I have dual citizenship (US and Finland). I currently live in Germany where my husband works for the US military (he is a civilian). The usual applications for residence permits etc. have not applied because of being here working for the military. I am planning on starting to work as a self-employed therapist and have mostly figured out the steps required in the German license application procedure. However, I have not been able to get answers regarding how to get a "certifcate of good conduct" (führungseugnis) that is required as part of the paperwork. As a foreigner living in Germany, do I request it from the local officials (and if so,who) or do I request it from the US (the latest place of residence)?
State/Country relating to question: Germany
Dear Sir or Madame, although you haven't passed through usual immigration procedures your should have registered at the local authority for residence (Meldeamt) which you usually find in the local townhall.
This is the place where to ask for the "Führungszeugnis" which in your case very likely will have to be a German one.
Since I have not (as far as I know) registered at the local authority, is that still the place to ask for the certificate?
They will not be able to give you any certificate without being registered.
However, I don't think the authority responsible for the permit for your business will be able to issue such without having an address in Germany where you are registered.
There should not be any probelm for you to register (Anmeldung des Wohnsitzes) in Germany.
This is a completely different procedure an has nothing to do with the residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) for foreigners.
Just go to the Einwohnermeldeamt and register there as a resident.
LL.M. in International Trade Law (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
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