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What can be done when a country doesn't have Birth Certificates?

I asked this earlier: How to help my mother in law migrate - no lawyer wanted! Thanks to many it has led me to at least print the form and understand the requirements. It appears based on the USCIS ...
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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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Can I drive with my Polish / EU driving license in United Kingdom?

Do I need to have a driving license issued by the DVLA in United Kingdom if I am a permanent resident there? What are the implications if I do not change to UK driving license?
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Leaving and returning to the UK with an invalid German identity card

I am a German citizen currently living in the UK. My only identity document, my German identity card, is about to expire, but I may want to travel to Germany and back at some point before I will have ...
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Advantages of keeping UK National Insurance while moving permanently to another country?

Having lived in the UK for ~6 years, I'm now preparing to move to the US. As a corporate director, I've contributed to UK's National Insurance at basic rates, but made minimal investments above that. ...
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Does mainland China require businesses to provide maternity leave?

I have frequently considered taking a job in China that would last several years. If we had a child during our time there, would my wife automatically receive maternity leave, or does the government ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

I am software engineer with 5 years of experience in Russia, have a Degree in Civil Engineering and want try to apply to the Blue Card program (country I am most interested is Germany). I have read ...
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Can I get a UK passport?

I was born in the United States in 1980 to a British father and American mother. My father still lives in the US and has a green card. At the time of my birth, no attempt was made to get me a passport ...
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How to prove I am out of the country - Ministry of External affairs, India and Government of France

I was planning on posting this in the "chat" section but I thought maybe it is a worthwhile question. Here is some background I am an Indian citizen in the USA on an F1 visa. I have received a job ...
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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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My brothers have tried to kill my husband - how can I seek asylum in another country?

I am from India and hold an Indian passport. I ran away from home and married a guy and then ran away with him to another country but after couple of days I came back after my family put pressure on ...
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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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As a new arrival in France, will I have problems using a non-French Euro bank account?

I'm thinking of moving to France quite soon, and based on this question on opening a French bank account, I've some idea of what'd be involved in opening a new account there. However, I already have a ...
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How can a minor foreign-born child of a US citizen parent and non-US citizen parent get US citizenship if the US citizen parent refuses?

Zork, 12, was born in a foreign country to a US citizen parent and a non-US citizen parent. At the time of Zork's birth, the US citizen parent had (and currently has) all the requirements to pass US ...
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Ohio>Arizona>Germany>France driver's license conversion?

I originally took my driving test in Ohio at the age of 16 and received an Ohio license. While I was in college in Arizona, I converted that license to an Arizona one. Last year, I converted the ...
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Buying vegemite in New York?

Vegemite - love it or hate it, if you're an Aussie you'll have an opinion on it! In the USA, the reaction tends to be more "huh", or "you're having a laugh, you eat that stuff?". Just ask the ...
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Can dual nationals have two completely separate surnames?

My Icelandic husband and I (a British national) live in Iceland with our six month old daughter, who has a traditional Scottish first name that has been approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee, and ...
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Finding work in the Netherlands with no experience

I'm an 18-year old French citizen looking forward to working and living in Amsterdam. Given that I don't have any work experience nor degrees and a very limited amount of money (I'll barely have ...
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Will I receive Social Security outside the U.S.?

I recently retired and am receiving social security. If I move out of the U.S., will I still receive my SS checks?
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How to get British Sky TV in Italy

I have some relatives who have recently moved to Italy and still want British Sky TV. The previous owners of the house were also Brit expats who'd had the Sky dish realigned to pick up the Brit Sky ...
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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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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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How can I compare cost of living in different countries?

I'm looking to move to another country. It's difficult to know if a job pays well enough for me to maintain the same standard of living I currently have. Is there an easy way to compare the Cost of ...
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What are the permit implications of voluntarily leaving a job as a US citizen Blue Card-holder in Germany?

Here's more detail on my background: • I'm a US citizen living in Berlin, Germany • I was issued a Blue Card in November 2015 to work as a 'posted employee' for a US company. The Blue Card is valid ...
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Are there foreign-resident friendly US bank accounts or brokerage accounts?

I often find that US banks/brokerages are not able to deal with foreign addresses. I've had Vanguard tell me that I cannot roll over an existing 401k into a new IRA account because I couldn't give ...
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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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“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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Why are the British visa fees so expensive?

My wife and I are preparing to travel back from Japan together to the UK. Documentation itself isn't easy, but we check all the boxes. My question is, why are the costs for this so expensive? ...
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Does a US citizen who is a resident of a foreign country need to file a W9 if working for a US company?

I am a US citizen living abroad. I am no longer a US resident and file my taxes with a 2555 for the foreign earned income exemption. I pay all my taxes and social security in my country of residence ...
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Washington accord accredited engineering degree for Australia visa subclass 476

I recently check the website to apply for 476 visa and I noticed they have changed the way they mentioned the name of recognized institutes and referring to them as Washington Accord institutions, ...
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Internet in Belgium without residence card

I have recently moved to Belgium, working here for a year, with a type D long stay visa (I am not European). I rented an apartment and applied for a residence card. However, I was told it is a rather ...
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Working for foreign employer between arrival on K-1 (fiance) visa and granting of employment authorisation (I-765)

I will shortly be relocating to the United States on a K-1 (fiance) visa and will most likely continue working with my current (Australian) employer. My salary will continue to be deposited into my ...
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Can I retain my South African and Polish citizenship when I gain British citizenship?

I am South African and Polish national with current passports in both countries. Neither one has any reservations about this fact and is pretty common with many countries. I do not live in either of ...
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Experience Reference Letter for ACS Skill Assessment (for 189 type Visa)

I am planning to apply for Australian PR and the 1st step I got to do is "ACS Skill Assessment" by uploading my PASSPORT, DEGREE CERTIFICATE and WORK EXPERIENCE LETTER. My question is regarding Work ...
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Can my local consulting agency obtain an L1-visa

I have been employed as a software engineer, for several years now, at local consulting agency in the Netherlands. I am currently performing software development activities for a large multinational ...
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What to do if an NHS centre doesn't believe you are entitled to free use and charges you for treatment

Based on the NHS site, you are entitled to free healthcare if you are an ordinary resident in the UK. But it can happen that you are still denied free healthcare (if they believe you are not an ...
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Delay in Long Stay Visa Processing (for France)

I have a job offer (as researcher) from a lab in France. The offer was made on the 17th of Jan 2014 and I received the documentation (convention d'accueil) on the 17th of March 2014. I went ahead with ...
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Overstaying in Norway?

My case is my visa will expire on Dec 23 2015. I got pregnant and my due date is january 9 2016. I am already 34 weeks in my pregnancy. Can I still travel by plane for 20 hours to get home to my home ...
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What EU countries have the least income tax for a single freelancer?

I am an unmarried EU citizen with no children. I work freelance and my workplace is Internet. I'd like to relocate to another EU country where I can pay least income tax on my global income. ...
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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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Consequences of changing Ukrainian for Russian Citizenship for an Expat living in France

I am an Ukrainian Citizen married to a French citizen and living in France of a French Residence Permit for as yet limited validity, obtained based on my marriage certificate + Spouse Visa as granted ...
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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

I'm not in this situation, but I'm just wondering. I know EU citizens have the right to work/live in any EU country, but is it the same if you just have residency from an EU country?
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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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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

Before I start, I want to say that I am asking this out of pure curiosity and interest. I am not in this situation, and I do not know anyone in this situation. I read that the Norwegian Directorate ...
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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

I have read everything I can find, but still don't have a definitive answer, so: I am a dual citizen, USA and Australia. I am about to leave Australia, but just noticed my Australian passport is ...
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Travelling to US before H1B visa application starts

I am going to be going through the H1B Visa application process, for the next valid date (April 2015). I have heard that it is not advisable to travel to the US for holidays before the visa is ...
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When flying within Japan, is the zairyu card enough? Do I need my passport too?

Long-time foreigners in Japan walk around with their small zairyu card ("gaijin card") rather than having to carry their bulky passport. But when taking the plane within Japan (for instance Sapporo-...
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What do you call someone without a nationality?

I spend time each week to read about others who are in the same situation as me but I cannot find the word that describes it properly. My problem stems from not being able to identify with any nation. ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating “command of the language” when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

In the German Residence Act (Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet), it is stated in Section 9 that to obtain a permanent settlement ...
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Got a Tier 2 UK Visa. Now what?

I've successfully received a UK Tier 2 (General) Visa and I'm traveling there this week. Do I need to take anything other than my passport with me? What are the things I should do once I arrive? ...

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