Questions tagged [residency]

Questions about acquiring or maintaining the right to temporarily or permanently live in a foreign country.

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When shall one provide documentation to establish that one didn't disrupt the continuity of one's residence in the US during an extended absence?

In the case of a stay outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home, a green card holder may show that it doesn't disrupt the continuity of residence for ...
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Registering non-EU family member of EU citizen (non-French) in France

I have a question. I am a EU citizen, non-French. My husband is from Costa Rica and he can come to EU/Schengen without any visa for 3 months. If we want to move to France for more than 3 months, let's ...
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Staying outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home: will it disrupt the continuity of residence for naturalization?

I read on 8 C.F.R. 316.5(c)(1)(i), echoed by https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-d-chapter-3: (c) Disruption of continuity of residence - (1) Absence from the United States - (i) For ...
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Requirements for US retiree to move to Canada

We’re not planning to move to Canada, but we’re curious about the requirements.  A government website has a multiple-choice app to tell you if you’re eligible. But it won’t work unless you have a ...
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Is it possible to apply for a PR/passport if someone doesn't stay in the country?

I am talking about Portugal. As far as I know, Portugal requires a person to stay in the country for 5 years to be eligible for applying for a Portuguese passport. Suppose, someone gets a Portuguese ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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Working abroad for 3 years on a green card

I am a US citizen, my wife came to the United States on a K1 visa (fiancee visa). She has had her green card for 6 years now, so she is eligible to apply for citizenship. However, she does not yet ...
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City Registration in Germany

Is city registration associated with the length of the rental contract? I did my city registration last year when I moved to Germany, My rental contract will end next month which I am planning to ...
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Having homes in both UK & Switzerland

I am UK resident, retired with a house in the UK. I am engaged to a Swiss national who is still living & working in Switzerland. Before Corona, we simply commuted back & forward so had no ...
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Australia Resident Return Visa (155 and 157)

I am a permanent resident of Australia and my PR status is going to expire in mid of June, 2020. I had been to Australia and stayed for 2 weeks in November 2015. I'm currently living outside Australia ...
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My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?

My husband and I are Croatian citizens. What do we need to submit for a visa application for residency in Germany?
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10 years UK settlement visa using Visit Visa

I came to UK in May 2010 using a Visit visa (expiry 10/10/2010), stayed for three months and went back to my country and applied for Tier 4 and came back to the UK in September 2010. Since then I am ...
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If I go abroad to study after obtaining permanent residency, how can I come visit my parents?

We are a family of 3, all Indian citizens. My father has come to the United States about 4 months ago on an L1 visa, and I as a minor child am on the L2 visa. We're probably going to live here for at ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity on staying abroad longer than 6 months in a year

I have a niederlassungserlaubnis (permament residency) in Germany. As I like travelling. I go abroad a lot for vacation purposes. I know that staying abroad for more than 6 month in a row, makes your ...
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UK citizen looking to get residency in the Netherlands

I am a UK citizen and I'm looking to relocate to the Netherlands. I have a company in the UK that I don't want to close down. Can I get residency in NL while carrying on holding a company and being a ...
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Spanish residency/nationality - stringent checks on time spent in the country?

Asking for a friend who: is British, born, raised & living in UK, with UK passport; has a Spanish father; did not obtain Spanish nationality (before the age-limit of 18/20); is now ...
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Could my dad still have Dutch nationality

My dad and grandparents were all born in Amsterdam but in 1962 his parents immigrated to Rhodesia where they obtain Rhodesian nationality. Would he be able to regain his Dutch nationality now even if ...
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Question about Permanent residence permit in Germany “niederlassungserlaubnis”

I have just received the "niederlassungserlaubnis". But with very strange conditions. I have passed 3 years working with blue card in Germany with A2 language certificate. The problem is I have ...
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US Naturalization continuous residency requirement for an absence that is exactly 181 days and not more than 181 days?

I am a UK Citizen, though I have held a Green Card and been a permanent resident of the US since 2013, current Green Card expires 2023. I am currently looking at applying for citizenship through form ...
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EU permanent residence application

I had lived in Germany continuously for 6 years, then moved to the Netherlands and been living here continuously for 2 years now. I would like to apply for the EU permanent residence. I have a ...
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Português residence

Hi I'm from Algeria but I'm living in Portugal and I residance permit card of 1 year. May I change it to the island one? And which kind of documents that I need? Thank you
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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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Can I register national insurance number without an address nor using a business one?

I am an EU national and have an EU-registerd company. I will be coming to the UK to do some long-term contracts. Problem is I will not be staying in one place for long, so I will have no long-term ...
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Are there any difference in between “Resident Permit” and “Residency”? [closed]

First of all from a linguistic view: "permit" means having right to do something and residency means current place of your stay. Generally, when we are relocating to another country (Lets say ...
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Changing employment and country with Finnish Blue Card

I am holding EU Blue card from Finland for more than 18 months. I got a job offer from Germany and I satisfy the requirements of Blue Card from Germany. As a specific condition my future company wants ...
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How can I obtain a Blue Card in Spain?

I'm living and working in Spain with the Work permit and my visa is multiple (Type-D). I want to have a Blue Card as well. I've searched a lot but couldn't find the process on the internet. I want to ...
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Establishing legal residency in the Netherlands pre Brexit: can one register with the Municipality BRP without a lease?

My family and I are UK citizens and I am very likely to be moving to the Netherlands for my work, though unfortunately that is almost certainly going to happen on the wrong side of 31 October. Thus we ...
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Ex-EEA family member biometric card holder after Brexit

After a divorce with an EU national , Ive applied to retain my rights for residence and been granted a 5 year valid Biometric Residence card by UK Home office. The card I was sent is a residence card ...
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can you travel out of the EU while waiting for Spanish residency past 90 days?

I'm a US citizen living in Spain with my EU husband and am waiting for Spanish residency and it's taking longer then my allowed 90 day stay. I was told to stay in the country while I wait. However, ...
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What's the best way for me to get unrestricted access to Brazil?

I want to live in Brazil, permanently. I know about how to get investment visas or marriage visas and that kind of thing. But I was thinking maybe there was a cheaper or easier option. For example ...
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Is it possible to live both in Sweden and the UK?

I would like to know if it is possible to live both in Sweden and the Uk at the same time. I am a European citizen, and have permanent resident in the UK. I also have the Swedish Personal Number (...
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Canadian permanent residency application - do I need to stay in the country during application processing?

I am an American citizen living in Québec for the past 3.5 years. The first 6 months were under a student visa, and the last 3 years have been under two separate work visas (under NAFTA). I have ...
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Can I get job & residence permit in another EU country if my status is as per Portugal's law - article 88 para 2

My Portugal employer wants my entry to Portugal through a Schengen - Business visa, then applying for a residence permit from Portugal in accordance to article 88 para 2, RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR EMPLOYED ...
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Waiting time for UK Residence card, Non EU, EAA family member

My husband is working in the UK. Both he and our children have EU passports, even though we've been married for 18 years, we've never lived longer than 5 years in a EU country. I therefore am in the ...
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Germany my residency card has expired

My wife is German, and I'm American. We have been living in Germany for a few years now, and my residency card has expired. We have been afraid to try to renew it because we noticed it was expired ...
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Should I get an Italian driving license / type of visa?

I am a British citizen and am UK Tax resident. I have had a holiday home in Italy for 16 years (spend approximately 120 days a year there). I have an Italian registered car which is taxed etc. in ...
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Is it easier to obtain Spanish residency and work permit if my parents are Spanish residents?

I'm a Russian citizen. My parents have Spanish residency via "Golden Visa", which you get i.e. for investment in real estate. Many countries offer less strict requirements and faster proceeding for ...
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Can a non-German become a police officer in Berlin?

I saw a previous question here about how it's possible for a non-citizen to become an officer in a few different German states, and Berlin mentions: "Nur Deutsche im Sinne des Artikel 116 des ...
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An Upcoming Situation

At the moment I have a German Blue Card after finishing my Msc in Germany, valid till the expiry date of my Passport (05.2021), the problem is that after the expiry of my passport I will not be able ...
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I am a Swiss national and want to move to Italy with my Indian husband. What is the process for him acquiring residency?

We both live in India at the moment and wedding was in India as well. We want him to come on a tourist visa, not a family reunion visa as that takes a long time. Does it matter from which country the ...
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Drive in the UK on Indian licence

I moved to UK exactly 12 months ago for work reasons on a Tier 2 General visa and the government website tells me that I can drive for 12 months since I became a resident. How is the resident part ...
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Get Permanent Residence now, or wait until March 2019?

I'm in kind of dilemma right now and confused. So beginning of this November, 2018, I just completed my 5 years residency in the UK but my non-EEA family RC will expire in April 23rd. I'm married to ...
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Can you work as a stateless person in Scotland? [duplicate]

I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. Can you work if you are a stateless person and file for residency? They give you identification paperwork, so I don't see why not. But.......
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Tax as an Italian resident

I am a US citizen in Italy and just submitted my documents for dual citizenship. I have residency in the Comune where I am applying. I will now be returning to the US. I was told I need to keep the ...
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Will failure to deregister from Germany cause problems registering 11 years later?

I am a Dutch citizen and I was living in Germany for 6 months 2007–2008 for the purpose of studying. I'm quite sure that I registered as living there at the time, for I had a bank account and I voted ...
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Can I apply for “Deutsche Passersatzpapiere für Ausländer” if it is too complicated to renew my passport at my Embassy?

Is it possible to apply for a German passport substitution or a German travel document for foreigners as my embassy is making it more and more complicated to renew my passport and I will have to wait ...
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Non-EU citizen with EU Blue Card working outside EU but with address in Germany

I am in a weird situation here and need your advice. I am an EU Blue Card holder and I currently work for a company in Germany. I would like to go back to my home country but remain working remotely ...
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What other documents other than Passport are considered an ID when applying for renewing the residency in Germany?

Is Passport the only acceptable form of ID that I can use to renew my residency in Germany, or there other alternatives that can be presented as an ID? And what if I have to renew my residency but my ...
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Is there a possibility to bring a widowed old parent to Germany if “hardship” is proven?

My mother is in Sri Lanka, and is widowed and old. She is financially and emotionally dependent on me. I am working in Germany on a 3 year blue card. If I prove my mother's hardship, is there a way to ...
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Spouse visa for non-Eu spouse of non-Eu Citizen on study visa in Italy

I am a non-Eu on study visa in Italy but will change it to work visa very shortly, and recently I got married to a non-Eu. Can I apply for accompanying spouse visa (or any other if possible) with my ...