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Government authorization to travel. Typically required of non-citizen visitors to a country, and usually encumbered by restrictions on dates and activities that are allowed the visitor.

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Vodafone offering lifetime free unlimited talk text and data to Ukrainian refugees - unlawful discrimination?

This seems to me a flagrant violation of the human rights and equality acts. I mean at least if it is giving preferential treatment to Ukrainian rather than say Syrian refugees. If I’m not mistaken ...
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India immigration law: Does religious freedom provide an excuse to overstay a visa?

If a person overstays their tourist visa in India while staying with a guru in an ashram, can they be excused without penalty when they exit?
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What is the history of visas and when did they begin to become requirements for entering a country?

I was told that back in the day (like Renaissance era) you didn't need a visa to go to places. Specifically the US and UK but I'm guessing it was all relatively closer to the same time around the ...
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How can I confirm that an attorney is legit?

There's an attorney I can use to jump through MANY hoops to get a good passport. His work he published on his website seems legit according to the translator I used. He's publishing hundreds of ...
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What visa should one apply for if they want to become partners in a UK firm?

Suppose that a person is an international student wanting to invest in an existing firm in UK. Which visa types could such a person opt for and what advantages would each type have over a skilled ...
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How can my non EU girlfriend stay in Italy more than 90 days?

My girlfriend wants to come to Italy with me (an EU citizen). She is not an EU citizen and wants to stay for more than 90 days in Italy. She is 19 years of age and has a grandaunt (who is an Italian ...
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Can a foreigner from non-EU country rent out his/her apartment in Germany?

I travel a lot to Germany as a tourist. I was thinking of buying an apartment there. Germany laws do allow you to buy property even on tourist visa. But I was wondering if I could rent that property ...
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H-1B visa approved with incorrect Occupation/Job code

Suppose that a person A is on an H-1B visa in USA working as a Software Engineer in California. A accepted a new offer and the company lawyers applied for an H-1B petition. It got approved. When A ...
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Family re-unification visa processing time

Is there anything in immigration law in Germany which enforces that a family re-unification visa process should be finished maximum in a defined interval? I am from Afghanistan and having EU Blue-Card....
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What is the dependence of an individual's religion when applying for an Indian visa?

Recently a decision was made by those concerned in India to make the visa given to Afghan refuges to be independent of religion (Source). The article states that there is a religion based priority for ...
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Transit through US for Indian travelers during Covid

An order was passed by the US government restricting travel to the USA, for non-US-citizens who have been physically present in India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in the USA. This question is ...
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How can a F-2 visa holder establish a company but can't work inside the US?

As I searched about, I found that establishing a new company inside the US is allowed for everyone, but working inside the US is not allowed for certain type of visas like F-2 visa that is a student's(...
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Can the German Embassy go through your Whatsapp messages during Visa document verification process?

I am a Pakistani professional living and working in Germany under an "EU Blue Card" visa. I got married a little while back and to join me in Germany, my wife has applied for a Family ...
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Registering as a freelancer in Germany

I recently lost my job & therefore I registered myself with ArbeitAgentur for unemployment benefits. The benefits will start from the next month. I've been working for the past 4 years as regular ...
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When sponsoring a spouse (UK visa), what do the various relationship types mean and how do they affect the application?

When making a visa application in the U.K. for a sponsor to invite a foreigner to marry there is a section in the application that asks "What is your relationship to SPONSOR'S NAME"? There ...
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If I have a EU research visa from one country can I start research activities in a different one?

I am Russian citizen who was working at a French University with a valid French permit of stay. I started working at a Portuguese University before my French permit of stay expired. After two month of ...
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To what extent can the Australian government deport people on temporary visas for breaking lockdown restrictions?

From Immigration Minister Alex Hawke vows to deport temporary visa holders who breach COVID rules The Minister said he had “asked the Department of Home Affairs to work closely with NSW agencies and ...
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US citizen incorporating a company where he won't work and hiring an H1B as the CEO

Can a US citizen incorporate a company where he won't work and hire an H1B visa holder as the CEO?
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Can someone from a non-English speaking country and university apply for universities inside Canada or US without TOEFL or IELTS? [closed]

Someone at OneKeyVisa immigration agency told my friend that she can apply for and get accepted to US universities and get her Student Visa without any English test scores and then request some ...
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Stay in Germany after masters degree

I am going to obtain masters degree in mathematics in Berlin. The market in this field is very competitive. How I stay in Germany after graduation? (I heard that 3 years, is it true?) Can I work in ...
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What is the legal & tax position of a UK person working remotely for UK firm, in non-UK locations, in Europe and globally?

This question is inspired by this question on travel.stackexchange.com. I am mainly asking about a UK viewpoint, but am interested others (Europe, USA, commonwealth, etc), because at its root, this is ...
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Can a J-1 postdoc start a remote job abroad?

I am a postdoc in a US university on a J-1 visa. I have found a tenure-track faculty position in Europe, and would like to start there soon. However, it's not clear if I will be able to travel in time,...
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Can the "Promise of leaving country after studies", part of a student permit request be used to refuse a marriage?

This question concerns Switzerland, but I suppose this can apply to many countries with similar rules. When a foreigner (non-CH or EU citizen) applies for a student (B) permit, this person has to ...
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Can I leave a EU country (Germany) with an expired visa but with a another already being created?

The case of my friend is: she lives in Germany, has a visa that is already expired, and she already paid for a new one and it is being produced, but the waiting time is 2+ month. She can't wait ...
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Accepting two offers from two EU countries

I had an offer from a Spanish company last month and I accepted it. And because I am a non EU citizen I need Visa process to be completed before I can join I am waiting for some documents here in my ...
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What are the limits on the president's power to remove nonimmigrants using INA 221(i) and INA 237(a)(1)(B)?

According to INA 221(i) (8 USC 1201(i)): After the issuance of a visa or other documentation to any alien, the consular officer or the Secretary of State may at any time, in his discretion, revoke ...
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Not able go back to China with a B2 Tourist visa

My relatives came to America from China (not Wuhan) in the middle of January, and they have a B2 tourist visa, meaning that they can only stay in the US for 6 months. They had planned to return at the ...
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What laws apply to Visa holders in the US?

I'm a French citizen currently staying in Los Angeles for studies under an F1 Visa. I was told that in the US, only federal law applies to foreigners which is why despite Pot being legalized in ...
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Does an E2 visa allow someone to work in the US unrestricted

I have an E2 Visa for the USA, this has a named company on it. What I’m unclear about is - does this allow me to work in the US for anyone? Or does it restrict me specifically to that company.
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Can a spouse get an Indian visa & OCI for a US-born child from an EU country, if the husband is in India?

I have heard both parents need to be present in same country for applying minor's Indian visa, with only exception of death or divorce. Note that - Father is not in the same country as Mother. ...
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If I want to work in UK, do I need a Visa?

Now that Brexit happened, if someone from the EU wants to work in UK, do they need a Visa, Permit, or anything similar?
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Legal issues with selling goods in home country when not authorized to work in US?

If someone is not authorized to work in the US and they are currently living there, are there any laws being broken if they ship goods back to their home country? For example, if we call the goods "...
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Are international US REU candidates considered "independent researchers" under B-1/B-2 visa category?

US REU programs sometimes accept "self-funded" international students. Such international candidates do not receive any financial assistance from the host university but participate in research. ...
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Question about (kind of old) immigration process

Long story short: I live in Washington DC (South American country citizen, Green Card now). I started the process to get H1b Visa (March-2016, I know, long ago) with a company in Houston, TX. In ...
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Can airlines refuse boarding for complex itinerary involving two passports neither of which would be allowed alone?

Bob is the citizen of countries A and B. His passports are in different names. Both A and B are fine with dual citizenship but citizens of A need a visa to enter B, and vice versa. Bob books a flight ...
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Can my UK debt be collected because I have to return to US?

I am a US citizen residing on a UK work visa and due to a horrible work environment I have decided to resign. Due to the limitations of my visa I am only allowed to work for this specific company in ...
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Clarity on J-1 visa language

I got my J-1 visa renewed yesterday at the US consulate in India. The visa and DS-2019 say "Bearer is NOT subject to section 212 (e)" and "Not subject to the two-year residency requirement", ...
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Two year home residency and citizenship under section 322

Background: I went to the U.S. on a J-1 Visa in 2014 and am subject to the two year home residency requirement. My wife is a U.S. Citizen born abroad. Our child, also born outside of the U.S. (in 2013)...
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Should I seek the services of a lawyer when marrying my girlfriend who is on a J1 student visa?

We are planning on getting married. I am a US citizen and she is a student here on a J1 visa from Germany. She does not have a residency requirement. We have been together nearly 2.5 years and have ...
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How best to extend UK Partner Visa from U.S.?

I have a UK partner Visa that is expiring on June 13, 2019. I am a U.S. citizen currently living in NYC. My partner is British and we have a 2.5 year old son. What is the best (easiest and most cost ...
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How does bigamy affect a UK Spouse Visa?

I am a British citizen. I sponsored my 'husband' for a spouse visa but found out he's already married in the USA. His legal wife notified Home Office. I knew he was in a relationship but not that he ...
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IELTS for Tier 2 General visa

I want to apply for "Tier2 General" visa for the UK. According to the embassy's website, I need to prove my English skills. They need IELTS in level B1. There are 2type of IELTS exam: IELTS UKVI ...
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Can an unfinished Integrated Master’s qualify for an H-1B? [closed]

I’m at the last year of an integrated Master’s degree in the UK. This means that if this was a normal degree, I would have earned a bachelor’s at the end of last year. Because it’s integrated, I ...
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How can I sue an empolyer for immigration status discrimination?

My situation is as follows: I interviewed with a prestigious financial service company in downtown NYC. A few days after my onsite, the head recruiter gave me a call saying "Congrats!" they would ...
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

I am reading conflicting information. 1) OCI is lifelong. YET- 2) OCI is needed to be renewed each time passport is renewed before 21. YET- 3) OCI card holder can travel to India with OCI on old ...
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Is permanent residence (unbefristete Niederlassungserlaubnis) in Germany counted as visa?

For job application, I need to answer this question: Do you currently hold or have held a visa in the past 12 months for the location that the role is in? The role is in Germany and I hold permanent ...
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Procedure for Trial if Defendant Does Not Have a Visa To Attend Trial?

I am interested in both civil and criminal cases. Suppose a defendant is charged with a crime or has a civil complaint is filed against that defendant. However, the defendant is granted bail or just ...
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Lie about US citizenship

If I tell a lie about my US citzenship (I am actually not), but not to a governmental agencies, I get no benefits, and I don't have the purpose to get any benefits from it, what code will specify the ...
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Marrying a US citizen without applying for a green card

I am on a J1 Visa but will marry a US citizen in December, 6 Months before my J1 expires. I do not want to apply for a Green Card afterwards, instead I want to go back home to study. Will I legally ...
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Partially Paid by US entity under B1/B2 Visa or Visa waiver. Is it legal?

My EU employer is an affiliate company of a US company. Whenever the EU company’s employees are required to travel to US (under B1/B2 visa or a Visa waiver program) for some meetings with some US ...
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