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Dutch dual citizens' loss of Dutch citizenship — can it be avoided if married to a UN employee?

A Dutch citizen who is also a citizen of another country will lose Dutch nationality after living outside the Kingdom of the Netherlands or the EU for ten years. The ten-year clock can be reset by, ...
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Will I keep the French nationality after divorce?

I was married with a French person for 7 years, and applied for French citizenship on the sixth year of our marriage - long after obtaining the legal right for application. However, we got divorced ...
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Aruba residence permit for Dutch citizens

Would anyone happen to know if I can apply for a residence permit for Aruba while living outside of Aruba? I hold a Dutch passport but the application process can take months to go through.
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Living in Sweden & Denmark- building citizenship

I'm currently an EU citizen...however that EU citizenship is British thus is greatly under threat. Further I'm an ethnic minority so...let's just say I don't feel safe with the direction the UK is ...
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Does an accompanying spouse need to pay a fee to study in Denmark?

My wife has a residence permit in Denmark, as accompanying spouse. My residence permit is a normal work permit. This permit is not (yet) permanent; we've moved recently. Is she eligible to study in ...
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U.S. naturalization: 5 years vs. 3 years married, which faster/smoother?

I am about to apply for U.S. naturalization and qualify for two of the eligibility criteria, namely, both : "I am at least 18 years of age and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United ...
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Can a US expatriate who has not filed taxes in the US return to the US for a visit?

Here's the story... My family emigrated from the US to Canada when I was an infant and my older sister was about 4 years old. Nobody renounced US citizenship but we did become naturalized Canadian ...
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Dutch-born, Belgian nationality, living in South Africa, can I get Dutch citizenship?

I was born in Nijmegen on 23.03.1943. My mother before her marriage was Dutch and was born in Meppel. She married my father who had Belgian nationality at the time of their marriage and of my birth, ...
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Maternity in Sweden, on short notice

I have a postdoc position in Sweden starting January next year, and signed the contract already. My fiance and I (we're both German nationals) planned to move to Sweden, me in January, she by the end ...
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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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Validity after leaving France of the "Carte de séjour membre de famille d'un citoyen de l'union"

Assume a European Union citizen who is not a citizen of France has moved to France for a period longer than 90 days, with his or her spouse. The spouse is not an EU citizen, and has received a carte ...
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Does a UK family visa require employment with a UK firm?

I have dual US/UK citizenship, and I was looking into the visa requirements for moving my wife and children (all exclusively US citizens) to the UK. We would all be moving there from the US at the ...
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My non-EU husband working and staying in Ireland?

I am an Irish citizen. I got married to non-EU citizen. We got marriage certificate done in Ukraine. We applied for joint visa (irish nat. spouse) and got a refusal due to not been employed 3 years ...
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What are customs requirements when transferring goods through Germany?

We are planning to move away from Switzerland and we would like to ship most of our belongings from Germany. We will have about 25 boxes to be shipped and I was wondering how to approach customs on ...
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How to aknowledge paternity of a 24 years old in South Africa and let her benefit from her EU citizenship

My brother is an Italian citizen and fathered a child during a holiday in South Africa in 1997, he aknowledged the daughter as his but not on her birth certificate where in fact her mother named ...
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Lost identification documents and don’t know what to do

So I’m 19 and I have no identification at all I’m from Nigeria but I came over to the U.K. when I was 5 and lived here since I had a leave to remain and a biometrics card but lost that so literally 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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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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The visa officer at US embassy said my visa is approved but when I check the status, it is saying refused

I have applied for an F1 visa. After being interviewed by the visa officer, they said my visa is approved and gave me a blue leaflet. They didn't say anything about administrative processing. Here is ...
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Valid travel purposes between Romania and Croatia during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Can a Romanian citizen move from Romania to Croatia during this pandemic? My girlfriend would come to live with me and stay until the end of the general lockdown. Croatia has laws saying people who ...
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After 5 years of studying in the Netherlands, would I be eligible for citizenship a day after obtaining the "highly skilled migrant" residence permit?

Suppose I studied for 5 years in the Netherlands (e.g. a 3-year Bachelor's and 2-year Masters). Suppose immediately after graduation I am eligible for the "highly skilled migrant" residence permit and ...
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L2 visa, work remotely for UK company while waiting for EAD

I’m moving to America from the UK with my wife who has an L1 visa. I have an L2 as her spouse and will be applying for an EAD (work permit) to work in the USA. While we wait for the EAD to come ...
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Relocating back to India with my grand piano used for work. Do I pay customs duty?

If I use a piano for work, and I am relocating back to India after being abroad 50+ years, do I pay customs duty on the Grand Piano and what is the pe
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Live in Germany, work in Switzerland as non-EU/EEA national

I want to live in Germany with my wife (same nationality as me), but work in Switzerland (and stay in a flat in Zürich) during the week. I know I will need a Grenzgänger (cross border commuter) ...
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US holder of 10 year multiple entry tourist Indian visa denied reentry

I've been living in India since 2010 and complying with the requirement to leave the country once every 180 days for years. I go to Nepal, spend the night and return to Dharamsala where I live. I just ...
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Dubai non-practising muslim

My husband is half Irish half Iraqi, and an Irish passport holder. Our marriage certificate says he is Muslim. I am Christian but in reality, we are neither and have no religious beliefs at all. If ...
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My wife is going for an advanced master's course in France. Will I get a dependent visa to accompany her? What are my options?

The Advanced Masters course is for a duration of one year. My current job, based out of India, allows me the flexibility of working remotely so I will not be looking for employment within France. If ...
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Can I keep my family in Germany and work in Finland on a work permit?

I have a residence permit (not a blue card) of Germany until January 2018, and the Rathaus has given me a Fiktionsbescheinigung until May 2018, waiting for me to submit a new contract. Now I have a ...
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Filipino wife going to Europe to live

I'm an Irish citizen currently living in Ireland. However I plan to relocate to Spain. Next year I plan to marry my Filipino girlfriend and we are going to live together permanently in Spain. I spoke ...
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Refusal of EEA Family Permit

My wife is a British Citizen and I am South African and have been living and working (permanent placements) in Ireland for roughly 2 years. My wife was asked about an internal move within her ...
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Does my Spanish work permit relate to an EU Blue Card?

I've been scouring the Internet for an answer to my situation but have come up short. I am a non-EU citizen currently in Spain under Highly Qualified based on the Law 14/2013. I've been told that ...
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Bring wife from Germany to the UK

I am asking on behalf of my brother. My brother is a British national. He brought his wife from Afghanistan to Germany where he has been living and working for the last 4 months. Now, he is planning ...
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Getting a residency card in Italy as non EU spouse

I am a non-EU citizen in Italy with an automatic Schengen visa (or visa waiver, I'm not sure it's called. But I can stay for 3 months). My wife is an EU citizen, but not Italian. We would like to get ...
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Should I have multiple employers file H-1B petitions for me?

I have great offers from 2 distinct companies, A and B, in the United States. I recently became aware that it is perfectly legal for different, unrelated employers to each file an H-1B petition for me....
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I have permanent residence in Bulgaria. Can I live in another EU country?

Can I live in Finland or Sweden if I have permanent residence in another EU country? If I can, Can I get citizenship after 5 years of immigration? I would like to live in Sweden or Finland using the ...
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ABN AMRO hiked its fees on accounts when you live outside NL - what to do?

Starting July 2021, ABN AMRO has introduced a steep fee on accounts of people living outside NL: Between 2 and 15 EUR / month just for having the account, depending on the country you live in. This ...
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Apply for two long-term Schengen visas at a same time

I have a job offer from Country A and I have applied for a long-term visa before. My application has been rejected and it's in the remonstration process which is taking a long time because of the ...
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Do I need to leave Germany after accepting a fully remote job based in the UK?

I currently have a job in Munich with a German company. I am a UK citizen and am claiming residency in Germany under the brexit "Withdrawal Agreement", this allows me to continue to live and ...
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How long do I have to be away from Norway if I am required to leave but then allowed to come back?

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website for jobseekers in the country says: If you do not get a job within six months, you must leave Norway. You can then come back to Norway anytime to ...
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India and US tax agreement?

India taxes non-residents on income earned from within India. Imagine some Indian in the US, if they have an India-sourced income, will it be taxed twice (in the US and India)? Is there any tax ...
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Can I reside in Germany, in case I work for a Belgian company?

I am a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. I don't have a Blue Card. My wife is also a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. She will get her Blue Card in 2 months. Recently I got ...
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Do I need to have trivial, unimportant information translated in documents in UK visa application? (EEA Family Permit)

My wife (Filipino) and I (British) are planning to move to the UK after living in Spain for the last four years. We are applying for an EEA Family Permit, more commonly known as the 'Surinder Singh' ...
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Work in Germany without registration

I have a couple of questions regarding the registration process in Germany and the Insurance. I have been working in Germany for the last 10 years, I would like to come back to Spain and work remotely ...
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Non-EU + DE Niederlassungserlaubnis --> CZ Work Contract and work from DE?

I have a German Niederlassungserlaubnis (got it recently). I have a Czech Republic (CZ) based entity's job offer in the meanwhile, who seems to be ok with me working mostly remote (may be one week per ...
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Travlining with a non-EEA family permit from the UK to France

I am German citizen and my wife is Kazakh. We both live in the UK. She has a non-EEA family permit. The sticker in her passport says that this expired in January but this website https://www.gov.uk/...
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How can I learn Cantonese in Guangdong?

I'm looking for a way to learn Cantonese in Guangdong. But I have not been able to find a language school offered by universities that teach Cantonese, although that is common for Mandarin. The only ...
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What EEA countries are lenient towards EEA citizens bringing their non-EEA parents?

I am a German citizen earning enough to support both myself and my non-EEA mother (who is dependent on my remote support). Unfortunately, the law makes it as good as impossible for me to bring her to ...
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Can I reuse the certificate of sponsorship after Tier 2 general visa refusal if the COS status is still "assigned"?

I made an application for UK Tier 2 general visa as I had a valid CoS and other documents as well. I failed to provide UK NARIC report for proof of English language. So, the decision was refusal for ...
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Can I enter 1 week and a half before expiration of I-94?

I have a tn visa and I'm planning to travel to Mexico for christmas and I would be returning in January. My I-94 expires 12 days after. I'm planning in applying for an extension (I-129) one day after ...
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Where can I report US immigration fraud?

A colleague of mine has confessed to me that he applied for asylum in the US with a fake story about persecution in his home country. His application is in the last stages of processing and I'm afraid ...

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