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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United States of America

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UK IT professional looking to relocate to CT USA - any tips?

I am a UK citizen, and am an IT professional with approx 20 years experience in IT, I'm now a Systems Architect specialising in BI and Data. I would like to relocate to the CT/New England area in ...
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Changing surname in France and America

I am a French citizen and a permanent resident of America, and my American fiance and I are getting married. I would like to change my name legally in France as well as America. What is the process so ...
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Quitting job temporarily after 3-year H1B extension (after 6 years) obtained using approved I-140

My 6 years on H1-B are over. However, I have obtained 3-year extension of my H1-B since I have I-140 approved. If I quit this job temporarily, will I be able to rejoin after a few months without going ...
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H1B (or similar) while marriage based greencard pending from outside the US?

I lived in the US for the past 8 years on F1 visa. A few month ago I gave up my F1 status and moved to Canada. Afterwards I got married to my wife (US citizen) and applied for the marriage based ...
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Why did the USCIS decide to add an expiration date to the green cards?

I read on https://www.immigrationdirect.com/immigration-articles/green-card-with-no-expiration-date/: Green Cards issued between 1964 and 1989, which do not have an expiration date, are still ...
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Re-enter USA F-1 students

I am currently a graduate student studying in the United States and traveled outside the country for the winter break. I will doing an internship in the spring 2020 semester and have been issued a new ...
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if you are fired on an E3 visa does the employer pay for cost of transport home?

If fired on an E3 visa is the employer liable for paying the reasonable cost of transport home? I know this is the case for H1B visas. Is this also true for E3 visas? Is there any legislation someone ...
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UK spousal extension visa with a US visa overstay

My husband (Brazilian) had his UK spousal visa approved in 2017 and we've been living here since. We're now applying for his extension and there are new questions on the form asking if he's lived in ...
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Kitchen setup for US appliances in Europe/India

I am relocating to India from US and taking all the appliances along. I understand that a lot of appliances can go toast due to voltage support as India/Europe has 230v range and US appliances work at ...
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For the purposes of form 3299: DECLARATION OF FREE ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES, am I Emigrating to the US (on an L1 Visa?)

I'm moving the US on an L1 visa and currently trying to complete the paperwork to ship my personal effects over. I'm struggling to understand the correct answers for the following section of Form ...
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Subsequent F1 visa after academic dismissal?

I have been academically dismissed on F1 visa. I have two options: A) Transfer to another school B) Go to India and reapply agin for same/new university I am thinking of option B. I will need a new ...
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Will my case will effect (right now at NVC), if my parents stay outside of US more than 6 months

My case is F2B(Unmarried children more than 21 years old) and applied around 5 years back, and 2 weeks back my case is move to NVC (as I got letter from NVC and assigned me invoice number and case ...
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USA immigration by a European citizen

I'm exploring the possibility to move to the USA (possibly permanently). I've already made some research regarding the different options (green card, visa types etc) but it seems that none of them ...
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Can a US permanent resident apply for a re-entry permit just because they want one?

Background: A re-entry permit is a document that can be issued to a lawful permanent resident of the United States that is valid for up to 2 years and can be used in lieu of a green card when ...
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N-400 US naturalization while living abroad

How should I prepare the US naturalization interview given that I have been living the last 5 months abroad? What papers should I bring in addition to the basic documents requested by the USCIS letter?...
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Canadian citizen employed in the US remotely?

I am a Canadian citizen and a Canadian resident. I am currently freelancing and my largest customer, a US public company, is interested in employing me instead of a contract relationship. Is there a ...
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US F-1 visa lengthy administrative processing

happy new year everyone. I had my visa interview for US F-1 student visa in October 2018, and my visa case entered administrative processing for more than a year since then. The university to ...
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Can I change my name, as my case is at NVC

Recently NVC emailed me as they received my approved case. The name they used included my caste, which I didn't expect. I always use my name as 2 words excluding my caste. My elder brother mistakenly ...
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US Naturalization continuous residency requirement for an absence that is exactly 181 days and not more than 181 days?

I am a UK Citizen, though I have held a Green Card and been a permanent resident of the US since 2013, current Green Card expires 2023. I am currently looking at applying for citizenship through form ...
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Getting a Green Card by living out of interests only

Can a person live in the US and get a GC in the process if they had large amount of money, took part of it, deposited it in any US bank and lived out of interests? Or do they have to earn an active (...
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Can I change my address to other country from US, my case is at NVC

I'm F2B category applicant and my case is just landed at NVC and I want to change postal address, as my parents changed address two times after they applied and now they're quite old, so my questions ...
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Change Green Card Category

A family (Dad, Mom, Child) came to the US as asylees, and they were able to obtain greencards under categories AS6(Approved primary asylee), AS7(Spouse of asylee), and AS8(Child of asylee) after ...
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How to renew passport when I can’t reveal my dual nationality

I have a question regarding how to renew a passport in a third part country when I don’t have the right status: I have a L1 from Country A and entered the USA on it while I’m in the USA, I want to ...
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Getting a new passport from “Country-B” while on L1 in USA on “Country-A” passport?

I am in a situation where I will be working in US on L1 on "A" passport, and few months down the line will be getting the "B" passport. So in this case if I surrender my "A" passport I will lose my L1 ...
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After Notice of Immigrant Visa Case Creation, whats next

I fall in category F2B, I applied on March 2015 and case approved on May 2015 and on 13th December 2019, I received email of Notice of Immigrant Visa Case Creation in which they provided NVC Case ...
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On lease after visa expiration

I'm currently on a lease in the United States along with my fiance. Both our names are on the lease. I will leave the United States (because of visa expiration) before my lease term is up. My fiance ...
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What's the best and fastest way to bring my Syrian fiance who lives and works in Poland to the United States? ( I'm a US citizen)

I'm a US citizen (age 29), and I met my Syrian fiance (age 31) years ago when we were at school in Syria. After the war, we had to split up. He now lives and works in Poland for a large technology ...
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Entering US during greencard process

I live currently in Canada and my spouse in the US (but she stays with me for extended periods of time). She will apply for my greencard. As I understand, this works in two steps: My spouse files ...
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Am I Eligible for F4 Visa Under Child Protection Act?

My uncle lives in USA and he filed a f4 visa petition for his siblings and the periorty date was 26 Feb 2007. My mother received a letter on Sep 2019 from NVC which contains text like this "The ...
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Is the ESTA still valid after receiving F1 visa?

I have visited the US for a couple of days in 2018 under the Visa Waiver Program, after obtaining an ESTA. Afterwards, I became a student and got a F1 visa. Now, I've left the US after withdrawing ...
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H1B Visa last chance

I am applying for H1B for the next fiscal year 2020-2021. That will be my last chance. Can I do two petitions with two different employers on same client letter?
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Filing tax returns over bank account-related interests

I do know that in the US, bank-account interests are taxable as passive incomes, but what I don't understand is the point of filing tax returns on bank account interests, since the government (or the ...
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When can a person owning a house in NYC be taxable abroad?

What's the period of time that has to be passed every year in NYC in order not to be held as taxable abroad if a house is owned there and likewise a bank account increasing with interests?
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How common it is for the IT companies in US to hire candidates from abroad?

As the person would need to wait for a long time (several months to years) to get an H1B visa before s/he can start working in US. Usually not many companies would be interested to wait for long time, ...
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Does the J1 visa really require 51% of the funding to come from the hosting institution or an external source?

Does the J1 visa really require 51% of the funding to come from the hosting institution or an external source? Some sources: 1, 2, 3 mention that criteria while some others like this and this don't.
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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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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

This question is about eligibility for German/US dual citizenship when a minor acquires US citizenship at the time that his parents naturalize. Suppose a child is born outside of the United States to ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US?

I'm hoping this is the right place to ask this question (otherwise please let me know so I move it to the right place). I'm Iranian and currently doing a PhD degree in Canada. I might need to do an ...
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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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Why does my new California drivers license say “LIMITED-TERM”?

I am student on F1 visa since 2012. I got my California drivers license 2013, valid for 5 years. After 5 years I applied for the Real ID card. Although my visa was valid for another 5 years (until ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...