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How can international student stay permanently in USA upon graduation?

There is no guaranteed way. The most common path is this: Work on OPT after graduation (OPT is 12 months, can be extended to 29 months for STEM majors, during which you can work for a company in ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

It's difficult to know exactly what happened. It's entirely possible that you met some rude people and that miscommunication made things worse or that your interlocutors felt bad about the situation ...
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Status of emotional abuse laws in Japan

Sorry, but unless this escalates into violence or sexual harassment, I'm afraid you likely have little to no legal recourse. "Power harassment" (パワハラ) and authoritarian bosses like yours are endemic ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

I do not find this weird. I am not arguing on the rudeness, I tend to think French people may be rude for no reason. But you should understand that in France, administration and responsibilities are ...
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Marriage in Germany between EU and non-EU citizen

A general word of advice: German authorities are bureaucratic. You cannot expect to go there with the documents you think you need and get married immediately. Even if you do by chance have the right ...
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Working but not studying with a student visa in Canada

Can I freely drop my studies and stay in Canada to work until the end of my student visa? No. Does it appear like I am lying to the government? It doesn't appear. You are. Can I get into ...
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Can an F-1 grad student in the USA take a leave of absence for fall and stay in the USA doing pre-completion OPT?

No. According to the DHS, to maintain your F student status: You must take a full course of study each term; if you cannot study full-time, contact your DSO immediately. According to the USCIS's OPT ...
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Travel outside US while Perm is pending

Short answer - NO, not without first getting Advance Parole. DO NOT leave the U.S. without the Advanced Parole Document! If you do, your application will be considered abandoned & you just ...
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How can i buy car in the UK as a european student?

To buy a UK car in the United Kingdom you need: A valid UK address. This is so both the DVLA and the Insurance company you chose will know where you live. This should be permanent, as any time you ...
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Travel outside Canada while waiting for Post-Graduation Work Permit

CIC's official website clearly says that you MUST stay in Canada while you have an implied status. Quoting from CIC: You must stay in Canada and meet the conditions of your original work permit. ...
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Denied entry to the UK two years ago - will this affect my Student Visa application?

Since nobody with more knowledge has answered: You were apparently honest about what you intended to do, but did not realize it was not permitted. That means you have not damaged your credibility. If ...
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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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What is this arrangement called, and what kind of contract is used?

This article about such a project in Cologne calls it "Wohnen für Hilfe". wohnenfuerhilfe.info lists similar projects in other cities and there is even a site linking similar “homeshare” initiatives ...
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How many days of internship am I allowed to do with a F1 visa (foreign PhD student in the US)?

There's no maximum amount of time you can work as an intern. As long as you're complying with the F1 requirements (including being in good standing with your school and various degree-related and ...
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Tax for income from outside of country in Sweden

1) No, you do not need to pay taxes for money your parents send to you; they have already been taxed. It is not counted as income, as you do not perform any work to get this. 2) This should be taxed ...
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How can an ID card holder get a document certifying having legally entered Georgia?

Turns out you can apply for an extract from the border crossing system at the Service Agency, which, in Tbilisi, is located at Petre Kavtaradze Street 5a. Takes a few days to issue.
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Will I be able to enter other country again?

If you haven't forgotten or misunderstood anything, I don't see any reason to worry. In actual fact, even entry denials are not recorded or shared across EU countries. You would get a stamp in your ...
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Marriage in Germany between EU and non-EU citizen

Ehefähigkeitszeugnis means that the country of your origin will give you a certification that confirms: You are not married already in that (or any other) country You are allowed to marry There are ...
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Need to apply for "titre de séjour" within two months of arrival but no available appointment at prefecture

By making an appointment to apply for "titre de séjour", you will showing your intention to comply with the requirement. Unfortunately it is now common place in many places not to be able to get an ...
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Getting paid for DJing services for a Student Group as a grad student in the same school under F1 visa

You need to get an employment authorization document (a.k.a. EAD, Form I-766, "work permit"), for that you need to talk to your school's international students' office. They'll add the appropriate ...
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Does a post-graduate certificate vs. a diploma make a difference when looking for a job in Canada?

In Canada, colleges are more known for education than Universities, and as you have your bachelor's degree in computer science, it is first stepping stone for Post Graduate Certificate program (2 ...
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Which European countries are good for part-time jobs for foreigner students?

Not exactly your question but it's relevant to it and a bit long for a comment. Schengen visas never allow work in the whole area, nor do they forbid it as such. But if you are from outside the EU and ...
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Travel outside US while Perm is pending

If you have applied for an adjustment of status and your application is still pending you can apply for Advance Parole Document from USCIS in which allows you to travel outside United States without ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

Also a 1st year PhD student in France, also can't speak French. Also had very similar experiences. You really need to abuse google and university resources and find out precisely what you need in ...
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Benefits of ISIC in EU (International Student Identity Card)

Aside from what's listed on the official ISIC site, you can usually get a 50% discount at most Czech museums and exhibitions. Some student parties might also have free entry for those with a valid ...
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Studying and working in different cities in Canada

Your first place to look for this kind of information is the Statistics Canada website. For the 2006 census, it had information on employment by industry in each census metropolitan area (CMA), ...
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How to buy a car without SSN for someone on a student/travelers visa

In California you can apply for a driver's license without a SSN if you can prove legal presence (e.g. an F visa) but are ineligible for a SSN. Once you become eligible for a SSN you must obtain one ...
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How to have a foreign diploma recognized in France?

To request the certificate of equivalence, you and your friend have to follow this link (preferably not using Firefox, which makes the website buggy). He will have to give his identity and an email ...
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I am a US citizen applying for a Canadian study permit at the port of entry (when I fly into Canada). Do I need an eTA to board my flight?

Regarding your edit: "Lawful permanent resident" does not include US citizens. It is a term of art in US immigration law that denotes what most people call "green card holder." For example, the US ...
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Why is obtaining OPT authorization much longer than for CPT?

OPT requires getting an EAD card, so that you can work for any employer. The application for an EAD, I-765, has long processing times, sometimes taking 5-6 months these days. CPT, on the other hand, ...
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