In Germany companies have to reimburse candidates for the travel costs to the interview unless they communicated in advance they don't take over the costs.
My question is: Is it ok, if I request little sums of money to be reimbursed?
It's not a question about regulations - the company has to reimburse it. It's a question about culture and what is acceptable and what isn't. I would like to be treated seriously and I'm not sure if they won't think I'm unserious if I send them tickets that cost me 25 EUR in sum...
The thing is, I live in a region with several cities close to one another. I apply in these cities. The tickets aren't very expensive but I participate in many interviews (competitive field) and normally several rounds of interviews are organised. I feel silly asking about the reimbursements of small amounts but 25EUR * 5 applications a month is quite a bit of money for me to spend.
I think the validity of this question is limited to Germany, simply because it's so common here to get the money reimbursed. I've already had companies that reimbursed me 300+ EUR. In many cases companies send you the reimbursement form together with the invitation to the interview, normally with a very straightforward explanation what they reimburse and what not.
I have lived in several countries and companies in none of them had such straightforward processes for that.