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Do I need to take the IELTS test if I immigrate from a primarily english speaking country?

I'm currently contemplating moving from the United States to Australia (Queensland). I read that one of the immigration requirements was to complete the IELTS test. Because I'm already from a ...
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Renewing U.S passport living in uk

My U.S passport is over the 15 years expiry date. I DO have a SSN but cannot find it as it was over 20 years since I worked in the US and has been misplaced. I am due to travel to the US soon and am ...
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For how long can I postpone filing an application for adjustment of status (I-130)?

My sister (US citizen) has filed an I-130 petition for me in January, 2006. The most recent Visa Bulletin states that the "final action date" for my category (F4, Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. ...
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Applying for a US marriage green card from the UK

My wife (US national) and I (Italy national) have been married for over two years and we are currently based in the UK. Her mom got really sick with dementia and we're thinking of moving back to the ...
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Can an unfinished Integrated Master’s qualify for an H-1B?

I’m at the last year of an integrated Master’s degree in the UK. This means that if this was a normal degree, I would have earned a bachelor’s at the end of last year. Because it’s integrated, I ...
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How to stop paying social security in multiple countries (that have a totalization agreement, US and Japan)

I'm working for a small US company remotely from Japan. The company doesn't have a branch in Japan or anything, so American social security tax is still being deducted from my paycheck (payroll is all ...
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After violating US student visa and deportation, could I complete my studies in Canada?

I was in the USA from 2015 until this January (2019) on F1 status. While I was re-entering the US, I was taken to secondary inspection by Customs and Immigration. They checked my cell phone and they ...
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As a non-US citizen, do I have to keep the paper record of a US “official jury summons” I received?

As a non-US citizen, do I have to keep the paper record of a US "official jury summons" I received? Is a scan of it enough? I am currently a green card holder and might apply for US citizenship one ...
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I was Born in the United States but my parents are from Ghana, so I'm American or Ghanaian?

I've always wondered, I saw that if you were born in the United States you're a US citizen, it's true?
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Indian Passport with F1 visa not stamped upon entry to the US(I-94 is up to date). Will it be a problem when I apply for H1B?

I recently entered the US after my vacation in India. My port of entry was Boston and I live in Portland, OR. After reaching home, I noticed that I am missing the entry US stamp. I am currently in the ...
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Staying in US over winter every year

We are considering buying a villa in Florida with a view to using it between November and March in retirement and returning to the U.K. for the rest of the year. So really a 5 month vacation every ...
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What visa do I need to volunteer in the US if I am Canadian and only going to volunteer?

I am planning on traveling to the USA to volunteer at a non-profit organization for roughly 6 months. Do I need to get a visa to do so and if I do, which one do I need? I am a Canadian citizen and I ...
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Please advise on applying US B2 visa from dubai to accompany my huband travelling to US for business meetings (working in Italy)?

I am an indian national working in Dubai staying with my parents in Dubai. I am recently married and my husband works in europe (indian national). he travels frequently to US for business meetings. i ...
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Live in Germany, employed by US company

I am a German citizen with a US green card, currently living and working in SF. For family reasons, I will have to move back to Germany for a little while. Does anyone have experience with how I would ...
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Already have a priority date for Green Card, but planning to be jobless for half a year, what happens to my priority date?

I'm a Canadian working in the US on the TN status. I already have a priority date from the I-140 approval notice, the I-797. However, I plan to leave my job, go back to Canada and come back to the US ...
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Hired with H1-B before April & Starting in October - How is this possible?

I have not understood yet the following with regards to H1-B visas. As far as I understand, you have to be hired by a company in the US before April because in April the lottery for the visas is ...
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Shoes indoors - is this common?

So back in the mid 2000s, I was an international student at a US university. I had the assumption that everyone in America wore shoes or slippers indoors, an assumption that was created from hearsay, ...
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Birth certificate for green card application

My wife is a US citizen and I'm applying for green card with I-130 and I-485 concurrent filing. Birth certificate is listed in the checklist for I-485 here. But I'm in New York City and my birth ...
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Do I need to file I-765 for the adjustment from H1b to Marriage Green Card

I'm currently on H1B and it will expire in two years. I recently got married to a US Citizen and would like to file I-130 and I-485 concurrently. My question is do I need to file I-765 at all? If I ...
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USA F4 category

My sister have applied for my family sponsored case for USA in December,2006 (I was in India at that time). I am born in India. But after that I moved to United Kingdom and got citizenship here. So, ...
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What to do about my will (post-death wishes) while working abroad?

I shall soon be moving from the UK to the USA for work for ~3 years. I have a will in the UK, lodged with family members here (there's no requirement for it to be with a lawyer here). What, if ...
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Sequence of SSN, rental, bank account, etc, in USA to satisfy dependencies

I will soon be moving to the US on an H-1B visa. On arrival, among other things, I will need to apply for a SSN, open a bank account, and rent somewhere to live. What is the sequence in which these ...
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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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