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Short stay in France while remote working for a US company (French citizen)

Currently living in the US, I would like to travel to France for a maximum of 6 months and continue working remotely (French citizen with US L1 VISA). How should I declare taxes? Should I declare ...
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Petition for Adjustment of Status while extension of stay is still pending?

An elderly couple came to the US to visit their daughter on a visitor's visa toward the end of last year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, they applied to extend their stay by six months. ...
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Do I have to take Green card and start residing in the US ASAP?

EDIT: This post previously had 2 questions but @DavidSupportsMonica gave an acceptable answer in the comments so I deleted the now solved question. I wanted to know whether: Suppose that someone's ...
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Do Americans need approval from the United States government in order to become Canadians?

A family member living in the states is considering a move to Canada. He has rights to apply for citizenship there in an expedited manner, since he is descended from a Canadian citizen. He has been to ...
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Can the USCIS approve that a stay between 6 and 12 months outside the US doesn't disrupt the residence continuity before staying over 6 months abroad?

Assume the individual is a US permanent resident. Staying outside the US between 6 and 12 months may disrupt the continuity of residence for naturalization. Is there any way to have the United States ...
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How to assemble the U.S. Green Card Application

I'm new to the law Stack Exchange. I'm writing with a question on filing and assembling a U.S. green card application for USCIS. My husband and I are filing an Adjustment of Status application (for ...
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CA Real ID Expiration Date

I recently applied for my DL and my California state ID card. I chose my California State ID card to be made Real. Also, my Cal State ID arrived before my DL. Both my Cal State ID and DL expire on 03/...
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Required duration of excursion from US so as to not forfeit Article 20 UK US tax treaty benefits

An answer would be great but pointers to information would also be greatly appreciated: I am a researcher from the UK, currently in the US on a J1 visa. Article 20 of the UK-US tax treaty gives me a 2 ...
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Different DOBs on passport and birth certificate: does that cause any problems?

I recently applied for the US DV Lottery (DV-2021). In the application process I wrote everything (including DOB) as written on my passport. But the problem is I have a different DOB written on my ...
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F1 Remote CPT Employment

So I had a summer co-op planned within the States. I filled out the paperwork etc. I went back to India on the government evacuation because I had surgery last year, and am at a very fragile part of ...
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Can a permanent resident file I-130 & I-485 for spouse concurrently if final action date is current and spouse lives in the US?

The Visa bulletin for July 2020 lists the final action date for the F2A category as current. Does that mean my permanent resident spouse and I can file the I-130 and I-485 forms concurrently? I have ...
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How am I supposed to count the days on the N400? Eg if I left the US at 3 PM PT and came back the next day at 4 PM PT, does that count as 1 or 2 days?

The N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror) asks for the "total days" outside the United States, for each stay outside the United States: How am I supposed to count the days ...
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Dependent Dutch visa but working for US-based company

I'm in the process of obtaining a dependent visa in the Netherlands via my husband who is a current Dutch resident, EU citizen, and working for a Dutch based employer. I am a US citizen (no EU ...
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How many days does the 30-month presence requirement for the US naturalization (N-400 form) represent?

I read on the U.S. Naturalization Requirements Information (mirror): An applicant for naturalization must [...] show that [they] have been physically present in the United States for 30 months. How ...
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If a naturalization applicant has stayed in the US only for slightly over 30 months for the past 5 years, is it likely to derail their application?

If a naturalization applicant has stayed in the US only for 30 months + epsilon (e.g., a few days) over the past 5 years, is it likely to derail their application (assume all stays abroad were below 6 ...
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Should a US dual-citizen with no ties in the US submit form 2555 with “bona fide” or “physical presence” test?

Form 2555 can be submitted with either "Bona Fide Residence Test" or "Physical Presence Test". Which option should be chosen by a dual-citizen who never had any ties in the US?
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When does one become a permanent resident from the N-400 standpoint?

Looking at the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, I read on https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator (mirror): You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 ...
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When shall one provide documentation to establish that one didn't disrupt the continuity of one's residence in the US during an extended absence?

In the case of a stay outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home, a green card holder may show that it doesn't disrupt the continuity of residence for ...
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Can non-American students enrolled in a US university but attending only online courses (COVID) do a summer 2021 internship in the US via CPT or OPT?

I'm reading on https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506072-ice-tells-students-on-visas-they-must-leave-us-if-schools-go-online (mirror) that the US government has the bright idea to refuse ...
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Can a F-1 visa holder teach an online course

I was wondering if a F1 student can teach an online course in the University they are attached to. Usually, all F1 students working as TAs are assigned only face to face courses to teach but there are ...
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Can non-American PhD students stay in the United States during the academic year 2020-2021 if all their classes are online?

I'm reading on https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506072-ice-tells-students-on-visas-they-must-leave-us-if-schools-go-online (mirror) that the US government has the bright idea to refuse ...
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Entering the US under a B2 visa [closed]

When reading the latest version of the proclamation, it seems to me that B2 visa holders are actually allowed to enter the US at this point [1] or am I missing something? Thanks. [1] https://www.nafsa....
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J1 visa (postdoc) while greencard pending from outside the US?

I am currently in Canada and applied for marriage based greencard. I-130 got approved but due to mistake from USCIS (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?) I ...
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I-130: Is Beneficiary’s Passport Information Required?

My wife (US citizen) is filing I-130 to petition a green card for her brother. However, her brother doesn’t have a passport. Question: Is a passport or travel document number required in the ...
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How do I know whether I am registered in the worldwide registry of French citizens established outside France?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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How far before the job start date I can apply for a TN visa

I'm planning to apply for a TN visa at the US border. I'm accompanying my wife, and she is going to study in the US. We are going there a month and a half prior to my job start date and 2 weeks before ...
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Parents US Tourist Visa Extension more than One Year

Thanks for reading my post. My parents are here in the United States to visit us. They are staying here for more than six months and they are about to leave United States but due to Pandemic they are ...
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Can you apply for UK Tier IV visa from outside your home country?

I'm trying to apply for a UK tier IV visa to start on a PhD course starting in October. While the UKVI office is taking applications, there are no visa application centers open (or any date given to ...
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What steps can a CSPA derivative take in order to stay protected under CSPA?

Priority Date: March 28, 2005 Approval Date: April 17, 2009 Current Visa Bulletin: January 22, 2005 DOB: April 20, 1997 Category: F4 Location: India Hi, I am a derivative applicant, whereas my father ...
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What is the US foreign tax identifying number (TIN) for Israelis?

I'm an Israeli citizen. I need to fill this form regarding some potential income from a US entity (It's the W-8BEN form, "Certificate of foreign status of beneficial owner etc."). On this ...
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Re-entry J-1 visa under current visa ban

US president Trump has issued a visa ban on a number of non-immigrant visa categories, put into effect as of June 24 2020. This question has to do with an individual holding a J-1 visa, currently ...
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Seeking asylum as a Pakistani citizen

So. The situation here is a little complicated but I would really appreciate it if someone gave me some advice on what to do. I know a lot of people read the words 'Pakistani citizen seeking asylum' ...
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What kind of visa do I need? (US)

I’m a mother with a dependent child in Canada. My daughter would love to go to a ballet school in Georgia and we have the means to go if I can find remote work there. I do plan to do work but my ...
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Staying outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home: will it disrupt the continuity of residence for naturalization?

I read on 8 C.F.R. 316.5(c)(1)(i), echoed by https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-d-chapter-3: (c) Disruption of continuity of residence - (1) Absence from the United States - (i) For ...
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is it possible to remarry the same person without a divorce for the sake of immigration

This might be a weird question, and everything I search on google just gives me a list of celebrities that have remarried. So I’m a U.K. citizen, married to a U.S citizen, living apart in our ...
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Regarding work visas and criminal records from non-native country

If someone were to have a clean record from a their native country and country of origin, but have a criminal record in an outside country, would that affect applying for work visas in countries like ...
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Different name in Indian passport and in US Permanent Residence application

My father filed a request for US permanent residence for me and now the issue it in visa file the name is reflecting as Rajeshkumar whereas my name is Rajesh Bhai Patel. So can I show a proof by ...
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What are the benefits of US citizenship for someone living elsewhere?

If I have 3 passports (one from the US where I was born, one from the country where my family is from, and one from the country I currently live in). One of these non-US passports is that of an EU ...
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U.S. F1 visa validity time (before visiting the U.S.)

I am an alien-student with a F1-visa stamped on my passport on 9th March 2020. The earliest admission date mentioned on my I-20 is 11th April 2020. But due to COVID-19, I never happen to depart to ...
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Has the post-completion OPT grace period of 60 days after STEM graduation been extended due to the covid-19-related economic slowdown?

https://www.uscis.gov/opt mentions the post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) grace period of 60 days after STEM graduation: Initial post-completion OPT: Must apply within 30 days of your ...
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Planning to apply for F1 after F2 denials

I am sharing my visa experience with you here. Could you help me what is the better visa to apply in my case. My husband is in USA with Day1 CPT. I applied for F2 thrice and got rejected with 214(b). ...
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Why does the oath of loyalty to the United States that new U.S. citizens must swear mention seem to include renouncing all foreign citizenships?

New U.S. citizens must swear the following oath of loyalty to the United States (quote from https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test/naturalization-oath-allegiance-united-states-...
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Can green card holders travel from country (restricted to travel due to COVID-19) to US via Canada using eTA?

This link https://ca.usembassy.gov/travel-restrictions-fact-sheet/ says: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and individuals with valid travel documents will be exempted. Does it mean one can ...
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What are the repercussions if one turns down a green card acceptance?

I read this comment from lalala: Also dont forget the other case if you get accepted. There could be repercussions (for future visa/visits) if you turn down a Green Card acceptance. What are the ...
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How to calculate 180 days for Green Cards holders for being abroad? Will departure and arrival days considered or not?

I am a Green Card holder, I have travelled outside the States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to arrive to the State on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. will I be within the 180 days or ...
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How long is the passport validity for UK Tier 4 Student Visas?

I am an American and will be traveling to the UK for university (not certain because of the pandemic) in the middle of August, and my passport is set to expire in the middle of December. This leaves ...
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Forced to invest savings and apply for a visa?

As far as I know, if a person manages to buy a house/asset and open a bank account as a nonresident and passes only a few months in the US, he's liable to pay income only on his generated bank ...
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Iranian/Danish dual citizen going from Denmark to USA to study

I was born in Iran and moved to Denmark. I have a Iranian Passport, Danish passport, and Danish citizenship. I study at a Danish university, and I want to go to USA to study. However, I'm worried that ...
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Child born outside USA to Green Card Parents

I am USA green card holder. I am married to an Indian citizen (and I am also an Indian citizen). My wife resides in India and I have started her green card process few years ago. We are nearly at the ...
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Are non-US citizens studying in the US with an F1 visa allowed to sign a statement of work with no payment but only gives them access to some account?

Are non-US citizens studying in the US with an F1 visa allowed to sign a statement of work with some US-based company with no fee/payment attached but only gives them access to the company's account ...

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