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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

No. Right now you get a visa, which gives you right to live and work in one particular country. There are plans to change that using EU Blue Card scheme (see also in Wikipedia), but it has not been ...
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What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?

There are several costs involved in sending money internationally. For a large amount, the most significant of these is the exchange rate. At a bank, there is usually a 2-3% "spread" on the "...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

If your spouse moves to an EU country under EU rules (except Poland because in this case national rules take precedence) then you would be entitled to a residence permit as well and you could work in ...
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Can I be a tax nomad?

What's for me the best option for paying taxes? On time, preferably electronically. That would be the best option. I'm not going to spend more than 3 months in 1 country. That means you'll have ...
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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

As @vartec explained it's not generally the case. There are several ways non-EU nationals can gain a right to reside elsewhere in the EU: The EU blue card is an attempt at creating an EU residence ...
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Can a non-EU citizen work in one EU country and reside in another?

I'd keep it simple. And either.. 1) Apply for an EU Blue Card (gives most advantages) 2) Start your own company (allows lots of geographic flexibility for assignments) The EU Blue Card gives you ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

The EU directive is somewhat vague about that and the details are left to each individual participating state. In Germany, the relevant statute is the Aufenthaltsgesetz (“Residence act”). My reading ...
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Working in Luxemburg for non-EU citizen with valid work permit in Germany

Working permits are still national matters in the EU and your German working permit does not allow you to work in Luxembourg. To the extent that your internship counts as work, you would therefore ...
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How to meet/deal with people when you are from a “special” country?

One way to handle this is to answer in a more general way than with specific facts. Where are you from? I'm from the Middle East. Or, you can refer to a more general timeframe, implying that you ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

TL;DR The UK will most likely remain a member of the EU until at least 2018, potentially leaving the bloc 29 March 2019 11pm UK time. All of the current EU/EEA laws still apply until that date. No ...
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Does moving to a second EU country with a permanent residence from the another country, grant permanent residence permit for second country as well?

You may want to look at https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/legal-migration/long-term-residents as well; this is the page describing long term residency for the general public rather ...
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Can I own a German car, when residing in the Netherlands while being from Poland

Means of transportation are excluded from many rules regarding the EU single market and EU countries, including the Netherlands, often impose specific taxes on cars. To prevent circumventing these ...
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How to send small amounts of money from EU to US?

If the people involved are family or friends, you could perhaps pay something for them. For example, you could add a credit to a prepaid account they have in the US (where permitted), buy them an ...
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Can a UK resident (not citizen) work in Germany without a German visa?

No, being a UK resident does not grant you the right to work in (or reside or even simply visit) Germany (see also Does a non-EU citizen residing in one EU country need to apply for a visa to move to ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

I would be inclined to appeal, though I say that without enough awareness of the associated costs, so I can't actually recommend one way or the other whether you should appeal or reapply. The refusal ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

We reapplied for EEA Family permit and my wife got the visa this time in 20 days approximately. I followed the guidelines from above answers by @gnasher729 and @phoog. I reapplied for my wife using ...
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When people quote salary figures in Europe*, do they mean after or before income tax?

As the same gross salary can and will result in very different net payments to the employee, it does not make much sense to discuss salaries in 'net'. In any job description or offer, and in most ...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

Yes, normally they can tell that the license is exchanged because there is a mention at the back, on the bottom part, (at the very least, for the new, credit-card format licenses) with a code ...
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Can I ask my home EU State for a duplicate licence if it has been taken by another Member State?

The logic of the system is simple: In the EU, only the state where you reside is competent for driving license issues. As a rule, other member states — including the one where you originally obtained ...
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How to match EU income to US salary?

Here is how much a hypothetical above average (1.5x) software developer could save/invest after expenses and taxes in New York and Berlin. I think it is important to also include what your level of ...
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What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?

I haven't tried it just yet, but in few weeks I intent to use TransferWise. Advantage is that it covers both currency exchange and the international transfer. Their EUR/USD exchange rate has zero ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

It's indeed very much country-dependent. Different EU countries have different policies and programs regarding non-EU persons. For example, in the Netherlands you, as a non-EU citizen, can work for a ...
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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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Does a non-EU citizen with a permanent UK residence need a visa to visit the other EU non-Schengen states?

Beside the UK, there are five other non-Schengen EU states: Ireland Romania Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Ireland, like the UK and to maintain their “common travel area”, opted out of the Schengen area ...
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Do you need a Degree to apply for the EU Blue Card?

A university degree is pretty much required. Formally, what's required by the relevant EU directive are “higher professional qualifications” defined as ‘higher professional qualifications’ means ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

ILR means that you have rights to stay in the UK as a resident permamentaly, as you think you want to settle down there, and live there for the rest of your life (or at least for a long time). ...
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Working remotely for European Company in Argentina - VISA required?

Visas are not for work, they are for physical presence. If your physical presence includes employment, you'll need a special kind of visa, but if your employment doesn't require physical presence - ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

An appeal only helps if a mistake was being made in the decision. For example, if they said "we have no evidence for X" when you actually gave them evidence for X, but they lost it. That doesn't seem ...
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Can an EU resident live anywhere in the EU?

Directive 2003/109/EC affords "long-term residents" a right to reside in other EU countries under certain conditions, although three EU countries have opted out of this directive (the UK, Ireland, and ...
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