International Marriage filter: When a US Citizen marries a foreigner, what process is involved in bringing the new spouse to the US and getting permanent resident status? [more inside]
How do I get personal information from banks and utility companies? For immigration purposes I need to gain access to utility bills from old addresses and bank loans I co-signed. How do I get utility companies and banks to give this information to me in a prompt and timely fashion? [more inside]
Asking on behalf of an American friend, who's been working in Canada (BC) for the last 3+ years: does anybody have advice on how best to get started on applying for citizenship? [more inside]
I'm a US citizen, while my wife is from Canada, and is in the US on a K3 visa while we work on getting her Green Card. The downside of this is that until she gets either that Green Card or a work permit, she can't be employed in the US. I filed my taxes as "Married Filing Jointly," and was informed that because she has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, rather than a Social Security Number, I would not be getting my "Economic Stimulus (Bush Bribe)" check. Does anyone understand the rationale here? Why does her status preclude my receiving my payment?
Very old parking tickets/fines and US immigration... do I have to pay up when I come home? [more inside]
Any recommended online language translation services? (for a foreign birth certificate). [more inside]
Our daughter, 4 years old now, was born in California while my wife and I (both Canadians) were working legally in Los Angeles. She obviously has a US birth certificate and SIN but lives in Canada. Will this make things easier for her should she want to study in the US when she gets to University age or will it be of no advantage whatsoever?
H1B question: Can I go on leave without pay and remain in continual employment, for the purposes of transferring the H1B to a new employer? [more inside]
Bean-counterFilter: How do I find an accountant? I'd ask around, but we have special needs.... [more inside]
I'm completely confused about UK immigration policy and am getting conflicting information re: extended stays for academic research. [more inside]
How can I bring my 16 year old nephew to live with me in America? He wants to attend college here but it is so expensive for foreign students. I am an American citizen. Any suggestion is appreciated
Wanted: Most expedient and financially prudent way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. [more inside]
Is it possible for a US citizen to live in Canada and work remotely for a US company? [more inside]
Moving around in the EU - how about them fjords there? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
I am a US citizen. My fiance is a UK citizen. We want to live in the US. In fact, we already own a home together, and he is making trips back and forth. We don't want to wait the 6+ months it will take for a K-1 visa to be approved before we get married. Can we legally marry while he is here on a tourist visa? If we do, does he have to return to the UK if we file for a change of status? What problems might this cause with immigration?
How hard is it for a third country national to work in Austria after going through university there?
How hard is it for a third country national to work in Austria after going through university there? [more inside]
I need a resolution! to keep going! [more inside]
What's a job that's easy to get that requires a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
I'm a Canadian going to grad school in the U.S. I don't have a student Visa as it is not required for Canadians - we only need to show an approved I-20 form at the border - and I'm trying to figure out if and where I can work. I'm employed by the University as a TA but I'm not sure if I can work anywhere off campus or how that might be done. Any thoughts?
I am a Canadian citizen who is earning the final credits of a degree online. In the meantime, I would like to take my stellar bartending skills on the road and reside in the U.S. I know the process is likely excruciating, but how can one do it? [more inside]
How do you establish your credit rating and rental history in one country when you're from another one?
How do you establish your credit rating and rental history in one country when you're from another one? [more inside]
What are countries to which a US citizen can easily immigrate/move? [more inside]
I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
Creating a citizenship class for ESOL students: any web resources, books, or other forms of support out there? [more inside]
ImmigrationFilter: Can I stay to appeal? [more inside]
Like a lot of Latinos, I have a huge name. I am afraid that, in the long run, it may get me in trouble in the US. Help me prevent it. [more inside]
Where exactly did my ancestors disembark in New York when they arrived from Ireland? [more inside]
I'd like to put together a "K-1 Visa Kit" full of office supplies to make the process as easy as possible for my sister and her boyfriend. What do I need? [more inside]
What is your favorite book or DVD series about Mexico? Particularly historical fiction or contemporary fiction. Preferably in English, but if you have a great recommendation in Spanish, I'd take that too! My grandmother thanks you! [more inside]
An Ethiopian friend, who has her green card, would like to bring over her sister's youngest son (I believe he is eight years old) to live with her in Washington, DC. Is this even possible and how likely is this to happen in the near future?
Is this illegal? I'm a Canadian living in the US legally but not allowed to work. I run an online business based out of Canada (use a Canadian address for all payments, bank account etc...). I suppose I'm working for a Canadian company (my own) but living in the US. Additionally, and I haven't done this yet, would importing revenues from the business to use for living expenses affect the legality?
LegalFilter: My friend wants to care for her brother's 2 children for 1 year while he gets his life in order following a messy divorce. She lives in the US. The children live in Japan. How can visas, schooling, etc be arranged? [more inside]
Looking to do a story on first-generation South/Asian immigrants in the South Bay area. Where do I start? [more inside]
A dear friend of mine desperately wants to improve his life and follow his dreams. I live in a far freer country so I'm unsure of exactly how best to show him support sometimes. I want to tell him not to give up hope and to work hard towards his goals, that it's the only way they'll happen. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I'm just being an overly optimistic American, though. I want to help him in any way I can, but we take for granted the possibilities we have here. Things are far different in his country than in mine and I know that. So I feel a bit useless as support. Insights, please... [more inside]
The soon to be Mrs Mutant and I have a question about entering the United States for the sole purpose of marrying... [more inside]
I'm American, my girlfriend's from the EU. We're both graduating soon. How can we be together? [more inside]
Will my permanent resident visa be transferred to my new passport? [more inside]
Emigrating from the US: what would be the best countries to immigrate to? [more inside]
My husband and I have been in the process of getting him US citizenship for the last five years. We have been interviewed, submitted reams of forms, the usual. But it's not enough. [more inside]
Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?
I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year -- can his five-year-old attend school?
My friend is an American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year. Can his five-year-old attend school? [more inside]
What is behind / has triggered this recent American obsession with its immigration issues/problems? [more inside]
In about 10 days, my fiancée will be entering the US on a K1 visa. Some questions inside. [more inside]
Daughter of a Chinese fiance/wife is facing deportation, because the gov't dragged their feet. Is there recourse?
I have a friend who has a dire immigration problem. He, a US citizen, married and relocated his wife and her daughter from China to the US. The INS is going to deport her daughter. We want to fight it. Lengthy details, of varying complexity involving government malfeasance, etc. inside. [more inside]
We're Canadian. Cousin did semester in Hawaii a few years ago, fell in love with a boy. A few months ago they got married, hoping to ease the green card situation so she could work there legally & they could continue to be together while he finishes school. But now she can't leave and doesn't have a viable sponsor, so she's stuck in limbo. [more inside]
I know that there was quite a bit of immigration from China in the late 1800s. My question is, have the descendants of those immigrants ethnically assimilated into the rest of 'white' America, or have they retained their ethnic identity throughout the 20th century to today? Most Chinese-Americans that I have met are more recent immigrants, so I have no idea.
[independence day filter] so how do I become a citizen? [more inside]
H1B-filter: If someone is employed on an H1B visa and the company goes under and / or he gets "laid off", how much time would he have to get a new visa by just transferring it to the new company before having to apply for a new visa? [more inside]