My partner and I are moving to Canada to get our PhDs and so we have to apply for study permits (we're US citizens). The application asks if you've been arrested, and my partner has been once. How do we explain the arrest on the application, how do we ensure his study permit isn't denied because of this? Is there anything special we should include? [more inside]
I am emigrating to the the USA from New Zealand in a few weeks for work, but apart from the job I don't have much organised on the other side yet. Is there anyone else out there that has recently made a similar move? What difficulties did you encounter? What would you do differently? Any secret tricks for day-to-day living in the states (e.g.: setting up bank accounts, etc) that you can impart.
Technically I have dual Canadian/US citizenship as my father was a US citizen living in Canada when I was born. I had a passport in the mid-1980s as a small child, but it's long gone now. Who should I talk to about getting another one? (details inside) [more inside]
This video of people refusing to answer questions at immigration checkpoints within the US--not at borders--was the subject of a bOINGbOING post, but it's not clear to me what my actual rights are and what the proper behavior is, if, indeed, I have the right to refuse to cooperate. [more inside]
I am hoping to (eventually) settle in the UK permanently, but one of the requirements is worrying me somewhat, and I was hoping someone could clarify under what circumstances it is possible to leave the UK for short periods of time while on a Skilled Worker Visa. [more inside]
JapanVisaFilter - My visa period is almost up, and my contract is extended but not for a whole year. What's up? [more inside]
How to help my girl stay busy / find work in our quest to move to the United States and start over. Lengthy soul-searching after the jump. [more inside]
I'm a U.S. Citizen and want to get a U.K. Visa, but I have to keep my U.S. job. What are my best options? [more inside]
Immigration Calibration: if the love-of-his-life returns to the Phillipines, will he ever see her again? Or rather, give me a general sense of how easy it would be for her to get another tourist visa to US; get visa to travel here for wedding, live here after marriage. [more inside]
He's American, I'm Canadian; we're not married - anyone have advice or experience with immigration either way to be together? [more inside]
Urgent help needed: tourist visa has been denied from Mexico, what are the options? [more inside]
I'm a travel novice about to embark on a world tour with a deliberately fuzzy itinerary. Help me navigate the mysterious badlands of interacting with immigration & customs officials, rogue cops, and hostel mates. Time-saving travel "hacks" for quickening the visa approval process are also greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Illegal immigrant filter: I'm researching another short story. Civilian militias patrol US borders looking for illegals in the Southwest, but I don't understand the legal underpinnings. [more inside]
Should we bring a lawyer along to my wife's green card interview, or not? I am tempted to say yes, since it wouldn't cost me anything extra, but I heard from an acquaintance who brought a lawyer to her green card interview that the interviewer did not like this (thought she had something to hide) and was hostile towards her. [more inside]
Relationships in which the woman is older (8 years). Will this work for us? Do you know any couples like this? Advice? Please share. [more inside]
Help requested identifying a novel I read in the early 1990s involving Triads and illegal Chinese immigration.
Help requested identifying a novel I read in the early 1990s involving Triads and illegal Chinese immigration. There was an American who was tasked with transporting a Chinese illegal alien across parts of the western US in an automobile (car or pickup truck). I think his eventual destination was WA or OR, and parts of the story were in CA, in a sweatshop (I think). The Triads were involved. Any candidate titles or assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
I'd like to move (from the USA) to Toronto for a year or so. What do I do? [more inside]
Should I use a migration agent to handle my application to migrate to Australia from the U.S.? And if so, what's the best way to go about finding a good one? [more inside]
The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself? [more inside]
I am an obsessive worrier. I've just booked short-notice tickets to spend a week with friends in London. I know where my towel is, but that's about it. Help me do this without losing my shit over the many other small things I need to figure out. [more inside]
Where to start looking for web content (or similar) work in Canada? From New Zealand? [more inside]
I have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Am I permitted to register with the UK electoral roll if I am not yet a British citizen? [more inside]
What countries have had both breadth and depth in immigration? [more inside]
I recall reading somewhere about a 19th century American law whereby a child born in the US would be a citizen only if the father was a citizen and the child was male. It applied either to all non-whites or to only asians. I can't seem to find this anywhere. . . probably because I can barely remember the details! Does this ring a bell for anyone?
How long can EU citizens stay in the United States per year? My girlfriend would like to stay with me for two-three months, then return home to work for a month, come back to the US for a couple months, etc. Will homeland security break up this arrangement after a while? Is there a limit to how many days per year she can stay in the US? To be clear, she won't be working here.
How do we tell his relatives that we got married...one year ago? [more inside]
What are my chances for landing a teaching job in the UK if I have a related BA but little experience? [more inside]
My boyfriend was recently laid-off from his job in a competitive industry where companies are concentrated in certain areas -- he can't find another job in the industry just anywhere. He is looking for a new job in the industry. We (both US citizens) plan to go together to whatever place he finds a job, and there are a good number of opportunities in Canada (relatively speaking), so we are trying to decide if he should apply for jobs there. If he were hired by a Canadian company, would I be able to move with him there, and work after a certain amount of time? [more inside]
How can someone from Sweden in the U.S. on an expiring H-1B visa stay here longer, preferably permanently? [more inside]
What's a good book on the status of Hispanics in America? [more inside]
Seeking to learn details of early 19th century transatlantic emigration. [more inside]
Immigration Lawyer required for Calgary - any suggestions? [more inside]
I am a US graduate student, accepted into a graduate program in the UK. I have been having significant problems getting my UK Visa processed. I'm wondering if this is typical, and if I should be worried about my chances of going to the UK being jeopardized as a result of these difficulties? [more inside]
I'd like to have a better understanding of the history of immigration in the United States, the U.S.'s current immigration policies, and proposals for reform. I'd prefer recommendations for books on the subject, but am open to other forms of information. In particular, I'd love 2 or 3 books that present competing views on the subject - from liberal and conservative viewpoints, insofar as there is a clear ideological divide on the subject. Bonus for books that provide some narrative regarding the experience of illegal immigrants across socioeconomic classes, geographic area in the U.S., and age ranges (kids and adults). Thanks!
I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
Looking for recent feedback and tips on living in Shekou, China. We're transferring there with my company, they'll take care of the relocation, visas etc. so more general feedback on living conditions and things you wish you'd known/taken with you before arriving. I've seen the 2 Ask MeFi questions on Shekou & Shenzhen, does anyone have more up to date information? [more inside]
Many early 19th century immigrants came to America for the opportunity to own land. How did they learn it was available? [more inside]
Do you know a good immigration lawyer in New York City for B1 visas? [more inside]
A friend has just moved from mainland China to Vancouver, BC. Her English is pretty good, but not perfect (she speaks Mandarin). Her only work experience is in teaching. I'm at the other end of the country, in Ontario, and want to do what I can to help her integrate and find work, but am hindered by my location and complete lack of immigration experience/knowledge. What helpful advice, tips, and resources can you share with her?
Is it really that impossible to rent a place with a cat in the UK? Or, does nobody with a cat in the UK rent their home? [more inside]
Hypothetically what if I, a New Zealander who has just graduated in New Zealand with a Bachelor's degree in teaching at primary/elementary level, wanted to teach elementary school in the US? What would I need to prove and do? [more inside]
How does one intrepid traveler explain the double stamp to the feds upon return to US soil from a trip that may or may not include Cuba? [more inside]
Help me track down my uncle's appearance on CNN's "American Morning" this morning. [more inside]
ImmigrationLawFilter: How long for a Judge to communicate decision on a Political Asylum case? [more inside]
A few months ago I read about French-Canadian immigration into the U.S. from the 1840s to 1930s. Evidently, some of these immigrants established "Little Canadas." I'd like to learn more about them. [more inside]
I recall seeing several times an excellent diagram that illustrates US immigration laws/policieis. I saw it via a link on the interwebs, but my Google Fu is betraying me, I cannot find it! [more inside]
Moving from the UK to US on husband's work visa - can I work as self-employed/freelance for UK company?
My husband has been offered a great job in New York and we're looking to move out there in September (we're both British citizens currently living in the UK). He'll be on a work visa and I'll only have residence rights - can I work as self-employed, or freelance for a UK company, without a work visa? [more inside]
Please help with translating this ship manifest. [more inside]
How do I travel from the UK to the US as a US citizen if I don't have a passport or a valid driver's license? [more inside]
How can I accompany my unmarried non-same-sex partner who has been offered a job in the UK? [more inside]
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