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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

No. Right now you get a visa, which gives you right to live and work in one particular country. There are plans to change that using EU Blue Card scheme (see also in Wikipedia), but it has not been ...
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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

Settlement (aka indefinite leave to remain, ILR) means you retain your existing nationality, gain the right to live and work in the UK, but do not gain right of abode. To travel outside the UK you ...
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UK Citizen, Implications of losing my UK Residency?

The document referenced in the question is about determining whether are a UK resident or not for tax purposes in a given tax year. That is separate from whether you have right of abode in the UK: "...
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Can an EU resident work anywhere in the EU?

As @vartec explained it's not generally the case. There are several ways non-EU nationals can gain a right to reside elsewhere in the EU: The EU blue card is an attempt at creating an EU residence ...
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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

The most significant difference is that as a British citizen, you can apply for a British passport. As a British citizen (with a British passport) you can travel and work in countries where you may ...
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UK residency for Japanese wife of British citizen

Because of the old age of your friend it is possibly not be the best option, but people in similar situation try to take the Surinder Singh route. Here they first emigrate to another EU country (like ...
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

it's different over here :-). Taxation: If you live longer than 183 days in Canada you'll pay your taxes here. You can find the details at the website of the Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc....
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UK ILR/Permanent Residency Automatically Canceled after 2 years of being overseas?

You had ILR, but have been outside the UK for 2 years. Now you wish to enter the UK as a FAMILY VISITOR and want to know if your ILR is a viable document for that purpose. You did not say your ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

ILR means that you have rights to stay in the UK as a resident permamentaly, as you think you want to settle down there, and live there for the rest of your life (or at least for a long time). ...
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Moving to Germany, working remotely for company in US. What sort of visa do I need to stay?

The EU Treaty Article 39 covers the freedom of movement of workers, etc. for member states. The treaty says that each country has to establish laws allowing EU citizens to move around the EU with ...
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US driving license when living overseas

It appears that, provided you return for at least one night every five years and maintain a private mailbox in the state, South Dakota will happily consider you a resident and issue you a driver ...
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How long can nonresident US citizens visit in the US?

Forever. US citizens can stay in the US as long as they want.
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UK Citizen, Implications of losing my UK Residency?

Since you have a British passport, you are very very likely a British citizen, hence you don't need a visa to enter the country, nor would you ever need one. You can simply enter the country with your ...
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Can you be resident in several countries at the same time?

Each country defines what it means to be "resident", and for what purpose. Sometimes, a country will define residency as "present in the country for 183 days in a calendar year". Or "6 months", if ...
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Permanent residency catch 22 : Can't get a job for PR, can't get PR without a job

The reason they are not willing to sponsor you for PR is that they can find employees who are as good (or better) for the job, but do not come with such requirement. Generally speaking for an employer ...
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US citizen in Germany - need visa?

A residence permit is a card you get from an Ausländerbehörde within Germany, a visa is a sticker you get from a consulate before entering Germany. In general, you are not allowed to apply for a ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating "command of the language" when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

I'm afraid the only valid answer is to see your Ausländerbehörde and ask them. From my experience, they will accept all kinds of certificates, because they will run their own simple test even if you ...
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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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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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Income needed to maintain indefinite leave to stay in the UK

Note that the changes only apply for applications for ILR status: Applicants will need to meet the Rules in force at the date of application Once you have obtained the ILR status you ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating "command of the language" when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

2019 Update: The Bundestag made a clarification in August 2018, in which they explicitly stated that a level of B1 suffices for the "ausreichende Kenntnisse derdeutschen Sprache" specified in § 10 Abs....
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Think I have overstayed in Denmark, as an EU citizen but I need to apply for residency, what are the consequences?

The way EU law is structured, EU citizens cannot really “overstay” and technicalities like that should not have an incidence on your right to reside in another EU country. Think of it as being late on ...
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UK residency for Japanese wife of British citizen

You can apply for an exemption to the income requirement rule. It is best to get some legal help with this but it can be done on your own just by asking. They are required to consider the exemption ...
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UK Biometrics Residency Permits issued overseas

The UKVI guidance seems pretty clear about the date of entry: When your leave is granted, you’ll be issued a 30 day vignette. The vignette is valid for 30 days from the date you said you’d arrive in ...
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Which is the nearest town to saskatoon(SK) for economic living?

Saskatoon is fairly small town (pop. 220K), with no other towns of size anywhere nearby. I don't think you will be able to get a meaningfully lower rent by driving even 150 km. Also, please bear in ...
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Can stateless individuals in the European Union legally reside and work there?

If the country is a member of the 1954 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons they have to follow the rules of that convention. Read it, and you will know what is required by ...
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Overstaying between residence permits

Never overstay your permission to stay anywhere in any circumstances. When you apply for a visa, your history is looked into in detail, and they are looking for reasons to reject the application. If ...
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Rights of EU/EC permanent residents - can I formally move?

Your edit seems to have answered your question, and the answer is yes. The relevant directive is 2003/109/EC. It gives you a right to a residence permit in Germany, unless your current country of ...
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Do any Schengen countries allow for residence of foreign pensioners?

Yes, he can, depending on the country, and without investing in a business or property. Retirees have a certain advantage, as they're not going to work (or allowed to) and their income will support ...
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