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]
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]
How can I find out if I am still married? [more inside]
Can I visit a Canadian border station without leaving Canada? [more inside]
Is a Visitor Visa (B-2) as perfect as it seems? What should I expect? [more inside]
Why do some people use false names when travelling? Is this legal? I'm interested in the history of people using noms de voyages, people who do it now, attitudes towards them, and what practical difficulties there are and were.
I'm going to Spain (Barcelona) for 10 days, and I'm a US citizen, which in my understanding grants me a de facto 90-day single entry Schengen visa. I've been thinking about going to Andorra, a non-Schengen country, which suggests to me that I would therefore require a multiple entry Visa. Preliminary research confirms this. Stupid question: do I need to do this before I leave? Can anyone else who has gone to Andorra from Spain attest to the strictness or laxity of the immigration controls?
Which is the best European country to move to, for a software engineer? [more inside]
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]
Help me track down my uncle's appearance on CNN's "American Morning" this morning. [more inside]
I need to do some empirical research of a kind I know next to nothing about. Please help! [more inside]
What's involved in moving from Australia to New Zealand? [more inside]
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?
story: 2 Americans living in Canada on a work permit. we wish to become permanent residents. challenge: bureaucracies have confusing websites and documentation. so we can't answer the core question. the twist: we made a baby. shes a certified canuck. question: can we use her somehow to avoid the whole "skilled worker" style process (Which has a daunting amount of historical requirements...).
ImmigrationLawFilter: How long for a Judge to communicate decision on a Political Asylum case? [more inside]
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]
I'm thinking of using a shell company to hire my Mexican girlfriend, so that she can enter to Canada and be with me. What's the catch? [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]
At what point during the customs process did they decide I was a "red flag" and how do I avoid it happening again? [more inside]
U.S. citizen considering potential move to U.K. within next five years. Has E.U. citizenship but no passport (citizen of Ireland via FBR - can apply for passport). What are the challenges I need to consider? [more inside]
I'm sick and tired of all the downright racist, anti-immigration rhetoric being bandied about in the UK and I want to do something about it. What can I do? [more inside]
What's the easiest/best way for us to be together with regard to immigration and all the associated considerations? [more inside]
St. Louis, Missouri lost over half its population from 1950-1990. Since the mid-1990s, 80,000 Bosnian immigrants (coming to represent over 20% of the city's population) have established communities that have saved large areas of housing stock from decay. In which other instances have large, permanent groups of non-migrant, non-domestically employed immigrants been settled en masse helping to shore-up a city that is losing population but otherwise has the infrastructure to accommodate more? Has there been any debate or discussion about hypothetical proposals to encourage something similar in Detroit? [more inside]
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]
Can the Social Security Authority keep my wife's passport in this particular situation? [more inside]
Can I leave Canada and re-enter while a work permit is being processed? [more inside]
Father born in England. Father now a Canadian citizen. As his son, what are my live/work options for E.U. and U.K.? Singular circumstances... [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]
Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case
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]
Adolescent dives headfirst into immigration laws with poor swimming instruction and shoddy navigational skills
Help a bewildered high schooler understand immigration legislation, the current political climate and key issues surrounding the debate. [more inside]
How can I (an EU citizen) move to San Francisco? [more inside]
My wife just got a frustratingly belated acceptance to a two-year graduate program in Toronto. We're coming from the US, and badly need some guidance with study permits and the proof of "financial support" required Anyone with experience? [more inside]
If I want to live in the UK ten or fifteen years down the road, what do I do to improve my marketability as a skilled worker or immigrant now? [more inside]
I'm in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and I'm trying to help my 15 year old Little Sis get her learner's permit and on the road to a drivers license. We need to order her birth certificate from Texas. However, parental permission is needed, and her undocumented mom doesn't want to send in the required copy of a photo ID. [more inside]
I´ve managed to lose my Brazilian tourist immigration card (Cartao de Entrada, i think). It´s two white forms stapled together, which was stamped along with my passport when i entered Brazil at Foz de Iguassu border. What should I expect when I fly out of Rio de Janeiro intenational airport next week? What can I do to sort this problem out?
YouAreNotMyImmigrationLawyer-filter: How likely is it that my spouse will be deported for this crime? [more inside]
My sister is marrying a man from Mongolia and wants me to be his sponsor for immigration purposes. What are the risks? [more inside]
I'm an Australian citizen leaving Australia permanently. Can I withdraw anything from my superannuation? [more inside]
I'm a dependant, full-time student abroad and haven't filed with the IRS for the past three years. Doing immigration stuff and need tax returns. What now?
I am helping my partner migrate to the U.S. after our marriage. We're nearing the point where we do an Affidavit of Support during our embassy interview abroad, which says I need to bring tax returns. I have not filed income taxes for the last three years, because I have been a full-time student in this country. What should I do? [more inside]
Is there a process by which a natural-born citizen of the United States can sponsor a UNHCR-referred refugee? I've read all of the refugee/asylum claim related material on the US Customs and Immigration website. [more inside]
Looking for sci-fi/speculative fiction that deals with the issue of colonization, immigration, and refugees. The more details the better! Specifically looking for stories that deal (at least partly) with the stories of the immigrants themselves, and not just the abstract idea. [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]
I'm 25 and a Permament Resident of the United States. I want to apply (and am eligible) for citizenship. Stupidly, I neglected to register for Selective Service until now. However, I was able to get my registration processed before my upcoming 26 birthday (the absolute deadline for registration). Can I apply for citizenship, or will I not have the requisite five years of good moral character, since I haven't registered until very recently?
Help me understand emigration patterns of my ancestors. [more inside]
How paranoid do I need to be about crossing the US border to get married? [more inside]
How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry? [more inside]
Importing a boyfriend to the U.S. without getting married? [more inside]
I received a letter Friday from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informing me that I my Green Card will not be renewed. Is there any way I can keep my Green Card? [more inside]
US permanent resident, applying for citizenship. I've made many brief road-trips to Canada over the past five years to see my family and can't possibly remember them all. There are also two trips to Europe I can't precisely date. The citizenship application requires that I report all trips out of the country. What should I do? I really don't want to wait another five years for citizenship. Can I ask to view my entry/exit record with USCIS so as to be able to reconstruct my travels on that basis? Is there a better way to do this?