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Refused twice for UK visa, second time under 320(7A) (deception)

Awkward history for this question. It was posted in Travel (where it is most topical) and then reviewed for a being a duplicate. It's not a duplicate IMHO because there was a previous refusal. Then ...
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Why is a French bank asking me to fill out a W-9 form?

You're a US citizen, subject to US tax disclosure requirements. (Even expatriates are subject to this.) US law requires banks dealing with US citizens to inform the Internal Revenue Service of ...
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Visa for four month company training in the UK—me and wife

The questionnaire linked in your question is specifically about visiting family in the UK. Since you will be visiting for work-related purposes, that doesn't apply. The page you're looking for is this ...
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Is holding a third citizenship allowed?

The US does not generally restrict its citizens from having other nationalities. This doesn't depend on the number of other nationalities. The same caveats that apply to dual nationality also apply, ...
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What are the permit implications of voluntarily leaving a job as a US citizen Blue Card-holder in Germany?

OK, I wasn't able to find an answer to my question through my own research, so I sought out 2 different lawyers and paid each of them about 100 EUR for a consultation (which amounted to an hour in an ...
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What's the procedure for somebody who has lost their US passport while living in Taiwan?

The US (as well as many other countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the ROC) has an embassy in all but name in Taiwan. It's called the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). It is staffed ...
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Visa for four month company training in the UK—me and wife

What you need is for your company's lawyer (a UK-based lawyer versed in immigration law, whether hired by the US or UK company) to come up with a strategy. As @mic noted in the comments, "your ...
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As a US citizen, can I work remotely for a US company while living in Canada?

A work permit, include possible CUSMA/NAFTA facilitation, is usually only possible if you have a Canadian employer or you are self-employed in Canada. If your principal purpose is to temporarily visit ...
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What is the best way to move my family to the U.K. permanently?

The most straightforward route is working at a Tier 2 sponsored position for five years, followed by an application to settle in the UK. You should read the detailed guidance on the gov.uk website (...
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US citizen in Germany - need visa?

A residence permit is a card you get from an Ausländerbehörde within Germany, a visa is a sticker you get from a consulate before entering Germany. In general, you are not allowed to apply for a ...
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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

It does not matter where the wedding is actually performed. Both the US and Australia (like virtually all countries) recognise marriages that have been legally performed according to the laws of the ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

This is not meant to address tax implications, solely the implications of working in Canada while under another type of permit. Working remotely for a company located outside of Canada, where the ...
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Which state do I vote in and how do I do it? (USA)

See https://www.fvap.gov/. You are supposed to vote in the state in which you were last domiciled, which doesn't have to be the last state in which you were registered to vote. My guess is that this ...
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US citizen working remotely for a US company wanting to stay in France for 9 month

You will most likely be entitled to a long-term visa, but that does not necessarily give you the right to work in France. It does however relieve you of the need to worry about leaving the country ...
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Obtaining another European nationality while living in France with a visa and a non-EU passport

I would say that you're never required to renew a visa, you're required to either have some title to stay or leave. Usually, you want to renew the visa but in that case it would seem unnecessary as ...
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US citizen married to EU citizen retiring in Spain?

It is indeed fairly simple, though you'll need to keep in mind the documentary requirements. You'll need the passport of the non-EU spouse and the passport or national ID card of the EU spouse. You'...
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US citizen applying for German dual citizenship with German father

From what you described, you are already a German citizen according to German law, and have been since birth. A child born anywhere in the world in wedlock to a German citizen parent was ...
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US Born, UK Citizen Mother, do I qualify for UK Passport?

Do I qualify for a UK passport\citizenship? See Apply for citizenship if you have a British parent/You were born before 1983. Since you did not mention your father, I presume he was not British. ...
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Asylum for spouse of American citizen

Legally speaking, your wife would be claiming asylum for herself, in contrast to the normal family-based immigration process, which would start with your filing a petition on her behalf. That is of ...
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Healthcare in the UK -- would we have access to the NHS?

Whether you are entitled to NHS services or not doesn't depend on your citizenship (not even if you are British), only on where you are ordinary resident. The rules are simple: if you are an ordinary ...
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Actual wait time for interview on immediate relative sponsorship

It varies for everybody. It can take as long as a year (or in rare cases more) for some people in some cases. Did you check the USCIS processing times for your local office? (Select your local office ...
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Paying back taxes to the US. How deep have I dug my hole?

You would probably want to talk to a EA/CPA licensed in the US. My Taiwan based income is not very high due to the fact that all of my living expenses are covered and claimed by the family business....
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France: What happens to your immigration status when you leave the job that brought you over (visa)?

A general principle in France is that you are never forced to leave while your carte de séjour or long-stay visa is valid. There is none of the automatic loss of status or super-short grace period you ...
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Does U.S. citizen that also has EU citizenship and is living in the EU pay taxes to the U.S.?

The United States of America is one of the only countries that taxes based on citizenship, rather than residency. In fact, it might now be the only country that does this. (Eritrea also used to, but I ...
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US citizen with Japanese wife

I am speaking from direct experience with almost this exact situation. She will come under scrutiny and will likely lose her green card if you try this, especially now with immigration coming under a ...
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Male US/Russian dual citizen returning to Russia at 28. Possible risks?

You are most likely safe. Since you have not been in Russia for 15 years, you certainly do not hold a pripisnoe svidetel'stvo. Normally, one obtains it in his later teens, when he registers with the ...
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Is Form G-325A no longer needed for K-1 visa I-129F fiancée petition?

That's correct. The 04/10/17 edition of I-129F (the only edition that is currently accepted) does not need a G-325A. All the biographical information that used to be asked on the G-325A is now asked ...
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Getting a 婚姻要件具備証明書 (Certificate of Eligibility for Marriage)

So actually I do have experience with going to the US Embassy in Tokyo for this reason. I needed proof of being single to register with a local government's version of Pairs Engage. When I went I had ...
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