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Tier 4 - BRP did not arrive

I came on the first of October on a tier 4 visa and until now I did not receive my BRP. I did multiple reports and to this day I got nothing back. Filled out the form and did everything I could do and ...
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Can I apply for an EB-4 religious worker visa right after getting an R1 visa?

I completed 2 years of working in November, I got the R1 in October. There is a stipulation that the person needs to have at least 2 years of experience before filing EB4. My query is, can I file ...
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Immigration medical records/history

My sponsor company for a US work visa has asked me to obtain my medical records in preparation for a future medical examination at the US embassy. Listed is an incident involving needing PEP after a ...
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Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

I'm trying to apply for my first British passport and have been reading various gov.uk sites for guidance to do it correctly. I have completed the online form, confirmed my identity, and I am at the ...
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Pole emploi refused my ARE benefits

I have been working for past few years in France. I have paid social security and taxes during that time. I did not have a problem when I was hired or paid taxes. When I applied for ARE, pôle emploi ...
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self-employed “Highly skilled migrant” in Netherlands

I am an expat, non-EU citizen working for a Dutch company in Netherlands under "Highly skilled migrant" residence permit for over 3 years now. I want to change my job, but the company is US ...
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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

I'm trying to migrate to Canada, and I was sent a link to a private agency called Canada Immigration Express, from a mate who got it from an ad, I registered and paid 20$. Finally they called me two ...
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What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for temporary residence permit holder

What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for Temporary Residence permit (HSM) holder? My situation: I have stayed (vacation) the following number of months in total outside NL per year for ...
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New Zealand SMC Job Search Visa to Residence Visa

My wife is the primary applicant and our SMC Visa application got lodged in July 2019. Since we do not have a Job Offer and we are offshore, She is eligible for a SMC Job Search Visa. My Question is: ...
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How much time from H1B approval to US entry?

Once H1B has been approved, an interview at a US embassy is required. Which steps are involved from the moment an employer notifies about the approval of H1B and the entrance in the US? (for example, ...
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UK EU settlment scheme, effects when acquiring British citizenship

I have Polish and German citizenship and passport. My wife the same (she is German originally). But we now live in UK. We need to apply for UK Settlement Scheme, which i think means we will be ...
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As an EU/US citizen can I apply for pre-settled status while living in the US?

I lived in the UK 1994-2006 as a US citizen and had Indefinite Leave to Remain status. Living in the US again since 2006, I have lost that status. I am now a dual EU/US citizen, having become an ...
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Consequenses of DV lottery visa if being rejected on later phase?

If I applied for DV lottery visa and then got selected at first phase but got rejected in later phase like interview or similar(after fillling DS- 260 immigration form). Then will it affect my chances ...
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Since I am unemployed, can I get PR card any faster?

I arrived in Canada on a closed work permit (on GSS) but was terminated in less than a year because of the pandemic. I appeared for IELTS over and over again, and eventually got picked up in express ...
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Do I need to be physically present in the U.S. when the H-1B extension is filed with USCIS?

My initial 3 years H-1B is about to expire. I will have to start the extension process for my H-1B in the upcoming months. I'm thinking about traveling internationally and it might not be easy to ...
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UK ILR rule for switching from Tier 2 general to Tier 2 dependant

I have been in UK for past 2 years on Tier 2 general visa. But now I am planning to switch to my wife's dependent who is also on Tier 2 general. If I switch now, will I be eligible for applying ILR in ...
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Registering a civil union blue card holder Germany

I am going to Germany with a blue card, but the law in my country does not recognize us until there is a marriage. I want to bring my long-term girlfriend with me to live in Germany. Can I as a blue ...
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What are the steps to immigrate to Canada while retaining a steady supply of needed medication?

I am a mid-30's software developer wanting to emigrate from the US into Canada -- probably Ontario (having enjoyed a vacation to Toronto a few years ago). I speak and write English fluently, but as ...
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UK Spouse visa: implication of not applying for extention?

I currrently live in UK as a spouse with leave to remain residence permit which is expiring in May 2021. Due to personal reasons, we have decided to move from UK. So I will not be applying for a ...
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Is there anything I can do to make money while in US without work permit?

I have a US L-2 visa, which allows me to stay in the US and makes me eligible to work provided I have an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Due to USCIS taking excessively long to process EAD ...
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The mathematics of US visa bulletin

I want to know how actually the visa-allocation process works in the US. I had asked a question for this where I got perfect answers but now I am having another related doubt so I am posting a new ...
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What makes US immigrant visa processing times different?

What makes US immigrant visa processing times different? Just select "Petition for Alien relative" I-130 here and you will see a variety of ranges for different categories. What makes them ...
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How much processing time for non-Chinese EB5 Investors?

This page mentions that the Processing time for Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor (I-526) at Immigrant Investor Program Office is: (1) 54 Months to 75 Months for China - mainland born investors (2) ...
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US Visa Bulletin: What about other countries?

The US issues a visa bulletin every month (this month's bulletin) that gives information regarding whose priority date has become current and who shall wait approximately how much. You can see that ...
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Do I need to have trivial, unimportant information translated in documents in UK visa application? (EEA Family Permit)

My wife (Filipino) and I (British) are planning to move to the UK after living in Spain for the last four years. We are applying for an EEA Family Permit, more commonly known as the 'Surinder Singh' ...
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USCIS Expedite Request and complaints/refund after USCIS made a mistake

While applying for marriage based greencard USCIS made a terrible mistake (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?): While they approved I-130, they approved it ...
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Leaving Switzerland during studies, EU citizen

Cross-post from travel.SE because I was asked to: I'm an EU citizen, and study in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm enrolled for the following semester. My housing lease is expiring and I haven't managed to ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

If Parents are Indian citizens on H1B and H1B expires soon after giving birth to child in US. Parents wish to apply for OCI for their child but since OCI takes 60 days to arrive, but parents cannot ...
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Immigation USA/Switzerland

I am in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend. We know that marriage would be the simplest solution, but we would prefer to live together for a longer period before we take this step. ...
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Can I go as a Skilled Migrant to NZ without bachelors?

I am 26, unmarried with 5 years of experience. But I don't have a bachelors. My education qualification is high school. When I went over New Zealand immigration website, 'bachelors' looks like the ...
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Will I receive my SSN automatically by mail?

I arrived in the US on July 5th 2020 on an F4 visa. I assume that I don’t have to apply for a Social Security number, considering I have asked to be issued one on the DS-260. If that is indeed the ...
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Different DOBs on passport and birth certificate: does that cause any problems?

I recently applied for the US DV Lottery (DV-2021). In the application process I wrote everything (including DOB) as written on my passport. But the problem is I have a different DOB written on my ...
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F1 Remote CPT Employment

So I had a summer co-op planned within the States. I filled out the paperwork etc. I went back to India on the government evacuation because I had surgery last year, and am at a very fragile part of ...
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UK Clean Slate policy

I am a US citizen and had few minor immigration problems one time when I tried to enter back in 2018 but they let me in after all. Last year in 2019 I tried to enter again and they let me in with no ...
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NHS debt and Tier 4 visa

I have been visiting the UK to take a few short courses ( On short term student visas) once a year and I would go to my GP to perform some blood tests every now and then. They never charged me as they ...
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Can a permanent resident file I-130 & I-485 for spouse concurrently if final action date is current and spouse lives in the US?

The Visa bulletin for July 2020 lists the final action date for the F2A category as current. Does that mean my permanent resident spouse and I can file the I-130 and I-485 forms concurrently? I have ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

One of my initial questions on this site:) I have been searching about Irish naturalization requirements on the internet since quite some time and I see all the usual requirements: 5 years residence, ...
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Documents needed from sponsor for UK settlement scheme visa

I am applying for the settlement scheme visa to be together with my wife. She is currently working in the UK and has received her settlement status. The following are documents that I feel would be ...
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EU student NOT applying to EU Settlement Scheme

I'm EU studying in the UK. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest moving to another StackExchange website or ...
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Applying to EU Settlement Scheme very close to deadline

I'm EU studying in the UK. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest moving to another StackExchange website or ...
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Benefit of EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens leaving the UK before 29 June 2021?

I'm EU studying in the UK. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest moving to another StackExchange website or ...
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EU settlement scheme: Privacy

I'm EU studying in the UK: say I apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest ...
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J1 visa (postdoc) while greencard pending from outside the US?

I am currently in Canada and applied for marriage based greencard. I-130 got approved but due to mistake from USCIS (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?) I ...
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Parents US Tourist Visa Extension more than One Year

Thanks for reading my post. My parents are here in the United States to visit us. They are staying here for more than six months and they are about to leave United States but due to Pandemic they are ...
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What steps can a CSPA derivative take in order to stay protected under CSPA?

Priority Date: March 28, 2005 Approval Date: April 17, 2009 Current Visa Bulletin: January 22, 2005 DOB: April 20, 1997 Category: F4 Location: India Hi, I am a derivative applicant, whereas my father ...
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CTA Ireland/Northern Ireland Non-EEA spouse of Irish citizen

I am an Irish citizen moving to Northern Ireland with my Syrian husband. He has been granted an EUSS Family Permit to live in the U.K. Does he need an Irish visitor/tourist visa to cross the border to ...
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What is the difference between hiring a “licensed immigration” advisor and an “immigration lawyer” if I want to move to New Zealand?

I have contacted the authorities. They suggested me to find a "licensed immigration" advisor or an "immigration lawyer". What is the difference? Are they just two words for the ...
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Bring African girlfriend and her kid to Germany

I am Italian and I live and work n Germany. She lives in Cameroon and has a 4 years old kid. We know each other since a long time and now (well, after the corona issue) we want to live together in ...
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Can someone working in USA with H1B visa get PR of Canada?

If I have a H1B visa and working in USA, can I apply and get PR of Canada? If so, how much time will it take considering that I would be staying in USA?
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Can USA citizen sponsor his sibling for long term stay?

Can a USA citizen sponsor his sibling who is currently living in another country (India) for permanent stay or long term stay in USA?

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