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Questions regarding issues specific to moving and living in the state of California.

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Renewing Expired California Drivers License

What would be the procedure for renewing an expired (over a year, due to overseas stay) California Drivers License (regular not RealID-in case it matters)? Prior renewal was online, the one before ...
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Processing times for L2 EAD H2 2021

My wife and I are relocating to California. I have an L1-A and she has an L2. We are trying to figure out the processing times we can expect for her EAD application. We see a lot of references online ...
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Flying to the USA on a tourist visa to get the COVID vaccination

My 52-year-old wife (non-US citizen with valid visa) is talking about flying to Los Angeles along with our 18-year-old (US citizen) so that BOTH can get the one-shot vaccination at Walmart's or ...
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CA Real ID Expiration Date

I recently applied for my DL and my California state ID card. I chose my California State ID card to be made Real. Also, my Cal State ID arrived before my DL. Both my Cal State ID and DL expire on 03/...
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Obligations of Canadian university hiring remote California worker?

Asking for a friend. A Canadian university wants to hire me as a remote employee. I'll be working in Los Angeles. My annual salary is $60000 in 2020, and would be more in 2021. Which of these things ...
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Why does my new California drivers license say "LIMITED-TERM"?

I am student on F1 visa since 2012. I got my California drivers license 2013, valid for 5 years. After 5 years I applied for the Real ID card. Although my visa was valid for another 5 years (until ...
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I have a Massachusetts driver's license and I moved to California: how long do I have to get a California's driving license?

I am a French citizen. I have a Massachusetts driver's license and I moved to California: how long do I have to get a California's driving license? I have crossposted the question at: http://qr.ae/...
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I'm based in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, specifically - but there's a possibility that within a few months I would need to move to California (SF Bay Area). I don't intend to move furniture over, but ...
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What is my net salary in California out of 150k$? [closed]

I would like to know the take-home from a 150k$ salary in California, after all kind of deductions, including a good health insurance. My second question is the estimated cost for renting a studio ...
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Changing States to renew driving licence while living abroad

I currently have a New York drivers license and have been living in the UK for 3 years and have to renew it. Unfortunately my permanent address is currently in California, so I am unable to renew the ...
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Moving from London To California, what are my options?

I currently live in London with my partner and our son, after my first trip to California in September, I am now desperate to move there. I approached a few immigration lawyers/attorneys for advice, ...
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Mailing Address Concern while renewing California Driver's Licence?

I am in Los Angeles and moving to Bay Area but before that I am going to renew my Driver's license. I am sure that DMV will be providing me a temporary license (paper one) and they are going to mail ...
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Extending California Driver's Licence during 60 days grace period? [closed]

My STEM OPT is expiring in June 30,2015 and hence my driver's license. I called the DMV legal presence department and they said they can't extend my DL for that period. I have applied for another ...
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Can I claim deductions for my wife as a non-resident alien in the US?

My Situation: Both my wife (J2) and I (J1) are currently in US. We do not fullfill the physical presence test, nor will we fullfill it at the end of the tax year. When I received my first pay check ...
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I've been living and working in the UK for the past 1.75 years. do I still need to file state taxes in the last US state I resided in (California)?

I am a US citizen. I quit my job in California and moved to take another job in the UK in October 2013. For FY 2013, I filed both federal and CA state taxes, since part of that year's income came ...
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Do I have to wait for ITIN to file California taxes for H4 spouse?

I am holding a H1B visa and my wife just moved to California as H4 dependent. I have applied for ITIN along with filing my federal taxes. How do I file my California State tax? Should I wait for her ...
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California car insurance for rental cars?

California seems to be one of few states (other significant one being Texas), where rental companies are not obliged to provide option of mandatory liability insurance and do not include the basic ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

I'm interested in resources that I can use to study for California driver's license theoretical exam on my own. However, since I've already have a European one, I'd like to find some resource that ...
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Using EU driver's license in California during first days of H1B?

Late September I'll be arriving to San Francisco on my H1B visa. I intend to get California driver's license, but I expect that might take some time. Is there a period after arrival during which I ...
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Can you drive in California with Indian License?

I am going to be in California for 9 months as an exchange student (J1 visa). I hold a valid Indian driving license. Can I drive using my indian license or do I need to get my International Driving ...
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Indian license and learning permit in California

I have a car and have given the written test in California. So ideally I know that I can drive with one person with a permanent license with me. I wanted to ask whether my friend from India who has ...
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How do I file CA state taxes without a SSN or ITIN?

Background: UK citizen, spent a summer as a J1 intern in California. Didn't get a SSN. So I sent my US federal tax return and ITIN application to the US embassy London. Fairly sure that was the ...
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Are there any benefits for a disabled individual living in California? (green card holder)

In the country I'm coming from there are many benefits given to disabled people (depends on the severity), such as not paying income tax, monthly assistance in the form of a stipend, free public ...