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Can spouses apply for a resident permit within Germany?

As a Blue Card holder, if I marry after my resident permit is issued, can my spouse apply for his resident permit from within the territory of Germany? A little more background: My situation is "Can ...
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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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Should I get divorced before I can marry again, if the marriage is foreign and between non-citizens?

I am an F-2 visa holder in the US. I came to the US with my spouse as his legal wife. In the US I fell in love with another US citizen guy and we want to marry together. But I don't know is it ...
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What constitutes proof of relationship/intention to marry for a UK immigration visa?

Being disabled, I don't really have to worry so much about funds or some of the more complicated issues with getting my partner over to the UK (from the USA). But there is one thing that concerns and ...
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Immigrating to UK after New Zealand same-sex marriage

I'm a dual citizen - I maintain both Irish and Australian passports. I currently live in Australia with my boyfriend. If we were to be married in New Zealand (a country that allows same sex marriage) ...
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Moving to Germany with my EU girlfriend

I am non EU citizen. I have a tourist visa for 3 months. I am now in Germany. My girlfriend is Swedish and we were living together for 1 year in UAE. She got an offer in Germany and she is moving to ...
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Immigration to Australia with 2 wives

I am a Muslim and I have two wives in Pakistan. I want to apply for Australian immigration. I want to apply with my second wife and the children from my first wife. Is there a problem with doing that ...
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EEA Family Permit refused - No clear reason given, appalling letter

Please can anyone advise how to deal with this? We applied for an EEA Family Permit for my wife to travel from Russia to join me in the UK. We enclosed our passports, my Permanent Residence ...
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As a Polish National with no valid Polish ID, do I need a one to get married in Poland?

I am a multi national and hold two passports. Polish from inheritance and South African from naturalization. I used to have a Polish ID card when I stayed in Poland for a brief while but when I moved ...
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Marriage between Colombian and USA citizen

I currently live in Puerto Rico and my fiance lives in Colombia. We both have kids and she shares custody with her kid's parent. We are planning to get married but we don't want to leave either ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

A few days ago, my boyfriend, who is a German citizen, and I were married in Denmark. Ours is a same-sex union, and we don't know what awaits us in Germany. I am a Yemeni citizen (a third-world ...
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Maternity in Sweden, on short notice

I have a postdoc position in Sweden starting January next year, and signed the contract already. My fiance and I (we're both German nationals) planned to move to Sweden, me in January, she by the end ...
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Can a foreign spouse move to US immediately after wedding?

I am a US citizen who lives and works in the US. My fiance is a Greek citizen who currently lives in Greece. We intend to get married in Greece later this year and then she will join me as a permanent ...
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Okay to enter the US with an existing B2 visa after being married with the intention to file for a green card?

Any problem with entering on a B2 after being married abroad, then filing for change in status? Spouse is US citizen.
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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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Moving to America after marriage in India

I would like to know if the following is possible and with how much ease. My American girlfriend and I would like to get married in India and then move back to America. We have been together for a ...
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Marrying an Italian citizen in the USA. I want a 4-5-month visa to be with him in Italy. What do I need?

I've looked at the various related questions but mine does not quite fit. I am a US citizen marrying my Italian citizen partner in the USA and want to then go to Italy for an extended stay (4-5 months)...
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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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Temporary visa changes to spouse visa in Japan

I’m currently studying Japanese in Japan. My current visa is going to expire on 31st March. I will change my visa status from a student visa to a temporary visit visa, and I will get married with my ...
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Marriage in Germany between EU and non-EU citizen

My girlfriend (coming from Iran) and I (male, coming from Spain) are living and studying in Germany. She has been in Germany for more than 6 years with a study visa. We want to get married. These ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa, then married - can I leave safely?

I am an italian citizen 🇮🇹. My Brazilian 🇧🇷 girlfriend came to Italy last year as a tourist, and overstayed the 90-day period by about 6 months. We are getting married next week and we are ...
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Dutch and French national got married in Sweden and are resident in the UK. Are they legally married in the UK for practical purposes?

I am a Dutch citizen and got married to a French citizen while we were both resident in Sweden in 2012. Presently we are living in England, United Kingdom. How do we inform the relevant authorities ...
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What are the requirements for my foreign wife to visit the US with me?

I'm a US citizen with Mexican residency, about to marry a dual Guatemalan/Spanish citizen. We are not seeking US residency for her, and likely won't for a long time, if ever. But I want to be sure ...
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Non EU-citizen spouse working rights

I'm non EU citizen and I will marry Italian girl soon. So I need to know if I've the right to work in another EU country without the need of that my wife move me. I want to work in Germany and my ...
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Getting married with Polish girlfriend

I am from India and my girlfriend from Poland. We are planning to get married in April 2016. But I just find out that even if we get married in Poland. I am not allowed to live and work in Poland with ...
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Authentication of US birth certificate before Guatemalan wedding

The web site for the US Embassy in Guatemala says that to get married in Guatemala, I must present my passport and birth certificate and that Any non-Guatemalan documents presented to the marriage ...
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What is the process of getting a UK visa and a work permit for a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen?

Me (an Estonian citizen) and my wife (a Turkish citizen) are currently living and working in Turkey, but planning to go to live and work in the UK. Being an EU citizen, I know I don't need a work ...
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If no spousal visas are involved, what are the needs for registering a marriage with foreign authorities?

If a married couple are living separated in two different countries, which is neither the country where either person has citizenship, nor the country where they got married, would there be any ...
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Getting a 婚姻要件具備証明書 (Certificate of Eligibility for Marriage)

I am in Tokyo and I am a US citizen. I would like to become a member of the online marriage agency Pairs Engage, but they require uploading a 独身証明書, i.e. proof that one is single. Since I am a US ...
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Applying for the Dutch nationality (through naturalisation) outside of the Netherlands - which civic integration exams?

I am Ghanaian married to a Dutch woman for the past 6 years. We are currently living in the UK (since September, 2013) and so have successfully passed the test of 3 years continuous living together ...
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H1B visa marrying a US citizen: can stay in US and work?

I've been living and working in the US for 1 1/2 years, on an H1-B visa. My employer is a State University (I teach and do research). The visa expires in late June this year. While in the US, I fell ...
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Applying for French nationality through marriage, was separated for a short time, will there be any concequences?

I am applying for French nationality by way of marriage. We received a letter this morning which said we have to sign an attestation sur l'honneur which says we have not separated during our marriage. ...
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Marriage green card at end of current visa with 2 Year residency requirement waiver in-process, question

So I was just married, but my J1 Visa is ending in a few days. I know I have 30 days afterwards that I am allowed to take, to leave. Given the following additional information, which is the best ...
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It's proving almost impossible for someone from Afghanistan to come to the UK

There's someone I very much want to be with who lives in Kabul. We tried looking at how we could legally follow a process that would allow us to be together. It feels very much as if it's been ...
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How to make a marriage certificate valid in the EU (if it was issued in a third country)?

EU law says non-EU spouses of EU citizens enjoy free movement rights. They can move to an EU country* with their partner and work there without a visa. What are the requirements for a marriage ...
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UK Male and Japanese Female planning life in Spain. Where to marry and will it solve visa problems?

I and my partner are planning to live in Spain since my obtaining a job, to commence in just over a couple of months. I am British therefore to my knowledge have no problem living there. The concern ...
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German Spousal Residency

I'm married to a German national. After living together in Germany for about 1.5 years he had to move to Hong Kong for his work. I was given resident permit each for one year. On my third year when we ...
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How can a US citizen demonstrate their marital status, to be able to marry in Cape Verde?

I'm a US citizen, trying to marry a Cape Verdean citizen in Cape Verde. At the government registry office, they tell me that I must give them a "Certificado de Capacidade Matrimonial" that certifies ...
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Marriage on tourist visa in Germany

I'm an Iranian citizen and my boyfriend is German. We're in love and have known each other for 2 years. He travels to Iran to visit me and my family. We're going to marry in Germany, but I have a ...
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Visa bans on Iranians according to new presidential executive order

I am a green card holder. My family and I migrated to USA with EB-5 program. Now I'm married and my wife is in Iran. We started the process of getting a green card for her and have been waiting for ...
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Romanian documents after marriage in Germany

I'm getting married with my fiancée, who is a Romanian girl. Since we live in Germany (I'm not German either - I'm Italian), we chose to marry under German law, therefore we also chose her to get my ...
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Necessity of affidavits in green card application (USCIS form I-751)

I'm using USCIS form I-751 to apply for removal of conditions on my green card after two years of marriage. The instructions in the Evidence of Relationship section state The documents should ...
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Indian citizen planning to marry a Polish citizen

I'm an Indian citizen and I'm planning to marry my Polish girlfriend. After the marriage, we are considering the option of moving to Poland. I wanted to know if I can move to Poland right away after ...
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Getting married while on H1B Visa

I am on H1B visa and my Visa will expire on 09/2017 . I am getting married soon but my fiance doesn't have passport yet. What is the process to bring my wife ( of course after marriage :) ) to USA. ...
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Am I allowed to marry while travelling to Bulgaria on a tourist visa

I am a citizen of Egypt. Would I be allowed to get married in Bulgaria while visiting Bulgaria on a tourist visa? If it matters, my fiancée is Bulgarian. what will be easier to marry her in Egypt or ...
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Registering a marriage with non-EU citizen

I am a Romanian citizen and my husband is Nepali. We recently got married in Nepal, but now want to move to Greece. I have lived and worked in Greece and I also have a registration certificate from ...
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Japanese Spouse Applying for UK Indefinite Leave to Remain - Koseki Tohon or Marriage Certificate?

My wife is currently in the process of drawing up her application for ILR in the UK using form SET(M). She's been in the UK for 4 years now. Among the documents that are required with the application ...
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Non-EU citizen marrying a Romanian (EU citizen) working in the UK

I would like to ask for your help, advice, input or recommendations about our situation with my fiance. Here are some our questions: Background: I am a Filipina working in the Philippines and my ...
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UK Resident marrying Mexican student - Necessary Documents for Camden Council

I'm British and I wish to marry by Mexican girlfriend, who I have been dating for two years. The first year was a long-distance relationship, but for the last 12 months she has been living in the UK ...
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Visa ban for the UK. Does this also affect an application for a US spousal visa?

I was banned from the UK for ten years, for submitting a non-genuine bank statement while applying for a student visa (to the UK). My ban will end in two more years. I am now a spouse of a US citizen....
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