germany, yes you have to do tax declaration unless you are in tax class 1 and 4.
      Do you speak German? If not, it may be easier to use a tax advisor.
      Unfortunately I cannot recommend one in FFM.
      But you can ask your colleagues for recommendation there.

      I may write another post about tax in the future.
      Stay tuned and I hope it can help others who are on the same boat.


  3. I love Germany Gus because they are principled. I want to be married to a German between 48-58.
    Iam a Ugandan National aged 43

  4. My fiancee living and working in Germany was supposed to join me in France on the 17th of August for her 12 days vacation….this morning ,the 12th of August , she broke her toe ,and was given 4 to 5 weeks sick leave….of course…our vacation is ruined ,as you can imagine…my question is …when she is healed …by the end of September , is she still allowed to take that ruined vacation…?? thank you for your help

  5. Thank you for your blog, I have a plan to study in Germany, but I never learn German before. Now want to spend all of my saving to attend one year of language course and need to reach at B2. I am not sure i can do it or not. Do you have any advice basic on my situation?

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Is your question about if you can reach B2 after one year? I think it is possible to reach B2 if you study German intensively for one year in Germany. But what is your plan after reaching B2? Apply for an university in Germany? You would still need some money during your studies in Germany. Just don’t forget to budget those cost as well when you move to Germany.

  6. Hi,

    Very helpful information you provided here and appreciate the efforts you made for people like us living here in Germany as a foreigner. I’d like to suggest you write some articles regarding house/home insurance. There are so many different types of these insurances covering different damage and e.g. there is even a specific insurance for “broken glass”. It would be very grateful if you can share your knowledge about it. Thanks a lot.

      1. Thanks for your reply. The thing is you might be able to find one company offering the best deal for one certain insurance, 3 insurances from 3 companies. Will you get the best/cheaper offer if you buy all insurances (e.g. Car/house/building insurances) from one company? Have you done such assessment?

        1. No I haven’t done such assessment. My feeling is that it is better to find the best deals for different insurances from different companies. Firstly, because one insurance company may not offer all kinds of insurance. Secondly, I feel somehow better to divert my risk in different companies (in case one goes bankrupt or difficult to claim money from). Thirdly, I haven’t heard any deals from insurance company that they give you a discount if you buy different kinds of insurances. It is just my feeling and I may be wrong. In fact, I personally buy all my insurances through my finance adviser and I trusted him to find the best deal for each of these insurances. If you want, I can refer my finance adviser to you. You can ask him any questions as he can give you professional advice.

          Hope it helps!

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