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Declaration of Commitment (Verpflichtserklärung), Germany
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Declaration of Commitment (Verpflichtserklärung), Germany

If family or friends from India wish to visit you in Germany, they will need a Type C Schengen Visa. Among other required documents for the visa application, Verpflichtserklärung or Declaration of Commitment will be listed. So, what exactly is this document? In order for a person to obtain a Visa, all travel costs, health insurance and accommodation must be secured and proven. If the visa applicant has sufficient financial means or own assets, this can be given as proof when applying for a visa at the German Embassy. However, if the person has insufficient funds or in some cases, the person will be staying with a host i.e. the inviter, during their visit; then the inviting party in Germany has to show a Verpflichtserklärung or Declaration of Commitment as proof of sufficient funds. Th...
Latest Guidelines for Travelling to India from Abroad
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Latest Guidelines for Travelling to India from Abroad

Oh ! There's still so much confusion on what is the exact protocol to be followed when travelling to India from abroad. Some say this and some say that! So, what exactly is the official protocol? Earlier in February this year, the Government of India has issued Guidelines for International Arrivals that replaces all earlier guidelines issued in 2020. This was done to combat the spread of the new mutant variants of COVID. So, here we are going to summarize the tasks you need to do before and during your travel to India. We'll also tell you what to expect upon arrival in India. Before going ahead, note that these are the guidelines for Entry into India. Depending on your point of origin, you may have to ensure adherence to other country specific regulations as well. Also, if you are ...
Course Content, Scoring and Tips to ace the German Integration Course
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Course Content, Scoring and Tips to ace the German Integration Course

Ok, so you have registered yourself for an Integrations Course, so, what exactly can be expected out of it ??? In short, German B1 language test (DTZ) + Orientation Course (Einbuergerungstest) = Integrations Course The Integrations course comprises of the German language course (Proficiency level B1) AND an Orientation course. The language course helps you develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in German. Whereas, the orientation course covers the German legal system, politics, history, culture, rights and societal aspects. Course Content - Language Course The language course will take you through German proficiency levels A1, A2 and B1. For each level, you will be working with 2 books 1. The course Book and 2. Intensive Trainer. I used the Linie 1 Seri...
German integration course (Integrationskurs)
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German integration course (Integrationskurs)

Have you recently moved to Germany and looking to learn the language? Feeling lost and would like to learn and adapt to your new home country? Do you intend to live in Germany long term? Then, how about getting a German citizenship faster ??? The answer to all these questions and more is doing the German integration course (Integrationskurs). What is the Integration course? In short, German B1 language test (DTZ) + Orientation Course (Einbuergerungstest) = Integrations Course The Integrations course comprises of the German language course (Proficiency level B1) AND an Orientation course. The language course helps you develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in German. Whereas, the orientation course covers the German legal system, politics, history, culture...
Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries
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Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries

Travel bans to the UK Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-designated hotels for 10 days. He also confirmed a new “enhanced testing” regime for all international travellers, with two tests required during the quarantine process from next Monday. If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. This list of countries is sometimes referred to as the ‘red list’. British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their house...
Win A Masala Chai Starter Kit & 1 Months Chai Supply !
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Win A Masala Chai Starter Kit & 1 Months Chai Supply !

Who doesn't love Tea???? The term "chai" itself is synonymous with India. So here's something for all the chai lovers out there...... " Hey! We're Amala Chai, an authentic masala chai start-up based in London. We've just released our Masala Chai Starter Kit - an all in one set to make masala chai at home. It includes; speciality tea sourced from a single estate in Assam, organic spice mix from Kerala, a sieve, and a perfect chai pan (makes 15 cups of chai). To celebrate, we're giving away one of the kits and a 1-month chai supply (30cups) to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our mailing list: https://manage.kmail-lists.com/subsc…YEhUT&g=RY2ris The winner will be announced on the 31st of March. - Good luck! Find out more at www.amalachai.com ☕...