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#1 Mannequin

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:01 AM

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE(londonchinese @ Jul 9 2009, 12:54 AM) View Post

Hello Tess

I would strongly recommend that you join the Singaporean Women Abroad group and post your query there. There are several members of the group who are living in Germany who are familiar with the scenario that you have described and are qualified to answer your questions, especially the member with the nickname of "Cuddlefish", who lives in Munich with her German husband and son. The link is

http://sgwomenabroad.org/forum/index.php

and you can post your message on one of their forum discussion boards. There have been others who have asked questions along similar lines as yours, so you may wish to look through past discussions as well.

If you have a Facebook profile, the following groups may also be useful

Singaporeans in Germany
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/updates.php#...6891&ref=ts

Singaporeans in Europe
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/updates.php#...gid=25621065703

Singaporean International (world wide)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93479985772

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Dear San

Thank you so much for your help.
I will explore those links that you gave me.

Cheers

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:54 AM

Hello Tess

I would strongly recommend that you join the Singaporean Women Abroad group and post your query there. There are several members of the group who are living in Germany who are familiar with the scenario that you have described and are qualified to answer your questions, especially the member with the nickname of "Cuddlefish", who lives in Munich with her German husband and son. The link is

http://sgwomenabroad.org/forum/index.php

and you can post your message on one of their forum discussion boards. There have been others who have asked questions along similar lines as yours, so you may wish to look through past discussions as well.

If you have a Facebook profile, the following groups may also be useful

Singaporeans in Germany
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/updates.php#...6891&ref=ts

Singaporeans in Europe
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/updates.php#...gid=25621065703

Singaporean International (world wide)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93479985772

San
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:00 PM

Dear all Sisters

I'm new in this forum.

Currently, I'm working in SG and my german bf is still studying in Germany. He will be graduated next year.

We planned that end of next year, I move to his place and start my life there; but I have a lot a lot of queries...and I really need your advices....

Can somebody guide me?

I'm now learning german language in goethe institut singapur (A1.2)....and I think by the time I want to move there I can only understand the basic german.

I'm working as a customer service and only holding a diploma from Poly.....please advise if I can get a job in germany easily?

If let's say I want to marry in Germany...can I settle it in Singapore Embassy in Germany? Is it possible? or me and my bf must come back to Singapore and get it done?

May I know how many of you had converted to German citizen?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you.




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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Feb 13 2007, 08:35 PM) View Post

Hi... this is Sternchen's hubby to be. I organize right now the document stuff... From my hometown "Rathaus" I got a list with the required documents for the registration of marriage. Amongst others they want a "Meldebescheinigung des Heimatortes" (Registration card)... This document should shows in which hometown she is registered. But the IC shows the adress already.
Gerline, did you also have to bring this kind of document? Do you know where in Singapore you can get it from?

And then they need an income statement as well. Did you also have to bring that?



Hi Sternchen & would-be hubby,

Congrats on your forthcoming wedding! I too got married to a German 3 years ago in Germany. So far, you have got it right ie. to get the list from your Rathaus and then get the documents required translated in Singapore. We were actually also told by the German Embassy there that it's actually much easier to get married in Singapore than in Germany but anyway, we still did it in Germany and all went smoothly.

German language was difficult initially but after more than 3 years here now, I'm now pretty comfortable with it although by no means fluent, and definitely still not good enough to understand an entire movie in German sad.gif

Job-wise, I have no experience as I didn't even attempt to look for a job here. However, I believe that if you are in a big city, there could be opportunities with International companies.

Where will you guys be residing by the way when you move to Germany?

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:39 AM

Hi! Chanced upon your post here. Congrats! How's everything so far? Hope all's well in wedding preps! Im getting married this year too but to a norwegian instead. So hey! Do join us at www.singaporebrides.com (A meeting place for all brides) (Any brides whose HTB Husband-To-Be is Ang Mo) there are some other girls/ladies there married to germans plus all others like swedes,italian,french etc..it's a whole big family hehee..and oh there's one particular girl who is getting married soon to her german boyfriend this year. So see you around!

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hi Sternchen, congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!! My husband and I got married in Singapore last year and we also had to do a lot of running around but I guess, for us, was the other way around. I was also required to produce my bank statement as I was self-employed, but at the end, the officer at the Ausländerbehörde didn't request to see it. So, it is as Gerline said, they just want to make sure that the family income is enough to support the family. I also got my visa approved after about 2 or 3 weeks. German language is tough!! But it gets better as time passes. You are entitled to take a German course for 1 Euro per hour for a total of 600 hours. I think it is not so easy the first few months but when you understand the language , it helps a lot to feel more comfortable here. smile.gif

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Feb 13 2007, 08:35 PM) View Post

Hi... this is Sternchen's hubby to be. I organize right now the document stuff... From my hometown "Rathaus" I got a list with the required documents for the registration of marriage. Amongst others they want a "Meldebescheinigung des Heimatortes" (Registration card)... This document should shows in which hometown she is registered. But the IC shows the adress already.
Gerline, did you also have to bring this kind of document? Do you know where in Singapore you can get it from?

And then they need an income statement as well. Did you also have to bring that?


Hi ! When I married my German hubby I had to also go thru' this process as well. I remember sending my then-boyfriend translations of my IC & passport & birth certificate (must be done by a translator appointed by the German embassy). Regarding an income statement, I got my ex-company to write a simple letter certifying my job title and my monthly salary - this was not translated as the English words in this letter were simple enough for the German authorities tongue.gif .

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Feb 13 2007, 08:35 PM) View Post

Amongst others they want a "Meldebescheinigung des Heimatortes" (Registration card)... This document should shows in which hometown she is registered. But the IC shows the adress already.
Gerline, did you also have to bring this kind of document? Do you know where in Singapore you can get it from?

And then they need an income statement as well. Did you also have to bring that?


Hi Sternchen's hubby,

We did get a list too from our Rathaus on what sorts of documents i need to bring over to gemany but i was not required to produce this 'Meldebescheinigung des Heimatortes (Registration card)'. As for the income statement, as i was part timing during that period, we only produced my hubby's income statement. I think the authority just want to know if your income is sufficient to support the both of you.

According to the german embassy in singapore, different Rathaus require different documents. Some areas in germany are more stringent than the others when it comes to such things. It would help if sternchen could bring the list to the german embassy and ask how she can obtain those documents required by your Rathaus. She can call in advance to make an appointment and they should be able to advise her.

Don't worry, i was very blur at first but after talking to the german embassy, i was more clear on what to do though there is a lot of running around.

Do PM me with your email if you need more help :-)

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:35 PM

Hi... this is Sternchen's hubby to be. I organize right now the document stuff... From my hometown "Rathaus" I got a list with the required documents for the registration of marriage. Amongst others they want a "Meldebescheinigung des Heimatortes" (Registration card)... This document should shows in which hometown she is registered. But the IC shows the adress already.
Gerline, did you also have to bring this kind of document? Do you know where in Singapore you can get it from?

And then they need an income statement as well. Did you also have to bring that?



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Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:56 AM

Hi there Kung Lone....

How Long have you been away from Singapore??
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 29 2007, 06:40 AM) View Post

Just to check how long does the whole procedure take to be approved? Did you have any difficulties with the german authorities?


At first we were told it might take a month or longer to get the approval but we got it after 2 to 3 weeks. We didnt have any difficulties from the authorities as all the required documents were in place. When you are at the german embassy for the final stamp, just ask if you have everything in order. The kind chinese lady there is quite helpful so she should be able to answer your questions smile.gif

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 25 2007, 02:45 AM) View Post

hi osgs (overseas singaporeans)
Im looking for people who also get married in Germany or have a german hubby.
As I will get married this year to my german hubby I want to share your experiences.
Does somebody know which documents a singaporean needs to get married to a german?

Thanks for yuor replies....


Hi sternchen....

I'm getting married to an Austrian in Austria in 10 days. smile.gif I've just submitted my documents and they have been approved. Now we only need to sign the marriage certs.

Just wanna share in case the procedures are similar in the german-speaking countries.

They want my birth certificate and a statement from Registry of Marriage (ROM) in Sg to prove that I am single. That's called Ehefähigkeitszeugnis in German. I went to the ROM website and requested for it online. It's called Search for Marriage Records. It cost S$35 and they will send it to your house.

Then I had to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(somewhere near Botanic Gardens) to get the 2 documents (and photocopies) signed and authenticated. My mum did it for me as I have been in austria the whole time. They stamped and signed on the photocopies. After that, my mum brought the documents to the Austrian embassy to get them authenticated AGAIN.
My mum sent the documents to me and I got them translated in Austria by an official translator for court(Gerichtsdolmetscher). It wasn't THAT expensive. 100 euros for both documents. In my case, translations which are done in Singapore, are not recognised by the Austrian authorities. They want the translations to be done here. That was all. *Phew*

I guess it might be a little easier in Germany. I had much less problems getting a student visa in Germany compared to in Austria. Bureaucracy is a norm in this part of the world. I felt it was so troublesome but oh well..they have to be done. =)

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 28 2007, 11:40 PM) View Post

So Amy.... are you also married to a german guy? How is your german language coming up?

Hi sternchen,

My husband is german and we have been married almost 12 years now. I have been staying in Germany since mid 1994 and can speak the german language fluently. Since our son is now in Klasse 1 (Primary One), I help him with his homework including the german grammar and at the same time, I am improving my knowledge of the language again. wink.gif

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:55 PM

Hi Sha Soren,

Hows marriage life???
Is it tough for you to pick up a new language? How abt getting a job?

Is it tough???

Best regards

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 26 2007, 11:06 PM) View Post


Hi... Sha Soren....

Thanx... What abt you? R you married to a German too???



I'm married to a Turk and we have a little Turkish Delight. Presently residing in Istanbul, I make occasional work trips to Germany. I fell in love with Rothenburg ob der Tauber last summer, and I hope I get to go back to this charming medieval old town soon. smile.gif
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:40 AM

Thanks Gerline and Amy for the advise. Its really nice from you.

Just to check how long does the whole procedure take to be approved? Did you have any difficulties with the german authorities?

So Amy.... are you also married to a german guy? How is your german language coming up?

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:19 AM

QUOTE(gerline @ Jan 25 2007, 11:06 PM) View Post

If i dont remember wrongly, you would need your birth certificate and a statement from Registry of Marriage


by the way, sternchen, if your birth cert is the laminated kind, then you need to go to the Singapore Immigration and request for another paper copy (without lamination) as Ministry of Foriegn Affairs needs to stamp on the birth cert. They cant do that on your laminated one.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:03 AM

Hi sternchen,

What Gerline wrote is true. Get your documents translated in Singapore cos it is rather expensive here in Germany.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:41 AM

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 26 2007, 11:06 PM) View Post

What about you? How long have you been married to your German guy??

Did you manage to speak their language??? I'm still learning.... So tough.....

Hey!
I've been married since one year and I am still struggling to speak the german language. The german we learn in the school is hoch deutsch but the people in our area speak their own dialect called Schwäbish. Hence I cant follow most of their conversation unless they speak hoch deutsch. Or unless I start learning Schwäbish too.. unsure.gif

QUOTE(sternchen @ Jan 26 2007, 11:06 PM) View Post

Hey... Ladies.... Just to check... Is it tough to find a job in Germany??

As for jobs, I've just started to look around recently but still no luck... Will keep trying...
Anyways, good luck and congratulations!









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