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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a PTE Home B1 test sufficient for a UK Skilled Worker visa application?

However, the first statement appears on a site not specific to the a Skilled Worker visa, and could as well mean that some visa types allow a PTE Home test (e.g. spouse visa require only PTE Home A1). ...
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My husband's getting a H1B visa, can I expect any type of work permit in USA?

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, ...
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Working in USA, for a USA company, temporary without a green card?

The usual route to the USA with a job is through the H-1B visa. An H-1B visa is through a lottery system. You must find a company willing to hire you. The company submits an application in the spring. ...
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Work remotely while waiting for visa?

In a cross-border employment relationship, beyond visa/work permit issues, there are also issues with social security/national insurance and with taxation. If you live and work in the UK, to be ...
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What is the best way to move my family to the U.K. permanently?

The most straightforward route is working at a Tier 2 sponsored position for five years, followed by an application to settle in the UK. You should read the detailed guidance on the gov.uk website (...
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

There is a high concern about fraud when it comes to lost, stolen, or damaged visas. The State Department instructs people to re-apply for a new visa if their visa is damaged in any way. Having a ...
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Getting the Permanent Residence Permit In Germany with and without the Blue Card

After 5 years, you will become a “long-term resident” under EU law but it does not make all that much of a difference. After 5 years, you can also apply for a Niederlassungserlaubnis but there are a ...
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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

Not really. The process is mostly the same. A Canadian citizen would still need an H-1B or L-1 petition filed by the employer and approved by USCIS, just like someone from any other country, including ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

This is not meant to address tax implications, solely the implications of working in Canada while under another type of permit. Working remotely for a company located outside of Canada, where the ...
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Applying for jobs in Singapore without Employment Pass?

Singapore is a small country with lots of foreigners working in all sorts of jobs. As a rule, for professional roles, unless the job posting states "Singaporeans & PRs only" (and many do), it's ...
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Is Biometric Residence Permit issued in UK actually a visa?

The residence permit is not a visa; it's a residence permit. Because it is evidence of your permission to reside in the UK, it can be used to enter the UK. For more information, see https://www.gov....
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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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While waiting for work visa approval in Germany, can I stay or do I have to leave?

You can stay in Germany, until your application has been processed, see § 81 Abs. 3 Satz 1 AufenthG: If a foreigner who is legally resident in the federal territory and does not possess a residence ...
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Renewing J-1 and J-2 visas

Before addressing your questions, I would like to mention the difference between having a valid visa and having valid status. The visa has no bearing whatsoever on whether you are allowed to stay in ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

Many people get confused about the difference between a visa and an extension of stay. A visa is obtained overseas that gives permission to enter the country; an extension of stay is obtained within ...
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Moving to Germany

As the husband of an EU citizen, you are entitled to a free visa. In the application, you will have to show that you are married to your wife, of course. Beyond that, there are only very limited ...
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What benefit has the Diversity Immigrant Visa program? (Green Card Lottery)

To get a working visa, a prospective employee has to find a job with an employer that meets the qualifications for visa sponsorship. After some years in the working visa status, the employee may ...
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

Email the US embassy in Bangkok or and simply tell them that your [country] passport was stolen and the US visa that was issued is missing. Ask them if you can get a replacement visa and what steps ...
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