Questions tagged [residency]

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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

I am an Australian living and working in the UK on an Ancestry Visa. I have been here for 4 years, and my Visa expires in another 1 year. My wife is a British Citizen, and we would like to stay here ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I qualify as a Permanent Resident of the UK?

I'm a German citizen who has lived in the UK since 2006. With Brexit and all, I thought it was about time I got my permanent residence document. I started as a high school student in 2006, and ...
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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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How to acquire permanent residency in Paraguay?

How do I acquire permanent residency in Paraguay? What are the requirements, what is the process like, and how long does it take before I receive my cédula? I am a US citizen, if that is important.
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In Germany, can I register for an Anmeldung before I have found permanent accomodation?

The Anmeldung (citizen registration) is required for opening a bank account. I am currently staying at an AirBnb. I have read that landlord confirmation is required to receive an Anmeldung. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Port Removal from Ireland and ILR Application in the UK

I'm an Irish citizen; my girlfriend and I live in London. Last Christmas, we tried to go to Ireland on the boat, but my girlfriend didn't have her passport with her (she is Turkish and has a UK Self-...
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Initial entry requirement for Australia PR Visa

I was granted Australian permanent residence visa (189) this March. It has an initial entry date for October 2016. I landed Australia in March this year and stayed for 3 days and exited Australia. I ...
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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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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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Ancestry rights to the UK through great-grandparents

I would like to know if I can apply for ancestry to the UK with two of my great-grandparents being born there. Their daughter, my grandmother, was born in South Africa, but both her parents were born ...
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Permanent residency catch 22 : Can't get a job for PR, can't get PR without a job

I'm currently studying business (marketing) in Australia and I think I've hit a snag. I love it here and want to work here after graduation on a full time basis, but nobody wants to hire me because I ...
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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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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill, and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often ...
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Long expired Canadian residence

My Canadian Residence visa was approved a long time ago. I landed and stayed a week. I never received my residence card at the address given which remained valid even after I left. It may have gotten ...
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How long you can stay out of France while you have 10 year permanent resident card?

I am out of France for consecutive 6 months, wanted to know how long I can stay before I lose my permanent resident status. I still need few months to finish my matters abroad before I can return. ...
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What if someone is unable to pass the computerized speech test?

A BBC article: Irish vet's English fails Australian computer visa test, talks about a speech test for residency visas in Australia. It made me wonder, what if the applicant has a speech impediment ...
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Am I a New Jersey resident for tax purposes?

For the tax year 2016, am I considered a New Jersey resident? The answer is in this official document but one point in there is not clear to me. I am a French citizen who has lived in NJ since ...
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Getting a residency card in Italy as non EU spouse

I am a non-EU citizen in Italy with an automatic Schengen visa (or visa waiver, I'm not sure it's called. But I can stay for 3 months). My wife is an EU citizen, but not Italian. We would like to get ...
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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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US citizen in Germany - need visa?

Been reading on this on many sites, including the official one (of course) and the wording is such that I'm not sure what the exact answer is. My question: I have entered Germany as a US citizen (so ...
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Can an EU resident live anywhere in the EU?

Suppose that someone (non-EU citizen) has permanent residency in one EU country. Can she live in another EU country? What are the risks? If the police say something, can she show the permanent ...
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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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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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Bringing wife to Ireland on a 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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Will it ruin my chances to be PR in Canada if I marry my foreign boyfriend?

I am an international student and graduating next year June and I was wondering if marrying my boyfriend (who will be on a tourist visa) in Canada after my graduation will affect my chance to be ...
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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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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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How does taxation work in the EU if you change countries in the middle of a tax year?

Let's say I spend 10 months working as a regular employee in Czech Republic. Then in November I find a new job in Germany and move to work there. I've spent more than 183 days in Czech Republic so I'm ...
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Michigan driver's license

My wife and I are likely to be in an EU country for 10 months starting in the autumn, and my Maryland driver's license is scheduled to expire during that time. Since all four of our parents live in ...
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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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Validity and Use of Carte de Sejour

My husband and I have already received our Carte du Sejour (Passeport Talent) here in France which will expire on 2021. My employment contract with my French employer was not renewed so we're now ...
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What can I do for a pair of kids who are in China with expired passports, expired visas?

An old couple in my neighborhood are caring for a pair of kids, their grandchildren. Apparently the intent was for them to travel from their birth country, Belize, and stay in China under their care ...
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Overstaying between residence permits

I am an Indian citizen and have a Hungarian residence permit valid till the end of July. My Swedish residence permit kicks in on the 15th of August. Its too expensive to travel back to India and was ...
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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, ...