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Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

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anybody has an experience travelling to germany from switzerland? I have a B permit living in zurich and my passport is non-Eu. can I travel to germany to buy some stuff and then return?
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Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

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Yes a non-EU with a B will have a credit card format permit that is valid for travel into Schengen countries, of which both Switzerland and Germany belong to.
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

Is it cost benefited to go there and buy some sport stuff? such as bicycle!
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

Just do your research before you go - most bike retailers (especially the discount shops) will have websites, so you can compare prices. Don't forget the conversion (Euro to Francs). Factor in the travel, and check that you won't have to pay some sort of tax (some items are taxed if you buy them outside Switzerland and bring them back in, others aren't (or are not taxed for certain quantities).
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

Lago, which is 5 min walk from the Konstanz Bhf.
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

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Is it cost benefited to go there and buy some sport stuff? such as bicycle!
If it turns out to be higher than the amount allowed to bring back into the country before taxes are charged (300 euros I think), you could always ride the bike over the border, as if you rode it in! haha
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

You can get the VAT refund for your purchase abroad too, just stop by the border to claim your purchase
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Re: Travel to and shopping in Germany as a non-EU B permit holder

When you buy a bicycle over the border, you better buy a used one, first
it is cheaper, second you don't get any trouble with the customs officer.
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