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Live in Vietnam and work remotely in a non-Vietnam based company on a tourist visa

Can a Russian citizen legally live for several years in Vietnam and work remotely in a non-Vietnam based company, while having a valid tourist visa? I argue with my friend that it is not legally ...
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Does an unused 120 Days work permit (Zurich, Switzerland) require a cooling off period?

I have a L4 visa for 120 days for my work, but I did not use the visa due to Covid situation. For next year, if I plan to get another L4 visa (120 days), will there be any cooling off period required? ...
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US/EU dual citizen, move to the Netherlands while working for US company

I work remotely for a US company and am currently located in Houston. I am an American citizen. I happen to have a Spanish citizenship, hence am also a EU citizen. How feasible would it be to continue ...
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Applying for a work permit in Sweden as a self employed person

I am a non-eu citizen and am considering, in the future (a few years), moving to Sweden. I need advice about how to do this as a self employed person. I have been reading this page: https://www....
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Can an F-2 visa holder establish and manage a company outside of the US?

If someone comes to the US with F-2 visa status, can he establish a new company in Canada or Germany and manages the company and gets it's incomes during the time he is inside the US with the F-2 visa ...
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May an F-2 visa holder marry inside the US with a US citizen/green card holder without ending the previous marriage?

If someone with F-2 visa status comes to the US, then wants to marry with a US citizen/green card holder, should he/she ends/gets divorce of his/her previous wife/husband even if their marriage ...
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How do I become a French citizen via a higher education/talent visa?

I've been living in France just over two years now. I'm fluent in French (I have a degree of B2-language level, and I'm preparing for the C1). I'm going to start the second year of university this ...
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Refugee status for a South African citizen

I have a friend desperate to leave South Africa due to the ongoing looting and violence happening there in the last few days. Life is going to be very difficult with food shortages and all kind of ...
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Application Canadian Work Permit without LMIA

I have 8 years of IT experience and reside outside of Canada (Indian Nationality). A Canadian company is willing to offer me a job. Should they require an LMIA to get me to Canada? Are there any ...
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Can I create a website with no-profit at the moment with the F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Immigration help

I am in dire need for help. I was living in the States and in the process of getting my permanent residence from my mother who got hers from my brother, who is American. But my mother passed away and ...
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By getting a combo card and using its given SSN, will I lose my previous status?

If someone with F-2 visa status who is inside the US, files I-485, I-765 and I-131 forms (after her spouse filed I-140) to get EAD/AP card also Social Security Number, if she uses only obtained SSN to ...
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Can a EAD/AP Combo Card holder establish his own business in the US?

my wife as an F-1 visa holder in the US wants to apply for NIW-EB2 green card, and we are filing I140 and I485 forms concurrently within the US(I am also inside the US with the F-2 visa status), we ...
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Spouse of US citizen: can I visit my husband in the US and then stay and adjust status?

I have been married to my husband for 4 years. I live in the UK and he is living in the US with our 2 year old daughter. Can I visit the US on a ESTA and then stay and do a adjustment of status? I ...
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Does a child in common law relationship in Canada qualify for an F4 visa?

My sister filed petition in 2005 for me, my wife and kids. My daughter moved to Canada in 2015 for studies and she is on work permit right now. She is also living with her boyfriend from last two ...
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Diversity VIsa Interview-Police Certificate

My interview is next week and my husband is the principal applicant. I am currently not living in my country of citizenship. When KCC asked for the documents, I sent PCC just for my current country of ...
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US immigration visa for son of naturalised US resident, and his spouse

My spouse and I are interested in moving to the US to become residents (Vietnamese & UK nationality respectively). The first step would be to obtain an immigration visa. My father is a naturalised ...
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Processing times for L2 EAD H2 2021

My wife and I are relocating to California. I have an L1-A and she has an L2. We are trying to figure out the processing times we can expect for her EAD application. We see a lot of references online ...
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Taking EU blue card from France and living in Germany

I am a non EU citizen. I am applying for a Blue card in France but the location I want to live in is in Germany Berlin. How does that apply in my case, working for a certain EU country and living in ...
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Studying in the EU, have Biometric Resident Permit in the UK

I am a student living in London. I was given a residency permit which is leave to remain for 2 and half years. The route I was given is 10 year long residency then I can apply for ILR. This September ...
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Information regarding changing employer while having a Blue Card for 6 months

Ithe new EU Blue Card law, it is specified in the instructions: Flexibility to change employer - Complete a new test of the labour market if they wish to change employer or job position. Can someone ...
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I Received a Job Offer in Berlin [closed]

I received a job offer of 70K in berlin. My wife is a housewife and I have 4 school going kids. I am from South Africa. Will we be able to live a comfortable live? Should I take the offer?
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Will getting UK student visa cancel my current Tier 2 ICT visa?

Background: I am working in UK on ICT Tier 2 Visa which is ending on 31st August. But, I am planning to join university on 14th or 21st September. I can apply for Student visa 3 months prior to start ...
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Will a DUI/open container/reckless driving conviction prohibit immigrating to the Netherlands from the US via marrying a native?

I am currently in the process of trying to immigrate from the US to the Netherlands to live with my native Dutch wife, via our recent marriage. I recently got a ticket for a DUI, that is soon to go to ...
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Need help with NOC code for Unix and Production Support duties | Canada Immigration

I need help with NOC code, In my present company I work more as application support engineer and also performing SRE responsibilities, I am confused between 2282/2281/2173/2171: My roles and ...
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H1B amendment and new application within same cap exempt org

I'm currently in a situation where my current cap-exempt employer is filing an amendment to an active H1B application, but I recently got an offer from another department within the same org, which ...
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Consular access application for US H1-B visa | Pros, Cons, Options and Feasibility

Currently, I am in the first year of my OPT and I am selected in H1-B lottery for this year. I was thinking that can I file H1-B on consular access and get a STEM extension for the OPT. Then get the ...
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Is it possible to get EU blue card while on student visa even before starting the studies if I have a valid job offer in Germany?

I am Non EU IT/Software professional. I got admitted to Masters Program in A German University. I then applied to Consulate General in Mumbai for the student visa. I was planning to join university ...
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EB-3 experiences

Does someone have experience with the EB-3 visa(USA) process? Currently, I am working as a software engineer with a b.sc. My birth country is in Europe. My question is, how long would the process take ...
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Travel to other EU countries after resigning from my current Job while on Blue card Germany

I have been living and working in Germany since April 2018 on Blue Card and recently renewed it as the previous one was only valid for 33 months. My new blue card is valid until Jan 2025. I am ...
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Can I move to Germany for 1 year to test how it is, with a remote job?

I have a remote job since 1 year, and I'm earning 5000 USD a month. In my future plans, I would like to go to Germany to see what it is like to live there. Is there a chance to go for one year or more ...
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Form I-944 or I-864 for a Derivative Applicant of a employment based Principal Applicant

I have approved I-140 and am planning to file I-485 for me and my wife. I know that I have to file I-944 as I am an Employment-Based Alien Worker. Could you please tell me whether I have to file I-944 ...
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NVC case C21 requires and questions about getting green card

After uploading my documents, including an Affidavit of Support, Financial, IV documents, how many days does it take the NVC to make an interview? What should I do for getting a Permanent Resident ...
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French citizenship of an ancestor who died in Algeria before Independence

My grandpa lived and worked in France for a good amount of time and he sadly passed away and was buried there when Algeria was French which means it was still colonized. I was wondering if there's a ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a Canadian company? What are the legal, tax and immigration standards?

I am a US citizen, in the process of applying for a Canadian residence visa (I plan to move to Canada). Having a job offer in hand during the application process definitely would help my chances of ...
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NOC Code for Solution Engineer/Cloud Engineer 2173 or 2174?

I am not sure whether my current duties match Canada's NOC code 2173 or 2174. 2173: Software engineers and designers Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain ...
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Can a declined H1B application be re-opened?

The last year (2019) I received reasons H-1B denial. Reasons were: LCA not provided No Employer-Employee relationship Services in a specialty occupation Can this application be reopened with a new ...
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Am I eligible for long residence in the UK?

I have been in the UK since September 2010. First as a PhD student on tier-4 visa, till 2017 September, then I switched to tier 2 visa from 2017 September till now. I have always had a leave to remain ...
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German 81a AufenthG skilled residence permit (family reunion)

I have a job offer from a German employer and they are initiating the 81a accelerated visa process for me since normal work visa takes a lot of time. I am from Pakistan and comes under the Islamabad ...
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Consequences of informing bank about leaving country

I left USA in 2019, but did not inform Bank of America about this. I am currently in Canada, continue to operate my BoA account for payments, and have substantial balance in the bank account in US. I ...
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Finding an opportunity in a Canadian company without having the permenant recidency

I finished my PhD from a European country recently and I got an offer to do a postdoc (working contract) in a Canadian university for 1 year (can be extended two). I just heard that if my postdoc ...
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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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