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Are there any elections I can take part in while a temporary resident in Canada?

Inside the EU, EU residents can vote in local and European-level (and possibly regional) elections for the EU country where they live. I'm a Dutch citizen living temporarily in Canada. Are there any ...
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Can EU citizens participate in European Parliament elections when living outside the EU?

As a EU citizen living outside the EU. Can I participate in elections for the European Parliament? Does it depend on my country of citizenship? My citizenship is Dutch.
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Is it possible to find an apartment for rent in Germany before coming there and looking for a job/contract?

When I first went to Germany for work, I was shocked by the problems I encountered with finding an apartment. My company found me a temporary accommodation before I arrived (a single room in a cellar, ...
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How to change employers on a H-1B visa in the United States

For a person in the US under an H-1B visa - if this person needs to change jobs: What's the procedure that needs to be followed since the H-1 is sponsored by the employer? Can the visa and stay be ...
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H1B Green Card (Permanent Residency) Process with Employer Change

Consider the situation: A person arrives to the US as an H1B holder Works for the employer that sponsored the visa for some time and employer does labor certification and other paperwork for US Green ...
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How much US taxes do you have to pay after selling a foreign property if you are a US green card holder?

What portion of the sale of a property outside the US will you need to pay taxes on? Will you be paying taxes on the total sale price or only on the gain?
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How to find a tax preparer in the UK for a US income tax return

The IRS provides guidelines for choosing a tax preparer. These include making sure the preparer has a PTIN and to check with the US BBB for questionable history. The IRS also has information about ...
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Is it true that having speed camera alerter is illegal in France? [closed]

I have heard stories of people that drive around Europe, that particularly in France you can get fined for using any Navigation system or device that comes bundled with, fixed Speed camera alerts. Is ...
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Does the 30% tax ruling in the Netherlands also apply to Dutch Citizens who are now living abroad?

The Netherlands has a 30% tax ruling on highly skilled migrant workers, where expats working in the Netherlands can pay less tax for a considerable amount of time. Since I am living abroad I am ...
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Getting a student loan and enrolling to a university in England

As an EU citizen, who has been living in Britain for a year, can I get a student loan to pay for my tuition fees in one of the UK based universities?
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Is there an elaborate resource in inter-EU difference in traffic rules?

When relocating in the EU, you need to renew your driving license in your country of residence. This is often a simple procedure where you pay the fees and exchange your old license for a new license. ...
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Will I get the same student benefits and discounts in the U.S. as a foreign student?

Am an expat student in the U.S., Am I going to get the same student benefits and discounts in the U.S. just like the local students using my student ID?
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How do I get legal help in the UK and is it free?

How can I get advice about a everyday life situation, accidents or benefit in the United Kingdom?
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Is it possible to transfer my pension out of a UK fund, and if so, how to go about it?

I worked for several years for a UK company, and have a corresponding amount of pension in their pension scheme. Now it looks like I'm pretty unlikely to return (and even if I do, it's a pain to have ...
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What are countries where a French citizen can live long term without visa struggles?

I work remotely and thus I can live anywhere while doing my job. As a French citizen, what are countries where I can easily reside for 6 months or more, without needing a visa or where one can easily ...
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If you have two nationalities can you compete in sport events in both countries?

My kids have two nationalities. If they will be competing in any sport on a national level, can they choose to participate in the competition of both countries of which they are a citizen?
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Am I a resident of the Hague if I am a Dutch citizen living abroad?

To be able to vote in Dutch national elections, as a Dutch citizen living abroad I need to register with the municipality of the Hague. Does this make me technically a resident of the Hague?
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Can someone in the US on a H4 visa work remotely [duplicate]

If I am on a (dependent) H4 visa in the USA, can I Work remotely (in the US) for my employer in another country ? Create blogs/youtube videos/e-commerce websites which earn me revenue (credited to ...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

I'm a Brit, currently in India. While a lot of the people I meet speak at least some English, and others speak fluent English, there are definitely times when it feels we're divided by a common ...
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Working remotely while under UK Ancestry Visa

One of the requirements in the UK Ancestry Visa overview states: "You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if: you are able and planning to work in the UK" Would working remotely for my current Canadian ...
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Reinstatement of Singapore permanent residency

I used to be a Singapore permanent resident, but lost my Singapore permanent residency while living in another country. What is the likelihood of getting my permanent residency back if I go back to ...
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Norway?

I used to work in Norway, but have recently moved to the UK. Is there anything I need to do in relation to my pension funds in Norway? What will happen with my pension funds if I never go back to ...
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Are there language immersion courses in Austria?

I've seen this question and I'm wondering the same for a different country: Austria. I would like to do a course of German A1 or a course of English B2. Can you advice me how to take courses in the ...
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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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How do I deal with cultural differences? [closed]

Growing up between 3 countries I often found myself in difficult situations, caused by local cultural tolerances to racisms, slang that means different words, hand gestures that offend people in one ...
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What countries offer descendant citizenship (by blood) further back than 1 generation?

Most countries can offer citizenship to people with at least one parent that is currently a citizen. What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by blood for people ...
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Is mandatory education standardized in the EU?

I grew up in several countries, and had a really crazy time in school, twice I skipped a grade because I changed schools between countries, and twice I was held back a year. I was never in 7th or 9th ...
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Moving of retirement funds from Italy to Austria

I've migrated from Italy to Austria. I don't trust Italy and I would prefer to migrate the money I have in my retirement fund in italy to austria. Is it that possible in EU? Another option could be ...
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What do I write for Försäkringskassans “address in Sweden” question after leaving the country, considering I don't have one?

I have recently left Sweden after having lived there as a Dutch national for six years. I informed Swedish Skatteverket, who administrate residencies. Then, Försäkringskassan sent me a form asking ...
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What Dutch government agencies do I inform on my address living abroad, and how?

I'm a Dutch citizen living abroad. When I moved, I informed the municipality where I lived that I was leaving to live abroad. Since then, the only Dutch agency I have ever informed on my whereabouts ...
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In the EU is it possible to ask to transfer money from retirement funds from one country to the other? (Italy -> Austria) [duplicate]

In Italy there are two statal retirement funds: Gestione ordinaria Gestione separata Is it possible to move all the contributes I've payed to the second one from Italy to Austria? This is the ...
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“Address in France” for Long stay french visa for researchers

I am faced with a conundrum. I have recently received my convention d'accueil (or "Welcome document") from the research lab I will be working with betwee 5/14-5/15. I am to take this convention d'...
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Visa when having a Canadian partner (out of marriage)?

It is common to see married people benefiting from dual citizenship. But what about being partner with a Canadian citizen, but without being married? Would it ease the procedures to obtain a work ...
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Is it financially advantageous to transfer my Canadian earnings to Europe monthly, on in a big lump at the end of my stay?

I have my savings in Euros on a Dutch bank account, but my earnings are presently in Canadian dollars. I will likely live and work in Canada for three years. Connsidering the costs of transferring ...
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“Minus hours” in Germany labour law

I was employed by a German company. They told me not to go to Germany on the first day of the contract, because they need time to find a project for me (they are selling developers to other companies)....
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Given the single market and many of the EU directives that apply are there any benefits other then patriotism or nationalism that would advocate for having two or more EU citizenships?
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How do I notify the Philippine Bureau Of Immigration of my new address?

I've gone to the BI and obtained my ACR I-Card, but I've subsequently moved. Do I just need to go back to the BI in order to register my change of address? Am I required to do so?
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Do you have to be a US citizen to receive the Alaskan Permanent Fund Dividend

To receive money from Alaska's permanent fund dividend, you must be an Alaskan resident for at least a year. Does this imply that you must be a naturalized US citizen as well?
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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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Can a French national living in the US be tried twice for the same crime?

From expatica.com, According to the French criminal code (code penal) every crime that is committed abroad by a French national is punishable in France. This has allowed the government to prosecute ...
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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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When trying to rent in France, what is this “dossier” I keep hearing about, and how do I get/produce one?

I've just started researching how to rent in France, and I've found a few references to needing something called a "dossier". When I've mentioned to a someone French where I was planning to move to, ...
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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 happens if all my identification documents expire abroad?

If I only have Polish passport and Polish ID and live in UK but both my Polish documents expire. What can I do to renew my any Polish document if I need to travel again? I do not have any British ...
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On what grounds can an EU country deny entry to other EU citizens?

In Belgium it is election time and politicians are trying to show that they are standing strong. In a recent newspaper articles it was mentioned that the current minister of immigration was successful ...
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Can I lose my EU driving license in Germany?

I'm living in Germany and I have a Bulgarian driving license. Can I get the so called Points in Flensburg for driving offences if I don't have a German driving license?
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Avoiding pitfalls when transfering money between banks within EU (Germany -> Poland)

Theoretically we have now SEPA system, which should allow low-cost money transfers between bank accounts within EU. About a year ago I've asked my German bank (Postbank) about the costs of money ...
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How do I get a British citizenship?

I want to move to United Kingdom and I already know that I want to get a citizenship. What can I prepare in advance so I can spread the cost over before applying. Are there any tests to get a ...
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How does compulsory voting work in Australia, if you're not normally resident, but back during an election?

Australia has compulsory voting in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. With a few exceptions, if you're an Australian citizen resident in Australia, you have to vote. If you move abroad, ...
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Do I sacrifice benefits if leave the country when on maternity/paternity leave?

My wife (Polish citizen) and I (German citizen) are in family planning now. We are both employed in Germany. We would like to spend a year or two living and working in India, and we thought that it ...

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