I am Dutch Citizen and I have a B1/B2 visa, expiry 2022; I work overseas for a Dutch international company;
I enjoying spending time as a visitor in the USA but prefer to be renting (or even purchasing and sub-renting a part of) a house/apartment instead of staying in hotels all the time.
I have a girlfriend in USA so I visit her a lot, but I do not reside in the USA, because my work location is overseas (Panama). Once I was "interrogated" by CBP at the airport of residing in the USA, which I don't. I am not very familiar with the definitions of Resident or Non-Resident, but I read something about being classified as Resident Alien if you are more 183 years over 3 years in the USA, which I haven't been.
You can rent a house and you can also have a bank account on the B-2. If you come into the United States a lot BCP is going to question your intent. You are permitted to visit but not work or have the intent to stay as an immigrant. 183 days is a definition Of resident for tax purposes. I suggest carrying a letter from your employer showing you work And live in Panama. When you come into the United States.
Yes, you can rent or purchase a property in the United States. Depending on your planned use of the property and how it will be titled, there are tax considerations to be aware of before you purchase and preliminary planning can save you a bunch. There are lenders who specialize in foreign national loans. In regards to the length of stay in the U.S. B-1\B-2 visitors are admitted to the U.S. for the certain length of time generally this is for a period of 6-months or less with the possibility of extension. The length of stay for a B-1\B-2 visitor cannot exceed one year.
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