Questions tagged [us-citizens]

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Has the 2014 ikamet changes affected any of the requirements to apply for Turkish citizenship?

As a US citizen residing in Turkey currently holding a 5 year ikamet I was hoping to be eligible to apply for citizenship in 2017. The old laws required a period of continuous residency in order to be ...
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Should I continue monitoring my credit activity in a country where I no longer live (but still have citizenship)?

I'm currently paying for a subscription to a credit monitoring company in the US, but I no longer live there and likely will not return for many, many years, if at all. At the moment, I still have US ...
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If I have several foreign accounts, only one of which is >$10k, do I need to report all on the FBAR?

I am a US citizen living outside the US for several years. For the first time, I had over $10,000 in a foreign account. Apparently, now I have to file an FBAR. I have several accounts overseas but ...
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U.S. student gaining citizenship in France?

I'm a U.S. citizen looking at studying in Europe. Right now France or Germany seem like the best/cheapest places (but open to suggestions!). I've had a few people tell me that if you graduate from a ...
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How can I expedite a Temporary Residency renewal in Mexico?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. I will be out of Mexico until June 1, then I have plans to leave the country again around July 1. My Temporary Residency visa (often referred to by the old ...
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Maintaining credit history in the US while abroad

As a long-term expat, my credit history in the US is sparse as most of my expenses are in my country of residence (along with credit cards, mortgages, monthly payments of all varieties, etc.). While ...
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If we are unable to open, or keep open, a bank account because of FATCA, what are our other options?

I am a U.S. citizen. I have previously worked and lived in Austria and had offers to work there again. Austria has very strict banking secrecy laws. They cannot reveal a person's bank account details,...
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Is there a US version of the UK Criminal Records Bureau check?

I am a US citizen who has moved to the UK. My new employer has asked me to get a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check so I can work with children. Since I do not have sufficient history in the UK, my ...
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Bolivian looking to work in Brazil

A friend of mine, born in Bolivia and raised in the US (thus holds dual citizenship to both countries) would like to go to Brazil to begin working as an English teacher. The school that we've been in ...
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Is it possible to pay US Income tax, without paying state income tax?

This is a bit of a followup to my earlier question... I'm a US citizen, working for a US company, and paying US income taxes. I've switched my banking records and all to use my sister's address in ...
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How to legalize documents for Paraguayan residency in the US?

In order to apply for permanent residency in Paraguay, I have to get some documents "legalized". What does that mean, and how do I do it? I'm currently located in the US, and I'm a US citizen, if ...
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How to acquire permanent residency in Paraguay?

How do I acquire permanent residency in Paraguay? What are the requirements, what is the process like, and how long does it take before I receive my cédula? I am a US citizen, if that is important.
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Is there a residency permit that would allow a US citizen to live/work in the UK or rest of Europe?

I'm an US citizen who's thinking about going to university in Europe-mostly likely Germany. I would like to eventually live and work somewhere in Europe. Possibly in the UK as I have some family & ...
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In which countries can a US citizen stay permanently (preferrably free)? [closed]

I'm referring to the ability to permanently reside in a country, without giving up my US citizenship and without having to pay any hefty fees. For instance, I'd be willing to pay a few thousand ...
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Geeksources in Santiago, CL [closed]

I've been on the look out for good hobbyist resources in Santiago. The following is what I'm looking for followed by an example of what I would use in the U.S. (Phoenix, AZ), and the best option I'...
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Declare marriage and children outside the US?

As a US citizen living abroad, do I need to register anywhere that I got married and had children? Do my children automatically get US Citizenship?
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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

In my US passport, there's a section entitled "Important Information" located just before the visa pages. Item number 13 deals with circumstances in which one might lose their US citizenship (emphasis ...
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American citizens living abroad still have to pay tax to US - legal ways to avoid?

My understanding is that US Citizens who have emigrated to another country are still required to post tax returns to the US, declaring foreign income. Is the only way out of this to cancel your US ...
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Will US Unemployment benefits help me if I'm living abroad?

As a US Citizen living in Mexico, I continue to have Unemployment insurance deducted from my paycheck. Can I actually receive unemployment benefits if I were to lose my job for a covered reason, even ...
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What are the monetary advantages to registering with Mexican Social Security?

I'm a US Citizen, working for a US company which pays 100% of my health insurance costs with a US company. I'm living in Mexico, which has "Social Security", which offers access to the government ...
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How can you get a US Birth Certificate, SSN & Passport for the child of US Citizens born in Israel?

If a two married US-Israeli citizens (dual-citizenship) have a child in Israel, what do they need to do (ie: what forms do they need to fill out and bring where, in what order, etc) in order to get ...
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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

I'm a US Citizen, now living in Mexico. I would like to find an affordable Mexican credit card, but I have no Mexican credit. What are my options?
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How to go about building credit history in the UK?

I understand that if I move to another country, my good credit history in the United States will not be recognized. But this leads to a chicken-and-egg issue: if no one will give me credit, how can I ...
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As a US Citizen with Mexican residency status, where must I pay income tax?

I'm a US Citizen, but I have Mexican temporary residency status. I work remotely in Mexico for a US company, and I have been paying US income tax only. Under what circumstances should I pay taxes on ...
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How do I deal with PPACA (“Obamacare”) as an expatriate (US citizen)?

I'm a US citizen and according to the government's dol.gov website am subject to the regulation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka ACA or "Obamacare"). This means I must ...

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