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Family re-unification visa processing time

Is there anything in immigration law in Germany which enforces that a family re-unification visa process should be finished maximum in a defined interval? I am from Afghanistan and having EU Blue-Card....
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Is it legal to earn money from YouTube as a BlueCard holder in Germany?

Suppose that Bob is a non-European living in Germany and has a blue card. He doesn't have a permanent residence yet, just a blue card. He also has a freelance tax number (for software engineering). Is ...
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File hosting user agrement [closed]

I want to host a small website on my server where friends (and friends of friends) can upload files to get a link so that other can download those files again. Exactly like a filehosting service. No ...
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Can a child do a citizen's arrest?

I'm really interested to know if it's legal in London (UK) and Germany for a child, say at 13 or even aged 8, to do a citizen's arrest? On an adult, if that makes a difference.
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What do I need to do after being shipped a wrong order?

I recently ordered a book online, which is print-on-demand. On arrival I noticed that they printed the wrong book. Only the cover says the correct title of the book, but the content is completely ...
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Does Germany excercise extraterritorial jurisdiction over its citizens?

Let me describe you a hypothetical that motivates the subject question; a German citizen has been sent on an official government business overseas (let's say an ambassador outside of the EU). On this ...
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Is it allowed to work outside of EU for a long-term on Blue card

can someone (non-EU citizen) work from outside EU/Germany (on blue card)? If so, what are the rules and regulations. How long can the duration be. Any links for the law/policy would be helpful.
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Germany - Non EU Citizen with Blue Card employment looking to start Freelance on the side

I am a non EU citizen living in Germany with a Blue Card - not tied to an employer - and a Zusatzblatt that allows me to take up freelance activities. My Employer has no clauses in my contract that ...
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Do tenant need to sign damage documents after leaving their rented appartment?

when my landlord checked my room on my leaving day he claimed that my room wasn't clean (for example the mattress under the cover were dirty with black spots on them). but the thing is they were ...
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Is it necessary to explicitly disclaim warranties on "private" sales?

When people in Germany and Austria sell their own second-hand goods (used clothing, toys, bicycles, etc.) via online classified ads or auctions, they almost always include a statement explicitly ...
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Can we presents Secret recordings as proof to the police?

I recorded a call from my former roommate Who claims that I caused him to lose his deposit and he wants me to give it back (he apparently did some damage to the room we used to live in, and somehow ...
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Can I make use of intellectual property if my employer does not make use of it?

I have recently made an invention (software) at work and my employer is deliberating wether or not to file a patent. There are several pros and cons to filing a patent and it is unclear what the final ...
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How does one enact a self disclosure of crypto currency income for previous years with the Tax office in Germany? (Strafbefreiende Selbstanzeige)

Since 2017, I have been unsure of the Tax implications of crypto currency gains in Germany or how to calculate them. With the introduction of new crypto Tax software I am now confident in my Crypto ...
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Am I liable for damages if my car was pushed into another car by force?

Recently I've been the victim of a hit and run. My car was legally parked parallel to the street next to an garage entrance, another car was parked behind mine. Behind them also a garage entrance with ...
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How does one remain Tax resident in Germany if one works abroad for a year or more?

How do I maintain my Tax residency in Germany while working outside of the country of Germany for more than 183 days per year? These days may or may not be consecutive depending on the work contract, ...
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Do your gains from Crypto sold within a year in Germany raise your overall tax rate, or do they get taxed at your pre gains income tax rate?

I sold some of my crypto within the one year holding period in Germany. Crypto hodled for more than a year in Germany is tax free (neither Capital Gains or Income Tax). I am a musician and only earn ...
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Is it legal to process PII in EU of customers which are not in EU?

So I have an app that processes the PII of users and their interests, the app is south Asia based. The app doesn't support EU customers and is geo-blocked by default. I would like to process and store ...
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Is there a time after which I can leave when I can't get in the office?

Today my boss was 20 minutes late to work and he has the only key to the office. I can only go in and out after the door has been unlocked so I had to wait outside the office. While I was waiting for ...
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How long can a company take to answer my GDPR request to download my data?

In March this year I started the process to download my personal data on a website. I received a mail a month later informing me that my request will be delayed and can take up to 90 days to be ...
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Staying anonymous as a witness in Germany

Alice witnessed an altercation in a public park in which a knife was pulled, but nobody was hurt. The police were called, the offender fled the scene but stayed in the vicinity. Since Alice saw ...
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To whom does copyright of an item belong, if a computer program is used to create it, according to the Deutsches Urheberrecht?

Section 69b of the German Copyright Law "Deutsches Urheberrecht" states that: Where a computer program is created by an employee in the execution of his duties or following the instructions ...
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What are the laws for trespassing in Germany?

Bobbi, national or equivalent of Germany, after admitted to enter, refuses to leave from public (government) premises at the close of business hours despite being given due notice. What laws and ...
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"Impressumspflicht" outside Germany for individuals

This is another "Do I need an Impressum" question in a special case. I understand under German law, an impressum is required for all websites except strictly non-profit-oriented websites for ...
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Am I allowed to use the name of a railway system in advertising?

In Germany, there is the famous ICE (Intercity Express) train that everybody knows and loves. If I run ads in Germany, am I allowed to use this term in messages like Our software XYZ is the ICE of ...
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Can a fitness studio extend a cancelled contract because of lockdown?

I cancelled my contract with a fitness studio in summer 2020. The 6 month cancellation period was due to end in March 2021. In Germany, fitness studios had to close in November 20 because of Corona. ...
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Can a blue card visa holder in Germany work for 1 company and another free internship on the side?

We have a situation where we have somebody in Germany who is working for someone already, a normal job. This person is here in Germany on a Bluecard visa. Is it possible for this blue card holder to ...
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Can a school control an independent student newspaper

A friend of me has founded a student newspaper in Germany that has an acronym of the schools name in its title. Like HBS instead of Harvard Business School. Internationally there are dozens of schools ...
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Republishing public domain material from an edition that is not public domain

A certain famous philosopher from the 19th century made an arrangement of a few hundred of his notebook writings that was intended to be the outline for a book. He didn't live long enough to actually ...
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Is it illegal to claim a patent when you don't have one in the EU?

This company is claiming they are using "patented technology" https://marx-shoes.com/pages/technologie sourced from a company call "powerinsole". The only patent associated with ...
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Can the German Embassy go through your Whatsapp messages during Visa document verification process?

I am a Pakistani professional living and working in Germany under an "EU Blue Card" visa. I got married a little while back and to join me in Germany, my wife has applied for a Family ...
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Registering as a freelancer in Germany

I recently lost my job & therefore I registered myself with ArbeitAgentur for unemployment benefits. The benefits will start from the next month. I've been working for the past 4 years as regular ...
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Is a contract allowed to have illegal / unenforceable clauses?

My understand of contract law in general, is that an illegal or unenforceable clause does not render the whole contract void, but rather that specific clause is essentially stricken out, as if it did ...
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Is there some well known or established principle for this situation? Unfair jurisdictions and un-equal parties

Imagine a situation where an employer offers an employee a contract that stipulates that all disputes should be resolved by some arbitration panel in a tax haven. I don't know about America but I am ...
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Is it illegal in Germany to pretend being sentenced for committing homicide?

People often want you to tell them a story. For me this question is overreaching and I feel uncomfortable. So I was wondering to what extend it is legal to make up a story I am fine with.
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What kinds of insults would result and have resulted in someone being imprisoned in Germany?

Just read in the Wikipedia Article on Insult that you could be punished for up to one year in prison for insulting someone in Germany. What kinds of insults, assuming that they are free of false ...
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What would happen to the churches (physical buildings), works of art, etc. in case of a new schism?

In the recent past, in the opinion of some theologians, the German catholic church is close to a schism with the Catholic Church. Regardless of whether you agree or not, I'm interested in knowing what ...
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I want to be forgotten according to Art. 17 GDPR. What is the correct procedure?

English I want to send someone a letter: Dear Sir or Madam, In accordance with Art.15 GDPR, I ask you to inform me whether you are storing data about me. If you do this, I ask you (and third parties ...
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legal to use screenshots/videos from games [duplicate]

I'd like to use screenshots from video games like Minecraft or Contraption Maker in presentations. Is this legal? My reasoning pro: I've seen screenshots from other software all over the place and ...
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Moving to Germany - Einküfte/income before the move in the Steuererklärung/tax reclaim

I hope someone would help me in this matter. In 2020 I was in Poland for the first seven months, and then, since August, I'm in Germany. I have received income from employment in both countries, in ...
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What legal actions can I take against someone who discards my property?

I had an agreement with someone that they would keep my property (two suitcases and some clothing) in their apartment for some time. It's only been three days, and every day this person sends me ...
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How to make a complaint as a comsumer in Germany without going to court?

I'm not familiar with German law, but I'd like to complain about a certain international company as I was tricked by a company to pay to use a method that was shut down by the company online and many ...
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Does a landlord have the right to force me to evacuate the room I am subletting before the last day of the tenancy contract?

I am subletting a room in a university hostel from a friend who is technically my landlord. The contract ends on the 28th of February. I have been away from the country and will be back on 25/02/2021. ...
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Is there a penalty for late registration of self employed status in Germany?

I believe it is the case (please correct me if this is wrong) that if someone earns money in Germany on a self-employed basis, then they are supposed to register as self-employed with the local ...
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What law makes a Movie "Nicht Feiertagsfrei"?

Top Gun, Life of Brian and Heidi (2001) don't seem to have anything in common, but in Germany they are all declared "Nicht Feiertagsfrei" and may not be shown in a cinema on some days. Among ...
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Is PI legally allowed to require their PhD student/Post-docs to pick up their kids from school?

Assuming that I'm a PhD student/Post-doc, what kind of tasks are the principal investigator(PI) - i.e the group leader - legally allowed to ask me to perform? For example, is s/he legally allowed to ...
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Blackmailing from Germany [closed]

I don’t know from where I should start but I am from Arabic Sudan and my Ex BF who lives in Germany is blackmailing me with private photos and videos he threat that he with post all over and send it ...
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Harming third party in self defence

I recently watched a German crime series and there was the following situation: Kidnapper kidnaps several hostages Hostage A wants to break free Hostage B joins them (voluntarily) Near the exit they ...
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Working more than the yearly limit as a foreign student in Germany

As a foreign student in Germany, one has a 120-full-days or 240-part-days work limit during the year. From my personal experience so far, I have also noticed (thought might be wrong) that some laws ...
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What if I don't pay the deposit of a rental contract?

Here is the situation: I've just moved to a new flat in Germany, and my contract states that I need to pay a certain amount of deposit to my landlord. However, I really didn't like the flat from the ...
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Sell food products on Amazon in Germany as a side job [closed]

I'm from Iran and I live in Germany. I work here as a software developer. I have plans to import Saffron (Packed and ready for sale) from Iran with help of a 3rd party company and sell them on Amazon ...

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