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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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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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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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Minimum IELTS score for Danish immigration [closed]

As per this link, it requires to have IELTS score 6.5 to gain 20 points. There is no clear information about overall band score or score per ability. Is it the overall band score 6.5 ? or Is it ...
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Query on re-apply in Express Entry system

If an applicant is dropped in end of Jan 2015 Express Entry pool draw due to poor scoring, Can the applicant re-apply with a new express entry profile with better IELTS score in the same 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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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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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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i-864 Affidavit of Support and Welfare Reform Act section 403(c)

I singed Affidavit of Support for my in-law few years back. We were not planning to apply for any government assistance and were paying medical insurance for the in-law out of pocket. And then ...
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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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Canada: How to create Job seeker account in Job Bank?

As per the news letter received from CIC Canada, Below is the point mentioned: To complete your online Express Entry profile, you will need to create a Job Seeker Account with Job Bank so you can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recognition of British Computer Society Higher Education for migration for the following countries

I'm an IT support engineer with 3 Years experience, currently holding a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (PGD)(BCS) which is equivalent to a university honors degree in England, and is recognized ...
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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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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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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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Get a green card without living in the US?

I am aware of the diversity visa program, and though I am eligible to participate, it is, after all, a lottery... not a sure thing. I am looking for other options that are less of a gamble. I work ...
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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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My brothers have tried to kill my husband - how can I seek asylum in another country?

I am from India and hold an Indian passport. I ran away from home and married a guy and then ran away with him to another country but after couple of days I came back after my family put pressure on ...
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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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My non-EU husband working in Ireland

I am a EU citizen. Recently got married to non-EU citizen. We have a marriage certificate done in Mexico where we got married. Now, I have a job in EU (Ireland). How can my non-EU husband accompany ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 ...