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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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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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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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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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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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ACS Australia Skill Assessment: does relevant work experience during bachelor studies count?

Imagine the situation: Let's say I obtained my Computer Science Bachelor degree in June 2017 (I was a full-time student). During my studies I started working as a full-time (30 h/w) researcher in an ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

One of the requirements that most (all?) countries have for issuing a work permit is that the applicant does not have a criminal record. On the other hand, I suppose nations do not open the criminal ...
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Is Tier 2 dependent possible for recent civil partnership? (UK Visa)

I have been offered a job in London to work for an A-rated sponsor. The company has attorneys that made applications for a Skilled Worker (my case) and Skilled Worker dependent (my partner's case). We ...
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Adjustment of status

My mom has been a US permanent resident until 2011 when she moved back to Poland. She abandoned her status then. In 2022 she applied for a tourist visa and arrived in the US. Her husband is a US ...
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Non EU student(Indian), studying at German university,planning to do an internship in Netherlands company

I am a non EU student living and studying in Germany. I am looking at internships(for 6 months) in Netherlands and I was wondering the immigration procedures involved for me? Thank you.
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When concurrently filing an I-485 and I-130 does uscis.gov show an update?

I sent in my I-485 after e-filing an I-130 to take advantage of concurrent filing. Should I see my uscis.gov landing page updated to reflect this? If so, is there an estimation for how long it should ...
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Received an I-797C with no "Access Code"?

I recently received the I-797c's for my I-131, I-765, and I-485. None of these had access codes printed on them. When I go to link these into my wife's USCIS it asks for an access code. Where do I ...
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Planning to remain after my visa expires. Can I re-enter the USA?

I am a British citizen with L-1B status in the USA. My visa expires Jan 31st 2023 and I am planning a trip to the UK over the holidays. When I re-enter the USA, I will have just 3 weeks remaining on ...
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Can you Work Remote under F1 STEM OPT?

I am an International student from India currently in my F1 STEM OPT Visa (valid till 2021). My company is in the process of applying to H1B Visa (failed to pick the lottery in the first attempt). My ...
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Information regarding changing employer after having a Blue Card for 6 months

Ithe new EU Blue Card law, it is specified in the instructions: Flexibility to change employer - Complete a new test of the labour market if they wish to change employer or job position. Can someone ...
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I am a DV2023 selectee but I excluded material information on my DS-5501 form for a legitimate reason. Will this affect my DS-260 application?

I have an illegitimate child which I don't have custody of, nor any access to; therefore, I can't have access to his photo to include in my DS-5501 form. Now I have been selected for DV2023. I believe ...
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Question about Australian international arrivals

I read on the ABP website that they may fingerprint international arrivals. Is it something they do for everyone, or only randomly?
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Can B1B2 Visitor Visa Holder marry a person who has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA but already got her work permit and SSN

I am a Permanent Resident of Canada (Other Country Passport Holder) living in British Columbia, Canada. My girlfriend has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA (State: North Carolina) but she ...
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Can I still file taxes and how could this affect my citizenship application?

OK So here is my Canada Timeline: Sept2019- Mar 2020 Closed work permit and employed Mar 2020- Apr 2021 Closed work permit and unemployed Apr 2021- August 2021 Open work permit and unemployed August ...
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Unable to create online-only I-134 for a child

Suppose that a person is trying to submit an online-only version of USCIS I-134 (Affidavit of Financial Support) for a relative of that person and her child. It seems that the nline version of the ...
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Blue card employer change within six-seven months

My zusatzblatt (green paper got along with blue card) has no employer name mentioned on it.(Location-Berlin) I am planning to change or look for new opportunities , It is only 6 months now after I ...
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If I filed my I-130 months ago but it's not yet processed is too late to concurrently file an I-485?

The I-485 can under certain circumstance be "concurrently filed" with an I-130 regardless of whether or not you filed the I-130 online. If the I-130 still has not been processed, currently ...
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Where do you physically mail the I-485 for concurrent filings?

The instructions on the webpage do not have the address for concurrent mailing https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/concurrent-filing-of-form-i-485 What address do I ...
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I-765: most recent passport, vs passport used on last arrival?

When filling out the I-765, it says under, Information About Your Last Arrival in the United States There is a prompt for, 21.b. Passport Number of Your Most Recently Issued Passport Obviously ...
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Obtain Polish citizenship by starting a Polish business which is subcontracted by my US-based business?

I am a US citizen, and my goal is to become a citizen of Poland. I intend to continue learning the language and culture and to integrate. I will speak with an immigration lawyer soon, but I am here to ...
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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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Will a U.S. citizen be able to open a bank account in Sweden?

Years ago, my spouse and I moved to Switzerland. While living there, we found out that due to FATCA laws and my spouse being a U.S. citizen, opening a bank account would be difficult. It was ...
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Is it possible to change your name while applying for a Green Card in the US?

Is it possible to get a Green Card with a different name of your current name? Or change it as soon as getting the Green Card? I am on F-1 student visa in the US and want to apply for an EB-2/NIW/...
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What would be the consequences, as an EU citizen, of overstaying by about a week the basic 3 months stay in Denmark?

I am currently in Denmark, as an EU citizen, still within my 3-month stay. What would be the consequences if I overstayed that 90-day window for about a week before leaving? I am about to move to the ...
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Overstayed in Germany by a day, applying to work at US university

I am an Australian citizen who entered Germany in 2019 on a 3-month tourist visa, and I ended up overstaying by one day (accidentally by miscalculation). I was taken to the police station within the ...
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Can I send two-sided copies to USCIS?

My tax returns are 80 pages long EACH when printed from TurboTax. I want to send three years. Can I print double-sided?
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When concurrently filing, should in include a copy of documents previously filed?

I previously files online an I-130, and I-130a. Now I'm going to file concurrently the I-485 and necessary other documents. When I send these to the USCIS lockbox and include the receipt that I filed ...
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For the purposes of USCIS I-864, what proves you're a US Citizen?

The information on I-864ez: Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) says, Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) Proof that you are ...
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What does the date exclusion for i-693 cover?

In the documentation for I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record it says, From Dec. 9, 2021, until Sept. 30, 2022, we are temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil ...
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Will a print out from TurboTax satisfy the I-864 (or I-864ez)?

The I-864ez says, Item Numbers 5.a. - 6.c. Federal Income Tax Information. You must provide either an IRS transcript or a photocopy from your own records of your Federal individual income tax return ...
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Is it possible to leave LMIA job for a better offer upon getting express entry (Canada) visa

If I get an offer from JobBank in Express Entry profile and because of that job I get invitation, do I have to join that same job offer upon migrating or can I still get a better offer and work ...
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German 81a AufenthG skilled residence permit (family reunion)

I have a job offer from a German employer and they are initiating the 81a accelerated visa process for me since normal work visa takes a lot of time. I am from Pakistan and comes under the Islamabad ...
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I-864EZ vs I-864: Any downside to filing the -EZ variant?

If an I-864EZ and I-864 are both applicable for your use-case, is there any reason not to use the I-864EZ? I've read the "Instructions for Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA",...
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What requires an I-864, "Affidavit of Support"?

There form called an I-864 "Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA" But, what requires this affidavit? Is it needed when filing an I-130 or I-485? I see different mentions of ...

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