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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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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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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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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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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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Changing jobs after 6 months as a Blue Card holder

I have been working in Germany for 6 months as a software developer with my blue card. The company's name is not written on the card, but it is written on an extra paper that came with the card. I ...
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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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Regaining the right of residence in Germany (Niederlassungserlaubnis) after a long absence

I have a unique situation. I graduated from a German University and was working full-time for three years post graduation. During this time I received the EU Blue Card and later the ...
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Eligible for Germany bluecard with a non-anabin-listed degree and a H+/- university?

I'm in the process of applying for a German 3 months work permit in order to be able to apply for a Blue Card. One of the requirements, as the embassy states, is that the university degree should be ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to change from a Student Visa to a Work Visa in Germany?

I am from Brazil and I am currently enrolled in a German University, possessing a Residence Permit for the purpose of Studying valid until 2023. I was recently offered a full-time job in the IT ...
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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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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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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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Grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years: Can I get French nationality?

I am Indian citizen and my grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years in France in second world war time. My grandfather registered only my paternal uncle as French citizen and he is ...
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Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries at the same time?

Can I have two different student visas with two different EU countries (Austria and Germany) at the same time? I meant, studying in 2 different countries, 2 different courses, for longer, like 1 year....
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NOC code for software developer - 2173 or 2174

I am going to apply for PR in Canada Express Entry visa. For that I need to choose an NOC code before applying. I have 6 years of experience in software development. I worked as a developer/programmer ...
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The visa before German Blue Card

I applied for a blue card at the embassy of Germany in London. I got a visa for 6 months. The lady working there told me this is temporary and that when I arrive to Hamburg I can collect my blue card. ...
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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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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 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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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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What are the things I should do after getting into Germany?

I recently got the type D Visa for the employment purpose. Now I'm confused. What are the things I shall be doing after entering Germany. When I checked my visa I could see the above lines being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would founding a company by E-residency (in Estonia) create a conflict with my Blue Card in Germany?

As far as I know, I don't have rights to found a company while working under Blue Card permit in Germany. I've been working full-time with my Blue Card permit close to two years, and I don't have ...
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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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Aufenhaltstitel validity after staying away from Germany for more than a year?

I went to consulate in my home country and they said since my husband is a EU BlueCard holder and I have not been de registered from Germany I can travel with my aufenhaltstitel and it remains valid. ...
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Choosing between private and regular health insurance when moving to Germany

It seems that health insurance is mandatory in Germany and employees with a salary above a certain threshold can choose between private insurance and the regular statutory system (gesetzliche ...
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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 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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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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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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