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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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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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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Is it legal to cross the channel in a private rowing boat or sailing boat?

To go to France, you have to show your passport. I don't know how exactly that works if you swim across... but in any case, if you can (physically) swim across, then rowing or sailing across must be (...
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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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Do online work in the US if you're not a permanent resident

Is doing online work (making websites, programming, graphics, writing etc) in the US illegal if you're not a permanent resident and you are on a tourist visa? Could you do it and get paid on a non-...
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Will I have problems if I accept two job offers in two different EU countries?

I am non-European and I have never lived in France. I recently got a job offer from a company in France and I signed it. A few weeks later, I received another job offer from a company in Germany. ...
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Tier 2 Visa to Spouse Visa (UK) - claim income tax refund?

I am a UK citizen and my wife is on a Tier 2 General visa. We would like to apply for Spouse visa so that she is able to find work with other companies (her present visa is issued for a specific ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Visa application refused in Germany

I am from Mauritius and was supposed to take employment in Germany on the 23rd January in Dusseldorf. I was told by my company, who confirmed with the foreign office, that i should not require a visa ...
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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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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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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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Visa requirements for foreign board members of US public companies

Does a foreign member of a US public company board of directors need a work visa in the USA? For example, if a large foreign company invested in a US public company and wanted board representation, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Working in the US after a J1 visa

I can have a 6-months J1 visa to work in the US and I'm wondering how I could stay working in the US after the visa expires. On http://j1visa.state.gov/basics/common-questions/ it says: My visa ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Fastest Way to become a US Citizen

Fastest Way to become a US Citizen → In general, getting a US citizenship is a tedious process it takes a lot of time. If someone starts a Business in the USA after coming from India and gives ...
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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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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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Equity compensation for a foreign worker

Can an employee working from India get equity compensation from the employer who is registered in the USA? The employee does not hold a work visa in the USA and the employer does not have a registered ...
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As a dependent of a G4 visa holder, can I work in the USA past the age of 23?

My mother works on an international organization and holds a G4 visa. I, as her son/dependent, received a G4 visa as well. Currently I have an Employment Authorization Card (EAC) which allows me to ...
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I understand the US portion for applying for a K1 Visa - what about requirements from Russia?

Suppose an American citizen is engaged to a Russian citizen. The couple would like to be able to live in America together. They do not particularly need to live together in Russia, although the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...