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A question about student entrance into the USA

I am an international student. I have gained admission to a university in the USA, and I have collected my I-20 and paid my SEVIS fee successfully. Suppose I have my visa (F-1) with me and I cannot go ...
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Austrian coming back to Austria from living in USA

I am an Austrian. I have lived in USA for 20 years with green card. I am planning to move back to Austria. How long does it take for me to qualify for public healthcare and any other resident/...
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Can you continue to work if J1 waiver is approved and H1B is pending?

I work as a postdoc on a J1 visa. I have been granted a J1 waiver based on NOS. My J1 visa expires in three months. I will be applying for H1B visa next week (normal processing time). My question is ...
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request early appointment for asylee - United States

Have a few questions: If say a person applies for asylum and the wait period for getting the first appointment with USCIS where they decide whether to push you to the court system takes too much time,...
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(US) Does the F1 visa include a detailed explanation of the CPT?

From a cursory look at the F1 visa conditions one would rightly have the impression that no work should be pursued whatsoever during one's academic stay.
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Visiting the USA before start of J1

My son has a J1 visa as he intends to work as a camp councillor in the US. Before starting work he wants to visit Hawaii then go to Canada for a few weeks. The J1 says multiple entry. Will he be able ...
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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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I entered USA with Green Card on August 2, 2021

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 (3 months) in May and return in August in a Calender 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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US J1 visa -- Received email to submit passport but status is still refused

I applied for US J1 visa some time ago. After the interview I was given a 221g form to submit some documents which I did. Now, I have received an email from the US embassy that my case has been ...
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Can't get the photos of my ex-wife and children while applying for DV lottery

I'm applying for the DV Lottery and can't get the photos of my ex-wife and children. Is there a way around this?
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Do I need my passport to go back to USA? I'm a citizen

I'm a citizen, born in TX, but my mom took me to Mexico and got me a birth certificate to live there. I was able to go back and foward right about high school, I came back to live in Mexico as a ...
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Chronic / Acute medical care on Visitor Visa (B2) in USA

my parent (66) needs urgent, medium term (several months) of care for prostate cancer. He lives abroad, but I would like to bring him to the states, California specifically. I have many questions on ...
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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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I overstayed my US visa for over 5 years, it's been more than 10 years since I stayed, could I apply for green card or do I have to pay a forgiveness?

My daughter submitted the I-130 for me and my wife. We do not live in the USA, but when the green card application comes in, do we have to pay for a forgiveness for overstaying? It's been more than 10 ...
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Is this case qualified for religious asylum in US?

I was wondering if the following description qualifies for religious asylum in US. I didn't know about Christianity in China before moving to US, and the school education portraits it as something ...
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How are various reasons of asylum seeking in US compared, in terms of their likelihoods of success?

How are various reasons of asylum seeking (politics, religion, LGBTQ, ...) compared, in terms of their successful likelihoods for immigration to US? From China in particular, or if that is not ...
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Americans..please explain the job search process

I am a non-American living outside of the US. Several days ago I applied to a position in the US (I am really getting tired with my current job) On the day I submitted my application, I had an ...
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Travel for children (lawful permanent residents) after parent has become naturalized U.S. citizen (N-400)

Can children continue traveling on their foreign passport and permanent resident card, even after their parent has become a naturalized U.S. citizen (N-400)? It seems that children will also become U....
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Apply for naturalization (N-400) without affecting children

Is it possible for a parent to apply for naturalization in the U.S. (using form N-400), without making their children under 18 years old also citizens? For example, the parent might not want the ...
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Can credit card debts influence future USA H1B visa approval?

I had to leave the USA 6 months ago because I lost my job. I was on a J1 visa at that time. I have around 7-8 K$ in credit card debts with three different companies. I have been unable to pay them ...
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Please help me in counting the number of days I was outside de United States, to write the right answer on the N-400

Since I got my green card, I've traveled 3 times as follow: First trip Country: Chile Departure day from the US: 01/16/2019 (evening) Arriving back to the US: 04/15/2019 (morning) Second trip Country: ...
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US Social Security Card says "Valid for Work Only With INS Authorization"

I came to US in 2002 as an international student. I was issues a SSN card which said "Valid for Work Only With INS Authorization". Around 2009 or 2010 I became US citizen and received by US ...
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"Digital Nomad" in the United States?

Is it possible to stay in the United States as a digital nomad? Essentially, I'm a non-citizen and I don't have a green card. My work is fully remote, and I'm getting paid within my citizenship ...
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