europe – Should I get a residence permit or Schengen tourist visa?

I want to try living in about a dozen countries in Europe in next few years. My purpose is to answer the following question.

Based on my own experience of living in different countries, is there a country I want to move to in Europe?

To move around, I can get Schengen visa or I can get 2-year temporary residency from Portugal using D7. Here’s my comparison of the options.

Pros of residence permit

  • I don’t have to leave Schengen area for 90 days in 180 day period.
  • More freedom of movement in Schengen area, less headache, less fees. I’d request a 3 year Schengen visa but they might think I should start with a visa that’s valid for only 90 days, which would require me to go to an embassy in a specific country in person, wait for my passport to be mailed back to me, arrange plane tickets and long term stays months in advance, and repeat this process many times.
  • If I decide to move to Portugal, I’d be 2 years closer to being a permanent resident and citizen there.

Cons of residence permit

  • Extra effort. Finding an apartment to lease. Getting NIF. Navigating NHR.
  • Possibly taxes. I live off of my savings and have no income so this isn’t a problem for now. But I might start working (as a remote contractor for non-EU companies). If I conclude that I don’t want to move to Portugal, then I can treat the residence permit like it’s a 2 year Schengen visa. I’m not sure if this is ok. Is there anyone here who has or had temporary residence permit of Portugal who can comment on this? Maybe I should ask the embassy?

Portugal is at the top of my list because it has lower cost of living, easier requirements for resident permits, warmer winters compared to other Schengen countries. Never been to Portugal before but I’ve spent a few months in Brazil.

Venice hotels – is the city centre ok for visiting the tourist part?

I looked at the map and I am just confused. If I reserve a hotel in Via Montello, 8, 30171 Venezia VE can I easily go to C8QP+59 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy? How should we go? It seems that the city center itself is somehow different from the touristic part?

Sole employee of US company. Any issues working remotely in Peru on tourist visa?

Here’s my situation:

  • created a company in the US (an LLC)
  • the only employee for the company
  • occasionally hire temporary contractors.
  • staying in Peru for 6 months on their extended tourist visa
  • will earn money through my company while in Peru
  • the money will go into the company’s US bank account

What legal/visa/tax issues would I face?

The more I look into this, the more confused I get 🥴 Maybe it’s simpler than I think?

Booking roundtrip flights to Peru without knowing if tourist visa will be extended?

Here’s my understanding of Peru’s tourist visa:

  • A normal tourist visa is good for 30-183 days
  • The actual length of the initial visa varies (although I’m not sure why)
  • The original visa can be extended with a visit to migrations, with a limit of 183 days in total from when you first entered the country.

BUT, in order to get your first tourist visa, you need to provide proof of your return flight.

So how do people who hope to stay longer than 30 days handle their flights? How do you book a return flight without knowing what day you’ll return? I’d like to stay for 180 days, so should I get my return flight for 180 days after arrival and just pray that my visa extension gets approved?

I’m from the United States.

Can you work remote in Italy for a UK based company with just a tourist visa?

I’m a UK resident and want to vacation in Italy for 2 months in 2022. I work as a software developer so i can work with just my laptop and internet connection. I want to work some days when i am out there and use other days for exploring/sightseeing.

My company is based in the UK. I know i’ve seen some other answers that have said it’s technically illegal but is this enforceable and is it worth the risk? Will i be asked to show proof of time off from my employer by border control when i arrive?

india – Legality of being an extra/actor for Bollywood as a tourist?

I’ve heard on some websites (including this one) how easy it may be to become an extra for a Bollywood film. Obviously, it involves being paid.

What’s the legality of this for a tourist and can someone legally come to India to work in Bollywood as an extra or potentially even as an actor? As no one would probably want to be pulled out of a set and get deported…

us citizens – American marrying British fiance in Gibraltar on UK tourist visa

I did not get a Marriage Visitor Visa prior to this trip because we had not been planning on getting married, but we are considering it now that I am in the UK.

You can get married in the UK on a standard visitor visa. What you cannot do, and what you need a Marriage Visitor Visa for, is to enter the UK with the intention of getting married there. But you didn’t do that.

Thanks to Traveller for posting a relevant link in a comment. From that page:

If you do not have a marriage visitor visa or family visa

You can still give notice of your intention to get married or form a civil partnership but the immigration authorities at the Home Office will be told.

The Home Office might:

  • ask questions about you and your relationship – if this happens you may need to wait up to 70 days before getting married or forming a civil partnership
  • decide not to approve your notice – if this happens you cannot get married or form a civil partnership in the UK

The point of this is to identify and prevent immigration fraud. If you can show that you don’t intend to settle in the UK in the immediate future, the Home Office should not delay or prevent your wedding.

Furthermore, as explained in a page helpfully linked by canonacer, if you still want to get married in Gibraltar, it seems as though you can do that:

There are no residency or nationality requirements.

I note, however, that there are two problems with that page:

  1. As noted above, a fiancee visa would not have been necessary to marry in the UK, because the couple were not planning to settle in the UK. A Marriage Visitor Visa would have sufficed (and, as explained, is not necessary in your case).

  2. It is similarly not fraudulent for a non-US national to marry a US citizen in the US while in visitor status when the couple plan to leave the country before the expiration of the non-US spouse’s status.

In both of the above cases, though, some applicants might have difficulty proving their intent to leave the country after getting married, which could lead to refusal of a UK Marriage Visitor Visa or, for the US, refusal of entry as a visitor. That seems unlikely in the case described in the article, but it is something that couples should consider, especially if they haven’t yet put down firm roots in a foreign place of residence.

usa – Green card surrendered, is it necessary to apply for a new tourist visa?

During a multiple entry Tourist Visa (B1/B2) period, my wife obtained a Green Card. After about 5 years, she surrendered her Green card at a US Consulate in India.

At this point in time, her multiple entry Tourist Visa (B1/B2) has a validity of about 3 years. The Tourist Visa (B1/B2) was not marked as ‘Cancelled’. In this situation, if she wants to travel to the US, is it necessary for her to apply for a new multiple entry Tourist visa (B1/B2) or can she travel using her existing Tourist Visa?

esta – Entering USA as tourist after abandoning green card

esta – Entering USA as tourist after abandoning green card – Travel Stack Exchange

❓ASK – How can tourist companies recover amidst the pandemic? | NewProxyLists

Every business was affected by teh pandemic, however with the lockdown regulations in many countries being realxed as the number of COVID-19 infections is slowly starting to be controlled, there are many that are actually starting to recover their businesses, and so they are able to start up to make up for losses. In this way they are likely to stay in operation. However, with the borders of many countries closed, despite the relaxed regulations, tourist companies are unable to resume their operation and this will severely impact them and the country as well as many countries rely on tourism. Do you have any thoughts on how these companies can manage during these times?

 

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