Questions tagged [residency]

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

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Am I UK non-resident based on significant ties?

I am a UK and Brazilian citizen with a British and a Brazilian passport. I have lived in Brazil since December 2013 and have not returned to the UK since. In this time, I have worked in Brazil for ...
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UK Citizen, Implications of losing my UK Residency?

I was born in the UK, I have a British passport, my parents were married when I was born, are married, both have British passports and I lived in the UK until age 18. I have however lived outside of ...
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Problem with my passport

I am married to an EU spouse and living in Germany. I have my residence permit already. I traveled to my country of citizenship but when I tried to go back to Germany they said I can't fly. They said ...
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J-1 researcher, departed USA in middle of 2015. How to file 2015 tax return?

I was a researcher in J-1 status in the USA. In 2014 I filed a resident tax return. In 2015, I spent only four months in the USA, after which I left and never returned. I did not obtain a sailing ...
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Where am I resident for tax purposes?

I am a dual Australian / British citizen living in the United States on a G-4 spousal visa. I am classed as a non-resident alien in the US so fill out a 1040NR and only pay tax on US based income. ...
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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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Canadian Residency

My partner and I just got to Canada and I'd like to live here for the next couple of years. I'm wondering what the best approach is to legally stay in Canada for 3+ years. I'm 29 years old, male and ...
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Non-EU girlfriend (wife?) following me to Germany - how can she work?

I was wondering if anyone of you could help me or give me some advice with the following situation: I am an Austrian citizen currently living with my American girlfriend in the US. In early March I ...
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J-1 visa home country residency requirement

I have read that most of the J-1 visas come with the 2 year home residency requirement. Is it possible to know in advance if my program J-1 visa would have such requirements? I'm a master degree (IT) ...
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Applying for residence permit in Germany with type D visa

I am an exchange student in Germany, with a type D visa for the length of the semester (around 5 months), however, I was offered an internship as well as I am applying for an intensive Germany course ...
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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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USA: Car rental residency country for J1 holder

I am a Swedish citizen, J1 visa holder in the US since 15 months, so for immigration and tax purposes I am a non-immigrant, non-resident alien. I'm going to rent a car over Thanksgiving, and found ...
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Which is the nearest town to saskatoon(SK) for economic living?

I have a plan to move to saskatchewan(CANADA) with PR status. I would be moving alone to Saskatchewan and my family members would be joining me after my job settlement. I would prefer sharing ...
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Income needed to maintain indefinite leave to stay in the UK

I believe there will be a change in applying for indefinite leave to stay in the UK from 2016 so that minimum income is £35,000. What about maintaining it if I already have it - do I still need to ...
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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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Do I qualify as a bona fide resident as a postdoc?

I'm a US citizen who is moving abroad soon to take up a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship is funded by a non-US university and I'll be living in the foreign country full-time and paying taxes ...
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IELTS for Canadian permanent residence [duplicate]

My IELTS score is as follows Listening 7 Reading 6.5 Writing 7.5 Speaking 7.5 Over all band score 7 Does it qualify for Canadian permanent residence application
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How long can nonresident US citizens visit in the US?

My wife and I are US citizens living in Costa Rica. We have lived in Costa Rica for the last five years, own our home here, and have received our "Permanent/Unrestricted Residency" from the Costa ...
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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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Green Card Scheme for Denmark Immigration? Financial Requirements?

I am eligible for Denmark Green Card but I am confused with the financial requirements written on immigration official website of Denmark. To obtain a residence permit under the Greencard scheme, you ...
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Express Entry : Applying with dependents [closed]

I am planning to apply for Canadian PR via Express Entry under FSW. I am married and have a kid. Please can you suggest : Is it mandatory to include dependents (spouse and son) while applying? If it ...
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US visa cancelled with prejudice, can I apply PR visa for Canada or Australia?

My B1/B2 visa has been cancelled recently (cancelled with prejudice), I want to apply for Australia or Canada PR. Can I apply? I was travelling with my two kids to visit my husband. My husband landed ...
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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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UK Biometrics Residency Permits issued overseas

UKVI have started to roll out Biometric Residency Permits (BRPs) for overseas applicants to comply with EU regulations, building on the in-country programme commenced in 2008. The overseas rollout is ...
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Applying for EU permanent residence (immigration for non-EU citizens)

Does any of the EU countries accept applications for permanent residency? I mean immigration application like those of US, Canada, Australia, etc. Application for permanent residency based on ...
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When do you become a permanent resident in the UK?

I am moving to the UK from mainland Europe. The process is staged as follows : Arrive at the UK and live in temporary housing. Start work. Rent a permanent house a couple of weeks later. Get a ...
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Non-EU citizen moving to Germany to live with German girlfriend

I am Brazilian and my girlfriend is German. Some weeks ago she had to go back and we thought about the possibility of me going to Germany so we could live together. For that, our initial plan was me ...
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Tax treaty with USA — exemption for 2 tax years or 24 months?

I am in the USA on a J1 visa and thanks to a tax treaty with my country I am tax exempt for 2 years. Does this mean 2 tax years or 24 months? For example, if I arrived to the US on August 1st 2012, ...
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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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Maximum amount of time I can spend in France and not be considered a fiscal resident

I would like to know what the maximum amount of time I can spend in France and not be considered a fiscal resident. I rent a house full time but do not live in France full time or file taxes in ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

I am and American woman who started with a spouses settlement visa and have had ILR for almost 5 years now. I have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship about two years ago but never applied ...
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International driving permit validity after residency

I have a fairly specific question regarding my international driving permit that I picked up at AAA. My family and I recently moved to Spain for my job. Shortly after arriving we received our Spanish ...
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UK ILR/Permanent Residency Automatically Canceled after 2 years of being overseas?

I have an Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in UK. However, I have been away from the UK for two years and I need to travel to the UK to visit my son who is a British Citizen. My explicit purpose for ...
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What are the consequences of waiting too long to change my civil status for my Mexican residency?

I have temporary Mexican residency. I understand that when my civil status changes (when I get married), I have 90 days to inform the Mexican government. However, I won't be getting married in Mexico,...
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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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Registration of address in Portugal

I've recently moved to Portugal, and I'm not sure the requirements for registering your address. I'm aware that in some EU countries (Germany, for example) you have to register fairly quickly. Whereas ...
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Planning to move to Italy

I’m citizen of another EU country, but I have a big motor disability. I’m a software engineer and I assume that it won’t be possible from the beginning to work for an Italian company because my ...
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Applying for “Aufenthaltsbewilligung – Familiengemeinschaft” from within Austria

I am Iranian and I am going to reunite with my husband (he is Iranian and staying in Vienna under "Forscher=researcher" residence permit) who works as a researcher in Vienna (stay more than six months)...
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Bringing wife to Ireland on an Irish Green Card

My wife and I are non-EU nationals. I am currently in the process of obtaining a Green Card, and we should be moving to Cork in December. As far as I can understand, my wife can come with me ...
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Cancellation of an indefinite leave to remain when divorcing

I am an Indian citizen, having UK ILR and want to know if ILR will be cancelled if I do not visit UK for 2 years? Actually I'm getting separated from my husband who is a British national and want to ...
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How changes in nationality affects indefinite leave to remain

I hold Pakistani passport and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Recently I have been offered Bahraini nationality (my country of birth) which would mean I will have to give up my Pakistani ...
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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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Aruba residence permit for Dutch citizens

Would anyone happen to know if I can apply for a residence permit for Aruba while living outside of Aruba? I hold a Dutch passport but the application process can take months to go through.
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

I am currently living in Switzerland (I have a swiss Passeport) and am leaving to Vancouver, BC, Canada next September to start a PhD. I am asking for general advice to the question "Should I announce ...
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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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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

I'm not in this situation, but I'm just wondering. I know EU citizens have the right to work/live in any EU country, but is it the same if you just have residency from an EU country?
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Residency rules for opening a business bank account in the US

If I open an LLC in the US, can I open a US based business bank account for that LLC in the state where it is incorporated? I am a US citizen, but a permanent foreign resident. Do I have to be a ...
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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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How much savings/income do I need for a Chilean rentista visa?

I've asked several people (including a couple of attorneys) about the requirements for a rentista (retiree) visa in Chile. Everybody I've talked with agrees that I need to be able to demonstrate ...
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How to legalize documents for Paraguayan residency in the US?

In order to apply for permanent residency in Paraguay, I have to get some documents "legalized". What does that mean, and how do I do it? I'm currently located in the US, and I'm a US citizen, if ...