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The Austrian government took my daughter's US driver's license

She still would need her US drivers license when she comes back to the US to drive legally here. No she would not. One does not need a US driver's license to drive legally in the US. Someone residing ...
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Can my mom travel to the US with a green card if it’s been over a year since her last entry due to COVID?

Assuming she doesn't have a valid Re-entry Permit, she technically doesn't have one of the accepted documents for entry of a returning immigrant, as listed in 8 CFR 211.1(a). A green card is not one ...
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If an H-1B worker is laid off while outside the U.S., how quickly are they barred from entering the US?

Is the visa cancelled immediately? If so, how? It doesn't matter whether the visa is cancelled at all. It can't be used because the former employee no longer meets the conditions for admission in H-...
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Can my spouse work in her home country before entering the US on a J-2?

She is only in J-2 status when she is in the US. When she is outside the US, she doesn't have a US status and she is not subject to any US regulations about what she can do in J-2 status.
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Can I (an EU citizen) live in the US if I marry a US citizen?

Yes, but you need to go through the appropriate application process. It's not an automatic right that doesn't require any paperwork. Spouses of US citizens are eligible for Green Cards (permanent ...
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The Austrian government took my daughter's US driver's license

Your daughter did not use her US drivers license to acquire an Austrian license, she converted her US license into an Austrian license. This means that she no longer holds a US license, and only holds ...
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Should I get divorced before I can marry again, if the marriage is foreign and between non-citizens?

Yes, your foreign marriage is valid in the US, as evidenced by your having been granted an F-2 visa, and it must be dissolved before you can marry someone else.
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Can a US citizen who's never lived in US vote in US?

Some (but not all) states allow US citizens who've never resided in the US to register to vote in that state if their parent(s) were last domiciled in the US in that state. The Uniformed and Overseas ...
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How long can I stay outside USA after having a Green Card

As an lawful permanent resident (LPR) you are expected to take up residence in the US and you are not allowed to do so in another country. You are allowed to leave the US temporarily, there is no ...
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is it possible to remarry the same person without a divorce for the sake of immigration

Any jurisdiction that recognizes your marriage will not marry you again. If you can find a jurisdiction that does not recognize your marriage but that permits you to marry might marry you without ...
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

It depends on the jurisdiction. You haven't used a tag to indicate one, but the question gives the example of the US. In general, there aren't any legal consequences for having a child out of wedlock....
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Green card holder bringing child to US to live. Any issues with a one way ticket?

I wholeheartedly agree with Nate Eldridge that the best thing to do is to seek the advice of an immigration lawyer before doing this. However let me give you my understanding, having recently had a ...
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How long can I stay outside USA after having a Green Card

As someone who had gone through a similar situation, I know it can be difficult to find the correct answer. The answer given by @sitic is a very good one. In my case, I came to the USA with the green ...
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Can I get deported?

You are almost certainly a US citizen, and have been from birth. For a child born abroad in wedlock to a US citizen parent after 1986, you are a US citizen at birth if your US citizen parent was ...
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Denied visa for reentry to the US because of earlier Medicaid use

There is no ground to deny someone a visa or deny someone entry based on having used Medicaid. There is a ground inadmissibility if someone is "likely to become a public charge", but the ...
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Why does the oath of loyalty to the United States that new U.S. citizens must swear mention seem to include renouncing all foreign citizenships?

The text of the oath was fixed before US law changed with respect to multiple citizenship, and it has not been changed since.
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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? Not at all. You can ...
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Should I get divorced before I can marry again, if the marriage is foreign and between non-citizens?

As other answers have indicated, you must divorce before getting remarried, otherwise your new marriage is invalid. But I think they have oversimplified it and this could very easily turn bad for you....
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Apply for naturalization (N-400) without affecting children

Is it possible for a parent to apply for naturalization in the U.S. (using form N-400), without making their children under 18 years old also citizens? No. The process for US permanent residents, ...
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What electrical goods can I bring from the States, and how can I use them?

If you're lucky, all of your devices will have a label stating what electrical conditions they work under. Your big care is voltage. (I can't speak so much to frequency.) Here are a few real labels ...
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My husband's getting a H1B visa, can I expect any type of work permit in USA?

Unfortunately, the only derived status the spouse of an H-1B can automatically acquire is an H-4, which allows one to live in the US but generally not to work. The exception to the last bit is that, ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

This may be a matter of opinion, but I'll give you my advice from personal experience. Buy everything there in Denmark. If your move is relatively temporary, as in just a couple of years, you can ...
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Working in USA, for a USA company, temporary without a green card?

The usual route to the USA with a job is through the H-1B visa. An H-1B visa is through a lottery system. You must find a company willing to hire you. The company submits an application in the spring. ...
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Barred from the US for 10 years for unlawful presence, but have been traveling in and out of the country via the ESTA waiver program

You need an immigration lawyer ASAP. You might have a permanent bar to entering the USA. For you own benefit ignore any answer that seeks to downplay the seriousness of your situation. Aliens ...
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I may move to the US, but I'm kind of scared of the gun violence

Don’t get fooled by statistics. If you compare the gun violence numbers to the total population, it is still very small, and you will proably never encounter it - I live in the US for 15 years, and I ...
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How can I prove I arrived in the USA in 2016 from Fiji?

You can submit a Freedom of Information Act request with Customs and Border Protection for your arrival/departure records. That's likely to show your entry in 2016, though it could take quite some ...
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Transit through the USA

ESTAs are not visas, and are only available to citizens of countries within the US visa waiver program. As an Indian, you are not eligible. There are no exceptions for Canadian residents. Since the ...
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

Whoever told you that you would have a year's use of your Indian license was wrong. Driver's license eligibility is controlled by each individual state. Maryland DMV ("MVA") says that a new ...
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Getting a Green Card by living out of interests only

No, neither having money in a bank account nor earning work income qualifies a person to immigrate to the US. You generally must be petitioned by a US citizen or permanent resident relative, or ...
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Child born outside USA to Green Card Parents

If your child is born after your wife's immigrant visa is issued, your child can travel to the US together with your wife when she enters with her immigrant visa, and your child can enter the US as an ...
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