Questions tagged [us-citizens]

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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 ...
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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 ...