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Canadian PGWP expiring in September: chances of entry denial at border?

I’m an Indian National holding a Post-graduate Open Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada which expires on 11th September 2020. I primarily live in Canada, have a valid job offer and have been invited to apply ...
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Petition for Adjustment of Status while extension of stay is still pending?

An elderly couple came to the US to visit their daughter on a visitor's visa toward the end of last year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, they applied to extend their stay by six months. ...
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Are the package deliveries from France (Paris) to Thailand (Bangkok) delayed/blocked due to COVID-19?

I need to get some package from my birth country, France, and I am currently located in Thailand. Are the package deliveries from France (Paris) to Thailand (Bangkok) delayed/blocked due to COVID-19? ...
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(non-dual) Australian citizen emigrating during covid border restrictions

I'm currently looking for work in France, but I'd like to know if I could actually leave Australia if I organised a work contract with a French employer. My intention is to permanently live in France. ...
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Can non-American students enrolled in a US university but attending only online courses (COVID) do a summer 2021 internship in the US via CPT or OPT?

I'm reading on https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506072-ice-tells-students-on-visas-they-must-leave-us-if-schools-go-online (mirror) that the US government has the bright idea to refuse ...
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Can non-American PhD students stay in the United States during the academic year 2020-2021 if all their classes are online?

I'm reading on https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506072-ice-tells-students-on-visas-they-must-leave-us-if-schools-go-online (mirror) that the US government has the bright idea to refuse ...
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Can you apply for UK Tier IV visa from outside your home country?

I'm trying to apply for a UK tier IV visa to start on a PhD course starting in October. While the UKVI office is taking applications, there are no visa application centers open (or any date given to ...
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Can a European country (e.g France) forbid the entry of foreign nationals with a residence permit? (COVID-19)

Suppose that someone has a Student "Titre de Séjour" that is valid for a little more than a year, and this person is in France right now. If this person leaves the European Union for about a month, ...
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Has the post-completion OPT grace period of 60 days after STEM graduation been extended due to the covid-19-related economic slowdown?

https://www.uscis.gov/opt mentions the post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) grace period of 60 days after STEM graduation: Initial post-completion OPT: Must apply within 30 days of your ...
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International student going to Canada

Is it possible for international students who are newly admitted to Canadian universities for the September 2020 intake allowed in to the country amidst the Covid-19 pandemic? I already know that the ...
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Will the Czech borders be open with the expiry of the state of emergency? [closed]

According to the statement of the Czech Ministry of Interior, the borders of Czechia are closed for foreigners for the duration of the state of emergency. The state of emergency is valid until May ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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Can I get a Canadian Student permit (visa) during covid-19?

I am a Yemeni citizen who applied for university in Canada of the spring term and got accepted and then I applied for the Canadian work permit or visa on 7th of March 2020 , and then they requested ...
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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How to extend a F4 immigrant Visa before going to USA within 6 months

I got my F4 visa on november 2020 and it will expire on may 15th 2020. We had booked our flight on march 30th 2020 but due to covid 19 pandemic we were unable to go to USA. Currently India is not ...
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Getting a J1 visa during Covid-19

I am a third year postdoc at an American University. This is my third year on a F1-OPT visa. I am supposed to start a new postdoc at a different American University in the Fall. They were planning to ...
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Valid travel purposes between Romania and Croatia during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Can a Romanian citizen move from Romania to Croatia during this pandemic? My girlfriend would come to live with me and stay until the end of the general lockdown. Croatia has laws saying people who ...
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Is there a way for foreign citizens stuck in the US against their own will to obtain a temporary work authorization?

A friend of mine is a citizen of a developing country who originally came to the US to visit their relatives. Their scheduled flight was cancelled in the end of March after their country of origin ...