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Moving to US from Spain

I am a Spanish citizen and I want to go to the US. I am about to finish university and I can do the last semester abroad while working, and that was my plan. I am checking job offers there and I ...
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How to send money overseas to family without falling prey to scams? [closed]

For the first time in my life I am looking into sending money overseas. I know that I could "easily" do it through my bank, but I have heard from many sides that the "easy" comes ...
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Can my mom travel to the US with a green card if it’s been over a year since her last entry due to COVID?

My mom has a green card that expires 2028 but has been out of the US in the UK for over a year due to COVID travel restrictions. Can she enter now?
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Health insurance when relocating

My family is going to relocate to the US in December (on an H1-B visa). While my next employer does provide health insurance, I will be in an employment gap of about 2-3 weeks after we enter the US, ...
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Can many trips abroad below 24h cause any issues on an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form or during the subsequent naturalization interview?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate trips abroad longer than 24 hours. Can many trips ...
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Would having interned or worked at BARC, ISRO or DRDO make a person ineligible for US visa?

I came across a Reddit post where the OP was concerned whether doing an internship at BARC, ISRO or DRDO would cause him/her to be ineligible for US visa. OP stated that a friend of his/her uncle who ...
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Visa for U.S. citizen permanently staying in France for religious purposes?

How does one apply for a religious visa for permanent stay in France? What are the requirements? What is such a French visa called? Does it help to have EU dual-citizenship (e.g., Italian-American ...
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Is another SEVIS fee payment required after J-1 transfer?

I have a question about whether to pay the SEVIS fee again, after having had a transfer of sponsorship from one academic program to another. From the I-901 website, there are certain cases when one ...
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Is it possible to receive email notifications when the USCIS send notices for the N400 Application for US Naturalization process?

To apply for U.S. citizenship, one has to submit the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). After some time, the USCIS send notices the applicant for the next steps. Is it possible to ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: In the travel history, what counts as the "Date You Left the United States" when crossing the border by car?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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Should I use the same arrival/departure dates indicated in my I-94 when completing my N-400 Application for US Naturalization?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in N-400 form for US Naturalization?

What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror)? I wonder whether ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: international flight to the US with 1 stopover in US. What arrival date to indicate in the travel history?

I took the following flight route from Hong Kong to Charlotte, North Carolina with 1 stopover in Los Angeles LAX: On December 29, 2017: Cathay Pacific flight 880: Hong Kong HKG 00:15 (local time) - ...
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How to bring spouse of green card holder into the US?

Context I am an Indian citizen living in the USA on an H1b visa. I filed my EB3 green card application 7 years ago, and have a priority date of August 2014. Last October, the date for filing of AOS ...
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What's the approx. processing time of online FOIA requests for entry/exit to prepare for N400 (Application for Naturalization)? Days, weeks, months?

https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1730?language=en_US (mirror) mentions: It is common for individuals to submit a FOIA request to receive travel history records when applying for U.S. ...
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Is Diversity lottery eligibility based on country of citizenship or country of birth?

If a person is born in a country that is still eligible for US Lottery visa, however he or she is a citizen of other country that is not eligible for US Diversity lottery, should he or she apply for ...
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Renewing Expired California Drivers License

What would be the procedure for renewing an expired (over a year, due to overseas stay) California Drivers License (regular not RealID-in case it matters)? Prior renewal was online, the one before ...
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Can a French consulate ask me what other nationalities I have before providing a service?

I'm a binational of France and US, currently located in the US. I need to do some business with my local French consulate, but they are asking what other nationalities I have, and have told me that ...
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My father, a US citizen, was sponsoring me and dies before I traveled to U.S

My father went to US when I was just a year old with my other siblings. My Mom and I were left behind and many years passed. He decided to sponsor me in 2017 when i was 22. I got my DNA test in ...
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Can I buy a car in New York state and drive with a full UK driving license?

I have just moved to up-state New York. I'm on a J-1 non-immigration visa, and have a full UK driving license, but not international driving permit. I'm struggling to find definite information online ...
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What to write on Current Employer in DS-160 Form when i am unemployed for last 1 year

I finished my PhD in june 2020, now recently I have received a postdoc offer and all the documents to start in the US, and I'm now completing my application for a J1 visa. So in the "current ...
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Working remotely for a US employer while in UK with student dependent visa

I am an Indian staying in the UK with a student-dependent visa with a full work permit. A US company wants to hire me to work remotely in the UK as a Software Engineer. They don’t have operations in ...
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

What happens if someone with a legal wife has a child with his girlfriend? Also what will happen to this person if he is on a non-immigrant visa? (For example an international student comes to the US ...
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F-2 visa for a dependent before F-1 status is obtained by a Canadian citizen

Travel.state.gov mentions for applying an F-2 visa You must provide a copy of your F-1 or M-1 visa and provide proof of relationship. You must provide a copy of your F-1 or M-1 visa and provide proof ...
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Can you keep a Bank of America account with no US phone number?

I recently moved to India from the US and have an active Bank of America account in the US. I was able to update my new Indian address as my mailing address in my contact information but I am not able ...
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USCIS & US-DHS: E-Verify Company ID Number vs. E- Verify Client Company ID Number

This is related to United States immigration. I am filling a USCIS from. One of the questions in the form is as follows: E-Verify Company Identification Number, or a valid E-Verify Client Company ...
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US Citizen Overstayed German Tourist Visa while applying for Family Reunification Visa

My husband and I are both American citizens and moved to Germany approximately 5 months ago. I have a work visa from my job, but my husband does not (he's received a work-study offer, pending his ...
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U.S. naturalization: 5 years vs. 3 years married, which faster/smoother?

I am about to apply for U.S. naturalization and qualify for two of the eligibility criteria, namely, both : "I am at least 18 years of age and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United ...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160

My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-1 dependent). I have following two questions regarding the form DS-160 (form ...
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Can I apply for UK Visitor visa from the USA on a B1/B2 visa?

I am an Indian Citizen on a B1/B2 visa visiting my son in the US. After visiting my son, I want to travel to the UK on a visitor visa. Can I apply for the UK visitor visa from the US?
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I live in Taiwan. A major US bank wants me to close my checking account, what should I do?

My wife and I are both US citizens. We opened a joint checking account with Wells Fargo bank in US in 1991. We moved back to our home town (Taipei, Taiwan) after I retired in 2009. During the past 12 ...
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Chances of getting visa

My friend got selected for the DV Lottery. What is chance of getting visa if he don't have academic qualification and does not meet the job zone and range but has 5 years experience as a cook?
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What is going on with OPT online applications?

I applied for initial OPT online with a receipt date of 12-May. According to https://opttimeline.com/IOE, online applications are hardly being processed (most days none are processed) while paper ...
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Is there any visa stamp issue with Concurrent H1B?

I have a H1B from my full-time employer. Now, with inflation is at highest level in this corona stage, the only way to increase income is to find extra work. I was checking to find out about a ...
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Can I create a website with no-profit at the moment with the F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Would a person still be considered as a nonresident alien if he/she gets his/her ITIN?

If a non-immigrant visa holder inside the US applies for ITIN and gets it, would he/she be considered as a non-resident or resident alien in the US?
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Which USA visa do I need as a solo artist to work in the USA (dance performer)

I have a dream about coming to the USA after my studies at the end of 2021 and work as a dancer for a few weeks/months. A short info: I am a freelance dancer from Germany. By dancing I mean ...
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Immigration help

I am in dire need for help. I was living in the States and in the process of getting my permanent residence from my mother who got hers from my brother, who is American. But my mother passed away and ...
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By getting a combo card and using its given SSN, will I lose my previous status?

If someone with F-2 visa status who is inside the US, files I-485, I-765 and I-131 forms (after her spouse filed I-140) to get EAD/AP card also Social Security Number, if she uses only obtained SSN to ...
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Will my F-1 visa be expired when I apply for NIW-EB2 green card?

I am in the US with a F-1 visa status. If I apply for the NIW-EB-2 green card, will I lose my F-1 status? I am in the US and want to apply I-140 and I-485 forms concurrently. Edit: I also want to ...
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What will happen to a Green Card holder after getting a divorce?

If someone with a F-2 visa comes to the US with her F-1 spouse, then they apply for EB2-NIW green card (with the F-1 visa holder as the primary applicant and F-2 visa holder as his dependent), then ...
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Green card holder outside of USA for 5 years and 3 months

I'm a green card holder who lived in USA worked and paid tax for 3 years but I became sick (depression and mental problems) and for this reason I was hospitalized in USA for a month. Then I came back ...
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Accommodation in Iowa State University USA

What are the names of different websites or web portals that provide information about private accommodation facilities (off-campus housing) for international graduate students, around the campus of ...
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Spouse of US citizen: can I visit my husband in the US and then stay and adjust status?

I have been married to my husband for 4 years. I live in the UK and he is living in the US with our 2 year old daughter. Can I visit the US on a ESTA and then stay and do a adjustment of status? I ...
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Does a child in common law relationship in Canada qualify for an F4 visa?

My sister filed petition in 2005 for me, my wife and kids. My daughter moved to Canada in 2015 for studies and she is on work permit right now. She is also living with her boyfriend from last two ...
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Diversity VIsa Interview-Police Certificate

My interview is next week and my husband is the principal applicant. I am currently not living in my country of citizenship. When KCC asked for the documents, I sent PCC just for my current country of ...
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US immigration visa for son of naturalised US resident, and his spouse

My spouse and I are interested in moving to the US to become residents (Vietnamese & UK nationality respectively). The first step would be to obtain an immigration visa. My father is a naturalised ...
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What are the educational requirement's for a US H1B Visa

As I understand it, you need a 4 years of bachelor's degree, which means a total of 16 years of education for applying for an H1B visa. I have a bachelor's degree but for 2 years and 10 years of work ...
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Document Checklist for OCI for minor child born in the US

I am applying for OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) for a minor child. I see 2 different checklists on VFS website for "New OCI for Minor". One of them requires us to send the Original US ...
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Visa bulletin F4

I’m from Lebanon and my husband’s brother is a US Citizen. My priority date was 26 October 2010 and to date I haven't gotten a visa. Could you advise me on the processing times and when it is expected ...

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