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by dsab85
Thu May 08, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Multi-trip Schengen insurance for non-EU/US nationals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Check if you have a BUPA office in your country. They usually offer Travel Insurance that complies to Schengen requirements.

You might get a better response if you stated where you are based.
by dsab85
Wed May 07, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Moving to Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Child Benefit (Kindergeld) is currently 154 Euro a month per kid. There are no deductions, no income limits, no taxation for it. But it might take a while to get through, especially if you just moved there. But you will be able to claim it backwards to the day you took up residency in Germany. There...
by dsab85
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Jap.wife joining Italian husband in the UK, which documents?
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

You don't need to apply for EEA1, if you don't want to. That will have no effect on your wifes EEA2 application.

But it seems that the EEA2 applications are dealt with quicker if you send in the EEA and EEA2 applications together (my own experience).
by dsab85
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Residence card. waiting time ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2747

Fortunately less then 2 months in our case. Applied beginning of July and had it at the end of August. Probably because we sent EU1 and EU2 together.

So I guess, we can count ourself lucky.
by dsab85
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Visiting Germany with 4EUFam card
Replies: 34
Views: 9779

Being German myself, I am not sure why that is such a problem. Slight inconvenience...yes, but not really a problem. I much prefer having a valid Schengen Visa in my wifes passport then having to argue with the Airline Staff every time to let us board a plane to any of the Schengen States. (and that...
by dsab85
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Time duration on a Schengen Visa for E.U fam
Replies: 12
Views: 5882

Sorry to hear that.

and I thought we germans were bad. :-) In our case we just had to send the Schengen Form with our passports and the marriage certificate to the german embassy. 3 days later we had a one year multiple entry visa.

Good lcuk with the belgium embassy.
by dsab85
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Time duration on a Schengen Visa for E.U fam
Replies: 12
Views: 5882

If your wife is french I would have applied at the french embassy. I have been told by several embassies (and it also states on most embassy sites) that the spouses of EU citizens always should apply at their home embassy, no matter where within the EU they intend to travel. I know three people who ...
by dsab85
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: EU Directive (free movement of persons) & Schengen visa
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

I am aware that my wife wouldn't need a Visa ... in theory. But we still applied for a (free) multiple entry Visa from my home countries embassy. As we got issued with a 1 year visa that will do for a while. When I go on vacation the last thing I wanna do is to risk any discussions with some "not so...
by dsab85
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Marriage to German Citizen, but living abroad - Citizenship?
Replies: 10
Views: 9400

Thanks for the answers. You don't (necessarily) have to give up your other citizenship when taking on german citizenship. You can apply for an excemption, which is in fact not too difficult. AFAIK that's the case for germans who take on another citizenship and for foreigners who take on German citiz...
by dsab85
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Marriage to German Citizen, but living abroad - Citizenship?
Replies: 10
Views: 9400

Marriage to German Citizen, but living abroad - Citizenship?

Hi, I am a German Citizen married to a non-EU citizen. We are currently living outside Germany (and I have been for the last 7 years), but intend to go back at some point (at latest when we have a kid). Is it possible for my wife to acquire german citizenship (at some point in the future) based on o...
by dsab85
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: German Reisepass
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

A Reisepass usually doesn't look like a library card: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Biometrie_reisepass_deutsch.jpg/180px-Biometrie_reisepass_deutsch.jpg A personalausweis (german identity card) looks like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Must...
by dsab85
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: German Reisepass
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Hello Wanderer, a "Reisepass" is the german Passport. You you by any chance mean the "Personalausweis"? The Personalausweis is the german identity Card, and every german citizen is required to carry it with him. It is usually accepted for travelling within europe, and even some parts of North Africa...
by dsab85
Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Non EEU and EU member moving to Ireland
Replies: 52
Views: 17705

I still have Bank Account in Dublin, where my salary gets paid in. We also opened a Bank Account in NI, to which we now transfer money from the Irish Bank Account if needed. But we haven't done that for a while as we are currently living just of my wifes wages. Bank Transfer between EU countries is ...
by dsab85
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Travel to Ireland for Peruvian living in UK on EEA Family Pm
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Hello Pava, your wife will need an Irish Visa, which unfortunately takes ages to get. I doubt any airline will let her board a flight without a visa, and from time to time Irish immigration even has Immigration Controls for flights from the UK. I flew from Heathrow to Dublin a few weeks ago and had ...
by dsab85
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: UK to scrap Common Travel Area with Irl. - join Schengen?
Replies: 20
Views: 5689

UK to scrap Common Travel Area with Irl. - join Schengen?

I heard this morning on the Radio that the UK will scrap the common Travel Area arrangement with Ireland to introducte the new "E-Border" system in the UK. That means all people will need a Passport to Travel from Ireland to the UK from 2009. Do you think Ireland will join Schengen now? AFAIK the Co...
by dsab85
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Schengen visas for spouses of EU nationals
Replies: 12
Views: 4347

You should apply for the Schengen Visa with the German Embassy. We (me being german) just applied for my wifes Schengen visa at the German Embassy without mentioning where we were going and got Issued a mutiple entry Visa valid for one year. We sent it via mail and all we needed to send were the two...
by dsab85
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Solution for EU1 - please share your ideas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

AFAIK several boardmembers have already relocated to the UK and Northern Ireland. I moved with my wife to Nortern Ireland, as I was able to cut a deal with my employer that enabled me to keep my current job and to work more from home. We were not sure what to do, but now we are really glad we did it...
by dsab85
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: I got my Residence card today!
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

No, that's def. not true. My Wifes EEA FP was valid from the 1st of July 2007 to the 1st of January 2008.

We sent in the EEA1 and EEA2 on the 6th of July, straight after we sent foot into the UK, and we got the Residence Card for me and the Residence permit for my wife within less then 2 months.
by dsab85
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: EEA2-Does UK Issue Residence Cards or only stamp the Passp.?
Replies: 21
Views: 5734

EEA2-Does UK Issue Residence Cards or only stamp the Passp.?

In another Topic i saw the following: "the Residence Card is only issued to family members of EEA nationals other than nationals of the UK." I applied for EEA1 together with my wifes EEA2 application, and I received a Blue UK residence Card, but my wife only get the Residence Permit Sticker in her p...
by dsab85
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Arrived in Dublin, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 6538

First of all you should apply as soon as possible via the EU1 Form. The quicker you apply the quicker they might respond. :roll: (good joke, I know) To apply for a work permit while the EU1 application is pending your will need to find a job first. A company has to be willing to support your work pe...
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