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You can book a hotel room for two weeks, self-isolate there, and only start looking for apartments after that. Extraordinary circumstances may call for extraordinary measures and, in some cases, extraordinary expenses. Of course the hotel doesn't need to be in an expensive district of London. I would inform the hotel in advance that you will be self-...


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In reference to gerrit's suggestion, if I were in your shoes I would look at whether a short-term furnished apartment or studio (i.e., with a kitchen) would be less expensive than a hotel. Such things exist in New York City, at least, so I would suppose they do in London as well. As far as I'm aware, they're usually available on a monthly basis, but having ...


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And does the UK usually give some buffer time before applying the new classifications or does it happen immediately upon announcement? They generally give 30 hours of advanced notice (based on how the additions of Spain and France were handled as part of the red-listing process). Expect an announcement at ~10 pm UK time that takes effect at 4 am UK time two ...


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does the French government, upon the return, have the authority to ban the entry based on COVID-19 grounds? The French government has the authority to prevent even European Union citizens from entering France on grounds of public health. EU citizens have very strong rights to enter and reside in other EU countries. These rights are much stronger than ...


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There is no such requirement to relax. The requirement is that the permanent resident not abandon his or her residence in the United States. But there is no specific threshold for the duration of absence that causes a permanent resident to lose that status. The determination of abandonment is made individually in each case. Someone who has been away for ...


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For temporary foreign workers (not to be confused with TFW program), you may be able to enter Canada if you meet specific requirements for your travel to be essential. If you are normally a resident of Canada (e.g. you were just on vacation in India for a few weeks until the crisis), you can almost definitely return. Otherwise, you will need your port of ...


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As far as the documentary requirements for returning to the US, the green card by itself allows you to return to the US after an absence of less than one year. You can always be asked to prove that you maintained residence in the US, no matter how long or short your absence was. (It's possible to be found to have abandoned residence even if each of your ...


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Quoting from IRCC If you’re an international student who has a valid study permit, or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you’re exempt from the travel restrictions. They also mention that: When you arrive in Canada, we’ll assess your health before you leave the port of entry. You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 ...


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USCIS is not usually involved in determination whether a permanent resident can return to the US. It would be the immigration officers at entry, part of the CBP, or the immigration judges in immigration court, that would deal with eligibility for entry. USCIS does deal with whether a permanent resident has enough continuous residence to qualify for ...


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If you’re travelling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will be expected to self-isolate for the length of your stay, but you can travel directly to your place of departure. Exceptions from remaining at your place of self-isolation include where: you are travelling directly in order to leave England. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/...


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Keep an eye on the figures here. While it’s not been officially announced, the UK policy seems to be to remove European countries from the quarantine exemption when they go above 20 new cases per week per 100,000 population. The figures on the link are reported over two weeks, so the threshold would be 40 new cases per 100,000. As of this morning, Germany is ...


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The answer to both your questions is unfortunately, no. For UK visas, it is required biometrics are taken for each application. There is, as of yet, no relaxation of this requirement. And Tier 4 visas are not one of the categories of visa which can be applied from outside a country you are resident in. However, in your situation, I would be cautiously ...


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I expressed myself in a terrible way. What I mean is that I've been told I need to stay physically in the UK and not in Italy (even though I work remotely in both cases), despite the 183 days rule that is written in Statutory Residence Test (SRT). So I don't need to meet anyone. I just need to make someone happy by staying in UK while working. I would ...


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Since you plan to move to Germany after you marry, you will need to apply to Germany for a dependent visa or residence permit, derivative of your wife's blue card status. I suspect that you will be able to make the application in Finland. You can approach a German consulate in Finland for more information. In fact, the only diplomatic mission in Finland ...


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The administration has changed its mind, and rescinded the rule change.


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The administration has changed its mind, and rescinded the rule change.


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US Immigrant visas cannot be extended. However: Because your inability to travel to the US is for reasons outside of your control, you can have the visa replaced (paying once again any required fees) before the end of the fiscal year. You should contact the consulate that issued the visa for information about this option. If you've done the above and the ...


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