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Long-stay German nurse visa from the Philippines

I applied for a long-stay German nurse visa in the Philippines five months ago. My agency told me that the German embassy sent my papers to the wrong personnel and that only 3 weeks ago they have sent ...
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Application for a 462 working visa to Australia with an Irish passport

I'm applying for a 462 working visa to Australia. I can't get past the 5th page for passport details, as it said my passport isn't eligible.
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Preparing documentation for British Naturalization - Absences count

As I recently passed the Life in the UK test and obtained a B1 english language certification I am about to start the process of applying for naturalization/british citizenship. An issue I am having ...
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What does the rental process look like in Valencia, Spain?

My partner and I are looking to move to Valencia in April/May. We are currently in the UK and for the sake of simplicity, I'll just say that we have the right to live and work in Spain. What does the ...
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Return to South Africa passport query

Family of 3 looking to return to SA. I need to renew my SA passport and ID. My husband needs to apply for passport but does have ID. My daughter (13) needs to apply for all documents. Is it ...
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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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UK Spouse Visa (FLR M) question - When did you last travel to the country where you were born?

I'm going through the first FLR M spouse visa application (currently on a fiancé visa inside the UK) and got stuck on a question. Although it is obviously simple, I'd prefer to double check I'm not ...
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N-600 for a minor

My minor child has been approved their N-600 form. We were sent a notification to come and collect the certificate. Does the minor child need to come to the USCIS office or can we collect it on their ...
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Printing forms from CIC permanent resident portal

Has anybody who applied for permanent residence on the Canadian immigration portal figured out how to print out already filled online immigration forms for purpose of validation and keeping personal ...
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Dual intent Canada, TRV and PR thru PNP

I am applying for a study permit in Canada, and I want to use the same opportunity to apply for permanent residence thru PNP. If I apply and get my study permit approved, can I in turn, apply for ...
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Work Visa Refusal

I was denied a UK visa because the IELTS result I submitted doesn't contain a UKVI unique reference number. I just got my NARIC Result. I would like to know if I can still reapply for a UK work visa ...
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UK Visa - Have you passed an approved English language test?

I am applying for UK spouse visa. I need to provide a proof of English language knowledge, I have a test booked well before the time I need to upload the evidence(biometrics appointment), but after I ...
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Passport Talent Family visa application requirement

I am residing in France and have a passport talent card salarie qualifie / enterprise innovante. But my wife is currently residing in Bangladesh. She will need a passport talent family card for which ...
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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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Where can I see the list of all the requirements for the photo for DS-11 (US passport photo)?

DS-11 mentions: See the full list of photo requirements on travel.state.gov/photos: However, on travel.state.gov/photos, I don't see a clear list of photo requirements. There are some "Tips for ...
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When applying in person for a US passport using Form DS-11, can one keep the original certificate of naturalization while waiting for the US passport?

As https://travel.state.gov, mentions: You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if [...] You are applying for your first U.S. passport. When applying in person for a US passport using Form DS-11, ...
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What are the risks of publicly sharing one's USCIS Receipt Number?

I wonder what the risks of publicly sharing one's USCIS Receipt Number (e.g., IOE9739418910) are.
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How much faster are Form I-485 forms processed when the applicant requested expedited processing through the USCIS Contact Center?

I read on https://www.boundless.com/immigration-resources/form-i-485-explained/: Premium processing is not available for Form I-485, but you may be able to request expedited processing through the ...
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Non-EU American living and traveling in Europe with dual American-EU spouse and children

My wife and 3 children are dual USA and EU citizens (Dutch). I am only an American citizen. We all live in the USA. We are planning to live in Spain for about 4 months (111 days) for my wife to ...
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Where can I view the statistics on N-400 case transfers between USCIS field offices?

N-400 applications may be transferred between USCIS field offices, e.g. if the applicant moved or if an USCIS field office decides to offload some of their N-400 applications to another USCIS field ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: In the travel history, what counts as the "Date You Left the United States" when crossing the border by car?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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Should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin Islands or United Kingdom in the N-400 travel history?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). If I went to the British Virgin Islands, should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin ...
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Required "The statutes of an association" in Spanish visa

I have a brother who was invited by a charity organization in Spain, he has all the documents, but one is not known what it refers to: It is named: "copia de los estatutos de la entidad". ...
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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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How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th year for the US Naturalization process?

It is recommended to bring one's tax transcript for the past 5 years (or 3 years if naturalization via marriage) to the US naturalization interview. How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th ...
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and F-1 visa

In my I-20, the total course duration is mentioned as 7 years while in my PhD Assistantship award letter, my stipend is applicable till 4th year. Can you please tell me whether I should put 4 years or ...
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What to do if there is no entry stamp on passport (Immigrant EB-3) visa? Thanks

We just arrived in US lst May 10, 2022 under immigrant visa, but there is no entry stamp on our passports. What do we need to do? Will this cause problem in generating SSN and GC? Thank you!
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How many days does the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state represent?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have established and maintained residence for 3 months (but not necessarily being physically present) in that district. ...
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Does the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I wonder whether the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form). As mkennedy mentioned in a comment, the USCIS publishes the ...
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What criteria does the USCIS use to decide when the applicant has established residence in a US district/state for the 3-month requirement?

The 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state is computed from the date on which the applicant first established that residence [...] including any part of the applicant'...
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Which employer's address should I indicate on my N-400 Application for Naturalization Form if I worked at different branches over the past few years?

I worked for the same company but at different locations over the past few years. Which employer's address should I indicate on my N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror)? E.g., the most ...
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Which countries in the travel history in the N-400 Naturalization may cause one's application to undergo a considerable amount of additional scrutiny?

One has to indicate which countries one visited for the past 3 or 5 years in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). Which countries may cause one's application ...
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What's the proper order for the countries visited during a single trip outside the US that one has to indicate in the travel history in the N400 form?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror): What's the proper order for the countries visited during single trip outside that one has to ...
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Is there any upsides to filing one's Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) via mail instead of online?

I read https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/reports/SIGNED-Section-4103-FY2021-Report-9-7-21.pdf (mirror): For example, in FY 2020 approximately 49 percent of applicants choose to file ...
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Why is premium processing available on only certain USCIS immigration forms and not all USCIS immigration forms?

I read on https://www.uscis.gov/forms/all-forms/how-do-i-request-premium-processing Premium processing provides expedited processing for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, ...
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Does one have to bring documents at the naturalization interview showing that one has paid one's traffic tickets, if traffic tickets were below $500?

From the Form N-400 Instructions: You do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only penalty was a ...
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What documents are optimal to bring for one's naturalization interview, in the simplest situation, to minimize the time to obtain the US passport?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card ...
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How can I find out whether the U.S. State Department will be providing staff to accept passport applications at my swearing-in ceremony?

I read: You will not receive a U.S. passport on the day of your swearing-in ceremony. But in some places, if you plan ahead and also leave yourself some time at the end of the ceremony to stand in a ...
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What is the timezone used to compute the 90-day early filing date?

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator mentions: You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 calendar days before you complete your permanent residence requirement ...
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How does one count the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have lived/resided for 3 months in that district. I'm confused on how one counts the 3-month requirement to apply for ...
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Is it ok to group old sport clubs into a single entry in Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)?

Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) asks me to list ask the clubs I participated in: Provide information about your membership, involvement, or association with an organization, association, ...
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What supporting documents do I need for filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) in the simplest situation?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card, ...
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Does the French Defence Preparation Day count as being a member, serve in, help, or otherwise participate in, a military unit in the N-400 form?

I participated in the Defence Preparation Day (Journée d’Appel de Préparation à la Défense) in France around 15 years ago. The N-400 Application for Naturalization form online asks me the following ...
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Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number?

On my N-400 Application for Naturalization form online, I am asked to indicate whether I have a USCIS Online Account Number, and if so, to provide it. Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number? ...
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Does changing one's name increase the processing time of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my French passport and spaces in my birth certificate. I'm considering only keeping my first first name on my future US passport. Does ...
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Can one submit the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) while temporarily outside the US on vacation?

I reside in the US and will become eligible for US naturalization during my company's vacation week. I may be temporarily outside the US during this vacation week. Can one submit the N-400 (...
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In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver license differ from one's current address?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver's license is different from one's current address? Assume that the driver's license is ...
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What's the proper way to provide proofs of payments for citations in the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, how to prove one has paid one's traffic tickets? Bank statements? Does the DMV provide proof of payment? From the Form N-400 Instructions:...
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How can I know whether a USCIS field office does same-day oath ceremony?

Some USCIS field offices do same-day oath ceremony, i.e. offer naturalization applicants to join the oath ceremony on the same day as the interview, assuming they passed the interview. How can I know ...
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When is an N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) considered approved or denied when the USCIS computes the processing time?

The USCIS publishes processing times for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/more-info says: Processing time is the number of months that ...
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