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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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Requirements for B1 and L1b visa

I am an employee of a British company, an IT consultancy that trains and hires software developers to employ them as contractors for their clients. I am resident in the UK but I have an Italian ...
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Query on IELTS score for express entry visa Canada

I am a database administrator with 7+ years experience and final qualification is Masters of computer applications. This is my IELTS Score and am the primary applicant Speaking: 6.0 Listening: 7.0 ...
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Citizenship limitations for E2 visa

The company I currently work for is British and I'm resident in the UK but I have an Italian passport. My company wants to bring me to their office in the US with an E2 visa but they believe that they ...
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EEA family permit & EEA National Registration Certificate Number

Good day all. I am polish national living in UK. My wife is about to apply for an EEA FP to join me. In the application they ask for my EEA National Registration Certificate Number, I do not have ...
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How can my non-EU citizen wife settle with me in the UK?

I am an EU citizen, married to non-EU citizen. We currently live in the Caribbean and are planning on moving shortly to London. What will I have to do to enable my wife to accompany, and stay with ...
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Query on comprehensive ranking system - Express Entry

I have two IELTS score with two attempts. ability Listening Reading Writing Speaking IELTS Test 1 6.5 5.5 6.5 7.0 IELTS Test2 6.0 ...
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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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Do I need a degree in field I am working in (IT) to apply for Australia Skilled visa as a software engineer or any degree is enough?

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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How to help my mother in law migrate - no lawyer wanted!

I asked here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/253625/site-to-ask-about-visas-immigration-asylum-seeking and was recommended to ask here on this site. Basically me and my wife are both US ...
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Do I need to be employed at the moment of AOS interview for my employment-based EB1?

I just received a notice from USCIS for my employment-based EB1b green card interview, set for mid-April. I already left my previous job, and am currently unemployed, searching for another job. ...
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EEA Family permit and UK referendum [duplicate]

My wife was recently granted an EEA FP but it is valid from the 21st of June she is only able to get a flight to the UK for the 23rd. If the UK leave the EU will it be a problem for her to get a ...
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How to bring partner over to Germany as a non-EU citizen, German Permanent Resident?

I currently live in the US, but I have permanent residency in Germany. I'm neither a US or EU citizen. My partner is a US citizen. I'd like to move back to Germany and bring my partner along. We're ...
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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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H1B Transfer Before Oct 1st

Right now on STEM OPT, valid till 10/28/2016, applied for further 7 months extension Working full time for Company A, applied for H1B, not picked Company B also applied for H1B, which GOT PICKED Now ...
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Main Applicant’s children are aged out or not?

My aunt applied for the F4 US (Family Preference Immigrant Visa) 13 years ago for my mother and her family. Now that we have received our approved petition letter after 13 years, we’re not sure if ...
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How can I immigrate to Germany or Canada from Iran?

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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Experience Reference Letter for ACS Skill Assessment (for 189 type Visa)

I am planning to apply for Australian PR and the 1st step I got to do is "ACS Skill Assessment" by uploading my PASSPORT, DEGREE CERTIFICATE and WORK EXPERIENCE LETTER. My question is regarding Work ...
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Dealing with depression

As one of the people who have immigrated to another country I recall the initial years of that process as rather depressing if not clinically most definitely psychologically. Are there any tips or ...
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Cerebral palsy and IELTS

I'm suffering from Cerebral palsy and I want to participate in IELTS exam, but as I have certain problems like: missing the lines while reading, being slow in writing and having spasm attacks during ...
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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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Quebec skilled worker program 2015

I had been through the newsletter about QSWP program that is yet to launch in month of April, 2015. As per the selection factors given here, below is my score chart as single applicant, Education: 12 ...
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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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What countries are easy for a US citizen to move to? [closed]

Are there any countries that are easy for a US citizen to move to? With "easy" I am here not referring to aspects such as that the country is located geographically near continental USA. Rather I am ...
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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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Permanent immigration with academics - is this possible?

I just completed my undergraduate BSc degree in Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in my home country (South Africa). I am continuing my studies next year and starting my postgraduate studies (...
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Can a foreign spouse move to US immediately after wedding?

I am a US citizen who lives and works in the US. My fiance is a Greek citizen who currently lives in Greece. We intend to get married in Greece later this year and then she will join me as a permanent ...
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What's the maximum time to leave once student status expires

If a non-citizen of the US has been able to live in the country for some time under a student visa, and their educational program ends, how long do they have to leave the country (e.g. before forced ...
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Relocating to the UK with spouse

My mother- and father-in-law are permanently relocating to the UK. My father in law is a British citizen, and has resided in the US for the past 20+ years. My mother in law is a US citizen. It is to ...
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How do the new 'Right to Rent' checks affect people wanting to rent accommodation in the UK?

Sections 20-37 of the Immigration Act 2014 require landlords to check the immigration status of their prospective tenants - and all prospective occupants over 18 - before they let out a property. ...
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Will my US immigration time duration effects, if my parents come back to pakistan

My parents have been living in US since 2 years and they are green card holder, but not have citizenship now. I have applied for US immigration on base of my father who is currently doing job there ...
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Previous unlawful stay in UK - How can my husband (non-EU) get family visa?

My husband had been overstaying in the UK for many years before his voluntary departure. Now that we are married, I would like him to join me here in UK, based on the fact that I am EU citizen and ...
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Can I bring my mother to Republic of Ireland?

I would like some advice regarding immigration for my mother who is dependent on me. She lives in Pakistan and she is 56, divorced, all her children including me are British citizen and are settled ...
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EEA Family Permit Supporting Documents

I have recently applied for an EEA Family Permit for my mom. I'm a Dutch National and will be migrating to the UK tin the next few weeks. The application process was rather quite simple and easy, but ...
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Adjustment of status from OPT to I-130 - petitioner's involvement and status

I came to the United States on F1 (Student Visa) in 2015 and I graduated from school. I then got OPT (Optional Practical Training) and an Employment Authorization Card. I am working legally right now. ...
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USA immigration by a European citizen

I'm exploring the possibility to move to the USA (possibly permanently). I've already made some research regarding the different options (green card, visa types etc) but it seems that none of them ...
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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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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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Where do I ask for a verification of de-registration?

After living in the Netherlands for several years (and being pretty active on expats.SX as well...) - I've left, earlier this year. Now, I've de-registered myself as a resident, by filing a ...
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Why is moving to the US easier for some foreigners and harder for others? [closed]

I was travelling in the US and saw a lot of foreign people from countries like Mexico, Israel, China and India who don't have any specific academic degree and don't speak English properly. They ...