Questions tagged [us-citizens]

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Useing Medicare benefits while living abroad

Is it possible to keep and use Medicare benefits while living abroad in the Philippines? I'm permanently disabled and collecting Social Security.
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If married to an EU citizen, can I move to Switzerland but work remotely for a U.S. company?

I'm a US citizen, and my wife has US and and Hungarian citizenship. We live in the U.S., but we'd like to relocate to Switzerland. As we understand it, it's common to go there on a 90-day visa and ...
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Returning to the US - Mortgage Approval Considerations

I am returning to the US soon after more than 10 years abroad in the UK. I am looking to purchase a house in the US and will need a mortgage to do so. I currently own a home in the UK that will be ...
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Can a US citizen living in the UK apply for US Global Entry?

The UK has recently been added to the countries eligible for the US Global Entry program. As part of the Global Entry application, background checks are done to ensure that you're a "low risk ...
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What U.S. agencies should I inform on leaving the U.S. to live abroad?

I left the U.S. to live and work in Berlin, Germany. I arrived 5 days ago. On the German side, everything is well organized, and moving along. However until now, I hadn't reflected on which U.S. ...
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Spouse of US citizen green card application: adjust status or leave and apply for visa?

Suppose a US citizen is married to a foreigner. The foreigner has lived in the US with nonimmigrant G4 status for 18 years. They married four years ago. The foreign spouse, after retirement, will ...
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If I'm a US citizen and my parents just became US citizens, can they get social security?

I'm an US citizen for over ten years now and my parents just became citizens, what do they need to do to get social security benefit? P.S.: "they have their tax ids for 9y" Any information is ...
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Can I obtain Italian citizenship through my grandfather?

My father was born in Italy in 1926 and 1) came to the USA as a minor then 2) was naturalized as a minor when my Italian grandparents obtained US citizenship. Can I obtain Italian citizenship ...
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Offered contract while visiting husband who teaches in England on Tier 2 visa. Options?

I am a US citizen visiting my spouse who teaches in the UK on a Tier 2 visa and have been offered a consulting contract (and temporary visa sponsorship) with a college in the UK for the next 2 months. ...
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Can an EU citizen move to another EU country to work remotely at a job not in the EU?

If I were a dual citizen of the United States and Italy and had a job in the Untied States that I could perform remotely, could I move to an EU country other than Italy and work remotely for the U.S. ...
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Does an American need to fill out W9 if paid in Euro to his European bank by a US co.?

I am a US citizen living abroad in Europe. No longer a US resident, I file taxes with a 2555 foreign earned income exemption and pay all taxes and social security in the country of residence--which ...
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Do I qualify as a bona fide resident as a postdoc?

I'm a US citizen who is moving abroad soon to take up a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship is funded by a non-US university and I'll be living in the foreign country full-time and paying taxes ...
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How can a US citizen born in US get a copy of their birth certificate from abroad?

How can a US citizen access an official copy of their birth certificate (born pre-computer era) while living outside of the US? Is there an on-line service? Can a proxy living in the US access it?
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Leaving USA as a Dual national entering Australia without Australian passport

I am Australian and my 4 year old son is a US citizen. We are travelling to Australia VERY soon and I just realised he needs an Australian Passport. I have his Australian Citizenship certificate can I ...
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US Citizen, US Company with UK subisdiary, How to work from UK?

I'm a US citizen and I work for a US company. My company has a subsidiary in the UK where we have at least one person employed. What are my options for working from London? How long can a "business" ...
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W9 Form for non resident dual-national

My son is opening a bank account in France. He was born in the USA, while we (English Parents) lived there for a few years. For the last 20 years (since age 5), he has been back in the UK, and is dual ...
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US Income taxes for salary earned in the Netherlands

I'm considering a job offer in the Netherlands. As a US Citizen, I would be eligible for the 30% ruling in the Netherlands, which reduces my tax burden there. What I'm curious about is how this may ...
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Odd jobs/Tutoring on a UK Tier 2

I am currently on a Tier 2 Worker's Visa in the UK with a Certificate of Sponsorship from a university as a research fellow. I am basically doing research only, and I miss doing some tutoring and ...
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How long can nonresident US citizens visit in the US?

My wife and I are US citizens living in Costa Rica. We have lived in Costa Rica for the last five years, own our home here, and have received our "Permanent/Unrestricted Residency" from the Costa ...
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How can US citizens not residing in the US visit the White House?

US citizens who want to visit the White House are supposed to book a tour through their Representative or Senator. Which Representative or Senator should citizens not living in the US apply to, and ...
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US citizen married to UK citizen, working in UK for 30 years

I'm a US citizen that has never applied for dual citizenship. My husband is a UK citizen. We have worked in the UK for 30 years. What happens if he dies and I am still only a US citizen. My son is ...
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Partnership Visa in EU, move to UK [closed]

I've been looking but can't find the answer to this question. I have a partnership visa in Czech Republic with a UK partner (I'm American). We would like to move to the UK. As we have been living in ...
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Non-EU spouse of EU citizen wanting to travel in EU longer than 90 days

I am a UK citizen and resident. Does my non-EU (USA) spouse need to apply for a special visa to travel in the EU for longer than 90 days in one block? We want to travel (cycle-touring) in the Schengen ...
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US taxation on UK Mortgage Insurance payout

I am a US/UK dual citizen living in the UK. I am married to a UK citizen who does not pay US taxes. We are buying a property in the UK, and the mortgage lender has sold us "Mortgage Insurance", which ...
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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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Working Remotely in Korea on E-2 visa

I'm a US citizen currently living in Korea as an English teacher on an E-2 visa. My contract ends about a month before my visa expires. Within that time-frame I was going to do a little traveling ...
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US citizen looking to obtain a UK visa

I am looking to relocate to the UK from the US with my boyfriend. I am a US citizen living in Philadelphia in the US, while he is a UK citizen, living in Glasgow, Scotland. We met 2 years ago in a bar ...
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Visa ban for the UK. Does this also affect an application for a US spousal visa?

I was banned from the UK for ten years, for submitting a non-genuine bank statement while applying for a student visa (to the UK). My ban will end in two more years. I am now a spouse of a US citizen....
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How to get US drivers license when returning to US from living abroad

I am a US citizen who has been living in the UK for the past 6 years. Immediately prior to moving abroad I had a PA state drivers license, but it has long expired. Prior to that I had MA and ME state ...
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Can I apply for a work permit while entering Canada, after submitting an application online?

I am a US citizen, going to Canada soon to work for one year (as a postdoc). I applied online for a work permit some time ago, but I haven't heard anything yet, and given the current processing times ...
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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

I'm an American working in Finland. This Fall, I'll be in Germany from Sept.–Jan. for work. Since it's longer than 3 months, I know that I need to register my local address. Do I also need to do ...
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U.S. Income tax liability on cash transfers from foreign spouse

I am a U.S. Citizen living and earning an income overseas. My spouse is not a U.S. Citizen or Resident. Question regarding my U.S. Federal Income Tax liability: if my foreign wife gives me cash (in ...
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U.S. Fiance and I (EU) getting married and want to stay in UK. What's the process?

My fiancé and I are getting married in a few months. He is an American currently living here in London on a student visa. I am born in Germany, with a polish passport, so fully EU, living in London ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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Paying taxes as a non-working student abroad from the US

I am not sure if this question should be addressed to this group or the travel group. Sorry if this in the wrong group. I am a student currently living and working in the United States and I going to ...
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What are we required to do under PPACA if we are retired, living outside of the USA and want to come back for a long visit?

We are retired, living outside the USA, earning no income and our retirement income is below the level of needing to pay any taxes. What are the requirements for PPACA if we come back to take care of ...
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Can US citizens work remotely for US-based company while visiting Italy with tourist visa?

I am a US citizen work remotely for a US-based multinational corporation. I will be visiting Italy for less than 6 weeks while visiting friends and doing research to start my own company. Do I need a ...
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Can a nomadic US citizen have “bona-fide resident” status?

“bona fide residence … determined on a case-by-case basis”. If I have no employer (retired), but have income from legal sources in the places I live have no US home and there are three or more ...
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I've been living and working in the UK for the past 1.75 years. do I still need to file state taxes in the last US state I resided in (California)?

I am a US citizen. I quit my job in California and moved to take another job in the UK in October 2013. For FY 2013, I filed both federal and CA state taxes, since part of that year's income came ...
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The US Healthcare Penalty and the UK National Health Service

Dual US/UK nationals have full access to the National Health Service (NHS) by virtue of their British citizenship. They are also required to file US taxes by virtue of their US citizenship. Recent ...
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If I have a ILR how long can I stay away from the UK?

If I have a ILR how long can I stay away from the UK? I have immigrated here and hold an ILR in my US Passport since 1987. I have not paid to have a new ILR stamp in my passport as I felt the £900+ ...
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What do I need to work remotely for US company while living abroad in Ireland with wife on Critical Skills permit?

My wife is transferring with her current employer for two years to Ireland on a Critical Skills work permit. I will be going with her and plan on continuing to work my current US job remotely from ...
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How can a US citizen demonstrate their marital status, to be able to marry in Cape Verde?

I'm a US citizen, trying to marry a Cape Verdean citizen in Cape Verde. At the government registry office, they tell me that I must give them a "Certificado de Capacidade Matrimonial" that certifies ...
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Best way of new grad getting sponsored for Australian Work Visa

I am in the last stages of obtaining my Masters of Science, am young (24), and have been looking at options of getting my first job abroad, specifically Australia has always been that destination for ...
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US driving license when living overseas [duplicate]

I have been living overseas for a few years. How do I keep my US driver's license without a US address since I won't be able to prove residency in any state?
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Does foreign earned, excluded income count as gross income for the filing requirement?

For a US citizen who qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion, does income excluded in this way count towards gross income, as it relates to having to file an income tax return? I understand ...
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Tax liability of US citizen expat working as an independent contractor for a US company

I am a US citizen living and working in Hong Kong (long enough to qualify for the foreign tax exclusion.) However, I have recently picked up some contractor work with a US company and they are going ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

I am and American woman who started with a spouses settlement visa and have had ILR for almost 5 years now. I have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship about two years ago but never applied ...
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US employee on a multi year long business trip to China, but paid in the US. Do I get to claim Foreign Earned Income Exception?

I’ve been working in Shanghai, China for an American consulting company for the last year and a half. Because their Chinese studio is technically a Chinese company, I'm paid in RMB and I pay Chinese ...
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Working for a US-Based Company Remotely in the Netherlands

My wife was recently accepted to a graduate degree program in the Netherlands and we are preparing to make the move later this year. I'm wondering what I need to know about continuing to work for my ...