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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...
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...
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...