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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

I don't have a full answer for you, or a full understanding of the situation, but here are a few useful bits of information based on personal experience. The carte de séjour will also serve as a visa ...
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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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Forgot to pick up my Biometric Residence Permit; what can I do?

Do you have your decision letter? It should have told you which post office your BRP was to be collected from, or if you were to collect it from your sponsor. Your options if you were supposed to ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

According to the OFII website, the part that makes this whole process logical is explained by this: "L’accomplissement de l’ensemble des formalités est attesté par l’OFII par apposition d’une ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

I am not sure whether it is absolutely impossible to renew the visa but that's not the way it's usually done. The regular process is: long-stay visa to enter then carte de séjour that you renew every ...
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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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Changing the photo on Japanese residence card (zairyu)

I don't think you can change just your picture, but according to this link, you can change your non-expired residence card anytime you wish, even if it is not lost or damaged. You will have to pay a 1,...
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EEA Family permit and UK referendum

Although the UK referendum is on the 23rd of June, nothing will change immediately regardless of the outcome to vote. If the result is to remain, nothing will radically change any time soon. If the ...
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Is a residence permit (but not working permit) still valid after being laid off in Germany (US citizen)?

OK, we have a resolution. I'm sure that no two cases are the same, and so I certainly recommend seeking professional legal advice if you find yourself in a similar situation. That said, here's what we ...
4 votes

Is Civic Integration exam needed for (non-EU) wife of Italian citizen to join him in the Netherlands?

Your understanding is correct, there are two routes and your wife would in fact receive a different document in each case, with the EU citizen family member status usually more advantageous in several ...
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Entry into the UK with Article 10 EU residence card

At the moment (and probably for the next two years), any EU citizen has the right to move to the UK and work there and bring their wife - except UK citizens. But having lived in Spain for 6 to 9 ...
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Applying for german residence permit after entering

No, you have to apply for a German student visa before you move to Germany. If you cross the border and try to get a Residence permit, you will be denied one as the paperwork in the German side is not ...
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In the US and unsure if my Japan residence status is still valid. How should I re-enter Japan for a new job?

According to item 2-vi in the following link about Revocation of Status of Residence, your residence status is not automatically revoked at the 90 days mark. http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/...
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What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for temporary residence permit holder

I have no direct experience nor any additional information beyond what's on the website but I happened to have had to look into the rules recently and they seem relatively clear to me. If you have ...
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Is there any way to track the UK EEA Family Member Residence Card?

I found that the times for the resident card are now longer. I don't know if it is normal, but I think that maybe the problem is the amount of requests due to the Brexit is increased. You can call ...
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I've lost my passport and residence permit while staying in Austria. What are my next steps?

The Austrian government’s information for foreign citizens: Social Affairs and Emergencies can help guide you, but you’ve already ticked off all the boxes, and more: Filed a police report Reported ...
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Internet in Belgium without residence card

According to Just Landed, there are at least 9-12 telecommunication companies in Belgium. So if this fails, you can try another. However: You can apply for Internet access online or at the chosen ...
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British citizen returning to the UK (from Europe) with non-EU spouse

EEA in this context includes British citizens only if they have been living in another EU/EEA country under freedom of movement rules. Since your spouse has been living in Portugal, you would seem to ...
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EEA Family permit and UK referendum

TL;DR The UK will most likely remain a member of the EU until at least 2018. All of the current EU/EEA laws still apply until that date. No one knows what will happen afterwards. Long answer ...
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I failed to notify ward office of fixed residence within 14 days. What will happen?

Nothing will happen if you finally do it. But it's better to do it earlier. I did not notify them about a new job because I was told the employer does it. When I went the following year to the ...
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I failed to notify ward office of fixed residence within 14 days. What will happen?

Hello everyone and thanks for your replies ! I went to the ward office right after and they just asked me why I didn't registered earlier within the 14 days. I just told that I simply was not aware ...
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Return of passport after UK residence card application

A copy of her passport is absolutely useless for crossing borders, and therefore for boarding airplanes. They are simply too easy to falsify. Your best hope would be the European Passport Return ...
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Getting permanent residence in Germany under Beschv paragraph 4 Managers and Specialists

I have to guess why you haven't got the Blue Card. Most likely because the lower income limit is not met. The BeschV §4 is an alternative without an income limit, but then, you may be approved by the ...
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Are there any difference in between "Resident Permit" and "Residency"?

Residence or residency is not a unified concept. A single person can be a resident of different places for different purposes. Two jurisdictions can even consider the same person to be a resident ...
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EU Spouse - Proving right to work in UK

As of today, you are the spouse of an EU citizen and are living in a second EU country. Therefore, under the free movement rules, you have the right to work. All you should need to prove this is ...
3 votes

How does settlement for EU nationals in third countries within EU work?

Formally, EU citizens never need a permit to secure the right to stay in another EU country. They just need to fulfill the conditions defined in the treaties and the secondary law implementing them (...
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Can I have two resident permits in two Schengen countries if I'm a tax resident in only one and I'm non-EU citizen?

I am not sure I completely follow your plan but it sounds like you are making this needlessly complicated. The key thing to understand is that both (personal) taxes and residence permit/long-stay ...
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Do I qualify as a Permanent Resident of the UK?

My interpretation of the rules is that as a EU citizen living in the UK, under the right circumstances you received unlimited leave to remain in the UK. Now, in 2017, you will want a "document ...
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Internet in Belgium without residence card

I actually have never been asked for a residence card in any of my Internet subscriptions and I am currently in the process of changing my Internet connection to a 5th provider (edpnet) (Belgian ISPs ...
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Deregistered from Germany and Returned

For later reference, I have asked the question from two different Ausländerbehörde in Germany. The person only can rely on this law if has not de-registered from Germany to leave it. In that case he ...
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