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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

I'm trying to migrate to Canada, and I was sent a link to a private agency called Canada Immigration Express, from a mate who got it from an ad, I registered and paid 20$. Finally they called me two ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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US Expat, married foreign girlfriend while on vacation in the US, returned to her home country together. Visa process

I live and work in Hong Kong as a US Citizen. In June of this year I attended a conference in the US, and after my girlfriend flew to the US on a valid tourist visa and we did a vacation trip around ...
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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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Staying in Germany for long period on permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) without working

I came to Germany 3 years ago on Blue Card from non-EU country. After 3 years, I received my permanent resident permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I quit my current work in Germany, but still stay ...
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Immigration help

I am in dire need for help. I was living in the States and in the process of getting my permanent residence from my mother who got hers from my brother, who is American. But my mother passed away and ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

If Parents are Indian citizens on H1B and H1B expires soon after giving birth to child in US. Parents wish to apply for OCI for their child but since OCI takes 60 days to arrive, but parents cannot ...
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Is Form G-325A no longer needed for K-1 visa I-129F fiancée petition?

I'm about to petition for my fiancée using a K-1 visa I-129F form. I noticed that they used to require a G-325A form (Biographic Information) for both the petitioner and beneficiary. However, the G-...
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What does the optional UK residence permit for EU/EFTA nationals look like?

A friend of mine, a Swedish national, is moving to London, and has decided to apply for an optional residence permit, info about which is found here https://www.gov.uk/eea-registration-certificate My ...
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Is there a chance I could stay in Germany permanently if I got a job at a cafe or as a bartender?

I have a bachelor's degree but it's not in a field that is in high demand, and I don't have any experience in the service industry. I've known quite a few people who barely speak a word of German but ...
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Teaching in Canada

Asking for a friend. She is working in India as a teacher. She has qualification (Bachelor of Education) and Masters (MA History). She intends to immigrate to canada. What is the qualification of ...
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Refugee status for a South African citizen

I have a friend desperate to leave South Africa due to the ongoing looting and violence happening there in the last few days. Life is going to be very difficult with food shortages and all kind of ...
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Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

I'm trying to apply for my first British passport and have been reading various gov.uk sites for guidance to do it correctly. I have completed the online form, confirmed my identity, and I am at the ...
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Can a permanent resident file I-130 & I-485 for spouse concurrently if final action date is current and spouse lives in the US?

The Visa bulletin for July 2020 lists the final action date for the F2A category as current. Does that mean my permanent resident spouse and I can file the I-130 and I-485 forms concurrently? I have ...
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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How long can I be out of the US on a TN (NAFTA) visa?

Due to the spread of the coronavirus my organization is recommending (essentially mandating) that all employees work from home (WFH) until further notice. I was planning on traveling to Canada from ...
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Already have a priority date for Green Card, but planning to be jobless for half a year, what happens to my priority date?

I'm a Canadian working in the US on the TN status. I already have a priority date from the I-140 approval notice, the I-797. However, I plan to leave my job, go back to Canada and come back to the US ...
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Can a non-Indian spouse claim rights/share in Indian financial establishments/properties on divorce?

I am a divorced Indian citizen in USA and have grown up kids in India. I am going to get married to a non-Indian citizen in USA. She has German citizenship and will still have her German citizenship ...
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When my Petition will be in processing State in USCIS for Form I-130, my case approved in may 2015?

I've applied for US Immigration on base of my parents and form is Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Relative, Fiance(E), or Orphan. and Form Type is Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or ...
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Hong Kong ID card and Chinese Nationality

My two overarching and related questions: What does having a Hong Kong ID card imply regarding my residency status and citizenship? Does having a Hong Kong ID card imply that I am a Chinese national? ...
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Conditions of keeping an EU National spouse visa (UK)

I am a Russian citizen living in the UK on a spouse visa (married to an EU national). When I was applying, one of the conditions of getting a visa was that my wife had a full-time job, which she has. ...
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Canada open visa for Romanians from December 2017

From December 2017 Romanian Citizens don't require Visa Will they be able to find work and emigrate into Canada? I'm married to South African man,we have 3kids. He can't move free like I do . How can ...
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Can a green-card holder apply for another visa?

I know it's a bit of a strange question, but can a US permanent resident (green-card holder) apply for another visa, for example an L-1 visa? An example of why this can be useful is because getting ...
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Do I need a degree for the Express Entry Program in Canada

Is it feasible getting a permanent permit for Canada without a degree? Considering I would have a couple of years of experience and required field, and having the highest scores in IELTS? Thanks!
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What is the maximum time for UK Tier 2 dependent visa review?

My wife and child applied for UK dependent visa (tier 2) but got refused. They applied for a review, the review team contacted and said they will reconsider their application and asked to submit the ...
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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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Can Greencard holder be denied entry at airport - Less than 6 months outside the US

My wife came to the United States and stayed with me for a month. However, she had to go back to her country for personal reasons. When she returns to the United States, she will have been outside the ...
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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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What does the abbreviation EOIR stand for?

I see this line on the Form I-765 instructions If you have filed your Form I-485 with EOIR, you must submit proof that you are currently in immigration proceedings, that you have filed Form I-485 ...
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EEA pre settled status marriage and retained rights

If a third-country citizen marries an EEA national in the UK with pre-settled status in 2022. What visa will they apply for. And what about retained rights after 3 years rule? Will this policy ...
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Can an F-2 visa holder establish and manage a company outside of the US?

If someone comes to the US with F-2 visa status, can he establish a new company in Canada or Germany and manages the company and gets it's incomes during the time he is inside the US with the F-2 visa ...
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Does having a NI number mean exercising treaty rights?

Does having a NI number satisfy the exercising of treaty rights for the purpose of EEA visas in the United Kingdom?
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UK Immigration Exit Rules

I'm currently working in UK with Tier-2 ICT visa, Can I stay for 3 or 4 days after my visa got expired in order to close my UK bank account, clear dues and finishing personal things if any?
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What are the Red card requirements for Venezuelans?

I have heard that Spain has some "humanitarian visa" for people flying out of horrible countries like Venezuela… The name of that is "tarjeta roja" or red card. Does anyone can tell me what ...
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Indian Passport with F1 visa not stamped upon entry to the US(I-94 is up to date). Will it be a problem when I apply for H1B?

I recently entered the US after my vacation in India. My port of entry was Boston and I live in Portland, OR. After reaching home, I noticed that I am missing the entry US stamp. I am currently in the ...
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Transferring money from mom's account for Express entry proof of funds

I have an express entry profile but at the moment I do not have 13000 CAD in my bank account to show as proof of funds. When I receive the invitation, would it be possible for me to transfer account ...
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Should I have ECA before submitting EOI in SINP?

I have lodged and submitted an EOI a week ago, and received an ITA the day after. The problem is, I hadn’t ECA and Professional Status(licensure) at the time I was submitting the EOI but I mistakenly ...
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Learner's permit to practice before driving test - over 18

I have a UK driving license and need to get a new one in Florida. According to the law I can't use the UK driving license anymore because 30 days passed since I moved to the US. Can adults (+18) get ...
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Non-British mother with British kids

I'm Jamaican, but I have three children who were born British through their father. We are no longer together, but I would like to take my kids to the UK and settle there. Can I settle in the UK as a ...
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Australian immigration long-stay 457 visa - do we need to pay tax on our engagement ring?

We'll be moving from the UK to Australia later this year, on a long-stay 457 visa which has been granted for 4 years. My fiancée will be moving with me, and we'll be getting married at some point ...
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How to upload documents using Australian immigration website?

I got to the point where I have paid the application fee, and passed the health check. Now I have been asked to submit all the documents again however when I try to attach document I get an error... ...
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Egyptian married with Eu citizen, having already EU Residence Permit, can i travel to UK without visa? What about working there?

My name is Adliy Romany. I was born in 1983 and my nationality is Egyptian. I am an Engineer and I worked from more than 11 years abroad my country. Now I live in Romania, because I am married to a ...
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What are the restrictions on Romanian citizens in the EU?

I am a Romanian citizen and I would like to know what are the restrictions on Romanian citizens in the EU? I understand that Romanians needed work permits in some of the countries in the EU until ...
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common law partner requirement

Good day, My name is Abike, please assist clarify. My partner is the primary applicant for immigration application to Canada. However, is it necessary for me to verify my degree with WES to enable it ...
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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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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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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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As a green card holder, is it okay to have an international trip every 3 months, each approximately 1 week?

I have a significant other living outside the US and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident of the US. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and ...
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Immigration to Switzerland with both sets of parents

My husband and I would like to relocate to Switzerland from South Africa but we want to find out if it is possible to take both parents along (they will not be working). Unfortunately, our parents are ...
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Do I meet the requirements of German work visa and how exactly should I apply?

I'm from Azerbaijan and I've got a software development job offer from Berlin paying 60k+. Thing is I don't have a degree. I've got around 6 years of relevant professional experience (I can show past ...
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