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Australian citizen working in the USA

I’m an Australian citizen looking to work in America for a working holiday, but I can’t find a visa that applies to me. I don’t have the qualifications for an E-3 or H-B1, and I wouldn’t be working in ...
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What are the requirements for my foreign wife to visit the US with me?

I'm a US citizen with Mexican residency, about to marry a dual Guatemalan/Spanish citizen. We are not seeking US residency for her, and likely won't for a long time, if ever. But I want to be sure ...
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Tax return for US citizen with residence abroad

I pay taxes in the country in which I reside (Germany). I have no assets in the U.S. What form must I file?
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I want to get my Mexican fiance permanent residency in the United States with drug conviction

I am a US citizen who met my Mexican born fiance in Texas 15 years ago. He was deported from the US 13 years ago after serving time in prison for a marijuana charge. He was told that he could reapply ...
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Green Card for Indian spouse

I am a 70 years US Citizen and my wife is a 65 years Indian Citizen. I frequently visit India. Can I petition I-130 for my wife -(along with G-325A for me and my wife) while I am in India and can ...
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Would moving to Denmark jeopardize US work visas in the future?

I am currently working in India and hold Indian citizenship. I have an opportunity to spend 2-3 years in Denmark and then move to US on a L1B visa which will hopefully lead to a H1B followed by a ...
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Can someone in the US on a H4 visa work remotely [duplicate]

If I am on a (dependent) H4 visa in the USA, can I Work remotely (in the US) for my employer in another country ? Create blogs/youtube videos/e-commerce websites which earn me revenue (credited to ...
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Can a US greencard winner re-enter alone or can extend of family members visa enter time after 6 month is over?

As a greencard winner(diversity visa 2018) family father, all members got visas but 6 months time is over for my family members except me. Let me explain details. I bought fly tickets to all of us. I ...
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For US immigrant visa, does the chest X-Ray actually expire even once you have the visa?

My wife's green card application is on hold, waiting on my I-864 (US taxes.. bah! Don't open a Limited in the UK if you're a US citizen unless you're ok with paying $1200 to have your personal US ...
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What is the point of removing the “Valid to Work Only with DHS Authorization” legend from the social security card after getting the green card?

I have read on many websites that after receiving the green card in the United States, it is advised/required to replace the social security card in order to remove the "Valid to Work Only with DHS ...
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Port of Entry vs Place of entry into the US

I am an international Masters student at a university in the United States currently on F-1 visa. I am in my last semester of study and thus applying for Post-completion OPT. For this, one of the ...
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What is my legal status in between K-1 visa and Permanent Resident (USA)?

I've been given my K-1 fiancé(e) visa and will be moving to the USA (Colorado) and marrying my fiancée this month. A K-1 lets me enter the US for 90 days, marry, apply for a GC, and then "remain in ...
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Which state do I vote in and how do I do it? (USA)

I'm a US citizen living in the UK and am looking forward to voting in this year's election, if I can figure it out. I was living in Pennsylvania for five years and then to do my visa I moved in with ...
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Renewing J-1 and J-2 visas

I'm a French citizen living in the USA, with my wife and our two children (who are French as well). I have a J1 Visa (Research Scholar) expiring the 30th of September 2016. My employer offered to ...
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Should a potential green card applicant change their name before starting the green card process?

My wife is a Brazilian citizen (I am a US citizen), and we wanted to begin the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the US. Right now, she is an F-1 student visa with 1-year ...
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With a K1 visa waiting for the green card, can I go back to Germany and work there until I am allowed to work in the US?

Is it possible to work outside of the US on a K1 fiance Visa until you are allowed to work (receive I-765) in the United States? Or do I have to stay in the United states for that time?
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What do I need to go back to US to immigrate or study?

I am German and now I live in Europe. I entered United States on December 5th of 2013 under the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA that allows you to remain in the US for 3 months as a tourist. I overstayed, ...
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“Resident Alien Status” in job search in US

I am neither a US citizen nor a permanent resident. I am holding F-1 student visa right now. When I apply for jobs, I am usually ask if I am eligible to work. I always answer "No". But today I ...
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Visa for dependant of “B1 in lieu of H1B” holder

I'm Ukrainian who is employed by the company from EU. My employer wishes to send me to the USA to work on customer side. For this purpose I will have to apply for B1 in lieu of H1B visa. I can't find ...
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Dual citizenship Italy/USA, Italian resident, do I need to pay taxes in Italy for a job for a US client?

I have dual citizenship, Italian /USA. I am a resident in Italy. I normally pay all my taxes in Italy. Is it possible to pay taxes in USA on one job (service work-self employed) that I did for an ...
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How to get local accent as fast as possible?

I am a French native and I will be in the US for the coming one or two years. As every French people, my English was learned through orthograph and grammar so basically I do not know how to have a ...
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Should (or can) I submit my academic degrees while applying for permanent residence in the US?

I am on a fiance visa in USA and I have married a US citizen. Now I want to apply for permanent residence. Since I hope to apply for a job in technical field later on in the US, should (or can) I ...
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Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting a UK Work Visa

I overstayed my student visa in the US by a couple of years. Now I have a job offer in the UK and will be applying for a Tier 2 work visa. Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting the UK visa?
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Passport validity for H1B visa stamping

I got my H1b approved. I need to go for visa stamping and my passport is about to expire in next 10 months. Is it OK to go with current passport or do I need to renew it before going to visa stamping?
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Requirements to move with US (Non-EU) spouse over to Germany as an EU citizen?

I'm a UK Citizen living in the USA. What would the requirements be to move with my US Citizen spouse to Germany? And is it possible or would I have to move over first then move there.
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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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Remote independent contractor needs short onsite training in US - what is the Visa requirement?

As a small US based firm, we have offered a contract to a candidate as a remote independent contractor, who does not stay or work in the US. We would require the person to attend our in person 1 week ...
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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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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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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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US citizen: should my Filipina wife give birth abroad (in the Philippines) or in the US?

I am a US citizen but I live abroad as a permanent resident in the Philippines. I've been married to a Filipina since early 2016. We've decided to move back to the US since my income in the ...
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Is it possible to leave and re-enter the USA while in an H1B post-employment grace period?

During the 60 day period following termination of employment, is it possible to re-enter the USA if a person shows either their valid visa stamp OR their valid visa stamp and I-797 transfer approval ...
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Transfering Money From China to the US

What is the cheapest way to convert Chinese Yuan to US Dollars? The amount is between 35,000 and 300,000 CNY; a fairly large amount. Anyone have any tips about this? (FYI- asking for a friend; I don'...
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What Visa do we need for the USA as NZ citizens?

Our family (3 over 18, 4 under 18) is planning to move to Mexico to work long-term as volunteers setting up a church/mission/community work. We are New Zealand citizens. We will be part supported/...
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Forward mail from US to Brazil

I am moving permanently from the US to Brazil. How can I make all my letters be forwarded from my old US address to my new Brazilian address?
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How do you change from a tourist visa to a TN visa without leaving the US?

Came to the US from Canada on a regular visa, got a job offer while I was here. Do I need to leave the country and re-enter to switch to a TN visa, or can I submit something while I am here to change ...
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Work for a Canadian company, but reside legally in the US

My current employer is offering the option of working remotely with a corporate restructuring this summer. As someone that is starting to get pretty tired of Canada's cold winter, I was looking to ...
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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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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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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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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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Aussie Expat living in US - taxed on paying off foreign mortgage

Good morning. My wife and I are Australian expats living the the US since 2013. We have our family home still in Australia which we are renting out while abroad. We are reporting the income on this ...
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“Visa Type/Class” after I-129 Change of Status approved

I entered the US on a F-1 visa several years ago. Whilst on OPT, my employer submitted a I-129 Petition for Change of Status to E-3, for which I am the beneficiary. I was recently notified that my ...
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Where am I resident for tax purposes?

I am a dual Australian / British citizen living in the United States on a G-4 spousal visa. I am classed as a non-resident alien in the US so fill out a 1040NR and only pay tax on US based income. ...
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Is it possible to be a white African American?

I'm just wondering if I as white South African would to move to the US would I have any right to call myself an African American?
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What is a valid passport when migrating to the US on an immigrant visa?

We just received our immigrant visa this month. We are planning to migrate during the 1st week of August, but my son's passport will be expiring on February 23rd, 2016. Can he still use this passport? ...
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Will my US immigration time duration effects, if my parents come back to pakistan

My parents have been living in US since 2 years and they are green card holder, but not have citizenship now. I have applied for US immigration on base of my father who is currently doing job there ...
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Necessity of affidavits in green card application (USCIS form I-751)

I'm using USCIS form I-751 to apply for removal of conditions on my green card after two years of marriage. The instructions in the Evidence of Relationship section state The documents should ...
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What is the minimum level of experience required to gain a US H1B visa?

As I understand it, one of the requirements to be granted a H1B US working visa is that you possess a degree from a US college, or 12 years working experience in the relevant field. I've also read a ...

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