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Currently, if you take a non-policy position in a foreign government, you cannot lose your U.S. citizenship without going in front of a U.S. consular official and saying you want to give up U.S. citizenship. If you take a policy position, it's more complicated but the government still needs to prove you intended to lose U.S. citizenship from "preponderance ...


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I'm an IT worker (software dev / test automation). I moved to Australia last year. Seek.com.au is the biggest jobs site (disclaimer: I'm contracting there at present). If you create a profile on there, it'll go a long way - recruiters will also contact you as a result of your profile being active and searchable. For random 'spot jobs', Spotjobs is up and ...


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According to PassportsUSA.com: With respect to loss of nationality, 349(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, is the applicable section of law. Pursuant to 349(a)(4), accepting, serving in, or performing duties of in a foreign government is a potentially expatriating act. In order to come within the Act, the person must either be ...


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There are many countries in the world that do not recognize dual nationalities. So for example: Ukraine. In order to obtain Ukrainian citizenship you have to give up any other citizenships you may have held, which means that if you want to work for the government in Ukraine in a position which which requires citizenship the normal procedure is that you ...


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The form is pretty simple. You put your name, SSN and address and confirm that you're a US tax person, and give it to the bank. What's probably a surprise for you is that you are a US tax person. You need to file your annual tax returns, FBAR, and pay taxes (if the foreign earned income exclusion and foreign tax credit don't cover everything) to the US ...


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It's certainly possible to arrange employment before arriving in your new country, although employers are likely to want to meet you in person before actually extending an offer (particularly if the position is not a remote working position). Before moving to New Zealand some years ago, I had located a job offer on one of the job web sites, and did a ...


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AED 10,000 may be a lot in your country, but here you shouldn't convert it to your currency every time you buy something, because it might be 3 times more expensive, unless you really make your own food every day and drink mostly water. For rent, if that is not included it can reach up to AED 5000pm for low-to-middle class 1 bedroom. For sharing rooms it ...


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If the form asks for an address, you should fill in an address. It's possible that your application would be accepted without it, but as a rule, when the bureaucracy asks, it expects an answer. Temporary housing is ok; for example, the Jordan embassy states that You must fill in the address where you will reside as soon as you enter France for the first ...


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There is a high concern about fraud when it comes to lost, stolen, or damaged visas. The State Department instructs people to re-apply for a new visa if their visa is damaged in any way. Having a visa removed from your passport by someone else, I would think, qualifies it as stolen, if not damaged (physical harm to the document which impairs its value). ...


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Email the US embassy in Bangkok or and simply tell them that your [country] passport was stolen and the US visa that was issued is missing. Ask them if you can get a replacement visa and what steps are needed. All the circumstances around how the visa was stolen or damages is mostly irrelevant drama. Keep the email simple and avoid ranting. You may have ...


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Generally, the intent to relinquish the US citizenship is demonstrated via a statement in front of a consular official. This is, in part, the result of the ruling in Vance v. Terrazas. Specifically, if the case come to the attention of the State department - they're to verify with you your intent, and only if you confirm your intent to relinquish the US ...


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As much as I hate answering my own question, I approached a solution to this problem by two methods: I emailed the French Consulate at Chicago and let them know of my tribulation.This yielded no result at all. I emailed my prospective employer and let them know of this delay. They let me know that they had "expedited" the process. However, no details were ...


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The lowest legal housing I've seen for individual rent was 3000AED, which are individual semi-temporary structures on Sadiyaat Island in Abu Dhabi. But if you are willing to share accommodation, you will very likely find much nicer for the same amount. I have a friend with the exact same salary as you're describing, and she does quite well for herself. ...


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There is a useful online service titled Check if you're a British citizen which you can use to determine your sister's eligibility. It asks a few simple questions and gives you an answer. The answer will depend on factors such as: what date she was born whether your parents were "legally settled" in the UK at the time


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I don't think being a foreign student makes any difference. Income sourced in France must be declared according to the same rules. Beyond that, you might or might not benefit from a tax treaty and would not incur any income taxes on €3200 anyway (you should already have paid the mandatory tax-like insurance contributions as applicable) but you might have to ...


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I...you're overthinking it. Your current position has nothing to do with the H-1B petition and your prospective employer. The employer-employee thing is mainly for people who have no clear employer (self-employed) or a company that contracts people then has them work elsewhere. A normal H-1B (not academic/scientific-exempted one) petition has to include ...


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I did this, though I was within the engineering field. It took me around 12 months to find a company that was willing to provide sponsorship. I found out that some commonwealth countries such as the UK, Australia and Canada have a holiday working Visa for under 30. Hong Kong reciprocates this. 3 months is also a typical probation period of a company.... ...


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@jarnbjo already provided a detailed explanation on what happened, with additional details in comments. But as far as what you can do now, the answer is quite simple: You need to return to the country where you are a resident (Mauritius?) and apply for the proper visa from there, possibly with the help of a German lawyer to double check your application and ...


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The last page you uploaded, starting with "Rechtsbehelfsbelehrung" has a blank field for your signature to the left of the officer's signature. Did you sign here on the copy retained by the immigration authorities? With that signature, you acknowledged that you have received an oral, English translation of the documents. The documents you have downloaded ...


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I am not an expert but H-1B may not be applicable as its a specialty work, where the employer has to prove that they could not find the person with the specialty skill in USA and hence requesting H-1B for their "new" employee. The "New" employee offer would be contingent upon getting the H-1B visa. But, H-1B visa can not be obtained like any other visa.. ...


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From Immihelp and Department of Labor OCC 90 is an occupation code: OCCUPATIONS IN EDUCATION 090 OCCUPATIONS IN COLLEGE AN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION 091 OCCUPATIONS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION 092 OCCUPATIONS IN PRESCHOOL, PRIMARY SCHOOL, AND KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION 094 OCCUPATIONS IN EDUCATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 096 HOME ...


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There is some general information on this site about the cost of living in Abu Dhabi. In particular, about the cost of accommodation: No matter one's social status, the costs associated with accommodation in Abu Dhabi are outrageous. Expats should anticipate their largest expense to be housing; rent can take up nearly 50 percent of a monthly salary. ...


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It is possible to get a visa as a highly-qualified applicant with a non-EU degree (there is no blanket ban or some such) but Germany has a rather bureaucratic system to assess your degree. If your degree is included in the ZAB database and deemed sufficient and you fulfill the other conditions then you could apply for a visa or EU Blue Card. If you cannot ...


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Would I be looking at the full 1 year process before she could come to the US? I don't think it necessarily takes a whole year, but I don't really know, and I am sure that it can take longer than a year in some cases. In principle, yes, you would be looking at the full process. Your spouse can travel to the US as a tourist and then stay in the US for "...


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The worrying word here is 'potential'. You make it sound like you are unemployed, and you are thinking of moving to Bangkok with the hope of landing yourself a job. As a foreigner in Thailand, getting a legal job is very difficult. If you have never lived in Thailand before, your chances of getting a job are very slim indeed. Do NOT consider working ...


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The eligibility requirements for a British passport require you to be a British National. The most common type of British National is a British citizen. The online British citizen check will tell you if your sister is a citizen or not. If she is not a citizen, there are two main routes to become a British citizen. The first is by naturalization and takes ...


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Seems to me that the regulations you quoted say “if done with the intent” and not “doing demonstrates intent” But then a reg that threatens you can lose your citizenship by intending to give it up is kind of silly.


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From the Belastingdienst website (emphasis mine): Because you reside in the Netherlands, you have to declare all of your income, even if the tax levy on that income has been designated to Belgium. However, you do not pay tax on that income twice. We first calculate the tax on your entire income. After that, we calculate the tax that you must pay on ...


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From my experience: a) Your employer can't initiate the process, they can only provide you with all the documents, including working contract, which are required for the application. b) Look at this question. Basically you can apply in an embassy or consulate in other country (as I did). I'm not sure though if you can do it without actually living/having ...


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It is possible to have it approved in less than a month in exceptional cases. I know of a case in which the USC, wanting to move to the US for better work opportunities, emailed the HK consulate asking permission to file directly with the consulate for the IR-1 (usually you have to file the petition in the lockbox in Chicago) since he had a job offer in ...


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