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Obtaining citizenship and then "overstaying" old visa

Would there it be a problem in this case? No. EU countries aren't supposed to stamp EU passports, so virtually no Italian (or other EU citizen) leaving France (or other Schengen country) has any ...
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Emigrating to Finland without a job

For Finland, you may find information on registering your right of residence here: https://migri.fi/en/registration-of-right-of-residence. Employment is not a requirement to exercise your freedom of ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

No. (At least, I can say with certainty that Germany only counts residency in Germany. I strongly expect the other countries to be the same.) Granting citizenship is solely at the discretion of ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

Generally not. Residence requirements for naturalization generally refer to residence in the country itself. As an example, the naturalization requirements for France include in some cases a ...
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How to get a work permit for Moscow, Russia

Your 'special categories' sound like the 'Highly Skilled Migrant' category. Now it's not clear what would qualify for that -- it sounds like it's something you can argue for any skill if you can ...
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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

For the moment, nothing much would happen. EU law does allow member states to deny residency to EU citizens who don't have work or sufficient financial resources and ban them from receiving aid from ...
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What is the process for a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) to get a NIE + Social + Residence card in Spain?

NIE You obtain NIE by registering with Foreigners and Borders department of the National Police ("Comisaría General de Extranjería y Fronteras"). See the list of the offices. Note, that since quite a ...
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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

The most obvious choice for you is what's called an “Aufenthaltskarte für Familienangehörige eines Unionsbürgers” (Residence card for family members of an EU citizen). It's attractive because it's ...
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I recently became an EU national from a country different of the one I live. How do I get insured?

Your citizenship is irrelevant, you only get a EHIC through affiliation with one of the EU's statutory healthcare/insurance systems. You could therefore have gotten one as a Brazilian citizen and ...
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Health insurance for EU citizen moving to US, as working graduate student

As a foreign student, your university is required to provide you coverage. You must have that coverage through the whole term of your presence as a J1/F1/M1 student as part of the conditions of your ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I'm not an expert, but will try to answer you some questions here. As soon as you register your residence in Germany (which you are legally required to do) you becomes liable to German taxation. That ...
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If I adopt Austrian citizenship can I live in the UK?

Yes you can. Having an EU passport, you're allowed to freely move, stay and live permanently in any other EU country (there were some exceptions with recent countries joined in EU but all these have ...
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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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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

Since the license is from outside the EU, EU law does not specify exactly what the rules are so there might be differences from one country to the other within the EU. Being an EU citizen does not ...
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How can my non-EU citizen wife settle with me in the UK?

Since you have indicated in a comment to another answer that you are Polish, this answer does not cover the case of a British citizen wanting to move to the UK with a non-EU/EEA family member. The ...
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EU citizen, permanent resident in UK, applying for British citizenship

There isn't really a conflict here although that may not be obvioius. Citizenship is not a visa and is handled by a different government department. Hence their considerations are decididly neutral. ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South Africa to allow my wife to enter the Netherlands? It's not really clear whether they will process your application as an MVV application, but there is ...
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How can an EU citizen (Belgium) move to the US?

You will find detailed information about USA Visas in this Wikipedia article. Given your particular situation (Belgium citizen interested in working in the USA by no means of marriage), you may want ...
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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire

An alert Immigration Officer (IO) will spot that your Family Permit is expiring soon and they will inform you accordingly. That is the extent of what can happen given that your permit is still valid ...
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Can I stay in the EU longer than 90 days while waiting for my British Passport?

Clearly, since you are a British citizen, you are under no obligation to leave after 90 days and certainly could not be considered an illegal alien, let alone be banned or removed merely because you ...
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Non EU-citizen spouse working rights

A non-EU family member of an EU citizen enjoys freedom of movement only when accompanying or joining the EU citizen. You would not have a right to move to Germany or to work there unless your wife ...
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Can I sue an embasssy for failing to consider my request for family reunification?

You cannot "sue" the embassy per se and you certainly cannot (effectively) do that in front of foreign courts. What you can do will depend entirely on the country in question (even within the EU) but ...
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What is the process of getting a UK visa and a work permit for a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen?

EU law definitely applies to your case and if the authorities would decline to apply it, you could go to court to invoke it. In practice, the UK makes it a little more difficult that it needs to with ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

I asked a pretty similar question as I was surprised we could sometimes turn on red in the US (major offense in France) and wanted to find some good resources that would just give the differences: ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

The best resource is the CA Driver's Handbook on the DMV site. While most of the rules are generally similar, almost all the areas have subtle differences. Instead of trying to remember your home ...
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Is a K-1 fiancé(e) visa required to enter United States?

The answer is No, it is not required. However, in most cases there is no other legal way for an alien fiancé who is not a permanent resident to enter the U.S. for the purpose of staying in the U.S. ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

If your husband is a “worker” (more on that below), he has a right to reside in the country and you have a right to join him. This also means that you have the right to work in Germany as well, as a ...
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