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About millefleur

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    СПб - PDX

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa (DCF)
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    Russia
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    I am the USC (petitioner)

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  1. millefleur

    Moscow appointment

    Oh no....was it sent by Pony Express?
  2. USC - US Citizen LPR - Legal Permanent Resident, a.k.a. GC holder GC - Green Card
  3. I think it is hard to generalize as some people just aren't detail oriented enough to navigate the paperwork maze, but when it comes to things like taxes and insurance, I agree that the USC will usually be much better informed. For high fraud countries and cases with a lot of red flags, the USC's involvement is clearly paramount, I don't see how such cases would ever get approved otherwise. It's not against the TOS for beneficiaries to seek out all the info themselves, even if it does seem like a huge red flag in certain cases, it's USCIS's call at the end of the day....and trust me, if folks here on VJ are suspicious of a beneficiary, they will call them out on that. This is a no holds barred forum when it comes to that, much to the chagrin of the mods... A strictly "no sugarcoating" (unofficial) policy enforced around here!
  4. Yes, it is possible to travel with the cat in the cabin, there are certain requirements/restrictions around that depending on the airline. Usually each airline will have a "traveling with pets" section on their website. Calling and double checking with the airlines directly over the phone is also recommended. There are a quite a few people here on VJ who know about traveling with cats, so hopefully they will chime in soon.
  5. Via Fortune The Amazon saga continues...Trump lambasts Amazon for paying too little taxes, then passes tax cuts that allows Amazon to pay even less... 🤷‍♀️
  6. **Moved from Tourist Visas to Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g); question is beyond the realm of usual tourist visa situation**
  7. millefleur

    Wedgies, si man!

    Can confirm, lol. I had to double check out of curiosity and my husband looked at me like this and said "I thought that was only a stupid gimmick that existed in Hollywood movies?? Do people actually DO THAT here?!??"
  8. There are multiple circumstances under which US citizenship can be revoked: https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartL-Chapter2.html
  9. Right on, she's kind of like the Milo Yiannopoulos of the Boomer generation.
  10. Ah, jury duty...I've been a USC my entire life and I've never been called! No idea why, guess I'm just (un)lucky. I wanted to mention one more possible con, depending on if this applies based on each country's own rules: if you ever plan to work for the government in your home country, having dual citizenship could be a con because they might not give you top secret clearance or may view dual citizenship as problematic. This is how it works in the US, dual citizens are not able to obtain the security clearance needed to apply for jobs that work closely with the US government. So, there is that, depending on what field you work in or if you ever have ambitions to work with governments.
  11. Oh wow! Well, she's an oldie on the right, used to write a ton of those pop-political books that were bestsellers back in the 2000's, kind of like Hannity but without ever having her own TV show to back it up. She fell into relative obscurity during the Obama years, but she still has a following of those who remember her from the W Bush days. She's been critical of Trump lately, but that's not too surprising because she's always been more of an establishment Republican.
  12. **Removed duplicate thread and moved this thread from Passports, etc. - What to do now that you are a US citizen to US Citizenship General Discussion**
  13. I don't know what country you are from, but in the case of our situation, getting US citizenship is a huge benefit because it opens up global travel in terms of no longer requiring a visa to places like Schengen European countries and many others. The US passport is one of the best in the world in terms of travel benefits. The other obvious benefit I can see is that, if for some reason you relocated abroad outside of the US and wanted to return down the road, you would not have to go through the paperwork nightmare that is US immigration is because you'd be a citizen. I know one of the major drawbacks to a US passport is that citizens are required to pay taxes even if they live/work abroad, but in my opinion the pros significantly outweigh the cons.
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