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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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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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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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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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Can I be a tax nomad?

Also bear in mind that it is strictly illegal in some countries, to work while you are located in that country if you do not have a work permit. This is usually because they have no way of taxing you ...
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What would be the consequence if a non-EU student living in an EU country has his temporary resident card expired but doesn't renew it?

It depends a lot on where you are; There are a few principles that apply to most of the EU, defined in the so-called "return directive" but most of the rules are defined at the national level and ...
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Will a child of a a long-term UK resident EU national, born in the UK, be British?

We now have the concept of "normally resident" in the UK; a term whose full implications are not intuitive, but it means your permanent "home" is the UK and anywhere else you resided, you always ...
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Chain Italian citizenship

is there any probation on Italian citizenship? That is she could get it today and then marry me the day after and start the counter? There is no probation on the Italian citizenship which means the ...
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Situation where EU freedom of movement is restricted by a combination of government red tape and corporate policy

Yes, it's a problem and the EU is aware of it, e.g. through requests submitted to Solvit, where Sweden has one of the worst resolution rates. The EU internal market scoreboard notes that Most ...
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Living in France for 9 months with German wife as a Freelancer/Consultant

As your wife is an EU citizen exercising treaty rights by working in another member state, you are entitled to an automatic carte de séjour de membre de la famille d un citoyen de l’union - which you ...
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EEA Family permit application... please help

The page refers elsewhere to "the EEA national" in the third person. One is therefore tempted to conclude that the second person ("you") refers to the applicant. However, I used this form a little ...
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Rights of EU/EC permanent residents - can I formally move?

Your edit seems to have answered your question, and the answer is yes. The relevant directive is 2003/109/EC. It gives you a right to a residence permit in Germany, unless your current country of ...
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Do any Schengen countries allow for residence of foreign pensioners?

Yes, he can, depending on the country, and without investing in a business or property. Retirees have a certain advantage, as they're not going to work (or allowed to) and their income will support ...
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Does U.S. citizen that also has EU citizenship and is living in the EU pay taxes to the U.S.?

The United States of America is one of the only countries that taxes based on citizenship, rather than residency. In fact, it might now be the only country that does this. (Eritrea also used to, but I ...
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How does the "must have had license for x years" requirement work when I renew or transfer my license?

I was not able to find information on the official site, but some people here mention that when they exchanged their licences for a UK one, the dates on the back of the licence reflected when they ...
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Spouse without marriage in Denmark

Denmark has a State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU). It provides funds to Danish citizens for post-secondary education. Denmark further has a scheme that allows non-citizens with certain ...
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How exactly can a British citizen exercise EU Treaty Rights. Any particular steps?

You are asking about EU freedom of movement, controlled by directive 2004/38/EC. This directive defines several rights in connection with freedom of movement. These rights extend to citizens of EU ...
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Working in another eu country as a non-eu spouse?

You cannot enjoy freedom of movement unless you are accomoanying or joining your EU family member. You therefore cannot get a Spanish residence permit under the freedom of movement regime unless your ...
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EU citizen, EU child, non-EU spouse

It doesn't differ much from EU country to EU country (except your own country, where you are generally not covered by EU rules) because, as soon as you are making use of your right to freedom of ...
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UK passport for a child born to a UK citizen mother

So the question is really whether the child is a British citizen, as only British nationals can get a British passport. From your description, you are a British citizen "by descent", because you were ...
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Applying for a long-term visa while you are in the country with a Schengen Visa?

No, as a general rule 3rd country citizens that require a residence permit for long term visits (longer than 3 months), must apply for a D-Visa at the 'competent mission' (mostly based on your main ...
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Do parents need to be dependent for EU familiy reunification?

Your reasoning hinges on the notion that parents are necessarily household members. On a purely formal level, it's not the case, it's an additional material requirement thus explicitely ruling out ...
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Getting married to an EU citizen in the EU on a tourist visa, and staying there

Expanding a bit on my comments (even if it's not a full answer), I think the key question here is whether marrying in Sweden is possible under short-stay rules (legally and practically). If Swedish ...
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Is there a possibility to live in France on long term basis under these conditions?

If you read French, service-public.fr has a relatively clear (non-bureaucratic) overview of the rules. This transition is not always easy but graduating in France does open a somewhat easier path to a ...
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