Regular readers of this blog will by now know that the Hessentag will be taking place in Oberursel this year – in a few weeks in fact – and that I had been having trouble getting a permit to enter the town during that time to by able to visit my IT clients.
When I first tried to apply for a permit in February, I was told that it would not be possible before 1st April. I was also told that I would need an ID card to apply – something that I do not have, and my British passport unfortunately does not show my address. This was my first point of discussion, that someone had decided you needed a German ID card to get a permit. (more…)