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How to match EU income to US salary?

I'm a software engineer in Europe, and my firm is about to offer me a position in the US to bring up a team (In San Francisco or New York, it's still not decided yet)… Looking at the job market in ...
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Where can I be tax resident when I don't stay in any EU-country longer that 6 months a year?

I'm a Polish citizen. I've become a German resident because I'm working there, and as fair as I have learned, I'm treated as resident if I'm in given country (Germany) more than 180 days a year. This ...
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Which EU territories outside Europe does an EU citizen have right of residence in?

Several EU countries such as the UK, France and Netherlands have territories and dependencies outside of Europe. Examples include many islands in the Caribbean, Falkland Islands, Tahiti, and so on. ...
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What would happen with my pension if I leave Europe and never return?

I have pensions in Norway and the UK. I was told that it is possible to transfer the funds between European countries. But what would happen if I leave Europe and never return?
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens working in the EU affected? Are EU citizens working in the UK affected? Are ...
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What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?

There is a similar question regarding "small amounts of cash", but at some point I might need to transfer more than 50K€ to the US. I am looking for the cheapest (less commissions, better exchange ...
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How to send small amounts of money from EU to US?

Context: Settling small amount of personal debts to people in the US from the EU When Paypal isn't available, in what ways can small amount of cash (<~$100) be sent from the EU to the US, with ...
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Avoiding pitfalls when transfering money between banks within the EU (Germany ⟶ Poland)

Theoretically, we now have the SEPA system, which should allow low-cost money transfers between bank accounts within the EU. About a year ago, I asked my German bank (Postbank) about the costs of ...
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How to meet/deal with people when you are from a “special” country?

I am having a problem, big problem. I am from Syria, and as you know, nowadays all the media is on Syria and what's going on there. Now, I am in Europe, I am not refugee at all, I work to support ...
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Can I still collect unemployment benefits from an EU country if I move to another EU country?

Let's assume I'm working in Austria and I get fired. If I move to another european country, will I continue to perceive my unemployment money?
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Working in the EU: I come from USA and I have Italian passport

I recently got my citizenship in Italy through jus sanguinis. I live in the USA, but have an Italian birth certificate and passport. How hard would it be now for me to get a job in the EU? And by hard ...
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In which EU country does an EU citizen need a resident permit?

I currently hold a resident permit for Belgium. When in France, I was told that a "carte de sejour" for EU citizen doesn't exist. The civil servant even asked me why I bothered "C'est l'europe". In ...
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Can a non-EU citizen work in one EU country and reside in another?

I am a non-EU citizen software developer, which means I should be considered highly skilled migrant practically everywhere in the EU. I want to move to Czech Republic (my girlfriend lives there as a ...
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Moving of retirement funds from Italy to Austria

I've migrated from Italy to Austria. I don't trust Italy and I would prefer to migrate the money I have in my retirement fund in italy to austria. Is it that possible in EU? Another option could be ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

My wife applied for EEA family permit for coming to join me in UK. She is from India and I also lived in India before coming to UK. I acquired my Portuguese nationality and then came to UK in July ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

I'm a South African citizen and have been in a relationship with a Polish girl for 8 years. We have been living in South Africa most of this time - over 6 years now - but we would like to move to ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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What EU countries have the least income tax for a single freelancer?

I am an unmarried EU citizen with no children. I work freelance and my workplace is Internet. I'd like to relocate to another EU country where I can pay least income tax on my global income. ...
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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

I'm not in this situation, but I'm just wondering. I know EU citizens have the right to work/live in any EU country, but is it the same if you just have residency from an EU country?
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What happens if changing country I don't unregister from the first country health insurance system?

Refer to what this user is saying here: Remember that no matter what, if you stop working in country X and start working in country Y (both in EU), you have to unregister from health insurance in X ...
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Is there an elaborate resource in inter-EU difference in traffic rules?

When relocating in the EU, you need to renew your driving license in your country of residence. This is often a simple procedure where you pay the fees and exchange your old license for a new license. ...
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What do I need to do when moving out of Germany as a non-EU citizen?

After working in Germany as a non-EU citizen for 3 years I am moving to another EU country. I already did the following: got de-registered from city-office cancelled my apartment contract Is it ...
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Is there a residency permit that would allow a US citizen to live/work in the UK or rest of Europe?

I'm an US citizen who's thinking about going to university in Europe-mostly likely Germany. I would like to eventually live and work somewhere in Europe. Possibly in the UK as I have some family & ...
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Can I ask my home EU State for a duplicate licence if it has been taken by another Member State?

My Polish licence has been taken and suspended by France (where I currently reside) for 4 months. This time has passed. I no longer plan to live in France, and would like to drive in my home State as ...
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Will an EU medical degree be recognised in another EU country?

If I have a medical degree from a EU country, let say Bulgaria, can I work as a doctor in another EU country? Which qualifications will be recognised?
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Can an EU citizen move to another EU country to work remotely at a job not in the EU?

If I were a dual citizen of the United States and Italy and had a job in the Untied States that I could perform remotely, could I move to an EU country other than Italy and work remotely for the U.S. ...
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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

I am a Spanish citizen working for a Dutch company and I am registered as a resident in Netherlands, where I rent an apartment and pay taxes. Because of my work, I have traveled a lot around the world,...
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Can I work for a British Umbrella Company while resident in Italy?

I am currently living and working in the UK, but may need to move to Italy within the next year. My current employer is willing to employ me as a contractor while I am abroad but do not want to get ...
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Studying in another EU country as a EU long-term resident

I have the status mentioned in the title and I have obtained this permit in the Netherlands. The directive that created this status (2003/109/EG and later 2011/51/EU) states that I should be able to ...
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Do I qualify as a Permanent Resident of the UK?

I'm a German citizen who has lived in the UK since 2006. With Brexit and all, I thought it was about time I got my permanent residence document. I started as a high school student in 2006, and ...
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Can you move your No Claims Bonus between EU countries?

If you have insurance on a car in most of the EU countries your insurance premium is usually reduced for each year where you don't cause an accident. Insurance companies are usually accepting other ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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Can a UK resident (not citizen) work in Germany without a German visa?

I am a Singapore citizen currently living and working in the UK under a UK spouse visa but my wife's company plans to relocate her to Germany. Would I have to apply for a German visa to be able to ...
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Renewing French ID if living in another EU country

I'm a French national living in another EU country (United Kingdom). My French ID will expire this year. Will I be able to renew it either from abroad, or in person in my old town in France? Or do I ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

I am and American woman who started with a spouses settlement visa and have had ILR for almost 5 years now. I have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship about two years ago but never applied ...
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Does a non-EU citizen with a permanent UK residence need a visa to visit the other EU non-Schengen states?

Schengen member states require Schengen visa. Non-Schengen EU member states which have signed the Schengen acquis allow permanent residence permit holders in Schengen members to visit them for up to ...
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Is mandatory education standardized in the EU?

I grew up in several countries, and had a really crazy time in school, twice I skipped a grade because I changed schools between countries, and twice I was held back a year. I was never in 7th or 9th ...
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Moving to Germany with my EU girlfriend

I am non EU citizen. I have a tourist visa for 3 months. I am now in Germany. My girlfriend is Swedish and we were living together for 1 year in UAE. She got an offer in Germany and she is moving to ...
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Living in Sweden while working in Norway, Norwegian government won't give me an S1 form

I'm a Norwegian citizen who lives in Sweden and commutes across the border to Norway for work. My wife is a Russian citizen who moved in with me in Sweden in November. We registered her as an EEA ...
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Remote work in Europe for EU citizen. How does it work from the legal point of view?

I'm a software developer from Latvia (EU country). I am planning to marry a Brazilian woman and move to Brazil this year for a permanent living. But I will still have EU citizenship. So I would like ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different Schengen countries

I am a non-EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse (non-EU as well). Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for ...
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Can I be a tax nomad?

In March I'm starting life as a digital nomad, and I'm doing research about taxes. I'm originally from Poland. I had full-time job for 3 years and I was self-employed for 2 years there. Later I moved ...
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Why are Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla so popular for getting illegally into the EU? [closed]

A lot of people try to get into the EU by going to one of three locations which are in or close to Africa, Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla. Quite horrific images are the result of this. The part I don'...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

Once you have exchanged (converted) a non-EU driving license (before 1993) to a French driving license, can anyone tell if it has been exchanged? Can you then exchange with another EU country's ...
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Is there any advantages in changing the residence when changing Country in EU?

I'm from Italy and I've moved to Austria. Which are the pro and cons of registering my residence abroad?
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How can an EU citizen (Belgium) move to the US?

Barring marriage, how can one move to the US? I've been looking into it and the E3 visa for "skilled, professional and unskilled workers" is for Australian citizens only. I'm asking for a Belgian ...
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Do you need a Degree to apply for the EU Blue Card?

If a non-european citizen wants to apply to the EU Blue Card, such person does need a (University) degree to prove its qualifications? I am a software developer with more than 10 years of experience, ...
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Is one EU country's driver's license valid in another EU country?

At first I thought it should be! But I've heard this is only applicable if you are on holidays. Once you move your residency to another EU country (e.g. Austrian citizen moves to live in Portugal), ...
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Obtaining an EU Blue Card with No Degree (Opening a current US Company)

From reading online it looks like i need the following: Usually the employee must have a university degree or comparable qualification. For some positions there are special requirements. I don't ...
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Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries at the same time?

Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries (Austria and Germany) at the same time? I meant, studying in 2 different countries, 2 different courses, for longer, like 1 year....

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