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Hello Everyone,

I have lived in West Germany and East Germany, for a total of 5 years. 3 years in the West while in the Military, and Two years in the East as a Expat(US). Several months ago my company closed our business location and I was transferred back to the US. Even though I am happy to be back in the USA, and see family, I have a dilemma!!I want to go back to Germany! My new work location is not desirable, including where I live(Too much CRIME!) I am missing Germany, mostly the East, and wish there was an opportunity for me to return. My company will not be doing any work in Germany in the near future, which is very disappointing. Would like to relocate to Germany, in which the lifestyle appeals to me as always. I would gladly like to work for a US company that would sponsor me there as an Expat, for a long period of time. Does anyone have any Ideas????????????????


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Have the same problem. I studied in Berlin and now that I’m back in New York i’m borderline miserable. I’ve been trying so hard to go back. I need to find a job or a scholarship. I don’t know how old you are but I’m applying for the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). They have it for independent research, master’s programs, bachelor’s programs, i think PhD, or teaching English!!! I have my fingers crossed ( or my “thumbs pressed”)!!

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To work there, you need a job offer from a German company. The German company has to certify—via labour union or whatever channels there—that German and EU labour could not fill the position, and that you are the only candidate who meets the unique qualifications for that position. How’s your German?

In addition, as you may know, you will be liable to pay German taxes and take German insurance (which you also pay via payroll taxes).

Considering total cost of living, and generally higher tax rates, I hope you have a unique set of skills or qualifications in high demand. Good luck.

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Pierre try to look for a company that can sponsor you to work in Germany. search over the net for a job and a company that will suit you.