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How long can I drive a EU-registered car in the UK?

I live in the UK but travel back to Poland every 8~14 months. Also my car is left--hand drive instead of right-hand as in UK. This means that I do not have to MOT (Motor Inspection) or tax my car in ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens working in the EU affected? Are EU citizens working in the UK affected? Are ...
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How to renew a US driver's license when living abroad

My driver's license expired last autumn (September 2013). I hadn't used the license/driven anywhere in several years at the time that it expired, but now I'm thinking of using it again for short ...
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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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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

I got married in Sweden (Civil Marriage) and I registered my marriage in Sweden. My wife is Swedish but she is working in Frankfurt. Since she is a EU citizen she has registered herself legally in ...
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Will it be possible to get French citizenship?

I was born in Tunisia. My great grandfather is French by birth. We have all of the papers to prove that. He got married in Tunisia and had kids, he didn't register his kids with the French consulate ...
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How to open up your first UK bank account without proof of address?

In the UK, to prove your address you can usually use your bank statement. But to get a bank statement, you need to get a bank account, and to get a bank account, you have to prove your address. While ...
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How to build credit history in the USA?

What are the ways in which a new immigrant can begin building credit history in the United States of America ?
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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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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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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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Can I get a UK passport?

I was born in the United States in 1980 to a British father and American mother. My father still lives in the US and has a green card. At the time of my birth, no attempt was made to get me a passport ...
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Visa for baby born in UK, parents on Tier 2 visa

I am on a Tier 2 Visa working in the UK, my wife and two kids are on the Tier 2 dependant visas. We are expecting a newborn in July , and I have a few questions regarding his/her visa. Do I need to ...
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Can I claim French citizenship by descent if my French father passed away in 1992?

My father was a French citizen but he passed away in 1992 in India. He lived in France and passed away during his visit to India. My mom and I are still Indians as we couldn't track my dad's documents....
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As a digital nomad, is it possible to live such that one owes no tax obligation?

This answer makes an interesting observation that At the end of the day it's even possible you're not explicitly required to pay taxes anywhere. Is this really true? Under what circumstances ...
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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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How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet

I just moved into France from another EU country. I wanted to open a bank account, but traditional banks want a confirmation of address (either from the landlord or e.g. an electricity bill), and ...
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Requirements for B1 and L1b visa

I am an employee of a British company, an IT consultancy that trains and hires software developers to employ them as contractors for their clients. I am resident in the UK but I have an Italian ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

I am currently a US citizen/resident, who found out that I can acquire Italian Citizenship jure sanguinis. Before I actually go through with this, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't be burdening myself, ...
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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 do I renew a USA drivers license if I am as US citizen living abroad with no state address (last address Texas)

I have looked at the government websites (state.tx.us/DriverLicense/nonmilitaryrenewal.htm) and seen the requirements but as a US citizen who has passed their drivers test, why is there no standard US ...
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Query on IELTS score for express entry visa Canada

I am a database administrator with 7+ years experience and final qualification is Masters of computer applications. This is my IELTS Score and am the primary applicant Speaking: 6.0 Listening: 7.0 ...
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Citizenship limitations for E2 visa

The company I currently work for is British and I'm resident in the UK but I have an Italian passport. My company wants to bring me to their office in the US with an E2 visa but they believe that they ...
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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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Can We Move To France Although We Don't Live In The EU?

I'm a retired UK citizen with an EU passport. My wife, also retired, is an American citizen. We've been living in America for the past twelve years, myself as a 'permanent resident'. We wish to spend ...
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Which visa type and subtype should I use when applying for a UK Ancestry dependent visa?

I am a South African citizen. My wife can apply for a UK Ancestry visa and my child and I would like to apply as UK Ancestry dependents. Please not that this is for a dependent visa application*, not ...
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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

Can one apply for student visa in Germany from Netherlands even though I have an MVV (temporary residence permit) visa (1 year) for Netherlands and am a non-EU citizen? I am a resident of India. If ...
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What is the process of getting a UK visa and a work permit for a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen?

Me (an Estonian citizen) and my wife (a Turkish citizen) are currently living and working in Turkey, but planning to go to live and work in the UK. Being an EU citizen, I know I don't need a work ...
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EEA family permit & EEA National Registration Certificate Number

Good day all. I am polish national living in UK. My wife is about to apply for an EEA FP to join me. In the application they ask for my EEA National Registration Certificate Number, I do not have ...
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What would happen with my pension if I leave Europe and never return?

I have pensions in Norway and the UK. I was told that it is possible to transfer the funds between European countries. But what would happen if I leave Europe and never return?
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What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?

There is a similar question regarding "small amounts of cash", but at some point I might need to transfer more than 50K€ to the US. I am looking for the cheapest (less commissions, better exchange ...
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What is the highest number of citizenships one can hold?

So I have two citizenships/passports - South Africa and New Zealand. My understanding is if I wanted a British passport, I'd have to give up one of the others. However, SA, NZ and Australia allow ...
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Transporting a large number of books from USA to UK

I moved from USA to UK over 10 years ago, but I still have a large number of books left at my mom's house in the USA. My mom is planning to move from Massachusetts to California next year and is ...
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When returning to the UK from working in the EU, what do you need to show you activated your “Treaty Rights” WRT non-EU family members?

As I understand it, under Directive 2004/38/EC, an EU national who has only ever lived in their own country is governed by national rules when it comes to inviting non-eu family members to join them. ...
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As a French PhD student in the US, what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?

I (French citizen) started a PhD in computer science in the US one year and a half ago: what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?
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Where can I be tax resident when I don't stay in any EU-country longer that 6 months a year?

I'm a Polish citizen. I've become a German resident because I'm working there, and as fair as I have learned, I'm treated as resident if I'm in given country (Germany) more than 180 days a year. This ...
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In which languages can I take the theory exam for driving license in Germany?

As far as I know it's possible to take the theory exam for your driving license in a foreign language, but I don't know in which languages. Does it cost more than the exam in German?
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How can my non-EU citizen wife settle with me in the UK?

I am an EU citizen, married to non-EU citizen. We currently live in the Caribbean and are planning on moving shortly to London. What will I have to do to enable my wife to accompany, and stay with ...
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Meeting other expats when you move to a new country?

When you move to a new country, you'll probably want to make some local friends. However, you may well also want to make friends with some other expats, both from your own country or others. Partly ...
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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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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

Both me and my fiancée are EU citizens (born in Italy, currently living there). So, we have the right to enter/exit Germany without a visa for short periods. Now, I have the opportunity to relocate ...
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Exchange from EU to UK driving licence: is it worth it? Will that make the insurance cheaper?

I'm an UK resident and thinking about buying car and of course insure it. I have an EU driving licence. In terms of insurance, will that have a negative impact? Should I exchange it for a UK licence?
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Is it possible to get a Chinese driver's license, when on a Chinese Q2 visa?

I have a Q2 Chinese multi entry visa, is it possible to get a driver's license with this kind of visa? I don't have and I will not ask a residence permit, but the visa validity is 1 year so I will ...
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How to handle moving between countries with different tax year dates?

As I understand it, quite a few countries have double-taxation agreements between themselves, which dictate how you handle income and taxation in one country if resident in another. A fair number of ...
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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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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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On which elections in Germany can I vote?

I know that as a EU citizen I am allowed to vote for European Parliamentary candidates. But are there any other elections in Germany on which I can vote too?
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Moving of retirement funds from Italy to Austria

I've migrated from Italy to Austria. I don't trust Italy and I would prefer to migrate the money I have in my retirement fund in italy to austria. Is it that possible in EU? Another option could be ...
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Do any countries allow most cases of dual citizenship, yet somehow restrict triple citizenship?

Are there any countries in the world that, in the general case, act to restrict or discourage triple citizenship, but not dual citizenship? That is, is there a country for which the following are ...
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Travelling to US before H1B visa application starts

I am going to be going through the H1B Visa application process, for the next valid date (April 2015). I have heard that it is not advisable to travel to the US for holidays before the visa is ...

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