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Having a Masters in Italy -- more on visas
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They were pretty darn snotty about it in fact -- writing back in German despite my having told them three times (auf deutsch, and apologetically) that I don't speak German. Finally I wrote them and told them that I speak French, Spanish and English, and understand Italian, and perhaps they had someone who could write in one of those... FWIW I was extraordinarily polite and courteous....



Good heavens. Expecting someone inquiring about Austrian citizenship to read and write in German. What's the world coming to??!! These little countries, insisting on outsiders understanding their little languages....
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they just don't speaker the English very well. Could be a job opportunity there...
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Xie Lin



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GonnaBe, you do know that German is the official language of Austria? Could you possibly be thinking of Switzerland, which has four official languages, including German, French, and Italian? Not to state the obvious (well, re-state it) all correspondence with officialdom in ANY country will be conducted in that country's official language, no matter how nicely you request otherwise.

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