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What is our stance on questions about moving to a different part of the same country (e.g., moving to another state in the USA)?

What is our stance on questions about moving to a different part of the same country (e.g., moving to another state in the USA)? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: I have a Massachusetts ...
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Why would this question on all a 4-digit French phone number from the US be off-topic?

The question How can I call a 4-digit French phone number from the US? received 4 off-topic close votes. Why would this question be off-topic? Copying the question here in case it gets removed: ...
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What is our stance on questions about processing times of immigration procedures?

What is our stance on questions about processing times of immigration procedures? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
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Is it by design that almost all questions are for first-world / developed countries?

I'm an ex-pat living in Sierra Leone, West Africa. I thought this site might be a good place to ask some of the questions I have about adapting to a country with very different and difficult ...
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What does this site offer that Law.SE's immigration-related tags don't?

I'm sure I'm not the first ex-pat to join this site, then be a little surprised to, first, see that 100% of non-closed questions on the front page were legalistic in nature (status, permits, visas, ...
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Migration along inofficial routes to seek refugee status — when is it off-topic?

A question on someone seeking advice on how to get to relocate from Afghanistan to the USA without proper documentation was first asked on Travel, then migrated to Expats, where it has currently ...
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Are questions about studying abroad where the duration is only one term/semester on-topic?

This is based on a discussion about UK student visitor visa refused, Erasmus Mundus scholarship Our current FAQ states expatriatism starts around long term stays, where long term is defined "at least ...
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Can I ask a question about dual citizenship?

I have a question about a specific situation concerning the possibility of acquiring dual citizenship between Canada and Norway. I've considered Law SE, but I'm unsure whether such a question would ...
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Asking questions about disabled travel and immigration

I'm disabled, on wheelchair, I would like to ask 2 questions, one about visiting a country, another about immigrating. Is it okay or would they be closed as off topic? It's about requirements and ...
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Are all questions that are only primarily expat-related off topic?

There were many concepts for the topic of the site, but it seems that people who see that site primarily for legal questions (visa, work permit etc.) have won and now everything that could possibly ...
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Should the community allow questions that have clear political bias?

Referring this question, I have the following thought. TL;DR: Willingness to obtain Russian citizenship may be considered as a way of assisting Russian terrorism. Should the community support such ...
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Once again, are questions about living in country X on-topic?

According to the rules in the help center , the question Period of notice to quit job in Germany is off topic as being an expat is not relevant in this case. The community voted not to close it , but ...
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Scope overlap and cross-posting

Re: When does travel become residency? — We talked about minimizing the overlap between traveling and expatriating, but the differing opinions on how to do so seemed to widen it (by the fact that ...
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Why are questions about insurance OT?

Why are questions about insurance off topic and being closed as primarily opinion based ? I think insurance is one of the most important things an expat would be concerned about and other expats would ...
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Are military/missionary expat life-styles off topic?

I'm thinking that military and missionary lives, and perhaps a few other types of work abroad, are more strongly defined by the organization sponsoring the stay abroad than the specific surrounding ...
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Any questions on taxes?

I've already asked a question about taxes in Australia (as I'm an expat there) and there are several others. However, there's been some dissent about whether or not these are expat questions or not. ...
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Can questions that would apply equally to locals be on-topic?

This question on German labour law would basically apply equally to German locals. An employer tells an employee to stay home (in this case, to run errands specific to immigrating; but the answer ...
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Can we keep an eye out for off-topic questions?

As already discussed to some extent on: Beware the slopes of “As an expat …” and When does travel become residency? there are a few questions creeping in that are just pure travel questions. For ...
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Beware the slopes of “As an expat …”

This hasn't become a major problem, but I'm seeing it creep into some of our initial questions. Part of it is just the usual breadth that initial questions take, where folks are equally focused on ...
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When does travel become residency?

Where are the boundaries between travel and residency? If I go on a one-month work holiday, do I ask here or at Travel? If I go on a 5-month Erasmus Exchange project, do I ask here or at Travel? If ...