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by Platinum
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: norway .38% growth
Replies: 14
Views: 4307

Given a choice between a huge influx of immigrants, or having the people simply dying out, maybe those countries have chosen the latter. Nothing wrong with that. (I believe Japan, and a few of the Scandinavian countries, are setting up lots of programmes to encourage the native population to have bi...
by Platinum
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: EEA2 Residence Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

We asked for my husband's passport back (he's the EU national) saying he needed it to travel for work. Was fine. Posted back to us without a problem.
by Platinum
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: US immigration
Topic: future F1 student
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

A couple of things I'd like to add to what's been said: 1) A lot of graduate programs don't really have specific school year start and end dates. They start whenever the quarter or semester or whatever, starts. It should be simple enough to get the university to state that you're starting your degre...
by Platinum
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is moving to UK from USA worth it in my situation? Help pls.
Replies: 27
Views: 4982

UK is in the range of 25K GBP per year. That's about 50 thousand USD, which I could live off of here in NY, but is that feasible in London? Yes, definitely. Especially if you're willing to live in shared accommodation. What with travelling and everything, you won't save anything, mind you. But you ...
by Platinum
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is moving to UK from USA worth it in my situation? Help pls.
Replies: 27
Views: 4982

I really wanted to try living in London for a year or two, see the world a bit. So it's clear that the OP wants to do this temporarily. I think it's a great idea. I took a job in Europe after I finished school for this exact reason. Why the hell not live somewhere else for a while and see what the ...
by Platinum
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Residence card. waiting time ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Probably because we sent EU1 and EU2 together.
Unfortunately, we're applying under the Surinder Singh rule, so there's no need for him to register via the EEA1 application.
by Platinum
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Residence card. waiting time ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Is this the non-EEA family member of EEA national residence card? The BIA website says they are working on applications received in October 2007. Are they lying? Or are you talking about a different residence card?

Anxious to know, because I've got an EEA2 application in!
by Platinum
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: UK Citizen Married to US Citizen, need Stamp4 URGENT
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

No, I wasn't illegally in the country- I simply had no proof of my legal status there. I am allowed to live in the country during the time it takes to process the EU1, but they don't give a stamp to cover this gap time. Which I think is very shoddy of the DoJ and GNIB. I went out of the country quit...
by Platinum
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: UK Citizen Married to US Citizen, need Stamp4 URGENT
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

1) If the EU.1 application takes upto 6 months, but she enters on a 3 month visa waiver, is it possible to extend the 3 months on the basis that an application is pending? What is the best way to go about this? They wouldn't extend my visitor's visa (well, my visa waiver, anyway), and wouldn't give...
by Platinum
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: EEA FP and NHS registration
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Thanks, vinny.

I was hoping for something from the NHS itself recognizing my ability to register, but maybe that was hoping for too much.

I'll try with the ukvisas thing.
by Platinum
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: EEA FP and NHS registration
Replies: 2
Views: 987

EEA FP and NHS registration

My local health centre has refused to let me register because my EEA FP has less than six months left on it. (They're only issued for six months, so no surprise.) They claim that until I can show a valid visa for more than six months, they can't register me. So, with the original six months of the F...
by Platinum
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 4-6 month tourist visa?
Replies: 25
Views: 4120

My ideal situation would be for her to come over on a visitor visa for as long as possible, then at the end of it she would go back and we could either marry over there or apply for a fiance visa. Why not apply for the fiance visa right away? If you are that worried she will be given a hard time at...
by Platinum
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Time limit on Surinder Singh rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

That is, as I understand it, in order for Surinder Singh to apply, you have got to have been exercising EU Treaty Rights, and been economically active, and at the same time your family member has been there with you, and thus is also exercising EU Treaty Rights, on the back of your rights. That doe...
by Platinum
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Time limit on Surinder Singh rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Time limit on Surinder Singh rule?

I'm just curious: what is the time limit for a person to bring a family member over to the UK on the Surinder Singh rule? If you are, for instance, a French national living in the UK, you could have been here for decades and as long as you have your French passport, you can bring your spouse/family ...
by Platinum
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Certified copy of British passport
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Hi. Sorry, yes, I haven't changed my location. We're refugees from the Irish EU1 debacle. Thanks for the advice JA13I (By the way, my husband is from Stoke! Did you read that article about the city in The Guardian last week?). Unfortunately, we have already sent in the application with my husband's ...
by Platinum
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Certified copy of British passport
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Certified copy of British passport

Hi. I'm sending in an EEA2 application soon, but my husband needs his passport to travel for work sometime in mid-February. The BIA says we can send in a certified copy, but it must be certified by the issuing agency. Well, that would be the passport office, which is part of the Home Office, no? And...
by Platinum
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: UK Citizen Marrying US Citizen in Ireland - very confused
Replies: 9
Views: 3422

You could be lucky, as well. Some people without prior EU residency have managed to get 2-year Stamp 4s, instead of the EU-required 5-year residency. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason about who got flat refusals and who got this 2-year concession. Also, no one knows what happens after the...
by Platinum
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: UK Citizen Marrying US Citizen in Ireland - very confused
Replies: 9
Views: 3422

To answer the first question, no, there is no special treatment for British citizens in Ireland in this case. (If you're an Irish citizen moving to the UK, then there are some special rules, but this isn't reciprocal, as far as I know.) I'm American and my husband is British, so we were in the same ...
by Platinum
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: US immigration
Topic: Long Term Visa Help For Kiwi
Replies: 13
Views: 2834

As far as I know it only works for US citizens in New Zealand. These working holiday arrangements are not always reciprocal.
Oh, that's too bad. I'd always thought the WHM programs were reciprocal.

Can't really think of anything else that would help the OP, then.
by Platinum
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: US immigration
Topic: Long Term Visa Help For Kiwi
Replies: 13
Views: 2834

You'd have to look this up to make sure, but isn't New Zealand one of the very few countries with which the US has a working holiday maker arrangement? Basically, it's a visa that allows someone to stay for a year or two (depending on countries, etc.) and allows some work to fund the travelling. You...
by Platinum
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Confidentiality Agreement for E.U1 Settlement?
Replies: 54
Views: 13833

I know you're not supposed to discuss the settlement, Archigabe, but I have a couple of questions: If you take the settlement as your solicitors advise (as would we if in your situation, probably) that includes the confidentiality agreement and the no-fault claim, yes? Wouldn't this affect your abil...
by Platinum
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Confidentiality Agreement for E.U1 Settlement?
Replies: 54
Views: 13833

Wow, archigabe. Kudos to you and your partner for actually fighting this all the way through. We thought so much about it, but just didn't have the guts and patience to do it. The DoJ must have offered this sort of settlement to so many couples who have sued them. But you're right- this settlement d...
by Platinum
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Precedence given to EEA nationals over Non-EEA
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

it would be more useful/productive/prudent to select an applicant with wider experience, knowledge and creativity I can't think of any mid- or high-level position for which this cannot be said, so I'm not sure how it would only be applicable to academia. I only know from my experience in applying f...
by Platinum
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Precedence given to EEA nationals over Non-EEA
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Yes, I assume the law is different for academic/research type posts I'm pretty sure the law isn't different for academic posts. Why would it be? There are more knowledgeable people here who might know differently, though. I've been offered university research positions in the EU, and in all cases, ...
by Platinum
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: EEA2 question
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Just thought - had your husband been to the UK before, for a job interview or anything liek that? Oh, yeah, like I said, we were back and forth. I'd been here for interviews, he'd been here for interviews, we both came over to look for a place to live, found one, went back to Dublin, then I flew ov...
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