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Is it possible to get a foreign marriage certificate authenticated by the US federal government? What are the available procedures?

My marriage certificate was issued in Mongolia. Is there a way for me to get it authenticated (not apostilled) at the US federal level, either by the Department of State or another body such as the US ...
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How far back does the UK make background checks for naturalization

How far back does the UK naturalization background checks go for an overseas British territory applicant? My brother had entered US in 2002 on a different passport he was sent back the same day back ...
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Can many trips abroad below 24h cause any issues on an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form or during the subsequent naturalization interview?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate trips abroad longer than 24 hours. Can many trips ...
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Is it possible to receive email notifications when the USCIS send notices for the N400 Application for US Naturalization process?

To apply for U.S. citizenship, one has to submit the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). After some time, the USCIS send notices the applicant for the next steps. Is it possible to ...
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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 I use the same arrival/departure dates indicated in my I-94 when completing my N-400 Application for US Naturalization?

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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What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in N-400 form for US Naturalization?

What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror)? I wonder whether ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: international flight to the US with 1 stopover in US. What arrival date to indicate in the travel history?

I took the following flight route from Hong Kong to Charlotte, North Carolina with 1 stopover in Los Angeles LAX: On December 29, 2017: Cathay Pacific flight 880: Hong Kong HKG 00:15 (local time) - ...
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What's the approx. processing time of online FOIA requests for entry/exit to prepare for N400 (Application for Naturalization)? Days, weeks, months?

https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1730?language=en_US (mirror) mentions: It is common for individuals to submit a FOIA request to receive travel history records when applying for U.S. ...
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What to write on Current Employer in DS-160 Form when i am unemployed for last 1 year

I finished my PhD in june 2020, now recently I have received a postdoc offer and all the documents to start in the US, and I'm now completing my application for a J1 visa. So in the "current ...
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USCIS & US-DHS: E-Verify Company ID Number vs. E- Verify Client Company ID Number

This is related to United States immigration. I am filling a USCIS from. One of the questions in the form is as follows: E-Verify Company Identification Number, or a valid E-Verify Client Company ...
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Wrong month for previous visa denial on UK Tier 2 skilled worker visa application

I have two L1 USA visa refusals dated Sept 2016 and Feb 2018. while filling the section of previous visa refusals I made a mistake and instead of filling Sep 2016 and Feb 2018 as the refusal date, I ...
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UK Visa signature at appointment

I'm applying for a skilled worker UK visa. I had my biometrics appointment. The document checklist says I should not sign it until I am "at my appointment". Does that just mean to not sign ...
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A question about Chinese non-criminal record for Canadian work-permit [duplicate]

I am applying for a Canadian work permit from Pakistan. I stayed in China and have to provide a non-criminal record from China as well. The question I want to ask is that I let China 40 days after ...
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A question about non-criminal record for Canadian work-permit

I am applying for a Canadian work permit from Pakistan. I stayed in China and have to provide a non-criminal record from China as well. The question I want to ask is that I let China 40 days after ...
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and I-20 (F-1 visa)

I am a Japanese citizen who was recently admitted to a Ph.D. program in the United States and now I need to get an F-1 visa. I will have an interview in June, and there is one thing I am worried about....
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What steps can I take to go to Thailand as a refugee fleeing Myanmar?

I am Burmese citizen. We face a military coup with many political problems in every place. I got 14 days visa free to travel Thailand. Can I travel to Thailand to apply for refugees status? How should ...
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H1b - DS160 Previous Employment Section Query

My husband has drop box appointment for H1b. I have a question regarding the DS160 Previous Employment section. We realized that the Employer address (at the bottom of the page) in his I797 does not ...
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Ukrainian citizen, living with Blue Card in Germany - can work remotely in Austria?

Right now we want to employ a programmer / IT specialist who has Ukrainian nationality and citizenship but is living in Germany (and has a Blue Card from Germany since 6 months ago). Is he allowed to ...
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Applied for Niederlassungserlaubnis - why are authorities evaluating my BlueCard?

I am on a Blue Card since 2017 and have applied for the Niederlassungserlaubnis in October 2020 in Germany. Authorities reached out to me in January 2021, saying that the minimum threshold for the ...
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What is MOFA attestation in UAE

I want to attest my education documents to apply for professional visa in UAE. I have done my masters degree from India. What is the procedures to get MOFA stamp in UAE?
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Irish Foreign Birth Registration - How do they treat inconsistent dates and names on old birth and death certificates?

I'm currently helping someone gather documents for their application for Irish Foreign Birth Registration - he's an Australian whose family migrated from Ireland in the early 20th century. For his ...
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How can I receive my NICOP card in USA?

I applied for renewal of my NICOP card in USA. But the card delivery section in the application remains the same in saying that my card will be delivered in Pakistan, whether I change my permanent ...
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Do I need to bring an original birth certificate with me when moving overseas?

I have recently accepted a job offer in Japan and am looking at getting my documents in order for moving there to live. Do I need to bring my original birth certificate or will a certified copy 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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Can I use "Tell Us Once" to notify various UK Government departments for a death in Australia?

The UK has quite a nice service "Tell Us Once" that lets you notify a whole bunch of Government departments about the death of someone. On the Gov.UK Death Abroad page, it says that the Tell ...
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How to check if one can enter Singapore

I've been working in Singapore for 9-10 years. For my last year, ending my work permit, I just left my company and went back to Johor Bharu. They already cancelled my permit, but I haven't returned my ...
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Understand a German employment visa rejection

I am a non-EU national (Ecuador). I've been working in the EU (not in Germany) for the past 3 years as a risk analyst. I hold a BA from the UK and a MSc from Italy. I received a job offer from a ...
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New Zealander returning to Australian job under COVID restrictions - what documents prove my residency?

I am a New Zealand passport holder and have been living and working in Australia for around 7 months with a 12 month contracted job that, FWIW, I believe will be extended at its completion. With ...
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Declaring a yearly bonus in Germany

I have been working for a year in Germany as an EU national, last January I was paid a yearly bonus in brutto corresponding to the previous fiscal year. I wonder whether should I declare that bonus ...
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Application for Dual citizenship

Is there an application form that needs to be completed. I was born in the UK but have lived in Australia all of my life. We have permanent residency but I would like dual citizenship with the UK and ...
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Job offer without visa sponsorship from employer for Ireland

I got a job offer from a company based out of Dublin, Ireland. The employer told me they won't be able to sponsor visa, but they will be able to help with required documents. I am living in India, ...
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Documentation needed for a Canadian citizen living outside Canada to sponsor their spouse to immigrate to Canada

According to the government of Canada [1], If you’re a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent ...
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if you are fired on an E3 visa does the employer pay for cost of transport home?

If fired on an E3 visa is the employer liable for paying the reasonable cost of transport home? I know this is the case for H1B visas. Is this also true for E3 visas? Is there any legislation someone ...
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What order should I do things in? (Moving country)

My situation: I am 31 years old. I live in the UK and have been a software developer for 5 years (but only 1 year in a really challenging, full stack position). I own a house. I have a fair amount of ...
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Working for a company I co-own in the US while in France (and student visas...)

I am applying for a student visa to take French classes and then (hopefully) enter a 1 year Masters program in Paris. My husband and I co-own a business together here in the US, and the required part ...
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Should I postpone the NINO meeting until I have a stable home?

I have a meeting for the National Insurance Number this Monday in the city I used to live in. But I don't have an actual proper home in the UK yet, I just moved to London. They want proof of address ...
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UK Tier 4 Visa UCSIS/Biometrics Help

I posted a similar question in the travel section, however this is super urgent so possibly someone can help me over here... Basically I had an official appointment at a UCSIS Application Center, ...
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What is the documents legalization process for Dubai work visa in India?

I want to get my documents legalized for a Dubai work visa in India. However, I don't know the exact procedure to legalize the documents for it in India and How do I get my documents attested for it?
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Official German translators in India for visa processing

I am going to apply for a work visa for Germany. My future employer asked me for my university transcripts translated into German. They insist that it should be translated by a lawyer (certified ...
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Immigrating to Germany from India

I am an Indian national and a Software Engineer. I have received a job offer in Germany and they agreed to support me in acquiring the Blue Card. I have never been to Germany before and thus have no ...
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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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How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend house for the National Insurance Number in UK?

Got a problem : I will apply for the National Insurance Number in UK, I need to prove I live somewhere they ask me for an invoice with my name ... : / Yet I live at my friend's house ... How can I ...
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Opening a German bank account remotely from Romania

I have been informed by my new employer that I need to supply them with a valid German bank account. I am starting with them in one month, and have no apartment (in the search for which I also need a ...
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I got a job offer from Germany. What now?

I have been offered a job in Germany and I have received the employment contract as well. I am a software engineer and I have the complete transcript with a stamp which states degree completed. Would ...
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Medium-/long-term housing in Warsaw [closed]

I've been offered a job in Poland (Warsaw) and I have some questions before I accept it. I've been offered roughly 4,000 PLN per month + health insurance. Is this enough to have a confortable life in ...
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Can I get deported?

I’m 18 years old, I live in the U.S. I’ve lived here since I was 8 years old and have never left. I lived in Haiti for a few years before I came to live here at 8. I was born in Canada and currently ...
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Do Australian citizens need any paperwork to work in New Zealand?

Many years ago I'm sure Aussies and Kiwis were free to live and work in each other's country without special visas or complicated paperwork. And I believe that some decades ago that changed to make ...
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How to answer how long you have been at your current job?

I am working on my online application for permanent residency in Canada from the US via Express Entry, and I'm being asked how long I have been at my current job. The form only has a pulldown menu to ...
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Working as a physiotherapist in France

A friend of mine wants to work in France as a physiotherapist. She is a citizen of Hungary and she is currently working as a physiotherapist. She has a bachelor degree in a related field. With these ...