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New Zealand SMC Job Search Visa to Residence Visa

My wife is the main applicant, and we applied for SMC residence Visa for a family last year in September 2018. Yesterday got email stated offer Job Search Visa for my wife. I am very confused and ...
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How to reapply for Canadian working visa (IEC) after rejection due to not submitting a document?

I have applied under one of my nationalities that had more favourable applicants/spots ratio. I received the invitation and have completed and submitted the application to my knowledge. My issue came ...
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Small error in employer's name for CPT application

I'm an international grad student in USA. I will be starting my summer internship at "XYZ Technology". However, on my new I-20 there seems to be a small clerical error. The employer's name is printed ...
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How may a Blue Card applicant bring non-EU unmarried partner to Poland

I am trying to find out how I can bring my unmarried partner to Poland to live with me. I am in the process of handing in my documents for a Blue Card application. I am a New Zealand citizen. I ...
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Can I change employer while H-1B petition is pending? I am currently in the US on F1?

I am currently on f1 Visa and graduating in May. My H1b with consular processing has been applied by my future employer. Now I have a very good offer from another employer. Can I change the ...
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Can I use Doctor of Physics degree diploma without marks for WES to immigrate to Canada

I have 3 degrees in Physics, Bachelor (2000-2004), Master (2004-2006), and Doctorate (2006-2009). Now in my University (www.ysu.am) at the time I was a student we had courses only in Bachelor and ...
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Time-frame of cap exemption & validity of a new H-1B visa for former H-1B holder

I have a specific question regarding the time-frame of cap exemption granted for former H1-B visa holders. I have read various conflicting/confusing articles on this online that the time-frames become ...
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Immigration extra baggage allowance

If I am immigrating from South Africa to New Zealand, are there any airlines that will allow extra baggage? Which airlines would?
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Does I-140 application submission/rejection affect future US non-immigrant visa applications?

I am in the process of applying for immigration I-140 through EB-1B Outstanding researcher category; I haven't submitted the application yet. EB-1B being EB-1B, the burden of proof is on me and the ...
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New Zealand Residence Visa under SMC

Can I apply New Zealand Residence Visa under SMC? I am married and have two kids. I want to apply Residence only for me. If I get RV, then I would like to initiate RV for my family. Is it possible? ...
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EU Applying for Irish Citizenship, parent never had Foreign Birth Registration certification

I'm applying for my Irish Citizenship form the UK so that I can live and work there. I believe I qualify for Irish citizenship because of the following: a) I was born outside of Ireland before the ...
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Traveling to the US on a B1/B2 visa with consular green card processing pending

My spouse is submitting form I-130 to USCIS on my behalf in the coming weeks. Since we're living in Brazil, we will go through consular processing in Rio de Janeiro after NVS gets back to us, probably ...
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Surinder Singh still viable route for UK

I am a retired UK citizen with adequate pensions and investments, my wife is a US citizen. We wish to spend half the year in the US and half in the UK. The UK right of residence procedure would appear ...
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Different dates on passport and birth certificate, which one should I use for the DV lottery?

The birth dates written on my passport and birth certificate do not match. The actual date is written on the birth certificate, but on the passport, 1/1 is written instead of the actual month and day (...
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Are the parents of an EU Blue Card holder eligible for a family reunification visa?

What are the rules for that would allow the parents of a Blue Card holder to immigrate to Germany?
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Spouse visa for non-Eu spouse of non-Eu Citizen on study visa in Italy

I am a non-Eu on study visa in Italy but will change it to work visa very shortly, and recently I got married to a non-Eu. Can I apply for accompanying spouse visa (or any other if possible) with my ...
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I am on B1/B2 visa and want to open a credit union account in the US. Can I apply for ITIN to do this? Is this a bad idea?

I am on a B1/B2 visa and want to open a Boeing Employee Credit Union (BECU) checking/savings account in Washington State. My purpose is so that I could have a checking/savings account with 0 USD ...
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Surinder Singh route at the airport

I am a UK national and my spouse is from Argentina. We have been living in Europe for over 3 years and we are relocating back to the UK. I've been told by an immigration lawyer that as long as you ...
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Can someone bring his wife to Spain (he is non-EU, and studying for a Master's in Spain)?

My friend is from Bangladesh. He is studying for a Master's in Spain. Recently, he went to Bangladesh on vacation, and got married there with a Bangladeshi girl. He is currently in Bangladesh, ...
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Self Statutory Declaration for CIO who worked in a printing firm

I am trying to apply for the 189 visa to move my family to Australia. In the last 8 years I have worked as a part owner of a printing firm as the CIO. Since my education is in Computer Engineering ...
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Question about the Pertussis/Whooping Cough Vaccine?

UK guy looking to move to the US here. I received Parts 1/2/3 of the Pertussis/Whooping Couch vaccine, however I didn't get my booster. I am up to date on Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria. Do I need to ...
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Transfer I-485 basis from EB-1b (employer-based) to EB1-A (self petition)?

My previous company filed EB-1b for me, and it is pending. But I was laid off two months ago (it is now pending more than 180 days and they didn't withdraw it- I was laid off before 180 days though). ...
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AC21 to port my approved I-140 to a job of similar description

My employment-based I-485 (EB1-b) is now passing 180 days. I did not yet find a job within my H1B grace period. So I'm planning to use my EAD for possible jobs, and use AC21 for porting my approved I-...
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Change of “home office” address while on F-1 STEM OPT extension and awaiting H-1B lottery results

My situation is as follows: I'm on F-1 STEM OPT working remotely from Dallas, Texas for a Company C with headquarters in state Y in the USA. Company C filed H-1B for me with location as Dallas and ...
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Supporting document as photos TLSContact: EEA Permit

I am applying for the EEA family permit, based on being a spouse of EEA National among the supporting documents is the Marriage certificate and printed photos during the stages of our relationship and ...
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Studying in Canada and working in the United States

Does the USA allow students with non-US degrees to work under any visa? Some background: I am an Indian citizen pursuing my master's in Canada in marketing. Once I am done with my master's, would it ...
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Is a passport copy needed while filing the new I-130 for a spouse

I have gone through the other questions and the instructions for the new I-130 form. My concern is that when I filed an I-130 last year (the old version) a copy of the spouse's passport was required,...
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Can I (an American) join my American boyfriend who works in Germany?

My boyfriend and I are both Americans. He maybe taking a job in Germany. How can I accompany him there even though I'm not a spouse?
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GreenCard: What restrictions on priority date retention?

I received my H1b (not H1b1) visa stamp in early 2017. My Singapore passport expires in Sep 2019, and my H1b visa expires at the same time. I first used it to enter U.S. in Apr 2017. Now I’m in the ...
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Home country address or U.S address in DS 160 form for H4?

My husband's H1 B is approved and H1B status starts on Oct 1st, 2017. I'm planning to travel to India (home country)in November. In the form DS 160 for H4 visa, should I enter my home country address ...
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In Italy am I legally obligated to show proof of return when travelling with a residence permit near expiry?

I am living in Italy with a residence permit renewable permit. I was flying from Italy to Austria last month for a short weekend trip. At that time my permit was near expiry. Four days remaining to ...
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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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EEA Citizen, moving to the UK with my non-EEA wife - change visa?

I am from Portugal, and I plan to move to the UK with my Russian fiancée - we will get married shortly. As I have been reading here and on gov.uk, we will need to apply for an EEA Family Permit; I ...
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Mauritian staying in France marrying Indonesian

I am a Mauritian staying in France and shall marry an indonesian. I am in France on the title "Scientifique-Chercheur". I would like to know the procedures. Right now, the indonesian is doing the ...
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Moving to an EEA country as an EEA citizen

When they say EEA citizens have the right to "live, work, establish business and study" in another EEA country and this right is "up to three months". If no other immigration route exists (EU ...
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Working with an EEA family permit in UK

I’m not sure about what I have to do in order to work in UK with an EEA family permit in UK. Can a non European work in UK with an EEA family permit? Can I work immediately? What is required in order ...
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What does the US immigrant visa envelope contain?

A friend just entered the diversity visa lottery, and I've informed her about most of the process. Something I do ask myself, however, is: what exactly does the sealed envelope you get from the ...
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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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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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Different DOBs on passport and birth certificate: does that cause any problems?

I recently applied for the US DV Lottery (DV-2021). In the application process I wrote everything (including DOB) as written on my passport. But the problem is I have a different DOB written on my ...
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F1 Remote CPT Employment

So I had a summer co-op planned within the States. I filled out the paperwork etc. I went back to India on the government evacuation because I had surgery last year, and am at a very fragile part of ...
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NHS debt and Tier 4 visa

I have been visiting the UK to take a few short courses ( On short term student visas) once a year and I would go to my GP to perform some blood tests every now and then. They never charged me as they ...
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Documents needed from sponsor for UK settlement scheme visa

I am applying for the settlement scheme visa to be together with my wife. She is currently working in the UK and has received her settlement status. The following are documents that I feel would be ...
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Applying to EU Settlement Scheme very close to deadline

I'm EU studying in the UK. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest moving to another StackExchange website or ...
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EU settlement scheme: Privacy

I'm EU studying in the UK: say I apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. I think expatriates is the most suitable StackExchange for my question, and I tried to add some meaningful tags: please suggest ...
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What steps can a CSPA derivative take in order to stay protected under CSPA?

Priority Date: March 28, 2005 Approval Date: April 17, 2009 Current Visa Bulletin: January 22, 2005 DOB: April 20, 1997 Category: F4 Location: India Hi, I am a derivative applicant, whereas my father ...
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CTA Ireland/Northern Ireland Non-EEA spouse of Irish citizen

I am an Irish citizen moving to Northern Ireland with my Syrian husband. He has been granted an EUSS Family Permit to live in the U.K. Does he need an Irish visitor/tourist visa to cross the border to ...
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Skilled Recognised Graduate visa subclass 476 - Cannot enter before Initial Entry Date

I have this visa granted to me with First Entry date. However, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions I will not be able to enter Australia before this date. I have not been able to find any relative ...
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Australian 190 Visa - Possibility of second invitation if first invitation expires

I am trying to get a skilled immigration 190 Visa for Australian Pernamnet Residency. I got an invitation from Victoria as 190 visa. I know I have 60 days to apply for the visa. But my concern is ...
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Extending German Residence Permit

i came to Germany on family Reunion visa, i got my residence permit , my Spouse was German, later we got separated , i am working here since 2 years ,i did leaned german B1 and intregartion course ...