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Answer for "Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?" in academic/postdoc position

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 ...
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Applying for a Canadian work-visa, at what stage do I get a UCI? Is this a scam?

You are being scammed. Nothing about this adds up. You definitely do not need to send money in order to prove you have it. Bank statements do the job much better. Sending them money proves nothing. ...
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Are H4 visa holders allowed to do remote intellectual work?

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 ...
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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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How to answer the question "Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?"

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 ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

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 ...
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How long can I legally overstay in the UK after my Tier 2 visa expires?

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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Germany Employment Visa - "Have you lived in Germany before?" What is considered as living?

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 ...
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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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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

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. ...
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How to get a work permit for Moscow, Russia

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 ...
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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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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

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 ...
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Working in Luxemburg for non-EU citizen with valid work permit in Germany

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 ...
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Is it true that you don't need a degree to work as an "IT specialist" in Germany? What exactly classifies as "IT specialist" in this context?

UPDATE: YES, from 01.03.2020 one does not need a degree to work as an IT specialist in Germany. Please see the following information (in German) for details: Details on the new law: "Eine ...
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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

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 ...
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How do countries access criminal information from foreign citizens?

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 ...
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Working as contractor in USA as foreign citizen (EU)

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. ...
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Answer for "Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?" in academic/postdoc position

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 ...
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Is it possible to switch from tourist visa to other status while in Japan?

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 ...
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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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Revoked visa and given a 5 year ban

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 ...
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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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Australian Skilled Independent Visa - What are the chances of my application getting accepted

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 ...
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Am I just considered a tourist, and am I able to leave and return to the UK while on that free tourism visa?

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 ...
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How exactly do we apply for the $27,000 which is being offered to move to Italy?

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 ...
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"Address in France" for Long stay french visa for researchers

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. ...
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Am I eligible for any USA work visas?

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 ...
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Moving into Switzerland in a shared house before finding a job

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 ...
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How to terminate a UK tier 2 visa?

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 ...
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