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Changing employers after applying for H1B (on F-1 OPT)?

I am on F-1 OPT status and will apply for H1B this coming April 1st. When is the earliest date I can change employers and not have my H1B application revoked?
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Full-time, out-of-vacation pre-completion F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the USA

I see that in some US universities, F-1 PhD students are required to have completed their coursework in order to be eligible for Full-time, out-of-vacation pre-completion F1 Optional Practical ...
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Are there 'cheap' Skilled Migration Visas?

I recently checked out Australia and the visa cost was estimated by their government website around 5230USD for me and my spouse. This is on top of the skill assessment required by ACS costing about ...
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Cost of living calculator that lets me weigh different categories

Numbeo lets one compare the cost of living between different cities. However, it makes a number of assumptions that appear to be inflexible. For example, my average spending pattern may differ ...
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Working for a company based in US remotely from India

I have a job offer from a company based in the US and they want me to start working full-time while they do my H1B visa transfer from one of my previous employers to this one. I currently work in ...
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Canada Federal Skill Worker work experience [closed]

I have applied for PR under Canada Skill Worker 2014 and received positive eligibility review. CIC have sent my application from Sydney in Canada to my local visa office. In my application for my work ...
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Does working abroad for US clients qualify one for the “foreign earned income exclusion” via the “physical presence test”?

Does an American citizen (independent contractor) with American clients getting paid in an American bank account but working remotely abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion credit if ...
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On what grounds can an EU country deny entry to other EU citizens?

In Belgium it is election time and politicians are trying to show that they are standing strong. In a recent newspaper articles it was mentioned that the current minister of immigration was successful ...
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How do you answer “when are you leaving US” when entering on a L1B visa?

A L1B is valid for 3 years, and you usually would want to stay on the visa till expiry, however might leave the country for a vacation.. Do you just tell the VO that you'll be staying till the visa ...
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Is a Canadian IEC work permit limited by passport expiration date, and if so can it be extended later?

I am from Ireland. My application for a Canadian working holiday visa has been accepted (through the IEC programme, I have my Port of Entry letter, and when I arrive I should get a work permit). It is ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

My partner is a German citizen working in Germany. She will quit her job and come to join me in France soon, initially for a period of a few months (but she may stay longer depending on how things ...
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Can an F-1 grad student in the USA take a leave of absence for fall and stay in the USA doing pre-completion OPT?

Is it possible for an F-1 PhD student in the USA to take a leave of absence for fall and stay in the USA doing pre-completion OPT (e.g. interning in some firm)?
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As an American, what sort of visa do I need to become an independent contractor in New Zealand?

So it seems the best way out of my employment tangle is to become a contractor and do contract work for my US employer (see previous question if you are curious of the whole backstory). I don't think ...
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Relationship evidence for NZ resident visa - Skilled Migrant

I received an ITA letter for resident visa under skilled migrant category for me and my wife and daughter. I am suppose to submit the application(with ITA letter attached) to London office in next 2 ...
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Can We Move To France Although We Don't Live In The EU?

I'm a retired UK citizen with an EU passport. My wife, also retired, is an American citizen. We've been living in America for the past twelve years, myself as a 'permanent resident'. We wish to spend ...
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Housing in Amsterdam [closed]

This question is about semi-permanent housing in Amsterdam (no hotels, hostels, guest rooms, etc). What are the local resources for finding housing in Amsterdam? (websites, lists, groups, agencies?) ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with a EU partner live and work in the EU?

I'm a South African citizen and have been in a relationship with a Polish girl for 8 years. We have been living in South Africa most of this time - over 6 years now - but we would like to move to ...
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Can I work for a British Umbrella Company while resident in Italy?

I am currently living and working in the UK, but may need to move to Italy within the next year. My current employer is willing to employ me as a contractor while I am abroad but do not want to get ...
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Is there a proposed change allowing H1B-ers spouses to work?

One of alleged proposed changes in immigration reform is allowing spouses of H1B holders to work. Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Allowed to Work in the U.S. The U.S. is planning ...
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How to obtain car insurance in the EU if I do not live in any country more than 180 days [closed]

I want to live in the UK for 160 days and Sweden for 160 days, remaining days on holiday usually other EU countries.All efforts to obtain advice about car insurance fail as I will not be in any ...
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Practicing German in daily activity to prepare for time abroad

English is my first language. I have taken four semesters of university German in preparation to go abroad in 2015 to work and study. My question is this - how can I practice and improve my German in ...
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E2 (treaty investor) US visa and crowdfunding money as an investment

Will it be possible for startup founders, crowdfunded by e.g. Kickstarter, to apply for e-2 (e2) treaty investor US visa (given that owners have citizenship of a treaty country, and they have 50% of ...
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Maximum amount of time I can spend in France and not be considered a fiscal resident

I would like to know what the maximum amount of time I can spend in France and not be considered a fiscal resident. I rent a house full time but do not live in France full time or file taxes in ...
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Validity of Schengen long stay (Scientific D) visa after tendering resignation from job

I am an Indian citizen (Indian passport holder) and I am in France on a Schengen long stay (Scientific/D visa). My Schengen visa is valid through 28 April 2015. I understand that the key reason I have ...
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Shipping, freight forwarding, or international moving company?

For a transatlantic move between North America and Europe, what are the pros and cons of the different alternatives for bringing my stuff? Assume the stuff I want to take fits in 6 moving boxes of ...
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Blue British Passport Renewal

Can the blue British passport be renewed? It's written British subject on national status. It belongs to my dad, I want a British passport for myself.
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Tier 2 (General) visa and indefinite leave to remain

According to the website www.gov.uk: You can’t stay in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa for more than a total of 6 years. Does this mean that once a person has stayed in the UK more than 6 ...
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How common is life insurance with tech jobs in Canada?

I need to get an idea of how common it is for tech jobs in Canada to offer life insurance policies. I know from experience that, in the US, this is a really common thing, but I haven't been able to ...
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What is required to get car insurance in Australia?

I'll be arriving in Australia (Melbourne) on 18 March 2015. I'll need to buy a car very soon after I arrive and I'll need to get car insurance. I have a full Irish driving license and 7 year's ...
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Applying for ACS skills assessment and student visa [closed]

I have applied to few colleges in Australia for my masters degree and I am expecting to study there starting from August. For this to happen I will also be applying for a student visa in a couple of ...
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Confusion about EHIC for a student in the UK

I am a Ph.D. student funded by an EU grant studying in the UK. As such, I have registered with a GP once I arrived in the UK and received an NHS number. Due to my field of study I regularly travel ...
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Can I invite my parents from inside another EU country?

My parents are nationals of a non-EU country. I am an EU national going to live in France (and I am not French). I am wondering whether I can invite them (i.e. ask French authorities to issue ...
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As an American, can I work in New Zealand for a US company?

I work for a company in the United States, but I work online remotely and can do so from anywhere. I would like to get an IEP Work Exchange visa. I have looked into it, and it seems that I qualify. ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany as a fresh settler?

When I've arrived to Germany, the first thing I've need to do was to search for an appartment. What striked me, was hard for me to comprehend 'excentrity' of the landlords who required job contract (...
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When are social security contributions paid in France?

I need to register for French social security (CMU de base) for the first time. I don't fall under the employer, self-employed or student schemes. I do have income, though, so it will cost me and the ...
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Does foreign earned, excluded income count as gross income for the filing requirement?

For a US citizen who qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion, does income excluded in this way count towards gross income, as it relates to having to file an income tax return? I understand ...
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Authentication of US birth certificate before Guatemalan wedding

The web site for the US Embassy in Guatemala says that to get married in Guatemala, I must present my passport and birth certificate and that Any non-Guatemalan documents presented to the marriage ...
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When to apply Next H1B Visa when I completed 6 years in L1 Visa

I will be completing 6 Years on my L1 Visa in the month of September-2014 and according to rule i can come back to USA after 1 yr completion of my stay outside US. My question is when can i apply for ...
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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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Query on “Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)” - Express Entry

In this link, I would like to understand the meaning of "Certificate of qualification (trade occupations)". For NOC code - 2713("Software Engineer"), What kind of certification is required despite ...
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Determining employer-employee relationship for H1B visa

I am an Indian citizen with an Indian passport, working in Paris, France on a long stay/scientific visa. I have been offered a job (faculty position) from a US university from which I also hold a ...
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Obtaining UK Residence Permit

I am a citizen of Mauritius married to the UK citizen and I have a child with him. According to UK immigration law, to be abe to sponsor his family for residence he needs to earn £18,300 per year, ...
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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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How far back does USA care where you lived, when applying for citizenship based on 3+ years of marriage

This has 2 questions that I felt were sufficiently related to be together in one posting. I have marked the questions in bold text. According to the information here at uscis.gov, a person may ...
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A different name on Green Card and foreign passport - is this a problem during exit or re-entry while living in USA?

I am from a Finnish family but hold a Swedish citizenship, and have now for some years lived in USA as a permanent resident (Green Card holder). My wife is a US citizen. For personal reasons (such as ...
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Is it safe to take a job offer in EU when green card would expire

I have a Green Card in USA and it is scheduled to expire in July this year and have been offered a 6-month contract role in Switzerland. Even though the company would need me to start within the next ...
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First draw results from Express Entry pool - Canada

I learnt that first draw of Express Entry pool(Canada) will happen in last week of Jan. Looks like Canada immigration process is not as strong/stable as New Zealand immigration process in terms of ...
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Can I withdraw a J1 visa that is being issued?

My J-1 visa was approved and it is currently being issued by the US consulate. However, during my interview at the consulate I found out that I will be subjected to the 2-year rule, which I only got ...
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Can I pass my UK driver's licence with my EU (French) passport?

I have lived in London for 5 years now. My passport is French, can I still pass my theory and practical test here? It mentions needing a valid UK passport or other form of ID. I just want to make sure ...
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Tax liability of US citizen expat working as an independent contractor for a US company

I am a US citizen living and working in Hong Kong (long enough to qualify for the foreign tax exclusion.) However, I have recently picked up some contractor work with a US company and they are going ...

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