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Contract work for US company based in Germany

I want to work as a contractor for a US based company and I'm legal resident of Germany with the right for self-employment “selbständige tätigkeit gestattet”. The german rules seem to say that if ...
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Marriage and double-citizenship

What type of application a foreign potential spouse needs to prepare in order to be legally in the US and marry a person with dual-citizenship?
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Reverse incomplete car importation before car is registered and ownership is transferred

My brother (Canadian) wanted to give me his car so he drove to the US (I'm American) and went to the CBP to import the car to the US. The title was, and still is, in his name (I was not involved in ...
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Canada: work permit extension on old passport with an expired visa - Do I need a visa to come back from the US?

I had a work permit that was valid until October 2019. There was a visa tied to the work permit which also had the same expiry date. I have applied for the work permit extension and it is due to ...
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Work authorization related question

I got my MS in mathematics 6 months earlier and now enrolled in a PhD program. But thinking to quit/take a break for at least a year. So, do you think I can apply for a full time job in USA being an ...
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How to calculate F4 age limit

My uncle filed for the F4 visa in 2004. The priority date is October 4th, 2004. At the time of the filing and priority date I was 9 years old (born on the 23rd of September 1994). I don't know the ...
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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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British mother visiting US for about a year

My British mother wants to stay with my sister in Florida for about a year. How can she do this? She doesn't want to become a resident and has a home in the UK. She has been over to the US with an ...
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L2 visa, work remotely for UK company while waiting for EAD

I’m moving to America from the UK with my wife who has an L1 visa. I have an L2 as her spouse and will be applying for an EAD (work permit) to work in the USA. While we wait for the EAD to come ...
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Can you Work Remote under F1 STEM OPT?

I am an International student from India currently in my F1 STEM OPT Visa (valid till 2021). My company is in the process of applying to H1B Visa (failed to pick the lottery in the first attempt). My ...
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US medical insurance between finishing employment and leaving the country

I will be finishing my job in the USA at the end of the month. As I understand it, my employer-provided medical insurance lasts until the end of the month in which I finish work, which in this case ...
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How do I know if my H1B is transferable?

I work as a faculty in a university in USA. My H1B was filed by my university, and was approved in last October 2015. As I recently interviewed a company, the new employer wanted to know if my H1B ...
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What to do when I-20 information is update

I applied for F1 visa and got the visa. Few weeks later I got married and the University is sending an I-20 for me again under the same SEVIS number adding a dependent and another for my spouse. What ...
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I'm American marrying an Italian who works in Denmark. We plan to live in Denmark. Do I apply for a “Residence Permit” or “Family Reunification”?

We plan to get married in Denmark and this seems fairly easy, but then we're a bit confused. After obtaining our marriage license what is the next step? Do I need to apply for a "Residence Permit" or ...
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DS-5501 paragraph meaning

I would like to know the meaning of this paragraph in the DS-5501 US visa instructions: "All selectees, including family members, must be issued by September 30, 2019. Under no circumstances can ...
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DS-5501 minimum eligible age

My question is relating to the DS-5501 US visa. What is the minimum eligible age to apply for the DS-5501?
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F4 inquiry about children

I applied for an F4 immigration for my family and I in 2006. I recently got an email from the NVC stating that it was time to pay the fees and start collecting my documents which i was pleased to ...
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Main Applicant’s children are aged out or not?

My aunt applied for the F4 US (Family Preference Immigrant Visa) 13 years ago for my mother and her family. Now that we have received our approved petition letter after 13 years, we’re not sure if ...
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Can I change my employer while current company H1B amendment is in progress?

I am in the process of FTE conversion. And my current employer had filed H1B Relocation amendment on June 2018 which is in RFE status. My new employer (immigration team) is saying they are not able ...
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F4 visa was granted but my nephews aged out. What can we do?

I applied for the US F4 visa (Family Preference Immigrant Visa) 13 years ago for my sister and her family. Her case was approved in 2009. After that, we didn't hear anything for years until, finally, ...
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How to match EU income to US salary?

I'm a software engineer in Europe, and my firm is about to offer me a position in the US to bring up a team (In San Francisco or New York, it's still not decided yet)… Looking at the job market in ...
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

I have encountered the police officer, who charged me with 1M00JJH with Article TA-16-101(a1). Which states that I was driving without required license and authorization. I came to the United States ...
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US Immigration - Visa Retrogression

I recently attended an interview with USCIS for my 'green card' in the EB-3 category. Although my interview was 'successful', the USCIS officer advised me that he was not able to put my case ...
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non-US citizens on foreign driver licenses

It is sometimes stated that non-US citizens can drive up to one-year on their foreign country license (as long as that country is part of the Geneva Compact), the one-year date being computed from the ...
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Do I need to notify UKVI I've renewed my US passport?

I've just moved to the UK on a Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. It's good for the next 5 years, but my US passport expires in a few months. Once I've renewed my US passport, do I need to notify UKVI, ...
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How long does green card take for marriage when applying from Canada?

I am German citizen who lived in California for many years under F1 visa and I am on OPT right now. In October I will be getting married to a US citizen in California. I am in the process moving to ...
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After quitting a job on an H-1B, how long do I have to leave the country?

I currently work in the USA on H-1B status. I will shortly be resigning, which means I will need to leave the country. How long will I have to leave? I have seen various confused answers on the web, ...
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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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Can a Green Card holder re-enter the country with an expired passport?

My passport expired and I have to leave the country in a month to attend a wedding abroad. I am a Green Card Holder, can I leave and re-enter the country just presenting the Green Card or is the ...
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How can i go to USA with F4 category application?

My family applied for US visa through my maternal uncle who lived in New York. We filed in 2006 for the F4 category when I was only 16 years old but I have now turn 29. I am not married. Now the NVC ...
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Extending stay under Family Visa UK

My fiancee and I would like to settle in the UK. I am a British citizen and she is an American citizen. She was refused entry November 2018 due to the IO not believing she was a genuine visitor. She ...
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Travel with existing visa while renewal under administrative processsing

Indian citizen. Current F1 Visa is valid until July 2020. Need 2 more years of Visa before expected graduation. Have a consulate interview io 15 Dec 2019. If I receive administrative processing, it ...
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Medicare Plan B penalty for late enrolment

I have dual citizenship for the UK and US and have full insurance coverage with the NHS in the UK and also have Medicare plan A. I have pensions in both countries. I will be moving back to the US ...
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If I've been offered a job in Seattle, USA what is the best way to approach bringing my girlfriend with me?

I'm a UK national and I've been offered a postdoc position in Seattle. I know I will have no problem getting a visa, but I also want my girlfriend (also a UK national and a marine biologist) to come ...
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Investing in the US stock Market while on F-1 OPT

I have started work (on OPT) recently. I was wondering if I am legally allowed to invest in the US stock market, because I have heard that most of my income must be from my primary field of education (...
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Can a minor live abroad without parental consent?

I have two very abusive divorced parents. I am going to turn 17 and I am a citizen of the of the USA and Mexico. I have plans to move to Mexico City and I am not going to tell my parents, so basically ...
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Keeping my car from Canada in the US with J Visa - confused regarding “resident” and “non-immigrant”

I have been in the US for a couple weeks now, my wife and I drove down to Illinois from Canada and brought our car with us. We have insurance on our vehicle now from a US company, but now we are ...
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Is it allowed to work ONLINE on F-1 visa?

As I've understood, its not allowed to work off campus on F-1 visa. However what about online freelance work, for example something on fiverr or some other freelance website? Is that against the law ...
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Remote Work in Norway

Currently I work remotely in the US as a salaried employee for a US company. My wife is considering a job in Norway which will last at least 3 years. Other than the obvious timezone change, what legal,...
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How to stop paying social security in multiple countries (that have a totalization agreement, US and Japan)

I'm working for a small US company remotely from Japan. The company doesn't have a branch in Japan or anything, so American social security tax is still being deducted from my paycheck (payroll is all ...
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Crossing from Russia to Alaska, no US visa

I am living in Afghanistan and I would like to immigrant to Alaska, here it is possible to get the Russia visa but I would like to know: is there any way to leave Russia and get to Alaska? I don't ...
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Immigrant Visa for aged out children under F4

I have received letter(June 17,2019) for immigrant visa under F4 applied by my sister. At the time of application (priority date was October 2,2006 and approval date is July 22, 2009), my son was 13....
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Can I change date of birth and name on US visa after entering US

I am an international student currently studying in the USA. My actual date of birth is 15th May, 1996. But for some personal reasons, I have been using my DOB as 15th May, 1993 and all of my identity ...
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Wrong Name in Social Secrity Card

I am new immigrant and I received my car with an error in the name. what to do ?
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Can a US permanent resident study abroad without abandoning that status?

A lawful permanent resident of the United States who lives outside the US for an extended period of time may be found to have abandoned their status, even if they visit the US occasionally at least ...
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Can international students get paid from other countries while in US on F-1 visa?

I knew students with F-1 Visa cannot get any paid outside their school, I just feel curious is that legal if they get paid from their mother country while in the U.S. Now I knew that is also ...
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Please advise on applying US B2 visa from dubai to accompany my huband travelling to US for business meetings (working in Italy)?

I am an indian national working in Dubai staying with my parents in Dubai. I am recently married and my husband works in europe (indian national). he travels frequently to US for business meetings. i ...
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work in US by Canadian corporation

I'm Canadian and have been working in USA for 3 years using TN visa. Then I returned back to Canada, opened Canadian corporation for Canadian contract. Now my contract finished and I get lot of ...
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What's the meaning of C21 Visa Class?

I recieved my legal partner's NVC case number and Invoice ID recently. When I signed in to CEAC website, I mentioned that the visa class is C21. I googled the C21 visa class and I found brief ...
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Taxes for New Immigrant [closed]

I will enter Texas on immigrant visa, my wife is US citizen and she is unemployed for the last 2 years,how should I deal with the Taxes Authorities?