I haven’t posted here for a while, many things changed since the last post.
I have worked for around 9 months in Berlin, had a rough project which resulted in my contract not being renewed again which in return closed one door but opened many others. I was and still passionate about working for myself, on my own project, and I have been doing that throughout the past 4 years – therefore I took a decision that I would like to continue working on my own baby instead of looking for a regular job. I got a couple of partners now which help me provide constant content to my websites as well as motivate me, not that I need any.
I also decided that I had enough in Berlin and Germany in general and I need a change, after a long research and taking into consideration that I cannot stay in countries inside the Schengen zone since my visa in Germany has expired, I decided to go to Bucharest, Romania.
So here I am writing this post from the heart of Bucharest at a Starbucks cafe after being here for two weeks already. I found myself a nice apartment in the old city center next to all the cool places in the city, I already have an amazing friends here and to be honest, except the terrible traffic and the old broken streets, I really like it here and I’m considering to get myself a VISA to stay for more than 3 months.
I’m hoping to remember to update this blog more frequently for the very few people that check it out.
Until next time,
So I got accepted to the job I wanted and I finally found an apartment in Berlin, not the best location but definitively a nice apartment, it’s big, furnished and well connected to the public transportation in the city.
In order to get my job VISA I needed to register my location in the citizens office, and bring the signed document along with my B.Sc certificate and 3 order documents to the foreigners office.
Note: they also ask for a permit from the “Bundesagentur für Arbeit” which is the employment office, however those were old rules and you don’t need it anymore (and you can’t get it) although they didn’t update the list of required documents in the automatic e-mails they send after making an appointment at the foreigners office for a job VISA.
Bottom line, you need the following documents:
- Job contract
- Job description (filled by your company, you can download it from their website)
- 2 documents for personal details about you (you get them from the foreigners office website)
- registration of your location (which you get from the citizens office by giving them your apartment contract)
- Your high education certificate
- One bio-metric picture of you (Passport picture)
After i got all of those documents and took them to the foreigners office I discovered that you need to wait 4-6 weeks in order to know if you’re legitimate for a job VISA or not, unfortunately my job begins in the following week so I won’t be able to work without my visa (Yes it’s illegal to work until then).
They also give you a temporary VISA just so you can stay until you get your final answer!
So in the meantime, I’ll work as a freelancer comfortably from home!
To be continued…
So I thought that finding a job was the hardest part for managing to live in Berlin, Let’s say that I wasn’t perfectly right! after you find a job you need to be a registered citizen in Berlin in order to get a work visa and a permit to stay! In order to get registered as a citizen you need to find an apartment, not a big deal isn’t it? WRONG!
I’ve been looking day and night for a normal apartment in the Mitte (center of Berlin) so it would be easier for me to go to work. so far I’ve seen a dozen of them but I never GOT ACCEPTED to any of those, yes, you need to get accepted to live in an apartment just like you get accepted for a job, you apply for it along with 10-30 people who are interested in the same apartment and the landlord picks the one who thinks more legitimate for that, now you have to compete against all of the other people as a foreigner! not an easy task!
Oh yeah, did I mention that I haven’t got time left in my tourist visa? and that I have to get a work visa real fast for the company I’m going to work at?
Is it weird if I say that I like this action? I hope not!
The hard work paid off, I finally got accepted to the job I desired at a start-up company called 6Minutes Media and I’m beginning to work there at the 11th of June! The position is for PHP development, just like I wanted! So in this post I cancel the former post because my search has ended. Thank for all of those who tried to help! I really appreciate that!
Hello guest, My name is Baseem, I’m 23 years old, It’s been two month since I finished my B.Sc in computer science and moved to Berlin. I’m enjoying every single second here and I’m willing to stay here for good.
I’m looking for a full time job in programming, preferably web development in PHP, but I can also develop in multiple other languages. I’m looking for a company that would give me the opportunity to prove myself and what I’m capable of. I’m dedicated, hard working and have the ability to learn fast and on my own.
I use PHP on daily basis on my WordPress blogs and other PHP Based CMS that I have. I have experience using Zend Framework and MVC Frameworks in General.
If you/you know someone that is looking for a PHP/Web developer please don’t hesitate to let me know.
More details and information is found in the job page.
I’ll be finishing my bachelor degree around March 2012.
I decided to immigrate to Germany, I like the weather there and the precision, in addition, I’m don’t like living in Israel, I don’t like to be where I’m not welcomed, where I’m discriminated.
If you live in Germany and you’re able to provide me with tips and direction, I’d be grateful if you send me a message.
It might be the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
I’ll be finishing my BS.c studies in the field of Computer Science as a Software Developer in about a year from now and I’m looking for a job abroad in east Europe and UK in the Software Industry.
Most of my grades are A+ (I have and excellent certificate so far). Reliability and dedication is my slogan.
For my CV or any questions, please contact me using the Contact-Form.
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!
Baseem, that’s my name, which simply means “the one who keeps smiling” in Arabic – that is what motivated me in designing my custom logo.
I’ve been born and raised in a city called Nazareth in the north of Israel. I finished high school at the Baptist School then I moved to a city called Kiryat-Shemone close to the north boundaries of Israel and I’m currently still there since I’m a third-year student at the college of Tel-Hai.
I’ve decided to build a website under my name, although I’m not offering any specific services with it, the website provides an easier way to contact me and access some brief updates of my personal life.
I would love to meet new people from all over the world so don’t hesitate, write me a message, or perhaps a comment, I’m looking forward to get to know you.
Enjoy your stay,