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What is the impact if I change my H1B VISA sponsor while my wife is at Home Country?

I am working in USA with H1B VISA and my wife also living with me with H4B VISA. Now I am planning to change my employer(H1B Sponsor) and also my wife is planning to visit my Home country(India). ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

I'm interested in resources that I can use to study for California driver's license theoretical exam on my own. However, since I've already have a European one, I'd like to find some resource that ...
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Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?

Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?
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Diversity Visa Program GreenCard, should it cost?

I applied for a GreenCard lottery using a commerical on LinkedIn, which I thought was reliable. However, when I started searching for it today I can't seem to find it. It seems as though this was not ...
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How many days of internship am I allowed to do with a F1 visa (foreign PhD student in the US)?

I (French citizen) am doing a PhD in computer science in the US: over the course of my PhD, how many days of internship am I allowed to do? I have a F1 visa. I plan to do several internships and would ...
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Do you need to pay US taxes if you are a US citizen by birth, who was never in the USA?

It is known, that the USA not only taxes their residents, but their citizens as well. But what happens if someone is a US citizen at birth, who never lived in the USA? Do they also need to pay taxes? ...
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How can a minor foreign-born child of a US citizen parent and non-US citizen parent get US citizenship if the US citizen parent refuses?

Zork, 12, was born in a foreign country to a US citizen parent and a non-US citizen parent. At the time of Zork's birth, the US citizen parent had (and currently has) all the requirements to pass US ...
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Using EU driver's license in California during first days of H1B?

Late September I'll be arriving to San Francisco on my H1B visa. I intend to get California driver's license, but I expect that might take some time. Is there a period after arrival during which I ...
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Can you drive in California with Indian License?

I am going to be in California for 9 months as an exchange student (J1 visa). I hold a valid Indian driving license. Can I drive using my indian license or do I need to get my International Driving ...
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Does a SEVIS ID on an I-20 contain an alphabet?

A SEVIS ID on an I-20 form issued by the U.S. government starts with a letter N. In the following digits, does it contain a non-numeric letter? Background: I am filling in DS-160 away from home to ...
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What's the maximum time to leave once student status expires

If a non-citizen of the US has been able to live in the country for some time under a student visa, and their educational program ends, how long do they have to leave the country (e.g. before forced ...
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H1 visa: Timing for visa interview when on leave of absence

I am an Indian citizen and I hold a PhD from a US university. I am currently working in France on a Scientific/D visa. I have accepted a position in the USA at a university as a "teaching assistant ...
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Rejoining University after 7 months - under F1 [closed]

I am from India. I went to US a University in Spring 2014 for MS program under F1 Visa. But due to serious health issues, I had to leave US even before the start of the program in US. Now, I have ...
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How do I apply for H1B Visa?

I wish to start my career in US, I heard I have to apply for H1B Visa. What steps are involved in getting the visa?
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How many expired passports do I need, when getting my child's first US passport?

Reading the checklist for what I need when getting my child's first US passport (we live in Israel) at the US consulate, one of the items reads: The U.S. citizen parent(s) must present his/her ...
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US forum/site with opinions on suburbs

Is there some US site where I could read peoples opinions about suburbs/towns? I've used Trulia neighborhood info to get some useful statistics, but it's very impersonal and only measures handful of ...
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Notarizing a signature for a document to be sent to the US (AZ) while in France

I need to get a certified copy of my Arizona driving record. This requires me to complete this form and send it to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (AZ MVD) along with a check. The form ...
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Answer for “Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?” in academic/postdoc position

The following sentence is asked in early stage of all academic positions and postdoc jobs advertised in US-based universities or institutes: Are you legally eligible to work in the United States? ...
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Ohio>Arizona>Germany>France driver's license conversion?

I originally took my driving test in Ohio at the age of 16 and received an Ohio license. While I was in college in Arizona, I converted that license to an Arizona one. Last year, I converted the ...
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Claiming US citizenship from UK. Anyone done this?

I would like to know if anyone has been in the same situation as me and has a little guidance. Basically I'm a British citizen, living in the UK. My father is a US citizen. He lived half of his life ...
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Indian license and learning permit in California

I have a car and have given the written test in California. So ideally I know that I can drive with one person with a permanent license with me. I wanted to ask whether my friend from India who has ...
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What is the process to change your US name while on a green card?

Having arrived in the US (California state), and received a green card, I now face an obnoxious problem: my first name is neither pronounciable, nor memorable for Americans. This poses a serious ...
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As a Canadian, what are the legal requirements for working in the US?

I am considering a semi-permanent job in NYC (1-2 years), which would require moving from Toronto, Canada. I am a Canadian citizen, have no criminal record, and as far as I know am eligible to work ...
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How can international student stay permanently in USA upon graduation?

What can a graduate student do in order to have a chance to stay permanently in USA upon finishing studies ?
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What can a graduate student do in order to have a chance to stay permanently in USA upon finishing studies? [duplicate]

What can a graduate student do in order to have a chance to stay permanently in USA upon finishing studies ?
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Unmarried Canadian Partners - I am sponsored, will my partner be able to obtain a visa join me in the USA?

Me and my partner are both Canadian citizens and have been living together for about 2 years, we're not technically common law yet (although I don't think that has any bearing) and not quite ready to ...
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Working remotely until I get visa

My question is pretty basic and tough at the same time. A US company just offered me a job and will apply for my H1B also. But thing is that they want me to work for them as a full time employee in my ...
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Can my local consulting agency obtain an L1-visa

I have been employed as a software engineer, for several years now, at local consulting agency in the Netherlands. I am currently performing software development activities for a large multinational ...
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A EU remote worker operating via a LLC in the USA

I'm currently based in Germany (but originally from another EU country) and will be working remotely as a software developer for a US company on and off for a few months in a year. They suggested that ...
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US visa appointment wait time inconsistency

I am trying to make an appointment for an American F1 visa interview in Vancouver, Canada. I am a Third Country National resident in the US with Australian citizenship. The wait time on this website ...
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Travelling to US before H1B visa application starts

I am going to be going through the H1B Visa application process, for the next valid date (April 2015). I have heard that it is not advisable to travel to the US for holidays before the visa is ...
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Improving my credit score in the US: do I need to use the credit card? [closed]

I live in the US and have a credit card as well as a debit card. In order to improve my credit score, should I use my credit card or my debit card? (assume that both cards are never in the red)
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Getting Paid in USD while living in UK

I am moving to the UK for a job in the next few months. This job is for the US government and they will be paying me in USD. The vast majority of my expenses will be in GBP. Is there an easy way for ...
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Not geting response for 2015 H1B cap results

I am living in US, My current status is F1 and I am working with CPT. My employer applied for H1B for me so that I can stay more than the limit of the CPT. I heard the lottery was done on April 28. ...
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Get a green card without living in the US?

I am aware of the diversity visa program, and though I am eligible to participate, it is, after all, a lottery... not a sure thing. I am looking for other options that are less of a gamble. I work ...
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Is it possible to get US J1 visa (trainee program) as software developer? (I don't have a degree)

I don't have a degree, but I have 4 years (2010-2014) of experience in software development and 4 years (2006-2010) as lead technical support engineer. I see the following requirements for J1 trainee ...
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Can a French national keep their life insurance when moving to the US?

Can a French national becoming a US resident legally keep their life insurance? Is there any legal restrictions, other than having to inform the bank and the IRS (because of FATCA)?
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When does the 15-day period start for H-1B visa petitions?

In their website, USCIS says the following, regarding H-1B visa: USCIS provides premium processing service for certain employment-based petitions and guarantees a 15-calendar-day processing time. ...
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What is the purpose of a W9 form and how do you get one as a non-resident/non-citizen of the US?

I am negotiating doing some work for a US-based organisation as a contractor. I am now being asked to provide a W9 form. Google provides a link, but it seems to apply to residents/citizens. Is this ...
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Accessing prescription medications as an American visa holder

I will shortly be entering the United States on a K-1 visa. I understand that my travel insurance will cover me for health until my adjustment of status at which time I will need to apply for ...
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Health insurance for a long-stay American visa holder

As a K-1 visa holder I will be unemployable when I enter the United States, so I will need to purchase health insurance. I've found this topic surprisingly difficult to research, but from what I ...
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Things to be taken care by first time USA Visitor [closed]

I dont know whether this is a right platform to ask this questions but I would like to know what things one needs to keep in mind if someone is visiting USA for the very first time for long time say a ...
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Working for foreign employer between arrival on K-1 (fiance) visa and granting of employment authorisation (I-765)

I will shortly be relocating to the United States on a K-1 (fiance) visa and will most likely continue working with my current (Australian) employer. My salary will continue to be deposited into my ...
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What additional paperwork do I need to complete after I become a US citizen?

After I become a US citizen and I obtain my Certificate of Naturalization, are there any other processes that I need to complete? I have heard that I might need to go to the Social Security office, ...
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Health insurance options on a US E-2 visa?

I am applying for an E-2 visa to develop my business in the US. I am currently the founder, CEO and only employee of my company, and wondering what are my options to be covered by health insurance.
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Is there any advantage to getting EU driver's license recognized in US?

Allegedly having European driver's license recognized in US is a lengthy and complicated process. On the other hand getting new license at DMV is trivial. Is there any practical advantage of the ...
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Is Green card priority date based on place of birth or citizenship?

As an Indian citizen, just wondering if its faster that I move to Denmark, stay for 9 years and get Danish citizenship. From there move to US on H1B and convert to green card. This would be faster ...
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Can you apply for a student visa to UK after receiving an order of removal in the US?

My nephew overstayed in the United States and received an order of removal four years ago. He never committed any crime and always maintained a good record throughout his entire stay in the US. He ...
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What travel insurance meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the Italian elective residence visa?

Our family is preparing to move from the US to Europe, and we're looking to find suitable health insurance to cover my wife and me and our infant son. We likely will spend more than a month back in ...
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How to track a US K-1 visa application once USCIS has approved the I-129F?

I'm applying for a K-1 USA visa from the UK. I was wondering how to track it beyond the USCIS. I know it goes to the NVC then goes to my local consulate. Is there any way to know online where I can ...