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Germany: What happens if you lose your job on a national D visa?

When a German National Visa (D) is issued, a decision has already been made. The remarks field will contain a text stating was has been granted: §18b AufenthG would be the text for a Blue-Card. The ...
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Is it possible to get 'permanently stuck' on a Work Permit status in Canada without ever attaining PR?

It is possible to be on a work permit without a path to permanent residency. If you never qualify for one of the pathways or a PNP program, you don't become a permanent resident. Although there is no ...
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Can an F-2 visa holder establish and manage a company outside of the US?

A can-I-work question was asked of Sylvia Gwin, an immigration attorney in Olympia Washington. She responded: No work at all: no part-time work, or internship whether full-time or part-time is ...
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As a foreigner, how do I prove work experience to Germany authorities?

Does anyone know of how such document should be structured, or if there's anything else I can use instead? I would suggest something that is equivalent to what we call "einfaches Arbeitszeugnis&...
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Can someone married to a EU citizen work for a month from another country?

Can someone married to a EU citizen work for a month from another country? Yes, if your EU citizen spouse accompanies you during that period then you, as a family member, may exercise your EU citizen ...
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What is my I-765 category?

I want to remotely work for US-based companies, and so I need work authorization. You don't need US work authorization if you are not in the US when performing the work. You need work authorization ...
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Can my J-2 children get SSNs to be claimed as dependents on a tax return?

I think your understanding is correct. Your J-2 children can only get SSNs if they get EADs, and I believe that they can get EADs no matter how young they are. You would have to get the SSNs issued ...
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Passport expiry and blue card validity

If I apply for a German blue card, how much would the validity of the blue card be? Up to 4 years or in cases that you have a time restricted contract, the length of the contract plus 3 months. (§18(...
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Working more than 20 hours per week on student visa in France

I am not aware of any strict 20 hour / week restriction and do not see anything about that in official sources (service-public.fr, the relevant articles in the labour code). I suspect this is just ...
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British citizen - Remote work in UK for French company

As littleadv's answer correctly states, French immigration law doesn't apply and you don't need any kind of permit to be working in Britain as a British citizen. If you are an employee (i.e. not ...
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British citizen - Remote work in UK for French company

I am a British citizen & have a 90-day fixed term contract with a French company. Do I need a French work permit in order to work remotely from the UK? You're outside the French jurisdiction. You ...
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What is the process to convert a residence permit for work to a blue card?

If you are already in Germany with a German residence title, you can apply for the EU Blue Card at the immigration authority that is responsible for your place of residence. Source: The EU Blue Card ...
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I'm in Ireland already. I came with a student visa and can't get employment without a permit

CSEP application, I presume that's the case, is a long and costly process especially for a small business. This year (2024 AD) is an economical slowdown for Ireland with many corporations applying ...
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I'm in Ireland already. I came with a student visa and can't get employment without a permit

There are nine types of work permits in Ireland so the answer may depend on the type of employment you’re seeking. Most likely it is because you and/or the prospective employers do not meet the ...
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I’m a EU citizen with a job offer in Switzerland. Will my non EU spouse be allowed to work there automatically?

Yes. Switzerland has a bilateral agreement with the EU that implements a system almost (but not quite) the same as the one provided in the EU free movement directive (2004/38/EC). The main ...
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What (permit?/visa?) is required for a non-EU citizen to work REMOTELY for a Czech company (from abroad)?

Since you'll be working in Finland, you'll need a Finnish work authorization, not Czech. You are allowed to work 30 hours, of which you're already using 10, so you have 20 hours/week left under your ...
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Can my spouse work while her Carte de Séjour is being processed?

For reference, information about the application for the carte de séjour is available at Carte de séjour en tant que membre de famille d'un Européen, but I expect that you are already familiar with ...
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Can Non-EU citizen get France Work permit Visa from Germany (working in Germany)?

Can I get the work permit for France working/living from Germany instead of coming back to India and applying for France work permit? Likely, yes The French Consulate General in Frankfurt (competent ...
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What is defined as work WRT G-4 spousal visa?

Not only can't you do consulting work for your foreign connections while you're in the US before you've obtained your employment authorization document (EAD), you can't obtain an EAD to set yourself ...
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What is defined as work WRT G-4 spousal visa?

Does consulting for an non-US company, while I'm physically in the US, count as work? Yes. Does it break the conditions of the spouse visa? Yes. If all work goes through my company (based in the ...
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How long does it take to get a Green Card if you win DV lottery while you are inside the USA?

The process of getting a green card from within the US is Adjustment of Status, filed with I-485. If you are in the US, in status, and have nothing barring you from Adjustment of Status, you can ...
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Short-Term Contract in Germany, entitled to unemployment benefits after it ends?

The official site lists the requirements for Arbeitslosengeld: You were employed and payed into the insurance for at least 12 of the last 30 months. ✓ You notified the Amt well in advance (for ...
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Working from home with blue card in Germany

From very recent personal experience, the answer is yes. I've just changed my employer by informing KVR. The new position meets all Blue Card criteria(salary, industry, etc.) and the company has a ...
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Working from home with blue card in Germany

That works, that's how I work since our company announced its remote-first policy. My wife and I moved to another city in another Bundesland that we liked. After some time, the Ausländerbehörde (...
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Working from home with blue card in Germany

The German authorities for work permits do not care where you work exactly (assuming it's somewhere inside Germany). For some jobs, you might not even have a fixed office workplace. But a work permit ...
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2nd Gen Ex-PR trying to get back to Singapore

If you left Singapore as a second generation PR without completing your National Service, it is extremely unlikely that your PR would be reinstated. Quite the contrary, if your parents did not do the ...
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2nd Gen Ex-PR trying to get back to Singapore

This question has remained unanswered for months, suggesting that the information sought is not readily available. You could contact the Singapore Law Society, and ask them how to find a Singapore ...
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Lawyer submitted my PERM for a location based position. But now they're telling me a new my PERM is necessary because I'm working remotely

Is there any option to keep the PERM without returning to job's location? No. Job site location is part of the PERM application (see part H), and is also a parameter in the determination of the ...
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Does my previous time with a residency permit for work in Germany count towards permanent residency?

Yes, the time of work before you become a student will be taken into account. It is not about working several months/years in a row; it is the total sum of months/years you have paid into the social ...
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Application Canadian Work Permit without LMIA

Should they require an LMIA to get me to Canada? In most cases, yes. An LMIA is required for most foreign workers in Canada. Exemptions can be found here; no obvious situations apply to you. Are ...
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