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Updated on 06 / Mar / 2017: We got married, and my wife's visa has just passed (we got it in 2 weeks)! I would now accept my own answer because this works. Hopefully this answer would help anyone with similar experiences. How to pass the visa: If you meet all the criteria, according to our solicitor, all you need to do is just applying for the visa ...


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The procedure to change your status of residence while in Japan is described here (so the first thing to note is that there is such a procedure at all, so it is possible to at least apply to have your status changed). When you enter Japan for a short-term stay, as with a tourism visa or with a visa-free 90 days landing permission, your status is "Temporary ...


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I wanted to give an update on this as people may come across this post and may be in a similar situation as I was. First to address the comments, the reason i did not go for a visitor visa was mainly because of the NHS treatment, and yes she was entitled to NHS as she was not a visitor and came on a Tier 4 visa, I paid the NHS charges at the time of ...


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She said health insurance and a driving license are benefits of living in the US and you aren't allowed them without a work visa so we can't change your name and you aren't allowed to use the SSN number for anything. That would be untrue. Driving license is not a benefit, is a right. In California, you don't even have to be in a legal immigration status to ...


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Before addressing your questions, I would like to mention the difference between having a valid visa and having valid status. The visa has no bearing whatsoever on whether you are allowed to stay in the US. It allows you to travel to the US and apply for entry. Therefore, you don't need a valid visa unless you're planning to leave and reenter the US. See, ...


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Yes, she would apply for and hopefully receive a B-2 visa to accompany you. (Or a joint B-1/B-2 visa, which is often given to people who apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa.) Reference: the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 9, section 41.31 Notes. According to 9 FAM 41.31 N6.1 in that document, when a family member’s primary purpose to come ...


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There is some debate on the issue, but the consensus is that you can't work while you're in the US independently of where the company you work for is located. This article explains this: But the grumble of many job-ready H4 visa holders is that they’re also banned from working remotely for companies back in their home nation. Freelancing, or even ...


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Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain (i.e. you) must have sufficient income to support the person who is applying to join them. To bring one family member over you need a monthly income of 800€. You must have resided in Spain ...


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The answer you got is the best guess. The review process is not subject to UKVI's customer standards of processing time. In reality, they cannot give you an estimate because it may compromise their security and risk measurement. You wrote that the process has taken 1.5 months so far, after it has taken the full constitutionally mandated 90 days you can ...


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Thanks to those who commented. The answer is: EU applies for residencia using form EX-18 at the local policia. Non-EU applies for Article 10 Resident Card using form EX-19 at Oficina de Extranjeria. This art. 10 RC is valid for 5 years and permits working. There is a lot more detail between the lines, but these are the main items


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Although your little one was born in the UK, she may not be considered a returning resident, was about 2 months old when she left and has been in Pakistan for the last 8 months. Pakistan is among those countries whose visa applicants require TB testing. While you have the correct UK link, Tuberculosis tests for visa applicants, the section following what ...


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Generally speaking, a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) is a document that must be obtained from the immigration authorities in Japan as a prerequisite for obtaining most types of long-term Japan visas (though exceptions exist). In your case, the page about long-term visas on the website of the Embassy of Japan in India states When an application for visa ...


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Can I get married in the UK while I am here on my student visa? If you're already legally in the UK, and you can legally remain in the UK until you are married, then yes, you can marry in the UK. However if you only have a student visa, you will be in "status C", which means you don't have the proper immigration status. This doesn't prohibit your marrying, ...


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There is a fair sized market in the UK for developers and the largest market is in London. Not being a native speaker should not really affect your job prospects provided that you can still speak and write English reasonably well. In interviews you will probably get a coding test along with a verbal test and most companies look at these results together when ...


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From the description you've given, I'm assuming that she is in a degree level course. The problem is that if her visa has been granted for less than 12 months, any dependents would not be able to work. If you are a dependent of a spouse holding a student visa granted for 12 months or more at a university degree level course, then yes, you may work remotely. ...


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No, to both. Without EAD H4 person is not allowed to work in the US. The employer identity is not relevant. You cannot work, you cannot work for a foreign employer, and you cannot for yourself as an employer. You cannot work for free, you cannot do anything that can would done for salary had you not been a H4, and you cannot work "as a partner" for equity ...


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There is no required interval between a refusal and a fresh application; she can apply once her passport has been returned from the consulate. She does not have to sit out the 28 day appeal window. To avoid a second refusal, the fresh application should remedy all of the refusal reasons and contemplate any additional refusal grounds that may emerge when ...


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The original OP contacted the paid-for UK Visa and Immigration team and asked them the same question. Their reply is as follows: [OP and his daughter] can apply as dependants on [OP's wife's] ancestry visa. When you make visa application on www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk website, when it comes to chose options to select visa, you need to fill details as ...


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The answer depends whether you have been living in another EU country together or not before trying to settle in Poland. If you have, then EU laws will apply, which provide you with the same coverage as any other EU member, including employment. EU laws will also apply if you both plan on moving to a different EU country to live and work there. If not, then ...


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The UK has a “family of a settled person” visa but: You must yourself be settled in the UK (i.e. something like a permanent resident, which would also require several years to obtain in your situation). You must show that your mother needs care that is not available in her current country of residence. There is no general right for parents to join their ...


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I'm a bit confused by why you think a "single parent" would be an issue here? If your mother is retired, and/or you're able to sponsor her, she would be potentially eligible for any number of retirement or aged relative schemes, regardless of whether she comes alone or with her husband. For example, in Australia, the Aged parent visa (subclass 804) is open ...


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Yes Yes As long as L1 is in status, so is L2.


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You and your fiancé can get married in the UK. If you just want the wedding celebrated in the UK followed by your return to Zimbabwe within 180 days, then your fiancé should apply for a Marriage Visit Visa. This will allow him/her to enter the UK as a visitor and use the MVV as valid credentials at your chosen Registry Office. You should identify the ...


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My wife and I have SSNs as previous non-immigrant residents of the US. My wife may have had work authorization for a while in the 1990's but spent most of our time in the US without it. While living there both of us provided the SSNs on tax returns, when applying for drivers licenses (New York, Virginia and California), to my employers' health insurers, when ...


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Is it a straightforward process for my newborn baby to get dependant visa? Does this happen through the usual dependant application in my home country by applying at the UK Embassy? it is a straight-forward process and your child (i.e., YOU) should apply for entry clearance as a T2 dependent. Can my wife, as a dependant, leave the UK for more than ...


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I do not see any information about a "dependent visa" on Swiss government sites; an internet search only returns discussion forums and the like, leading me to suspect that the phrase is merely an imprecise way of denoting the family reunification visa. To apply for a family reunification visa, you should probably start at the Swiss governments page Family ...


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Hard to document something that does not exist. The official UK sites state that such visas are initially issued for 30 months afterwhich you are expected to have it renewed Conclusion: If they expect you to renew it they are not expecting you to leave so an Immigration Officer would not expect you to have a return ticket they may even become ...


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As I answered here and here, she will get the job permission with a very high probability. Actually, her visa can allow her to work even before she will get the residence permit. One remark: You won't get the eAT automatically after landing, you need to apply for it.


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With a child that age (14 months old at the time of posting), a two bedroom apartment is just fine. As long as you describe your situation in a letter, along with your rental agreement, that should suffice. Here is the most recent accommodation requirement.


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You did not indicate when you intend to go for the visa interview so may have to adjust this answer. Check out this very helpful FAQ in regards to F2 Visa The final question in the article speaks directly to your situation. I'm Engaged. Do I need to be married to receive a dependent I-20/DS-2019? It is acceptable to go through the process to add ...


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