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Can I claim points for before deemed date in Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Australian state?

I am looking to lodge EOIs for Australia immigration under subclasses 189, 190 & 491. I have a bachelor and a master degree in non-computer field but I work as a software developer for over 6 ...
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New Zealand Immigration query on third-party checks after JSV?

I am presently living and working in New Zealand. I applied for a Skilled Migrant Category Residence visa, but they only offered JSV, since I don’t have a job offer. Below is my timeline: Lodgment ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should I mention Master's degree in the ACS Skills Assessment?

Below details are for my Australian Visa (subclass 189/191/491) I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics and telecommunication engineering (2010-14) and Masters in Electrical and Electronics ...
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Can an Immigrant freelance Web Developer survive in California, USA?

I am a (28 y/o) freelance web developer from india. I m planning to move California on a random certificate course of 1 year from a community college to work as a freelance web developer. My main ...
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Effect of 10-year UK ban on US Visa Lottery winner

I would like to find out how a UK 10 year ban can affect a friend's chances of getting a US visa when he wins the US Visa Lottery.
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Updating BlueCard address mid-application

I have an appointment at the Berlin immigration office for a BlueCard this month. I have provided my current apartment's address for the BlueCard application. But my current apartment's lease ends in ...
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What are the routes to obtain a PR in Australia after finishing a PhD degree?

I'm currently doing a PhD in Philosophy in Canada, and I have a high chance of getting a PR after graduation through various pathways offered by the government. But I've been offered a much better ...
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How can I prolong my current Swedish visa to a permanent one after 3 years without a job but studying the local language

How can I extend my visa after 3 years here in Sweden without a job and being currently enrolled in a nurse assistant type of course? I came here from Brazil with my husband who got an IT job. But we ...
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Best way forward for married veteran and caregiver couple to immigrate to Canada from US

Is there a path to permanent residency for a married couple (a disabled veteran, and his full-time caregiver wife) to move to Canada from the US? I've been over the Immigration and Citizenship pages ...
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Does an unused 120 Days work permit (Zurich, Switzerland) require a cooling off period?

I have a L4 visa for 120 days for my work, but I did not use the visa due to Covid situation. For next year, if I plan to get another L4 visa (120 days), will there be any cooling off period required? ...
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Can I create a website with no-profit at the moment with the F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Need help with NOC code for Unix and Production Support duties | Canada Immigration

I need help with NOC code, In my present company I work more as application support engineer and also performing SRE responsibilities, I am confused between 2282/2281/2173/2171: My roles and ...
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NOC Code for Solution Engineer/Cloud Engineer 2173 or 2174?

I am not sure whether my current duties match Canada's NOC code 2173 or 2174. 2173: Software engineers and designers Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain ...
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Can a declined H1B application be re-opened?

The last year (2019) I received reasons H-1B denial. Reasons were: LCA not provided No Employer-Employee relationship Services in a specialty occupation Can this application be reopened with a new ...
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Pole emploi refused my ARE benefits

I have been working for past few years in France. I have paid social security and taxes during that time. I did not have a problem when I was hired or paid taxes. When I applied for ARE, pôle emploi ...
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Consequenses of DV lottery visa if being rejected on later phase?

If I applied for DV lottery visa and then got selected at first phase but got rejected in later phase like interview or similar(after fillling DS- 260 immigration form). Then will it affect my chances ...
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How much processing time for non-Chinese EB5 Investors?

This page mentions that the Processing time for Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor (I-526) at Immigrant Investor Program Office is: (1) 54 Months to 75 Months for China - mainland born investors (2) ...
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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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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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A question regarding Adjustment of Status while doing Consular processing

I am filing for my parent's Green card. I know that there are two ways to approach this: Through Adjustment of status. Where they are already in USA and I file I-130 and I-485 simultaneously. ...
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How can I get out of Iran? [duplicate]

I own a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and currently work as an IT expert in a private company in Iran. Considering that my dear country, Iran, is very isolated right now (and as it seems, ...
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What will be my NOC for these job duties

I am applying for Express Entry Canada. I need to find my NOC Code but cannot find a title that matches my job duties, which are as follows: In the job, I was given some data in Excel files about the ...
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Filling BSF186 and BSF186a for first landing as a Canadian PR under express entry

Should I carry filled BSF186 and BSF186a forms myself? Is it mandatory? or can I just carry my own excel list with details? Can BSF186 alone be used for both "Goods accompanying" and "Goods to follow" ...
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Request to expedite I-130 denied. Is there anything I can do?

Executive Summary: Q: Is there anything I can do to speed up the I-130 processing time at this juncture? Q: Is there any way my wife and son can return to the U.S. for a short period? Overview I ...
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Pre-requisites for Canadian PNP

Must I have a Job Offer or Canadian full-time education before applying for PNP?
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VFS Global: GWF Reference Number not recognized?

I'm applying for UK fiance visa, have booked appointment on visa4uk website but can't seem to register with VFS Global online using my GWF number. Instead, they generate an 11 digit number that starts ...
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E2 Visa company converted from LLC to C-Corp

I'm just about to apply for a E2 visa for my LLC corp formed in Wyoming. I've been accepted into a startup accelerator program that requires us to be a C-Corp. Will changing the companies structure ...
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How to calculate household size?

My sister has 4 persons in her household, and she is sponsoring my wife (which makes it 5). She has declared an income of about 35k last year, which is not enough for a household of 5, but is enough ...
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Apply and receive OPT while on TN?

I am just now filing for my OPT post completion authorization and realized that the processing times will be such that I could be OPT-less by the time I start work. The TN visa is also an option for ...
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EU citizen living in London wants to bring non-EU citizen wife over [duplicate]

I am an EU citizen with full settlement status. I got married to my spouse in Somalia some months ago and she recently moved and is residing in the UAE. She is a Somali national with a Somali passport....
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What documents do I have to include with my i-130 spouse and daughter petition, If I file from overseas?

Good day. I'm filing an i-130 for my spouse and daughter, I have completed the form however I'm not really sure what supporting documents do I have to file? Can they be copies of the originals? The ...
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Australian student visa rejected because of GTE. Will it affect New Zealand student visa?

My Australian student visa was rejected on GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) grounds. Will it affect a New Zealand student visa? Also, do I need to declare that I have had a previous student visa ...
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Salary structure in Canada

For a permanent employee position, I received an offer letter from an Employer. This is my first job in Canada. Offer letter mentions, Annual base salary as 1234 CAD subject to statutory ...
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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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Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

I am filing forms I-130 and I-485 for my wife. I have a couple of questions regarding this. Can I file forms I-765 and I-131 with the application (she is in the US on H1B)? And if I can file I-765, ...
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Applying for a Health and Social Care visa after the start date in the Certificate of Sponsorship

Can I apply for UK skilled worker visa after the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) start date without the sponsor changing such date? Please help.
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F4 category dependent

I petitioned for my brother and his family in F4 category. I-130 was submitted on September 25, 2009 and was approved on 10/16/2009 after only couple of weeks. My nephew turns 21 in 2021 and PD will ...
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As a greencard holder, is it okay to have international trip every 3 month, each approximately 1 week? [duplicate]

I have a significant other leaving abroad and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and stay outside of the ...
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What is the easiest way for an American to escape from the United States

The likely political consequences in November will mean that lgbt people are no longer safe, and I am trying to get out of here as quickly as possible. I have a bachelor's degree. What's my best ...
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