Thursday, February 25

Tag: germany

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 Certificate 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 hearing skills in German. Whereas, the orientation course covers the German legal system, politics, histo...
Dispose used cooking oil in the right way and avoid Fines! Germany
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Dispose used cooking oil in the right way and avoid Fines! Germany

Diwali is behind us and Christmas is around the corner. For us Indians, festivals are always a grand affair, and food plays a major role in them. I’m sure all the big Kadahis were out for the preparation of yummy, deep-fried snacks. But, how are you going to dispose the left over oil? As you know, waste separation and recycling is taken very seriously in Germany. Not adhering to the rules can invite warnings and fines too. So, ensure that you dispose used oil in the right way. The Right way forward… Absolutely do not pour it down the sink or toilet.Pour the cooled used oil into a glass container like an old jam jar or a plastic bottle. Seal it tight and put it in the trash (Restmüll).Put it in a plastic bag with enough kitty litter to soak it all up, seal the bag and put it i...
Top 7 Budget-Friendly places to buy clothes, Germany
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Top 7 Budget-Friendly places to buy clothes, Germany

If you live in Germany, or for that matter anywhere in Europe, you very well know by now, that your wardrobe goes on a change cycle every 3 months. You can't wear your summer T-shirts in the winter, can you? Children grow so fast, you can rarely use this year's clothes in the next. Buying clothes and accessories every season, can definitely burn a hole in your pocket. And so, we are always on the look out for great deals. Online shopping has taken over the world right now. A quick search on Google will give you scores of stores to choose from. However, if you prefer the old-fashioned way of hopping from store to store, here is our recommendation on "Where you can buy clothes for cheap!" Ernsting's FamilyH&MC&APrimarkWoolworthKiKTakko Fashion The first 4 on the list are ...
All about Germany’s Digital Registration on Entry (Einreiseanmeldung)
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All about Germany’s Digital Registration on Entry (Einreiseanmeldung)

From Nov 8th 2020, anyone entering Germany from a risk area in the last 10 days must register online. This is going to replace the previously used paper disembarkation cards that travelers had to fill out. This includes not only air and sea travel, but road travel as well. The German government has implemented this step, which improves the tracing of infection chains. PS: India is still on the list of risk areas. Picture Source: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de Registration The registration is done at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Details to be filled include name, address, telephone number, place of origin and destination, the time of re-entry and, in the case of air travel, the flight number. The data is encrypted, made available only to the responsible health dep...
Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India
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Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India

Many people are eagerly awaiting the reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India. Good News is that, many centres have resumed operations in most parts of India. However, their operating hours are limited and subjected to the local lock down restrictions. Below is a quick update on the Centres for European Countries that are open since September. Sl. No.CountryVisa Application CentreApplications Accepted forDate of Resumption of Operations1Netherlands South Mumbai/ HyderabadBlue carpet (seaman) and re-entry visas21 September2Netherlands Kolkata Limited category long and short stay 21 September3NetherlandsNew DelhiPassport Collection Services21 September4AustriaSouth Mumbai Student, visitor and work visa 21 September5AustriaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited long stay...
Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany
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Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany

In the wake of COVID 19, Germany has extended the entry ban beyond July 1st, 2020 for travelers from high-risk areas. And, India is one of them. However, owing to pressure from the EU and an online campaign, Germany is now granting short term visas that makes it possible for partners in long distance relationships to reunite. This is possible only -  if you and your partner have previously lived together in India or in another foreign country (need to submit scan of corresponding visa of your partner) -  or if you have already visited your partner in Germany (need to submit a scan of your previous Schengen visa and entry stamps). Currently, the German Missions visa' section in India is closed to the public applying for short term/ visit visas...