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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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What is the best way (quickest) for an American Citizen to get a Mexican spouse to the United States?

Getting an CR-1 immigrant visa (what you call spouse visa) is the correct way. You file I-130 and then after it's approved, she goes through Consular Processing at the U.S. consulate in Mexico. If ...
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My husband's getting a H1B visa, can I expect any type of work permit in USA?

Unfortunately, the only derived status the spouse of an H-1B can automatically acquire is an H-4, which allows one to live in the US but generally not to work. The exception to the last bit is that, ...
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EU citizen living in a non-EU country issuing citizenship for wife and daughter. Where is easier and faster?

I have no personal experience with this, but I think the question can be analyzed without that based on the assumption that your primary concern is moving with your family to the Netherlands. I ...
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Going to USA from France with my girlfriend

I actually wasn't able to find the information direcly from USCIS but University of Washington gives a clarification on the subject: Domestic partners are not eligible for H-4 status but may apply ...
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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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Is there a type of French visa to bridge the gap between two visas?

A few options: Apply for an autorisation provisoire de séjour. Provided she graduated and her diploma meets the requirements, she can use that to look for work for up to 12 months. The fact she would ...
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How to cope with ageing parents/family and not being with them?

What you can do is to be prepared as possible. Have enough funds to make an trip there for an emergency Talk to your manager about the procedure for a trip on short notice (basically, how will the ...
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I want to get my Mexican fiance permanent residency in the United States with drug conviction

The 10 years probably refers to the 10-year INA 212(a)(9)(A)(ii) ban for being deported from inside the US, which is already over. However, I believe he also has a lifetime INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) ban ...
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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

Whether you or your daughter or your husband can settle in the UK is a complicated question. The answer(s) depend(s) on the interaction of each of your individual citizenships, and the UK's visa ...
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What are the requirements for an EEA family permit to enter the UK?

No, none of this is required, either in the UK or elsewhere in the EU/EEA (except in that person's country of origin). Some consulates have been known to make mistakes but that's a clear breach of EU ...
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EEA Family Permit refused - No clear reason given, appalling letter

The letter is a template that was not completed correctly (perhaps not at all). For example, certain text should have been deleted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and replaced with more ...
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Can a US greencard winner re-enter alone or can extend of family members visa enter time after 6 month is over?

1- For me and my family members, Can I extend the time by getting Healthy tests report and re-applying for an appointment to local US consular ? Normally derivative beneficiaries can "follow to ...
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Going to USA from France with my girlfriend

No, she can't. "Spouse" means married "second half". She may be able to get a cohabitating partner variation of B2 tourist visa (that will allow her staying up to a year at a time in the US when she ...
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What would be the problems to change Tourism UK visa to EEA family permit?

At first it doesn't look good. According to gov.uk, You must be outside the UK to apply for an EEA family permit. On the other hand, the family permit is just for entering the UK, not for ...
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"Marriage is not subsisting" - How to defend something like this?

Please note that what the immigration officers are looking for is proof of a marriage that is based on equal partnership and is genuine. While there is no definite list of documents to illustrate a ...
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Request for French Nationality

Being born or living abroad is not in itself an obstacle. If your father was French when you were born (and you can document all that) then by default you are French yourself. What does make a ...
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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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Can I get parental leave if my family is outside of Germany?

No, the preconditions are (§ 1 Absatz 1 BEEG): your main place of residence is in Germany you live in that household with the child It is not paid leave, but you will eligible for Elterngeld (parent ...
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Bringing wife to Ireland on an Irish Green Card

Cork has its own GNIB centre in the city-center. No need to go to Dublin. Once you are in Ireland, the GNIB stamp is more important than the visa. So, it does not matter if your wife's visa expires, ...
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Is it possible to apply for a new visitor visa to the UK from within the UK?

Babies who are born in the UK but do not have leave to be in the UK get a special status informally known as "tolerated". The status stops when the child leaves the UK or reaches the age of 10 (...
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How to make a marriage certificate valid in the EU (if it was issued in a third country)?

You can look a the site for Danish Island Weddings to get the answer. Is the marriage valid worldwide? Absolutely. However, we strongly believe that international couples really ought to have their ...
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Moving to Spain with non-EU partner

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 ...
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How to manage personal life when deciding to move in another country?

Talk about your plans with your friends so they can prepare themselves emotionally for your eventual departure. Similarly, you meet new acquaintances, mention your plans early on so they know what ...
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Can I sue an embasssy for failing to consider my request for family reunification?

I believe you're asking the wrong question. Assuming your main goal is to actually get your family EU citizenship/residence/entrance, what you may need to consider is legal action within the legal ...
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Moving from Romania to Sweden with a non-EU partner

To the best of my knowledge, having resided together in Romania basically makes no difference as far as Sweden is concerned. It would be much easier to stay there long-time if your wife would get a ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refusal for Lack of Communication Evidence

This looks a little fishy. According to EUN02: When a marriage / civil partnership of convenience is suspected, the burden of proof is high and rests with the ECO. They have use the refusal formula ...
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Do I need to pay for my family, who are 'additional applicants' when applying for Australian work visa?

You have it correctly. After a bit of searching I found the Examples visa pricing charges page. There are two examples and both detail that partners/spouses and children are considered additional ...
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What's the Canada family immigration sibling rule now?

There's an art to reading Canada law that I don't really possess, but I'm pretty sure this is correct. From the web page you reference [link updated 2022-02-28] you can always sponsor a relative if ...
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F4 visa was granted but my nephews aged out. What can we do?

Assuming the children are unmarried, whether they have aged out as derivative beneficiaries or not is determined by the formula in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). Specifically, the amount of ...
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