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Celebrating the Epiphany in Germany

In Germany, epiphany is celebrated on January 6th. In the Church Calendar, this is the date that the Bible’s Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus in his stable in Bethlehem. Today in Germany this date is a public holiday. Special church services take place and children dress up as Star Singers and visit people door to door to collect both coins and treats, while men go door to door dressed up as kings and bless houses using chalk and write the acronyms C, M and B, the names of the three kings.

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The Requirements and Checklist for Partner Visas in Australia

If you are married to an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen and want to live with that person in Australia you must apply for the appropriate partner visa. You can be granted a partner visa whether you are married or in a de-facto relationship as long as it is genuine and has lasted normally for at least the previous 12 months.

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Process for Applying a Schengen Visa in Australia

Australians are some of the world’s top travellers. When they visit Europe they are likely to stay between 11 and 16 days travelling in the countries. If you are an Australian citizen you are not required to get a visa for short trips to the Schengen countries in Europe. You can just arrive at the border by plane or train and get a 3-month stamp in your passport. This is issued instantly, as your passport number provides the immigration authorities with all the information they need to know about you.

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Processing Times for Australian/German Visas

There are several reasons why as a German you may wish to come to Australia. If you are travelling for leisure purposes it could be to go on holiday, to visit friends and relatives or it might be an important event like the Australian Open. If one of these is your choice you have several visa options to choose from. Each has its Australian visa processing time. For these visas, you are not permitted to work, but you are allowed to study for up to 3 months.

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Using Your German Birth Certificate Overseas

All births that take place in Germany need to be registered within 7 days of the baby being born.

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Why German Start-Ups Should Take German Translation Seriously

Start-ups, wherever they emerge in the world, have one key thing in common: connectivity. They are born in the digital age. Nearly every start-up these days has an online presence. Many may even never exist without the Internet. That means they have the potential to reach a global market very quickly, but to do s means taking into account the very important role that translators have to play.

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