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Questions about immigration and expatriates are a specific recurrent class of off-topic questions on our site. What should we do about them?

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How did temporary stays longer than a tourist visa become off-topic?

I found a question about a student visa that was closed as off-topic. Someone commented “your question is about immigration and thus off-topic”. I would agree with that sentence — but the question isn'...
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Adding "post this on Expatriates" guidance to the ask page

The Problem: Migration Traffic to Expatriates Adding a migration target to Expatiates isn't currently an available option since SE doesn't add migration paths to sites in beta: Migration path ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about immigration?

Is it OK to ask concrete questions about how to legally migrate to a different country? or is this site more for business and tourism type of travelling? Essentially, is it ok to ask about legal ...
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Why aren't questions that belong on Expats migrated there rather than closed?

There are several related meta questions like: Is it necessary to migrate questions... Are H-1B and J-1 questions going to be migrated to expats? Immigration once again: what makes something an ...
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Recent questions about marriage and visa

Perhaps it just looks like a trend, but there have been many questions about getting married to an EU citizen/in the EU while on a Schengen tourist visa. My reaction was to refer those people to ...
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50 nationalities, 100 countries, should we expect and tolerate 5000 visa questions?

There have been many questions about visas, when one needs them and how to get them. I think in most cases there are good online sources to find out about this, even if some one answers a specific ...
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Please migrate this thread to Expats

My fault. I answered in the wrong site. This thread... ...does not belong on TSE....
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Are H1-B and J-1 questions going to be migrated to Expats?

Now that Expats.SE is open-beta, will expat related questions be migrated there or will they stay on Travel.SE? For example I've noted that bunch of questions just got tagged as h1b-visas and j1-...
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Expatriates proposal is into the Commitment stage, signups needed!

We've had a lot of debate, both recently and over the years, on what to do with Immigration and Expat style questions. As part of that, people were originally suggested to support the Immigration ...
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How can we nip immigration questions in the bud?

Maybe it's a coincidence or maybe it's the tip of an iceberg, but a couple of new immigration questions have appeared in the last couple of days and are receiving up votes despite not being about ...
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Are expat questions on-topic?

The story so far: although the subject of expat questions has been raised in the past, we haven't really given much thought on them and the issue is still controversial. So let's have this debate. ...
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Expat proposal needs just 1 more question with >10 score! Can you help? [closed]

For some time there's been the problem of immigration questions on here, and there's been tentative hope of an immmigration.SE - and indeed, there's an Immigration/Expat proposal. Now, said ...
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Should we accept Immigration refuges?

I know, I know, expat questions are off topic here. But with the closing of Immigration, they currently have nowhere to go! There's a proposal to give them a permanent home in Expatriates, but until ...
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Posting alternative site recommendations as comments for closed questions

I hate to send off a [soon-to-be] expat empty-handed; since there's currently no StackExchange site for expats (obligatory link to expats proposal), I've taken to leaving comments on immigration ...