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Can my UK debt be collected because I have to return to US?

Questions about being barred from entry into the UK 10 years down the road need to be asked some number of years in the future. Current practice is that the Home Secretary does not bar entry because ...
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What laws apply to Visa holders in the US?

All laws (federal, state and local) apply to everybody, unless you have diplomatic immunity. That is, unless e.g. the federal government decides as a matter of policy to ignore certain federal laws. ...
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Can a foreigner from non-EU country rent out his/her apartment in Germany?

A non-E.U. person may own real property in Germany and may rent it. Earning rental income from an isolated piece of investment property is not considered being "gainfully employed" for ...
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What laws apply to Visa holders in the US?

only federal law applies to foreigners This is not correct. For example, there is no federal law criminalizing murder generally. (There are federal laws criminalizing murder in certain specific ...
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Lie about US citizenship

If you falsely claim to be a US citizen in order to obtain work, vote in a US election, or receive public benefits in the United States, you can be deported, lose a green card, or be banned from ever ...
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How can I sue an empolyer for immigration status discrimination?

It is discrimination. However, it is legal, and generally not grounds for a lawsuit. Discrimination is legal, except when it is based upon certain specific categories, such as race, sex, and religion....
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What if a US dual citizen gets a US visa stamp on his foreign passport?

You got an entry stamp, not a visa stamp. A US visa (aka "visa stamp") is a physical sticker that you have to go to a US consulate to apply for, which takes up one page of your passport and says "US ...
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How can my non EU girlfriend stay in Italy more than 90 days?

Unfortunately, there are no EU visa’s for non-family members on the basis of a romantic partnership or relationship. The EU recognizes family members to be facilitated entry and residence as follows: ...
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Entering the US with an expired green card

You will probably not be allowed to enter the United States if your visa is expired. Sometimes foreign student advisors at a college or an immigration attorney will know how to expedite the process to ...
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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 is a tricky question on the intersection of visa and tax laws. It is tricky because every country can make its own rules that apply when you are in that country or do business in that country. ...
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How can I confirm that an attorney is legit?

The short answer is that there are many different ways that different countries regulate lawyers, and thus, many different ways to go about confirming the legitimacy of a lawyer. There is also ...
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How does bigamy affect a UK Spouse Visa?

If the purported husband (PH) has not attempted to enter the UK under false pretenses, and has not submitted documents containing false statements to the UK government, it is hard to see how he might ...
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Lie about US citizenship

It's important to be clear about what you mean by "benefit," but if you're truly obtaining no legally cognizable benefit, then a lie about citizenship status is protected by the First Amendment. The ...
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Can I claim asylum after I land in New Zealand with visit visa?

New Zealand has ratified the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment and the International Covenant ...
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In the U.S.A., how much do you need to make from a project before it becomes a business?

Less than zero dollars. An undertaking like this is usually categorized as either a hobby or a business. The official guidance is in IRS Publication 535, but a determinination takes into account lots ...
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Working in the US after a J1 visa

According to the Common Questions you have 30 days to leave the country after your program is over. However, this implies that you may not work unless you have obtained an extension to your program. ...
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Is it legal to cross the channel in a private rowing boat or sailing boat?

Is it legal to cross the channel in a private rowing boat or sailing boat? Yes. Can he land on any old beach, or does he have to go to a port to identify himself? It depends. Who is on board, ...
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Will I have problems if I accept two job offers in two different EU countries?

As far as your visa is concerned, both, France and Germany are in the Schengen area, so a visa in one of those countries will give you access to both. As for as your work permit is concerned, at ...
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If I want to work in UK, do I need a Visa?

Not before the transition period ends (31 December 2020): During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market. That means, until the transition ends, most ...
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What laws apply to Visa holders in the US?

All the laws apply to you. But you have extra rules: the conditions of your visa. Non-citizens are present at the pleasure of the government, and the big four they don't want (unless visa allows) ...
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Not able go back to China with a B2 Tourist visa

They must apply for an extension of the visa: you can read about the UCIS covid-19 response here. The application must be "timely", so this should be done now. Even though the extension will probably ...
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Can non-US citizens challenge US border entry refusal?

For most grounds of inadmissibility, most nonimmigrants are actually entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge before being removed from the US. See 8 CFR 235.3(b)(3): (3) Additional charges ...
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Can non-US citizens challenge US border entry refusal?

The short answer is "no." The executive branch has broad discretionary authority to make a border entry refusal even if someone's paperwork is in order under immigration law. I don't have the ...
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Am I able to work in Germany but live in an overseas area of France?

Let me start off by quoting Wikipedia on Guadeloupe: Guadeloupe, like the other overseas departments, is an integral part of France. As a constituent territory of the European Union and the ...
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Visa application refused in Germany

You were refused entry at a Schengen border control point because you intended to work but did not have the proper documentation to work. In order to work in the EEA you need to be an EEA national or ...
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Can airlines refuse boarding for complex itinerary involving two passports neither of which would be allowed alone?

The question is not if the airline is wrong, the question is if they are negligent If the airline has a reasonable belief that the trip is unlawful then they are within their legal obligations to stop ...
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Can airlines refuse boarding for complex itinerary involving two passports neither of which would be allowed alone?

Probably No. To the extent that the airline is enforcing immigrations laws, it is likely doing so at the direction of a government official or government regulations, or sometimes as an actual agent ...
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To what extent can the Australian government deport people on temporary visas for breaking lockdown restrictions?

Visas can be cancelled for many reasons For the particular circumstances you describe s116 of the Migration Act seems most directly applicable. (1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the Minister ...
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If I have a EU research visa from one country can I start research activities in a different one?

Immigration is up to the individual EU member states. A work visa is only valid in that country. While you might have been able to work for a Portuguese employer remotely from France, your French visa ...
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How can a F-2 visa holder establish a company but can't work inside the US?

You don’t have to work for a company you own I’m an owner of 3 private companies and part owner of dozens of public companies. I only work for one. Other people are employed to do the work. So, you ...
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