An important deadline for car owners will expire in the new month – there will be no need to go to the citizens’ office for new identification documents. This is what citizens will face in November.
Anyone who needs a new ID or passport should be able to obtain the document more easily from November. The immigration of skilled workers from abroad will also become easier. What else will change in Germany in November – an overview.
ID card from the machine
Appointments at citizens’ offices are often difficult to get, especially in large cities – picking up your passport, ID card or electronic residence permit is now easier. From November, receipt of the PIN for the online function of your passport or ID card can be confirmed at the office without an appointment. It should be possible to collect the document without an appointment at special machines that work similarly to parcel stations.
Immigration of skilled workers is becoming easier
Immigration for skilled workers is becoming easier. For skilled workers from third countries with a university degree, the earning limits for the so-called EU Blue Card will be lowered. In addition, the list of bottleneck occupations with which this residence permit can be applied for is being expanded.
For skilled workers with vocational training or a university degree, the immigrant’s activity does not have to be related to his or her training or qualification in order to receive a residence permit – however, exceptions apply for certain professions.
Cancellation of car insurance
Many customers who want to change their car insurance can cancel informally with their old insurer by November 30th. This applies if the insurance year of the contract ends on December 31st, which is usually the case.
Railway collective bargaining
On November 9th, the train drivers’ union GDL and Deutsche Bahn will negotiate for the first time in the current collective bargaining round. GDL boss Claus Weselsky doesn’t want to spend much time on warning strikes and wants the members to vote quickly on indefinite strikes. It is unclear whether there will be work stoppages in November.
New President of the Federal Council
The Federal Council presidency changes on November 1st. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) replaces Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD).
the fifth season
On the eleventh in the eleventh the crazy session begins again. Since this day falls on a Saturday this time, even more visitors than usual are expected, especially in Cologne. The highlight of the fifth season is again Rose Monday, this time on February 12th.
Last “Bet that…?” with Thomas Gottschalk
Since 1987, fans of the hustle and bustle of Saturday evening entertainment have always been able to look forward to the next “Wetten, dass…?” with entertainer Thomas Gottschalk, at some point there was always a new edition. On November 25th, Gottschalk wants to make his final “Wetten, dass…?” moderate – after that all that’s left are the memories of memorable TV moments.
Warnings also exist for older cell phone models
In the event of a disaster, a warning is sent to consumers via the Cell Broadcast warning system. Previously, emergency warnings only went to cell phones with current operating systems. From November, Vodafone wants to change that and introduce broadcast channel 919, which owners of older cell phones can then select to receive warnings.
Return of the Atari console
Food for nostalgics and nerds: The Atari 2600 video game console, which was widespread in the 80s, is coming back. The new edition will be available in Germany from November 17th.
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