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How can US citizens not residing in the US visit the White House?

US citizens who want to visit the White House are supposed to book a tour through their Representative or Senator. Which Representative or Senator should citizens not living in the US apply to, and ...
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Status of emotional abuse laws in Japan

I am currently living in Japan as a student. I have been working with a program that has advisors that are great 95% of the time, but this advisor has the power to tell me at anytime that I have to ...
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How does gaining a second citizenship affect a prenuptial agreement?

My wife and I are US citizens and got married prior to moving to the UK. Before getting married we signed a prenuptial agreement. If we become UK citizens will the prenuptial agreement still be valid? ...
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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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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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Do you need to live in the Netherlands to present a case to a Dutch court?

Often when signing a contract it is explicitly stated to what court a dispute on the contract under scrutiny will be sent too. Is it possible to write a contract outside the Netherlands and still ...
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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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EU citizens in Germany: is any registration required beyond Anmeldung?

I have moved to Germany as an EU (British) citizen, and completed the standard Anmeldung upon arrival. I work remotely for an Italian employer. Are there any further bureaucratic processes to go ...
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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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Free gap time between two employers for expat in the Netherlands [closed]

I’m an expat in the Netherlands and staying here as a high skill immigrant. Today I received a mail from IND (Immigration department), which saying that I must take action, otherwise they will revoke ...
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What are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets married?

In general, what are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets legally married? A few examples I can imagine of possible implications follow, but please don't take this as a ...
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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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As a Canadian, what are the legal requirements for working in the US?

I am considering a semi-permanent job in NYC (1-2 years), which would require moving from Toronto, Canada. I am a Canadian citizen, have no criminal record, and as far as I know am eligible to work ...
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Can I stay in Spain after my residence permit expires, but while waiting to get married?

I have a residence permit as a student in Greece, which expires on the 31st of July. I'm currently in Spain, waiting for appointment to get married to a Spanish citizen. We started the marriage ...
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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 make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

I am 28 years old, and gave birth to a beautiful girl named Angel. The father is a British citizen. He has recently abandoned me and our little baby here in Cameroon. I wish to know what measures I ...
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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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Postal address without fixed abode?

Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for this site, Travel SE, both or neither. For a great many amenities which are useful to most people (e.g. bank accounts), you need to supply ...
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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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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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Getting fresh carp for Christmas in the UK

Common Carp is a common Christmas dish around Central Europe, but not around the rest of the world, including the UK. It is commonly bought alive, and only killed before actually preparing the dish (...
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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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Can my german employer rollback my promotion? [closed]

I am currently working in the IT industry holding a blue card and after one and a half year, I received a promotion, which also included a salary raise. I got to know about this promotion via e-mail ...
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Accused in Spain, but no police interview

I have been accused (I believe), by a security guard of assaulting him. I did not do this, and was no where near him at the time of the alleged offense. However he has made a false denuncia, and has ...
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How do the legal systyems of Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador compare to Mexico for retirees from the USA?

I saw in an online "slideshow" that 3 Central/South American countries are listed among the top 8 to retire to, namely Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. Mexico is an old standby for many Americans, ...
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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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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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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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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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Working for a company based in US remotely from India

I have a job offer from a company based in the US and they want me to start working full-time while they do my H1B visa transfer from one of my previous employers to this one. I currently work in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Using a Representative for a T2 Application Hurt an Applicant's Credibility?

I have seen that the following guidance has been issued to UK Visas and Immigration caseworkers: You need not take these actions for all applicants, but should do so when there is particular ...
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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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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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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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Entering UK before Tier 5 Visa Start Date

I was just issued a tier 5 Visa that's valid from September 5th, a date which I picked assuming that the process would take longer than it did. I've gotten this visa as a part of a process recommended ...
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Apostille document for from non-apostille countries

I am an indonesian marrying a Mauritian. The marriage will take place in Mauritius. To obtain my residence permit, they are asking for: Full Birth Certificate of applicant duly legalized/...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to work in Germany with a small criminal history?

I am not yet convicted of a crime but I am being charged with a felony that will most likely be reduced to a misdemeanor with a year probation here in the United States. It's non violent, and not drug,...
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Can I have a C type and a D type visa end-to-end?

I have received a D type visa to study in Czech Republic. It starts on September 11th. But I would like to go there earlier. When applying to a C type (toursitic) Schengen visa, the issuing country ...
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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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