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Questions regarding emigration and immigration of family members including visas, ancestry visas, schools, employment, insurance and related family topics.

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How to cope with ageing parents/family and not being with them?

For the last 10 years I have been living and working away from my country and for several reasons have only visited my parents and family around every one or two years... Skype and the like are ...
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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

I got married in Sweden (Civil Marriage) and I registered my marriage in Sweden. My wife is Swedish but she is working in Frankfurt. Since she is a EU citizen she has registered herself legally in ...
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How does a newborn baby get a UK visa?

I'm on Tier 2 Sponsorship visa living with my wife in the UK since 2011. They don't count my full-time work on Post Study Work Visa, so that I am not eligible for ILR. My wife is now pregnant and she ...
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Declare marriage and children outside the US?

As a US citizen living abroad, do I need to register anywhere that I got married and had children? Do my children automatically get US Citizenship?
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Holidays in US for close relative's funeral in EU?

I live in Hawaii and my grandfather in Czechia had died. I would like to come to the funeral. I can manage to get the plane tickets, but 1) I'll be away for at least 5 days, and 2) I will be coming ...
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When returning to the UK from working in the EU, what do you need to show you activated your “Treaty Rights” WRT non-EU family members?

As I understand it, under Directive 2004/38/EC, an EU national who has only ever lived in their own country is governed by national rules when it comes to inviting non-eu family members to join them. ...
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Going to USA from France with my girlfriend

I'm looking for an H-1B Visa and it is mentioned that immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) can get a H-4 Visa. I've been living with my girlfriend for 3 years but we ...
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EEA Family Permit Refused for Mother-In-Law - next steps?

I have my grand mother who is around 80 and lives in India with my brother. My mom is a Portuguese national and she sponsored my dad to come to UK as my dad holds Indian citizenship. Advised by ...
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Is there a type of French visa to bridge the gap between two visas?

My wife (Chinese, currently staying in France on a student visa, titre de séjour) and I (German, living in Germany), after applying for a German visa for family reunification to live together in ...
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What are the requirements for an EEA family permit to enter the UK?

Background: The person is married to an EEA citizen. They currently live outside Europe. They're traveling to the UK together. Do they need to show any proof of income, hotel reservation, return or ...
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EEA Family Permit refused - No clear reason given, appalling letter

Please can anyone advise how to deal with this? We applied for an EEA Family Permit for my wife to travel from Russia to join me in the UK. We enclosed our passports, my Permanent Residence ...
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Can I travel while waiting for my Swedish residence card?

My wife is an EU Citizen (Irish) and has been given a job in Sweden. I'm South African and have been told that I should apply for a residence card and that the process will take around 15 months. If ...
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Moving to Spain with non-EU partner

Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working permits as knowledge migrants and we are ...
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Ways to interact with my kid

I'm living in Spain and my kid is with my wife back in Brazil for now (they will join me later). The hardest feeling I have is that I'm not interacting with my kid as much as I would like to, we try ...
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What is the best way (quickest) for an American Citizen to get a Mexican spouse to the United States?

I am a US citizen, my wife is a Mexican citizen. We got married in Mexico and have a marriage certificate. We have been hearing different ideas from different people. Some say to do a tourist visa and ...
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Is it possible to get a UK Family Visa on a long term non-monogamous relationship?

Does anyone have any experience of how UK Family Visas and polyamory interact with each other, if at all? My partner of several years (M) is a non-EU citizen who met me and his other partner of ...
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Do I need to pay for my family, who are 'additional applicants' when applying for Australian work visa?

I am from family of 4 (two adults, two children (5 and 7)). I was looking into Australian work visas and was wondering how many persons to I need to pay for when applying for (190) visa... I would be ...
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My girlfriend is 9 month pregnant, I only have a 1-month visa. How can I extend my Chinese visa?

I am Indian, my girlfriend is Chinese and she is pregnant. Delivery due is in 1 month. I will go to China, however I got only a 1-month visa. Is there any way I can extend to 6 months or more? I know ...
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As US citizen, is there a process to bring my wife into the United States, when we don't spend the majority of our time in the US?

I am a US citizen and my wife is not. She has yet to come to the United States. In the first years of our marriage, most of our time will be spent outside of the States. In a couple of years, we ...
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I got a job offer in Germany. Can I bring my family with me at the same time?

I got a job offer in Germany, and I have an apartment for me and my family (wife and son) - offered by the company. The question is: Can I apply for a national visa (long-stay) for me and my family ...
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What is a valid document for EEA residence card?

My wife has a family permit visa and we're now applying to get an EEA residence permit. It's required that we send our documents to prove identity: Proof of identity and nationality, such as a ...
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I am a Pakistani, in a same sex relationship, applying for a Tier 2 visa soon. What proof can my partner provide to apply for Tier 2 dependent?

I have been living with my partner for more than a year now but we are in the closet so we don't have an address to our name or a joint bank statement. We have lots and lots of pictures but I don't ...
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What papers do I need so I can start working in the UK as fast as possible?

I recently posted a question regarding the papers I will need to live legally in the UK with my husband, a Polish citizen. I've got pretty good answers that guided me towards the right steps. So I ...
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Can I keep my family in Germany and work in Finland on a work permit?

I have a residence permit (not a blue card) of Germany until January 2018, and the Rathaus has given me a Fiktionsbescheinigung until May 2018, waiting for me to submit a new contract. Now I have a ...
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Refusal of EEA Family Permit

My wife is a British Citizen and I am South African and have been living and working (permanent placements) in Ireland for roughly 2 years. My wife was asked about an internal move within her ...
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Can a US greencard winner re-enter alone or can extend of family members visa enter time after 6 month is over?

As a greencard winner(diversity visa 2018) family father, all members got visas but 6 months time is over for my family members except me. Let me explain details. I bought fly tickets to all of us. I ...
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“Marriage is not subsisting” - How to defend something like this?

My wife's visa application got refused based on immigration rules 319C(d) and (e), which are: (d) The marriage or civil partnership, or relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership, must ...
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Moving from Romania to Sweden with a non-EU partner

I am a non-EU citizen, from Angola and I'm about to marry my Romanian girlfriend who she will come to my country soon to do the marriage papers here in my country, we have intentions to live in Sweden ...
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UK citizen living in EU returning to U.K. With spouse

My UK citizen son has lived in Poland for 2 years with his non-eu wife of 2 years. He has been offered a job in the UK - what visas will they need, to return together to U.K., please?
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How to make a marriage certificate valid in the EU (if it was issued in a third country)?

EU law says non-EU spouses of EU citizens enjoy free movement rights. They can move to an EU country* with their partner and work there without a visa. What are the requirements for a marriage ...
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Is it possible to apply for a new visitor visa to the UK from within the UK?

We are non-EU nationals living in the UK. Our family's Tier 2 visas are due to expire in a year's time. We are not intending to renew our visas, and are planning to leave the country in April next ...
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Bringing wife to Ireland on a Green Card

My wife and I are non-EU nationals. I am currently in the process of obtaining a Green Card, and we should be moving to Cork in December. As far as I can understand, my wife can come with me ...
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Non-EU Citizen. Can I get visa if my father live in Germany?

I know that this maybe is not right website to ask this kind of question, but I couldn't find any better. Maybe if you know, you could recommend me? So here is the situation. My father is living in ...
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Getting family permit form for non-EEA spouse in UK

I am an Irish (EEA) National, married to an Australian, living in Canada, and job-hunting in the UK. As I understand it, my wife will need a EEA family permit to come to the UK with me. My question:...
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I'm on an EEA FP. Can my spouse who's an EEA citizen travel out of the country while I stay in the UK?

Can my spouse (EEA citizen) travel out of the UK while I stay in the UK? I hold an EEA Family Permit.
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Expat returning to the UK with German husband who is retired

I have been living in Germany for over 30 years with my German husband. We were married in the UK. My husband has a German pension. What happens with our health care when we return? I have not paid ...
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Relocating to the UK with spouse

My mother- and father-in-law are permanently relocating to the UK. My father in law is a British citizen, and has resided in the US for the past 20+ years. My mother in law is a US citizen. It is to ...
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2004/38/EC: Applying for EU Family Member Residence Card (Verification Against EU Law) in the Netherlands After More Than 90 Days In-Country

TL;DR (because this has turned into a MUCH longer post than I anticipated - sorry!): should we be concerned about my non-EU boyfriend submitting an application for verification against EU law (namely ...
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What evidence is needed for a dependent sibling of a family member of an EU citizen?

I'm an EU citizen (British) and my wife is Filipina. We live in Spain and my wife is here as a family member of an EU citizen with an Article 10 residence card. Her sister is dependent on us and my ...
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What should I specify in an invitation letter for parents and siblings visiting UK?

My wife's parents and siblings are planning to visit my family in the UK. We are all Indonesians by nationality. They need to apply for family visitor visas, and one of the documents I need to supply ...
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Travlining with a non-EEA family permit from the UK to France

I am German citizen and my wife is Kazakh. We both live in the UK. She has a non-EEA family permit. The sticker in her passport says that this expired in January but this website https://www.gov.uk/...
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Can my wife get a Norwegian national identification number before her EU/EEA residence card, or does she have to wait?

I am a Norwegian citizen. My wife is a Russian citizen. In November 2017 we moved to Sweden together. We utilized EU/EEA law and the rights of EEA family members to apply for a EU residence card for ...
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Can I keep my passport while I am waiting for the European Economic Area Family Permit Residence Card?

I am a non European, married with an European. We are now living in UK. I have the EEA Family Permit visa for 6 months and it expires in June. I want to ask for the Residence Card in May, but the ...
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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

My family and I are British citizens. We moved to Kenya in 2011 for a change of atmosphere and new environment from our busy life in London. A few years on and in 2016, I got married to a Kenyan ...
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I want to get my Mexican fiance permanent residency in the United States with drug conviction

I am a US citizen who met my Mexican born fiance in Texas 15 years ago. He was deported from the US 13 years ago after serving time in prison for a marijuana charge. He was told that he could reapply ...
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Register flat before moving to it

I signed a sublease contract for the next month but I need to know if it's possible to have a new “Anmeldungbescheinigung” (Registering certificate) before moving to it in order to send document to my ...
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Registration in Germany with an English marriage certificate

My wife joined me last week here in Germany with a family reunion visa. We have an appointment at the district office (Bezirksamt) this week so she can register. The marriage certificates we have are ...
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F4 visa was granted but my nephews aged out. What can we do?

I applied for the US F4 visa (Family Preference Immigrant Visa) 13 years ago for my sister and her family. Her case was approved in 2009. After that, we didn't hear anything for years until, finally, ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refusal for Lack of Communication Evidence

I'm married to an EEA national, a Romanian. We've been together for 3 years and 8 months (44 months), and have been married a year ago, on the 11th Nov 2015. My wife has visited me twice in my country,...
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Is there any way to track the UK EEA Family Member Residence Card?

I want to ask if there is any way to track UK EEA Family Member Residence card. I am worry about the application of my wife because we sent the documents 2 months ago and I read in internet that the ...