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People want to know if you are currently authorized (green card, H1-B, etc.), not if you are eligible to apply. Just because you are eligible, that does not mean that you will get a work permit/visa that allows you to work in the US. The work authorization process in the US is complicated and may require the employer to which you are applying to sponsor your ...


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There is some debate on the issue, but the consensus is that you can't work while you're in the US independently of where the company you work for is located. This article explains this: But the grumble of many job-ready H4 visa holders is that they’re also banned from working remotely for companies back in their home nation. Freelancing, or even ...


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If you're not certain whether to mention something, you should mention it. It's not like they don't know about it; they will have it in their records. If you don't mention it, you will appear deceptive, which will work against you. In fact, if you seem deceptive, your application will probably fail for that reason alone. So you should mention it along ...


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If your spouse moves to an EU country under EU rules (except Poland because in this case national rules take precedence) then you would be entitled to a residence permit as well and you could work in the same country without restrictions. Getting a spousal permit is therefore generally much easier than getting a work visa on your own, at least if you are ...


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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 with my details: https://www.berlin-partner.de/en/our-services/talent-services/. Berlin Partner was willing to take on my case (free of charge--they're gov't ...


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I called the Home Office today to explain about my case and I was told that I could stay in the UK for up to 28 days after my Tier 2 visa expires.


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The form is asking if you have ever been in Germany on a settlement track. This would include spouse visas, family permits, work permits, asylum claims, study visas, and the like. Therefore, in your application you should answer: Q: "Have you lived in Germany before?" - A: No Q: "Have you ever been to Germany before?" - A: Yes


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Despite what many believe, there aren't as many non-spy links between countries in terms of sharing of criminal records. Generally, the onus is on the applicant to provide such details, if required. For example, applying for a driver's license in Victoria, Australia, as a New Zealand citizen - two very closely linked countries, I still had to write to the ...


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Your 'special categories' sound like the 'Highly Skilled Migrant' category. Now it's not clear what would qualify for that -- it sounds like it's something you can argue for any skill if you can provide evidence. However that doesn't exempt you from the work visa, it just makes the process simpler. From the Russian Embassy in the UK website: A foreign ...


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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 full flexibility in terms of mobility (not needing to re-apply for each country for work permits), whereas starting your own company lets you sidestep the labour ...


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Working permits are still national matters in the EU and your German working permit does not allow you to work in Luxembourg. To the extent that your internship counts as work, you would therefore need some form of authorization from Luxembourg. For less than 90 days, you can however travel to and stay in Luxembourg on the basis of your German residence ...


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Short answer: Absolutely not legal. Entering the US as a visitor means that you are not permitted to take up employment of any kind. This includes being a contractor. And this also applies to Canadians. I find it appalling that an immigration lawyer even suggested such a thing. From Information for Canadians: All Canadians are reminded that U.S. law ...


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In most cases, the person applying for the work permit (or residence visa) is required to provide the police record. This means that the information is usually provided to the applicant by their home police force (or the police in countries they have lived in), and then submitted as part of the application. The process for obtaining a report varies a great ...


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Having a company registered in the US doesn't allow you to be present in the US to do work. The most common visa that computer specialists get is H1B but with that you can't really be a freelancer. You will need to be employed by a company in the US which means also that your employer have to sponsor an H1 for you. And if I remember correctly self-...


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The procedure to change your status of residence while in Japan is described here (so the first thing to note is that there is such a procedure at all, so it is possible to at least apply to have your status changed). When you enter Japan for a short-term stay, as with a tourism visa or with a visa-free 90 days landing permission, your status is "Temporary ...


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The EU directive is somewhat vague about that and the details are left to each individual participating state. In Germany, the relevant statute is the Aufenthaltsgesetz (“Residence act”). My reading of article 19 is that you do not need a degree in the exact same field (outside of regulated professions of course). But you do need some recognised higher ...


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Know this question was posted a while ago but someone else could stumble across it like I did. I'm a recruiter and I know for myself and most of my colleagues, if someone asks up front if you are eligible for employment what they are really asking is are you able to work without a visa transfer / sponsorship of any kind. Since almost everyone knows you can't ...


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Agreed that EOI does not cost, but to be eligible to apply the EOI, you first will have to get your qualification and work experience assessed from ACS (https://acs.org.au/) which costs A$ 500. You also will need to have proof of competent English (http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/Immi-FAQs/how-can-i-prove-i-have-competent-english) and the tests for ...


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On UK visa forms you can expect to see this wording: 6.3 Have you ever been refused a visa for any country including the UK? 6.7 Have you ever been deported, removed or otherwise required to leave any country, including the UK? As you can see, they ask both about being refused the visa before arrival, and being removed/deported upon or after ...


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The big problem that I see with this arrangement is that the UK considers it work -- and it is; you will literally be working for compensation -- and will not allow you to enter for that purpose without a work visa.


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What an interesting challenge! I looked at the CNN article, which mentioned "Counselor" Antonio Tedeschi. The word "Counselor" sounds like the position held by a local government official. There were too many towns to review, so I searched for the region "Molise," which might be similar to what we know as a county, and could explain how the offer could ...


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If the form asks for an address, you should fill in an address. It's possible that your application would be accepted without it, but as a rule, when the bureaucracy asks, it expects an answer. Temporary housing is ok; for example, the Jordan embassy states that You must fill in the address where you will reside as soon as you enter France for the first ...


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There is. It is called "H1b" visa. These visas are limited and there are only 65000 of them available a year (with some exceptions, for example additional 20000 available if you have an advanced degree from a US university, or there's no cap for certain research-affiliated employees like professors or doctors). Unless your employer is exempt from the cap (...


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Under the bilateral agreements with the EU (currently still in force, possibly not for long), you do have the right to move to Switzerland for a short time to look for work. What you need for that is a “livret L” as you can't get a “livret B” before you have a specific job offer. I am not entirely sure how it works in practice but my understanding is that ...


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You are on a T2 and want to resign from your employer and return to the US. You do not have to wait until the notice of curtailment, and your history looks better if you do not require them to go through this step. To play it strictly by the book, you would send your employer a resignation. At the same time, send UKVI the resignation along with a cover ...


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From what you have described, your Civil Engineering degree is 5 years of education. Based on the number of years of study, it's likely to be considered equivalent to a Bachelor degree under the following clause: Bachelor Degree To receive 15 points for having at least a Bachelor degree, you must have met the requirements for an award of Bachelor degree by ...


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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 true, right? You plan to stay on in Malta beyond the end of 90 days given by a Schengen because you plan to work. Given that you have secured permission to ...


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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 "residence law" (Act on the Residence, Economic Activity and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory, or Aufenthaltsgesetz, please see Act in ...


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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 office reviewing my case and answering any of my specific questions). The price worth it to me for peace of mind and a thorough understanding of my options. ...


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Unfortunately, the only derived status the spouse of an H-1B can automatically acquire is an H-4, which allows one to live in the US but generally not to work. The exception to the last bit is that, if the H-1B's employer begins the process of sponsoring the H-1B for permanent residence the H-4 spouse can apply for employment authorization, but as a ...


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