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[independence day filter] so how do I become a citizen?

[independence day filter] so how do I become a citizen? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Help a Friend Stay in the USA

H1B-filter: If someone is employed on an H1B visa and the company goes under and / or he gets "laid off", how much time would he have to get a new visa by just transferring it to the new company before having to apply for a new visa? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jun 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Information on work permits in Canada

My american fiance has potentially been offered a job in Canada... we've been reading that a labour market opinion is required in order to offer him a job, as we are trying to get all the legwork out of the way. We have found the websites necessary, and all the forms, but I'm looking for any personal anecdotes from any MeFites out there who may have had to do a similar thing - looking specifically for potential processing times, etc. [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Jun 8, 2007 - 3 answers

US Immigration: lawyer needed or not

Immigration through spouse: should I get a lawyer or can we file on our own and still get the greencard within reasonable time? I am already in the US on H1B work visa. I have been living in the US for over 7 years now. My wife is a born citizen.
posted by spacefire on Jun 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Will I get denied entry to the US for having visited a Communist country?

HomelandSecurityFilter: If you have visas/stamps in your passport from Communist or former Communist nations, can this prejudice your entry into the US? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanRed on May 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Can an I-485 filer go to Puerto Rico?

Does Puerto Rico count as international travel for the purposes of a US Immigration form I-485 filer? [more inside]
posted by rbs on May 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Immigrant experience?

Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
posted by SBMike on May 17, 2007 - 31 answers

Will USCIS visit us at home?

I'm a 2 Year Green Card holder married to a US citizen (I came on a K1 Visa). Now we're filing I-751 - Removal of conditions on permanent residency. Will USCIS visit us at home to see if there's [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2007 - 10 answers

UK to US move.

What's the easiest way for a UK citizen to move to the US while changing careers? [more inside]
posted by danb on May 2, 2007 - 7 answers

How to emigrate to Ireland?

I want to live overseas for the summer, with an eye to emigrating, potentially. I am thinking of Ireland or maybe the UK. Please help by telling me about your experience if you were thinking about or did the same thing. [more inside]
posted by cotterpin on Apr 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Permanent resident in the US with foreign driver's license wants to know if he can drive his car

I'm a foreign national with permanent residence in the US living in Providence, RI. What is my legal status as regards driving? I do have an Icelandic, EU-approved driver's license, but not an American one. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Apr 18, 2007 - 22 answers

What to see in Fort Worth in a week?

What should I see to get a feel for Fort Worth in just one short week? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Apr 15, 2007 - 23 answers

Is Canada all the rage?

[Canada filter] I was very impressed with what I heard at a lecture about immigrating to Canada. But is everything they said really true? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Apr 13, 2007 - 47 answers

What are the best recent articles on immigration?

Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
posted by josh on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I file a complaint against the USCIS for their mistake?

The INS made a mistake and took away my friend's green card. What can she do? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Apr 9, 2007 - 14 answers

I want to teach in Canada. Will I be able to find a job and will I be paid like a pauper?

Can a California boy find work as an elementary/primary school teacher in one of the BIG Canadian cities? What is the salary for a teacher like? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Pregnant, Chinese, and Frustrated with the System

Immigration law, pregnancy, and aid: I've got a Chinese friend living in San Fransisco, about to have a baby, with a visa that expires in April, a due date somewhere in June, a boyfriend with permanent residency (also Chinese) who doesn't really want to get married (neither does she at this point), and unappealing options back in the home country. So San Fran residents, China law experts, and California lawyers, we need ya. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Mar 6, 2007 - 14 answers

O-1 Visa for the starving artist

Looking for stories and advice about getting an O-1 visa for someone in the film and television field. [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Feb 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Canadian seeks TN status.

TN status super seven! Seven questions from a Canadian teacher & arts professional- of course, there's -- [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Feb 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Auto accidents involving undeclared immigrants

Immigration Statistics: I'm trying to find statistics on auto accidents involving undeclared immigrants. My google-fu is failing me. Any suggestions?
posted by jaronson on Jan 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Revisiting cost of living in European cities?

I'm in a little bit of a bind determining the cost-of-living in European cities vs US cities... [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Dec 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Marrying a 20-year visa overstayer

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 - 28 answers

Librarian jobs in Canada? Does university name matter?

Are there lots of librarian jobs in Canada? Does what university I graduate from really matter when I apply for jobs? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 19, 2006 - 23 answers

Illegal's kids serving in the US Military?

Are there legitimate statistics that can tell me how many or what percentage of US Armed Forces are children of illegal immigrants? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Just Passing Through

Posting for a friend: How can a Canadian get a job in a North Carolina middle school while his partner attends graduate school? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Oct 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Seeking memorials (anywhere worldwide) for people killed by police or government brutality?

Memorial / Activist Art: Where in the world are there public, physical memorials of any kind (sculptures, murals, installations, etc.) for individuals who were killed by police or by governments? I'm really inspired by the Omofuma Stein in Vienna (a self-funded/DIY granite sculpture, first installed guerilla-style in front of the Vienna Opera House and now permanently installed in Vienna's Museumsquartier) and I want to document/celebrate similar projects elsewhere in the world.
posted by allterrainbrain on Oct 21, 2006 - 16 answers

How does a Brit take a side trip to Canada while in the US?

How do I travel from the UK, enter the US, stay for a while, take a long weekend in Canada while I deal with a personal situation, then re-enter the US for the rest of my trip without causing too much immigration hassle? Is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by saturnine on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Are they Canadians, or is it just me?

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 - 2 answers

Our first fight :(

My boyfriend is really confused about American beer. He's banned from this site but he still reads it sometimes, so please give us some advice. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Sep 25, 2006 - 59 answers

Geese? Maple leaves? Literate people? Love them!

Does anyone have any tips for finding Canadian employers willing to sponsor somewhat average applicants for immigration? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Aug 13, 2006 - 10 answers

international credit history

When a person immigrates from the UK to the US, does their credit history with UK banks come with them?
posted by thirteenkiller on Aug 12, 2006 - 18 answers

Are they in need of political hacks in Canada?

How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
posted by willie11 on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

What is my last name?

IdentityCrisisFilter: What is my last name? [more inside]
posted by qvantamon on Jul 28, 2006 - 20 answers

Whose jurisdiction am I under when making a connection at a foreign airport?

I always assumed that, when making a connecting flight in an international airport, I was under international jurisdiction - the logic being that I clearly haven't 'entered' the airport's host country (haven't got a visa/filled out a landing form/whatever). My personal experience and now recent events suggest otherwise, so what are the rules about this, and do they vary from country to country? [more inside]
posted by runkelfinker on Jul 19, 2006 - 22 answers

Green-card marriage: risk vs. reward.

A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
posted by Tubes on Jun 26, 2006 - 36 answers

Coming to America

I am an American citizen; my fiance is a British citizen. He is here in America right now as a tourist and will return to Britain in about 10 days. I'm sure I want to marry him and he's sure he wants to live here. Would it be better to marry him now and have him immigrate as a spouse (K3 or CR1?), or to bring him in on a K1 fiance visa? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Jun 20, 2006 - 22 answers

Visas - What Are They Good For?!

What's the point of a visa? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 15, 2006 - 21 answers

How To Stay In The USA?

Can someone refer me to an immigration lawyer in CA? I'm trying to find out if applying for a Green Card is the only way to go about trying to secure permanent residency in the US. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jun 11, 2006 - 6 answers

e-file for citizenship?

I was wondering if it is better to mail in your application for American citizenship, or e-filing. Does anyone have experience with e-filing?
posted by ishmael on Jun 3, 2006 - 5 answers

Give me your modals, your prepositions, your phrasal verbs yearning to breathe free

How do I teach 10 or so Indonesian academics and postgraduate students how to "ace" their US Embassy visa interviews and "prep" for life in the US? Personal experiences with the US immigration process? What are some interview strategies you can pass on to my students? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 2, 2006 - 2 answers

How can a US citizen get a year-long visa in Canada?

Canadian Visa Questions: How can a USA citizen who is engaged to a Canadian citizen live for around a year in Canada prior to the marriage? [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on Jun 2, 2006 - 20 answers

Beware la migra.

Quick question: I plan on moving to England for an indefinite but legal period of time, do I need a round-trip ticket to get clearance into the country? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on May 31, 2006 - 10 answers

Bush and the Immigrants

Was this actually shown on TV?
posted by owalt1 on May 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Who had custody

Who has custody of children if it is not spelled out in the divorce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Blacked out web sites for Day Without Immigrants?

Are there any web sites participating in the Day Without Immigrants? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Can a sperm donor get immigration?

Can a non-Canadian man donate sperm to a Canadian lesbian couple and use that child as justification to apply for immigration? Furthermore, once his immigration goes through, can the non-carrying lesbian adopt the child and be a legal parent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2006 - 17 answers

US-India dual citizenship

I have some questions about dual citizenship (U.S.-Indian). [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Apr 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Border crossing classification

Crossing the border for a job interview. Is this work, business, or personal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2006 - 13 answers

what laws are they breaking?

What specific laws are illegal immigrants breaking while being here illegally? What laws are broken if they hop the border, and what laws are broken if they over-stay a visa? Are violating these laws crimes, or civil infractions? Are there any state laws on immigration violations? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Apr 3, 2006 - 23 answers

Immigration lawyers in Toronto?

Immigration lawyer referral in Toronto wanted! [more inside]
posted by loquax on Mar 9, 2006 - 4 answers

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