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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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Skilled Recognised Graduate visa subclass 476 - Cannot enter before Initial Entry Date

I have this visa granted to me with First Entry date. However, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions I will not be able to enter Australia before this date. I have not been able to find any relative ...
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How to calculate 180 days for Green Cards holders for being abroad? Will departure and arrival days considered or not?

I am a Green Card holder, I have travelled outside the States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to arrive to the State on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. will I be within the 180 days or ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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Australian 190 Visa - Possibility of second invitation if first invitation expires

I am trying to get a skilled immigration 190 Visa for Australian Pernamnet Residency. I got an invitation from Victoria as 190 visa. I know I have 60 days to apply for the visa. But my concern is ...
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Bringing my pregnant wife to Austria; I am an EU citizen

I am a student in Austria, I have an EU citizenship. My wife is pregnant and is a third world country resident. Can someone explain what my options to bring my wife to Austria are.
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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How to extend a F4 immigrant Visa before going to USA within 6 months

I got my F4 visa on november 2020 and it will expire on may 15th 2020. We had booked our flight on march 30th 2020 but due to covid 19 pandemic we were unable to go to USA. Currently India is not ...
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Extending German Residence Permit

i came to Germany on family Reunion visa, i got my residence permit , my Spouse was German, later we got separated , i am working here since 2 years ,i did leaned german B1 and intregartion course ...
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Does the April 22, 2020 Executive Order suspending the entry of immigrants affect existing green card holders?

I am a Green Card holder since 07/28/2019 and I am outside USA now , will I get effected or ban from entry because of President recent executive order to ban the immigration for 60 days?
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US Citizenship through Birth

I am a lawful legal immigrant and my daughter was born here(USA). I have below questions. 1) Whats are all the benefits she will get for born in the United States compared to a person citizenship ...
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Can I be hired by my boyfriend in his company with H1B visa?

I know this is a kind of question we have probably already asked but I keep reading and I never get the answer I look for, I never find the same situation. I am French, living in Spain and my ...
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How long can I be out of the US on a TN (NAFTA) visa?

Due to the spread of the coronavirus my organization is recommending (essentially mandating) that all employees work from home (WFH) until further notice. I was planning on traveling to Canada from ...
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Marrying an EEA national on a standard UK visitor visa

If I go to UK on visitor visa, am I allowed to marry an EEA national and apply for a residence card?
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If I have a UK residence card, can I move to Italy?

If I have a UK residence card, as it has almost no requirments for me to obtain, with my husband being Italian, can we move to Italy permanently?
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What type of evidence to prove continuous residence in the US for naturalization

Specifically, I am asking about the category "Your immediate family remained in the U.S." My brother and his wife remained in the US during the time I was absent. Note: I am a dependent on my brother. ...
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TN visa extension application for different employer advice

I am currently holding TN visa that is getting expired in next three weeks. And I am starting a new job with new employer after it. The problem is my I-140 has been approved already,for the reason I ...
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What is the fastest way to start working in the US as highly skilled worker?

I am German citizen and lived in the US from 2012 to Sep 2019 on F1 visa. Despite having nice job offers (via F1-OPT and H1B subsequently) after graduating from PhD, I decided to give up my F1 status ...
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Greek citizen wants to immigrate to Ireland with her South African husband. What is required?

I am a Greek EU citizen living in South Africa wanting to move to Ireland with my non-EU citizen husband who is South African. What do we need for access to live and work in Ireland?

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