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Is Green card priority date based on place of birth or citizenship?

The priority date is based on the place of birth of the applicant (or spouse, if they're different and the queue for one is shorter than the other). Moving/acquiring citizenship in another country ...
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My brothers have tried to kill my husband - how can I seek asylum in another country?

Asylum is usually given for government persecution. As long as you can live in your country without the government severely persecuting you (hanging you by the neck for being gay, for example), asylum ...
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Portuguese citizenship card application in India?

Finally, I was able to get both my Portuguese citizenship card and passport after a one and a half month long process. I am posting the entire process which I went through at Portugal Consulate - New ...
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

AED 10,000 may be a lot in your country, but here you shouldn't convert it to your currency every time you buy something, because it might be 3 times more expensive, unless you really make your own ...
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

Whoever told you that you would have a year's use of your Indian license was wrong. Driver's license eligibility is controlled by each individual state. Maryland DMV ("MVA") says that a new ...
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Child born outside USA to Green Card Parents

If your child is born after your wife's immigrant visa is issued, your child can travel to the US together with your wife when she enters with her immigrant visa, and your child can enter the US as an ...
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Would moving to Denmark jeopardize US work visas in the future?

For US immigration on a temporary work permit, they won't care much where you are moving from (whether Denmark or India). They probably won't even ask. For permanent immigration (US green card), ...
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Can I go as a Skilled Migrant to NZ?

Many jobs in New Zealand are offered on one of the big job sites, such as http://www.seek.co.nz/ or http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs. As a software engineer, there are also NZ jobs listed on https://...
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Green Card for Indian spouse

You can file the petition while you are in India, but you have to intend to re-establish domicile in the US concurrently with, or before, your wife enters the US. Yes, a standalone I-130 filed from ...
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Do I need a visa to enter the UK as the non-EEA spouse of an EU citizen?

You should apply for an EEA family permit. When you apply, be careful to include the fact that you and your wife have a child together. There is apparently a strong tendency for applications to be ...
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How do I apply for H1B Visa?

You will need to get a job in the US and have employer submit paperwork( Forms I-129 for USCIS and ETA-9035(LCA)) for you to be able to receive an H-1B and then you will need to apply for a visa. ...
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Can I get a Permanant Residence or Work visa for New Zealand as an Indian IT Engineer?

(This should really be a comment to Ben's answer, but too many characters for the comment field). I would offer a counter point to Ben's final word of advice. It's all completely valid, but my ...
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New Zealand or Canada, which is the better destination?

Look at the Employment by major industry group, seasonally adjusted, by province. The main industries I know so far over there are agriculture and fishing. Since you are in IT, if you were to go in SK,...
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Can a person get Social Security benefits who worked in the USA for 14 years but is an Indian citizen and reside in India?

The Social Security Administration FAQs indicate that benefits claims are initiated from within the US. Can noncitizens living outside the United States receive Social Security benefits? In ...
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New born baby - Landing in India

The child is eligible for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI). This will allow the child to live in India without being subject to foreigner registration.
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Can I drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

Official advice from German Ministry of Transport In short: Your UK driving license is valid in Germany. German officials don't like it how some people get around the residency restrictions of the EU ...
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Is a permanent India - US migration as risky as I perceive it to be?

Hundreds of thousands of Indian citizens are working in the US quite happily, traveling abroad, getting green cards, etc etc. Several comments about your assumptions: After spending 5 years on the ...
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Name split on passport validity

Any new passport applications for Indian Passport need standard fees and are issued for 10 years from the date of passport application, no matter how many days are remaining on existing one. The ...
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Applying UK student visa while on visitor visa in the US?

Unfortunately NO you cannot apply for a student visa from the USA where you are just a visitor. Per Guidance ECB05: : Where to Apply Applications for visit visas and EEA family permits You can make ...
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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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Can I drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

Since you have done your driving license in the UK, which is part of the EU, while living legally there, your driving license is both valid in Germany, and also you can exchange it to a German one ...
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What is the difference between “Talent Passport/ICT” and “Passport Talent” in visa category?

Those are indeed different categories, with slightly different rights and requirements: Salarié détaché/ICT only applies to people transferring internally within the same company/group. I don't see ...
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Determining employer-employee relationship for H1B visa

I...you're overthinking it. Your current position has nothing to do with the H-1B petition and your prospective employer. The employer-employee thing is mainly for people who have no clear employer (...
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

The lowest legal housing I've seen for individual rent was 3000AED, which are individual semi-temporary structures on Sadiyaat Island in Abu Dhabi. But if you are willing to share accommodation, you ...
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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

You should generally apply to the German representation (consulate or embassy) competent for your place of residence. While you said you are a resident of India, if you already entered the ...
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Getting married with Polish girlfriend

If we get married in Denmark will our marriage consider legal? Yes. You'd have two option, either jump through hoops of Danish bureaucracy and get married under their rules or get married in Embassy ...
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New Zealand or Canada, which is the better destination?

I'll try to address some of your specific points: New Zealand has better climate. Canada is a better place for IT jobs. Canada is a really big place. While Canada as a whole you might consider "...
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Tel Aviv safety, cost of living, etc

Yes, Tel Aviv and Israel is relatively safe for families, as in any other place in the world there are places you don't want to go. Please define Senior Technical Consultant to get a better estimation,...
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Get Visa using approval letter

In the letter you received, it directs you to visit the Maltese Consulate (Delhi) to obtain your visa. High Commission of Malta N60 Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017 Hours: Monday to Friday ...
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I'm applying for Schengen Visa, while working remotely. Is it Legal?

Since UK doesn't come under Schengen area you are good. Be sure to show adequate employment proof and a detailed itinerary with focus on your return to continue your work in India. I had applied for ...
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