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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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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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Can I live in the USA and work Remotely for my Canadian Employer?

I am a Canadian citizen. My husband is a US Citizen living here in Canada with me for the last 20 years as a PR. We are thinking of moving to the USA if my job will permit me to work remotely. We have ...
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German Tax Implications for a US Citizen/German Spouse who Maintain a Part-time Residence in Germany

I am a US citizen with a German citizen spouse. We have resided in the U.S. for the past 25 years with my wife having a US Green Card. I'm considering purchasing a second home in Germany and residing ...
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and I-20 (F-1 visa)

I am a Japanese citizen who was recently admitted to a Ph.D. program in the United States and now I need to get an F-1 visa. I will have an interview in June, and there is one thing I am worried about....
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Travel restriction to USA from India for a PhD student (with F1 visa)

I am currently a 4th year PhD student (with a valid F1 visa) who came to visit his family in India for a short trip but then due to the unfortunate circumstances, USA put a travel restriction on India....
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US Citizen Living & Working PT with UK Company on Student Visa, Looking to Freelance for US Company

Asked this in the personal finance section but someone recommended I ask here as well. I'm a US citizen currently in the UK (Northern Ireland to be exact) on a student visa, which allows me to work up ...
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Returning to US with K1 after overstaying visa

Can I return to US with a k1 fiance visa, after overstaying my J1 since 2015 until 2020, I left the country voluntarily but wish to come back. Is it better to try fiance visa or get married and then ...
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Drawbacks from applying and acquiring a green card

As a European currently in USA with a working visa, I have been recently offered assistance to file a green card through my employer. While I am happy living and working in USA for the time being, it ...
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Will a DUI/open container/reckless driving conviction prohibit immigrating to the Netherlands from the US via marrying a native?

I am currently in the process of trying to immigrate from the US to the Netherlands to live with my native Dutch wife, via our recent marriage. I recently got a ticket for a DUI, that is soon to go to ...
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Will being blacklisted in the Philippines for overstay affect chances of US F1/F2 Visas, or my future medical career in the US?

I am a foreign medical graduate, who studied Doctor of Medicine in the Philippines with my wife. Upon our graduation, we secured a hospital in the country for our postgraduate internship. However, the ...
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Working remotely from an EU country for a US based company - tax implications

So here it is: EU Citizen Residing in Luxembourg and working remotely (as self employed via a Luxembourgish Umbrella) for a US based firm. Social Security and Income Tax and any other local taxes will ...
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Peculiarities of J1 Visa interview for postdoc

I've got my first postdoc offer. I am a non-US citizen and therefore should get a US visa. As I understand it, the most common postdoc visa in the US is J-1 for the postdoc and J-2 for the wife and ...
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Consular access application for US H1-B visa | Pros, Cons, Options and Feasibility

Currently, I am in the first year of my OPT and I am selected in H1-B lottery for this year. I was thinking that can I file H1-B on consular access and get a STEM extension for the OPT. Then get the ...
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Filling final US H1B visa petition with USCIS from outside the US

I got selected in the US H1B visa pre-registration lottery and now we have to file the final H1B petition to the USCIS. Deadline for the same is June 29th 2021. My question is: Do I need to be present ...
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Domestic Travel to USVI with expired L1B

trying to figure out how a travel to the USVI could turn out in my situation: I have an expired L1B Visa (expired stamp), and I am legally allowed to stay in the US for a few more months, as I have ...
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Different name in different documents

My name is "Prachi Vashisth." I am an International student. My last name was not mentioned in any of my documents since my childhood. My date of birth certificate, CBSE mark sheets, ...
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EB-3 experiences

Does someone have experience with the EB-3 visa(USA) process? Currently, I am working as a software engineer with a b.sc. My birth country is in Europe. My question is, how long would the process take ...
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Tax questions on crypto..USA to Germany

Good afternoon, I am a US citizen who moved to Germany 4 months ago..I have a residency permit which expires in about 3 years..My wife was born in Germany..If I invest in crypto, can I just file taxes ...

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