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Wishing to enter the United States to obtain a PhD with a criminal record in the UK

I am interested in applying for a PhD in the United States. My main worry is after gaining on offer from wherever, I will be given an i-20(I think) and then would be able to apply for a F1 visa. I ...
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I may move to the US, but I'm kind of scared of the gun violence

I may be moving to the US in several months (for work). I'm very worried about gun violence in the US, where: In 2016, there were more mass shootings than days of the year. In 2016, over 15,000 ...
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Employer green card sponsorship after job termination

I've been told to leave the company yesterday. My question is regarding the Green Card application. I've been sponsored for EB1-B employment based category. In July/August 2017, my I-140 was approved (...
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Can a person get Social Security benefits who worked in the USA for 14 years but is an Indian citizen and reside in India?

This query is about a person who worked in the United States for about 14 years (legally) and contributed to Social Security during that time. He held a Green Card, which expired after he moved to ...
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As US citizen, is there a process to bring my wife into the United States, when we don't spend the majority of our time in the US?

I am a US citizen and my wife is not. She has yet to come to the United States. In the first years of our marriage, most of our time will be spent outside of the States. In a couple of years, we ...
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Are the green card lottery (Diversity Visa) results final when released in May?

For example, from the dvlottery website : DV-2018 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017. The DV-2018 registration period ...
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Am I a New Jersey resident for tax purposes?

For the tax year 2016, am I considered a New Jersey resident? The answer is in this official document but one point in there is not clear to me. I am a French citizen who has lived in NJ since ...
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US nonimmigrant: passport expiration while in the US

If someone lives in the US in a nonimmigrant status, is the person required to maintain a valid passport while the person is in the United States? If so, citations for the relevant portions of the US ...
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Combination of I-130 and J1

I am a naturalized US citizen, and this past January I have started the process to sponsor my brother for US permanent residency. His case is still processing and has not been approved yet, it usually ...
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How do I track a case at USCIS without getting receipt of acknowledgement? [closed]

I entered US at 24 Jun, 2016. My I-94 was valid up until 23 Dec 2016. I applied for visa extension on 5th Dec 2015 and it was received at the Dallas Lockbox on 7th Dec 2015(Can be proved by FedEx). My ...
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Purchasing insulin in Canada [closed]

I will be spending the next four months in Toronto, Canada on an academic sabbatical, during which period I will have health coverage through my US employer. I have a work permit to do academic ...
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How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa?

How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa? Can I apply for a US J1/J2 around 6 months ahead of the start date?
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Does a person lose their original citizenship when they become a naturalized citizen in the United States?

Here's the story. My wife was born in Peru, according to Peruvian law that granted her citizenship according to Jus Soli, additionally we still have her original passport from Peru. She was adopted ...
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I was born in the US when my parents were studying there, lived there only 1 year after birth then my parents returned to their country

I was born in the USA when my parents were studying there, then when I was about 1 year old they returned to their country. I have visited the USA like 10 times in all my life. I've been married now ...
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Renewal of J-1 visa in a different consulate

I am currently in the US holding a J-1 visa, which was stamped in the US embassy in Madrid on my Spanish passport and expires this summer. I need to travel this summer to another country, and I was ...
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Denied visa for reentry to the US because of earlier Medicaid use

My girl friend gave birth in the USA three years ago and used Medicaid. She went back home with baby and got denied a visa for reentry to the US because of that Medicaid use. Now as a permanent ...
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How to buy a car without SSN for someone on a student/travelers visa

I'm currently in the United Stated on a travelers Visa but am in the process of converting it to a Student Visa. I currently use public transportation but in San Diego it's not very convenient. My ...
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American citizen married abroad: visa for foreign spouse

I am a US citizen living in the EU. Last year I got married in the EU to an EU citizen. At the moment I have not informed the US of our marriage and at the moment we are not planning on moving to the ...
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Is it possible to transfer the H1b from one employer to another?

Currently in OPT (valid till 2020) Situation: 1) Employer A laid off (April 2018). 2) Employer A applied for H1b and picked in lottery 3) May 2018 Got new job with Employer B. Question: Is it ...
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Can H1B share salary with his/her H4 dependent?

I went to a bank for applying for secure credit card for my H4 spouse (she has a valid ITIN). Bank associate told me that she has to show some income in order to apply. I told them that legally she ...
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New US driver's license after exchanging it for a French license

I'm a US citizen living full time in France and have already exchanged my US driver's license for a French / EU one. As part of the process I had to turn in my US driver's license, which I guess they ...
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US State Tax Filings for international student

I have a classic question that a lot of my peers in my university have and there's no good answer anywhere. I am an international student at New York University(NYU) currently on my F-1 visa in the ...
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Can Freelance Writers be authorized to work in the US?

I'm a freelance writer and was looking at applying to more companies. Some of them specify an authorisation to work in the US. I'm a legal resident of India. So what does this mean for me? I don't ...
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Non-immigrant divorce in USA

I'm the holder of an L2 visa and I currently live in America. My visa depends on my husband's L1 visa. We are both non-immigrants. Is it possible to divorce here in America even though we got married ...
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Unemployment benefit

I am a US citizen, quit my US job and moved out of US and been living out for about 10 years, can I go back to US and can I claim unemployment till I find a job there.
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Can children accompany me if I win the Green Card lottery?

If I win Green Card lottery, will I be able to take my child with me to the US? I'm thinking about immigration to the USA and looking for any way.
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Can my child live with me in the UK?

So I am a British citizen, born and bred in the UK. My daughter (1 month old) lives in the USA also born there. I know she is a British citizen by decent. My issue here is that my ex-partner (who is ...
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How to register a daughter

I am a married British citizen living in the U.S. How do I register and get a British passport for my daughter born in the U.S. Prior to 2000?
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Does OCI require pledging loyalty to the Indian Government?

I'm an Indian American born and raised in America. My parents are also American citizens now, although they came from India. Now I am considering applying for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status. ...
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German tax residency for US citizen present in Germany for less than 6 months during tax year with salary paid by US entity

My primary reason for posting is that I've gotten conflicting opinions from 2 different Steuerberater (who specialize in German taxes for expats) about my 2015 tax liability in Germany, and so I'm ...
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I am a dual citizen of Canada and US looking to marry a Canadian Citizen

If I marry a Canadian Citizen, will it make any difference at all to my US Citizenship and Residency? Will it make any difference at all to staying in and leaving Canada? Will it make any difference ...
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Work authorization for F1 students?

I am applying for full time jobs in the United States, being a student from India on the F1 visa. I had the following questions during the application processes (on various job portals): Is your ...
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Adjustment of status from OPT to I-130 - petitioner's involvement and status

I came to the United States on F1 (Student Visa) in 2015 and I graduated from school. I then got OPT (Optional Practical Training) and an Employment Authorization Card. I am working legally right now. ...
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DV-2019 reset before October 18?

There is a series of viral emails going around Turkish sites claiming that the DV-2019 lottery was flawed and others should reapply. The source of this seems to be United States of America, ...
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Getting a US B-1 visa - here in the Netherlands or back in Israel/Palestine?

I need to get a US B-1 type (business visit) visa for an upcoming visit. If I were back home (in Israel/Palestine) - I would not have any choices to make, just perform the procedure vis-a-vis the US ...
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Citizenship limitations for E2 visa

The company I currently work for is British and I'm resident in the UK but I have an Italian passport. My company wants to bring me to their office in the US with an E2 visa but they believe that they ...
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Can I take small party decoration orders on H4 VISA

My wife is on H4 VISA and is interested in doing ballon decoration for small birthday parties. Can she take such party decoration orders while on H 4 VISA.
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German national, studying in Switzerland, J1 visa for the US, which embassy/consulate?

I am applying for a J1 visa for the US. I am studying in Switzerland but I am not a permanent resident there. I am German. To apply for the visa, to which embassy/consulate do I need to go? Since I ...
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How should a request letter from employer look like

I am a Mexican citizen and have a job offer from a US company. I was wondering how a request letter from my employer (so I can take it to my visa application interview) should look like. Will the ...
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J-1 2-year requirement waiver

Several years ago, I was sponsored to receive a J-1 visa via government funding. I was subsequently subject to the two year home residency requirement, so I went home for a few years satisfying that ...
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Signs of weak ties to your country of citizenship?

If you've been away from your home country for over 15 years, is that seen as weak ties to your home country when applying for an American student visa? I am a Taiwanese citizen and I'm now living in ...
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Can a Canadian Citizen live in america while working in Canada officially via remote (online work)

Specific/Extended Question What legally counts as working in the States while living there (technically vacationing) while visiting for the legal vacation period that a Canadian passport allows. For ...
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Is reckless driving combined with open container a CIMT that can lead to deportation in the USA?

I am an F1 student in the USA and recently entered a guilty plea for reckless driving and open container. Is this combination considered a CIMT that can lead to deportation? This is my first and only ...
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J1 visa for PhD refused twice. Can I still reapply?

I want to reapply for a J1 visa for my PhD after two rejections with no reason given. I have funding plus a signed bond with home government for five year compulsory service and everything. I want to ...
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UK citizen returning to the UK from the US as a retiree

I have dual US and UK citizenships and I am thinking of returning to the UK as a retiree with my US born spouse. I have been away from the UK for more than 50 years and I have no NI number. We have ...
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Israeli working in the Netherlands for a US company - what's the tax situation?

I'm an Israeli expat living in the Netherlands and am likely to start working for a US company (registered in the US and has no presence in the Netherlands nor in Israel). To make things even more ...
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I got a phone job interview in US, but don't have visa yet

I recently quit my job in the UK to educate myself more and try to find a job in non profit sector (database management, salesforce, data analysis, M&E). I've been volunteering my skills for a ...
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Denied a Canadian study visa for insufficient funds - will this hurt my US F1 application?

I have tried to apply for a Canadian study visa and I was denied twice based on the fact that I have insufficient funds, though they said I'm free to reapply. Actually I have the amount they need in ...
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May a VWP Violator Later Be Sponsored?

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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How do me and my dad cope with my mom doing a disappearing act and stating she isn't coming back? [on hold]

My mom has recently become an illegal immigrant in England; she's admitted it as such via her Instagram. She just upped and left, with no real warning; my dad is devastated. I'm 25/F and an only ...