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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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The visa officer at US embassy said my visa is approved but when I check the status, it is saying refused

I have applied for an F1 visa. After being interviewed by the visa officer, they said my visa is approved and gave me a blue leaflet. They didn't say anything about administrative processing. Here is ...
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Should I have multiple employers file H-1B petitions for me?

I have great offers from 2 distinct companies, A and B, in the United States. I recently became aware that it is perfectly legal for different, unrelated employers to each file an H-1B petition for me....
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Applying for UK visa while US visa in queue for 221(g) Administrative Processing - Too risky?

I interviewed for a B1/B2 US visa back in June, and was issued a 221(g) form in seconds. Judging from the experiences of hundreds of others in the same situation, I will have to wait for them to ...
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USCIS & US-DHS: E-Verify Company ID Number vs. E- Verify Client Company ID Number

This is related to United States immigration. I am filling a USCIS from. One of the questions in the form is as follows: E-Verify Company Identification Number, or a valid E-Verify Client Company ...
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Where can I report US immigration fraud?

A colleague of mine has confessed to me that he applied for asylum in the US with a fake story about persecution in his home country. His application is in the last stages of processing and I'm afraid ...
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Can I apply for US student J-1 visa while staying in UK as a tourist, being a Russian national?

My friend from Russia is planning to visit me in United Kingdom as a tourist. But she also needs to apply for United States students visa J-1 to start her scientific collaboration in 2018 as a part ...
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Is a change from "J-1 Short-Term Scholar" to "J-1 Research Scholar" a "Change of Status"?

My question is as above: Is a change from "J-1 Short-Term Scholar" to "J-1 Research Scholar", both with the primary purpose of "Conducting Research", a "Change of Status"? Form I-539 makes me think "...
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How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa?

How far in advance (before the start date) can I apply for a US J1/J2 visa? Can I apply for a US J1/J2 around 6 months ahead of the start date?
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J1 visa application: question about arrests and convictions on DS-160

I am a researcher based in the UK who is affiliated with a university in the UK. I have been invited to spend three months at a reputable research institute in the US later this year and have been ...
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How long can I expect to wait for the approval of a K-1 (fiancée) visa?

My fiancée is an American citizen and I'm from Spain. We got engaged in Spain, but we wanted to marry in the US (and we would like to stay there after). I saw the K-1 visa and it is exactly our ...
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US Citizen Overstayed German Tourist Visa while applying for Family Reunification Visa

My husband and I are both American citizens and moved to Germany approximately 5 months ago. I have a work visa from my job, but my husband does not (he's received a work-study offer, pending his ...
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Which USA visa do I need as a solo artist to work in the USA (dance performer)

I have a dream about coming to the USA after my studies at the end of 2021 and work as a dancer for a few weeks/months. A short info: I am a freelance dancer from Germany. By dancing I mean ...
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Spouse of US citizen: can I visit my husband in the US and then stay and adjust status?

I have been married to my husband for 4 years. I live in the UK and he is living in the US with our 2 year old daughter. Can I visit the US on a ESTA and then stay and do a adjustment of status? I ...
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Legality of working online for a Canadian company as a Canadian citizen living in the US

I am a Canadian citizen living in the United States. I do not have a visa to work here, I am here on an H4 visa, which is the spouse visa for my husband's H4 work visa. I would like to be able to ...
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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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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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Signs of weak ties to your country of citizenship?

If you've been away from your home country for over 15 years, is that seen as weak ties to your home country when applying for an American student visa? I am a Taiwanese citizen and I'm now living in ...
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Can a F1 visa(expired) applicant apply for Canada visa from USA?

My F-1 student visa is already expired this year(June, 2018) and I am currently working on my OPT's STEM Extension work authorization, which expires by May 2019. My current employer has sponsored my H-...
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I’m in the US on a visitor visa. Can I now apply for a volunteer visa within the country?

I am a Canadian citizen who planned to stay four months traveling and surfing in the US. I am taking a one-year leave (sabbatical) from my full-time teaching position in Canada. I have met some ...
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Need help calculating grace period

I think I have accrued 1 day overstay on an F1 visa in the USA, beyond the 60-day grace period. Different online tools give different results. My 60-day grace period began on October 24th, 2017 (date ...
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New passport + H1b approval + old passport with h1b visa stamp from previous employment

My case is like this: I have an H1B visa stamp from employer A in my OLD expired passport. The visa is valid until September 2019. I switched to employer B and applied for H1B again, using my NEW ...
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Why do some US banks not allow US citizens living in Ireland to open/maintain accounts?

Charles Schwab is closing my account because I inquired about changing my address to my Irish residence. I am not sure if the other bank accounts I have in the US have similar policies, but am afraid ...
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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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J1 Visa - Do I need to file a US tax return?

From April 29th to October 20th 2017 I was present in the USA under a J1 visa as a researcher. During this time I received a monthly salary in the form of a grant. Based on Article 22(2) from the Tax ...
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How can I emigrate to the US without a college degree?

I'm 19, I have Italian citizenship and working in Germany as a web developer. My dream has been to move to the US since I was 12. I won't say much about why it's like that because it would be a long ...
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My father (US citizen) won't take reponsibility for me

My father is a US citizen, my mother is a Rwandese refugee. My father abandoned us. Where can I get help to oblige my father to take responsibility for me? I'm 12 years old and can't get school fees.
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Can Freelance Writers be authorized to work in the US?

I'm a freelance writer and was looking at applying to more companies. Some of them specify an authorisation to work in the US. I'm a legal resident of India. So what does this mean for me? I don't ...
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Best way to move $100k+ from France to US?

I'm planning a real estate purchase in the US and will need to move $100k+ from multiple accounts I own in France to the US. Can someone advise on the best way to do this to minimize fees and delays? ...
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Use previous yet still valid H-1B visa to enter the U.S. while my current H-1B visa application is in administrative processing

My previous H1B visa stamp is still valid but I applied for renewal in China recently. Unfortunately my application needs administrative processing, which may take a few weeks. So I borrowed my ...
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Switching the Employer after I-140 approved

I am working in USA with H1B. My employer initiated my green card process and my I-140 is in progress. I am working at client location and my employer is vendor to current client. My Client shown ...
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buying car in USA with Canadian driver licence

If I live in USA now, but have a Canadian driver licence, can I buy and register car here or I need to register and get car insurance in Canada? I works in US by TN visa. I applied for SSN, but didn'...
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Am I entitled to benefit from the Egypt-US tax treaty?

I applied to the tax treaty between the US and Egypt under article 22 for the years 2012 and 2013. This is because I find the following conditions apply: I was a resident in Egypt before I came to ...
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Which addresses to use when filling out form I-130

I'm preparing the form I-130 to start the process of gaining US residency for my foreign-born wife. Lines B2 and C2 ask for my address and hers, respectively. Later, on lines C18 and C19 I'm also ...
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Emigrate to a foreign country with a remote US-based job

Background: I have received job offer from a US-based company and the entire work force is remote. I'm indian by nationality. The company doesn't mind where I work out of, as long as I'm available in ...
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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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Visa for USA for short-term visiting PhD student

I am a PhD student in Spain and I plan to spend 6 months in the US to work on a research project (non-degree seeking student, not paid by the hosting institution, research stay not required by my ...
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German in the US importing his reliable car to Europe

I'm German living in Massachusetts, USA. I plan to stay here for 4 more years for work. I just bought a reliable new car Toyota Corolla LE 2023. I am a defensive driver who would do maybe 15k miles a ...
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Can the expiration date on a (US) visa stamp be corrected?

Recently I applied for a J-1 visa which was accepted. I'm going to the US to received training and then come back to my home country. The training is one year long. It's an internship. I'm going with ...
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I-765: most recent passport, vs passport used on last arrival?

When filling out the I-765, it says under, Information About Your Last Arrival in the United States There is a prompt for, 21.b. Passport Number of Your Most Recently Issued Passport Obviously ...
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What's the cheapest way (to hire another person) to move furniture from Buffalo (NY) to Toronto (Canada)?

I must relocate just my expensive $3K USD office chair, which my employer bought for me. I kept — and can REuse — the manufacturer's original packaging. Rule out driving, crossing the border, and ...
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Will I be able to get a US working visa, as someone who already works for a US company?

I've been working for a US based company for about 3 years now as a VP of Engineering, I'm a British citizen currently living in the UK, because of this I am engaged with the company as an independent ...
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Health insurance when relocating

My family is going to relocate to the US in December (on an H1-B visa). While my next employer does provide health insurance, I will be in an employment gap of about 2-3 weeks after we enter the US, ...
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Working remotely for a US employer while in UK with student dependent visa

I am an Indian staying in the UK with a student-dependent visa with a full work permit. A US company wants to hire me to work remotely in the UK as a Software Engineer. They don’t have operations in ...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160

My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-1 dependent). I have following two questions regarding the form DS-160 (form ...
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Does a child in common law relationship in Canada qualify for an F4 visa?

My sister filed petition in 2005 for me, my wife and kids. My daughter moved to Canada in 2015 for studies and she is on work permit right now. She is also living with her boyfriend from last two ...
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Diversity VIsa Interview-Police Certificate

My interview is next week and my husband is the principal applicant. I am currently not living in my country of citizenship. When KCC asked for the documents, I sent PCC just for my current country of ...
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German Tax Implications for a US Citizen/German Spouse who Maintain a Part-time Residence in Germany

I am a US citizen with a German citizen spouse. We have resided in the U.S. for the past 25 years with my wife having a US Green Card. I'm considering purchasing a second home in Germany and residing ...
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Taxation for US Citizen remote work for Swiss startup

I am a US citizen based in the US. I have an opportunity to work with a Swiss startup. I am wondering what my tax obligation is for 1) salary and 2) any equity in the company that fully vests. Do I ...
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Recapturing unused OPT time for use after another program

I did my Masters in Journalism and got OPT approved for one year. But did not work and left the country. Surrendered the opt after 8 weeks. I plan to do a STEM Masters. Will the 9.5 months of unused ...
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