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Is refusal to renew passport sufficient for applying as a stateless person in Switzerland

That's not possible because you are not stateless. You could presumably easily return to your country and serve in the military if you wanted to, that's pretty much the opposite of statelessness. You ...
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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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Visa refusal despite Work/Residency permit granted

It looks like the Maltese consulate consulate made a good call. They wrote: "Your intention to leave the territory of the member state before the expiry of visa could not be ascertained". And it's ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South Africa to allow my wife to enter the Netherlands? It's not really clear whether they will process your application as an MVV application, but there is ...
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Can I stay in the EU longer than 90 days while waiting for my British Passport?

Clearly, since you are a British citizen, you are under no obligation to leave after 90 days and certainly could not be considered an illegal alien, let alone be banned or removed merely because you ...
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Does a non-EU citizen with a permanent UK residence need a visa to visit the other EU non-Schengen states?

Beside the UK, there are five other non-Schengen EU states: Ireland Romania Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Ireland, like the UK and to maintain their “common travel area”, opted out of the Schengen area ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

You really need a lawyer to deal with this. The best solution to know about your options and find a lawyer is to approach a refugee support group like the ones mentioned by Zach. As far as your ...
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Mobile carriers in France and how they work across the EU

A few years ago, roaming within Europe was quite expensive. Since then, the European Commission have identified roaming as a notable impediment to the single market, so have been taking some strong ...
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Applying for a work visa in Germany during a stay with Schengen visa

Germany only allows people from very few countries (e.g. the US, South Korea, or Australia) to apply for a residence permit from within the country. People from other countries – including Iran and ...
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Who (not EU citizen) can apply for residence permit/visa from within Germany?

No, whether you can directly apply for a residence permit from within the country is entirely up to each individual country and will not necessarily change after Colombian and Peruvian citizens are ...
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Can an EU 'Permanent Resident' work in non-Schengen country like the UK?

The rules you are referring to stem from directive 2003/109/EC and are wholly unrelated to the Schengen regulations (summary here). So they do apply to some non-Schengen countries (Bulgaria, Romania, ...
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Don't understand the Schengen area visa system, for staying Denmark? Not sure if I have overstayed?

You cannot really “overstay” in the way third-country citizens can. As a British citizen, the most that can happen if you stay longer than 3 months without doing anything in another EU country is the ...
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Schengen visa and 180-day rule

The rules are very strict, if you have used your 90 days, you should be denied entry unless you had some sort of long-stay visa (e.g. a partner visa for Germany or a working holiday visa somewhere), ...
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Do I need a visa to study in Germany as a holder of Netherlands residence permit?

Since you have a Dutch long-stay visa (MVV means temporary or provisional residence permit and is what is called a long-stay or type D visa in the Schengen regulations), you can visit Germany under ...
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Getting married in Germany with a Schengen visa expiring soon

Foreigners who want to marry in Germany have to show documents from their homeland that they can legally marry, e.g. that there are no previous marriages or that they are properly divorced. Getting ...
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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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Spouse visa with long stay student residence permit in France

Yes. I did this. I did a 2 year engineering degree and my wife lived with me. I showed that I had plenty of resources to support her, and she didn't work. I did not bring her into France later, she ...
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Denied transit through Frankfurt

As counter-intuitive as it might seem to you, the German police's decision to deny entry makes sense. You were actually entering Germany, that's why you had to cross passport control in Frankfurt. ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I have gone through a similar process to move to the Netherlands from the UK with my girlfriend who is an EU citizen. Since we are not married, my answers might be slightly different from what you ...
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Can I apply for a work permit while on Schengen visa?

No, you cannot apply for a work permit (which is residence permit) while being in Germany on a visitor visa. Citizens of the USA, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, as ...
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Can I keep staying in France after I enter it without a visa?

There is no easy way to extend visa-free entry. Generally an extension is only allowed if you cannot leave the Schengen area (force majeure) or you can provide “proof of serious personal reasons”. ...
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Can a European country (e.g France) forbid the entry of foreign nationals with a residence permit? (COVID-19)

does the French government, upon the return, have the authority to ban the entry based on COVID-19 grounds? The French government has the authority to prevent even European Union citizens from ...
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Schengen visa followed by student visa in Germany

I would not say that getting a student visa is “easy” (I would expect quite a bit of bureaucracy) but the earlier Schengen visa should not be a problem. Legally speaking, short-stay Schengen visas and ...
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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

Answering my own question to say what happened. Since I was only planning to stay in Germany for marginally more than 90 days, the Ausländeramt just gave me a Grenzübertrittbescheinigung that lets me ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

This answer assumes that your husband has never lived in another EU country. If he has, then you may be able to settle under the EU freedom-of-movement regime, about which there is more information ...
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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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Benefits of becoming citizen of a Schengen country while being an expatriate?

Being a citizen of a Schengen country provides no benefits, the Schengen rules mostly impact people from elsewhere in the world. Being an EU citizen on the other hand has many consequences. Using that ...
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Dropped out of school on Schengen long term student visa. Can I change visa country?

Schengen long-term visas are issued by individual states and governed by the law of each state. Someone with a student visa for France who wants to go to school in Spain must apply to Spain for ...
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Is it necessary to return to my country to obtain a long-stay visa for France?

In principle, you are supposed to apply for a long-stay visa before moving to France and you can only do that at the consulate serving the place where you live. You should be asked to submit ...
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