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Chances of US tourist visa acceptance after getting Canadian PR?

I was in the US on an F-1 visa and after living there for nearly 6 years (education + work on OPT), I left the US to go to Canada before my US visa/STEM OPT expired. Never been denied visa/entry to US ...
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Will the previous stay outside USA add to the current stay? or will the 6 month clock start over?

I got my green card this year. I left the US for 37 days and came back. Now in December I wish to leave the US for five and a half months, approximately 175 to 170 days, which is less than six months. ...
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What US visa do I need as a consultant?

I am a tech consultant based in India, working from home for a US (San Francisco) company and I need to visit them for 2 weeks for induction training and to meet other team members. Which visa should ...
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Do I need to apply for H1B lottery if the company wants to hire me?

I have developed a software for the client's needs (as a freelancer) and now the owner decided to create a business and expand it to sell to others. At this point, they want me to move to the US and ...
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Which type of visa do I need? The situation is rather complicated

Currently, I am a master's student at a Swiss university, and my degree requires me to complete a master's thesis. Unfortunately, no professors at my university are experts in the concentration that I ...
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Will there be a problem if I have my maiden name in the petition, but married name in all other documents?

My case is currently open at the embassy,I am female and I was married when the petition was filed. My brother is my petitioner and I am basically the beneficiary of USA Visa Category F4. In the ...
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Can my child live with me in the UK?

So I am a British citizen, born and bred in the UK. My daughter (1 month old) lives in the USA also born there. I know she is a British citizen by decent. My issue here is that my ex-partner (who is ...
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E2 Visa company converted from LLC to C-Corp

I'm just about to apply for a E2 visa for my LLC corp formed in Wyoming. I've been accepted into a startup accelerator program that requires us to be a C-Corp. Will changing the companies structure ...
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NIW recommendation letter for an acquaintance

I'll put you in context. I am from Europe and I live there. Because of my work, I usually travel to the US in order to attend scientific conferences. So, when you repeatedly participate in those ...
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ESTA application with passport issued in UK

If I'm an Australian citizen, I need to apply for an ESTA before flying to the US for a week-long conference. I'm travelling on an Australian passport, which I recently renewed while I was studying in ...
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F-1 OPT STEM extension using my second Master's in a STEM degree

I have a Master's in a non - STEM degree, and almost finishing my second master's in a STEM degree. I have already used my master's F-1 OPT ( 12 months). I am wondering if I can still apply for the ...
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F4 inquiry about children

I applied for an F4 immigration for my family and I in 2006. I recently got an email from the NVC stating that it was time to pay the fees and start collecting my documents which i was pleased to ...
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Alternative routes to entering the US without Marriage

as a little background I'm a Canadian wanting to enter the US to spend more time with my love and have been engaged in a relationship for over the past 3 years. We're both very hesitant to get up ...
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May a VWP Violator Later Be Sponsored?

I overstayed my vwp for almost 2 years and I got removed from the United states and I got an email from the department of homeland security that I can not enter or attempt to enter the us for the next ...
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Can a South Korean PhD student completing their military service as part of their Ph.D. degree do an internship in the United States?

Can a PhD student in South Korea, South Korean citizen and completing their military service as part of their Ph.D. degree do an internship in the United States? Background: In South Korea, PhD ...
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J-1 2-year requirement waiver

Several years ago, I was sponsored to receive a J-1 visa via government funding. I was subsequently subject to the two year home residency requirement, so I went home for a few years satisfying that ...
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is job hunting in the UK harder than in the US [closed]

As a non-EU (non US either) person, is job hunting in maths/physics fields in the UK harder than in the US? The reasons I suspect: UK has a smaller market; UK has stricter interviews. I'm not asking ...
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Forgot to list a country on the DS160

There was a question of which countries have you visited in 5 years? I added all countries except... my home country. :/ I am applying from another country (where I live). I booked an appointment and ...
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Diplomatic Family in USA - J1 visa problem?

My parents are Indian diplomats (on A-1 Visa) in the US, posted for 3 years fixed term. I'm an Indian university student in Canada looking to get a J1 for a software engineer internship in the US at a ...
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Transit through the USA [closed]

I am an Indian citizen who is a permanent resident Card holder in Canada. So, my nationality does not come under the US VWP. I wanted to transit through the USA for a trip to India next year. But I ...
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Possibility to get a J1 Visa despite parents in USA? [duplicate]

I'm a 3rd year computer-science student and I've got a tech (software) internship at a very well known, top American company in Silicon Valley. I'm currently studying at a top Canadian institution (...
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Can I get married while on STEM extension EAD

I am an Indian national living in the USA. I completed my Master's degree and I am currently employed. I am on OPT STEM extension. My F-1 visa expires in May 2019, but my EAD is valid until May 2020. ...
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Expat moving out of the US filing tax return

I am a F-1 student living in the US, planning to move away from the country by the end of next year. As a student, I have a tax deduction per tax treaties for my income, and I want to claim this ...
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Can a teenage runaway get refugee status or migrate?

If a teenager runs away because they have an emergency, for example, their parents are threatening to kill them, would the US Embassy in the UAE help them migrate?
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Can F2 visa holder apply to get a licence as a physical therapist in USA?

I have an F2 visa. I hold a Physical therapy (PT) bachelor from the outside USA. I contacted Tennesse board of Physical therapy to apply for a licence for PT. They send me the requirements which I can ...
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Do I need to apply for new green card or can I use the old one if I've been out of the country for 5 years?

My daughter got her green card in 2012. She left USA in 2013 and did not go back. Now she applied and got her visa. I want to know if she has to apply again for green card and social security or the ...
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I am a dual citizen of Canada and US looking to marry a Canadian Citizen

If I marry a Canadian Citizen, will it make any difference at all to my US Citizenship and Residency? Will it make any difference at all to staying in and leaving Canada? Will it make any difference ...
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Traveling to the US on a B1/B2 visa with consular green card processing pending

My spouse is submitting form I-130 to USCIS on my behalf in the coming weeks. Since we're living in Brazil, we will go through consular processing in Rio de Janeiro after NVS gets back to us, probably ...
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How can I get a work visa for US?

I'm a tech engineer and want to work in the US but I am struggling to get a work visa. I don't understand which visas I would be eligible for or how to obtain them.
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US visa for scientific conference

I will be applying for a US visa to attend a scientific conference, also I plan to stay a week more to travel around. Should I apply for visa category B1/b2 (businesss and tourism)? Thanks
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How to deposit US social security in Japanese bank

How do I deposit US social security and pension directly to Japanese bank without an American bank?
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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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Tax as an Italian resident

I am a US citizen in Italy and just submitted my documents for dual citizenship. I have residency in the Comune where I am applying. I will now be returning to the US. I was told I need to keep the ...
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Unemployment benefit

I am a US citizen, quit my US job and moved out of US and been living out for about 10 years, can I go back to US and can I claim unemployment till I find a job there.
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U.S. Employee teleworking while traveling in Italy

U.S. Citizen and Staff Person for U.S. based university, is traveling in Italy, staying with a friend, for 90 days. I want them to do web based work while traveling, and pay them for the hours worked,...
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Does prior overstay as a minor increase chances of being rejected for F1 visa (US)?

I have a friend who's applying for a F1 visa. His parents brought him to the US when he was little (8.5 years old), but he left once he turned 18 with his parents and hasn't attempted to re-enter the ...
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Will F3 family-based petition affect the B2 visa application of my wife and infant child?

Here is my situation: My father (US Citizen) has filed a family-based petition for me 2 years back after I was newly married. I now fall under Family Third Preference (F3): Married sons and daughters ...
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US visa process for medical graduate

The case is as follows: Physician with EU citizenship. Cardiology training completed in the EU, never worked in the US. Interest in pursuing a medical fellowship in the US with several options to ...
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Will applying a US diversity lottery (Green Card) program affect my future visa requests?

Will applying a US diversity lottery (Green Card) program affect my future visa requests, especially if I am going to apply for a J1 internship visa next year? I am going to apply for green card but ...
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Different dates on passport and birth certificate, which one should I use for the DV lottery?

The birth dates written on my passport and birth certificate do not match. The actual date is written on the birth certificate, but on the passport, 1/1 is written instead of the actual month and day (...
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[US]Twitch Streaming during OPT

I have a F-1 Student Visa and will be granted optional practical training (OPT) soon. My full time will be at Amazon (Washington, US) which is a parent company of Twitch. I know that it not legal to ...
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Withdrawing money to buy a car in Japan

I'm an American living in Japan, and I'm looking to buy a car in Japan in the next couple months. I have a Chase bank account with a debit card and a Sapphire credit card. Unfortunately, I don't ...
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What name of the city should I use when I participate in the US Diversity Visa, if the name of the city has changed since birth?

Help page says: Note: If the name of your birth country has changed, select the name by which the country is currently known. Instruction says: Use the name of the country currently used for ...
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Denied visa for reentry to the US because of earlier Medicaid use

My girl friend gave birth in the USA three years ago and used Medicaid. She went back home with baby and got denied a visa for reentry to the US because of that Medicaid use. Now as a permanent ...
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Immigrant Visa Interview

If you answered no to the DS 160 question "Do you have any relative in the US?" and later in life, a relative in the US files an immigrant petition on your behalf, will the consular officer easily ...
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How does $60,000 salary in Sweden translates to salary in Seattle (US)?

I'm an Asian working in IT field in Sweden. I earn around $60,000 (before taxes). If I have salary of around $80,000 (before taxes) in Seattle, would it give same living quality or is it a bad salary ...
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Green card holder bringing child to US to live. Any issues with a one way ticket?

Is a US Green Card holder able to travel with their underage child from Canada to the United States to live? They will have a passport, birth certificate, and travel consent letter by the Canadian ...
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how to return I-94?

I'm Canadian and was working US from 2015 till 2018 on TN visa. I got paper I-94 when I crossed border in September 2015. I left US July 31 2018 and my TN expired September 18. But I still have I-...
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After marrying a US citizen, can my US immigration visa be processed in my country of temporary residence?

I am a Pakistani national, a Master's student in Sweden for quite some time. I will be done with my studies in the beginning of 2020. I reside on a study residence permit from Swedish immigration ...
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Green Card Application in Northern Cyprus

I am citizen of Turkey and working in Northern Cyprus. I want to apply for Green Card. How should i mention my country of residence? Should it be Turkey or Cyprus?