Saturday, 29 May 2010

US Immigration: Three Major Ways to Immigrate for a while to the States

There are several ways in which you can live legally in the US:
- You come there to work and get a visa from your employer. This usually goes with skilled workers . One exception to this rule might be to work as an au-pair or a nanny. It depends on your own experience with kids (or training as a nanny).
- You can come to study in the US. This is of course costly, but if you get in and get a student's visa, you can work in the campus for several hours a week
- The Americans have something called "Green Card Lottery" (official name: Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery) anyone can apply to. Apply online and get a chance to get a permanent residency in the US

Monday, 15 October 2007

Belgium

As a member of the EU and one of the richest countries on earth, many would like to immigrate to Belgium.

Belgium does not recognise double citizenship, which means that you will have to give up your previous citizenship, in order to naturalise in Belgium.

You can become a Belgian citizen by marriage, or by naturalisation. Naturally, adoption or registration, if your parents are Belgians living abroad, is also possible. Please note though, that if you are a child of a Belgian citizen or a Belgian living abroad not applying for citizenship until the age of 28 and have never lived permanently in Belgium, you might lose your citizenship.

From the Belgian Ministry of Interior:

01. Am I a Belgian citizen if one of my parents is a Belgian citizen at the time of my birth?

02. Am I a Belgian citizen if I was born in Belgium?
03. Do I become a Belgian citizen if my parentage is acknowledged by a Belgian citizen?
04. Do I become a Belgian citizen if I am adopted?
05. Do I become a Belgian citizen if one of my parents obtains Belgian nationality?
06. Do I become a Belgian citizen through marriage?
07. What happens if I am erroneously given Belgian nationality?
08. What is naturalisation?
09. Are there any other ways to obtain Belgian nationality?
10. How can I lose my Belgian nationality?
11. Can I regain my Belgian nationality?
12. Can I hold another nationality in addition to Belgian nationality?
13. What else should I know?

Friday, 14 September 2007

Belarus

Belarus is one of the poorest countries in Europe and because of the system of government, there are many refugees from Belarus, mostly in neighbouring Ukraine but also in Germany, Poland and other countries.

San Francisco Based Lawyer - Specialising in Belarus

About International Adoption from Belarus

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Barbados

This trpical island is the dream of many.

To immigrate or stay in Barbados, beyond the time permitted by tourist visas, contact:

Chief Immigration OfficerImmigration DepartmentCareenage House, The Wharf,Bridgetown, BarbadosTel: (246) 426-1011Tel: 1-800-268-9122 E-mail: Imm-dept@caribsurf.com

Also see:
http://www.barbadosbusiness.gov.bb/miib/Regulatory_Agencies/agency_details.cfm?ID=8

http://www.bidc.com/section2.cfm?SubSection=171

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Bangladesh

* Is Bangladesh safe for westerners to live in?

* Visitng Bangladesh:
*Passport, visa, and onward/return ticket required.
Tourist/business visa requires 2 application forms, 3 photos (37mm x 37mm), and $100 fee (bank draft or money order). Tourist visa should also attach travel itinerary.
Business visa requires letter of justification/financial guarantee from the employer.
(also see here for a little more: Obtaining Work Permit in Bangladesh)
Student visa requires financial guarantee certificate and letter from educational institution.

For more information, consult the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 3510 International Drive, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202/244-0183) , the Bangladesh Mission in New York at (212/867-3434). Internet: www.bangladoot.org or your local Bengali embassy.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Bahrain

The rich Gulf principality is for some very attractive - because of the work opportunities it offers. It should be mentioned, though, that Bahrain is not considered the safest place for Westerners and that despite the fact that it is the most equal nation in the Gulf region (in matters of gender equality), women are still discriminated in Bahrain.

Work permit in Bahrain is obtained through the Bahrain embassy. A working permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the General Directorate of Immigration and Passports (GDIP) are required before an employment visa can be issued. In addition, all American and Canadian passport holders can be issued a 5-year multiple entry visa, valid for one month's stay on each visit. British passport holders can be issued a 3-month entry visa, valid for one month's stay on each visit. This can be issued by the GDIP in Bahrain or by any Bahrain Embassy.

More here: http://www.bah-molsa.com/english/ord13.htm

http://www.un.int/bahrain/consulate.html

http://www.gdnpr.gov.bh/

Somewhar related: Contact details of Newspapers in Bahrain

Sunday, 17 June 2007