Cross-border marriage - what are the issues?
August 21, 2013 12:49 PM Subscribe
Due to a series of very bad events, my wife and I have ended up employed in two different countries. We are both American by nationality and university professors by profession, currently employed in the Netherlands. Her new position, for which she is applying for a visa now, is in Scotland. She cannot have her old job back, and I do not have a position in Scotland. So we are both foreigners in the countries in which we are employed, and we are (or, rather, will be soon) employed in two different countries. What are some of the immigration issues we need to consider here?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike to law & government (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My current work visa (a kennismigrant visa) requires me to be in the Netherlands for 180 days in any consecutive year. I have been told that there might be other visas that would be more flexible, but I'm still in the process of trying to figure that out. My wife will have a Tier 2 general visa in the UK, which has a similar 180 restriction.
Of course we are contacting people who deal with visa issues to advise us, but I was hoping that AskMetafilter would have some advice or be able to highlight some issues we might not have thought of. Has anyone been in this situation? If so, how did you deal with it?
Extra info: I should be able to work remotely, if my visa(s) would allow it.