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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United States of America

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How to know processing times for Consular processing?

I am filing for my parent's Greencard while they are in the United States. I used the website https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ to see how long does it take to go AOS route and it sounds like ...
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Can I travel to and from United States after filing for I-130

I am filing for my parents I-130 when they are in the United States. I am not going for adjustment of status. Instead of doing that, I am going for consular filing. This is because they do not want to ...
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A question regarding Adjustment of Status while doing Consular processing

I am filing for my parent's Green card. I know that there are two ways to approach this: Through Adjustment of status. Where they are already in USA and I file I-130 and I-485 simultaneously. ...
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Interview for J-2 Visa issuance (USA)

I have a J-1 Visa for an exchange program in the USA. I'm a European Union Citizen. I have a girlfriend and we may plan to get married in the future. If that happens, she's going to apply for a J-2 ...
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Is Passport enough as proof of citizenship when applying for I-130?

I am a naturalized American citizen and I am filing for my parent's I-130. Now, on the USCIS website, in proof of citizenship section it says: Upload documents that show that you are a U.S. citizen. ...
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What if passport expires after I -130 is filed and before Consular processing starts?

I am filing for my parent's green card. I am preparing to file for I-130 as of today which is February 2020. Now, I also realized that their passport is expiring in April of 2021, which "may" expire ...
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Why Can't I file a single Green card petition for both of my parents?

I do have a question regarding the Green-card filing of my parents. I am going through USCIS website here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf Now, if I understood ...
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Should I close my credit cards before leaving United States?

I have been living in the US for ~5 years and have around 6 credit cards and 2 checking accounts. I was on a student visa (and then OPT) here which will also expire in June, 2020. I will be moving to ...
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Registering US Birth Abroad - CRBA / SSN / Passport lock

I'm a US Citizen, currently in Romania, and I'd like to register my child's birth abroad and get her SSN and US Passport. The US Embassy in Romania says that you can apply for the CRBA and US ...
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Can I get a Green Card through my sister if I have no official records to show that she is my sister?

I have a US citizen sister, my father's daughter. However, we do not share a last name and there is no indication on any offical records that she is my father's daughter. My father has already passed ...
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Beneficiary's current address while filing for I 130

I am filing for my parent's Green Card. At this very time, I am living in the USA and they are also visiting me currently on Visitor's visa. Now, while filing for their I 130 petition, I am facing a ...
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Can a US expatriate who has not filed taxes in the US return to the US for a visit?

Here's the story... My family emigrated from the US to Canada when I was an infant and my older sister was about 4 years old. Nobody renounced US citizenship but we did become naturalized Canadian ...
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Visa for getting sweat equity in US company?

I'm an Indian citizen residing in India. Right now I don't have any US visa. I've worked with a US citizen(residing in US) to develop a software product. Now we are in a position to establish the ...
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US tax refund: declaring income from selling assets

I have been living in the US for 2 years under a visa and last year I had a car accident and fortunately there were no physical injuries on both sides, but I had to sell my car. I received some amount ...
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Paying taxes as a freelancer and as a formal employee in the US

Currently I am working in the US under a TN visa and in 2019 I did some freelancing projects (4 in total) were I got paid (1 in cash and the rest with checks). I am doing my taxes this year and I don’...
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what are the tax implications of surrendering a USA green card

I have been a legal permanent resident of the USA for over 30 years and now plan to live in Europe and surrender my green card. What are the tax implications of becoming a non-resident alien on ...
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Traded in my German drivers license for the US ID card. How do I get it back?

We moved to Portland, Oregon 7 years ago and I had to trade in my German drivers license in order to get my Oregon ID Card, after passing the test. We are now moving back to Europe (Portugal) this ...
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US expat entrepreneur without US address. How to file for licenses?

I’m a US citizen trying to start a business in the US from overseas (for now) and need a US address to file with USPTO for company name, as well as for LLC, US taxes, and my business license etc. ...
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My N-400 denied, because I traveled outside USA more than six months (7 months),

My N-400, Application for US citizenship application, was denied because I traveled outside USA more than six months (7 months). I have a green card since 2014 (5 years). After I completed my ...
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UK IT professional looking to relocate to CT USA - any tips?

I am a UK citizen, and am an IT professional with approx 20 years experience in IT, I'm now a Systems Architect specialising in BI and Data. I would like to relocate to the CT/New England area in ...
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Changing surname in France and America

I am a French citizen and a permanent resident of America, and my American fiance and I are getting married. I would like to change my name legally in France as well as America. What is the process so ...
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Quitting job temporarily after 3-year H1B extension (after 6 years) obtained using approved I-140

My 6 years on H1-B are over. However, I have obtained 3-year extension of my H1-B since I have I-140 approved. If I quit this job temporarily, will I be able to rejoin after a few months without going ...
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H1B (or similar) while marriage based greencard pending from outside the US?

I lived in the US for the past 8 years on F1 visa. A few month ago I gave up my F1 status and moved to Canada. Afterwards I got married to my wife (US citizen) and applied for the marriage based ...
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Why did the USCIS decide to add an expiration date to the green cards?

I read on https://www.immigrationdirect.com/immigration-articles/green-card-with-no-expiration-date/: Green Cards issued between 1964 and 1989, which do not have an expiration date, are still ...
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if you are fired on an E3 visa does the employer pay for cost of transport home?

If fired on an E3 visa is the employer liable for paying the reasonable cost of transport home? I know this is the case for H1B visas. Is this also true for E3 visas? Is there any legislation someone ...
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UK spousal extension visa with a US visa overstay

My husband (Brazilian) had his UK spousal visa approved in 2017 and we've been living here since. We're now applying for his extension and there are new questions on the form asking if he's lived in ...
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Kitchen setup for US appliances in Europe/India

I am relocating to India from US and taking all the appliances along. I understand that a lot of appliances can go toast due to voltage support as India/Europe has 230v range and US appliances work at ...
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For the purposes of form 3299: DECLARATION OF FREE ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES, am I Emigrating to the US (on an L1 Visa?)

I'm moving the US on an L1 visa and currently trying to complete the paperwork to ship my personal effects over. I'm struggling to understand the correct answers for the following section of Form ...
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Subsequent F1 visa after academic dismissal?

I have been academically dismissed on F1 visa. I have two options: A) Transfer to another school B) Go to India and reapply agin for same/new university I am thinking of option B. I will need a new ...
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Will my case will effect (right now at NVC), if my parents stay outside of US more than 6 months

My case is F2B(Unmarried children more than 21 years old) and applied around 5 years back, and 2 weeks back my case is move to NVC (as I got letter from NVC and assigned me invoice number and case ...
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USA immigration by a European citizen

I'm exploring the possibility to move to the USA (possibly permanently). I've already made some research regarding the different options (green card, visa types etc) but it seems that none of them ...
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Can a US permanent resident apply for a re-entry permit just because they want one?

Background: A re-entry permit is a document that can be issued to a lawful permanent resident of the United States that is valid for up to 2 years and can be used in lieu of a green card when ...
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N-400 US naturalization while living abroad

How should I prepare the US naturalization interview given that I have been living the last 5 months abroad? What papers should I bring in addition to the basic documents requested by the USCIS letter?...
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Canadian citizen employed in the US remotely?

I am a Canadian citizen and a Canadian resident. I am currently freelancing and my largest customer, a US public company, is interested in employing me instead of a contract relationship. Is there a ...
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US F-1 visa lengthy administrative processing

happy new year everyone. I had my visa interview for US F-1 student visa in October 2018, and my visa case entered administrative processing for more than a year since then. The university to ...
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Can I change my name, as my case is at NVC

Recently NVC emailed me as they received my approved case. The name they used included my caste, which I didn't expect. I always use my name as 2 words excluding my caste. My elder brother mistakenly ...
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US Naturalization continuous residency requirement for an absence that is exactly 181 days and not more than 181 days?

I am a UK Citizen, though I have held a Green Card and been a permanent resident of the US since 2013, current Green Card expires 2023. I am currently looking at applying for citizenship through form ...
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Getting a Green Card by living out of interests only

Can a person live in the US and get a GC in the process if they had large amount of money, took part of it, deposited it in any US bank and lived out of interests? Or do they have to earn an active (...
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Can I change my address to other country from US, my case is at NVC

I'm F2B category applicant and my case is just landed at NVC and I want to change postal address, as my parents changed address two times after they applied and now they're quite old, so my questions ...
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Change Green Card Category

A family (Dad, Mom, Child) came to the US as asylees, and they were able to obtain greencards under categories AS6(Approved primary asylee), AS7(Spouse of asylee), and AS8(Child of asylee) after ...
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How to renew passport when I can’t reveal my dual nationality

I have a question regarding how to renew a passport in a third part country when I don’t have the right status: I have a L1 from Country A and entered the USA on it while I’m in the USA, I want to ...
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Getting a new passport from “Country-B” while on L1 in USA on “Country-A” passport?

I am in a situation where I will be working in US on L1 on "A" passport, and few months down the line will be getting the "B" passport. So in this case if I surrender my "A" passport I will lose my L1 ...
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After Notice of Immigrant Visa Case Creation, whats next

I fall in category F2B, I applied on March 2015 and case approved on May 2015 and on 13th December 2019, I received email of Notice of Immigrant Visa Case Creation in which they provided NVC Case ...
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On lease after visa expiration

I'm currently on a lease in the United States along with my fiance. Both our names are on the lease. I will leave the United States (because of visa expiration) before my lease term is up. My fiance ...
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What's the best and fastest way to bring my Syrian fiance who lives and works in Poland to the United States? ( I'm a US citizen)

I'm a US citizen (age 29), and I met my Syrian fiance (age 31) years ago when we were at school in Syria. After the war, we had to split up. He now lives and works in Poland for a large technology ...
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Entering US during greencard process

I live currently in Canada and my spouse in the US (but she stays with me for extended periods of time). She will apply for my greencard. As I understand, this works in two steps: My spouse files ...
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Am I Eligible for F4 Visa Under Child Protection Act?

My uncle lives in USA and he filed a f4 visa petition for his siblings and the periorty date was 26 Feb 2007. My mother received a letter on Sep 2019 from NVC which contains text like this "The ...
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Is the ESTA still valid after receiving F1 visa?

I have visited the US for a couple of days in 2018 under the Visa Waiver Program, after obtaining an ESTA. Afterwards, I became a student and got a F1 visa. Now, I've left the US after withdrawing ...
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H1B Visa last chance

I am applying for H1B for the next fiscal year 2020-2021. That will be my last chance. Can I do two petitions with two different employers on same client letter?
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Filing tax returns over bank account-related interests

I do know that in the US, bank-account interests are taxable as passive incomes, but what I don't understand is the point of filing tax returns on bank account interests, since the government (or the ...

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