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My father is French can I get French citizenship?

Yes, you are French, and the reason is your dad was French the day you were born (at least it seems very likely it was the case). As you are French, you can request a passport or national ID from ...
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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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Born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents - can my kids get British passports

What they say seems correct. You are a "British citizen by descent", because you were automatically a British citizen at birth due to being born outside the UK to a parent who was a British citizen ...
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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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Options for an Australian to work independently in Europe

Your parner with the Romanian passport can legally work in all EU countries since January 2014. If you can also be considered as a family member, then you will also have the same rights as her, and be ...
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American with Australian residency, marrying Australian in America, but returning to live in Australia

You can marry legally in the US regardless of your immigration status. The K-1 visa is for those who intend to settle in the US. Since your fiance will not be adjusting immigration status, and will ...
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My father is French can I get French citizenship?

Based on this site you are French if one of your parent on your birth certificate is French when you were born one of your parent on your birth certificate becomes French while you are still a minor ...
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As an Australian, can I get a work visa for France without returning to Australia?

You cannot obtain a regular long-stay visa from within France but you don't necessarily need to go back to Australia to transition to a long-term status. There are at least two solutions you could ...
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Australian freelancer moving to France

If you live in France (and either staying there for most of the year or having your main abode there would mean that you are considered a resident for tax purpose) then you most likely have to declare ...
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Do I have to pay US Tax if I filed my Australian Tax but got 100% of my Australian Tax back

You'll have to talk to a US-licensed EA/CPA working with expats in Australia for more authoritative answer. My understanding is that you calculate your Australian taxes and income per calendar year (...
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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

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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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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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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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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Leaving USA as a Dual national entering Australia without Australian passport

I have dual citizenship, and when I was going through immigration after arriving in Australia, I handed over my shiny new Canadian passport and was told that they couldn't let me in "with this" - so I ...
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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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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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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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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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Australian (UK resident) looking to marry a Korean (Korean resident)

Most countries will certainly recognise a conventional marriage performed in another country. For example, if you were to get married in the UK, it would certainly be recognised by Australia and very ...
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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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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

I recently had the chance to test this out first hand, since I entirely forgot to get one of the kids their shiny new Aussie passport (oops) and only realized this the day before our flight (double ...
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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

This is not exactly the same situation as my children are Australian Nationals by birth and US Citizens by descent but the scenario may apply. I wanted to save money and only have the Australian ...
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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

My mother is born in 1953 in a British Army hospital in West Germany. Her father was serving in the British Army as a dual Australian and British national. Several years later they returned to ...
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Australian Passport processing Time

Sharing my answer from where this was asked on Travel.SE Brilliantly, they're not clear on the embassy website for Aussies in Canada. However, after some searching it comes down to two options. The ...
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Swiss stay > 3 months for Australian

I was in a similar situation as yourself; wanting to move to Switzerland to be with partner and had a bachelors. Have you considered applying for a Masters? Tuition at major universities is around ...
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