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IR1 entry period to USA and medical validity - the 6 month question

IR1 entry period to USA and medical validity - the 6 month question

Old Jul 12th 2016, 1:34 am
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The simple answer is no. You may get a good one, but then again... There's no way to be sure.
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Old Jul 12th 2016, 2:28 am
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Default Re: IR1 entry period to USA and medical validity - the 6 month question

Originally Posted by LA2016 View Post
Hi Rene

Do you think it worth contacting the consulate? I get the sense it may not be, if their answers aren't binding...
Not worth it, in my opinion.

Rene
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by LA2016 View Post
Unfortunately the key date for me is establishing tax residency in the US, and I believe that's when you set foot on US soil, so even if I flew back after that date, the only initial date would be the one for tax purposes.
The tax issue might not be that clear cut (when are they!). It would be worth looking at this guide, especially p7 on dual-status...

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf

Also, do remember that if you come over to activate it you'll need to have your USC sponsor either with you on the plane or already in the States waiting for you.
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