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Immigrating to UK after New Zealand same-sex marriage

If we were to be married in New Zealand (a country that allows same sex marriage) can we then migrate to London where he would be able to live and work as my spouse? Yes. There are a number of ...
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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

It does not matter where the wedding is actually performed. Both the US and Australia (like virtually all countries) recognise marriages that have been legally performed according to the laws of the ...
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My Tier 2 is getting transferred to another company. Can I work in the interim?

You cannot work until you have your visa. You were wise to research this.
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French girlfriend to an Australian moving to france

First, in France, you have to be married to ask for a spouse visa (or about to get married). Then, the process could be long and painful. My first advice would be to ask/print for all official papers (...
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Do Australian citizens need any paperwork to work in New Zealand?

I Googled it for you and came on these two great government websites: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/australian-resident-visa and https://www.employment....
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Australian citizen working in the USA

There are J-1 "exchange visitor" programs that are used for seasonal workers. These require a sponsor who will employ you; before and after the program you have a 30-day "grace period" during which ...
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Australian citizen working in the USA

No, there isn't. The US and Australia do not have a working holiday visa arrangement, and the VWP explicitly does not permit work. The closest option would be the E-3 visa, but this is similar to ...
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How can I find a lawyer who can create an international will in Japan?

The best way to find a lawyer as an expat in Japan (or elsewhere) is to ask other expats with the same background as you if they have hired a lawyer for a similar reason in the past. If so, and they ...
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Moving to Germany from Australia as a Software Developer

Australian citizens can apply for a residence permit after entering Germany at the local immigration authority, without applying for a visa beforehand. You won’t be able to start work until the work ...
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UK CITIZEN/AUSTRALIAN WIFE WITH AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT

It's looking like there will be a transition period until at least the end of 2020. The current UK government wants to eliminate the possibility of extending this period, but some in the EU have said ...
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Do Australian citizens need any paperwork to work in New Zealand?

Aside from the resident visa (essentially automatic for Australian citizens as detailed in another answer), you will also need an IRD number to actually start working. You can apply for this online ...
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If husband is Egyptian, and wife is an Australian and Thai dual national, can our child hold these three citizenships?

In principle, this may be possible, with caveats. From Egyptian nationality law: Therefore, even if the child [born abroad] is registered with the Egyptian authorities and given an Egyptian birth ...
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Can a dual national leave Australia on their Canadian Passport?

The recommendation for dual nationals (of any nationalities) is that you enter/leave each country for which you have citizenship using a passport for that country. If you have Australian/Canadian ...
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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

I just attended the ceremony not long ago and will be leaving for overseas tomorrow. I did not apply for an Australian passport for various reasons. All I can tell is when I checked online using VEVO, ...
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Aussie Expat living in US - taxed on paying off foreign mortgage

Has anyone had similar experience and is this the correct treatment? I have been unable to find any solid tax ruling on this. Its being included on Form 8949 of the IRS return. I don't think this ...
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NZ citizenship through parent

Her kids will not be automatic NZ citizens, yet. However, if she is an NZ citizen by birth or by grant (but not by descent), then her children are eligible for citizenship by descent. See Types of ...
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An Australian staying in UK applying for French working visa

No one else has answered this yet, so I am going to answer based on what I was told at the visa processing centre in London. I'm aware that you may no longer be requiring this assistance, but perhaps ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

MLC will have been writing to you to tell you your options. You can have access to Australian Super from age 55. If deemed a 'trivial amount' (I do not know threshold for this) it can be paid as lump ...
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Australian PR points process with different fields work experience

Unfortunately you can't add the experience together for 2 unrelated professions. You need to apply for the 189 visa as a named profession and the experience needs to relate to that profession - so in ...
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Any Recent Experience with Priority Processing of Australian Passport?

For me it recently took 4 days, but I got it mailed to me. I was told sending it back to the GPO may take longer.
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Are there any visa exemptions available for an Australian wanting to work for a year in the Schengen area who has a dual-citizenship girlfriend?

I'm not an expert on this but I would think 1 year and planning to work is probably enough to count as "taking up residence". AIUI if you marry your girlfriend and she takes up residence in an EU ...
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'Close and continuing' association with Australia while overseas

"Close and continuing association" is a requirement to retain and renew permanent residence in Australia while overseas. It does not apply to citizenship, which is permanent. It is very, ...
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Permission to leave Australia on UK passport as a dual citizen

The government's site says If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption. You can apply online but you ...
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What are the consequences of a dual national leaving Australia using an expired Australian passport?

I was in a similar situation a fee years back and called up DIBP, and I was informed that while they strongly recommended against it, we would have been allowed to leave Australia on a second passport....
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Permission to leave Australia on UK passport as a dual citizen

Here is what the Australian Department of Home Affairs has to say: Australian citizens should use their Australian passport to enter and leave Australia. The Australian Border Force has more ...
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How to gain additional points on the CoS (Tier 2 UK)

I am pretty sure the only thing that affects a CoS application is the labor market tests and the salary (e.g., https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/permits/tier2/overseas/formalcosrequests/), but I ...
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Apart from the USA, what other countries offer something similar to the Diversity Lottery Program?

While it is hard to prove a negative the DV lottery is a product of American politics that may be unique to the US and no where else. What became the DV lottery started off as an effort by Irish-...
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Daughter wants German citizenship but wants to keep her naturalised Australian citizenship

There is a special rule to simplify naturalisation for former German citizens (reacquisition) and it does not seem to require giving up any other citizenship the applicant might have (all that stems ...
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French girlfriend to an Australian moving to france

Been there, done that. Short anwser: First get married, in France. Then apply. Relative inexpensive, no lawyer needed, but you will be doing paperwork. After some years married you can apply for ...
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