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shadow
1 minute ago, SomeRandomGuy said:

Yeah i noticed that also.   I kinda need to come back and forth here a little bit anyway so all is good on that front and I would be interested in residency there but not citizenship unless dual citizenship is an option then all good I would work something out longer term if that is the case.    

Those sort of things are decided as it is happening and as time goes on.  

As long as you spend more time outside the US than in it, the tourist visa would probably work for you. Yes, a US citizen can have dual citizenship, however, you would not be eligible for citizenship until you lived in the US for 5 years on a green card, and can't have spent more than 30 months of that 5 years outside the US.

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SkyMan
1 hour ago, shadow said:

A B2 visa is extendable for a maximum of another 6 months. He may get away with doing one visa run, but after that, unless he is spending more time abroad than in the US, his B2 will be revoked. However, he should also be eligible for a green card of his own, depending on the visa status and type of his wife (assuming she will be H1B). 

Well, I was looking at avoiding the green card and the tax problems associated with that. If he can stay on B2 long enough to get through the ENT program she wants to do and then they can move on to whatever they want to do after that.

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shadow
3 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

Well, I was looking at avoiding the green card and the tax problems associated with that. If he can stay on B2 long enough to get through the ENT program she wants to do and then they can move on to whatever they want to do after that.

He can stay for a year or maybe 18 months using the tourist visa without applying for the green card. I guess if he considers that as beneficial to her career, it would suit them fine.

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Irenicus
On 7/17/2019 at 8:21 AM, SomeRandomGuy said:

Are there certain places that just suck in the states that we should avoid at all costs?

As others have said, the big cities are very expensive.

I would recommend checking out the redneck states - North and South Carolina are very nice, Georgia is cool and West Virginia is gorgeous.  If you are living in a country area, it will be much like living in the Philippines - the people are simple, religious and not very smart.  You can also buy all the guns you want but you will have to deal with a lot of firearm suicides.  Drug addiction (hillbilly heroin) is pretty bad as well.  But at least you will have Wal-Mart.

If I was going to live in the US again, I would probably choose the Carolinas.  I spent four years there at Fort Bragg and traveled around quite a bit.  It's a beautiful area with temperate weather, gorgeous parks and kick ass white sand beaches.  

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SkyMan
20 minutes ago, Irenicus said:

As others have said, the big cities are very expensive.

But probably kind of necessary for the wife's medical program. 

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CardiacKid
2 hours ago, Irenicus said:

the people are simple, religious and not very smart. 

While seemingly not rising to the level of your obvious sophistication. The simple, religious and not very smart rednecks are the core of this country. They provided the framework to support your elitist lifestyle. Without them you might be spouting your sophistication as you scrabble in your garden to grow something to eat. Or arising early for the drive to the General store to see if they have received anything. 

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HongKongPhooey
3 hours ago, Irenicus said:

If you are living in a country area, it will be much like living in the Philippines - the people are simple, religious and not very smart.  You can also buy all the guns you want but you will have to deal with a lot of firearm suicides.  Drug addiction (hillbilly heroin) is pretty bad as well.  But at least you will have Wal-Mart.

Or move up to Boston and deal with a bunch of condescending pricks who can’t even stand being around themselves that when they retire they move to the Carolinas and pretend they don’t shop at Walmart.

I joke, I joke. I love Boston and the Carolinas are nice but I think you are optimistic in thinking you have a choice.  Residencies are like university applications: it all depends on where you get accepted. You might not have much of a choice. 

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SomeRandomGuy
5 hours ago, HongKongPhooey said:

 

I joke, I joke. I love Boston and the Carolinas are nice but I think you are optimistic in thinking you have a choice.  Residencies are like university applications: it all depends on where you get accepted. You might not have much of a choice. 

This is a fair point actually.   

Good reality check thank you

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savarity



You can also buy all the guns you want but you will have to deal with a lot of firearm suicides.  


Neither one of them will be eligible to purchase firearms, but I assume you're joking anyway.
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shadow
1 hour ago, savarity said:


 

 


Neither one of them will be eligible to purchase firearms, but I assume you're joking anyway.

 

A green card holder can legally purchase and own a firearm in most states, but let us not divert too far off topic, this is not a gun debate.

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As a permanent resident, you will be issued a green card which implies that you have a number of rights. Some of these rights include the ability to:

Live permanently anywhere in the United States

Legally apply for work in the U.S.

Petition your spouse or unmarried children to immigrate to the U.S.

Obtain government benefits, including Social Security and Medicare, so long as you are eligible

Own real property in the U.S.

Obtain a driver’s license in your state of residence

Join specified branches of the U.S. Military

Leave and re-enter the U.S. under certain circumstances (though they are generally not eligible for automatic revalidation programs for non-immigrants)

Purchase and own a firearm, pursuant to local and state restrictions

https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/immigration-rights-of-lawful-permanent-residents.html


 

 

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battleborn

I lived in Reno, Nevada for my last 10yrs in the US.  Really enjoyed it.  Lot of entertainment in town, international airport, close to Lake Tahoe, University of Nevada etc. and close to Calif. if you have to visit.

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Chris24

OK, this may be a bit late, but today I ran across a Youtube video that squarely addresses OP's question.

 

 

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