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Germany: Married to a German, but have no Rights to work?:

Our problem is that I still don't have the right to work (after marrying a German 4 months ago) because we don't yet have an Apartment together. It has been basically impossible to be given a Mietvertrag when I don't yet have the right to work. I believe that is the only thing stopping me from supporting my new wife. Question: How long did it take you to receive your right to work after you turned in all your paperwork to City Hall (including your rental agreement with both of your names on it)?

Germany: Overstaying a Schengen Visa, Fines or Penalties?:

Hello everybody, I may have to leave Europe in order to renew my tourist Visa (as an American I can return to Europe after 90 days and have an automatic tourist Visa). But due to bizarre circumstances I may not be able to afford to leave until after my current Visa is expired. My questions are: -what will probably happen if I leave and if someone sees I overstayed? -Will I not be allowed back in Europe until I can afford any Fines or Penalties? -Or, is there a better strategy to try to avoid the Zoll depending on the mode of transportation I use to travel out of Europe? Thank you.

Germany: How can an American extend their Schengen Visa without a Job?:

Hello all, I've come to an unexpected point where I fear I may have to leave the Schengen states for 90 days in order to re-new my Schengen Visa. Does anyone know an other legal reason to stay in Austria, der Schweiz, or Germany if they have not found a Job yet, and who does not have a lot of money to enroll in a University? I've heard of enrolling in a language course in nearby France could get me a temporary Visa, or I've heard of going to Italy and applying for a Permesso di Soggiorno at their post office and simply turning in that application is an automatic Visa(?) until the form is answered many months later. Does anyone have any other ideas or strategies for any kind of temporary Visa extension? Our local City Hall is waiting for me to give them such 'legal reason' to stay here or they will be required to process the paperwork to ask me to leave soon. Thanks for your help everybody!

Ireland: Can an American easily find unofficial part-time Service Jobs in Ireland?:

Hello all, I'm asking questions for a number of us here at this same computer; we are Americans & other legal foreigners who may need to leave the Schengen States for 90 days before returning in order to have a new tourist Visa again (for the Schengen states) Our question is: if some of us choose to go to Ireland to spend this 90 days, for those of us who speak fluent English, is it relatively easy to find under-the-table part-time service related Jobs to steady ourselves there? If so, what types of Jobs should we pursue, what types of places, etc.? I already looked at the Official Ireland website and it states that we would not qualify for a work-permit only because our professions are on the Official 'list' of jobs closed to foreigners, sadly. But my Irish friend living near us here in Austria says it is very possible for an intelligent American or an exceptionally good English-speaker to obtain both illegitimate AND/or legitimate, taxed work. This sound too good to be true, as we thought we would have to go a dirty 3rd-world Country to spend our 90 days outside of the Schengen area, and without speaking the language of [that] 3rd-World Country (Yikes!). Can anyone please shine any tried & true current advice of this subject? Thank you all sincerely!

France: Seeking advice on temporary French residency based on French birth by American parents:

Hello everyone. I finally found my birth record in France, and I'm desperately seeking advice on what are my next steps to take in order to obtain any kind of temporary French work-permit or residency. Unfortunately I was born of American parents, and unfortunately I only have a Us Passport. I am currently overstayed on my 90-day tourist Visa here in nearby Austria and I don't have any Country to go home to (due to the Criminally out-of-control US and their extremely corrupt and alarmingly dishonest local town/city/State Government systems there. I tried to enter the US last year but I had too many harrassing & highly traumatic problems making me reasonably never wanting to ever return to that awful, irresponsible place. Can someone PLEASE advise me on my next steps to try to obtain any temporary stay Visa based on my french birth? Because I have no work-permit for Austria I cannot afford an Immigration Attorney at the moment. So far, someone has told me I should write to the Mayor of my French birth town (with a copy of my Passport & french birth document) asking them what is my next step. Commens? Suggestions anyone? In the past there had been some really good advice in this forum. Please don't stop helping each other everyone! Thank you all!

Sweden: More Information on a Swedish work-permit:

Hello all, I wrote and asked the Swedish Migrations Board what Jobs can a US citizen (or any foreigner do), and if they can apply for a work-permit AFTER they've arrived in Sweden. Basically it seems, unlike the rest of Europe, yes we can take any simple job until we find a better one, and yes we 'can' apply for a work-permit after getting to Sweden and finding a Job through networking. Here (below) is their response to us and I hope it helps any of you: To be granted a work permit requires that: · you have a valid passport. · you can earn your own living on the job you have been offered. · you work to such an extent that your wage is at least SEK 13,000 per month. In addition your employer must: · have advertised the post in Sweden and the EU for at least ten days. (For new recruitment.) · offer terms of employment that are equal to those of a Swedish collective agreement or what is customary within the profession or sector · give the relevant union organisations the opportunity to express an opinion on the terms of employment in the job offer. Those who receive a residence permit will be given a residence permit card. The card is proof of your residence permit. When you enter Sweden, you must therefore show your card along with a valid passport. A ground rule saying it's recommended (even for Countries who don't need a visa) that you are in a country outside Sweden when applying and receiving the the decision of a work permit.

Georgia: entry-level work for expats in Georgia?:

Yes I realise this is a naive post. Does anyone accurately know if a non-Georgian speaking American can gainfully work anywhere in the Russian states (preferrably Georgia) besides/or in addition to teaching or tutoring english under the table? I may have to leave the EU/Schengen states for 90 days as my Visa is expiring here in Switzerland and I might have an informal invitation near Georgia to volunteer part-time in exchange for bed/food, but without a work-permit. Also, what is the immigration situation like (Re: the new Russian Federation 90/180 entry/exit enforcements)? What typically happens if someone overstays their 90 Visa in Georgia? And what happens if someone tries to re-enter Georgia too soon after they overstayed their last tourist Visa in Georgia? Any accurate information is greatly appreciated. I'm one of the few million white/middle-class+ so-called 1st-class American unjustly treated 'Citizens' who are without a Country to call home anymore. I'd actually rather try to start a family in a relatively 3rd-world Land before ever returning back to that truly Nazi-like developing 'place' still called the 'USA'. Thank you.

Ukraine: entry-level work for expats in Ukraine?:

Does anyone accurately know if a non-Russian speaking American can gainfully work anywhere in the Russian states besides teaching or tutoring english under the table? I may have to leave the EU/Schengen states for 90 days as my Visa is expiring and I might have an informal invitation to volunteer part-time in exchange for room/board in Russia or Ukraine (or possibly Georgia) but without a work-permit. I would want to save some money when I was there if possible. Any accurate information is greatly appreciated.

Russia: entry-level work for expats in Russia?:

Does anyone accurately know if a non-Russian speaking American can gainfully work anywhere in the Russian states besides teaching or tutoring english under the table? I may have to leave the EU/Schengen states for 90 days as my Visa is expiring and I might have an informal invitation in Russia or Ukraine (or possibly Georgia) but without a work-permit. Any accurate information is greatly appreciated.

Russia: The new 90/180 day entrance/exit Law?:

Last September I heard the Russian states are supposed to be enforcing the 90 days in/90 days out (of Russia). Does anyone know what is really currently happening right now with this? The last I heard was expats are still usually able to do Border Runs then return right back the same day. But I am also reading this is slowly and sometimes strictly being enforced. I would appreciate any advice.

Sweden: An American: getting work-permit for simple jobs?:

Can a US citizen easily get a work-permit for simple no-brainer jobs like Restaurant work or cleaning, and if they speak no Swedish? Also, did anyone find out if an American can apply for a work-permit after they've arrived in Sweden? I ask this because there's virtually no way a foreigner can secure a Restaurant or cleaning job over the Internet -but in person, and networking through friends after you're there in Sweden can be easy. Thanks!

Sweden: American moving to Stockholm, Sweden:

Did you find out any more information here or on other forums RE: your questions? Please enlighten me. Did you discover any other forums better than this one to discuss your issues in?

France: Born in France; what Rights might one have?:

Hello all, I've been always wondering if there are any strategies out there to help a proudly French born person eventually become legal in France or the EU. Sadly, I just discovered I was born on a US Military base in France, apparently there is no 'French' record of me being born there, but I might have a Baptismal record there. I know it is very difficult to simply immigrate there based on my current unfortunate US citizenship, however, my US Passport specifically says I was born in 'France'- not the US. 20 years ago (before Fr. joined the EU) I might have had some Rights in France, but what chances might I really have nowadays? I am getting ready to write to the French region I was born in once again, but this time showing a copy of birth record (some written in French, some in English - proving I was born there) but what different questions should I ask? I would greatly appreciate anyone's kind advice. But please note: I was finally working legally for one month in nearby Germany but it was stopped due to another (insurmountable?) new Visa problem. Therefore I still have very limited funds and cannot yet really afford an Immigration Attorney (nor are there any such Attorneys near where I live anyway). Looking forward to any kind advice. Best Regards!

Belgium: Marriage in Europe questions:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing, and of course I have a valid Passport. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe while things are being processed. I heard Germany takes a longer time to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, if in nearby France I would have to leave the EU for a while(?), etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Is nearby Belgium such a suitable place to marry in while speaking only German or English? Where should we probably not marry in, etc.? Thanks everyone!

Austria: Marriage in Europe questions:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing, and of course I have a valid Passport. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. I heard Germany takes a longer time to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, if in nearby France I would have to leave the EU(?), etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Is nearby Austria such a suitable place to marry in? Where should we probably not marry in, etc.? Thanks everyone!

Luxembourg: Marriage in Europe questions:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing, and of course I have a valid Passport. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. I heard Germany takes a longer time to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, if in nearby France I would have to leave the EU(?), etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Is nearby Luxembourg such a suitable place to marry in? Where should we probably not marry in, etc.? Thanks everyone!

Netherlands: Marriage in Europe questions:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing, and of course I have a valid Passport. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. I heard Germany takes a longer time to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Are the nearby Netherlands such a suitable place to marry in? Where should we probably not marry in, etc.? Thanks everyone!

Liechtenstein: Marriage in Europe questions:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing, and of course I have a valid Passport. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. I heard Germany takes too long to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Is nearby Leichtenstein such a suitable place to marry in? Were should we probably not marry in, etc.? Thanks everyone!

Switzerland: Marriage in der Schweiz?:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& I, an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm currently not married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. I heard Germany takes too long to process, Denmark is the fasted but we don't speak Danish, etc. Can anyone please make some experienced & accurate recommendations? Thanks everyone!

Germany: Marriage in Germany or Denmark?:

Hi all, my German Fiance (& , an American) are seeking advice on what EU Country we can get married in where [I] won't have to leave the EU while things are being processed, and where it doesn't take a very long time to process. Also, does anyone one know what an American needs to be legally married in Europe? Please tell me if I'm wrong but I heard I need: 1.) a legal document from America stating I'm not currently married, and, 2.) my Birth Cert. I've never had a B-Cert. because I was born in Europe of American Parents -all I ever had is a 'Cert of Naturalisation' with the photo missing. Can someone please accurately tell me what paperwork I really need for what Country, etc.? We're trying mostly to create a situation where I won't have to leave Europe. Thanks everyone!

Russia: Looking for Native Speaker Teachers for Moscow, Russia:

I might have to leave Europe for 90 days because my schengen visa is expiring. I might be coming to Russia or Ukraine for that duration. Can a person actually make a living (not just grimly survive) teaching or tutoring English? Or, perhaps more importantly, can an American easily work in other occupations (even entry-level) if one speaks no Russian nor has a work-permit yet? Thanks!

Russia: National Culture research:

Hello, does anyone know if beautiful Andorra is a viable option for people who must leave the Schengen states for the required 180? days if their current Visa is about to expire? If so, how does one prove they left the Schengen states without a Passport 'stamp' or Train ticket? Thanks.

Portugal: Marriage in Portugal?:

Hello everyone, I (sincerely) appreciated the past great responses to my 'a US citizen-but without a home Country' situation. In short: my Schengen Visa is almost expired due to a work-permit neglect/mistake by the local Foreigner Supervisor & the Employer/Company in Germany (clearly not my mistake). Legally, I'm supposed to leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, -then return as a 'tourist' again. I thought of an interesting question: What if I got married in Pt. to either a local there or someone from a nearby EU? Country -but if 'after' my Schengen Visa expires? Does anyone know if that also somehow qualifies me for permanent residency [anywhere] (after-the-fact) & so I can legally re-enter the Schengen States again without thousands of €'s of penalties if I left after my Schengen Visa expiration? What if I did leave the Schengen States for 180 days but there was no Border person to stamp my passport in [that] new Country (how would I prove I left the Schengen States)? If I ever had to legally leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, I'd be curious where people (in my increasingly common political situation) are most easily traveling to, to spend that 180 days (and to somehow live very cheaply & support themselves there during that time with any kind of available {legal?} work {ie: teaching english, grocery-store work, lower-pay factory work, cleaning work if necessary, etc.j{I've never been able to find a job in my profession in the colder-climate EU})? Is it possible that Canary Is., or Liechtenstein, or Andorra, or one of the eastern EU Countries, or Nordic Countries are one of those viable (non-schengen?) places? Sorry to sound so naive but I really need advice - it's certainly not my fault I don't have a 'home country' to go home to. *What about other nearby livable Countries?* Any ideas anyone? Sadly, due to the recent work-permit mistake at the moment I cannot afford the Immigration Attorney, but, in the past I read some really good advice from regular people like us here in these forums on similar subjects and so I hope to hear more. I would appreciate anyone's thoughtful advice -as I would do for anyone. Thanks everyone!

Poland: Marriage in Poland?:

Hello everyone, I (sincerely) appreciated the past great responses to my 'a US citizen-but without a home Country' situation. In short: my Schengen Visa is almost expired due to a work-permit neglect/mistake by the local Foreigner Supervisor & the Employer/Company in Germany (clearly not my mistake). Legally, I'm supposed to leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, -then return as a 'tourist' again. I thought of an interesting question: What if I got married in Poland to either a local there or someone from a nearby EU? Country -but if 'after' my Schengen Visa expires? Does anyone know if that also somehow qualifies me for permanent residency [anywhere] (after-the-fact) & so I can legally re-enter the Schengen States again without thousands of €'s of penalties if I left after my Schengen Visa expiration? What if I did leave the Schengen States for 180 days but there was no Border person to stamp my passport in [that] new Country (how would I prove I left the Schengen States)? If I ever had to legally leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, I'd be curious where people (in my increasingly common political situation) are most easily traveling to, to spend that 180 days (and to somehow live very cheaply & support themselves there during that time with any kind of available {legal?} work {ie: teaching english, grocery-store work, lower-pay factory work, cleaning work if necessary, etc.j{I've never been able to find a job in my profession in the colder-climate EU})? Is it possible that Liechtenstein, or Andorra, or one of the eastern EU Countries, or Nordic Countries are one of those (non-schengen?) places? *What about other nearby livable Countries?* Any ideas anyone? Sadly, due to the recent work-permit mistake at the moment I cannot afford the Immigration Attorney, but, in the past I read some really good advice from regular people like us here in these forums on similar subjects and so I hope to hear more. I would appreciate anyone's thoughtful advice -as I would do for anyone. Thanks everyone!

Czech Republic: Marriage in Czech Rep?:

Hello everyone, I (sincerely) appreciated the past great responses to my 'a US citizen-but without a home Country' situation. In short: my Schengen Visa is almost expired due to a work-permit neglect/mistake by the local Foreigner Supervisor & the Employer/Company in Germany (clearly not my mistake). Legally, I'm supposed to leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, -then return as a 'tourist' again. I thought of an interesting question: What if I got married in Czech Rep. to either a local there or someone from a nearby EU? Country -but if 'after' my Schengen Visa expires? Does anyone know if that also somehow qualifies me for permanent residency [anywhere] (after-the-fact) & so I can legally re-enter the Schengen States again without thousands of CHF/€'s of penalties if I left after my Schengen Visa expiration? What if I did leave the Schengen States for 180 days but there was no Border person to stamp my passport in [that] new Country (how would I prove I left the Schengen States)? If I ever had to legally leave the 'Schengen States' for 180 days, I'd be curious where people (in my increasingly common political situation) are most easily traveling to, to spend that 180 days (and to somehow live very cheaply & support themselves there during that time with any kind of available {legal?} work {ie: teaching english, grocery-store work, lower-pay factory work, cleaning work if necessary, etc.j{I've never been able to find a job in my profession in the colder-climate EU})? Is it possible that Liechtenstein, or Andorra, or one of the eastern EU Countries, or Nordic Countries are one of those (non-schengen??) places {unfortunately, I would have to quickly work to support myself doing any kind of work an english-speaking person could do}. *What about other nearby livable Countries?* Any ideas anyone? Sadly, due to the recent work-permit mistake at the moment I cannot afford the Immigration Attorney, but, in the past I read some really good advice from regular people like us here in these forums on similar subjects and so I hope to hear more. I would appreciate anyone's thoughtful advice -as I would do for anyone. Thanks everyone!

 

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