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Extending B2 after change of status in USA

I switched my visa status to B1/B2 after leaving an H-1B job and have not yet found another. My change of status to B2 gave me six months, can I apply for an extension if I still need to stay in the ...
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Can I use the I94 that came with my H1B extension for automatic revalidation when I have another I94 issued at the port of entry?

I am in the US on a H1B visa. The current visa stamp expires soon, say on 10 Jul 2024. I have the extension of the H1B approved with start date 11 Jul 2024 and end date of say 10 June 2027 (the H1 ...
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I entered usa with Green card on August 2,2021

Sir,Q1) I entered into USA on Aug 2,2021…when will I be eligible for filing for citizenship….? Q2) suppose I go out of usa for (3months)in May and return in August in a Callander year,will that ...
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Can a French citizen request a long-stay visa and work permit when going to the USA?

A friend, a French citizen, wants to travel to the USA. Can she obtain a long-term visa and work permit in the USA?
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Filing I-765 with I-485: do I pay the I-765 fee too?

According to the I-485 webpage for under "Special Instructions", Filing Forms I-765 and I-131 with Form I-485 If you submit Form I-485 and pay the required fee, you do not have to pay an ...
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How strict is India about renouncing other citizenships?

Spain officially prohibits dual citizenship, but in practice it’s more of a pretense.  I would have to tell them I renounce, but USA doesn’t care and Spain knows that. I’m just wondering whether it’s ...
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Applying for a UK visa while a US visa application is in administrative processing for five months

I am applying for UK visitor visa for study, while my US F1 visa is in administrative processing for 5 months and has no update. On the UK visa application there is a question: Have you ever been ...
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F4 visa interview

What if any applicant from the list does not appear in the interview due to some cause. If his name is in the list but he does not attend the interview with other applicants. Will it affect. And what ...
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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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Is it possible to get an EB1 visa if you are the owner of an LLC in the US?

According to USCIS, one of categories eligible for EB1 visa is called "Certain Multinational manager or executive" From the description on USCIS about that category for EB1, there is no ...
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Ramifications of abandoning USA adjustment of status or conditional residency after an unlawful overstay?

TLDR: just how screwed is the foreign spouse that overstayed and doesn't want a 10yr US travel ban? Do all paths short of keeping US residency in good standing lead to the ban? Indian citizen on a B-...
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Are STEM-OPT documents required for H-1B Petitions during First-year OPT

I am currently on the first year of F-1 OPT, and I just got selected by the 2025 H-1B Visa lottery. However, my first-year OPT ends at June 19, 2024 (as shown on my current i-20), and I am still ...
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What is earliest date when I can apply for a renewal of my US visa stamp on my passport?

I am an in the USA on an O1 visa. The dates on my I1797 mention validity till February 2026. However, the O1 visa stamp on my passport is valid till December 2024. What is the earliest date when I can ...
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How are RSUs granted in the USA taxed in Canada?

I am a non-resident for tax purposes in the USA. RSUs were granted in the USA and will vest on July 15th. My USA EAD ends on July 5th and I will be on unpaid work suspension for ~10 days. If my job's ...
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CPT / OPT Second Degree

I am about to finish my masters in healthcare (NON-STEM) and planning to go for second master's degree in IT (STEM) without using the present elective OPT period. Can I use the OPT period of first ...
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Reentry permit application, purpose of the trip (part 4 of I-131)

The honest reason for why I would like to apply for the reentry permit as a US LPR (Part 4 in I-131) is reflected by the following: I do not intend to leave the US for extended periods of time. I ...
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How to report foreign income on a 1040?

When I was lived in the US, I received W-2's from my employer, and 1099-INT's from the bank where I stored my money. Now I'm living abroad, and I am not getting either W-2's or 1099-INT's. However, I ...
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Can an F1 student apply for CPT (curricular practical training) with a pending I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status)?

The F1 student is in the US. I read conflicting answers. E.g., https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/can-i-apply-for-a-cpt-application-with-pending-aos-2179596.html says yes and no.
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Can I change employer while H-1B petition is pending? I am currently in the US on F1

I am currently on f1 Visa and graduating in May. My H1b with consular processing has been applied by my future employer. Now I have a very good offer from another employer. Can I change the ...
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Can I make money from uploading Youtube videos as a foreign student on an F-1 visa?

I am a successful Youtuber in Canada. I will be going to college in the US this fall. Am I allowed to continue posting my Youtube videos while on an F-1 Visa?
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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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How do you pick up your Romanian passport from the NYC Consulate (once it's ready online)?

I looked online at the link the consulate provided and I see that my passport is available for pick-up. Do I need to schedule an appointment to pick it up? Are there specific days / hours during which ...
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Deportation from the US

I was deported from the US in 2017 at the Chicago POE after the immigration officer discovered I had obtained a B1/B2 visa to come work in the US for a short time. I wasn't banned but my visa was ...
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My mother’s monthly Norway pension stopped in 2020. We don’t know why

My parents moved from Norway to the USA in 1958. They eventually started collecting a monthly pension from Norway. My dad passed away in 2017, while my mom continued to receive the monthly pension. It ...
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Wrong nationality on US visa

I just noticed that the US embassy put the wrong nationality on my (K1) visa. GRBR (where I live) instead of Italy (my actual nationality). It was their mistake, all my documents are correct. What ...
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USA: J1 Visa Interview shortly before or after official start date -- is the a problem?

I want to enter the US on a J1 visa - I am waiting for the DS-2019 form, and I am afraid it might arrive only very shortly before my J1 start date, so that I might have my interview only just before ...
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What are our options for avoiding the J1 2 Year Home Residency Requirement?

My wife is from Tunisia, and came to the US in 2021 on a J1 visa that was sponsored by the Dep of State through a Thomas Jefferson Scholarship. This exchange scholarship allowed her to be in the US ...
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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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J1 visa student left due to COVID

Good evening all! I’m looking for someone to help. I have been in USA (Colorado) on a J1 visa working as a student on placement from Ireland back in 2018. I started in June 2018 and was due to go back ...
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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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Greencard application: Translation of Civil Documents: How?

I have successfully filled out my DS-260 and now I have to upload a bunch of "Civil Documents". Some of them are in my native language (German), such as: Birth Certificate Military Records ...
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Changing schools on short term F1

I am visiting states on F1 for a short term course of four weeks. My F1 is valid only for 4 weeks for the duration of the course. After the completion of my course, am thinking to join a Masters ...
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Recapturing H-1B Time

I have spent a good amount of time outside the US working for a US-based company from India on an H-1B. Can I recapture that time? Edit: I know that recapturing is possible for days spent outside the ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

My girlfriend and I are moving to Denmark next month. Our move is being paid for by her employer. I'm trying to decide what appliances are worth bringing. Is it worth bringing our 65" LCD tv and ...
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STEM competitions in Ivory Coast

I am an expat high-schooler currently based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. I am looking for recognized STEM competitions or programs (such as Science Olympiads) within my geographical region so that I can ...
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How to calculate 180 days for green card holders being abroad? Will departure and arrival days be considered or not?

I am a green card holder, I left the United States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to return to the States on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. Will I be within the 180 days or not? ...
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Does an I-765 complicate employment under an H-1B, or provide any benefit?

I filed an I-130 "Petition for Alien Relative" for my wife. It's processing. If we file an I-485 "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" WITHOUT filing I-...
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F1 Visa Queries

My post-completion OPT ended in mid-February 2020. Covid-19 happened, borders were closed initially. Ideally, then I could have departed in August when tickets were more affordable, but circumstances ...
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Working remotely for Germany while in the US

My girlfriend and I are both German. I've recently been to the US for an internship (3 months). She would have liked to come with me and work remotely for her German employer, but it was our ...
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Comprehensive comparison: Applying for US Green card under EB1-A or EB1-B, when have both options

Can someone provide a comprehensive comparison of pros and cons of filing for US Green card under category EB1-A vs EB1-B assuming you have eligibility of filling under both the categories, i.e.,: ...
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Does previous refused entry into the US affect future visa applications?

I am married to a US citizen. I am currently in the process of applying for a Green Card as a spouse. I would like to visit my husband, and I understand I may not be admitted into the USA based on the ...
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What happens if my passport expires while I am in the US under H-1B?

My passport will soon expire, but my H-1B is valid until June and I expect to get my H-1B renewal approved in the next couple of weeks. What happens if I'm in the country while my passport expires, if ...
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Can I apply for a green card without my employer's help?

I am working in the United States on an H1B visa. My employer doesn't want to sponsor me for a green card. Is there any way I can apply for the green card by myself? Is there any such category? I have ...
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Consequences of informing bank about leaving country

I left USA in 2019, but did not inform Bank of America about this. I am currently in Canada, continue to operate my BoA account for payments, and have substantial balance in the bank account in US. I ...
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Can you keep a Bank of America account with no US address?

I recently moved permanently from the US to Germany, and I am a Swedish citizen. I got a US Virtual post mail address but Bank of America refused it automatically. Can I simply change my address to ...
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Can I apply for an F1 visa while I am waiting for my H1B visa sponsorship?

I have a question about whether it is permissible to apply for an F1 visa while being sponsored for a cap-exempt H1B visa. I am a degree-holder who studied in the U.S. for 4 years on a F1 visa, ...
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USA H-1B visa - Application is not updated for "No-show" update for dependents

I am an Indian citizen and have received an H-1B visa. I had a drop-off appointment at the US visa office Mumbai VAC on 28 August 2023. Appointment was for H4-Drop off for myself and for my dependents....
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How should I get rid of FNU in my F1- visa at this point, while I already spent an year of my studies with same visa?

I have FNU written in my F1- Visa and it is causing lots of troubles for me. It took more than 2 months to get my SSN and driver's license. To eliminate future complexities I need guidance about the ...
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DV lottery (Green Card) application without child photo

I've been divorced and remarried. I have a son from my previous marriage who lives with his mom, and two kids from the current one. I'm thinking of applying for DV lottery (green card). The ...
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Freelancing for a US Company from Germany: Tax and LLC Considerations

Hello Expatriates community, I'm seeking guidance on a somewhat intricate situation. I'm a German citizen, currently freelancing for a US-based company. I reside in Germany, where I'm also registered ...

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