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Does the 6 months validity of non-EU driver's license for new residents of Germany affect their ability to drive in other EU countries?

It is well known that new residents in Germany can only use their non-EU drivers license up to 6 months after relocating there. Other EU countries have similar rules, such as Italy - although there ...
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On a Spanish work visa can I initially enter the EU via another country? Do I have to do something when I arrive in Spain to let them know I'm there?

I'm from the US and will be traveling to Spain to work. My family and I will have Spanish work visas, but we are planning to fly to Amsterdam for a few days before flying to Spain. Since there are no ...
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Does my partner have the right to live & work in Spain if I am a dual national (UK/Bulgaria)?

My girlfriend and I want to move to Spain. We both reside in the UK, however: I have dual nationality (UK & Bulgaria) She is a UK national only We are not in a "formal" relationship (i....
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Moving to Switzerland with my EU Husband

I am an Indian citizen with long term Italian green card (family purpose), my husband is Italian. He recently got a Job in Switzerland and we will soon move from Milan to Canton of Bern. Since I do ...
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Sending my personal belongings from UK to EU

I am having a hard time understanding how can I manage the following issue. So I have stayed in the UK for some months and now I am moving back to Italy, which is my home country. During the months ...
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If I have a residence permit to stay in Spain as a US citizen, can I stay in Bulgaria past my 90/180 visa free stay for US passport holders?

US citizen here. My answer to my own question leads towards "no". No harm in asking. I have means to obtain a residence permit in Spain. Can I then overstay the 90/180-day visa-free stay my ...
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Danish residency, what are my options for studying in my home country?

I am a British citizen with Danish residency (obtained before brexit), I have been living in Denmark. My partner is Danish and I live with them. I am considering studying a degree, and it feels like ...
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EU long term residence permit and Blue card renewal

People can apply for EU long term residence permit after 5 years of staying legally in Poland. For me, it will be December 2025. The gov.pl website has a remark about uninterrupted 5 years of stay: – ...
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I'm sending my belongings by post from EU to UK ahead of moving. How to handle customs declaration?

I'm moving from France to UK soon and I wanted to send some of my belongings in a parcel to a friend ahead of time, so as to avoid having to travel with too many suitcases. When ordering the shipping (...
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I'm sending my belongings by post from EU to UK ahead of moving. How to handle customs declaration? [duplicate]

I'm moving from France to UK soon and I wanted to send some of my belongings in a parcel to a friend ahead of time, so as to avoid having to travel with too many suitcases. When ordering the shipping (...
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What are the rules for visa-free travel to France if it is followed immediately by a 90+ day visa?

I'm a US citizen. I'm planning to visit France this year for an exchange semester lasting 4 months. As my stay is going to be longer than 90 days, I was told to get a Long Stay visa (VLS-TS). I'd ...
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German in the US importing his reliable car to Europe

I'm German living in Massachusetts, USA. I plan to stay here for 4 more years for work. I just bought a reliable new car Toyota Corolla LE 2023. I am a defensive driver who would do maybe 15k miles a ...
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Working from EU country for a few days as non EU citizen on a German Blue Card

I am a non-EU citizen working in Germany. I got a Blue Card a few months ago. Can I work from France remotely (for the same company) for 7 days knowing that my company allows it. Officially, am I ...
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Blue card rejection because of not having a Masters degree certificate at hand

I completed my Masters (IT) from Germany some weeks ago. By completion, I mean I got the grades of my final thesis. But the actual physical copy of the masters degree certificate will take some time ...
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As an EU citizen, working remotely for an Irish company, can I keep my job if I move to another EU country?

I am a permanent resident in Ireland, holding Italian citizenship. I'm an employee of an Irish company and currently working remotely. I'm considering moving to another EU country, like Spain or Italy,...
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Returning to Belgium with passport validity less than 6 months

I am a non-EU resident of Belgium with a valid residence permit. I will be returning to my home country for a vacation on a passport which will expire in 4 months. Is it true that I will be able to ...
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Multiple residence permit in EU

Context I am working on a blue card from last 2 years. Me and my wife has independent residence permit (She has permanent EU residence) Question I got a research position in Belgium so I will move ...
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Can Non-EU citizen get France Work permit Visa from Germany (working in Germany)?

I'm holding an Indian passport with valid Work permit for Germany and I don't have an EU blue card. If I get a job in France, I understand that I have to get the work permit for working in France if I ...
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In Germany, is it possible to get an EU long-term residency (Daueraufenthalt–EU) in 21 months with an EU Blue Card and B1-level German?

In Germany, if you have an EU Blue card, you can get a permanent settlement permit in just 21 months if you also have B1-level knowledge of the German language. (Source: https://service.berlin.de/...
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Renewing EU Blue Card in France after resigning

I have an EU Blue Card issued by France since 2019 which expires in April 2023. I was working until December 2021 and then in 2022, I was enrolled in a Masters program in France. I studied while on a '...
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France long term EU Blue card visa refused on "risk of threat to public order/public security/public health" basis

France D visa for long term on talent passport basis refused on "risk of threat to public order/public security/public health" basis and I have no criminal record and not ever visited ...
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Losing job while waiting for Blue Card

I currently have a Fiktionsbescheinigung certificate that is valid for the next 6 months. If someone loses their job while their application for the blue card is under process, I wanted to ask: How ...
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Re-enter EU with renewed US passport [closed]

After staying in Spain for 87 days I got back to US to renew my passport. Can I re-enter Spain earlier than having to stay outside for 90 days using my new passport?
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British citizen - Remote work in UK for French company

I am a British citizen and have a 90-day fixed term contract with a French company. Do I need a French work permit in order to work remotely from the UK?
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Double health insurance within the EU

is it illegal to have health insurance in two different states of the EU at the same time? If you work abroad and get health insurance due to your employment, is it still possible to get private ...
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Can someone married to a EU citizen work for a month from another country?

Companies allow you to work from other countries where you are registered to pay taxes for some restricted period (usually a couple of weeks). This is usually done so that expats can return to their ...
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How long can we live outside of Poland and not lose temporary resident permit rights?

I have a temporary resident permit for Poland until the end of 2023. I received permission to work remotely. So, I decided to leave and return to my country. For my thesis defense, I have been told ...
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Non-working EU citizen wanting official residency in France

I am a dual UK / Irish citizen currently living in the UK. I am close to retirement age. I am considering spending a considerable period travelling around the EU. Some parts of this plan would be ...
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Is there a possibility to live in France on long term basis under these conditions?

I am a citizen from India and I am living in France since 1 month for my 1 year masters degree. This venture has been possible only because I was given scholarship by the university. I am from a ...
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Where to find IT freelancers, willing to relocate to join security cleared projects at EU agencies? [closed]

I'm a sourcer looking for adventurous freelancers, who like travelling to differnet European cities and would like to obtain security clearance and join short- term and long-term EU projects. Can I ...
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What would be the consequences, as an EU citizen, of overstaying by about a week the basic 3 months stay in Denmark?

I am currently in Denmark, as an EU citizen, still within my 3-month stay. What would be the consequences if I overstayed that 90-day window for about a week before leaving? I am about to move to the ...
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Non-EU spouse married to EU citizen who isn't working (Germany, Switzerland)

I am a US citizen (non EU) married to a dual citizen of an EU member state (Luxembourg). Currently we are living in the US and are starting to look for jobs in Luxembourg/Germany/Switzerland. Here in ...
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Do you really need to have passed the probationary period before applying for Permanent Residence in Germany?

I am an EU Blue card holder working in Germany for 3 years now. I have passed the B1 German language exam and the Leben in Deutschland exam. I am transferring employers currently. Can I apply for ...
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How can I drive my EU-registered car from EU to the UK for a short period of time as a resident on both sides

I am a resident in the EU and about to go to the UK for work. My work allows remote-working so I will spend around half time in the UK and half time in the EU. But anyway I assume I qualify as a ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa while visiting my family abroad

I am visiting my daughter’s place in USA who is a permanent resident. I have valid B-1 visa for the next 10 years. Can I apply for Schengen visa in USA to go Europe trip with my daughter's family?
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Holding two EU temporary residence permit, is it possible?

I'm a Tunisian citizen, resident in italy as a self-employed worker (2 years temporary residency permit), I recently got accepted to study in Portugal: Do I need a visa ? or I can apply directly for ...
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German PR through spouse

I have been living in Germany for around 3.5 years. I came here as a student but I’ve been doing a full time tech based job (with a Blue card) for almost 1 year now. My husband (since Dec 2021) has ...
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Unemployment benefits for EU blue card holders in Germany

I started my Blue Card job in Berlin a year ago. Now, I am changing my job. I applied for an appointment at the immigration office on 8th June. I was supposed to start my new job on 15 August 2022. ...
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What's the travel limits for F card (Belgium) travels in EU?

As is noted that EU resident are entitle to travel within EU countries. I'm wondering what's the limits for the maximum length of the period when traveling in another EU country other than the country ...
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Is an EU citizen legally required to hold a passport to resettle in another EU Schengen country?

In general, are you legally required to hold a passport to resettle in another EU Schengen country? Or does this depend on each EU country? For example, if somebody has a Portuguese citizen and they ...
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Are there any limitations for an EU citizen immigrating to Andorra, since it is not in the EU?

I like the nature and the tax scheme, but if I want to live there for longer than three months, it looks like there are some complications. I've read that I need to make a 15,000 investment and they ...
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Validity of 10 yr EU resident card if living outside of EU for more than 1 yr

I have a question regarding the validity of a "Carte de résident de Longue durée-UE" (10 yr EU resident card) that is issued recently in France. I understand that the card is no longer valid ...
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Getting a drivers licence in US Florida with a valid EU drivers licence and green card

I just received my green card and now I need to apply for driver's license. I'm wondering what the procedure is if I have valid drivers license from the EU and have been driving for more than a decade ...
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Moving (by van) from Switzerland to UK - Need any EU transit documents?

I plan to move from Switzerland to the UK. I plan to hire a "van with a man" style moving company (much cheaper than a "professional" moving company). I know that I (or they / the ...
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Changing jobs on DE EU Blue Card (After transferring from another member state)

There are normally restrictions placed on new EU Blue cards which states that you cannot change employers within the first two years without permission from the foreigners office, but my question is, ...
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Will British passport expiring soon be a problem leaving Denmark/entering the UK?

My passport has about 5 months until the expiry date. I want to travel home (to the UK) in February. I was unaware of the 6 month rule until recently, and to be honest I am confused about where it ...
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Can I get public health insurance in EU without being a citizen?

I'd like to stay in the EU for some time, maybe get a residence permit if possible. The question is what are my healthcare options. As far as I know, citizens of EU countries can get public healthcare ...
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Non-EU spouse moving to another Schengen country after 90-day stay

I'm a non-EU citizen about to become an Italian Citizen by descent. My wife, also non-EU citizen is with me but has already overstayed her 90-day Schengen visa-free entry. We would like to permanently ...
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Can I get EU residence permit while keeping my current non-EU job and taxation?

I'm not an EU citizen but my job is remote so I can stay wherever I want and with my native country's taxation policy the net salary seems good enough to stay in many EU countries. So I wonder if a ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa, then married - can I leave safely?

I am an italian citizen 🇮🇹. My Brazilian 🇧🇷 girlfriend came to Italy last year as a tourist, and overstayed the 90-day period by about 6 months. We are getting married next week and we are ...
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