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Why Is France Delaying Driving Licenses For UK Nationals?

Published on Monday May 27, 2019 (08:18:22)   (221 Reads)
It will come as no surprise that the uncertainty regarding Brexit is causing significant ongoing problems for British expats abroad and UK nationals planning to travel to Europe – particularly if you’re intending to drive on the Continent. What do we know about the current situation with regard to driving in France?    more ...
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How To Get Your Marriage Certificate Recognised In Germany

Published on Monday March 25, 2019 (19:19:20)   (300 Reads)
We live in a global, connected world, where the cost of travel is significantly less than it used to be. Thanks to this, we can meet (and fall in love) with people from all over the world. In addition, the affordability of travel has led to a rise in the number of weddings abroad, a trend which shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While the idea of a wedding abroad seems exotic, will it cause any problems for you further down the line whe ...    more ...
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How To Prepare For Winter In Germany

Published on Wednesday December 12, 2018 (09:09:33)   (885 Reads)
Winter in Germany requires pragmatism, punctiliousness and preparation. All of which, luckily, are German hallmarks. In this guide, we are going to get German; that is to say, practical about winter and how to prepare for it. This includes not only preparing yourself, but also your home and car.    more ...
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Driving In Germany: A Guide For New Expats

Published on Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:09:28)   (1031 Reads)
One of the most common challenges that people face when moving to a new country is getting used to the new rules of the road. Firstly, you may have to jump through some hoops to exchange your license, which may even include retaking your test, depending on the country from which your license was issued. Secondly, paperwork aside, driving may be a little different in your new country compared to what you were used to at home.    more ...
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Dating In Deutschland: How To Find Your Perfect Partner In Germany

Published on Wednesday September 05, 2018 (13:57:13)   (1338 Reads)
Dating can be confusing no matter where you are. Now double that confusion; you’re dating in Deutschland!

So confusing is the courtship here that there is even a song about it.    more ...
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Maternity Leave In Germany: Know Your Rights

Published on Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:33:44)   (4376 Reads)
There are plenty of obstacles to navigate when becoming a parent, but starting a family as an expat in a foreign country can sometimes be that bit more overwhelming. What exactly are you entitled to in comparison to back home when it comes to maternity leave, childcare costs and other factors that revolve around family life?    more ...
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How To Gain German Citizenship For Your Child: A Guide For Expat Parents

Published on Wednesday August 08, 2018 (16:31:09)   (1044 Reads)
Between the subclauses and strange stipulations, it’s easy to get lost in the rules around German citizenship for children of expat families. The good news is that this guide will outline everything you need to know about citizenship if you have, or plan to start, an international family in Germany.    more ...
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Romance And Red Tape: A Guide For Expats Getting Married In Germany

Published on Monday June 18, 2018 (08:34:41)   (610 Reads)
Marriage: where romance meets red tape. Whether for love or visas, marriage is a subject that eventually comes up for many long-term expats in Germany.

In line with Germany’s enduring badge of baffling bureaucracy, performing the holy union here is hardly simple. This is especially true when one or both partners are not from the country. That being said, it is a well traversed path (and for many, the most direct route to a residency permit) ...    more ...
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What You Need To Know Before Retiring To Germany

Published on Friday May 11, 2018 (10:47:34)   (2584 Reads)
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm” — Aldous Huxley.

Retiring to a different country can be a way of sustaining the kind of enthusiasm Huxley was talking about; a way of ushering in a life where newness is the norm, not the anomaly.    more ...
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How To Drive In Germany: An Expat Guide

Published on Monday April 30, 2018 (09:45:51)   (1634 Reads)
Driving in Germany isn’t a cheap thrill, it’s a luxury. It won’t take long to notice that everything from cars to the roads themselves are impeccable. And it doesn’t end there; German people think of driving as an extravagant activity rather than a standard mode of transport.

Learning how to drive and getting a license in Germany is a long, expensive affair that includes 25 to 40 hours of professional driving instruction and 12 hours ...    more ...