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Can you enter competitions without a visa?

Old Sep 28th 2018, 10:12 pm
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Maybe a bit of a stupid question...but as I can't work for a few months (or even volunteer) I may as well use the time trying to get good stuff by other means!
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Old Sep 28th 2018, 10:19 pm
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Depends on the competition. If there is fine print, read it. If you are thinking of car racing, marathon running, etc. the organization should have a website. If you don't get paid for participating, IMHO I can see why not.
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Old Sep 28th 2018, 10:26 pm
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Depends on the competition. If there is fine print, read it. If you are thinking of car racing, marathon running, etc. the organization should have a website. If you don't get paid for participating, IMHO I can see why not.
I think I'm using UK terminology rather than US...perhaps contest or sweepstakes would be better?

So as a very random example that I just searched for;

https://www.republiclab.com/iphone-x-giveaway/
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Old Sep 28th 2018, 10:33 pm
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Yes, you can, but as Rete said make sure you read all the fine print to make sure it's not limited to USCs or US PRs.

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Old Sep 28th 2018, 10:49 pm
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Excellent. Thank you!
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I know in NYS you need to be a PR to collect your winnings. Since you are married to a US citizen, she can always claim any winnings that you are unsure of.
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Remember that prizes are taxable income.
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Complete the caption competition and win X for life?
I seem to recall reading about people who entered competitions like these almost for a living.
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