Originally Posted by ottilie
If you mean prove that you have an illness? No.
We registered 8 yrs ago at the Ausländer Behörde because my husband started working in October 2003.
It's all amicably and friendly and with the
"Bescheid" they gave us we could register at the Bürgeramt in the town we bought our house.
If you are not immediately looking for a job and a house, just come to Erfurt and stay with your girlfriend and play it by ear. As an EU citizen you can stay here as long as you like.
Make sure you can show a valid health insurance from the UK.
Worse case scenario, l am always willing to help you if l can. Send me an email and we can sort something out. Erfurt is not that far from where we live.
I would recommend a stay here and look around before you decide to stay and work in east Germany.
As for English and Irish pubs in our region,
(Erfurt is the capital city of Thüringen) most are run by Germans speaking little English.
A great one is in Frankfurt.