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Ambiguous question in visa application: Have you lived for at least two years in the country where you are applying visa?

From the context I believe they are talking about the country from which you are making the application. My assumption is that if you were, say, a Columbian citizen who has been living in France for ...
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Does OCI require pledging loyalty to the Indian Government?

No. There are no oaths required of any kind. You just have to qualify for the status and be patient with Indian bureaucracy. It can take a while. On a side note: Make sure you get all of your details ...
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Bangladeshi came to India as a child, now don’t know what to do

You are in a very difficult situation but here is only ONE thing you should be doing now: Talk to an immigration lawyer that's familiar with Indian and Bangladeshi rules. This is way too complicated ...
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H4 visa interview India: new I 797 but old stamp on passport

No, he does not need a new visa. A US visa is only for entry, and if he doesn't need to enter, he doesn't need a visa. Your eligibility for H4 status and visa is based on his H1b status, not his visa.
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Overstay in India with US passport

India does not allow dual citizenship hence the requirement of the PIO card you mentioned. But please note that the PIO card is being replaced by the OCI card; and, by October 2018 you will not be ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

One option you can pursue is to change your nonimmigrant status to that of a B-2 visitor so you can stay in the US to await the child's OCI document.
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My spouse has been asked to submit his rental agreement for document verification of my spouse visa, but he lives in a small flat

He lives in a flat of 21 sqm. I think the minimum requirement is 26 sqm for two people This will depend on which state your husband lives in. It is either 24 or 18 sqm for 2 adults, whereby it can be ...
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Process to sponsor child - Canada

Canada has an extensive guide explaining the process, along with an even more detailed guide. Do I need to sponsor new baby for moving baby to Canada? Yes, it appears that you do. What is the ...
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Extension of duration of @90days tourist visa (multiple entry-1yr)

You have a tourist visa, the standard 180-day visa with multiple entry, and participating in a training program is not allowed on that visa. That would require issuance of a new visa, for which you ...
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J1 visa - Confusion in how to apply

As we discussed in chat, you are a university student who does part time work for a US employer. Should that employer wish to bring you to the US to work for it for a short period, paid or unpaid, you ...
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German visa and Blue Card

Getting a visa to enter the country and then applying for the actual residence permit is the regular procedure for (prospective) EU Blue card holders in Germany (and in many other EU countries). From ...
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Getting married while on H1B Visa

There is no law restricting you to get married while on a H1b visa (As far as I know) Apply for Passport : Can she do this before getting married? Generally wife needs to change her last name after ...
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India and US tax agreement?

By the person being "in the US", I will assume you mean they are considered a resident (US citizen or resident alien) for US tax purposes. In that case, their India-sourced income will be ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

You are right. Getting the OCI can take time and it can be rejected for mistakes in documentations. There are two ways to go here. Change your non-immigrant status to B-2 or any other visa so that ...
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Replacing a damaged OCI card in India

For anyone visiting in the future, there was no shortcut. I had to apply for a new OCI card with all the documentation, go in person to get verification done, and had to pick up the OCI in person ...
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Can I work remotely for a German company from India being an Indian Citizen?

The liability is mostly for the company in these scenarios. Nearly every company advertising jobs as fully remote will either have restrictions on where their employees can be located or figure out ...
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Travel restriction to USA from India for a PhD student (with F1 visa)

You currently cannot fly from India to the US. You would have to spend at least 14 days in another country before entering the US. Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php -> USA: ...
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Indian passport expires before H1b visa

The requirement is that the passport needs to be valid until 6 months after the date of departure (or, for passports from countries in the 6-month club, the passport needs to be valid until the date ...
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What is MOFA attestation in UAE

Degree Certificate Attestation for UAE is one of the mandatory requirements to get an eligible work visa in UAE. This also is practiced in other GCC countries. MOFA refers to Ministry of Foreign ...
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J1 Visa: Am I allowed to make money in a foreign country?

The potential issue is that your J-1 status only gives you authorization to perform work in the US within your J-1 program. This issue depends on whether you are physically located in the US while ...
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Tier 2 UK resident having a baby in India

EDIT January 10, 2021: This answer deals with Q1 about Parental leave, and compensation for the leave-taker. Traveller's comment below addresses Q2 regarding fiscal support by the UK for a birth ...
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Can you obtain OCI for minor US born child if you do not have a valid H1B visa stamped on passport?

Your valid immigration status in the US is attested by your valid I-94 form. If you don't have a paper copy because your most recent I-94 was issued electronically by CBP when you entered the US, you ...
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I94 extension after passport renewal

If you do not wish to leave the US and re-enter, the alternative is to apply for L2 Extension of Status by filing form I-539. It costs $455 and takes several months to approve. I am not sure whether ...
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Tax on US income for work days spent in India

Yes. According to Indian tax laws you are required to pay taxes on salary you earned while working in India. However you can claim a tax credit on the amount when you file your USA taxes. This assumes ...
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May a Blue Card holder in Germany work for an Indian company?

This is highly dependent on the circumstances and cannot be generally answered. What type of residence permit and employment in Germany do they have? If they have a German employer (i.e. pay taxes ...
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

Just wanted to add that if you were already 50 yrs age or older when you got your first OCI, then you dont need to renew.
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

As with passports, most nations prefer to have a picture associated with alternate travel documents that reasonably resembles the person using it to travel into the country. This is why there are ...
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