Questions tagged [residency]

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

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How long are the "inburgering" exam results valid for?

Based on the law, after living in the Netherlands for 5 years and passing the integration (inburgering) exam, immigrants can apply for being an official Netherland's citizen. Now the question is: If I ...
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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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Got a green card, stayed 6 months, paperwork says she can come back but can she?

My mother-in-law visited me and my wife last year by obtaining her green card. She also got her social security number. She came to the USA in June 2017 and left back to her home country, Iraq, ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in the US with a green card issued in 2016. I am thinking of relocating to Singapore and finding a job there. What are the pros and cons being a US green ...
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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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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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Can I leave my house during the 14 days of self-isolation if I have to take a flight out of UK?

On December the 3rd I will go back in the UK from Italy and, if the rules stay the same, I'll have to self-isolate for 14 days in UK. Does this mean that I cannot leave the house not even to go to the ...
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US citizen wants to live in Austria with Iraqi refugee husband [closed]

My questions is regarding forms and if they are different because he is a refugee? Does this mean I give up my US citizenship? Will I be able to travel from Austria to America without a problem, in ...
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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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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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Visiting other Schengen countries using a Schengen residence permit - seeking clarification of the exact meaning of "90 days per 180 day period"

A lot of questions were asked regarding people outside of the Schengen area visiting the area using the 90/180 rule. However, I am curious about the following scenario: One has a residence permit in a ...
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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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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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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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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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Recognition of same Sex civil partnership In Czech Republic for non EU and EU spouses

Dears, I wanted to check something with you. Curently I live in Czech Republic. I am a citizen of Poland and in a relationship with a Brazilian same sex partner. We plan to get married in oncoming ...
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French 10-year carte de séjour holder out of France for 4 years

My husband is a 10-year carte de séjour holder and he visited Canada, met me and we decided to get married. He applied for permanent resident status here, which took rather long and he ended up ...
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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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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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French Naturalization through marriage if living abroad

I'm an Indian citizen and my spouse in France. We are planning to move out of France next year. Can I still apply for French citizenship after 4 years of marriage? Or is 3 year residence in France ...
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Can I have 2 EU residency permits at once?

I am thinking to apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa program where I will have to live only 14 days a year in Portugal to maintain my residency, and I am thinking to work and live in Spain, as my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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German residency: Unable to apply because file is still at old city and current residency is running out

I'm a non-European and I recently finished my master's degree in Germany and started a job. I needed to relocate to a different city for the job and I did. I currently have a Fiktionsbescheinigung ...
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How long does it take for the carte de séjour (residence permit) to be issued from the date of application?

My spouse and I applied for residency in Nice, France last October 2017. Until now (it's already Mar 30, 2018), we haven't received it yet. What we only have as of the moment is the récépissé, which ...
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My Iranian passport has expired. Can I still leave Australia?

I'm an Iranian citizen and a permanent resident of Australia and have been living here for nearly 3 years. I will be eligible for citizenship in a year. My Iranian passport expired a month ago and I ...
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What obligations are incurred by registering as a German resident?

I'm a Norwegian citizen, and am considering spending extended periods of time in Germany, potentially to the point of being a resident for some or all of a tax year. I currently live outside the EEA ...
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Paying Italian Taxes

I am working in Italy from September 2016. - May 2017. From September 2016 to December 2016 I will be in Italy less than 183 days, as I will be making visit to the UK. From January 2017-May 2017 ...
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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 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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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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Does my previous time with a residency permit for work in Germany count towards permanent residency?

I held a residence permit for work in Germany for a period of a bit more than 2 years, during which I was employed for a period of approx. 1.5 years, then I became self-employed for approx 6 months. I ...
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Moving to the UK as a German, but keeping the German residency. Is this a bad idea?

I am a German and I will soon move to the UK to work there. Because my partner is still living in Germany, and I will visit regularly, I plan to keep my residency (Hauptwohnsitz) registered in Germany....
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What if my Red-White-Red Card plus expires before the 3 years period

I am from a "Third country" (non EEA/EU) and have studied and worked (also currently residing) in Austria. I have applied for my Red-White-Red Card plus, which should be valid for 3 years. ...
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Mailbox and City Registration in Germany for telecommuters

I work for a German company but would like to start permanently tele-commuting. In order to not create additional administrative overhead for my employer I would like to keep my tax base in Germany. I ...
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What do I really need to register as a resident in Italy?

I am looking to go to Italy with my non-EU passport and register as resident (that means doing the inscrizione anagrafica). My passport allows me to stay there for up to three months. Since I am going ...
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Short-term rentals in Italy?

I intend on settling in Italy for a short period (<3 months). From what I've read, it's very hard to actually find people that are willing to rent their apartments for such short stays. Why is that?...
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Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via I131 Application for Travel Document) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the US much?

Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (mirror)) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the United States much? The potential ...
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Gaining residency in Italy when working for non-Italian employers

I am a UK citizen currently working for both a UK university and a Dutch organisation and I pay UK income tax through PAYE. My partner (also a UK citizen) is currently between jobs but plans to set up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...