Thursday, September 23

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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...
What’s with GME, AMC and BB, a FAQ
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What’s with GME, AMC and BB, a FAQ

The simplest answer is that its stock price has skyrocketed — by somewhere around 8,000 percent over six months. The more complex answer is that its stock has become the central game piece in a financial power struggle between a major hedge fund, Melvin Capital, and a group of amateur stock traders who yell on the internet. Mike Novogratz, an investor and former hedge fund manager, said the internet activity is the result of frustration that everyday investors are often locked out of lucrative opportunities, such as initial public stock offerings. Like many companies that are in rough shape, GameStop was the subject of what's called short selling, in which professional investors borrow shares of stock to sell and then buy back later so they can return them, which lets them pocke...
The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System: Work Visas reformed
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The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System: Work Visas reformed

From January 2021, UK is introducing a new points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Points are assigned for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and shortage occupations and visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points. The points-based system will provide simple, effective and flexible arrangements for skilled workers from around the world to come to the UK through an employer-led system. For Skilled Workers From 2021, anyone coming to the UK to work will need to demonstrate that: they have a job offer from a Home Office approved sponsorthe job offer is at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A Level and equivalent)they speak English ...