A real estate developer offered to meet with me and a friend and have his architect show us conceptual plans of their project in advance of the official unveiling to the public. I've never met with a developer or an architect. What do I do to make this a productive meeting & not waste the time of developer and architect? [more inside]
posted by bertran
on Nov 25, 2013 -
I'm contemplating travelling to India (New Delhi to start with) in January for ~10 days and meeting a friend there who is a naturalized US citizen who was born and raised in India. I know I need a visa in advance of leaving (gathered that much from the US State Dept website) but which kind? And: what else should I know?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Nov 24, 2013 -
I've made a website to make it easier to access state constitutions. Help me figure out how to reach the people who will be most interested.
posted by CollectiveMind
on Sep 10, 2013 -
I have a Citizen Eco-Drive watch that I received last year, and I love it. But the leather strap is coming apart, and the only "real" replacement straps I can find cost $70. Are there any straps that will fit the watch's curved case without costing an arm and a leg? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I'm a US citizen applying for a job in the US. Sounds like no one should think I have visa issues, right? [more inside]
posted by fermezporte
on May 24, 2013 -
DualCitizenshipFilter: I was born an American citizen, the son of a Canadian mother. A few years ago I applied for and received my Canadian citizenship, and was provided with my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. I have never applied for and do not have a Canadian passport. If I were to enter Canada now (by air or land) what do I say, what do I tell them? Can I just show them my canadian card and be done with it? What about coming back to the U.S.A.? Can it be done both ways without either passport?
posted by kjl291
on Sep 17, 2012 -
What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist? [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Apr 1, 2012 -
CellPhoneFilter: An aging senior executive has moved beyond his Blackberry. Any suggestions for a smartphone that makes looking at email easy and dialing numbers even easier? Specific makes and models wanted. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on Nov 2, 2011 -
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election”
Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
posted by espada0
on Mar 10, 2011 -
I recollect reading or hearing a story within the past year or so in which I learned that one can acquire a permit or license from the city (I think it was Philadelphia, my city, but it could have been another city) that allows one to perform the duties of what I would call a "citizen arborist", e.g., if a tree branch were to be busted by a passing vehicle, said citizen arborist would be empowered to perform proper pruning on the spot on said tree for the greater health and well-being of the tree and its neighborhood. I find this so appealing and want to see if I can get that license, but I'm not sure how to start?
posted by subgear
on Oct 1, 2010 -
Can a dual citizen (American and Canadian) get a Secret level security clearance in the United States? I'm starting to hear rumors that they'll ask me to give up my Canadian passport
to get the security clearance. And - by giving up my Canadian passport
are they asking me to renounce my Canadian citizenship to get the security clearance?
posted by raising_arizona
on Sep 15, 2010 -
My 83-year-old mom is thinking of moving to BC to be near me, which I would love. She's a US citizen. (I'm a US citizen, too, but I'm a Permanent Resident of Canada) Does anyone know how my mother would deal with issues such as insurance and health care? I don't think she'll ever be eligible for health care in Canada, so she would have to have something to fall back on if/when she needs health care.
posted by otfence
on Jul 29, 2010 -
My husband and I are U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Are we required to file for divorce in Canada because we're legal residents there? If it's permissible to file in either country, anyone know of pro's or con's for either choice? [more inside]
posted by otfence
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Bought my first watch (ever). Will I be passing it on to my (future) grandkids? What is the lifespan of a watch? [more inside]
posted by Spurious
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Where can I find an Australian migration agent who's good with the creative industries, or otherwise unusual career paths? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Oct 3, 2008 -
International Marriage filter: When a US Citizen marries a foreigner, what process is involved in bringing the new spouse to the US and getting permanent resident status? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jun 23, 2008 -
I am a British citizen, my fiance is Japanese. We are getting married in Japan in August. Immediately after the wedding, we are planning on going to the UK Visa Application Centre in Osaka to apply for a spouse visa to allow my (by then) wife to re-enter the UK and work.
I will then return to the UK towards the end of August and she plans to return in September (once the visa has been approved).
Can anyone who has been through or knows about this process offer any advice, experiences or opinions?
posted by mairuzu
on Jun 11, 2008 -
My girlfriend is a very illegal immigrant living in the United States. When we get married, what will the residency process be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 20, 2006 -
Can my husband, born of a Canadian mother at the wrong time, get Canadian citizenship before moving to Canada? The customs agent told us where to look, but we're still confused. [more inside]
posted by Cricket
on Oct 5, 2006 -
What rights do I have when re-entering the US? Let's say that I, a natural-born US citizen, am returning to the US after a vacation. Does the bill of rights still apply to me when speaking to the nice man at Customs/Immigration? [more inside]
posted by kc8nod
on Sep 19, 2006 -
If a salary is listed in a US job posting is that a hidden signal that the job is actually intended for a non-citizen and that I, as a US citizen, shouldn’t bother applying? [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Seeking advice from US citizens who have married foreigners who happened to be illegal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 14, 2005 -
French Citizenship or Residence
I am a United States citizen who is looking to move to France. I am currently living in the Republic of Ireland but I am finding it harder and harder to maintain legal residence (even though, my mother is remarried to an Irishman and my ancestry is Irish) It seems you either have to be offered a contract for employment or be a student to stay here. I HEARD that requirements for French citizenship or permanent residence were more lenient. Does anyone have any information on this. I am NOT "highly skilled" in the slightest, unless you consider fixing PCs and Macs a skill.
posted by Livewire Confusion
on Feb 5, 2005 -
How do I find a European to marry? I am a well educated 35 year old woman. I want to move to Europe and become an EU citizen. The country doesn't matter.
posted by Stylistique
on Jan 19, 2005 -