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British Columbia Class 7 Driver's License Exchange for License in Washington State, What License will I get?

I don't quite know how the process of getting a driver's license work in Washington state. Is there a novice driver's license in Washington (like class 7 in BC)? Will I start from the beginning or I ...
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Can green card holders travel from country (restricted to travel due to COVID-19) to US via Canada using eTA?

This link https://ca.usembassy.gov/travel-restrictions-fact-sheet/ says: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and individuals with valid travel documents will be exempted. Does it mean one can ...
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What are the repercussions if one turns down a green card acceptance?

I read this comment from lalala: Also dont forget the other case if you get accepted. There could be repercussions (for future visa/visits) if you turn down a Green Card acceptance. What are the ...
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How to calculate 180 days for Green Cards holders for being abroad? Will departure and arrival days considered or no?

I am a Green Card holder, I have travelled outside the States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to arrive to the State on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. will i be within the 180 days or ...
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How long is the passport validity for UK Tier 4 Student Visas?

I am an American and will be traveling to the UK for university (not certain because of the pandemic) in the middle of August, and my passport is set to expire in the middle of December. This leaves ...
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Forced to invest savings and apply for a visa?

As far as I know, if a person manages to buy a house/asset and open a bank account as a nonresident and passes only a few months in the US, he's liable to pay income only on his generated bank ...
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Iranian/Danish dual citizen going from Denmark to USA to study

I was born in Iran and moved to Denmark. I have a Iranian Passport, Danish passport, and Danish citizenship. I study at a Danish university, and I want to go to USA to study. However, I'm worried that ...
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Child born outside USA to Green Card Parents

I am USA green card holder. I am married to an Indian citizen (and I am also an Indian citizen). My wife resides in India and I have started her green card process few years ago. We are nearly at the ...
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Are non-US citizens studying in the US with an F1 visa allowed to sign a statement of work with no payment but only gives them access to some account?

Are non-US citizens studying in the US with an F1 visa allowed to sign a statement of work with some US-based company with no fee/payment attached but only gives them access to the company's account ...
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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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TN Visa and Apartment Rental Contracts/Leases

I have a question that seems like it would be common, but I have not found much online about it. I have a job offer that requires moving from Canada to the US on a TN visa. When it comes to visas, my ...
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I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?

My wife (US citizen) submitted I-130 online in Dec for me (currently living and working in Canada). Today we received I-797 that the I130 petition is approved. YAY! According to everything I had read ...
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New Green Card holder health insurance?

My mom recently became a green card holder. What is the best health insurance I can get for her? From what I see, visitor's coverage is the only one that is can be seen using Google but I am not sure ...
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Working abroad for 3 years on a green card

I am a US citizen, my wife came to the United States on a K1 visa (fiancee visa). She has had her green card for 6 years now, so she is eligible to apply for citizenship. However, she does not yet ...
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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How to extend a F4 immigrant Visa before going to USA within 6 months

I got my F4 visa on november 2020 and it will expire on may 15th 2020. We had booked our flight on march 30th 2020 but due to covid 19 pandemic we were unable to go to USA. Currently India is not ...
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Getting a J1 visa during Covid-19

I am a third year postdoc at an American University. This is my third year on a F1-OPT visa. I am supposed to start a new postdoc at a different American University in the Fall. They were planning to ...
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Does the April 22, 2020 Executive Order suspending the entry of immigrants affect existing green card holders?

I am a Green Card holder since 07/28/2019 and I am outside USA now , will I get effected or ban from entry because of President recent executive order to ban the immigration for 60 days?
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Is there a way to hire someone to view/inspect a house before renting in the United States?

Soon I'll be moving in the end of July/start of August to the United States to finish up my undergraduate degree (if the current scenario allows it, but I would prefer to be prepared). I'll be moving ...
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Tax on US income for work days spent in India

I moved to US in May 2019 on a work visa. I am a resident in US and non-resident in India for the respective tax periods. I spent 3 weeks working in India in Dec 2019. My salary was still generated ...
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Is there a way for foreign citizens stuck in the US against their own will to obtain a temporary work authorization?

A friend of mine is a citizen of a developing country who originally came to the US to visit their relatives. Their scheduled flight was cancelled in the end of March after their country of origin ...
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Remaining days in the USA if you are laid off

I am working under a TN visa and in the past weeks there have been some laid offs in my company, furthermore, if I am terminated then I want to know how many days can I remain legally in the USA ...
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Retroactive Clause valid or not for j1 research scholar from India

I am AK, I have joined as a research scholar on J-1 Visa at Chicago University. I had claimed for Tax exemptions under the US - India Treaty, My Finance officer says that The treaty between the US and ...
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Can I be hired by my boyfriend in his company with H1B visa?

I know this is a kind of question we have probably already asked but I keep reading and I never get the answer I look for, I never find the same situation. I am French, living in Spain and my ...
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Is it advisable for a Mexican citizen to apply for a TN visa while being in Canada?

So the situation is that a company is interested on hiring me, as far as I can tell it is possible to apply for a TN visa while being legally in Canada (which is the situation), but I also heard that ...
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CWOP on F1 Visa

Recently I came to India while traveling back to the USA I got cwop on my f1 visa in Doha then they sent back to India.my question is I have one year valid opt can I go visa interview for new visa on ...
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Legality of working online for a Canadian company as a Canadian citizen living in the US

I am a Canadian citizen living in the United States. I do not have a visa to work here, I am here on an H4 visa, which is the spouse visa for my husband's H4 work visa. I would like to be able to ...
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If I go abroad to study after obtaining permanent residency, how can I come visit my parents?

We are a family of 3, all Indian citizens. My father has come to the United States about 4 months ago on an L1 visa, and I as a minor child am on the L2 visa. We're probably going to live here for at ...
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How long can I be out of the US on a TN (NAFTA) visa?

Due to the spread of the coronavirus my organization is recommending (essentially mandating) that all employees work from home (WFH) until further notice. I was planning on traveling to Canada from ...
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What type of evidence to prove continuous residence in the US for naturalization

Specifically, I am asking about the category "Your immediate family remained in the U.S." My brother and his wife remained in the US during the time I was absent. Note: I am a dependent on my brother. ...
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TN visa extension application for different employer advice

I am currently holding TN visa that is getting expired in next three weeks. And I am starting a new job with new employer after it. The problem is my I-140 has been approved already,for the reason I ...
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What is the fastest way to start working in the US as highly skilled worker?

I am German citizen and lived in the US from 2012 to Sep 2019 on F1 visa. Despite having nice job offers (via F1-OPT and H1B subsequently) after graduating from PhD, I decided to give up my F1 status ...
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Pushcart Food Vendor in Fort Worth

I am thinking to start working with food pushcart in Fort Worth, TX. Before anything, I believe I need to learn about all legal aspects. I have found this site but I cannot open it. There is also this ...
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US OPT extension and H1B Visa

If I finish a 1Y course in the USA that offers 1 year OPT extension. After OPT extension is finished I have to vacate the USA or if I have found the job and the company that I am working with can help ...
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Applying for f2 visa in last semester

I got married 2 months ago and I want to have my wife over. The problem is my current i20 says that my program will end in 2022. However once I apply for my opt, my i20 will say that my program ends ...
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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? [closed]

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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