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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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What do I need to go back to US to immigrate or study?

I am German and now I live in Europe. I entered United States on December 5th of 2013 under the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA that allows you to remain in the US for 3 months as a tourist. I overstayed, ...
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Education and work experience sync for Germany job seeker visa

I'm exploring options to apply for German job seeker visa and stuck with below question. I've a graduate degree of Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication stream. Currently, I'm ...
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British citizen wants to bring his wife and children from Afghanistan

What other options are available under the immigration rules and directives, for a British citizen to bring his wife and two young children to UK from Afghanistan? He cannot satisfy the income ...
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H1B extension filed with USCIS and then going back to home country?

My H1B is expiring on 30th September, I have filed for extension but need to go back to home country. Will extension be in progress and will be approved so that I can come back to US after September. ...
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I have valid h1b but my passport is expired in USA. Can I work at clients location legally? I have applied for renewal of my passport.

My Indian passport is currently expired and I have valid h1b until Aug , 2018. As per I 9 , am I legally eligible to work at clients location?
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How long would it take to get residence permit in UK [closed]

I will be moving to the UK in August with Tier 2 long term visa. I'm an Indian passport holder. How long would it take for me to get a residence permit?
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Traveling on Polish tourist visa while waiting for Swedish residence permit [closed]

I am waiting for my decision of Swedish residence permit inside Sweden where I am allowed to live until I get a decision, but I want to travel using a Polish tourist visa in and out of the Schengen ...
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Canada immigration round of invitations

Canada used to have at least 2 rounds of invitations every month. except for June this year, till today there is no invitation. Anyone know when is the next round of invitations, or why its been ...
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Apply for Schengen while waiting for Family Reunion visa (Germany)

I've been unable to find any info on this, but is there any way to get a temporary visa to enter Germany before my family reunion visa has been issued? My spouse is going up on a work visa today but ...
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Conditions for temporary residency in Spain?

I asked this on a forum that is supposed to be only about expats in Spain, but it seems that although plenty of people ask questions there, nobody ever answers any. I chuckle at the first sentence of ...
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Emigrate to Canada

Can someone without a college degree but with a high-school diploma, some years of specialized work experience (as computer programmer) and a job offer from a reputable IT company, have problems while ...
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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 children accompany me if I win the Green Card lottery?

If I win Green Card lottery, will I be able to take my child with me to the US? I'm thinking about immigration to the USA and looking for any way.
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Supporting evidence i-130 [closed]

Before anything I'd like to thank all the help you have provided. I'm about to file the i-130 for my husband and this is the supporting evidence we are sending. My birth certificate birth ...
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Canadian “inland” spousal sponsorship and conditions of stay with a study permit

I have Canadian citizenship and my wife is a Chinese citizen on a study permit, studying in a college. I am looking to apply for inland sponsorship for her. At the same time, because of our financial ...
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Death of a US citizen father of a US citizen child with a non-citizen wife

Bob is a US citizen married to Lily a non-US resident. They live together in Europe with their US citizen daughter (born abroad). If Bob was to pass away, would his wife Lily be eligible to live in ...
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What documents do I have to include with my i-130 spouse and daughter petition, If I file from overseas?

Good day. I'm filing an i-130 for my spouse and daughter, I have completed the form however I'm not really sure what supporting documents do I have to file? Can they be copies of the originals? The ...
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Australian immigration long-stay 457 visa - do we need to pay tax on our engagement ring?

We'll be moving from the UK to Australia later this year, on a long-stay 457 visa which has been granted for 4 years. My fiancée will be moving with me, and we'll be getting married at some point ...
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I've completed Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from India, can I apply for MBA in Canada?

I've​ heard that, Canada Government will reject these kind of files, if already masters is completed and applying for another masters. But that's MBA-IT and now I want to be in Management side in my ...
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Bringing multiple computers into NZ on a holiday visa - customs or immigration issues?

My wife and I (both British) will shortly be moving to New Zealand for a period of between 3 and 6 months. My wife will be travelling on a work visa, but I will be travelling via visa waiver due to ...
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I have an approved H1B petition, but my employer has stopped hiring. Can I get it transferred to a new employer?

My 2017 H1B petition is approved with a validity of one year. It is valid until Oct 2017. But my H1B sponsor has stopped hiring and so I did't go for stamping yet. I have a L1B and current working ...
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My passport will expired in less than 6 months, can I re-enter Japan?

My Japan resident card is good until 2021, but my passport will expire in less than 6 months. I need to go on a business trip outside of Japan very soon and may not have enough time to renew my ...
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If I do an online degree from a Canadian University, can I add it in Canadian immigration as Canadian education?

I want to do a degree from Canada. If I do a masters/MBA online from Coursera from a Canadian University, can I add it as Canadian education in my application for immigration?
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Mother in law coming to US what to do about Gold and cash?

Ive posted on this site in the past about getting my mother in law from Iraq to visit us. I got some excellent help and she had obtained an immigrant visa. We were ready to have her here and she ran ...
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Does a carte de séjour extend your visa?

I am currently in France for an internship. I have a long-stay visa that expires after seven months. I was under the impression that a long-stay visa was valid for a year though. I obtained my carte ...
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History of Employment when applying for Canadian study permit

In the "Employment" section of the Application for a Study Permit Outside of Canada (IMM 1294), the following question is asked and it's mandatory to fill out the duration, current activity/occupation,...
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Travel to Canada for vacation using PR when Residency Obligation not met

I'm working in USA on work visa and have a Canadian PR (Mar 2013 - Mar 2018). But I have never been to Canada since I got our PR and have not met the Residency Obligation (RO) which is to stay in ...
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EEA Citizen, moving to the UK with my non-EEA wife - change visa?

I am from Portugal, and I plan to move to the UK with my Russian fiancée - we will get married shortly. As I have been reading here and on gov.uk, we will need to apply for an EEA Family Permit; I ...
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Mauritian staying in France marrying Indonesian

I am a Mauritian staying in France and shall marry an indonesian. I am in France on the title "Scientifique-Chercheur". I would like to know the procedures. Right now, the indonesian is doing the ...
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Can I enter the UK before the start date on my Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa?

I have an approved UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa for a start date of 10th of July. However, I'll be arriving on the 23rd of June. Is this possible to do? Am I able to arrive early on a tourist visa? ...
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Canada open visa for Romanians from December 2017

From December 2017 Romanian Citizens don't require Visa Will they be able to find work and emigrate into Canada? I'm married to South African man,we have 3kids. He can't move free like I do . How can ...
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Visa for my South Africa husband [duplicate]

I'm a Romanian Citizen. I'm married with a South African man since 2002. We want to move to U.K. in Jan 2018 with our 3 children. What are his requirements to join us to Uk? Can he get a job while is ...
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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

I am a Turkish citizen was married to an EU (Estonian) citizen and got a divorce in Edinburgh (where I live ) couple of months ago. I am currently based in the UK(been living and working here since ...
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Biometric Residence permit

I am married with EEA husband and I have been issued a residence card by the Greek authorities. My husband is residing in the UK more than 3 months as a worker. I want to travel to the UK with my ...
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French Citizenship and article 30-3 of the Civil Code

My father was born to a French woman but adopted shortly after birth by Americans. My father died young, before the expiration of the 50 year restriction mentioned in 30-3 of the civil code. I am only ...
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Legitimative adoption and French nationality [closed]

My father was born to a French woman in Orleans, France, but was abandoned and adopted by an American soldier and his wife. The acte de naissance of 1958 says that he "will cease to belong to his ...
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I want my brother and mother to move to Australia

I need some guidance. I am a German citizen and have been in Australia for almost 3 years. Last year, I received my partner visa; I have an Australian wife and 2 kids. I want to bring my brother and ...
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Moving to an EEA country as an EEA citizen

When they say EEA citizens have the right to "live, work, establish business and study" in another EEA country and this right is "up to three months". If no other immigration route exists (EU ...
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Immigration lawyer necessary/suggested for US fiancé visa?

After some research and a couple of free consultations, my fiancée and I have decided that we will apply for a K-1 visa for me (Italian wanting to emigrate to the USA). We were mostly set on hiring an ...
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Applying for EEA Family Permit UK

My wife has been working in UK full time for almost 3 years. We met one year ago and we recently got married. She has visited me in my home country 3 times in this year and stayed for 15 days. Since ...
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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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Does bachelor degree of computer science required ECA?

I need help with the above question does bachelor degree of computer science from Egypt requires ECA (Education Credential Assessment ) to go Canada ?
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Visa for US citizen's fiancé/husband [closed]

I'm an Italian citizen, in a 4 years long relationship with a US citizen. We would like to get married by the end of this year, and ideally I would initially move to the USA and find a job there. We ...
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Under which clause can I get back Australian Visa application fee if SkillSelect or ASC calculated my points wrong?

I have applied for Australian visa 189 first assessing agency is ACS (Australian Computer Society) which assessed me as suitable for migration Then I have submitted all the paperwork (IELTS, ACS ...
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When I get my Australian visa points from ASC and SkillSelect will I get same points upon submitting my application to Immi?

I have applied for Australian visa 189 first assessing agency is ACS (Australian Computer Society) which assessed me as suitable for migration Then I have submitted all the paperwork (IELTS, ACS ...
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Salary structure in Canada

For a permanent employee position, I received an offer letter from an Employer. This is my first job in Canada. Offer letter mentions, Annual base salary as 1234 CAD subject to statutory ...
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Can I apply for jobs in Canada while still a student?

I want to get a job in Canada before I complete my studies. I am currently a student in a country not my own. I am interested in getting work experience after my graduation in September. I know that ...
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What is best time to call Australian immigration call center?

I wanted to get in touch with Australian immigration on +61131881 (office based in Australia Canberra) in regards to my work visa application. I called on Monday ~1pm (Australian time - AEDT +11 hours)...
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How can I move to the UK with my child and non-EU/EEA wife?

I am a British citizen working in Iraq and want to move to the UK with my non-EU/EEA wife and my child. Right now, she is a refugee in Germany and has a 1-year residence permit and, with her, is my 16-...