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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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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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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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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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Getting new I-94 and new stamp on new passport

My old passport is expiring on Jun 18. 2015. Problem: Upon entry to US in Jan 2015 on H-1B visa, officials at San Francisco airport put a "Valid entry till" stamp to date: Jun 18, 2015, the day my ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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New Brunswick - Express Entry Labour Market Stream

As per the official immigration website of NB, It is informed that, The first step in applying to the NBPNP EELMS is to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and email it to entree.express....
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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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Can IELTS Academic is acceptable for Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Application?

Does IELTS Academic is acceptable for QSW immigration ? This link tells it but i am not sure yet . http://www.canadim.com/new-qsw-list-2015/
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How much points for BS(Software Engineering) Degree Title for Quebec skilled worker program 2015?

I am confused with title of my Bachelors Degree to calculate points for QSW 2015. Title of my Degree is BS(Software Engineering) 4 Years. Is this degree can be categorized in Bachelors in Computer ...
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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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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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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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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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Joining the IDF - Learning Hebrew required?

I'm a foreigner who wishes to volunteer for the Israel Defence Forces. Am I required to learn Hebrew? Are there no English speaking commanders there?
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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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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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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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Work experience documents for New Zealand - Skilled Migrant

This is regarding the resident visa application under skilled migrant category. With regards to work experience documents, The check-list expects below information: Am I suppose to submit, 1) ...
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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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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire

I am a Turkish citizen married to an EU (Estonian) citizen, with whom I recently moved to the UK. I am currently based in the UK and holding an EEA Family Member Permit, which will expire by 5th of ...
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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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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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