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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

I'm sorry, but this is not a good plan. At a minimum you'll be stopped at these three issues: The purpose of the passport/travel document is to identify the individual; a visa is another country's ...
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

It depends on the jurisdiction. You haven't used a tag to indicate one, but the question gives the example of the US. In general, there aren't any legal consequences for having a child out of wedlock....
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Do British citizens need a visa to stay in Italy more than 3 months with boyfriend/girlfriend?

Yes, your girlfriend needs a visa or residence permit to stay longer than 3 months in Italy. The exact limit is in fact 90 days in any 180-day period, which also answers your other question: After an ...
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Which of the below countries allow retired parents to migrate to the country?

Canada: You can sponsor your parents for immigration once you become a permanent resident of Canada, subject to some other conditions. Permanent residents have the same eligibility to sponsor parents ...
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Can a foreign spouse move to US immediately after wedding?

There is no way to have a spouse move to the US immediately after marrying a US citizen abroad. The way to apply for immigration for a spouse who is abroad is to file the I-130 petition, wait for it ...
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What is the best way to move my family to the U.K. permanently?

The most straightforward route is working at a Tier 2 sponsored position for five years, followed by an application to settle in the UK. You should read the detailed guidance on the gov.uk website (...
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Does a brother counts as close family for immigration to Canada?

A sibling does not count. Here's the list: These family members can come with you: your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent child, your spouse or common-law partner’s ...
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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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Ancestry rights to the UK through great-grandparents

Unfortunately for you, the criteria for the UK ancestry visa are quite clear: Overview You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you: are a Commonwealth citizen are applying from outside the UK are ...
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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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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

The company you found has this footer The CanadaImmigrationExpress.com website is owned and operated by the EU Company, Global Worldwide Online Marketing Limited, Registration Number 10816710, Lynton ...
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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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Second K-1 Visa

You can petition for two K1 visas in your lifetime without any need for special consideration as long as two years have passed since the first K1 petition. It's after two such petitions that you will ...
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If I ask my company to transfer me from Europe to US, do I need to go through visa lottery?

An L1 visa is "dual intent" meaning you can plan, and apply, to stay permanently in the US while working on an L1 visa. Historically, it has been easy to extend for up to five years, but the current ...
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For US immigrant visa, does the chest X-Ray actually expire even once you have the visa?

The validity of the medical examination is the subject of 9 FAM 302.2-3(C), and in most cases it is valid for 6 months. This isn't the only clock that is running, as there is also a requirement in law ...
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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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Is Passport enough as proof of citizenship when applying for I-130?

Yes, a valid US passport is enough. Any one of the items is enough. See the I-130 instructions, General Requirements #3 (page 6): What documents do you need to show that you are a U.S. citizen? ...
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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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Experience Reference Letter for ACS Skill Assessment (for 189 type Visa)

It is a problem... When providing references you need to follow specific standard of letter, below are 2 examples one that got rejected other accepted... Successful: Failed: And when you fail you ...
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My Husband is not American, I live outside America, and I lived less than 4 years at the US. Can he get the nationality?

The requirements for the naturalization of the spouse of a US citizen are described here and will usually require him to have been a permanent resident (green card holder) living with you in the US ...
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H1B visa marrying a US citizen: can stay in US and work?

You can apply for Adjustment of Status. Basically, after marrying, forms I-130 and I-485 can be filed together (your spouse fills out I-130 and you fill out I-485). Each form has many required ...
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Can I bring my mother to Republic of Ireland?

Because you are a British citizen, and because your mother is dependent on you, and because Ireland and the UK are both (still) in the EU, your mother can accompany you in Ireland under the European ...
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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

For people who finds themselves in the same situation, here's what happened. I was able to send my application to Home Office to "retain rights of residence'' from within the UK and was granted for 5 ...
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Does a carte de séjour extend your visa?

A titre de séjour is literally something that allows you to stay in France. It's a legal concept and the title of a chapter in the Code de l'entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d'asile. A ...
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Death of a US citizen father of a US citizen child with a non-citizen wife

If Bob were to pass away, Lily can self-petition to immigrate to the US as a widow(er) of a US citizen within 2 years of Bob's death. (If Bob had filed a petition for Lily before his death, but she ...
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Can children accompany me if I win the Green Card lottery?

When you immigrate, any under-21 unmarried child you have at that time will be able to immigrate as a derivative beneficiary. Note that you must list your spouse and all your children when you ...
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What do I need to go back to US to immigrate or study?

Since you left the US after accruing more than 1 year of "unlawful presence", you triggered a 10-year ban, which will end in January 2026. (Not sure why you left the US. If you stayed in the US after ...
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Is Form G-325A no longer needed for K-1 visa I-129F fiancée petition?

That's correct. The 04/10/17 edition of I-129F (the only edition that is currently accepted) does not need a G-325A. All the biographical information that used to be asked on the G-325A is now asked ...
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H1b visa after job termination

You remain in H1b status for 60 days after leaving the job, unless your I-94 expires sooner (in which case you will remain in status until the I-94 expires). Furthermore, as you have a pending I-485, ...
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Health insurance after getting Hungarian birth certificate

The EU/EEA has a coordination system for social security (which includes national health insurance). One of the fundamental rules of this system is that you are always subject to exactly one national ...
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