Questions tagged [us-citizens]

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Overstayed 2 years in the Philippines but want to stay here permanently

I'm a US citizen who moved here 2 years ago when I was 18 to be with my girlfriend. My visa has long expired because I never had the funds to pay for the extension fees when I needed to. Now, I have ...
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How early can we travel within the EU with a US baby born in the EU?

My wife and I are both US citizens planning on giving birth in possibly France or Switzerland while I am there for work. How soon and what is required for us to be able to travel with the new baby ...
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As a US citizen with Mexican parents, what steps do I need to take to become a Mexican citizen?

I was born in Oregon after my parents moved from Mexico. Do I need any documentation, and if so, what, to prove that I have parents who are Mexican? If I go to the Mexican consulate in Portland, do ...
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Girlfriend in the US, boyfriend (me) in South Africa

My girlfriend is in America (Kansas). I can't find any good information. I know US citizens don't need visas to visit South Africa (good news for us), but I need one to go there. I have no money, no ...
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US citizen residing in Italy

I have been living in Italy for the last 20 years but I go back to the US every year. I still have a US bank account and have renewed my NJ driver's licence when staying in NJ for a month last time, ...
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When my Petition will be in processing State in USCIS for Form I-130, my case approved in may 2015?

I've applied for US Immigration on base of my parents and form is Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Relative, Fiance(E), or Orphan. and Form Type is Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or ...
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Why is a French bank asking me to fill out a W-9 form?

I'm a dual citizen, US and French. I'm working for a French company in France, and paying French taxes. Why is my French bank requesting me to fill out W-9 form?
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Nanny entering on a former B1/B2 visa

We are US citizens that typically reside overseas. We are back in the USA for 9 months and would like to bring our current nanny with us to the USA. She has a 10 year B1/B2 visa that she obtained 8 ...
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Is Form G-325A no longer needed for K-1 visa I-129F fiancée petition?

I'm about to petition for my fiancée using a K-1 visa I-129F form. I noticed that they used to require a G-325A form (Biographic Information) for both the petitioner and beneficiary. However, the G-...
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I am a dual US citizen living in Turkey with foreign rental income. How should I file my tax return for 2017?

I have lived in Turkey for the past 13 years. I'm a citizen of both the US and Turkey, and I have only gained foreign rental income while living here. My husband is a non-resident alien and we are in ...
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Renew my California DL

I recently returned to California after living in Australia for 20 years. I had a California drivers license before moving and currently hold a valid Australian license. What is the process I need to ...
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Will they renew my Aufenthaltstitel of my passport expires on the same day?

Aufenthaltstitel (German Residence permit) I expiring the same day as my passport. I was wondering if they would deny my new application for Aufenthaltstitel if my passport expires the day I get it ...
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Worked from France for the last 6 months for US clients without paying French taxes. What should I do now?

I need some advice, or a good recommendation for a tax expert. I've been living on with my PACSée in France on a carte de séjour vie privée/familiale for the last 6 months and have continued my full-...
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Can a same-sex US citizen and UK citizen married couple work in the EU?

We are UK and US citizens who are in a same-sex marriage. We are currently located in the UK. The US citizen is currently in the UK on a student visa only and not a spousal visa. Is it possible for a ...
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Is a passport copy needed while filing the new I-130 for a spouse

I have gone through the other questions and the instructions for the new I-130 form. My concern is that when I filed an I-130 last year (the old version) a copy of the spouse's passport was required,...
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Residence/Work Permit for Company Without Germany Subsidiary?

My employer wishes to send me to Berlin for approximately two years in order to complete a project and later establish a presence in the German-Speaking market. They do not, however, wish to create ...
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Marriage abroad, how to handle the bank residential address?

I am a US citizen (California) preparing to get married abroad, in a country where the process for marriage is well known for being quite slow, and the marriage visa process is just as long. So I'll ...
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Apart from the USA, what other countries offer something similar to the Diversity Lottery Program?

I'm just curious. I want to know whether other countries offer anything similar to the U.S. diversity lottery program and, if so, where can I find information on these equivalent programs.
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US citizen applying for UK settlement visa/entry (3 part question)

Background: My husband is a UK citizen (by birth, born, raised, etc). We have 3 children together. We all lived together in the US. Recently (May2017) we went to visit family in the UK. Sometime in ...
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Is holding a third citizenship allowed?

I was born in California and automatically became a US citizen. I obtained the second nationality from my parents. Now I live in Turkey and the government offered me Turkish citizenship without asking ...
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Can I apply for a UK spouse visa before actually being married?

I am an American citizen and my fiance is a British citizen from Scotland.  He is flying to America in a couple of months in order for us to be married here, but I ultimately want to be living in ...
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What is US law and policy in respect of a US citizen who joins a foreign government and takes an oath of allegiance to a foreign state?

The US Immigration and Nationality Act 1990 states in §349 that a US citizen, whether by birth or naturalised, who takes an oath of allegiance to a foreign state, or who accepts a post in a foreign ...
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Why is the employer name required to register to vote in Virginia state elections?

My wife is a US citizen from Virginia. We are living in Germany. When registering to vote in US elections, the information page at https://www.fvap.gov/vao/vag/chapter2/virginia states Overseas ...
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How can I explain to New Zealand that I am not barred re-entry to UK? [duplicate]

2 months ago, I was refused entry at the border due not meeting the General Visitor requirements Section 4.2. I was told I was not banned from re-entry to UK and my refusal letter makes no mention of ...
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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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How to drive legally while visiting in the US as an expat US citizen with no US state license

I am an expat US national in Sweden and am trying to find out if I can drive a car/rent a car legally when I come back to visit in Ohio without using an Ohio or other US state driving license. My Ohio ...
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US citizen married to EU citizen retiring in Spain?

I am looking at steps that a non-EU spouse (US citizen) needs to take in order to retire in Spain with their EU citizen partner. It seems simple enough: Move to Spain Request a EU-family member ...
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How do I buy and import a car from Canada to the US?

I'm a US citizen and I live in Ontario, Canada with a student visa. My car from the US was totaled. Insurance has written me a check and since I have no transportation (for instance, to go to MI to ...
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Job Offered in UK - is it legit?

I am USA Citizen and a guy from Texas. Simple minded in all my days in a complex profession. would have preferred to be a Farmer! I have traveled to many Countries over the years but primarily on ...
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Working and living in both the US and British Columbia (Canada)

I recently accepted a 2-year contract in Vancouver (British Columbia). However, I will be splitting my time between Canada and the US. I have a residence in PA, as well as a driver's license and ...
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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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Moving to Berlin [closed]

I am an American, and I recently took a job in Berlin. I have a few questions regarding how to perform a transatlantic life transplant (see what I did there?) What is the best way I can move my ...
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US citizen in Germany - need visa?

Been reading on this on many sites, including the official one (of course) and the wording is such that I'm not sure what the exact answer is. My question: I have entered Germany as a US citizen (so ...
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If I enter Mexico as a tourist, can I get a student visa while there?

I am a US citizen and will be studying abroad in Mexico for the academic year 2017-2018. School starts in August but the school has yet to send an acceptance letter which is needed to acquire a ...
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Travel within EU with expired German Aufenthaltstitel (Residency Permit)

I am an American citizen living in Germany with an Aufenthaltstitel (Residency Permit), which is pasted in my American passport. The permit was issued on January 13, 2017 and expired on April 15, 2017....
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My Girlfriend got a Fulbright to Konstanze Germany how can I go with her? [closed]

My girlfriend and I are both US citizens, and she was recently awarded a Fulbright that will pay for her to do research in Konstanze Germany for 10 months. Going with her sounds like an amazing ...
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Filipino child of a US citizen refused a non-immigrant visa

This is so screwed up. My partner and I are not married. We've been together 7 years and we have a 6-year-old son. Our son was coming with us on a visit to the US and we got him a tourist visa, no ...
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How does a U.S. citizen move from the United States without a passport?

I'm a U.S citizen who can't obtain a U.S. passport. I want to move to Panama (prepared to give up us citizenship) and obtain a Panamanian passport to move about freely. I have employment opportunities ...
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Can a COS sponsorship for a Tier 2 UK visa (meets all requirements) be delayed/denied because the UK reached its self-imposed monthly limit?

If anyone has specific knowledge and/or experience with this, I would be grateful your input! My business has recently received a status as a "qualifying company". We have US citizen we want to hire ...
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how long does it take a us citizen to get a UK tier 2 visa, after an employer has received a sponsorship ID?

A business owner in the UK wants to hire me, a US citizen. He has submitted the sponsorship request, and we are eagerly awaiting a response. Assuming he is successful, how long should it take for me ...
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Will I lose my right to vote if I register as a non-resident to solve a jury duty call?

I am a dual citizen living in northern Europe. I am registered to vote in Los Angeles County, and have been voting regularly in non-local elections. I got a jury duty summons in the fall of last year, ...
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ILR/US citizen: £18.6k threshold not met by wife's pension

When I retire I plan to stay in UK with my British wife (already retired) but her pension doesn't meet the threshold. My pension will be good, but will the threshold rule be applied to deny me leave ...
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Which citizenship can I get without giving up my US citizenship?

I ask because I was born in the US and am a US citizen. However, if I want to move to another country I don't want to give up my US citizenship. If I move, I want to pick a country where I can have ...
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How to fill out a W9 form for a joint account in France? [duplicate]

Here's a quick summary of our situation, I tried to write down any info that could help answer my question: I am a french born citizen who also has american citizenship, my husband only has american ...
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US citizen with Japanese wife

I have been married to a Japanese women for about 9 years. We have two kids and they have dual citizenship (USA and Japan). I myself am a US citizen. We were thinking about getting her a spouse visa / ...
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How soon can my non-EU spouse re-enter the EU after a 90-day stay?

I am a dual citizen, EU and US. My husband is a US citizen and retired. We will be in the EU together for 90 days. A month later, my husband would like to re-enter the EU and stay for another two ...
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As a US citizen living abroad, how do I obtain a US bank account? [closed]

As a US citizen living overseas, how do I open a US Bank Account?
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One way ticket to India

My son is a US citizen and is travelling to India from USA on a one way ticket. He has a valid visa(entry visa, type X). Please let me know if anybody sees any concerns with this journey with respect ...
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How complete must the translation be for documents showing evidence of a bona fide marriage?

I am a US citizen who has lived outside the US for many years and I am trying to obtain a green card for my wife, via form I-130 and the IR-1 visa. We have documents such as apartment contracts, bank ...
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Tax implication for US based IRA/401K when retiring to Italy [closed]

If a US citizen retires to Italy, becoming a resident in Italy, and using Italy as the country of tax residence, how will distributions from an IRA/401K be viewed by US IRS? How is it viewed in ...