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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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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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I 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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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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Moving to Portugal while my wife has stayed in Schengen area for more than 3 months on the basis of a pending residency permit application in Finland?

But due to staying in Finland (Schengen area) longer than 90 days (on the basis of a pending residency permit application in Finland), we might have problems entering Portugal. You won't. Have I ...
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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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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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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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US citizen with Japanese wife

I am speaking from direct experience with almost this exact situation. She will come under scrutiny and will likely lose her green card if you try this, especially now with immigration coming under a ...
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Working in another eu country as a non-eu spouse?

You cannot enjoy freedom of movement unless you are accomoanying or joining your EU family member. You therefore cannot get a Spanish residence permit under the freedom of movement regime unless your ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I think the main question is whether you want to keep your US permanent residency and avenue to citizenship or not. If you stay a PR but go to Singapore for employment and don’t file Federal taxes (...
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Moving to Germany to take up two jobs, but will need two homes. I've heard the costs for the second home may be tax-deductible. Under what conditions?

The second job being "too far away" is enough. My Nebenwohnung in Zürich is only 80 km from my Hauptwohnung in Germany, and the rent is entirely tax-deductible in Germany. I don't know what the 10% ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

There is no such requirement to relax. The requirement is that the permanent resident not abandon his or her residence in the United States. But there is no specific threshold for the duration of ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

No one can give you 100% sure answer. Revokation of Irish citizenship is an extremely rare proceduce. It was done five times to this date. All cases were based on Section 19 (1)(a) "certificate ...
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Non-EU girlfriend (wife?) following me to Germany - how can she work?

Your understanding seems to be correct. EU freedom of movement rights extend to non-EU family members who accompany EU citizens. Under these rights, non-EU family members have a right to work, just ...
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UK Citizen, Implications of losing my UK Residency?

Since it wasn't mentioned in any previous answers, I will add that if you want to study you may be required to pay international fees instead of local resident fees. You will also have to pay standard ...
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Overstaying between residence permits

Not without an additional visa. I guess however, since it is just to bridge the gap between two residence permits, that it should be no problem for you to get a short-term (type C) visa for the period ...
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What documents are needed for an EU permanent resident to work in Germany?

Wikipedia (in German) has an extensive discussion of this issue. Basically, the answer is no, you are not allowed to work before you get an authorisation from the Bundesagentur fur Arbeit and you ...
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Documents to register in Germany (Anmeldung)

To register you need your passport and visa if you are a person that needs one, a copy of your current or future rental agreement and a completed registration form (this sometimes can be downloaded in ...
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Green card processing time

First of all, everybody gets questioned at the border. A green card holder may petition for family members to immigrate, but this procedure is limited to immediate family (spouse or unmarried ...
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Can I travel while waiting for my Swedish residence card?

I have been in this exact situation, I am an EU national living in Sweden with my non-EU wife. Some things to consider. You can leave Sweden, and if you need to go back the best way to do it is to ...
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can you travel out of the EU while waiting for Spanish residency past 90 days?

Traveller asked: Who told you not to leave Spain while the residency application is pending? You replied: Others that have done this before, saying it's best to wait until you get it.... "Best ...
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