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US citizen marrying UK citizen, planning to live in UK and work with US company

I'm a US Citizen, and work for a US company. I'm engaged to a UK citizen and plan on moving to the UK. My work is willing to keep me on, but I dont know what visa or work authorizations I need prior ...
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Tax questions on crypto..USA to Germany

Good afternoon, I am a US citizen who moved to Germany 4 months ago..I have a residency permit which expires in about 3 years..My wife was born in Germany..If I invest in crypto, can I just file taxes ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan as a dependent?

I'm a US citizen who's been working in Japan under a working visa. I quit my job and am considering changing my visa status to a dependent of my wife. As the market for skilled work in Japan is ...
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Taxation for US Citizen remote work for Swiss startup

I am a US citizen based in the US. I have an opportunity to work with a Swiss startup. I am wondering what my tax obligation is for 1) salary and 2) any equity in the company that fully vests. Do I ...
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Can I live in Russia for the whole 3 years on a 3 year multiple entry visa?

I posted this on the travel section and they told me to repost in here for visa questions. I'm an American citizen considering moving to Russia for a little bit. Is there any restriction on that 3 ...
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Male US/Russian dual citizen returning to Russia at 28. Possible risks?

I'm a 28-year-old male with a dual US/Russian citizenship who's going to be entering Russia for the first time in maybe 15 years. I'm slightly nervous about being able to get out once I'm in, since ...
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

My fiance's dad was born in Cambridge (UK) while his dad was in the US airforce and his mom was a local (UK born). Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth and grandmothers? His ...
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Visa for entering Panama

I am a U.S. passport holder and will arrive in Panama on August 19th 2019 and would like to stay until May 18, 2020 (9 months). Do I need a visa? How long can I legally stay? If I do, where can I ...
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Missing Social Security Number for newborn child. Can I still receive Child Tax credit?

My wife and I are US citizens living in the United Kingdom, and we welcomed a baby girl in late December 2018. I am working on my US taxes now (due June 15th for those residing abroad). Since this is ...
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Bringing Orphan siblings to the US

A permanent resident married to a US citizen has non-USC minor siblings abroad (Brazil). In case the PR's parents pass away, and the siblings come under legal guardianship of the PR, what options does ...
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How can I renew a New York driver license from outside the US?

Can I renew my New York driving license online. I am visiting the UK for a year right now, and it expires in 5 months. I do have my residence in New York. I have my US passport with me and my New York ...
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US Citizen Working as an Independent Contractor Abroad — Payroll Taxes?

I am a US citizen who has been a foreign resident for years. I have recently gotten a job as a consultant for a US company. I will be doing the work in Japan, but will be paid to a US account that I ...
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I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?

My wife (US citizen) submitted I-130 online in Dec for me (currently living and working in Canada). Today we received I-797 that the I130 petition is approved. YAY! According to everything I had read ...
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Will multiple UK visits/visas affect my next Tier 4 visa application?

I am a US citizen/passport holder currently nearing the end of my tier 4 student visa (sep '19- feb '21) for my MA, this is after I studied in the UK with 6-month visa stamp during my undergrad (jan '...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a Canadian company? What are the legal, tax and immigration standards?

I am a US citizen, in the process of applying for a Canadian residence visa (I plan to move to Canada). Having a job offer in hand during the application process definitely would help my chances of ...
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If I’m a dual-citizen working for an American company while living in France, where do I pay taxes?

Planning a move soon and I am trying to figure out the minutiae. Technically I’m a citizen of another Schengen country, not France. I believe I read that the US will count a certain level of income ...
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Do you need to submit the original US passport while renewing OCI in India?

If you are renewing OCI card for minor in India, do you need to submit the original US passport? If yes, do we need to submit both old and new US passports?
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Temporary Teleworking (1 month) Abroad While Employed by US employer

I'm trying to get a handle on what the situation is on remote teleworking for short periods of time (one month or less). I am an American citizen employed by a U.S. employer but work fully remotely. I ...
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Working abroad as a US citizen for a US university

My question is related to contracts when moving abroad as a US citizen working for a US organization (university). Starting September of this year I will be moving to the Netherlands and move in with ...
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What options exist to take care of minor children when out of boarding schools?

Assuming, we reside out of US and our child is a US citizen by birth. We wish to send our child to US boarding school at age of 16 for 11th and 12th grade. Then we wish our child pursues undergraduate ...
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Is older birth certificate format a valid document to renew US passport if birth certificate format change?

Will US consulates accept a birth certificate for my child if the birth certificate format is revised by law, but my child has an older format of birth certificate? It turns out every decade the ...
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Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection?

Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection (and no US visa to accompany the child to the US)? Parents ...
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N-400 question about “being a member of The Communist Party” and association with the Democratic Socialists of America

There is a question on the US N-400 Application for Naturalization form that asks: 10. Have you EVER been a member of, or in any way associated (either directly or indirectly) with: A. The Communist ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

I'm planning to study at an accredited university in Canada for 3 years. Can I do remote work for US companies with just a student permit, or will I have to get a work visa? EDIT: Does working as a ...
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US family sponsorship queue query

I was discussing with one of my friends about the US family sponsorship for non-immediate relatives. There are per country caps which is no more than 7% per country. That means people from one country ...
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Do USA citizen working as a contractor in Canada need to register anything in either USA or Canada?

I am an American citizen who will be working in Canada for 3 months as a contractor/freelancer. I already have a contract. This is my first time working as a non-salaried employee. Is there anything I ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

If Parents are Indian citizens on H1B and H1B expires soon after giving birth to child in US. Parents wish to apply for OCI for their child but since OCI takes 60 days to arrive, but parents cannot ...
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Immigation USA/Switzerland

I am in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend. We know that marriage would be the simplest solution, but we would prefer to live together for a longer period before we take this step. ...
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U.S. expat working for a U.S. employer: Do I need work authorization for the country I reside in?

I am a US citizen living in an EU country (Poland), and I've been living here for close to a year residing with a National D type visa. I have been offered a remote job at a US institution, but they ...
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If my US-citizen spouse visits Canada with me, can I then sponsor her for permanent residency?

I am a dual US/Canada citizen living in the United States. My wife is a US citizen only. We have both occasionally talked about whether it would be possible for us to move to Canada at some point in ...
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How can I file for unemployment as a US citizen living abroad?

I am a US citizen and was working as US expat for an NGO based in Rockville, MD. All my taxes are paid to US and up to date with IRS. I was terminated right before Covid-19 outbreak. I am still stuck ...
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US tax on foreign pensions?

My parents are government doctors and they are going to naturalize as US citizens soon (I am a US citizen and have plans to sponsor them soon, but in the long term, we have plans to live in Vietnam, ...
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US tax for Expats, where no double taxation treaty exists (Vietnam)?

This page states that: If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the ...
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What taxes does Afghanistan impose on US citizens?

I'd like to know what taxes Afghanistan now imposes on US citizens working there. The last time I was there were none but a friend of mine who has a family member there told me Afghanistan now does ...
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Do Americans need approval from the United States government in order to become Canadians?

A family member living in the states is considering a move to Canada. He has rights to apply for citizenship there in an expedited manner, since he is descended from a Canadian citizen. He has been to ...
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We inadvertantly overstayed our visa on a visit to Israel - what should we do? [closed]

I am and was here on a visit to Israel to visit my fiance and friends here originally for an intended 2 weeks. During the 2 weeks I decided to stay for the duration of my allowed legal stay in Israel (...
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Visas for a couple to move to France and form a micro-entreprise

My wife and I are planning to move to France as soon as possible. I think the best option would be if I got a profession libérale visa and then formed a micro-entreprise. What I'm not sure about is ...
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German Citizen, working for US company, moving to Germany from the US

My partner and children are dual citizens in the US and Germany- all have their German and American passports. I am currently SAHM and don't need to worry about employment at this time. We are ...
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Can a child born in US to Indian Father and Pakistani Mother obtain an Indian Citizenship or OCI card?

My wife and I are both US citizens are have been living in the US for about 20 years. I was born in India, and my wife was born in Pakistan. We are having a newborn soon and wanted to make sure he ...
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Should a US dual-citizen with no ties in the US submit form 2555 with “bona fide” or “physical presence” test?

Form 2555 can be submitted with either "Bona Fide Residence Test" or "Physical Presence Test". Which option should be chosen by a dual-citizen who never had any ties in the US?
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UK Work Visa requirements for US citizen working for EU branch of US company

Recently I have transferred to an EU branch (Netherlands) of a US based company. I am a US citizen with a US passport. As part of the transfer I was sponsored and approved for residency/work permit ...
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Consequences of FATCA for US expats

Can any US citizens/tax-persons, resident outside the US, confirm that they (or Americans they know) can't open a residence-country bank account due to FATCA (or have had their existing acc. closed by ...
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Impact of anti-depressant prescription on application for US citizenship

I am currently in the US on a green card. I have now been in the US for around 7 years, and on an employer sponsored green card for 3 years. I have just used an online service to get an SSRI ...
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US-citizens unemployment-benefits Virginia while visiting aboard

I am a US citizen who has been on Qatar since January 2018 on Visitor Visa till today July/7/2020. I was staying in Qatar to visit family and complete an online master program. During this time I ...
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If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army?

If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army? If both, can they avoid getting fined/jailed/punished for ...
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When moving from abroad, can a US citizen ship his belongings to the US before purchasing his plane tickets?

I am a US citizen who has lived abroad for the past decade. My wife (a non-US citizen), has been offered employment in the US, and is currently awaiting her H1-B visa. We plan to fly to the US as ...
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US Citizen living in UK with ILR, can I work remotely as freelancer for German company while residing in UK?

I am a US citizen and have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I am eligible to apply for citizenship now but I haven't yet. Because of the pandemic I am living in London but I was offered a job ...
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US Citizenship through Birth

I am a lawful legal immigrant and my daughter was born here(USA). I have below questions. 1) Whats are all the benefits she will get for born in the United States compared to a person citizenship ...
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Can I visit Sweden while waiting for Residence Permit (US Citizen)?

I have seen similar questions asked but not from American Citizens. My partner is a Swedish Citizen and we are engaged, I would like to know if I can visit Sweden while waiting for a residence ...
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How can I smog check my car on Vancouver Island to renew my California Vehicle Registration?

I just moved to Vancouver Island, Canada from California a little over a month ago. I just received the letter for the registration renewal which also says I need a STAR certified smog check for it. I ...

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