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Can I still collect unemployment benefits from an EU country if I move to another EU country?

Let's assume I'm working in Austria and I get fired. If I move to another european country, will I continue to perceive my unemployment money?
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Do I need to transfer my foreign driving license if I don't plan to own a car in Ontario, Canada?

I have a Dutch passport and Dutch driving license, and I have recently moved to Canada (Ontario). Government instructions on transferring driving licenses all seem to assume that new residents will ...
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Dying abroad, is anyone legally required to repatriate the body (under international law or common local laws)

Say someone dies abroad, in most cases the family would want to bury/cremate that person in the country of origin and the cost would be covered by insurance or themselves. But assuming repatriation is ...
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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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UK car rental 12 month resident having foreign and UK licence

I have two licenses: A full not expired Omani (foreign) licence that I have owned for 5 years. A full not expired UK one I got by passing my test 1 month ago. I did this because a UK resident isn't ...
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My non-EU husband working in Ireland

I am a EU citizen. Recently got married to non-EU citizen. We have a marriage certificate done in Mexico where we got married. Now, I have a job in EU (Ireland). How can my non-EU husband accompany ...
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Interview for Emigrating to South Korea?

I'm an Irish citizen looking into the possibility of teaching English as a Foreign Language in Asia, but specifically South Korea. I've read in a few places about certain requirements to live and ...
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Will my current UK Tier 2 sponsor be notified if I try applying for another Tier 2 visa using a certificate of sponsorship from another employer?

More information: Currently on a UK Tier 2 sponsored visa that is being sponsored by my current employer. I just got an offer from another company that is willing to sponsor my Tier 2 visa. I will ...
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Depositing a “not negotiable” Australian cheque in the US?

After working in Australia some time ago and moving back to the United States, I received a cheque from the Reserve Bank of Australia for my superannuation funds. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem ...
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Bringing or shipping all my stuff

When one wants to move across the Atlantic, from France to the US, what is authorized and what are the options to bring in a lot of stuff? I am not talking about furniture but about large suitcases. ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

I am currently a US citizen/resident, who found out that I can acquire Italian Citizenship jure sanguinis. Before I actually go through with this, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't be burdening myself, ...
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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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Can (former?) Singapore PR retire abroad and still receive CPF Life payouts?

I've been a Singapore PR for quite some time now, and I do plan to stay for as long as I can still find employment. However, I don't think I would ever be able to get a property of my own here, and ...
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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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UK residency for Japanese wife of British citizen

I'm asking this on behalf of a good friend, who is a retired English army officer. He has been married to a Japanese woman for 15 years, and they have a 14-year-old son. He has for many years been ...
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In which EU country does an EU citizen need a resident permit?

I currently hold a resident permit for Belgium. When in France, I was told that a "carte de sejour" for EU citizen doesn't exist. The civil servant even asked me why I bothered "C'est l'europe". In ...
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Do I need a degree in field I am working in (IT) to apply for Australia Skilled visa as a software engineer or any degree is enough?

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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Am I eligible to migrate as skilled worker?

I am 28 years old, Brazilian and I graduated last year (February 2013, to be more exactly) as a Bachelor in Computer Science. I'm reading about the migration process and I want to migrate to Australia ...
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Healthcare in the UK, if you're not entitled to free use of the NHS?

In the UK, almost everyone is covered by the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly funded healthcare system. One of the things about it is that it's free at the point of use, for those who're ...
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Working as contractor in USA as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in USA as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor (freelancer), can I simply register my ...
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Freelancing in Canada without work permit

I am a EU citizen and I expect to visit Canada for an extended period (I am allowed to stay up to 6 months without a work permit). As this is a rather long period, I would like to do some freelancing ...
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Can We Move To France Although We Don't Live In The EU?

I'm a retired UK citizen with an EU passport. My wife, also retired, is an American citizen. We've been living in America for the past twelve years, myself as a 'permanent resident'. We wish to spend ...
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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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What insurances are common to have in Germany?

Are there any insurances in Germany that are considered important in Germany but which are not required to have as for example a health insurance?
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In the Netherlands, can I be taxed on savings I have from my country of origin?

In a strictly hypothetical situation where I had a reasonable sum of money in savings in the UK (my country of origin), and I had moved to the Netherlands, would the Dutch government require me to ...
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Is it true that you don't need a degree to work as an “IT specialist” in Germany? What exactly classifies as “IT specialist” in this context?

I've already seen the questions Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough? and What's my degree worth in Germany?. Both answers state ...
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Can a non-EU citizen work in one EU country and reside in another?

I am a non-EU citizen software developer, which means I should be considered highly skilled migrant practically everywhere in the EU. I want to move to Czech Republic (my girlfriend lives there as a ...
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Is it possible to switch from tourist visa to other status while in Japan?

I am looking for academic jobs and Japan came up as one potential possibility. I am in the USA now and my visa is tied to my work here, meaning that when my appointment is up, I need to leave. There ...
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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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Do any countries allow most cases of dual citizenship, yet somehow restrict triple citizenship?

Are there any countries in the world that, in the general case, act to restrict or discourage triple citizenship, but not dual citizenship? That is, is there a country for which the following are ...
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What can I do with my pension when leaving Norway?

I'm returning to Sri Lanka, after working in Norway for 2.5 years. Wondering what options I have in taking the pension accumulated.
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Am I (software developer) a freelancer or self-employed in Germany?

I'm busy filling out forms to get insurance and they require that I specify into which category I would fall into. The options are: Selbstständige (Self employed) Freiberufler (Freelancer) How ...
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Can I get a NI number from abroad?

I will be turning 16 soon, I am a British citizen but I have never lived there. I want to be able to receive a National Insurance Number to work in the UK when I am older. Most people in the UK are ...
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German tax refund after moving abroad

The German tax office usually collects more taxes than needed and refunds the surplus by bank transfer in the following year, once tax returns have been filed. I'm now working in Germany, and I'm ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

I'm working as a "highly skilled migrant" (or Kennismigrant) in the Netherlands for a company. From time-to-time, I receive requests to do freelance work on the side. How properly (and legally) can I ...
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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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Must one's “primary” family name in the U.S. be the first in order?

When someone who was born and given their name in a country that uses multiple family names lives in the U.S., are there rules as to what their "official" last name must be? I heard an immigration ...
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What happens to me Salary requirement for Dutch knowledge migrant once I turn 30?

I am 29 years old and I am working in the Netherlands as a knowledge migrant and my current salary satisfies the salary requirement for the below 30 criteria. I have a residence permit valid until ...
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Is there a faster way of renewing my Italian driver's license as a UK expat?

I discovered that my Italian drivers license has expired. I need to renew it but I'm an expat in the UK: The Italian Driver License agency won't touch my license with a 10-foot-pole The English DVLA ...
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What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires?

The Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is used, among others, by the Canadian Pensions Plan (CPP). My social insurance number is a temporary one, as I am a temporary resident of Canada (work ...
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How can I have my child born in Australia without going bankrupt?

I've tried doing my best to research this subject on my own. Official resources are giving me conflicting information (more on that below). Unofficial (anecdotal) resources, such as forums, are giving ...
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Can spouses apply for a resident permit within Germany?

As a Blue Card holder, if I marry after my resident permit is issued, can my spouse apply for his resident permit from within the territory of Germany? A little more background: My situation is "Can ...
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How changes in nationality affects indefinite leave to remain

I hold Pakistani passport and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Recently I have been offered Bahraini nationality (my country of birth) which would mean I will have to give up my Pakistani ...
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Relinquishing Green card at CA/Mexico border

I need to relinquish my green card urgently as my family needs to relocate back to Europe shortly. I'm planning to fly to the CA/Mexico border in order to relinquish the Green Card and end my US ...
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Getting Paid in USD while living in UK

I am moving to the UK for a job in the next few months. This job is for the US government and they will be paying me in USD. The vast majority of my expenses will be in GBP. Is there an easy way for ...
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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

I have an employer in Canada sponsor a visa for me so that I can go and work there as a skilled immigrant. In Iran, under certain circumstances which currently apply to me, you either have to give a ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

My wife applied for EEA family permit for coming to join me in UK. She is from India and I also lived in India before coming to UK. I acquired my Portuguese nationality and then came to UK in July ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I've moved / am moving, from a much warmer to a colder climate. Previously I had lived on the coast of the Mediterranean, with winter temperatures are ~ 10°c-15°c midday and 2°c-8°c at midnight, or ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

I'm a South African citizen and have been in a relationship with a Polish girl for 8 years. We have been living in South Africa most of this time - over 6 years now - but we would like to move to ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

Credit card applications usually say "must be a U.S. resident". If a U.S. citizen moves abroad temporarily, and he doesn't want to use his friends' or relatives' U.S. addresses to get his mail, and ...

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