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Can I get a NI number from abroad?

I will be turning 16 soon, I am a British citizen but I have never lived there. I want to be able to receive a National Insurance Number to work in the UK when I am older. Most people in the UK are ...
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Working remotely while under UK Ancestry Visa

One of the requirements in the UK Ancestry Visa overview states: "You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if: you are able and planning to work in the UK" Would working remotely for my current Canadian ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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Can I work for a British Umbrella Company while resident in Italy?

I am currently living and working in the UK, but may need to move to Italy within the next year. My current employer is willing to employ me as a contractor while I am abroad but do not want to get ...
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What is the status of children of a person who is British by descent?

My son, born in Rome, is British by descent. He has a newborn in China who he wants to register as British. He has been declined a passport for her as you cannot apparently pass on British ...
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As a UK citizen, can I just turn up in Germany with my Colombian wife, get a job, then get residency for us both?

I am a UK citizen currently in Colombia, and will soon be married to a Colombian. After getting married, we want to move to Germany. I seem to be reading a lot of conflicting information online about ...
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Born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents - can my kids get British passports

I was born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents and registered with the High Commission at birth. We now live in Australia and I have Australian citizenship as well as British and my kids are ...
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Alternatives for US visa interview in London for disabled person?

My Husband and I are going to try and relocate to the USA. He is British I am American. I will be sending in the petition soon to start the process of obtaining the Visa for him to relocate. I know ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

My UK passport will expire this year, so I need to get it renewed. The process requires me to send my current passport to the UK, and it will be returned by post. However, it will certainly be ...
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How to track a US K-1 visa application once USCIS has approved the I-129F?

I'm applying for a K-1 USA visa from the UK. I was wondering how to track it beyond the USCIS. I know it goes to the NVC then goes to my local consulate. Is there any way to know online where I can ...
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How do I file CA state taxes without a SSN or ITIN?

Background: UK citizen, spent a summer as a J1 intern in California. Didn't get a SSN. So I sent my US federal tax return and ITIN application to the US embassy London. Fairly sure that was the ...
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How can I claim British citizenship for my child while we live in India?

My unborn child's father is a British citizen. We are expecting our baby end of January 2018. I am in India and the father is in UK. We are not married yet as he is financially very unstable and is ...
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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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Work remotely while waiting for visa?

I am a British citizen who is waiting for a French visa (long stay, talent passport). Am I able to work remotely (from the UK) for my French employer while I wait for the visa to come through? (I ...
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Where do I get my UK passport renewed (in the Netherlands)?

I am a UK citizen currently living in the Netherlands. What would I have to do, or where would I have to go, in order to renew my passport?
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Don't understand the Schengen area visa system, for staying Denmark? Not sure if I have overstayed?

I am a British citizen, have a British passport. I don't know if I have overstayed in Denmark, very confused as I thought originally as a UK citizen I could stay there for as long as wanted unless I ...
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Definition of "descent" when applying for British citizenship

I was born in 1956 in Southern Rhodesia and live in South Africa since 1987. My mother was born in Southern Rhodesia in 1931. She has always held a British passport and is still living in South Africa....
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Is it legal for dual citizens to have two completely different official names in the two countries where they are citizens?

Details: I'm a Hungarian citizen by birth, moved to the UK a few years ago. I changed my name in the UK via Deed Poll to an English name, which is completely different from my Hungarian one (both ...
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Do I need to pay Social Security in the USA for UK salary?

I know that I will have to pay tax on my UK earnings in the USA since I am a US permanent resident and live in the USA for the majority of the year. I hold British Citizenship. The question is will I ...
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Will I need a Belgium work permit after Brexit? I have Dutch permanent residency. and I live in Netherlands

I live in the Netherlands, I have a permanent resident permit in the Netherlands ( I am a British national). I have worked in Belgium for 2 years as a full time employee. Will I need a Belgium work ...
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Australian spousal VISA refused, grounds to appeal? [closed]

I'm from the UK and my wife is Australian. I applied for a spousal VISA in 2009 which was granted (provisionally). We lived in Australia for about a year before returning to the UK. We then visited ...
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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

I am 28 years old, and gave birth to a beautiful girl named Angel. The father is a British citizen. He has recently abandoned me and our little baby here in Cameroon. I wish to know what measures I ...
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Can a UK citizen bring her children to the UK without their father?

The mother, a UK citizen with a valid British passport, has three children under 18. Two children were fathered by one man, the youngest by another. She is divorced and has custody of the children, ...
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If I have schengen tourist visa, can I marry a British citizen in Germany.? [closed]

I have Schengen tourist visa, I want to marry my girlfriend but she lives in London. If she comes to Germany or the Netherlands can we get married? I have just a one month Schengen tourist visa.
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Driver's license, UK, change of address

In a word, what is (really) required in practice, when changing address for a UK driver's license? Consider, say, the situation where in the UK you are (genuinely) "living at a friend's house," or ...
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Requirements to move with US (Non-EU) spouse over to Germany as an EU citizen?

I'm a UK Citizen living in the USA. What would the requirements be to move with my US Citizen spouse to Germany? And is it possible or would I have to move over first then move there.
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Child born to British, Polish & Singaporean parents in the UK

Me (Polish & British citizen) and my wife (Singaporean citizen with ILR) live in the UK, where our daughter was born nearly a year ago. It's clear that she is eligible for all 3 nationalities. We ...
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Foreign wife of British citizen in Spain

I am a 79 year old British Citizen living permanently in Spain with my 58 year old Russian born wife who holds a Russian passport. We both hold an NIE number and have registered the Padron. We don´t ...
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What is the minimum level of experience required to gain a US H1B visa?

As I understand it, one of the requirements to be granted a H1B US working visa is that you possess a degree from a US college, or 12 years working experience in the relevant field. I've also read a ...
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Relocating to the UK with spouse

My mother- and father-in-law are permanently relocating to the UK. My father in law is a British citizen, and has resided in the US for the past 20+ years. My mother in law is a US citizen. It is to ...
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How can a non-EU citizen become a Danish citizen?

... And how difficult is it/how does it work? I am confused about how you could get a job for a work visa? What happens if your income comes from an independant/freelance career (e.g. like a ...
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What are the consequences of a dual national leaving Australia using an expired Australian passport?

I am leaving Australia on a soon to expire/expired Australian passport but I am booking a one-way flight using my valid UK passport. Will I be allowed to leave showing my expired Australian passport? ...
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I think I have overstayed in Denmark as an EU citizen, but I need to apply for residency. What are the consequences?

I am a British citizen, so it's fairly urgent (considering Brexit). I was getting everything ready to apply for EU residency through the self-sufficiency option. Then I found out that I should have ...
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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

My family and I are British citizens. We moved to Kenya in 2011 for a change of atmosphere and new environment from our busy life in London. A few years on and in 2016, I got married to a Kenyan ...
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Living in Japan for 25 years, how can I change the address on my old paper license?

I need the new UK ID card license to apply for a Japanese license here in Tokyo. My old paper license is still valid. In going through the process via GVT-UK online, I was met with the problem that my ...
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Joining my partner in the UK

Please can anyone help me. I’m 23 years old, live in Albania, Europe and I am in a relationship with my boyfriend who lives in London, UK. He was born there. We have been together for a year and today ...
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UK MoT, tax and insurance in Ireland

I have 12 months mot and 2 months tax left on my car and I am planning to move to Ireland with my car, so can I drive with the UK mot and tax or do I have to buy new tax and mot and Can I buy an ...
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Do I need to apply for H1B lottery if the company wants to hire me?

I have developed a software for the client's needs (as a freelancer) and now the owner decided to create a business and expand it to sell to others. At this point, they want me to move to the US and ...
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English international driving license

I’m living in Taiwan, need an English international driving license, which runs out yearly. I got this through the post office in the UK before I moved here. The only way to renew it is I have to go ...
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Am I a British citizen by descent?

My mother was born in Glasgow Scotland, I also have her birth certificate. My father born Burma but was a British citizen prior to migrating to Australia in 1951. I was born in Australia in 1952. My ...
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Ex-pats in the Philippines and the 'Real Property Tax'

I've recently heard about the 'Real Property Tax' in the Philippines. It appears to be a tax based on value of owned 'real property' that goes to the local government. Unfortunately I can't really ...
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Are 2 passports valid when one is British and the other applied for in Bulgaria

My daughter who is 4 was born in the UK and holds a British Passport. Her mother who is Bulgarian wants her to have a passport from Bulgaria. Question is will she be able to retain the British ...
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Staying in US over winter every year

We are considering buying a villa in Florida with a view to using it between November and March in retirement and returning to the U.K. for the rest of the year. So really a 5 month vacation every ...
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Wanting to move to USA and stay

This has probably already been asked before but I can't find it so apologise in advance. I recently travelled to Florida on your typical theme parks holiday and I have fallen for the USA and have ...
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Italian citizenship through grandmother, missing birth certificate

Below are the documents I need. Your maternal grandmother's birth certificate from Italy, also known as an estratto dell'atto di nascita Your maternal grandfather's birth certificate Your ...
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Lost British Passport number

I migrated to Australia in 1974 with my 5 month daughter on my British passport. This passport expired in 1984, was never renewed, and has been lost for many years. For work reasons my daughter needs ...
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Apply for UK spouse visa for wife while we both live in Nigeria

I am a UK Citizen by birth who moved to Nigeria in the early eighties and would now like to relocate back to the UK with my kids (who have British Passports too) and my wife (who is Nigerian). Would I ...
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Do applicants of first time child British Passports in the USA need countersignatures?

I've had a look at the Government Site on overseas applications for the USA, and the checklist for supporting documents too. However over here, it says I need a countersignature. The issue is I just ...
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UK Citizen wanting to move to Mexico

I would like some advice: I am a UK Citizen/national wanting to move to Mexico. I would like to get a work or temporary residence visa but I am not eligible for either.(Financials) I can stay in ...
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Holding ILR and having a child with British citizenship, can I be British before 12 months

I have an indefinite leave to remain in UK since March 2016. I have children born in UK whom I will register as British citizens. If my children have British citizenship, can I apply for the British ...
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