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How to study in Canada with an arrest on your record?

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]
posted by jardinier on Mar 30, 2014 - 8 answers

A parachute for jumping off the Ivory Tower

Another humanities-grad-student-meets-real-life question. Finishing a linguistics Ph.D., have a classics M.A.; my academic job search is drawing a blank, so I'm looking further afield. What are some specific skills I could acquire that would make me more employable, and how do I go about acquiring them? Complications: I'll need visa sponsorship for any kind of employment, and time is a factor. [more inside]
posted by zeri on Mar 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Expatriating to Asia with a work from home job: how do I get a visa?

I have two fantastic work from home jobs that involve frequent international travel. Both of my employers are U.S. companies and I am a U.S. citizen. I want to continue working, but relocate my base to Asia for a year or two. I'd prefer to live in: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Japan or Bangkok, but am open to other options. I do not want to get a local job, but to keep my current gigs. So, the question is: how can I get permission to stay without a local job? I have plenty of money coming in, but I won't be able to rent an apartment on a tourist visa. What are my visa/immigration options? Any advice for the above listed destinations or other fine cities in Asia, would be much appreciated. I have more than a decade of long-term travel experience in Asia and speak Japanese and basic Vietnamese, FWIW.
posted by dead_ on Sep 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Cross-border marriage - what are the issues?

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? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Aug 21, 2013 - 8 answers

How long should it take to process a US fiancé visa after the interview?

A dear friend of mine is getting married to an American, and she has applied for a fiancé visa. She has completed most of the steps required, and has received her immigration interview date - nine days before the date in which she had hoped to get married. Her interview is at the Brussels embassy, and we have no reason to believed that she will be rejected. For anyone who's had experience getting a fiancé visa, what was it like, and does it seem likely from your experience that she will receive the actual visa within nine days, or is it likely that she will need to reschedule?
posted by jlibera on Jul 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me live in my own country (USA) with my Canadian wife! AAAH!

I came to Canada on a visa (NAFTA treaty visa, technical writer) and I met the love of my life and married her. I'm the breadwinner in Canada, and I have been since shortly after we moved in together. How on EARTH do I move her home with me??? [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Mar 12, 2013 - 36 answers

Is it possible to leave the UK and still apply for leave to settle?

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]
posted by kalimac on Jan 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Paperwork Galore

JapanVisaFilter - My visa period is almost up, and my contract is extended but not for a whole year. What's up? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Oct 23, 2012 - 5 answers

What are my options for getting a U.K. visa?

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]
posted by thepalephantom on Sep 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Baby, please don't go!

My friend was offered a job several months ago, but the company screwed up his immigration paperwork and... yada yada yada, he may get deported in a month. Oh, and he's gay. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jul 21, 2012 - 9 answers

How to determine immigration status of ex-wife after immigration/marriage fraud?

I, a U.S. citizen, married a foreign national some time ago and helped her obtain conditional permanent resident status as a result of the marriage. I subsequently discovered that she had no intent of engaging in a legitimate marital relationship with me and, instead, had married me for the sole purpose of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Upon this discovery, I filed for an annulment but was instead granted a divorce (details inside). My immigrant ex-wife will soon need to apply (via the I-751 process) to convert her "conditional" permanent resident status to "true" permanent resident status if she wishes to remain in the United States legally (which she does). I do not know whether she will be granted this status, but I would like to find out whether or not she does attain it. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might find this out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2012 - 11 answers

UK citizen in US, divorcing, what forms to fill out?

I am a soon-to-be-divorced UK citizen (soon-to-be ex-wife is American) with a permanent resident card (expires 2019). Married in May 2007, came here September 2010, divorcing either this month or next. I'm moving to San Francisco end of May 2012. What, if anything, do I have to tell INS regarding my marital status? And which forms to fill out? [more inside]
posted by slater on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Is it possible to abandon a UK settlement visa if you move?

Is it possible to abandon your UK settlement visa? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Mar 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Should we bring a lawyer to my wife's visa interview?

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]
posted by verdeluz on Jan 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Lawyer in which country?

For an Australian citizen thinking of moving to the United States, is it better to see an immigration lawyer in Australia, or one in the US, for consultation? This assumes that one is currently in Australia, but travels occasionally to the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 - 8 answers

One way first class ticket to Albequerque^WRomania

Canadian citizens with a minor child investigating a year long stay with a Romanian grandparent. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Do I need a visa for a 7-week workshop?

Does a Canadian taking a 7-week workshop in the US need a visa? A non-profit organization is hosting the workshop, not an accredited school.
posted by JPDD on Aug 6, 2011 - 6 answers

What happens if Korean immigration refuses my tourist visa?

What happens if Korean immigration refuses my tourist visa? I am a Canadian living in Korea using tourist visas. I am doing online university from Canada and I am not working illegally. I have an apartment in Korea and I am worried that if I get rejected for some reason, I will have no way to get my things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Is a ticket home required?

I'm leaving for Australia next week from Thailand, I have my tourist visa & will be staying with friends. What I don't have yet is my return ticket home to the US. Am I going to have any problems (with the airlines or AU immigration, or - ?) because I'm not yet ticketed?
posted by jsslz on Feb 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Need help with immigration/visitation laws in the States

I am a Canadian citizen currently residing in Canada. I am in a long-distance relationship with someone who is an American citizen living in the States. What is the best temporary solution without getting any work/student visas for us to be together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Miscategorized as a student visa violator

How to stop getting stopped when I legally enter the US with my Green Card? Immigration officers pull me out of line and claim I am a former student visa violator. But, they won't tell me how to learn more or fix this. Help! [more inside]
posted by Doggiebreath on Dec 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Provisional visa now or indefinite leave to remain later?

YANMImmigrationL: Should I apply for UK provisional visa as a spouse now OR apply for indefinite leave to remain in 8 months based on residency? With the new immigration caps coming into effect next year I'm not sure what is the best choice. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Dec 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Please recommend a top-notch immigration lawyer/law firm in Manhattan.

Can someone recommend a good immigration lawyer/law firm in Manhattan? I need someone/practice with deep expertise in H1B and greencard applications(EB1a, EB1b, and NIW). [more inside]
posted by jchaw on Oct 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Uniting a Canadian/American couple

What immigration/visa options are there for an American girlfriend and Canadian boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 6, 2010 - 22 answers

How can I avoid getting my UK Visa application rejected?

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]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 5, 2010 - 14 answers

What are my prospects for moving to the US?

My SO has a permanent job in the US. We're both British citizens. What are the prospects for me to move over to join her? Also: Canada! [more inside]
posted by Urtylug on Sep 4, 2010 - 12 answers

USA foreign gay partner immigration?

How can a gay couple, one British, one American, both live in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

But he hasn't seen my college campus!

What's the easiest way for my husband and I to visit my family in the US? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Aug 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Travel and return to the UK for non-British spouse without ICFN?

I'm a British native, and my partner is Asian - we've been married for some years (Asian more in the sense of 'outside the EU', which would have made this easier). At the weekend, a wallet containing their ICFN (Immigration Card for Foreign Nationals) was stolen. They urgently need to fly on family matters this weekend, however we're not sure what the status of their return will be without the ICFN [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

But I'm white and educated!

A friend from the Eastern European country I grew up in asked if I would sign and submit an invitation so she can get a tourist visa to the U.S., where I reside. She intends to look for illegal work when she gets here. My immediate reaction was "No way!" with a few expletives thrown in, but I don't want to hurt her feelings when I crush her hopes. Can you give me any legal reasons for why I shouldn't do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 36 answers

How can I apply for a green card while in the US on an R1 (religious) visa?

I am an English citizen living in the USA on an R1 (religious worker) visa. I would like to apply for a green card and need legal advice. More inside. [more inside]
posted by seatofmypants on Apr 15, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question?

How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Has it gotten easier for Americans to move to Ireland?

Didn't the U.S. sign an agreement with Ireland last year that would create a worker exchange program? What happened with that? [more inside]
posted by serathen on Feb 20, 2010 - 3 answers

How can she get legal U.S. resident status?

[immigration filter] How can someone who has overstayed her Visa gain legal status in the United States? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

What can my girlfriend do to increase her chances of a 6-month US B-1 Visa (tourist) approval?

My German girlfriend and I are early in our relationship and we'd like her to be able to stay more than the standard Visa Waiver program's 3 months so that we can really experience living together. She's filled out the application and has an appointment with the consulate tomorrow. What documentation and evidence do you recommend she present to the agent? [more inside]
posted by Typographica on Jan 5, 2010 - 17 answers

Is the Visitor Visa as perfect as it sounds?

Is a Visitor Visa (B-2) as perfect as it seems? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I help my amateur non-American singer get a U.S. visa?

I've been working with a Finnish singer who hopes to come to the U.S. next spring. Ideally, we'd like to play some shows in the U.S., but it looks like obtaining a visa may be very challenging... [more inside]
posted by malocchio on Nov 6, 2009 - 7 answers

nanny Visa

My wife and I live outside the United States. We are both U.S. citizens. We currently employee a full-time nanny for our daughter. Our nanny is from the Philippines and she is awesome. She is not a U.S. citizen. Eventually we will be moving back to the U.S. What is the likelihood that we could take our nanny with us when we move back? What would we have to do to make this possible?
posted by jasondigitized on Oct 9, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get hired in the UK?

My favorite site is hiring developers and I'm qualified. I'm American and they're in the UK. Possibly assuming they're willing to sponsor me for a work visa, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Sep 16, 2009 - 3 answers

How to get the boyfriend to the States...?

My better half is trying very hard to move from Eastern Canada to the States. Are there any avenues we haven't explored? Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Evil Chicken of Doom on Jul 26, 2009 - 13 answers

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]
posted by hibbersk on Mar 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Episode three: A new... hope?

Well, I've now been refused entry into the UK. What can I do now? How do I get there? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jan 4, 2009 - 25 answers

Unmarried academics seek UK immigration advice

How can I accompany my unmarried non-same-sex partner who has been offered a job in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Move this Aussie from down under to up yonder.

Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Immigration Filter

A friend of mine has been in the US for about 14 years, but her visa expired about 3 years ago. What does she need to do to rectify the situation? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Oct 6, 2008 - 18 answers

Australian Migration Agent Needed - good with Creative Industries

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 - 1 answer

immigration - H4 visa question

If you hold H4 visa applied by both previous company and new company (not approved yet). Can you go back to India and get your visa stamped on H4 applied by previous company? more info follows... [more inside]
posted by tvjoshi on Jul 16, 2008 - 2 answers

How to help a young man (dual Turkish-Pakistani citizenship) pursue his education in Western country?

How to help a young man (dual Turkish-Pakistani citizenship) pursue his education in Western country? [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Jun 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Finding an easy-to-get job that requires a BA

What's a job that's easy to get that requires a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Feb 23, 2008 - 21 answers

Immigration question

I'm a Canadian going to grad school in the U.S. I don't have a student Visa as it is not required for Canadians - we only need to show an approved I-20 form at the border - and I'm trying to figure out if and where I can work. I'm employed by the University as a TA but I'm not sure if I can work anywhere off campus or how that might be done. Any thoughts?
posted by pantsonsteven on Feb 15, 2008 - 8 answers

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