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Finding a full-time gig in Japan while over there, work visa expiring soon?

Looking for work in Japan - Have a work visa that will expire in early August. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on May 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Paying the stupid tax.

I put some money on a prepaid virtual Visa card. When I tried to use it, it was declined. I'm wondering if there's a place that'll accept it, or if I am out fifty-five American dollars. [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on May 11, 2012 - 13 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

Can I buy health insurance as a long-stay visitor in France?

I'm an American living in France on a long-stay visitor's visa (I'm here as an artist in residence working on comics in Angoulême). To get my visa, I had to prove I had health insurance. At the time of my visa application, I had American health insurance which covered only emergencies abroad, so I assumed that if anything came up, I would pay out of pocket here in France and then, well, go home if anything really grave came about. I also bought travelers insurance from World Nomads to cover repatriation (necessary for the visa). Now, because of reasons that I wont go into here, I have lost my American health insurance and am left with only the travelers insurance, which is really not sufficient. I'd like to stay in France and am planning to renew my visa for another year, so I want to make sure everything is in order. I'd also like to be covered! Is it possible to buy French health insurance as a foreigner who is technically a "non-resident"? I've googled a bit and found some links to various companies who seem to do just this, but I would like to hear from others who have done the same or who know something about it.
posted by minicloud on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 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

How do I help my Chinese SO come to USA without a marriage visa?

How do I help my Chinese SO come to USA without a marriage visa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 6 answers

US permanent resident visa green card renewal

You are not my immigration attorney and I'm not expecting legal advice, but thoughts on green card renewal would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anadem on Mar 23, 2012 - 2 answers

How to work as a civil engineer in France

Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work? [more inside]
posted by parryb on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

easy visa renewal

where's the closest place i can go to get my visa renewed? [more inside]
posted by skwint on Mar 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Another Burma Visa Question

Have any lawyers applied for a tourist visa to Burma/Myanmar recently? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Mar 2, 2012 - 2 answers

a bit more complex than study abroad

Can I collect a salary from abroad before my work permit is issued? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Is there any risk in switching my bank accounts to a freight forwarding address?

I don't technically live in the US anymore; I've sold my house, dropped my auto insurance, etc, and I need to figure out how to deal with my US bank accounts. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Feb 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Work visa in the USA

Can I apply for a visa to work with a company that I create in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 5 answers

visa photographs in Cambridge MA

urgent: where in Cambridge MA can I get inexpensive instant passport-sized photos according to Canadian visa specifications? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 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

Closed Embassy

How can a Libyan travel to China, with the Chinese embassy in Libya closed? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jan 18, 2012 - 3 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

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

What to do about a tourist visa denial?

A young Chinese student and friend of our family was denied a tourist visa to come to the US. What do we do now? [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian on Nov 10, 2011 - 29 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

German visa questions and a question about Goethe Institut stipends

I want to take some intensive language classes in Germany for 6-7 months. I'm not affiliated with a university, and I have a bunch of question about visas and one short question about stipends from the Goethe Institut. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 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

Hi, I am a nice Canadian, let me see your country.

Visasfilter: for which countries can I obtain a visa for while traveling, as opposed to in my own country? Difficulty: Canadian. [more inside]
posted by StoneSpace on Sep 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Canadian volunteering in the USA. (When) should I stay and (when) should I go home?

Canadian volunteering in the USA. (When) should I stay and (when) should I go home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Visa debit card consumer protections

Who pays the fees on a Visa debit card (when used as a Visa); and when used as a Visa, do standard credit card consumer protection laws apply, or the much weaker debit card protections? [more inside]
posted by pla on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 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

What do I do if I find evidence of discimination at work?

I found a rather innocuously named file on our shared document server at work. It seems to suggest that my boss is discriminating against a co-worker based on both race (or at least the fact he's from India) and his visa status. What do I do with this information? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 - 27 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

Visa snafu

What happens to old visa card numbers when they get replaced? You can't buy with them, can you pay? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on Aug 3, 2011 - 12 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

Puedo trabajar?

I'm investigating the possibilities of working as independent contractor for a US company while under a student visa in Spain. YANML, but can you help point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Obtaining a Z Visa for China

Applying for a z-visa to teach English in China, what should I know/be aware of as I go through the process? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jul 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card?

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Visa to Netherlands.

Is it possible for a Filipino citizen currently backpacking in Malaysia to get a tourist visa for the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

US->England visa question

We are an unmarried heterosexual USian couple. One of us has been offered a year long position working as a researcher at a university in England. The other would like to come along. Given that we are not married, how would this work? The plan is to not extend the stay past a year, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 8 answers

American with German heritage seeks passport

Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Jun 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Australian visa ETA

I have a visa and passport question regarding entry into Australia. Are there any Aussies/travelers who have been there recently able to answer this? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on May 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Canadians in Texas with DWI's

TN-1 Visa + DWI. What am I in for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Lesson Learned: check your credit report often

Last year I went on a hardship repayment plan with my Bank of America visa. No problem...until I see my credit report!!! They are now saying I should have known better, and there is nothing they can do. Do I have legal recourse to force them to revise my credit rating? [more inside]
posted by archivist on May 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Visiting Canada and need to buy health insurance

My aunt will be visiting Canada on a tourist visa from India and she would like to purchase health insurance for the duration of her visit. Can you recommend a company I can contact to get more information about this, preferably an insurance company we can buy a policy from? Google is giving me a lot of sketchy SEO results.
posted by exhilaration on May 2, 2011 - 9 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

Work & Holiday maritime jobs Down Under?

If I were to do a Work and Holiday Visa in New Zealand/Australia what jobs could I reasonably expect to get that allow me to legitimately log USCG Sea Time and and gain other valuable maritime experience? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Please tell me I won't have to busk for money in Mexico!

Going overseas in 4 and both by debit and credit card stopped working. Can I get a replacement or open a new account and get a card in time in Australia? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Apr 16, 2011 - 13 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

Instant prepaid card?

Is there any way to get a prepaid credit card in Los Angeles, CA without having a permanent contact address? I'm based in London but spending a week in LA and I'd love to use it as a chance to sign up with the Rhapsody music service via a US card if I can find one. So are there any cards that don't need proof of address and that I can sign up to immediately?
posted by skylar on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Have card, need data

What credit card companies have good online analysis tools and archives? [more inside]
posted by range on Mar 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Getting Credit Bonuses Where Credit Bonuses Are Due.

My girlfriend is looking to apply for a credit card. Where would she find the best bonus offers right now for applying? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 15, 2011 - 5 answers

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