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How to read Unique Client Identifier (UCI) for Canadian Express Entry application?

I am applying on the Canadian Express Entry scheme. In the application form they asked me if I have ever applied for immigration, refugee or citizenship status of Canada before? I did apply for a ...
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How to assemble the U.S. Green Card Application

I'm new to the law Stack Exchange. I'm writing with a question on filing and assembling a U.S. green card application for USCIS. My husband and I are filing an Adjustment of Status application (for ...
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Which of the below countries allow retired parents to migrate to the country?

I'm 25 years old, living in India, having Masters degree in Computer Engineering. I wish to know which of UK, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, USA countries would allow my retired parents to ...
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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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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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F4 Visa Aged out 25 year old

My uncle filed for the f4 visa in 2007 for my father(beneficiary). The priority date is April 4th, 2007. At the time of the filing and priority date I was 12 years old at the time. The petition was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Family reunification for a person who has a 1 year Titre de séjour salarié (France)

I want to know when I can start my family reunification after my change of student status to employee .... Or is it better to wait until the end of your first year as an employee. Because I have heard ...
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F4 category dependent

I petitioned for my brother and his family in F4 category. I-130 was submitted on September 25, 2009 and was approved on 10/16/2009 after only couple of weeks. My nephew turns 21 in 2021 and PD will ...
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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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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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EU Family Permit

I'm member of an EU family. I have an EU residence card issued by Italy and have traveled previously to the UK with my father as an European citizen. I want to stay and remain in the United Kingdom. ...
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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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Moving to the United Kingdom with my non-EU spouse

I’m a Nigerian living in Germany with German permanent residence. I have been married to my Polish wife for 2 years. She has my surname on all her documentation. We are living together as a married ...
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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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How to calculate F4 age limit

My uncle filed for the F4 visa in 2004. The priority date is October 4th, 2004. At the time of the filing and priority date I was 9 years old (born on the 23rd of September 1994). I don't know the ...
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Can I change employer while H-1B petition is pending? I am currently in the US on F1?

I am currently on f1 Visa and graduating in May. My H1b with consular processing has been applied by my future employer. Now I have a very good offer from another employer. Can I change the ...
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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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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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Shall I apply for new resident card after passport renewal

I am Indian citizen working in Warsaw, Poland. I have temporary resident card 'Karta Pobytu' which is valid till Dec 2020. Last month, I renewed my passport from the Indian Embassy in Warsaw. As my ...
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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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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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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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Request for advice - Validation of settlement permit during absence from Germany

I have a Niederlassungserlaubnis. I am planning to move to my home country for self employment and pursue an external part-time PhD from a German university (will visit Germany once a year for ...
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How to calculate 180 days for Green Cards holders for being abroad? Will departure and arrival days considered or no?

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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What countries offer descendant citizenship (by blood) further back than 1 generation?

Most countries can offer citizenship to people with at least one parent that is currently a citizen. What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by blood for people ...
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What can be done when a country doesn't have Birth Certificates?

I asked this earlier: How to help my mother in law migrate - no lawyer wanted! Thanks to many it has led me to at least print the form and understand the requirements. It appears based on the USCIS ...
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Canada Express Entry Profile: Bank balance in your account

I am married but don't want to bring my wife along with me to Canada. Until I have fully functional set up there e.g. a Job, a Home, Schools identified for kids, etc. So how should I go ahead with ...
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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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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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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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Request to expedite I-130 denied. Is there anything I can do?

Executive Summary: Q: Is there anything I can do to speed up the I-130 processing time at this juncture? Q: Is there any way my wife and son can return to the U.S. for a short period? Overview I ...
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F4 inquiry about children

I applied for an F4 immigration for my family and I in 2006. I recently got an email from the NVC stating that it was time to pay the fees and start collecting my documents which i was pleased to ...
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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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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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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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Query on Application Declaration - What do they mean by “Initials”?

In this document, it is told, Applicant must initial beside each statement and authorization to acknowledge agreement and then sign at the bottom of the page. in section M of page 23 as shown below: ...
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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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