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Answer for "Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?" in academic/postdoc position

The following sentence is asked in early stage of all academic positions and postdoc jobs advertised in US-based universities or institutes: Are you legally eligible to work in the United States? I ...
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Blue Card vs Work Permit for IT Specialists

I see here lots of questions regarding the Blue Card for Europe and Germany. I have been researching a lot about the blue card and work permit for the purpose of employment in Germany and so far, I ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

One of the requirements that most (all?) countries have for issuing a work permit is that the applicant does not have a criminal record. On the other hand, I suppose nations do not open the criminal ...
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Germany Employment Visa - "Have you lived in Germany before?" What is considered as living?

I'm applying for a German national visa (employment) from India. Annexure for employment visa has a question: "Have you lived in Germany before?". I've earlier stayed in Germany for 20 days on a ...
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Are H4 visa holders allowed to do remote intellectual work?

I know that immigrants to the United States holding a H4 visa are not allowed to work. But there is a grey area that I could never find a satisfactory answer to: what if a H4 holder works remotely, ...
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Residence/work permit in Germany when working remotely for US company without German subsidiary

I am a US citizen moving to Berlin, Germany at the end of this month, and I'll be employed full-time by a San Francisco Bay Area-based technology startup, helping them to establish a presence in the ...
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Will my current UK Tier 2 sponsor be notified if I try applying for another Tier 2 visa using a certificate of sponsorship from another employer?

More information: Currently on a UK Tier 2 sponsored visa that is being sponsored by my current employer. I just got an offer from another company that is willing to sponsor my Tier 2 visa. I will ...
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Is it true that you don't need a degree to work as an "IT specialist" in Germany? What exactly classifies as "IT specialist" in this context?

I've already seen the questions Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough? and What's my degree worth in Germany?. Both answers state ...
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Is it possible to switch from tourist visa to other status while in Japan?

I am looking for academic jobs and Japan came up as one potential possibility. I am in the USA now and my visa is tied to my work here, meaning that when my appointment is up, I need to leave. There ...
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Do I need a degree in field I am working in (IT) to apply for Australia Skilled visa as a software engineer or any degree is enough?

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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Working as contractor in USA as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in USA as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor (freelancer), can I simply register my ...
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Can a non-EU citizen work in one EU country and reside in another?

I am a non-EU citizen software developer, which means I should be considered highly skilled migrant practically everywhere in the EU. I want to move to Czech Republic (my girlfriend lives there as a ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

I'm a South African citizen and have been in a relationship with a Polish girl for 8 years. We have been living in South Africa most of this time - over 6 years now - but we would like to move to ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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What are the permit implications of voluntarily leaving a job as a US citizen Blue Card-holder in Germany?

Here's more detail on my background: • I'm a US citizen living in Berlin, Germany • I was issued a Blue Card in November 2015 to work as a 'posted employee' for a US company. The Blue Card is valid ...
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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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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

I received a job offer from a company in Austin, Texas for an internship for the summer. I'm really interested in going to the US and working for the summer, I feel like it'd be a great opportunity. ...
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How to get a work permit for Moscow, Russia

I am an EU citizen and would like to work in Moscow, Russia. I have been reading that in Russia, foreign citizens must obtain a work permit (aka working-visa) if they want to take up employment. On ...
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"Address in France" for Long stay french visa for researchers

I am faced with a conundrum. I have recently received my convention d'accueil (or "Welcome document") from the research lab I will be working with betwee 5/14-5/15. I am to take this convention d'...
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Visa run from Korea to Japan

I am currently doing a paid internship in South Korea and have a 3 Months C4 visa (something went wrong during the 6 months visa preparation). As my internship lasts for 6 Months I have to leave Korea,...
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Can a COS sponsorship for a Tier 2 UK visa (meets all requirements) be delayed/denied because the UK reached its self-imposed monthly limit?

If anyone has specific knowledge and/or experience with this, I would be grateful your input! My business has recently received a status as a "qualifying company". We have US citizen we want to hire ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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What is the timeline for an H1B visa consulate interview?

I'm in the process of applying for an H1B visa and I already have a company willing to sponsor me, but the instructions state that the application should be received in USCIS after the 1st of April, ...
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How to bring partner over to Germany as a non-EU citizen, German Permanent Resident?

I currently live in the US, but I have permanent residency in Germany. I'm neither a US or EU citizen. My partner is a US citizen. I'd like to move back to Germany and bring my partner along. We're ...
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Previous employer did not inform home office (UK) about my resignation

I worked for a company in the UK on Tier 2 (General) work visa which is expiring in 2017. After working for some time I resigned from the job and returned to my country (after one month from last day ...
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Freelancing in the Netherlands when residing there with a work permit

In the Netherlands, there are separate visas for freelancers and employees of other companies. As I understand it one is only allowed to work for the company which has the employee permit for the ...
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How to answer the question "Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?"

Please suggest regarding national visa application field no. "26. Have you been expelled or deported from Germany, had an application for a residence permit rejected, or been refused entry into the ...
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

I am employed in Thailand with Thai based company. I resigned from my previous employer (Thai based) as I got a better opportunity and gave them my notice period. However previously I submitted to ...
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Working in USA, for a USA company, temporary without a green card?

I'm Italian (sadly), and I'm planning to find a job in USA and move there. I'd love to do it before the end of September, and I'm trying to understand how visa and green card work and what are the ...
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How to terminate a UK tier 2 visa?

I am a UK tier 2 visa holder from the US. I am considering leaving my job and returning to the US. From my understanding this will cause the UKBA to curtail my leave We will curtail your leave in the ...
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Going to USA from France with my girlfriend

I'm looking for an H-1B Visa and it is mentioned that immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) can get a H-4 Visa. I've been living with my girlfriend for 3 years but we ...
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Moving into Switzerland in a shared house before finding a job

I am a French citizen, and I plan to move into Switzerland in order to get a job as a software engineer. I already started looking for opportunities; no contract is secured yet. The situation is a ...
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Blue card doubt and financial evidence

I hope someone can help me untangle this: Husband: Non-EU citizen, from Brazil. High qualified engineer. Wife: EU citizen - Portuguese. She is unemployed right now, taking care of our toddler. ...
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Germany: Extending residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) after becoming self-employed

I have lived in Germany with job specific Aufenthaltstitel for more than 3 years. I have worked in two companies in this time, and when I got hired for the second job I went to Ausländerbehörde and ...
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Is Biometric Residence Permit issued in UK actually a visa?

I am a non EU citizen living in UK since 2012 on a Tier 2 General Migrant visa. I got my visa extended in May 2015 through my company lawyer and was issued a BRP (Biometric Residence Permit). The BRP ...
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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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Working holiday in Japan, which country I should buy my Insurance from?

I am a Canadian, I am going on a Working Holiday in Japan for 1 year, but I don't know should I buy a Travel Insurance in Canada? Or is better to buy the insurance in Japan?
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From which countries can Australian companies no longer sponsor candidates without testing the local labour market?

A lot of things have changed in March 2018 regarding visas. While I try to stay up to date on these things, one very impacting change blindsided me recently. I've been interviewing with a large ...
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Remote work in Europe for EU citizen. How does it work from the legal point of view?

I'm a software developer from Latvia (EU country). I am planning to marry a Brazilian woman and move to Brazil this year for a permanent living. But I will still have EU citizenship. So I would like ...
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Working remotely part-time in Malaysia with student visa

I'm staying in Malaysia with a student Visa and I'm wondering if it is required to have work visa if you are working remotely and getting paid from a company based in a country other than Malaysia. ...
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Is it possible to change from spouse residence permit to a work permit visa in Germany?

At the moment, I am on a research visa and my husband joined me at the beginning of the year on a family dependent visa. He found a job very soon (he is in the IT sector) as he is entitled to work ...
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If my Chinese work permit expires, for how long is my residence permit valid?

I'm a US citizen living and working in China. I have both a work permit ("green book") and a residency permit (it goes in your passport and also functions as your visa). For foreigners working in ...
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Working in Luxemburg for non-EU citizen with valid work permit in Germany

Is it allowed to work as student (intern) in Luxemburg given that I hold a valid residence permit and a valid working permit in Germany? Is it also allowed for those who have Blue-Card issued from ...
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How can I get a US Greencard through the Diversity Visa Program?

How can I win a resident visa through the Greencard Lottery? Should I go to a US Embassy or can I apply online?
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

When you quit your job in Thailand and the employer has to cancel your visa, do we necessarily have to give them the original passport so that they can cancel the visa or can it be done on a copy of ...
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Is a 401k a good choice for somebody with an L1 visa?

Is opening a 401k in the US a good choice for somebody moving to under an L1 Visa (max time: 5 years) for a few years? I imagine that if you go the green card route, this is a no brainer, but if that ...
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How to obtain a German work permit for a software engineer without educational background

I'm a web developer at an intermediate level (some experience but not senior) and I'm about to receive a job offer from an employer in Berlin. For this purpose, I would require a work permit. However,...
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Getting the Permanent Residence Permit In Germany with and without the Blue Card

In this question I asked about new conditions or changes for the blue card: Are there new conditions for Getting the EU Blue Card in Germany? Now I want to know, if I don't have the blue card, and I ...
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Working as contractor in Australia as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in Australia as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor/freelancer, can I simply register my ...
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Applying for jobs in Singapore without Employment Pass?

I'm an Australian citizen looking to work in Singapore. I believe I would meet the requirements for an Employment Pass. According to the self assessment tool I met the criteria. I've noticed some ...
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