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Renting in England without a local credit history

I recently moved to England, UK, and this morning I applied for a reference check (paying an exorbitant referencing fee). Soon thereafter, a tenant referencing company contacted me stating that they “...
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Does working abroad for US clients qualify one for the “foreign earned income exclusion” via the “physical presence test”?

Does an American citizen (independent contractor) with American clients getting paid in an American bank account but working remotely abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion credit if ...
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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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Having a valid Visa to the US, should I also enroll for VWP before traveling to the US?

Coming from the EU, I am in the process of getting a DV visa, and planning to go to the US for reconnaissance mid-June. When entering the US, I understand, the border patrol has the right (even with ...
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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

Both me and my fiancée are EU citizens (born in Italy, currently living there). So, we have the right to enter/exit Germany without a visa for short periods. Now, I have the opportunity to relocate ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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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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If you have dual South African and New Zealand citizenship, are you able to get an Australian one as well?

Or will you be required to give up one of the other two citizenships before you are able to gain it?
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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

I got married in Sweden (Civil Marriage) and I registered my marriage in Sweden. My wife is Swedish but she is working in Frankfurt. Since she is a EU citizen she has registered herself legally in ...
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What is the process for a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) to get a NIE + Social + Residence card in Spain?

I was born in Canada and acquired Dutch citizenship (by birth) while living there. I have never resided in the EU, but have recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment, to ...
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Can I support a political candidate as a non-citizen in The Philippines?

The congressional election is coming up soon and I'd really like to see certain candidates win because I feel that their plans for my district are more sensible than others. I own property within ...
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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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Migrating to Australia with another couple

I have a dream to relocate to Australia in the next 5 to 10 years. My wife and I are planning to do this together with another married couple. Right now, we're gathering as much information we can ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refused - Urgent HELP needed - Marriage of convenience

I wonder if you guys can help me. My wife (Albanian National) was refused an EEA family permit on the grounds that the ECO believes that this is a marriage of convenience. Link to image: http://...
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Canadian bank claims that a joint account requires two W-9 forms

My spouse and I are both US citizens who have lived in Canada for many years. We are seeking to open a joint brokerage account at an institution we haven't banked with before, and a W-9 is required. ...
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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

A friend of mine is a dual US / UK citizen, but did his driving test in the USA so holds an Ohio driving license. He has been living for some time now in France. Recently, he's been finding some ...
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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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How can I “legalize” my US car in Mexico?

I have a US-licensed vehicle, currently in Mexico, and with a temporary import permit (meaning as long as my residency status is valid, my car is also legal in Mexico). What must I do to legally ...
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Is there a US version of the UK Criminal Records Bureau check?

I am a US citizen who has moved to the UK. My new employer has asked me to get a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check so I can work with children. Since I do not have sufficient history in the UK, my ...
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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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What happens if changing country I don't unregister from the first country health insurance system?

Refer to what this user is saying here: Remember that no matter what, if you stop working in country X and start working in country Y (both in EU), you have to unregister from health insurance in X ...
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Wishing to enter the United States to obtain a PhD with a criminal record in the UK

I am interested in applying for a PhD in the United States. My main worry is after gaining on offer from wherever, I will be given an i-20(I think) and then would be able to apply for a F1 visa. I ...
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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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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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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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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

The United Kingdom has opted to leave the European Union, this may make travelling and visiting my holiday home abroad more difficult, or even stop me from working abroad in the future. My mother is ...
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What is the official status of a foreign born child to US Citizen parent who meets all requirements to pass citizenship?

Presumed Facts: Child Name: Zod Child Age: 2 years old 1) Zod was born to a US Citizen parent and non US Citizen Parent in a foreign country. 2) US Citizen parent meets all requirements to pass ...
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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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Language Immersion courses in the USA

From people who have been put the through the Language Immersion Courses it helps greatly in learning the foreign language including particular dialects if needed. From my dealing with recent ...
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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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Is my daughter a British citizen?

I am a British citizen living in France since 2006. My daughter was born in France (her father is French). Before applying for a British passport for her I need to know whether I qualify as a British ...
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How long does it take to get the registration certificate or residence card as the family member of a European Economic Area?

Do you know how long does it take to get the "registration certificate or residence card as the family member of a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national" I have collected very useful ...
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Dutch citizenship by naturalization regulations

I currently reside in the Netherlands as a scientific researcher. I have a valid residence card and employment contract. There are some prospects for me to begin a PhD at a large university here. ...
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Does Germany recognize the Surinder Singh ruling?

Under the Surinder Singh ruling, an EU citizen can choose to be treated under EU freedom of movement law in his or her own country after having exercised freedom of movement in another EU country. ...
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Nomad living - Moving retirement funds between many countries?

I have a bit of an unusual work lifestyle. I'm constantly moving between countries. I've been living and working so far in Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, the UK, Canada and now I'm moving to ...
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What do I need to do when moving out of Germany as a non-EU citizen?

After working in Germany as a non-EU citizen for 3 years I am moving to another EU country. I already did the following: got de-registered from city-office cancelled my apartment contract Is it ...
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How can I get a copy of my Codice Fiscale card if I am an expat?

I'm trying to get a copy of my Italian Codice Fiscale (Social Security number) card, but I live in the UK. According to the Italian Consulate, I need to ask any Agenzia delle Entrate, but according ...
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Can a COS sponsorship for a Tier 2 UK visa (meets all requirements) be delayed/denied because the UK reached its self-imposed monthly limit?

If anyone has specific knowledge and/or experience with this, I would be grateful your input! My business has recently received a status as a "qualifying company". We have US citizen we want to hire ...
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How does a newborn baby get a UK visa?

I'm on Tier 2 Sponsorship visa living with my wife in the UK since 2011. They don't count my full-time work on Post Study Work Visa, so that I am not eligible for ILR. My wife is now pregnant and she ...
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How long can I stay in Canada?

I am an Irish citizen living in the USA with a permanent resident card. I own a house in Canada. How long can I stay in Canada at one time before returning to USA? And if I return to USA how soon ...
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Will I keep the French nationality after divorce?

I was married with a French person for 7 years, and applied for French citizenship on the sixth year of our marriage - long after obtaining the legal right for application. However, we got divorced ...
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Aruba residence permit for Dutch citizens

Would anyone happen to know if I can apply for a residence permit for Aruba while living outside of Aruba? I hold a Dutch passport but the application process can take months to go through.
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

I have a residence permit in the Netherlands and have been working in the country for about 2 years. I am currently thinking about switching jobs and would like to keep options open beyond the ...
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Refused twice for UK visa, second time under 320(7A) (deception)

I am in dire need to get my UK visa, tier 5, temporary visa for sports. I am a US citizen applying for a UK visa. I am a recent college student and unfortunately left my job thinking this process ...
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Forgot to notify Immigration Bureau of Japan about job transfer

Today I find out that I'm supposed to notify the Immigration Bureau of Japan within 14 days of my job transfer. I'm about 1 month late now, am I toasted?
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

I am a non-EEA citizen. I just got a job offer in Amsterdam with a monthly salary of€3,000 before tax. How much will I get per month? Is that enough for typical costs of living, i.e. food and board ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

There are a number of questions related to taxes on this site, and Wikipedia has an article on tax residency. This question on varying tax dates seems to imply income might be counted for a full year....
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How Do I Prove I Have a Valid Special Category Australian Visa?

As a New Zealand citizen entering Australia, I am automatically granted a Special Category Visa that allows me to live and work in Australia indefinitely. When I enter Australia I have the option to ...
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Is there a proposed change allowing H1B-ers spouses to work?

One of alleged proposed changes in immigration reform is allowing spouses of H1B holders to work. Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Allowed to Work in the U.S. The U.S. is planning ...
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Is there a residency permit that would allow a US citizen to live/work in the UK or rest of Europe?

I'm an US citizen who's thinking about going to university in Europe-mostly likely Germany. I would like to eventually live and work somewhere in Europe. Possibly in the UK as I have some family & ...

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