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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 difficult is it for a US citizen to work in the UK/Europe?

What are the options for a skilled US citizen (advanced background in structural engineering) to get a work visa in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, or Switzerland? [more inside]
posted by pianohands on Jun 6, 2013 - 5 answers

What kind of visa do I need to study and telecommute in the U.K. for three months?

American going to UK for 3 months, in need some immigration help. Any specialists here? Special snowflake details follow. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Dec 17, 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

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

How to WWOOF not quite forever?

Six months in the UK sandwiched between continental European travel for an American WWOOFer who'd rather not get visas if she can possibly avoid it. Your tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Don't ask me, I'm just the intern...

J-1 visa advice! Help me get from the UK to the US for an internship without spending ALL my funding before I reach American soil… [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum on Jan 7, 2012 - 6 answers

UK Immigration Lawyer in NYC

Does anybody know a good immigration lawyer in NYC to help facilitate a visa application process for a move to the UK? [more inside]
posted by beisny on Sep 9, 2011 - 2 answers

UK Tier 1 post-study work visa approval?

Can I apply for a UK post-study work visa before I have officially graduated but after I've completed academic work and been approved for the degree? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I go to the US without my US passport? Or...

Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
posted by omnigut on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

When should I apply for this job abroad?

I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Studying Abroad vs. Working

Asking for my friend. My friend is finishing her associate's degree in a creative field in May, but is not sure of whether she should look for a job right away, or accept her admittance to a prestigious and high-profile exchange program at a foreign university. Oh, and she knows about the flipping-a-coin trick so that won't work. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 15, 2011 - 1 answer

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

British Consultate accepted my application but missed it was urgent!

The British Consulate Visa Section in LA today COMPLETELY MISSED the fact my visa application was entitled to priority service from UK-Worldbridge Service despite the priority service notice being the first thing they would have seen upon opening the envelope. My university in Birmingham has been extremely bad at getting documents to me and I start in a week and a half. Is there any way I can notify the consulate that I have made a priority service application and so it should be treated as such?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 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

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

Remotely buying a computer in the UK from Canada

My parents (in Canada) are trying to buy a PC for their family in the UK, but they're having trouble finding a store that will take their money. Apparently they won't accept foreign credit cards, or even money orders. He's tried Dell, PC World, Curry's, and a few others. Any ideas?
posted by krunk on Nov 29, 2009 - 14 answers

How much do I need in savings for my UK Ancestry visa?

I'm applying for an Ancestry Visa to enter the United Kingdom. How much money do I need to have in my savings account to demonstrate I can support myself? [more inside]
posted by BAKERSFIELD! on Nov 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Help my American girlfriend become a Mrs. McCluskey (UK teacher)!

My (American) girlfriend is looking to come over to London to study to become a teacher. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 answers

just trying to get to school

I'm applying for a student visa to the UK. Do I have to mail my passport with my application? [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on Sep 18, 2009 - 3 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

Are there any programs for a 30yr old English guy to work in the USA for a year or so?

Are there any programs for a 30yr old English guy to work in the USA for a year or so? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Life of a user experience consultant

What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 3 answers

UK teacher wants to work in CA

I'm a secondary physics teacher in the UK and would like to teach in California for a year or more from September 09. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 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

12 - 15 is less than zero.

I might have made a gross error. Is there something that I can do to speed up my Visa application? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Dec 18, 2008 - 8 answers

How does a Canadian get to Wales?

What do I need to do to be able to live in Wales for 8 months? I'm a Canadian citizen. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Nov 26, 2008 - 4 answers

How long for UK residency after marriage

He's British, I'm not. I plan to travel to London on a fiancee visa so we can get married. How long does it take after the wedding for the visa extention/ work permit to arrive? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 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

UK Visa Application Advice - UK & Japanese citizens

I am a British citizen, my fiance is Japanese. We are getting married in Japan in August. Immediately after the wedding, we are planning on going to the UK Visa Application Centre in Osaka to apply for a spouse visa to allow my (by then) wife to re-enter the UK and work. I will then return to the UK towards the end of August and she plans to return in September (once the visa has been approved). Can anyone who has been through or knows about this process offer any advice, experiences or opinions? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jun 11, 2008 - 3 answers

UK visa question

I'm applying for a UK working holiday visa. I'm Australian. The rules on the britaus website state that I must be in the UK within three months of my application. The website also says I should apply in my own country. Hm. I was planning on travelling for around 5 months BEFORE landing in the UK. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Jun 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Tanzania visa validity

Tanzania travel. How is the visa validity defined for a UK citizen on a tourist visa? [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Visa for Amy?

I read that Amy Winehouse was denied a visa to come to the US for the Grammy's, so she had to perform via satellite. But, since she's a UK citizen, wouldn't she be covered under the US Visa Waiver Program? Why did she need to apply for a visa before coming to the US?
posted by bluefly on Feb 13, 2008 - 22 answers

Will my permanent resident visa be transferred to my new passport?

Will my permanent resident visa be transferred to my new passport? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Aug 20, 2007 - 16 answers

UK Visa in short notice?

Can anyone recommend any one of these visa courier services on the British Embassy's site in LA? http://www.britainusa.com/visas/articles_show_nt1.asp?i=65016&L1=41000&a=41231 [more inside]
posted by infini on Mar 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Help an Australian escape for good!

An Australian friend of mine is in the UK with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend has a full visa, whereas she is only allowed here if she's in a relationship with him. Trouble is, she wants to leave him, and there's still 2 years to go before she can get a full independent visa. If she splits with him, she has to move back to Australia after 2 1/2 years here, and start all over again. What to do? Is there any way she can stay if she splits with him?
posted by wibbler on Apr 3, 2006 - 8 answers

UK Immigration Advice

Okay, so it's been nearly 9 months since I saw my wife and we are still trying to sort out the visa and the work permit for her to come to England... [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Apr 19, 2005 - 9 answers

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