Questions tagged [visa]

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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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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Are the Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme and British-Irish Visa Scheme directly linked?

At present there seem to be two schemes by which holders of UK short-stay visa may enter Ireland: The SSWVP and the BIVS. Given their partial duplicate coverage of the same nationalities (India, China)...
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Working for a second company on a employment-based US visa

If someone is in the US on an employment visa such as H1B or O1 sponsored by their first company, can they work their free hours for a second company based in US without having to file for a new ...
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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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H1B consular processing after company is liquidated

This past October I was given an H1B visa. Since I applied for consular processing, I didn't immediately changed my status from F-1 to H1B. Now my company is terminating their employees in the next ...
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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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Do H1B visa holders allowed to use Patreon to get extra income?

Could anyone explain if H1B visa holders legally allowed to use Patreon or similar services to get some extra income or not?
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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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Power of Attorney Visa Application

I am a US Citizen currently in Bulgaria with my girlfriend. I was a previously a contractor in the Middle east and came to Bulgaria straight from my last contract - on a passport (90 days validity) ...
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Am I able to work in Germany but live in an overseas area of France?

There are a lot of areas which are basically 'France' but are not actually in the country. For example caribean islands etc. (Overseas France) In my job I am not physically bound to any specific ...
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USPTO: Intent to Use Trademark Registration

Intent to use trademark registration with USPTO in the US. Individual legal entity type. An intent to use trademark registration does not show evidence of a mark being used in commerce. An ITU ...
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Are UK Tier 4 visa holders permitted to have royalty income?

I am going to the UK for an MA degree. According to the Tier-4 rules, I am not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week or be self-employed. I currently have a published book, and I receive ...
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Do accelerators or incubators help to getting visa?

If I have a MVP(Minimum viable Product = creating a prototype of a tech invention or idea) that I like to find an investor or create a startup around it in UK/Germany/US/Canada, applying for ...
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Transit in United States on C1/D visa

I have a C1/D visa. I will be going to Mexico and the transit of the U.S. is 17.05 hours. In this case they will let me rest in a hotel?
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In the U.S.A., how much do you need to make from a project before it becomes a business?

So lets say you do not have a U.S. citizenship but you spend a lot of time in the U.S. You buy products and create goods from them which you resell (say you build sheds out of wood or something of the ...
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Schengen visa refusal

I am an Indian citizen based in the UK. I intend to make a series of trips to France in the next few months, but firstly, I intend to visit the Netherlands in April. In keeping with the rules in the ...
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Can students on F-1 visa in U.S. operate a software business incorporated offshore?

If I were to form an offshore company (IBC) for an internet business, can I run it in U.S. on F-1 Student status? It is just a software application. People go on the website to pay and download it. ...
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What if a US dual citizen gets a US visa stamp on his foreign passport?

I was born in Canada but became a US citizen through my US citizen father at birth. My father lives in the US, so I came down here to acquire proof of my US citizenship (which of course I now have!) ...
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Entering the US with an expired green card

I'm a Filipino passport-holder but I also have an expired US green card. I'm currently in South Korea for my master's degree and I wish to visit USA this summer to see family. My green card's expiry ...
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Can non-US citizens challenge US border entry refusal?

Reading this article where an Australian citizen was refused entry at the US border because the officer considered she was about to undertake "paid employment" when in fact under the visa waiver ...
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Can I claim asylum after I land in New Zealand with visit visa?

I'm having the following situation: My home country has been in civil unrest for about 7 years, you may guess the name.. And because of my age I am under the risk of being immediately take into ...