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Australian spousal VISA refused, grounds to appeal? [closed]

I'm from the UK and my wife is Australian. I applied for a spousal VISA in 2009 which was granted (provisionally). We lived in Australia for about a year before returning to the UK. We then visited ...
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US Common Practices with kids that new Immigrant parents should be aware of

There was a famous story back in 1997 about a Danish mother that left her toddler outside the restaurant. Some practices for behavior in public, common and accepted outside the US, might be illegal ...
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Citizen sibling and parents with Green Card. How long?

My sibling has US citizenship and my parents just got their green cards. I'm over 21 and from a small country in eastern Europe currently residing in the US on a student visa. If my sibling and ...
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Can i visit the U.S. while my H-1B is in process? [duplicate]

I have a U.S. visitor visa, and I want to visit for a 1 week vacation trip with my friends. The problem is, my H-1B application is under process. Would it be OK for me to visit the U.S.?
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Applying for EU permanent residence (immigration for non-EU citizens)

Does any of the EU countries accept applications for permanent residency? I mean immigration application like those of US, Canada, Australia, etc. Application for permanent residency based on ...
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What visa is for me to move to USA?

I am working for US based company for almost 3.5 years remotly from Internet. They want to sponsor me for work in US office. The company was a startup now its an established company I was working with ...
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Education factor to immigrate to Germany - Don't have a Degree

I don't have a degree. May I apply for a Competency-based Degree in USA, would this be a good degree for immigration to Germany? This is a Bachelor's, but acquired online. Please check the program ...
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Is a two and half year degree valid for New Zealand Work Permit

I received a job offer from New Zealand. I have a degree well recognized in my country as a tertiary education. However it is not a bachelor's Degree. It is a Diploma, usually called Associate Degree....
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US G-4 visa spouse rules

I've been trying to find the precise text of the laws relating to G and A visas. There's apparently a law that you can't apply for any other non-immigrant visa than a G or A if you're eligible to ...
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Is ECA required for spouse education - Express Entry

ECA is done for principal applicant (that is me). Principal applicant would like to immigrate with family (spouse & daughter). Does it require to perform ECA (Education credential evaluation) ...
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Query on filling “IMM 0008 General application form for Canada”

To apply for provincial nominee certificate from Saskatchewan, SINP is requesting to submit IMM 0008 general application form for Canada along with provincial forms. In this general application form, ...
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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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CDN citizen living abroad in one country and working remotely for another [closed]

Need help with my situation: Canadian citizen Currently living and working in Africa for a company Offered a part-time position to work remotely for a UK company. Wishes to remain working in Africa,...
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QSW (Quebec Skilled Workers) program area of training points [closed]

I applied for the QSW (Quebec Skilled Workers) program last May 2014. Based on my previous assessment, I am eligible for the program. I got my file number last August 2014. Unfortunately, the Quebec ...
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Visa ban for the UK. Does this also affect an application for a US spousal visa?

I was banned from the UK for ten years, for submitting a non-genuine bank statement while applying for a student visa (to the UK). My ban will end in two more years. I am now a spouse of a US citizen....
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Query on New Zealand immigration

I've worked with major internet companies for the last 7 years as a Systems engineer/System Administrator in Bangalore, IN and I'd like to immigrate to New Zealand to work and live there. Although I ...
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Query on foreign work experience

As per new point system for Canada, Does foreign work experience does not add any value? As mentioned With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience in this link, Do we require 1 year ...
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Eligibility requirement for “New Brunswick PNP”

This link provides detailed eligibility requirements for the various categories of the NBPNP. I have a question from below para: Candidates are assigned a score based on the information provided, ...
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Re-entering India repeatedly on a multi-entry business visa

I am currently in India on business. I have a 5 year multi-entry business visa where each stay can not exceed 180 days but I can leave and re-enter multiple times. The company is planning on keeping ...
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Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting a UK Work Visa

I overstayed my student visa in the US by a couple of years. Now I have a job offer in the UK and will be applying for a Tier 2 work visa. Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting the UK visa?
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What groups should you / must you disclose?

On the form to apply for US citizenship (N-400) Part 11, item 9A asks: Have you ever been a member of, involved in, or in any way associated with, any organizations, associations, fund, foundation,...
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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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CONTRACT RESPECTING FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Quebec province

Document checklist for quebec asks for below contract form, which is not avaialable In this link, we have a page for financial contract for Quebec immigration(as skilled worker) where the form is ...
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Format of settlement statement - NSNP

I am applying for Canada immigration under NOVA SCOTIA demand - express entry program. To seek a nomination from this province, I need to write the statement of intent in my application form. Do we ...
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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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Country of Eligibility for the US DV program

I'm planning to apply for the next United States Diversity Visa green card lottery program. I'm just not sure about what country to choose in the participation. I know that normally I should choose my ...
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Applying for ACS skills assessment and student visa [closed]

I have applied to few colleges in Australia for my masters degree and I am expecting to study there starting from August. For this to happen I will also be applying for a student visa in a couple of ...
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Should a potential green card applicant change their name before starting the green card process?

My wife is a Brazilian citizen (I am a US citizen), and we wanted to begin the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the US. Right now, she is an F-1 student visa with 1-year ...
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Query on “Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)” - Express Entry

In this link, I would like to understand the meaning of "Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)". For NOC code - 2713("Software Engineer"), What kind of certification is required despite ...
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First draw results from Express Entry pool - Canada

I learnt that first draw of Express Entry pool(Canada) will happen in last week of Jan. Looks like Canada immigration process is not as strong/stable as New Zealand immigration process in terms of ...
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Process to apply for NSNP stream - Canada

Here is the two step process provided in this link to apply for "NOVA SCOTIA DEMAND: EXPRESS ENTRY". I would like to confirm, if I need to send applications at two different destinations at a time, ...
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Express Entry System- Canada [closed]

As per the conventional point system(CPS) given in this link, Does the principal applicant need to score 67 points as per below chart(as eligibility) before creating express entry profile? Because ...
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Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Stream - Canada

I would like to avail the opportunity of this program as this does not require Job offer from Canada. As per this program, applicant is eligible to apply (with 67 points) for "Nova scotia province" ...
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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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Special Interest immigration

On occasion I've found that there are programs set up for bringing people of particular ethnicity or technical skills into the US. Is there a way to find what programs like this are currently in ...
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Options to get parents over age 55 health insurance coverage in Germany

I'm a German national. My mother is German, too but my father is a non-EU national. Both of my parents are older than 55. I'm now thinking of moving to Germany, and some websites claim if I join ...
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Will a new immigrant be allowed entry in the USA if he hasn't yet payed the USCIS Immigrant Fee?

People who obtain a US Immigrant Visa are required to pay a "USCIS Immigrant Fee", for Green Card processing. The official instructions recommend to pay this fee before entry to the US, so you receive ...
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Police background checks when applying for residency [closed]

I am wondering if the Immigration Dept in South Africa can check your police criminal history from another country or do they just go off the police check document that you must provide when applying ...
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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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Does anyone know about the “Carte de commerçant étranger”?

I'm looking at the Carte de commerçant étranger, a French long stay visa for those who are able to make their own business/living in France. I'm wondering if anyone on here has ever done this, how did ...
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Health-care and immigration within the EU [closed]

So to speak, let's suppose that I am leaving Southern Europe (Greece), for Eastern Europe (Hungary/Poland). Could the government of the latter have access to my past medical history by law, taking ...
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How does the proof-of-financial-means requirement work for EU citizens when migrating to Spain?

In 2012, Spain (in violation of EU law, as far as I know) started requiring EU citizens wishing to establish residency to "produce evidence of sufficient financial means to support themselves."1 What ...
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What would be the route to US immigration if your company is being acquired?

If your company is being acquired by a US company, what would be the best route to US immigration? Since there is a cap on H1-B visas, I need to know other viable options.
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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

I received a job offer from a company in Austin, Texas for an internship for the summer. I'm really interested in going to the US and working for the summer, I feel like it'd be a great opportunity. ...
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Does the US J1 visa require significant legwork for the sponsor?

At my university computer science department (outside the US) students are frequently taken on as paid interns at big US technology companies (Facebook, Nvidia, Google) under the J1 visa. AFAIK the ...
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Why are Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla so popular for getting illegally into the EU? [closed]

A lot of people try to get into the EU by going to one of three locations which are in or close to Africa, Lampedusa, Ceuta and Melilla. Quite horrific images are the result of this. The part I don'...
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Is there a difference between an expatriate and an immigrant? [closed]

Are the words expatriate and immigrant synonymous to each other? If not, where lies the distinction between the two?
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How do I notify the Philippine Bureau Of Immigration of my new address?

I've gone to the BI and obtained my ACR I-Card, but I've subsequently moved. Do I just need to go back to the BI in order to register my change of address? Am I required to do so?
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What Countries Offer Citizenship Based on Ethnicity and How Does One Prove Ethnicity?

In a similar vein as my citizenship by blood question - What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by ethnicity for people whose bloodline may not have current ...
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Visa when having a Canadian partner (out of marriage)?

It is common to see married people benefiting from dual citizenship. But what about being partner with a Canadian citizen, but without being married? Would it ease the procedures to obtain a work ...