Karlson
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How do I deal with PPACA ("Obamacare") as an expatriate (US citizen)?
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This is described on the IRS site on individual and shared responsibility question 12. Are US citizens living abroad subject to the individual shared responsibility provision? Yes. However, U.S. ...

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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?
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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 ...

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Can a speeding citation/conviction prevent receiving a green card?
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The answer may heavily depend on the circumstances but in general a speeding ticket won't be an issue according to instructions to I-485: NOTE: Unless a traffic insident was alcohol or drug-related,...

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Working as contractor in USA as foreign citizen (EU)
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Having a company registered in the US doesn't allow you to be present in the US to do work. The most common visa that computer specialists get is H1B but with that you can't really be a freelancer. ...

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Will I receive Social Security outside the U.S.?
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You can look at the Your Payments while Outside US from Social Security Administration. On pages 12 and 13 of the booklet you can find the list of countries where you cannot receive the payments, ...

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What countries offer descendant citizenship (by blood) further back than 1 generation?
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Off the top of my head Israel. Under the Law of Return if at least 1 of your grandparents was Jewish you can return to Israel and obtain citizenship. Additionally Lithuania has a condition that if ...

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My grandfather was an Estonian, can I get a EU Citizenship?
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Your grandfather cannot pass the citizenship to you directly according to the Citizenship Act, only to your parents: Chapter 2 Conditions for acquisition of Estonian citizenship § 5. ...

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Does the US J1 visa require significant legwork for the sponsor?
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If you're interested in the requirements imposed on the sponsors you can look through them them on NAFSA site. If you look at some of the requirements imposed on the sponsor the company of 30 ...

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Holidays in US for close relative's funeral in EU?
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As far as I know there is no guideline that requires an employer to provide you bereavement leave either paid or unpaid. In the US Government provides 3 days leave for death of a relative as results ...

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Why can't my father bring us to Canada when he is already a Canadian citizen?
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Basically in order for your father to bring your mother or you to Canada he will need to go through the procedure of Family Based Sponsorship. The procedure is well documented and well known. The ...

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Going to USA from France with my girlfriend
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I actually wasn't able to find the information direcly from USCIS but University of Washington gives a clarification on the subject: Domestic partners are not eligible for H-4 status but may apply ...

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How does gaining a second citizenship affect a prenuptial agreement?
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The generic issue is as I stated in the comment the application of the prenuptial agreement signed in another country and usually governed by the laws of another country to the divorce proceeding and ...

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What Countries Offer Citizenship Based on Ethnicity and How Does One Prove Ethnicity?
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Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive list of the countries offering the right of return to people of native ethnic descent. The ones that I am mostly familiar with would be Germany under which people ...

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How do I apply for H1B Visa?
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You will need to get a job in the US and have employer submit paperwork( Forms I-129 for USCIS and ETA-9035(LCA)) for you to be able to receive an H-1B and then you will need to apply for a visa. ...

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Time between Green Card and SSN?
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Based on the information in the Application for Social Security you should be able to receive one 7-14 days from the moment the application is filed. 16 Show an address where you can receive your ...

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As a US Citizen with Mexican residency status, where must I pay income tax?
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This is an ugly subject for the US citizens given the taxation of the global income. Having said that you may need to look at US-Mexico Tax Treaty, and the supporting Technical Explanation, The ...

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Working remotely for an offshore company while on a working holiday visa
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The only information I found from any source including DFA is: Applicants must have sufficient funds to support themselves for at least the initial part of the holiday or in the event of failing to ...

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Should (or can) I submit my academic degrees while applying for permanent residence in the US?
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Given that you will be applying for an adjustment of status based on your marriage to a US citizen and using form I-485 to do it you won't be providing it to USCIS. There is generally no need for a ...

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As a UK citizen am I entitled to Paternity leave for a child born in Japan?
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Generally speaking where your child is born doesn't seem to be a concern for the eligibility for Paternity Leave. You can also try to fill out the form SC3 for your employer to see if the place or ...

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Will my US overstay affect my chances of getting a UK Work Visa
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It might. According to the Treaty between US and UK on Immigration Information Sharing: “Information” means data on Nationals of a Third Country seeking authorization to transit through, travel to,...

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Passport validity for H1B visa stamping
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According to Department of State one of the required documents listed is passport with validity 6 months beyond your period of stay in the United States: Passport valid for travel to the United ...

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Are Turkey's customs fees for international mail high?
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This is absolutely normal. Every country has a maximum amount allowed to be received in a country without the customs duty. The amount you have listed obviously exceeded that amount. And when you ...

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How to get proof of Cambodian nationality?
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According to the law of nationality (another reference) you should be recognized as having Cambodian/Khmer citizenship by the government of Cambodia. Article 4: Shall obtain khmer ...

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What is the process to change your US name while on a green card?
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You will need petition the court to change your name officially this will likely need to happen where you live but as an example you can look at the New York City's court page. Once that is done you ...

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Can my local consulting agency obtain an L1-visa
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Ye Standard Disclaimers: IANAL, Past performance doesn't guarantee future results. As @littleadv pointed out this would require some creative lawyering in order to get you an L-1B visa. There is very ...

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What can I do about getting a visa to work in the US as a Canadian?
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Given that you are a student I would suggest looking for an Exchange Program and a J1 visa. To obtain a TN visa you need to be a professional with a degree according to the published list. But in ...

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Are there any private pensions, life annuities, or similar, suitable for people working in many different countries throughout their lives?
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Yes there are such plans available but they may not be available yet on individual basis. Namely the may be available for large multinational corporations rather then individual employees or self-...

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Living in the US on an F2 visa and working remotely for a Canadian company
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There is a discussion of the same for the person working in India the answer is overwhelmingly no. The reason is that any income from any source has to be reported on the Tax Returns that you will ...

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Buying vegemite in New York?
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Most things that you cannot find in the local supermarket, and you're unlikely to find it in any local supermarket, may be possible to find on Amazon as long as it is not perishable. In this ...

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Visa when having a Canadian partner (out of marriage)?
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In order to be able to obtain a Canadian permanent residency a Canadian citizen can sponsor you for permanent residency. To determine eligibility you can look at the CIC page, which states: You ...

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