Questions tagged [resident-permit]

Questions regarding permits to reside long term in a country.

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Do masters and phd count towards citizenship in Germany?

I am a master student currently in my 2nd year in Germany. I have been accepted to a 5 year phd program also in germany that will be funded through a job position at the university. My question:Does ...
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German residence certificate requirements for EU citizen

Freelancing vs Economically Inactive in Germany as an EU Citizen My wife (US citizen) and I (EU citizen) are moving to Berlin, Germany later this year. I am also changing careers, leaving behind ...
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Convert residence permit to work permit [duplicate]

I have a long-stay student visa in Italy (D1 type) and I'm doing my master's (The first year is almost over). I got a full-time job offer, but I don't know how to convert my permit to a working permit,...
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Validity of 10 yr EU resident card if living outside of EU for more than 1 yr

I have a question regarding the validity of a "Carte de résident de Longue durée-UE" (10 yr EU resident card) that is issued recently in France. I understand that the card is no longer valid ...
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Emigrating to Finland without a job

I will (hopefully) finish my PhD by the end of the year and want to emigrate to Finland to live and work there. However my current rental contract ends July 31st. Before I start looking for a short ...
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Can I visit to Denmark/Faroe islands with a German blue card (for tourism 3-4 weeks)

Can I visit to Denmark/Faroe islands with a German blue card. I'm planning a trip to Faroe Islands and Denmark for 3-4 weeks and would like to know if need a separate visa for the same. I hold a ...
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USA PERM Processing EB-2/EB-#/Other?

I did B.Sc. (IT) from India and have 10 years or working experience after that. My employer is filing USA Green card for me. However I have been told that since my graduation was only 3 years I'm not ...
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How can one apply for naturalization under INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)] while residing abroad?

Consider a couple that qualifies for INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)], which reads (b) Any person, (1) whose spouse is (A) a citizen of the United States, (B) in the employment of the Government of the ...
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Am I illegal in Germany?

I applied for a German residence permit. The permit has been approved but I can only collect it after my visa expires. Is it illegal for me to stay In German between the time my visa expired and my ...
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EU Register in Switzerland with Contract and Lease

I've got a job offer in Switzerland and as I understand correctly I need to register with the local authorities before starting to work to get my work permit (I am an EU citizen). I've managed to find ...
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German resident permit and living in Netherlands

My fiancé is an Indian National with a German student resident permit with more than a year of validity. Can she stay in the Netherlands, let's say for over 3 months (with her address still registered ...
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Extending resident permit in Germany using another passport

I am an international student in Germany. I believe I will finish my study at the end of February. After that, I plan to extend my resident permit. However one of my passports will expire, I plan that ...
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What are the routes to obtain a PR in Australia after finishing a PhD degree?

I'm currently doing a PhD in Philosophy in Canada, and I have a high chance of getting a PR after graduation through various pathways offered by the government. But I've been offered a much better ...
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Working on ABN is that countable as experience for migration purposes?

I am working full time on ABN (Australia Business Number) as a chef, will this be considered in my experience or I have to work on TFN (Tax File Number) only to claim experience points.
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Non-EU student in Spain to Ph.D. internship in Germany

I am a no-EU Ph.D. student in Spain. I have received an internship offer from Huawei, Munich, Germany to do a Ph.D. research internship for 5 months. At moment, I hold a Spanish work visa and ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after my resident permit expired?

I have a resident permit (Aufenthalstitel) from Germany. The resident permit is going to expire soon, say on 1 April. I do not intend to extend my stay in Germany. Should I leave before 1 April (the ...
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Non-EU spouse moving to another Schengen country after 90-day stay

I'm a non-EU citizen about to become an Italian Citizen by descent. My wife, also non-EU citizen is with me but has already overstayed her 90-day Schengen visa-free entry. We would like to permanently ...
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Indian Citizen, Irish RP, Germany Ireland Frequent Travel

I am an Indian citizen currently holding a residence permit (Blue Card) for Germany. My wife is also an Indian citizen holding a Stamp 4 Irish Residence Permit and working full time in Ireland. She ...
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Can I get EU residence permit while keeping my current non-EU job and taxation?

I'm not an EU citizen but my job is remote so I can stay wherever I want and with my native country's taxation policy the net salary seems good enough to stay in many EU countries. So I wonder if a ...
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Can we live in Germany by establishing a new startup?

I'm a US citizen. My business partner, who is also my spouse, is a Singapore citizen. We've formed a new tech startup in Singapore, but believe the Berlin startup scene will be best for our venture. ...
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EU National - Can I present an EU ID to register in Switzerland?

I am an EU national (Italy) moving soon to Switzerland to work. I will need to register with the cantonal authorities. The issue is that I don't have the passport (only an ID card) and it's not ...
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Notifying Dutch Immigration/Naturalization when moving abroad

I live in the Netherlands and I am currently holding Permanent Residence (PR) status. Soon I will be moving to Sweden and staying temporarily with my sister while searching for a new job. I would like ...
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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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Identification pieces for EEA nationals issued by EEA countries

I do know that an EEA national needs only their passport to live and reside in an other EEA country, but do all EEA countries issue any piece of ID upon request of the interested EEA national? For ...
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German piece of Identity for EU nationals

I wonder whether Germany issues residence cards for EU citizens (even though unrequired) like France, Italy or Belgium. So are these issued in Germany to EU nationals that want them or are the latter ...
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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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Deregister in Germany

I've lived & worked in Germany for a couple of years but recently I got an opportunity in another country out of the EU. I decided to pursue it & assess if it's for me therefore I didn't want ...
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Traveling within EU with expired Blue Card but a valid passport

I am a national of Turkey with a valid passport, working in Latvia with a Blue Card that is valid until 4th of December. I already applied for the renewal of BC but it will take some time before I can ...
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Blue card state for unemployed person

I am a BlueCard holder for 32 months in Germany. I lost my job in the 29th month and registered on Arbeitsagentur immediatelly. Now I want to clarify 3 cases. How long can I stay in Germany maximum ...
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90/180 Schengen rule for people with two justifications

If one is a citizen of a Schengen entry visa-free country (e.g. Canada) and has a temporary residence permit from a Schengen country, and the Schengen visa-free days (90/180) have been used up on the ...
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Is getting two residence card possible from different countries?

I have a quite complex situation. I have a temporary residence card (Blue card) as a dependant of my husband from Poland. I got a job offer from Germany and planning to apply for a German D type visa. ...
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EU Blue Card to Germany or Working Visa permit

I'm a bit confused about one of the particular Blue Card requirements - "the job must be relevant to the qualifications, i.e. the skills acquired through the university degree must be at least ...
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Staying in Germany for long period on permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) without working

I came to Germany 3 years ago on Blue Card from non-EU country. After 3 years, I received my permanent resident permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I quit my current work in Germany, but still stay ...
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Crossing Schengen: port of entry for residency permit holders?

I have the Red White Red Card (residency card) from Austria. I am flying to the outside of Schengen, and my port of entry back to Schengen is Milan, Italy then back to Vienna as there are no ...
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Traveling from Italy on an expired residence permit [duplicate]

I am traveling back to India from Italy and my residence permit is expiring a day before my intended day of travel. I don’t intend to travel back to Italy immediately. Is this okay or will I face any ...
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Germany Job Offer Rejection

I reside in Germany with a self employment work permit. Recently I applied for a side job which was rejected, and they have sent me a deportation letter, saying that the job offer does not meet your ...
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Is it possible to open a bank account in Belgium with a Carte E or E+?

Is it possible to open a bank account in Belgium with only a "Carte E", which is given to non Belgian EU citizens?
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What are the benefits of a Student Visa over a Work Visa [Germany]?

I'm taking a master degree in Germany, and I was going to apply for a Student Visa this week, but in the meantime, I was also looking for a student job, and I got an offer yesterday. From what I can ...
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Canada Express Entry - Date you first became qualified to practice in this occupation

I am applying for Express Entry in Canada as a Software Engineer (NOC 2173). In the website it says that this occupation usually requires a university degree. I am ok with that, I got my degree, but I ...
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What happens after divorcing EEA partner in the UK?

I’m a non-EEA (wife) of an EEA citizen, we are both living in the UK we’ve been married for 2 and half years with a 9 months old, but marriage isn’t working anymore so we’ve agreed to divorce but we ...
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Could I be resident in both Belgium and Ireland?

Currently, I am a Non-EU working in Belgium. I have a long relationship with a EU citizen. She got a great opportunity and she has moved to Ireland. We were living together for a while in Belgium and ...
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Switzerland, EU-citizen spouse of a diplomat: carte de légitimation or type B residence permit?

The spouse of a diplomat posted to Switzerland normally receives a carte de légitimation, a document that shows that the bearer is entitled to be in Switzerland and possibly enjoys some degree of ...
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Studying in the EU, have Biometric Resident Permit in the UK

I am a student living in London. I was given a residency permit which is leave to remain for 2 and half years. The route I was given is 10 year long residency then I can apply for ILR. This September ...
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Maternity pay in Sweden for a non-EU citizen with a temporary residence permit

I am interested what are my rights to be paid maternity pay after my 1-year residence permit for work in Sweden expires? Specifically, I am due to give birth approximately 7 weeks after my 12-month ...
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How can I obtain the authorization letter required to apply for a long-term D visa for a post-doc in Switzerland?

I have got a postdoc position in University of Basel and they have given the employment contract. In the swiss embassy page, to apply for visa they have asked to give authorization letter issued by ...
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Transferring German permanent residence permit (Daueraufenthalt-EU) to new passport - documents / proof needed

I'm currently employed and living in Germany. I have a Daueraufenthalt-EU card, whose validity ("kartennutzung bis DDMM2024") is tied to my US passport which expires in 2024. What documents ...
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US citizen visiting EU spouse living in Germany (stay > 3 months)

I am a US citizen living in the US. My spouse, who is a French (so EU) citizen, is currently living and working in Heidelberg, Germany. I am currently visiting him in Germany, I plan to return to the ...
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Work and live permit as a student in switzerland but I'm a Croatian national

I am currently living in Germany as a Croatian national. In a few short months I will start my higher education in Switzerland and later MBA as well which total duration will be more then 4 years. I ...
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Travel to other EU countries after resigning from my current Job while on Blue card Germany

I have been living and working in Germany since April 2018 on Blue Card and recently renewed it as the previous one was only valid for 33 months. My new blue card is valid until Jan 2025. I am ...
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Losing indefinite Spanish residency, but reobtaining it after returning years later

I'm a British citizen in possession of a British passport currently living in Spain and have been living here for 19 years. I have residencia here, an A4 piece of paper with my NIE with no expiry date ...
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