I live in Germany, and my German girlfriend's brother-in-law is originally from Nigeria. He is having trouble integrating. He's lived in the country (on and off) for 10 years, but continues to struggle with the language. To make matters worse, cultural differences are getting in the way of him establishing himself. What can I do to help him? [more inside]
I'm thinking about moving to Paris, France in a year. I'm a software engineer living in Canada. I will have a degree within the next few months. I have an EU citizenship (Portugal). I speak almost no French. What should I look into? Is this a terrible idea? [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]
What immigration/visa options are there for an American girlfriend and Canadian boyfriend? [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]
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]
Complicated UK immigration question revolving around my new found EU permanent residency. [more inside]
“Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour - we're more like celery as a flavour”
Canadian Immigration Question. How best to assure that I acquire permanent residency in Canada by the time I graduate? [more inside]
How can a gay couple, one British, one American, both live in the USA? [more inside]
We're getting married! How do I make sure my fiance doesn't get deported? [more inside]
What's the easiest way for my husband and I to visit my family in the US? [more inside]
Help me understand what seems like a contradiction: News stories I read seem to depict there being quite a lot of immigration into EU countries, and attendant unrest over cultural factors. But while a lot of people I know say they would love to move to Europe, the few who've actually done research into it seem to indicate that it's nearly impossible to get in unless you're wealthy or in a select few professions. How do middle and lower class people actually immigrate to Europe? [more inside]
Will filing bankruptcy (UK) affect my chances of being granted a spousal visa? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with contesting an Immigration New Zealand application decision? [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]
I've just finished reading the very interesting article Who doesn't get into Canada. The opening paragraph mentions the leaked memo "Social and Economic Outcomes of Second Generation Youth". Does anyone have any ideas how I could go about reading this memo? (I'd also be very much interested in any similar studies.) [more inside]
I read that there are income requirements for bringing a fiancee to the US on a K1/K3 visa. What are they exactly? Are there any legitimate ways around these requirements if I cannot maintain that income level? [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]
(US based) I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill. I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
Which are the best online forums for immigration/visa issues? [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]
I got pulled aside for secondary screening by immigration at JFK last week as a US citizen and think the government has overstepped its bounds. What can I do? [more inside]
I know there are lots of 'recent immigrant' resources for my husband, but can anyone help me get through this?
I knew this would be a hard time, but I had no idea how hard it would be. Please, help me get through it. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Where in the world can a US and UK citizen get married quickly? [more inside]
Has my German employer handled all the immigration stuff correctly? [more inside]
Can you recommend an immigration lawyer in the Bay Area who specializes in dealing with academics (J1 Scholars)? [more inside]
Work Anywhere Filter? I want to be able to get a job in (almost) any Big City in the world. How should I go about it from where I am right now. [more inside]
My German-citizen best friend and I have been talking about him emigrating to the US for a few years now, and now that he's about to graduate from college, we're getting serious about it. So far, it looks like the best route is a graduate degree program, but money is a problem with that (namely, he doesn't have any). This doesn't have to be exclusively how he gets here, we're open to any suggestions. [more inside]
How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question? [more inside]
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]
How can I help my Argentine fiancé prepare for life in the U.S.? [more inside]
Certified Translator? I'm in Montreal and I need a certified translator for documents for immigration I'm having trouble finding a certified person/company who can do this for me. Spanish to English.
[immigration filter] How can someone who has overstayed her Visa gain legal status in the United States? [more inside]
I'm looking for a lawyer who gives consultations over the phone, as I'm not in Canada at the moment. I have some very specific questions concerning self-employed immigration and a few other things (self-employed being the top priority though), so I'd like to find someone who is willing to answer questions as opposed to plugging my data into their questionnaire for a "chance assessment." I don't care where in Canada the lawyer is located, as long as they are versed in federal immigration procedures. Do you guys happen to know anyone like that?
My girlfriend is thinking about moving to America. She's not a native English speaker; what programs in NYC are available? Which ones are reputable? [more inside]
What are the prospects for a retired American with a gross annual income of $50,000 to relocate in the UK? (Not London or other large city.) Living without a car would be in the mix. I've lived in the UK and wonder if I could make it on that income. Is it sufficient? Could I convince the immigration folks to let me in? Not planning anything imminent. But it woud be nice to rule it in or out as an option.
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?
I'm flying from Boston to Vancouver via Toronto on Air Canada in a couple of weeks. Where can I expect to clear Canadian customs and immigration? Toronto or Vancouver?
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]
American student moving to Vancouver, BC with history of depression and other ailments: how do I get my Rxs without paying a fortune? [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]
I'm a Canadian living in the United States under Temporary Non-immigrant status and plan to apply for a green card as a spouse of a U.S. citizen. I've been doing some research and I have lots of questions. [more inside]
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]