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How to find a rental lawyer in Spain

I'm a foreigner living in Badajoz Spain. I signed a rental contract for 1 year. I need advice on how to get out of the contract early. As I do not have any close friends or relatives in Spain that I ...
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Registering a civil union blue card holder Germany

I am going to Germany with a blue card, but the law in my country does not recognize us until there is a marriage. I want to bring my long-term girlfriend with me to live in Germany. Can I as a blue ...
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Left Italy before getting my residency permit

I traveled to Italy at the end of October with a tourist visa, which expired on November 8th. I applied for my first residency permit on November 9th and scheduled a fingerprint appointment for ...
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Is an ID needed to be named on a will in Thailand?

My dad (a UK national) lives in Thailand and owns property there. He's getting a will written and naming me as the beneficary. Whoever is writing the will has asked him for my details such as name and ...
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How to get free or minimal cost legal aid in Germany (as an expat)?

I need legal counsel in Germany about if someone did something illegal and if so what the penalty for that action is supposed to be, according to the law, and how to actualize that penalty. I am ...
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Does an extension receipt in combination with a copy of an expired green card serve as a proof of a legal status?

Based on this article “These receipt notices can be presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status, while the case remains pending with USCIS.” So in order to prove your legal ...
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How to get a university diploma apostilled from outside the USA and how long will it take to acquire?

The university I applied to wants an apostille (legalization) of my diploma for my degree. I'm not sure how to acquire this apostille as I will not be returning to the United States anytime soon. ...
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Finding a French immigration lawyer

Can anyone tell me how to find a good and reasonably priced English-speaking French immigration consultant/lawyer? I have had a long-stay visa refusal (the reason for refusal was "risk to public ...
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Is there a way for foreign citizens to remove patronym from Melderegister in Germany?

I have recently moved to Hessen, Germany. Earlier last week I had an appointment with the meldeamt to register my flat and I realized the officer has added my father's name at the end of my first name....
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How can I find a lawyer who can create an international will in Japan?

I am an Australian living in Japan. Japan and Australia both are signatories to Unidroit, so an international will should be possible. I assume I need a lawyer for that. How can I find a lawyer to ...
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Accepted an offer for an apartment, but did not sign the contract. Is it legally binding?

I will soon move to The Netherlands and I have been looking at apartments online. I have filled out some applications and Rental Agency A assigned an apartment to me via their platform. I was asked to ...
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Do I require to put my middle name in the for when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia?

Do I require to put my middle name when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia? I prefer to only use my short first and last name in daily life but do I still need to announce ...
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Do I lose my properties in China if I give up Chinese citizenship?

I'm a Chinese citizen by birth. My parents left their property (including houses and saving accounts) to me, which are all under my name. I'm now living in Canada and considering applying for Canadian ...
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If a resident alien sues a US private/cooperative firm of US will it impact his immigration status?

If someone is in resident alien status on F1-visa (STEM-OPT), can they sue a credit union registered in the USA? Will this have any negative impact on their immigration record? Please feel free to ask ...
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Rules about flat rent in Prague

I am going to move for a short period in Prague (a few months) but I currently cannot know for how long exactly. I wanted to know what are the rules about renting appartment there. In particular, is ...
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Is it legal for a German citizen not to deregister (abmelden) when living abroad?

If a German citizen lives abroad, would it be illegal for him to keep his German registration (Anmeldung) with local authorities? Some of my friends have never deregistered from their parents' house ...
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How to check the status of carte de sejour Application?

I have applied for Resident card after getting Recepisse and its been 2months already. I haven't got any response from the prefecture too. Is there any way to check the status online?
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How to get VVE (Vereniging van Eigenaars/Homeowner association) contact details in Holland?

I have bought a flat in Rotterdam. I have dealt with getting energy suppliers and other required stuff. When I was signing the contract notary told me that I will be contacted by VVE (Vereniging van ...
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legalization of stay in Poland after getting negative decision

I am Arun from India. I came to Germany on a business visa and after I applied for Temporary Residence Permit (TRC) in Poland in march 2018 but in october 2018 I got a negative decision. my lawyer did ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan as a dependent?

I'm a US citizen who's been working in Japan under a working visa. I quit my job and am considering changing my visa status to a dependent of my wife. As the market for skilled work in Japan is ...
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Invoice paid twice in Germany - reversal?

As part of a hiring offer, I have been granted the benefit of being reimbursed for moving expenses between two cities in Germany. Unfortunately, instead of being reimbursed, the employer has ...
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Can I legally remain in the US for a few days after I-94 expiration date, due to Ongoing Medical Treatment

My I-94 expires on the 13th March 2021 and I still have a few days more to complete my cancer treatment. Can a letter from my Doctor to DHS at border be acceptable as excuse to stay for a few days and ...
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Can I ask my home EU State for a duplicate licence if it has been taken by another Member State?

My Polish licence has been taken and suspended by France (where I currently reside) for 4 months. This time has passed. I no longer plan to live in France, and would like to drive in my home State as ...
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What options exist to take care of minor children when out of boarding schools?

Assuming, we reside out of US and our child is a US citizen by birth. We wish to send our child to US boarding school at age of 16 for 11th and 12th grade. Then we wish our child pursues undergraduate ...
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Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection?

Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection (and no US visa to accompany the child to the US)? Parents ...
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Social security treaty/convention between Germany and Israel - German text?

Israel and Germany have a treaty (or a convention if you will) regarding social security benefits: Unemployment, accidents, old-age, disability etc. The Hebrew version of the convention can be ...
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Can a 16 year old move to Germany with 2 adults that aren't guardians?

My little brother is 16, while I am 18 and my boyfriend is 20. We are citizens in the USA. The three of us want to live in Germany. My mom gave us permission, but she is not coming with us, and we ...
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Should I change my domicile when moving abroad for a year?

I am a Belgian citizen in my twenties. Next year, I'm planning to move to Singapore for work (as a postdoctoral researcher), with a one-year contract, which could possibly be extended afterwards. I'm ...
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Forgot to register myself in Russia, now I'm in trouble

I am a student studying in Russia. I just came back from my country 13 days ago. I completely forgot to present my request to reissue the registration thing. Now my university says it’s too late and ...
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Changing surname in France and America

I am a French citizen and a permanent resident of America, and my American fiance and I are getting married. I would like to change my name legally in France as well as America. What is the process so ...
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Am I required to disclose second nationality? [closed]

Scenario: I am a dual national of countries X and Y and I'm living in third country Z. I've entered country Z on passport X. If I'm asked about my nationality in general on documents (but no ...
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Is it allowed to work ONLINE on F-1 visa?

As I've understood, its not allowed to work off campus on F-1 visa. However what about online freelance work, for example something on fiverr or some other freelance website? Is that against the law ...
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Buying a Spanish car in the UK before moving to Spain

We have just bought a property in Spain, we intend moving out a.s.a.p. I have noticed on AutoTrader that there are Spanish registered cars available no doubt brought over to the UK by people ...
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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's residence permit

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account. I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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Can EU citizens work in Iceland?

From Wikipedia: Iceland is heavily integrated into the European Union via the European Economic Area and the Schengen Agreement, but it is not a member state. Because Iceland is not a member ...
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Can Consulate Personnel as Individuals, & / or Consulate, be sued under Civil Law of "Receiving" Country by National-Visitor of that Consulate? [closed]

Possible Reasons for Suing : 1_ Defamation 2_ Terrorism ; Visitor felt "terrorized" by the behavior, incl. statements committed, through omission & / or by commission, by Personnel of their ...
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What happens if you leave an unpaid utilities bill in an EEA country you no longer live in?

If a person from an EEA country, for example Denmark, moves to another EEA country for example Portugal, and then moves out of 'Portugal' leaving behind an unpaid power bill, will this unpaid bill be ...
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Settle in England

I'm Italian and want to stay in England for more than three months, but even if I get a job, I'm not sure the employers will emit some certificate showing that I've worked there (this is the worst ...
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(UK - Tier 2 visa) I am a tier 2 visa holder and was overseas (out of UK) when I was dismissed from my job. I am still overseas, can I return to UK?

I am a Tier 2 visa holder employed by a large accounting firm in London, UK. I was dismissed from my job 2 weeks ago whilst out out of the UK (was overseas). I left the UK on 31 Nov 18, was ...
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What are the eligibility requirements to extend an Israeli A1 visa?

A-1 visas are valid for 3 years, and are apparently extendable for an additional two years (allowing one to stay in Israel on such visas for a maximum of 5 years). According to AngloList (http://www....
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French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse

Where and how can I legally challenge this issue: Short version: after 12 months and 4 appointments the French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse. I am an EU citizen, working ...
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How would postponing my USA travel until next semester affect my F1 visa?

I have an I-20 for the Fall 2018 session and got my F1 visa approved. My college starts on the second week of August. Due to some family emergency, I need to postpone my travel for next semester, i.e. ...
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What is my country of permanent residence for UK visa purposes?

I am filling out a UK student visa application, and it asks for my "country of permanent residence," but it does not provide a definition for this term. I currently reside outside of my country of ...
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Dubai non-practising muslim

My husband is half Irish half Iraqi, and an Irish passport holder. Our marriage certificate says he is Muslim. I am Christian but in reality, we are neither and have no religious beliefs at all. If ...
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How to obtain NIE/ NIF for Spain from India?

I have recently been accepted for Master in Pure and Applied Logic in University of Barcelona. However, while trying to apply for scholarships I am facing some problems. They are listed below, While ...
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Can you enter Croatia without a visa if you have a 3-year resident permit in Germany?

My husband has a 3-year resident permit in Germany and with his passport he can enter any Schengen country. Can he enter Croatia with his passport?
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Criminal pitfalls for Westerners in Dubai

What issues should Westerners take care with when in an outplacement in Dubai? What acceptable behaviour in the EU could send you to prison in Dubai?
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Expatriate leaving France: Who should I notify (taxes/etc) that I'm moving out?

I'm from Brazil and I was living in France from July 2016 until January 2018. I was working in the private sector with a titre de séjour, and now I just moved to Germany. So ideally everything needs ...
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How to fill in the Canada Express Entry Profile when I am married but separated and my spouse is not coming with me?

I am completing my Express Entry profile. Under the "Creating your Profile" page, I have answered "Married" for Marital Status. Following this is the question: "Is your spouse/common-law partner ...
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Can I sue an embasssy for failing to consider my request for family reunification?

As an EU citizen, I have the right to reunite with my family members, even if they are non-EU citizens. So if an embassy isn't fulfilling their responsibilities and never gives a valid reason for not ...