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Dancebiscuits



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Latest on US citizen working in EU? Reply with quote

Background:Boyf is a qualified, experienced primary teacher from America and I am qualified, experienced ESL teacher from Britain. We've both got teaching jobs at an International School in Qatar for next two years, during which time we intend to get married.

My question:When our two years in Qatar is up, by what means can he move back to Europe with me and work legally? We don't know where in Europe yet, depends where two suitable jobs come up in 2016.

We've had an absolute TONNE of conflicting advice from everyone including the UK citizen's advice bureau, various forums, and an independent immigration advice NGO and nobody knows the answer! One thing is unanimous though, no EU school offers visa sponsorship/support that we've seen - you have to sort out your own paperwork and eligibility.

However, we know that there are American teachers working legally in Europe (there are even American schools in Europe) so it can't be impossible.

Does anyone have any real, recent experience moving an American to Europe as the spouse of an EU citizen and can you talk me through the process please?

I'll put this on more than one page because people in different EU areas might have different knowledge, but thank you in advance for your help.

Thank you


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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest on US citizen working in EU? Reply with quote

Dancebiscuits wrote:
Background:Boyf is a qualified, experienced primary teacher from America and I am qualified, experienced ESL teacher from Britain. We've both got teaching jobs at an International School in Qatar for next two years, during which time we intend to get married.

My question:When our two years in Qatar is up, by what means can he move back to Europe with me and work legally? We don't know where in Europe yet, depends where two suitable jobs come up in 2016.


I think it really depends on the country you want to go to. The UK now has a minimum income level for you to be allowed to take him back with you. I know USA citizens who have managed to set up shop as auto-entrepreneurs (self-employed) in France but it's not easy. How are you going to live in Qatar as an unmarried couple btw?
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Dancebiscuits



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The school provides the accommodation for us so no landlords, agencies or paperwork is involved.
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dancebiscuits wrote:
The school provides the accommodation for us so no landlords, agencies or paperwork is involved.


Separate accommodation? It's illegal for unmarried couples to live together and trust me you don't want to get caught out on this one...
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PC Parrot



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MuscatGary is right.

Edit your posts to take your name off. If anyone in Qatar wanted to make trouble for you, you're giving them a rope to hang you by. And trust me, there are some pretty petty and mean spirited people in the Gulf ... it wouldn't take much for you to arouse bad feelings without knowing about it ..
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Dancebiscuits



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone
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PC Parrot



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't worry Muscat .. I'm not stalking you ... in fact I'm in France right now ... was in Saint Emillion yesterday - mama mia!
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