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US Immigration & Visa Guides

Family Visa Guides (Overview):

  Immigration Guides for a Spouse or Fiance(e):

BEGIN HERE: What Visa Do We Need?
A Quick Comparison (K-1 Fiance Visa, K-3 Spouse Visa, Etc)
Guides if you are engaged:
----- K1 Fiance Visa Guide, K1 Visa Flowchart, K1 Fiance Visa Tips
Guides if you are married:
US Citizen lives in the US & Spouse lives overseas:
----- Option 1: CR-1 / IR-1 Spouse Visa and I-130 Petition Guide
----- Option 2: K3 Visa Guide, K3 Flowchart
----- NVC Case Status, NVC Process, NVC FAQs
US Citizen and Spouse both live/reside in the US:
----- I-130 Petition and Adjustment of Status Guide
US Citizen and Spouse both live/reside overseas:
Direct Consular Filing Information
Guides if you are a Widow(er) of a US Citizen:
----- Widow(er) US Immigration Guide

Immigration Guides for Other Family Members:

Siblings (brothers/sisters) of US Citizens:
----- Overview, Procedure

Children of US Citizens or Permanent Residents:
----- Overview, Procedure

Parents of US Citizens:
----- Overview, Procedure

Non-Immigrant Visa Guides:

Visitor Visa Guide: Business, Pleasure, Tourist, Medical Treatment

Temporary Worker Visa Guide

Student Visa Guide

US Exchange Visitor Visa Guide

US Diversity Visa Lottery Guide

Permanent Residency, Work and Overseas Travel:

Applying for US Permanent Residency (Green Card):
----- Adjustment of Status Guide (K1 & K3 Visa Holders)
      (Explains concurrent filing for an EAD and Advance Parole)
----- K1 Visa Adjustment of Status Tips
----- K2 Visa Adjustment of Status Tips

Removing Conditions On Permanent Residency:
----- Guide to Lifting Conditions: I-751

Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card:
----- How to Renew Your Green Card
----- How to Replace Your Green Card

Obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN):
----- How to get a Social Security Number Guide

Working & Traveling:
----- Employment Authorization Document (I-765) Guide
      (Before Green Card)
----- International Travel as a US Permanent Resident
----- USCIS Travel Documents

Becoming a US Citizen (Naturalization):

US Naturalization Guide (N-400), US Naturalization Process
US Naturalization Requirements

Immigration Medical Information:

USCIS Designated Civil Surgeons List
USCIS Vaccination Requirements
Medical Exam Information

Other Important Things to Know:

USCIS Receipt Number - What Does It Mean & Case Status
Paying Immigration Fees
NVC Case Status, Contact Info & Shortcuts
General Assembly Instructions
Adjustment of Status from other Visa Types
Bringing Animals to America Guide
Affidavit of Support Tips
Example Forms
Example Interview Questions
Q&A Session with a former USCIS Adjudicator
I-130 FAQ's
DS-160 FAQ's
Online Electronic I-94 Information

Special Circumstances:

Impact of Changes in Family Status
(Divorce from, Death of, or Abuse by a USC or LPR Spouse)
Criminal Record