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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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Can I legally compell a student to go back to their home country?

Such a clause is probably unenforceable First, it’s borderline unconscionable, “extremely unjust, or overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of the party who has the superior bargaining power, that they are ...
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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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Which states use disproportionate punishment in case of forged travel documents?

Do you consider caning disproportionate? Both Singapore and Malaysia can punish travelling on false papers with caning. Most EU countries have punishments of 0-3 years imprisonment (Hungary has 8), so ...
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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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Visit Canada while on US tourist visa

Be very cautious about this! It depends on whether your visa is "single entry" or "multiple entry". From the US State Department: Depending on your nationality, visas can be ...
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If I move to Indonesia as a British citizen but continue to work for a British company how will my tax work?

The usual method is that every country charges you income tax for income that you make while your body is in the country. Big exception is the USA which wants a chunk of every income, and some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vodafone offering lifetime free unlimited talk text and data to Ukrainian refugees - unlawful discrimination?

No Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 allows "proportionate means" to "overcome or minimise ... disadvantage". This is why charitable acts targeted at a particular nationality, ...
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What documents must I carry on me while in the US on J1 visa?

Legally speaking a printout of your I-94 satisfies the letter of the law. Most people do not carry this around, however. The only people who will enforce this law are federal immigration agents (...
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What's the easiest way to extend my J-1 grace period?

Can I extend my stay by simply walking across the US-Canadian border and then walking back? In principle, yes, that could work, assuming you have the necessary documents to enter Canada. There's no ...
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