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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I've moved / am moving, from a much warmer to a colder climate. Previously I had lived on the coast of the Mediterranean, with winter temperatures are ~ 10°c-15°c midday and 2°c-8°c at midnight, or ...
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Can EU citizens work in Iceland?

From Wikipedia: Iceland is heavily integrated into the European Union via the European Economic Area and the Schengen Agreement, but it is not a member state. Because Iceland is not a member ...
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Moving to Europe from the US with $200k

I am planning to move permanently from the US to Europe. I have no job, address, or bank account yet. The question is how do I transfer the money? It seems that I can't wire it while still in the US ...
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Regarding EU family reunification for non-EU family members

I am soon going to naturalize as a Maltese citizen. I have tried to search out but I always found unclear answers. May be my interpretations were vague. Could you please answer: Can my non-EU parents ...
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I have a German (D type national visa) but was not allowed entry into another Schengen state

I was travelling from Germany to Hungary on a valid German (D type national visa). The visa mentions Germany in valid for field. However while travelling to Hungary through rail, I was stopped and ...
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Do parents need to be dependent for EU familiy reunification?

I could have asked this as a comment to this question to phoog, but I don't have enough reputation to comment there, so I have asked this as a formal question. EU law allows non-EU Core family members ...
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Work from Prague while being employed in German company and German blue card

I am working in a German company and have the blue card here (less than one year). There is an on-site project in Prague for at least 6 months which I am interested in. So my question is: Can I ...
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Travel within EU with expired passport

I'm a holder of EU Blue Card issued in Germany, my passport expired and couldn't renew it due to embassy closure because of COVID. I need to travel to Prague, Czech Republic to renew the passport. Is ...
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What EEA countries are lenient towards EEA citizens bringing their non-EEA parents?

I am a German citizen earning enough to support both myself and my non-EEA mother (who is dependent on my remote support). Unfortunately, the law makes it as good as impossible for me to bring her to ...
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Loss of French Nationality by desuetude (50 year rule) [closed]

My father was born in France to a French mother and was later adopted by Americans and was raised in America. He never returned to France. He died young, before reaching the age of 50. I am 33 years ...
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How exactly do we apply for the $27,000 which is being offered to move to Italy?

According to this we can move to certain small villages in Italy in exchange for 700 EUR per month for 3 year, if we agree to start a business there to help the locals: https://www.cnn.com/travel/...
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Health insurance in Europe for citizen of Poland living outside EU

I am a citizen of Poland, living permanently in Brazil. I don't pay any taxes in Poland and I'm not insured there now. Soon I'll be visiting Poland (and passing shortly in other European countries) ...
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Getting a job in the EU with an EU spouse

I live in Europe, I work in a field of IT that is quite in demand at the moment and industry wide is keen on remote working. There are quite some opportunities out there and I'm giving a bit of ...
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If MVV application is approved by IND, can local embassy refuse for some reason? [closed]

I am a non-EU citizen from Bangladesh. I recently got a job offer from the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant. I never completed my Bachelor's degree, but in the Netherlands, as it's not a ...
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How many days out of 5 years do I need to stay for satisfying the naturalization requirement for Belgian citizenship?

I'm in the research process for possibly naturalizing to be a Belgian citizen in the future. I've found most of the sites say "you'll need to have been legally resident in Belgium for 5 years." This ...
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I've left the EU. Should I keep my bank account and credit card?

I was expatriated in the Netherlands for a little under three years, and am now back in my home country (Palestine/Israel). I don't expect to live in the EU again in the near future. I still have an ...
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Moving my cat to the EU

I was hesitant whether posting this here or in pets but I think it fits better here. I was living in Colombia and moved to the Netherlands, I have made all the required tests to bring my cat with me ...
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Is it easier for a EU resident to open a company in another European country?

I am wondering, is it easier for a non-EU citizen to open a company in a European country if the person holds a residency permit of another EU country? For example, if I hold a residency permit in ...
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How likely it is to get a job in programming in Germany for a non-EU without a degree? [closed]

I know the question might be a bit too specific, but I'm interested in knowing these details preferably from people who might already have had a successful experience. Basically: I don't have any ...
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Do I get my passport back while my German Blue Card is being processed?

I plan on initiating my German Blue Card application from the US. However, one of the required documents at my appointment at the German Consulate in Chicago is my current passport. Will I get my ...
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Scientific dependant visa refused!

My husband went to France (Roubaix/Lille) on a scientific visa (for PhD) on a scholarship. I applied for a long-stay visa a few months later. I am financially dependent on my husband, so I mentioned '...
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Will I be able to surrender my Indian passport

I'm changing my citizenship to Portuguese but I don't want to surrender my Indian passport in India as I would also have to cancel my voter id and other documents. However if I surrender my passport ...
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Lived in Italy and moved to Germany, do I have to file a tax return in Italy?

I moved to Italy last year and worked for 3 months there before moving to Germany for another job and live here since July. I will file a tax return here for sure (mainly because I know I will get a ...
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How to apply for Europe visa for Indian staying in Australia on long-term visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen staying in Switzerland and my parents are living with my sister in Australia for 2-3 years, on long-term visas. They are planning to visit me from Australia directly. I know the ...
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Non-immigrant divorce in USA

I'm the holder of an L2 visa and I currently live in America. My visa depends on my husband's L1 visa. We are both non-immigrants. Is it possible to divorce here in America even though we got married ...
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Moving to Berlin [closed]

I am an American, and I recently took a job in Berlin. I have a few questions regarding how to perform a transatlantic life transplant (see what I did there?) What is the best way I can move my ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

Israel has - unfortunately - a unique plug type, Type H: and I'm interested in using some German or Dutch equipment / cables with it. This is trivial to do if you forego grounding, as Type-H sockets ...
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Does having a NI number mean exercising treaty rights?

Does having a NI number satisfy the exercising of treaty rights for the purpose of EEA visas in the United Kingdom?
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Traveling within EU with expired Blue Card but a valid passport

I am a national of Turkey with a valid passport, working in Latvia with a Blue Card that is valid until 4th of December. I already applied for the renewal of BC but it will take some time before I can ...
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Pension in the EU when having worked in multiple European countries

I have a few questions about (state) pension plans when having worked in multiple EU countries in your lifetime. First off, EU countries have different requirements in terms of minimum years worked/...
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Validity of Czech driving license for a non-EU national when moving to another EU country

My Bolivian partner currently lives in Czechia through a work Visa and they have a Czechia-issued, European driving license. Now they are thinking of moving to France and they are studying to take ...
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I want to switch EU countries between my Bachelor's and Master's; must I leave Europe?

I'm an Iranian student who did his Bachelor's in Italy in cinema. Now I want to do my Master's in another country in Europe, like Germany. Does anyone know if I would need to go back to Iran and ask ...
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EU permanent resident moving to another EU country

How does it work concerning a foreign citizen holding a EU PR willing to move and to settle in another EU country? Does he have to convert his EU PR to the one of the country he's moving to or will ...
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How can I obtain a Blue Card in Spain?

I'm living and working in Spain with the Work permit and my visa is multiple (Type-D). I want to have a Blue Card as well. I've searched a lot but couldn't find the process on the internet. I want to ...
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EEA permit application

I live in Italy. I applied to visit the UK on an EEA family permit and was granted 6 months. I went to the UK twice and am back now in Italy, My permit is now expired. Can I apply for another 6 ...
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Entering the Schengen area with one passport and legally remaining with another

I have obtained my visa to study in the Schengen area. It is valid from September 4. However my flight is on September 2 (flights are full and I cannot change it). I can enter the Schengen area as a ...
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EU Blue card and working in the EU

I am a dual citizen (UK / South Africa passports). I am interested in working in a EU country. Currently, until the UK has formally completed Brexit, the UK is still part of the EU, and I could work ...
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Registering as a sole trader and documentation needed - From Portugal to United Kingdom

I am currently living in Portugal and goin to move to the UK (Scotland) tomorrow. My boyfriend found a job there, so his company will be taking care of most of the needed paperwork, but I will have ...
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I have an EU residence permit for one country does applying for another country cancel my current one out?

I am a non-eu citizen on a spouse temporary visa for Germany. I have been admitted into a Masters course in Italy and need to apply for my visa to start the semester online in September. I won't be ...
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Schengen tourist visa: Work details of spouse accompanying short term work permit traveler

I am planning travel to Belgium on a work permit in the month of February. Since it is a short term work permit, my wife plans to accompany me for a brief period so that we can roam around much of ...
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What options do I have to use my European desktop PC in Japan?

I’m going to be moving to Japan from Germany soon. The PC I use most is a desktop; its PSU is specified at 220–240 V input as is the European standard. Japan uses 100 V mains power as we all know. I ...
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How to find out the name of the person that an IBAN number belongs to?

If you have someone's IBAN number in another European country than the one you're in (therefore, no local branch of their bank of where you are), is there a way to find out the full name of the person ...
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Travel insurance (and flight tickets) for Long Term Schengen Visa

I am going to apply for a Long Term Schengen visa soon for a job I am going to start in Luxembourg. And I am unable to determine whether I need to get travel insurance or not. The VFS website says I ...
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Travelling to France by eurotunnel with UK issued EU Family member residence permit

Hey i will be travelling to paris over the weekend with my husband who is a Portuguese national. I jave an Indian passport and UK issued EU family member residence biometric card. Will i have to apply ...
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Permanent migration from UK to Belgium/Europe

Due to certain family problems, we are planning to move from the UK to Belgium OR any other European country. Everyone in my family has UK citizenship and a passport. What's the process of moving ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while living in Germany?

I am US citizen that moved to Germany with my wife who is a German citizen. She works in Germany.I am new to the country and would like to apply for for a remote US job. Would I need any special ...
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Can I get visa and resident permit as a self-employed software developer in EU?

I am a non-EU citizen and at the moment I am working in Belgium. I see that there are many better job opportunities that I can apply but most of them do not offer visa sponsorship or they are totally ...
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(How) does an old criminal record influence getting a working visa in Europe?

I have a class B misdemeanor from about 25 years ago, does anyone know if it will keep me from getting a work visa in countries such as Austria, Germany, or France?
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EU citizen living in an European country and working in an other country

Let's suppose that an Italian lives in Brussels but works in Lille (France). I know that they can work and live in any other EU country with little restrictions, but how does that apply to a person ...
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For an Italian to get married with a Venezuelan tourist in Europe

A friend who holds an italian passport but he is originally from Venezuela. He has is 5 years old daughter in Venezuela but he is not officially married with the mother. He wants them to get them in ...