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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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Under what circumstances must a US citizen forfeit their citizenship when obtaining a new one?

For some reason I have been under the impression that US law prohibits US citizens from retaining their citizenship if they ever obtain a new citizenship. Is this always, sometimes, or never true? ...
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How long does the USCIS wait until running a lottery for H1-B visa?

When the number of applications exceeds the annual cap for H1-B visas, the USCIS runs a lottery to decide who gets it and who doesn't. But how long do they usually wait until they decide to run the ...
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What do I need to do to move my pets with me to France?

I'm Israeli with a European citizenship (Romanian). I'm thinking of moving to France to live and work long-term. I also have 2 dogs that I would like to keep with me when I go. What is the ...
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Does the US J1 visa require significant legwork for the sponsor?

At my university computer science department (outside the US) students are frequently taken on as paid interns at big US technology companies (Facebook, Nvidia, Google) under the J1 visa. AFAIK the ...
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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

In my US passport, there's a section entitled "Important Information" located just before the visa pages. Item number 13 deals with circumstances in which one might lose their US citizenship (emphasis ...
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What is the process to get American green card and citizenship while on a H1B visa?

What process needs to be followed in order to acquire an American Green Card and subsequent citizenship if one is in the US on an H1B ?
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How does gaining a second citizenship affect a prenuptial agreement?

My wife and I are US citizens and got married prior to moving to the UK. Before getting married we signed a prenuptial agreement. If we become UK citizens will the prenuptial agreement still be valid? ...
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What are non-logistical and non-legal requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...
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How to go about building credit history in the UK?

I understand that if I move to another country, my good credit history in the United States will not be recognized. But this leads to a chicken-and-egg issue: if no one will give me credit, how can I ...
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Is using a VPN or DNS service to get around region-blocked media content allowed if you want to watch media content from home? [closed]

Services like netflix, BBC iPlayer or uitzending gemist apply region block in their streaming services. These blockages are easily ignored with either a VPN or a DNS located in a country where the ...
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How are foreign savings/current accounts taxed in US?

When moving to the US on a H1B or L1 visa, how are savings and current accounts in Europe taxed? Are the interest on them taxed? What about changes of exchange rate between USD/GBP/EUR from one year ...
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Am I likely to have issues playing DVDs I take with me during an international move?

I remember some time when the DVDs were supposed to be playable only on the DVD players bought in the same geographic zone as the DVD. I never tried because at that time I was not an expatriate. I ...
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How can I renew my Polish ID while abroad?

I am a Polish citizen but currently live and work in Germany. After moving to a new flat, where I intend to stay for a while, I thought I could renew my ID so there will be my German address instead ...
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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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Which nationality are my children entitled to?

I have a dual citizenship, South African and Polish, but I live in the UK now. I know that my children will be automatically citizens of Britain, as my friends already had children, but will my ...
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Finding short term shared accomodation in France (not Paris), from abroad before you move?

For my planned upcoming move to France, to somewhere other than Paris, I'm looking to find somewhere to live. Based on advice in a few of the other questions here, I'm thinking of finding a flat share ...
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Holidays in US for close relative's funeral in EU?

I live in Hawaii and my grandfather in Czechia had died. I would like to come to the funeral. I can manage to get the plane tickets, but 1) I'll be away for at least 5 days, and 2) I will be coming ...
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What are the logistical requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...
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Medical insurance by not for profit orgs in Australia?

I have migrated from the USA to Australia as a Permanent Resident and am looking for private medical insurance I am searching my options between not for profit medical insurance providers (like ...
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Moving & temporarily storing heavy items Cross-Atlantic

I am planning to move from London to San Francisco, I'd prefer to do the rent searching while I'm actually there, such that I can check different places / options out with my own eye (learning from ...

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