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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

I asked a pretty similar question as I was surprised we could sometimes turn on red in the US (major offense in France) and wanted to find some good resources that would just give the differences: ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

The best resource is the CA Driver's Handbook on the DMV site. While most of the rules are generally similar, almost all the areas have subtle differences. Instead of trying to remember your home ...
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Moving from London To California, what are my options?

I am not an expert, but here are a couple of thoughts based on yoru question and the comments to it: 1) You talk about your partner. You better get married, if you are just living together, you ...
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Indian license and learning permit in California

Assuming (as it sounds from your question) that you do not hold a valid driver license from your home country - your friend cannot sit beside you when you drive. The person sitting beside you must ...
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Why does my new California drivers license say "LIMITED-TERM"?

A little sleuthing at the wayback machine shows that California was not actually certified compliant with Real ID until May 25th of this year. Before that, they were for a brief while "under review," ...
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I have a Massachusetts driver's license and I moved to California: how long do I have to get a California's driving license?

Have a look at the California DMV's Information For Persons New To California. Then follow the link for How to apply for a driver license if you are over 18 (mirror): If you become a California ...
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Using EU driver's license in California during first days of H1B?

According to California DMV you can use your driver's license in California until you become resident of the state: If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license from ...
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Can you drive in California with Indian License?

CA VC Sec. 12502 says this: 12502 (a) The following persons may operate a motor vehicle in this state without obtaining a driver’s license under this code: (1) A nonresident over the age of ...
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Will I lose my green card after divorce?

If you immigrate by being petitioned by a US citizen or permanent resident, and you have been married for less than 2 years on the date you become a permanent resident, you will become a conditional ...
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Can a f-2 visa holder request for status termination to re-marry a US citizen?

You cannot be married to two different people in the US, it's a crime (it doesn't matter where you've gotten married). So you'll have to divorce your current spouse (the F-1 holder), and as a ...
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Can I claim deductions for my wife as a non-resident alien in the US?

You cannot deduct your wife, she's not an object and you didn't pay for her. With regards to dependents - you claim exemptions, not deduct them. But since you're a non-resident, you cannot claim ...
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I've been living and working in the UK for the past 1.75 years. do I still need to file state taxes in the last US state I resided in (California)?

According to CA.gov A California resident is any individual who meets any of the following: Present in California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose. Domiciled in California,...
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Do I have to wait for ITIN to file California taxes for H4 spouse?

To the best of my knowledge the holder of a H1-B visa must possess a SSN and you make your first tax return a joint federal filing with the H4 dependent spouse's ITIN application on the front. Every ...
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California car insurance for rental cars?

According to California DMV, The following minimum liability insurance is required for private passenger vehicles: $15,000 for injury/death to one person. (Also known as bodily injury liability) $30,...
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Changing States to renew driving licence while living abroad

You can't. You'll need to physically show up at the DMV with your New York license to exchange it for the California one.
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I haven't moved from EU to USA, but I did the reverse, several years ago. First, you can get the best overview of the options by simply googling "international move", optionally with the start and ...
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Must we show our prenup agreement to the immigration office/officer?

Pre-nuptial agreements are common in the US. Having one is not of itself a problem in a green card application, nor in a marriage. Their existence is not published, nor made available to any ...
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Should foreigners file divorce in the US if they would do it in their home country's embassy in the US?

1- Should the dependent person (F-2 visa holder in this case) leave the US as soon as the divorce is accepted in their home country? "Accepted" means finalized? Then yes, since your ...
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Renewing Expired California Drivers License

Written test — Yes. Road test - Unlikely in the past, and even less likely in these COVID times, but always possible. It'd be best to be prepared to demonstrate your driving abilities. The applicant ...
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What is my net salary in California out of 150k$?

Both questions cannot really be answered without more details. You can find tax estimators online (you can use paycheck estimators or tax estimators) to get an idea. Re rents - just look at ...
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Moving from London To California, what are my options?

This answer is specific to trying to work while on a B1/B2 visit visa or the equivalent visa waiver. Very early in working at a legal, on-the-books job, usually in the first day, you will be asked to ...
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Mailing Address Concern while renewing California Driver's Licence?

Of course it is, but keep in mind that it may arrive there before you so you need to make sure someone you know picks up the mail. From my experience it takes about 2-3 weeks.
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California car insurance for rental cars?

From the Geico website: If you don't own a car but still need affordable car rental insurance, ask your GEICO representative about a non-owner liability policy and/or personal effects coverage ...
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