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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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Unmarried USAF posted in UK wanting to stay [closed]

Some background: My boyfriend works for the US Airforce and is posted at RAF Mildenhall. I am a British Citizen. His contract expires on 23rd November 2018 and he wants to stay in the UK. I am in the ...
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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 ...
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Getting US visa for spouse of US citizen, living outside US?

I am a UK citizen married to a US/UK dual citizen: we both live in the UK. It is possible my husband's career could take him to the US some time in the future. We'd like to understand: whether I ...
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Working as a freelancer as a recently returned French citizen having never worked in France before

My wife is a French citizen with passport who has recently returned to France after not living here since she was a child. She works full time as a freelance artist, and currently only for American ...
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Obtaining another European nationality while living in France with a visa and a non-EU passport

If a US citizen, living in France on a work visa (which is renewed annually), obtains the nationality of another European country on the basis of their ancestry, what effect (if any) will this have on ...
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Wife wants a tourist visa

I am a U.S citizen living in Mexico. My wife is a Mexican citizen and has no plans to work in the U.S. We just want to travel. Can I just get a tourist visa for her? We don't need the residence visa ...
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What is my legal address if I've never lived in the US?

I am a US citizen who was born in the UK and has lived there for 18 years. I am about to move to attend college in the US and I have some questions about addresses etc. When applying for bank accounts,...
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Can I legally back out on a job offer after accepting?

I'm a US citizen living in the Netherlands with an indefinite work contract and work permit. I'm looking for new work, and I want to understand my legal rights once I have either verbally accepted a ...
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What is the best way to move my family to the U.K. permanently?

I am 23 years old, I've been married for three years and have two children (ages 6mo and 2.5yrs). I just recently started a new job working at Aetna in customer service (in the U.S.) and my wife and I ...
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Paying back taxes to the US. How deep have I dug my hole?

I'm an American citizen living in Taiwan for roughly 8 years now. In that time I have been employed by my Taiwanese father-in-law in the family owned business and have filed only Taiwan taxes. I have ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while studying in Czech Republic on a student visa?

I am a US citizen wishing to study for my master's degree in the Czech Republic. I have BS in computer science, so I would almost definitely qualify as a skilled worked for a Blue Card if that would ...
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Which state do I vote in and how do I do it? (USA)

I'm a US citizen living in the UK and am looking forward to voting in this year's election, if I can figure it out. I was living in Pennsylvania for five years and then to do my visa I moved in with ...
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Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate

My son was born in the UK, but we have immigrated back to the US. Does the US consular report of birth abroad form substitute for a birth certificate, or is there a reason to have a copy of his UK ...
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Studying in Montreal this Fall; can I visit as a tourist before the start date on my CAQ?

I was accepted into a Master's Program starting in the fall semester. I've already received my Québec Acceptance Certificate and had my application for a study permit approved. (I understand I can ...
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What would the EU referendum mean for me if I wanted to move back to the UK? [duplicate]

I was born in the US and I have both US and Italian passports. I moved to the UK at the age of 13 and lived, studied and worked there for 9 years. I went to university in the UK, and moved back to the ...
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American long-term resident of UK retire to France

My husband and I are American citizens with permits to permanently reside in the UK. We have lived here since 2001 (my husband) and 2004 (myself). We wish to move to France for retirement. What ...
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How are UK ISAs treated for UK-resident US-citizens on their US tax returns?

In the UK, there's a group of tax-efficient savings accounts known as ISAs (Individual Savings Account). They can be used to save a certain amount (new) money each year, free of tax on interest (cash ...
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UK Pensions for US citizens - is an IRS Form 8621 (PFIC) ever needed?

An American friend of mine, who's a permanent UK resident and currently sorting out their US tax return, has just come across a new term from FATCA - Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC). Via ...
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Healthcare in the UK — would we have access to the NHS?

I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to explain our situation and get some feedback on this issue. We are an American family; my husband has dual citizenship (American/Irish) ...
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French naturalisation and CAF history - benefits an exclusion cause?

When one applies for naturalisation in France, if they fulfill the requirements in terms of time spent in the country, there are other requirements for things to be shown such as: evidence of three '...
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Replacement American SS Number with no American ID?

I am in the process of renouncing my American citizenship.Born in USA but came to Europe at age 18 & have lived here for 50 years. For renunciation to go through I have to file 5 yrs back tax. To ...
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Address on US faxed ballot oath

I am a US citizen who permanently moved abroad. As such, I am eligible to vote by fax. I received my ballot my snail mail with instructions for voting. In the "Faxed ballot oath" document, I am asked ...
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What are the permit implications of voluntarily leaving a job as a US citizen Blue Card-holder in Germany?

Here's more detail on my background: • I'm a US citizen living in Berlin, Germany • I was issued a Blue Card in November 2015 to work as a 'posted employee' for a US company. The Blue Card is valid ...
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Working remotely with US company in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands or Germany

My husband and I would like to relocate to Europe for several years. Our lives are busy and we would like to give our children (11 and 4) some real culture and change in pace. Having visited Ireland ...
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US citizen working remotely for a US company wanting to stay in France for 9 month

My husband and I are US citizens living in the States. He is a college professor and has accepted a fellowship in France during his sabbatical year from September 2016 to May 2017. I'm currently ...
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US Citizen, Working remotely for a U.S. Company, travelling globally [closed]

My wife and I would like to work remotely (I'm in CS and she's in accounting). Our idea is to travel in about two-month increments from country to country. We have NO idea what kind of restrictions we'...
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Is it possible to apply for a long-stay visa in Belgium while you are there on short-stay?

I'm a Belgian citizen. My American girlfriend comes to visit me for three months at a time but the plan is for her to eventually stay here permanently. When the time comes that she meets the ...
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Does the US Social Security Administration need to see IRS returns for the 3 years previous before approving benefits?

I have been living in Guatemala for almost 30 years and am now about to claim SS. I checked on-line and I have sufficient credits. My local embassy is less than helpful (not to mention rude) and they ...
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How long does US expatriation take?

When a US citizen renounces, they must first swear or affirm their intent to a Consul Officer, and fill out a "Loss of Nationality" certificate. There are of course requirements leading up to the ...
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Does a visa run in Taiwan really involve applying for a new visa every time, or just relying on visa-exempt passport entry?

Background: I've lived in Taiwan for 3 years now, always with an ARC (as I've always been employed by a Taiwanese company with the power to apply for an ARC for me up until now). I've applied for a ...
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Actual wait time for interview on immediate relative sponsorship

My wife (US Citizen) applied for my permanent residence (change of status) on July 13, 2015. We submitted i-130 and i-485 to the USCIS at the same time. I had my biometrics fingerprint taken 2 months ...
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How do I find a London bank that offers accounts to a US person?

I'm a US citizen and I've moved to London. At some point I'm going to need a bank account here. If I use my usual information-seeking resources (mostly Google searches) I find that everyone and his ...
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Driver's license stolen… from a state I no longer have any connection to… how do I get a replacement? [duplicate]

I am originally from Massachusetts but moved to Dallas, Texas for work several years ago. At that time, I switched my MA license to a TX license. Since then, I have moved to Asia. Two weeks ago, while ...
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Income tax status for US citizen married to G-4 visa holder

A US citizen (or green card holder) marries a G-4 visa holder. The G-4 spouse works for an international organization in the US and pays no income tax. How does such a couple file with the IRS? ...
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US citizen coming to UK for work and subsequent studies

I am United States citizen and looking to move to the UK. Currently, applying to graduate school there, which would start in October this year. However, I would like to go as soon as March to join my ...
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Can a US Citizen (married to a German) work remotely for a US company and stay on US payroll/benefits and not be an expat? [closed]

I am an American and my boyfriend is German. We plan to get married here in San Francisco before I move to Germany in September, which removes my company from the visa process. My SF company wants to ...
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PPACA “no insurance” fee for American expats living abroad

I searched and commented on another question here, and was prompted to ask my own question separately. As you may be aware, US citizens without health insurance, as of this coming Sunday 31st January,...
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How can an American citizen working in India easily and cheaply send money to a bank account in the USA?

I am a US citizen who has taken a job in India. I will be there for at least a year, if not longer. I have savings accounts in the USA I want to continue to contribute to, as well as some financial ...
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US citizen looking to visit UK for 1 year

I am a US citizen employed at a company that is very flexible with working remotely. My girlfriend is a UK citizen and I want to live with her while continuing to work for my American employer in the ...
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American with Australian residency, marrying Australian in America, but returning to live in Australia

I am an American citizen with Australian residency. My Australian fiance and I are having our wedding in the US in June, before returning to Australia where we will continue to live. My Australian ...