Questions tagged [us-citizens]

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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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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 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 ...
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Dual citizenship and marriage

If a person has dual citizenship (Canada and US), what will the foreign national potential spouse (from Europe) have to go through in order to be legally residing in the US? Would they even be allowed ...
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US software engineer living in Germany on spousal visa. Can he work remotely for US company?

My husband and I are headed to Germany with my company. We will have residents permits and understand my husband is authorized to work there on his spousal visa. However, as a software engineer he ...
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What exactly do I need as a US citizen to exchange my US driver's license for a French one?

This is a follow-up to very similar questions, such as this one: Exchanging an American driving license for a French one Though slightly different as I am a US citizen with a valid US driver's license....
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Moving From the US to Canada

Last month I went to Canada to visit a friend. I fell in love with the place, so much so that we talked about me moving there. I plan to move there for maybe a year, perhaps longer, depending on how ...
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I am a US citizen and want to move to Germany with my husband who is a EU citizen of the UK. Do I require a residence or spouse visa? [duplicate]

I want to make sure I'm applying for the right visa. I am a US citizen who has been married to a EU citizen from the UK for almost a month now. We plan to move to Germany together and plan to reside ...
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Does U.S. citizen that also has EU citizenship and is living in the EU pay taxes to the U.S.?

If a person has both U.S. and EU citizenship (say Germany), and is currently living and working in the EU, pay any taxes on income to the U.S.? Also, apparently no matter what, the person needs to ...
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Refused twice for UK visa, second time under 320(7A) (deception)

I am in dire need to get my UK visa, tier 5, temporary visa for sports. I am a US citizen applying for a UK visa. I am a recent college student and unfortunately left my job thinking this process ...
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Study Abroad - When can I move to France?

My girlfriend and I want to study abroad in France. For both of us it's one of those bucket list things. We're planning to leave in the Spring of 2018. I will be 30, and she will be 31 at the time of ...
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France: What happens to your immigration status when you leave the job that brought you over (visa)?

As a USA citizen, if you enter the country and establish residency with the visa status 'Employee on Assignment' (Salarié en Mission) what happens if you and the company that brought you into the ...
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US American citizen living in the EU (Schengen Area) working for a UK-based company [closed]

I'm exploring a job transfer opportunity within my organization that would involve working for the UK branch of my US-based company (incorporated as a UK org). I'm interested in living within and ...
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What's the procedure for somebody who has lost their US passport while living in Taiwan?

I'm travelling in Taiwan, currently in a little village on the east coast with quite a few expats. I just ran into one acquaintance from the US who tells me he thinks he's lost his passport. Given ...