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Emigrating to Finland without a job

For Finland, you may find information on registering your right of residence here: https://migri.fi/en/registration-of-right-of-residence. Employment is not a requirement to exercise your freedom of ...
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Residence/work permit in Germany when working remotely for US company without German subsidiary

OK, it took awhile to get through the process, but I have an update. Here's how I handled my situation: I contacted a public-private organization called Berlin Partner for Business and Technology ...
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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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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

For the moment, nothing much would happen. EU law does allow member states to deny residency to EU citizens who don't have work or sufficient financial resources and ban them from receiving aid from ...
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Can a non-EU citizen work in one EU country and reside in another?

I'd keep it simple. And either.. 1) Apply for an EU Blue Card (gives most advantages) 2) Start your own company (allows lots of geographic flexibility for assignments) The EU Blue Card gives you ...
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What is the process for a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) to get a NIE + Social + Residence card in Spain?

NIE You obtain NIE by registering with Foreigners and Borders department of the National Police ("Comisaría General de Extranjería y Fronteras"). See the list of the offices. Note, that since quite a ...
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In which EU country does an EU citizen need a resident permit?

EU countries no longer require residence permits of EU nationals. Per Directive 2004/38/EC as explained on the Europarl Fact Sheet: Residence permits are abolished for Union citizens; however, ...
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Blue Card vs Work Permit for IT Specialists

If one wants to have a residence permit for the purpose of employment (if this is your main purpose of getting the residence permit) in Germany, it could be issued based on 2 paragraphs of the "...
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What are the permit implications of voluntarily leaving a job as a US citizen Blue Card-holder in Germany?

OK, I wasn't able to find an answer to my question through my own research, so I sought out 2 different lawyers and paid each of them about 100 EUR for a consultation (which amounted to an hour in an ...
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Does moving to a second EU country with a permanent residence from the another country, grant permanent residence permit for second country as well?

You may want to look at https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/legal-migration/long-term-residents as well; this is the page describing long term residency for the general public rather ...
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On what grounds can an EU country deny entry to other EU citizens?

Denying entry and denying residency (let alone deporting) are two very different things in EU law. It's extremely difficult to deny entry to EU citizens (it's only possible for “public policy, public ...
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Which of the below countries allow retired parents to migrate to the country?

Canada: You can sponsor your parents for immigration once you become a permanent resident of Canada, subject to some other conditions. Permanent residents have the same eligibility to sponsor parents ...
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Reinstatement of Singapore permanent residency

There are two different cases to consider: 1) If you left Singapore and let your Re-Entry Permit (REP) expire, but did not formally renounce your PR, you can return to Singapore as a tourist and ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

Generally excellent source for such information is Glassdoor. They provide information on salaries and reviews of companies. It's especially useful for US based companies, but provides some info for ...
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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire

An alert Immigration Officer (IO) will spot that your Family Permit is expiring soon and they will inform you accordingly. That is the extent of what can happen given that your permit is still valid ...
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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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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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Getting the Permanent Residence Permit In Germany with and without the Blue Card

After 5 years, you will become a “long-term resident” under EU law but it does not make all that much of a difference. After 5 years, you can also apply for a Niederlassungserlaubnis but there are 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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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

The company you found has this footer The CanadaImmigrationExpress.com website is owned and operated by the EU Company, Global Worldwide Online Marketing Limited, Registration Number 10816710, Lynton ...
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What is the process of getting a UK visa and a work permit for a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen?

EU law definitely applies to your case and if the authorities would decline to apply it, you could go to court to invoke it. In practice, the UK makes it a little more difficult that it needs to with ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

I live in Calgary and in the IT industry, 23 years old, finished my degree in computer science in May 2013. Between me and my friends, working in Calgary with a software engineering/computer science ...
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British residence through gay marriage

The UK recognises same-sex marriages - as marriages in England, Wales and Scotland or as civil partnerships (with the same rights as a marriage but without the name) in Northern Ireland. That means ...
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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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Is Biometric Residence Permit issued in UK actually a visa?

The residence permit is not a visa; it's a residence permit. Because it is evidence of your permission to reside in the UK, it can be used to enter the UK. For more information, see https://www.gov....
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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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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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For how long and when in the green card application timeline does this travel blackout period exists?

Unless you have an Advance Parole, or you have H1b/H4/L1b/L2 status, leaving the US while your Adjustment of Status (I-485) is pending will cause your Adjustment of Status to be automatically ...
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EEA Family Permit refused - No clear reason given, appalling letter

The letter is a template that was not completed correctly (perhaps not at all). For example, certain text should have been deleted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and replaced with more ...
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