Questions tagged [residency]

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

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Moving to Germany, working remotely for company in US. What sort of visa do I need to stay?

Shortly after I am getting married (I am in my mid-twenties), toward the end of this year, we are both planning on moving to Germany. She is a US/EU dual citizen and I am a US citizen. I plan on ...
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What documents are needed for an EU permanent resident to work in Germany?

Assuming one is a permanent resident of an EU state other than Germany (e.g. Czech Republic), what documents are needed for them to work in Germany? The German Federal Office for Migration mentions ...
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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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UK residency for Japanese wife of British citizen

I'm asking this on behalf of a good friend, who is a retired English army officer. He has been married to a Japanese woman for 15 years, and they have a 14-year-old son. He has for many years been ...
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US driving license when living overseas [duplicate]

I have been living overseas for a few years. How do I keep my US driver's license without a US address since I won't be able to prove residency in any state?
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Can I travel while waiting for my Swedish residence card?

My wife is an EU Citizen (Irish) and has been given a job in Sweden. I'm South African and have been told that I should apply for a residence card and that the process will take around 15 months. If ...
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Is the 21 month period calculated from the Blue card application date or the issue date for Niederlassungserlaubnis?

After completion of my masters in Germany, I got a job in June 2018. I applied for a blue card but it took six months for ABH to issue it, so the date on the blue card is from December 2018. But, for ...
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Can stateless individuals in the European Union legally reside and work there?

I am curious if anyone has found a solution to staying in the E.U. as a stateless person, with rights to reside and work? A U.S. citizen is allowed to formally renounce their U.S. citizenship at any U....
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Can I register a Nebenwohnung before I have a Hauptwohnung?

Suppose that married persons X and Y are moving to Germany. They will share a Hauptwohnung (primary residence) in city A, but X will additionally occupy a Nebenwohnung (secondary residence) in city B ...
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Can I have two residence permits in two different EU countries?

I currently live in Italy with my wife who is an Italian and I have Italian residence permit card, can I apply for a Norweigian reisidence permit if my mother lives in Norway and is it possible to ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating “command of the language” when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

In the German Residence Act (Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet), it is stated in Section 9 that to obtain a permanent settlement ...
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Trying to figure out my tax residency

I'm a Finnish citizen and have spent the last 6 years in the US. I finished a Ph.D. in May last year and I was on a J-1 visa until February last year. At that point I switched over to a G-4 visa due ...
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Can I reside in Germany, in case I work for a Belgian company?

I am a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. I don't have a Blue Card. My wife is also a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. She will get her Blue Card in 2 months. Recently I got ...
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Register flat before moving to it

I signed a sublease contract for the next month but I need to know if it's possible to have a new “Anmeldungbescheinigung” (Registering certificate) before moving to it in order to send document to my ...
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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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Do any Schengen countries allow for residence of foreign pensioners?

A relative of mine who is a non-EU citizen is about to retire with considerable savings. He would like to settle down somewhere within Europe (the Schengen area). Do any Schengen countries allow ...
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What is my 'permanent residence address' when I have no 'permanent' residency anywhere in the world and no place in my home country?

I have not lived in my 'home' country (my country of birth) for more than 9 years now and I have rarely visited it during all these years. And ever since I have lived in four different countries, ...
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Where to go to obtain Spanish residency

I am a USA citizen wanting to live in Spain for more than three months. I looked at several websites about it. The process as described by each is fairly consistent except for one detail: some sites ...
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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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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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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 ...