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What additional paperwork do I need to complete after I become a US citizen?

After I become a US citizen and I obtain my Certificate of Naturalization, are there any other processes that I need to complete? I have heard that I might need to go to the Social Security office, ...
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Is there any advantage to getting EU driver's license recognized in US?

Allegedly having European driver's license recognized in US is a lengthy and complicated process. On the other hand getting new license at DMV is trivial. Is there any practical advantage of the ...
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How to choose an expat medical insurance policy, for a non-US citizen?

Expat medical insurance (global medical insurance) is long-term medical cover for those living outside their home country. It's available from a wide variety of providers (Bupa, Aetna, Cigna, IMG, ...
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Is Green card priority date based on place of birth or citizenship?

As an Indian citizen, just wondering if its faster that I move to Denmark, stay for 9 years and get Danish citizenship. From there move to US on H1B and convert to green card. This would be faster ...
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Is there Schengen resident card for non-residents?

We have a family member who doesn't have citizenship of a Schengen country. She lives in South America and has no intention in moving to the EU other then regular visits. This is now done on Schengen ...
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How can one check his Canadian tax return has been successfully filed after leaving Canada?

I lived in Canada last year. I did a NETFILE system through an online tax company, and it came up with an error. I tried again, and it still errored, but then returned me to the home page, where it ...
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Getting Canadian or German student visa for J1 holder in the USA

Can I get student visa for Canada or Germany from the USA, if I am on J1 visa in the USA? The matter of question is that I do not want to return to my home (=citizen) country to apply to visa. I ...
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Applying for UK Tier 2 sponsored visa: If my employment ends, what are my options?

I am in the process of getting a Tier 2 (company sponsorship). What would happen if my employment or my company ends? Particularly, will I have a grace period to look for a new job or will I have to ...
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Is a permanent India - US migration as risky as I perceive it to be? [closed]

I am currently working in a MNC, I can get a US based job on a L1B visa which is valid for 3 years. Once in the US I can apply for an H1B which is based on a lottery. The L1B may be extended by 2 ...
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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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Opening a Bank Account in Hong Kong as a new arrival?

If I've just arrived in Hong Kong to settle there, as a non-HK-national, how could I go about getting a Hong Kong bank account? I'm interested in the kinds of documents one would have to produce, and ...
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Am I eligible for any USA work visas?

I have finished my graduation in 2013 May and since then I took a year gap to pursue other interests including photography, writing and film making. As of April 2014, I have secured a job in USA for a ...
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Are there alternatives to a cheque for “caution” (deposit) when renting as a new arrival in France?

I've been in France a few days now, and I'm looking to rent somewhere (hotels etc being a little expensive for the long term). Having spoken with a few agents, they all seem to want a Euro denominated ...
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How does the proof-of-financial-means requirement work for EU citizens when migrating to Spain?

In 2012, Spain (in violation of EU law, as far as I know) started requiring EU citizens wishing to establish residency to "produce evidence of sufficient financial means to support themselves."1 What ...
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As a non-US citizen expat in the US, would you be able to be covered under 'Obamacare' (ACA)?

If you move to the US as a non-US citizen, are you eligible to sign up to the new so-called 'Obamacare' (ACA) health system for medical coverage, presuming you're a resident? If not, besides becoming ...
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What is a French landlord expecting when they ask for my “contrat de travail” if I work outside of France?

I've just arrived in France, and I'm looking to rent somewhere for the few months that I'll be here. Based on the answers in Finding short term shared accomodation in France (not Paris), I've managed ...
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Can I get a Permanant Residence or Work visa for New Zealand as an Indian IT Engineer?

I am married 28 years old guy, having over 3 years of work experience in IT / Software industry. Can I get a PR or work visa for New Zealand? Also my wife is a Nurse, if I can apply a couple work ...
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Is Bitcoin a viable solution for remittances when working abroad? [closed]

Because I work in several countries, I am sometimes paid in US dollars on my US account. Changing the money in Shekels and transferring it back to my account in Israel through the bank costs about $40 ...
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Which self-learning methods can be used to prepare a move to a German speaking country? [closed]

I have to move abroad. In a German-speaking country and I want to improve my language. I know there are a lot of apps for smartphones, a lot of courses and also online softwares. Are they all the ...
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Visa for contracting in Switzerland

I'm a Hungarian citizen, with the possibility to take a 6 month contract job in Switzerland. What type of visa do I need to work there? What is the process to acquire it?
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Financial aid while studying in France

I am going to study in Paris for a year (Erasmus). My sending institution will cover some part of my expenses but until I am able to find a job I will be living off my savings. Are there any ...
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Residency rules for opening a business bank account in the US

If I open an LLC in the US, can I open a US based business bank account for that LLC in the state where it is incorporated? I am a US citizen, but a permanent foreign resident. Do I have to be a ...
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Which country gets to prosecute criminal cases over travelers committing a crime in foreign countries? [closed]

My passport contains a paragraph along the lines of "visitors must respect both the laws of country of origin, and the laws of the visiting country". I notice I'm feeling confused about this, so here'...
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Self-employed in Germany - private vs. regular insurance [closed]

I'm a thirty-something freelance programmer starting a business and paid work will be scarce at the beginning (I will for the next 6 months be living from savings), so money for other expenses is ...
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Bound accounts in France and Canada

I am a resident in France and am considering moving back and forth to Canada in the next years. I currently have a bank account in France. I am looking for a bank that would offer an account in both ...
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Health insurance for EU citizen moving to US, as working graduate student

I'm moving to the United States later this year, to begin graduate studies. I've heard a lot of talk about healthcare in the US, but never really paid much attention, until now, when it directly ...
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As an EU citizen living in France, how can I register to vote (eg EU elections)?

As I understand it, as a citizen of another EU country living in France, I'm eligible to vote in some elections, but possibly not all. European Parliament elections should definitely be allowed, and ...
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What would be the route to US immigration if your company is being acquired?

If your company is being acquired by a US company, what would be the best route to US immigration? Since there is a cap on H1-B visas, I need to know other viable options.
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How to make new immigrants culturally sensitive to the American way?

In the USA, I have worked with a lot of people from Asian countries. Most of them somehow assume, amongst many other things, that most American societies encourage free sex. What are some of the ways ...
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Working in the EU: I come from USA and I have Italian passport

I recently got my citizenship in Italy through jus sanguinis. I live in the USA, but have an Italian birth certificate and passport. How hard would it be now for me to get a job in the EU? And by hard ...
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Name on pay stubs does not match my visa and passport.

I am working in USA on H1B visa. I have recently joined with a new Employer. The name on pay stubs issued by the new employer has some spelling mistakes and doesn't match the name on my visa and ...
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In Ontario, how is “Licensed driving experience” defined for people moving from outside Canada?

According to The official [Ministry of Transportation] Driving Handbook, section on drivers from other countries for Ontario, rules for waiving of mandatory waiting periods depend whether an applicant ...
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Would moving to Denmark jeopardize US work visas in the future?

I am currently working in India and hold Indian citizenship. I have an opportunity to spend 2-3 years in Denmark and then move to US on a L1B visa which will hopefully lead to a H1B followed by a ...
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Austria: partial expenses refund for training / education courses

I've heard that in Austria (Tirol) the government provides a 30% refund for training / education courses useful for work. Is it true? Where can I find more details?
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Period of notice to quit job in Germany [closed]

I have a friend who is interested in quitting his full-time job in Germany. He has been working for a little over 1 year at 40 hours per week. How much notice must he give to his boss when he quits? ...
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End USA Citizenship inside USA During War [closed]

Nationality Act includes a section and bunch of clauses on how citizenship can be lost. From here. (6) making in the United States a formal written renunciation of nationality in such form as may ...
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How can I expedite a Temporary Residency renewal in Mexico?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. I will be out of Mexico until June 1, then I have plans to leave the country again around July 1. My Temporary Residency visa (often referred to by the old ...
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How to decide between meeting expats versus assimilation? [closed]

I looked at Meeting other expats when you move to a new country? and thought the goal of an expat may be just the opposite: instead of binding yourself with the citizens of your own country/culture/...
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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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Get the Argentinian resident permit

I'm from Germany but I have lived in Argentina for a year. I currently use a tourist visa for that, leaving and returning to Argentina every 3 months and don't work here. I don't want to work here. I ...
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What can I do about getting a visa to work in the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian student, who opted into a co-op program. I wanted to work in the US for one of my work terms, and I recently got an internship (4 months) there starting in May. I was wondering what ...
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Nurse recertification in the US

When moving to the US what's the procedure to get a Registered Nurse certification for someone who's been working as a nurse in one of the Eastern European countries?
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What are the requirements for an expat to rent a place in Sweden?

When moving to Sweden, what are the (common) requirements imposed by landlords on renting an apartment? Are any deposits required? Paperwork? I'm also wondering if the requirements are different for ...
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When is the starting date of a Recognised Graduate visa in Australia?

I am going to lodge a temporary visa named Recognised Graduate visa. My question is what is the starting date of its 18 months period, arrival date or grant date? When I reseive the visa, how much ...
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How to get legal advice regarding traffic offenses in Austria when I don't speak the language?

When you expatriate in a foreign country to be able to defend your right is really important. The existence itself of the tribunal means you should not always simply pay fines. How do you achieve this ...
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If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?

On the rare occasion when I've seen people in France challenged by the police about their identity, they've always seemed to show their Carte nationale d’identité sécurisée (CNIS). However, since I'm ...
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Benefits of American curriculum schools for US expat children

There are a number of schools in the UK which follow the American curriculum. My son will be starting school this year. We plan on moving back to the US in the next 5 years. Is there any evidence that ...
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What type of health insurance is needed to provide basic coverage when moving from the UK to the US

I am a US citizen and will be moving back to the US from the UK. I will be leaving the UK the day my visa expires and arriving in the US 2 weeks prior to my job starting in the US. What type of health ...
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What is a credit history and why should I care?

I just read a question on having credit history in the UK. The credit-history phenomenon has puzzled me for some time. Similar to people considering it a good thing to have many credit cards. What ...
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How do I pay French taxes if I'm leaving the country before receiving the tax form?

I worked from April 2013 until now (March 2014) in France, but now I am moving abroad (to Italy). How can I pay my French taxes on revenue for 2013? What about 2014? I have not declared anywhere in ...

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