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EEA pre settled status retained rights: evidence of termination of relationship

A third-country person has pre-settled status based on being married to an EEA national. They lived together in the UK for 3 years but the later left the UK for over 1 year without a divorce. The ...
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Frequent visits to the UK

I would like to apply for a student visa in UK. Unfortunately, I've been to UK on 2018, 2019 & 2022 for 180 days. I need to provide 3 recent details previously in UK. Will this matter affect my ...
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Can I claim points for before deemed date in Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Australian state?

I am looking to lodge EOIs for Australia immigration under subclasses 189, 190 & 491. I have a bachelor and a master degree in non-computer field but I work as a software developer for over 6 ...
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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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New Zealand SMC Job Search Visa to Residence Visa

My wife is the main applicant, and we applied for SMC residence Visa for a family last year in September 2018. Yesterday got email stated offer Job Search Visa for my wife. I am very confused and ...
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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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Shall I apply for new resident card after passport renewal

I am an Indian citizen working in Warsaw, Poland. I have a temporary resident card, Karta Pobytu, which is valid till December 2020. Last month, I renewed my passport at the Indian Embassy in Warsaw. ...
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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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How to calculate 180 days for green card holders being abroad? Will departure and arrival days be considered or not?

I am a green card holder, I left the United States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to return to the States on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. Will I be within the 180 days or not? ...
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Danish residency, what are my options for studying in my home country?

I am a British citizen with Danish residency (obtained before brexit), I have been living in Denmark. My partner is Danish and I live with them. I am considering studying a degree, and it feels like ...
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Does an I-765 complicate employment under an H1-B, or provide any benefit?

I filed an I-130 "Petition for Alien Relative" for my wife. It's processing. If we file an I-485 "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" WITHOUT filing I-...
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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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Can my J-2 children get SSNs to be claimed as dependents on a tax return?

I am a graduate student on a J-1 visa and my wife and foreign-born children are both J-2s. Is it possible to get Social Security Numbers for my J-2 children so that we can enter them as dependents on ...
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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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Do I meet the requirements of German work visa and how exactly should I apply?

I'm from Azerbaijan and I've got a software development job offer from Berlin paying 60k+. Thing is I don't have a degree. I've got around 6 years of relevant professional experience (I can show past ...
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New Zealand Immigration query on Third party checks after JSV?

Presently living and working in New Zealand, applied for Skilled Migrant Category Residence visa, but they only offered JSV since I don’t have a job offer. Below is my timeline line: Lodgment date: ...
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What are the rules for visa-free travel to France if it is followed immediately by a 90+ day visa?

I'm a US citizen. I'm planning to visit France this year for an exchange semester lasting 4 months. As my stay is going to be longer than 90 days, I was told to get a Long Stay visa (VLS-TS). I'd ...
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English Requirement for UK Spousal Visa Extension

My wife is looking to extend her spousal visa for the first time. She is enrolled on a university course and is due to complete her studies in June 2023. Her current visa expires in early August 2023. ...
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As a green card holder, is it okay to have an international trip every 3 months, each approximately 1 week?

I have a significant other living outside the US and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident of the US. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and ...
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As a greencard holder, is it okay to have international trip every 3 month, each approximately 1 week? [duplicate]

I have a significant other leaving abroad and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and stay outside of the ...
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What are the rules for visa-free travel to France if it is followed immediately by a 90+ day visa?

I'm a US citizen. I'm planning to visit France this year for an exchange semester lasting 4 months. As my stay is going to be longer than 90 days, I was told to get a Long Stay visa (VLS-TS). I'd ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

I received a decision letter from the Home Office stating that my care visa application was denied due to false information provided. Specifically, I was asked if I had previously been refused entry ...
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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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I have a blue card and titre de sejour in France. I didn't live and work in France for 2 years now. Can I still return and work legally there?

I moved to France with the blue card, then received the titre de sejour valid for 4 years. My employment contract was terminated during the first year and I returned to my home country. The titre de ...
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Can I successfully self-petition with an EB-2 visa to the US?

I am currently looking at self-petitioning for an EB-2 visa under Advanced Degree. I have worked in the Telecommunications sector in the UK for almost 6 years with a STEM degree as a data scientist ...
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What does the abbreviation EOIR stand for?

I see this line on the Form I-765 instructions If you have filed your Form I-485 with EOIR, you must submit proof that you are currently in immigration proceedings, that you have filed Form I-485 ...
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Immigration to Switzerland with both sets of parents

My husband and I would like to relocate to Switzerland from South Africa but we want to find out if it is possible to take both parents along (they will not be working). Unfortunately, our parents are ...
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Are these duties suitable or sufficient to apply for PR and also under which NOC code?

Job Title: Inventory Control Technician • Monitor inventory cycle counts. • Notify appropriate parties when inventory items need to be ordered according to specific thresholds and minimum re-order ...
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How can I work as Selbstständiger in Germany as a non-EU citizien?

I’m working in Germany on a work visa at the moment. My permit to stay is valid until 2026 at a certain job place. How can I change this to be self-employed in Germany? Should I go to the Immigration ...
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General Steps to immigrate to Canada as a Family

I have been looking into how to migrate to Canada as a family Me: 47 years - developer with 22 years of experience (in my country) Wife: 38 years - graduates by Nov-2023 in Business Management Kid: 8 ...
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Does the fact that your child is adopted influence immigration?

If you would marry a woman with a child from a previous relationship and you adopt this child and become the legal guardian for this child. If apply for this This visa would the fact that the child of ...
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How can one apply for naturalization under INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)] while residing abroad?

Consider a couple that qualifies for INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)], which reads (b) Any person, (1) whose spouse is (A) a citizen of the United States, (B) in the employment of the Government of the ...
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Wife name not found after logging in CEAC

My sister applied for the US immigration F4 category for our three persons. Me, my wife and my child. Recently we got a welcome letter after logging in Department of State's Consular Electronic ...
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Passport Talent Family visa application requirement

I am residing in France and have a passport talent card salarie qualifie / enterprise innovante. But my wife is currently residing in Bangladesh. She will need a passport talent family card for which ...
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Traveling on a TN visa after having an approved I-140

I am just wondering if it's risky to travel on a TN visa after having an approved I-140 (including traveling from and to the US for sake of renewal the TN visa itself). My employer wants to sponsor an ...
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Do i have to renew my visa?

I am a foreign citizen and was studying in the US. I was dismissed from my university in fall 2022. My SEVIS record will be terminated soon due to failure to enrol in new classes. If I apply to other ...
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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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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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Does the UK immigration board require a degree for programmers?

According to this programmers are on the UK skills shortages list. Do you need to have a college degree to qualify? I suspect so but I cannot find anything about education requirements. What exactly ...
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I-130 and I-824

I have an approved i130 however, USCIS are requesting for me to submit I-824 to indicate whether it I’ll be processing it inside the USA or outside. However, on the i130 form it was not made very ...
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Teaching Assistant Visa under age 26

I want to be a teaching assistant in the UK and therefore apply for the skilled worker visa. On the UK website (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-eligible-salary-if-youre-...
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Australia ACS verification - Employment letter of experience older than 10yrs

I am an ICT major and have 17yrs of experience related to my education. For ACS verification, do I have to furnish employment letter for the first 7yrs of my total work experience or just from the ...
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Do I need to file for a B2 visa if I lost my job while on H1B for me and/or spouse?

Do I need to file for a B2 visa if I lost my job while on H1B for me and/or spouse? I lost my job in November and had 60 days to find another employer. Since Nov 28 was the last date of employment, ...
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Travel from Canada to Germany with a criminal record

I have had several non-violent and non-drug related criminal charges in Canada and my mother, sister and step-father moved to Germany from Canada approximately 10 years ago. My step-father is employed ...
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Are there any limitations for an EU citizen immigrating to Andorra, since it is not in the EU?

I like the nature and the tax scheme, but if I want to live there for longer than three months, it looks like there are some complications. I've read that I need to make a 15,000 investment and they ...
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After e-filing an I-130, is this all I need to concurrently file the I-145?

I previously filed an I-130 online. To file successfully an I-485, as of 2022-08-21, it seems like I need I-864ez: Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (or some I-864 form) I-485 Fee, ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - Naric certificate didn't scanned by VFS but they signed checklist

I am a nurse applying for a UK Tier 2 visa and I have all of the necessary supporting documents. I chose to upload the documents myself through the VFS portal, but due to the large file size, I ...
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Can B1B2 Visitor Visa Holder marry a person who has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA but alreday got her work permit and SSN

Hi Guys I am Permanent Resident of Canada ( Indian Passport Holder) living in British Columbia. My Girlfriend has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA but she already got her work permit and ...
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Does a spousal open work permit application count towards maintained status?

I entered Canada on eTA I applied to extend my stay as a visitor The original 6 months of the eTA passed but I maintained my status because of the pending application I married a Canadian citizen My ...
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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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