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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a fare aggregator for shipping like there is for personal travel?

I've recently been faced with the challenge of shipping my personal effects, and was missing a web-based service I would think should exist. Ticket fare aggregators - for passenger carriage - are ...
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I was born in Canada to Chinese parents who have not settled abroad. I'm now 22 years old. Can I apply for a Chinese passport?

I was born in Canada to parents who are Chinese nationals and who have not settled abroad. Under Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China (quoted below), that means I am a ...
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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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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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What visa do I need to volunteer in the US if I am Canadian and only going to volunteer?

I am planning on traveling to the USA to volunteer at a non-profit organization for roughly 6 months. Do I need to get a visa to do so and if I do, which one do I need? I am a Canadian citizen and I ...
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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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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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Am I a New Jersey resident for tax purposes?

For the tax year 2016, am I considered a New Jersey resident? The answer is in this official document but one point in there is not clear to me. I am a French citizen who has lived in NJ since ...
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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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US Immigration - Visa Retrogression

I recently attended an interview with USCIS for my 'green card' in the EB-3 category. Although my interview was 'successful', the USCIS officer advised me that he was not able to put my case ...
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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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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's residence permit

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account. I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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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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What happens paperwork wise when you are granted asylum in Canada? Is there a certificate?

Someone claims they were granted asylum in Canada and showed a document briefly. While it is easy to find Canadian citizenship certificates samples online (and I happen to have one too) I can't find ...
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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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Can my wife get a Norwegian national identification number before her EU/EEA residence card, or does she have to wait?

I am a Norwegian citizen. My wife is a Russian citizen. In November 2017 we moved to Sweden together. We utilized EU/EEA law and the rights of EEA family members to apply for a EU residence card for ...
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How long is I-797C H-1B receipt valid?

I have got my name selected in 2018 H-1B lottery results, but unfortunately, the current employer doesn't have any suitable job for me in its USA location. Should I push them to assign a suitable job ...
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UK spouse 5-year route without settlement

My wife is at the end of her second 2.5 year spousal visa. We have the option to apply for settlement under the 5-year route. We are only planning to stay in the UK for another 2 years. Can we apply ...
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Health insurance - working in Japan, dependents live in Germany

I'm a dual citizen; USA & Dutch. I've worked in Luxembourg for the past 5 years. I was a cross-border commuter, living with my family in Germany (wife + 3 kids). I've recently accepted a job ...
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Germany: Permanent Resident - Spouse visa language requirement

I'm from India and I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (Unlimited settlement permit) in Germany this January. I'm getting married in June and my fiancée hasn't enrolled for any German classes so far and ...
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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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Will applying for a Dutch residence permit invalidate my French residence permit immediately?

I am a non-EEA citizen finishing my PhD soon in France and have an offer to join a company in the Netherlands. My future Dutch employer informed me that I don't need to apply for a Dutch visa given ...
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What can I do for a pair of kids who are in China with expired passports, expired visas?

An old couple in my neighborhood are caring for a pair of kids, their grandchildren. Apparently the intent was for them to travel from their birth country, Belize, and stay in China under their care ...
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Can a request for an Indian passport be denied if a passport is lost more than two times?

Recently my fiancee's passport was stolen in Vienna. Unfortunately this is the second time such a thing has happened. When she reapplied for a new passport at the Embassy in Vienna, she was issued a ...
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Can a cousin be my financial sponsor to obtain long term Spain student visa?

I have been accepted in an institute in Barcelona for a 1-year long course. I now have to apply for a long term Spanish student visa in India. One of the documents required for visa purpose is ...
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Can I apply for US student J-1 visa while staying in UK as a tourist, being a Russian national?

My friend from Russia is planning to visit me in United Kingdom as a tourist. But she also needs to apply for United States students visa J-1 to start her scientific collaboration in 2018 as a part ...
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Going to the UK with Japanese wife

My wife and I (British national) have decided to live in the UK we currently live in Japan. I would like to ask if it is possible to go to the UK together with my Japanese wife whilst I look for work....

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