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K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Process & Procedures


  1. K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Case Filing and Progress Reports,
  2. IMBRA Special Topics

Discussion on the US immigration procedure to obtain a K1 Fiance(e) Visa for a non US Citizen (living overseas) engaged to a US Citizen. K2 Visas for children of the foreign fiance(e) (if applicable) are also discussed.

K1 July 2014 Filers - last post by Elleanor

IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures


  1. IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Case Filing and Progress Reports,
  2. K-3 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures,
  3. K-3 Spousal Visa Case Filing and Progress Reports

Discussion on the US immigration procedure to obtain a IR1 or CR1 Spouse Visa for a non US Citizen (living overseas) married to a US Citizen. IR2 and CR2 Visas for children of a foreign spouse are also discussed.

NVC Filers - October 2014 - last post by Qbanita

Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General Discussion

Discussion on an expedited IR1 / CR1 Visa processing procedure if both the US Citizen and their non US Citizen spouse are living overseas (residence).

Not so swell in Frankfurt - last post by paulfrederic

Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America

Discussion on bringing a US Citizen's family members (other than a spouse or fiance) to America. This includes bringing children, parents, brothers and sisters. For spouses please see the K3 or IR-1 forums.

Employment letter for AOS - last post by Mrs.B

Bringing Family Members of Permanent Residents to America

Discussion on bringing a Permanent Resident's (Green Card Holder's) family members to America. This can include bringing a spouse (husband or wife) or children.

AP after interview - Will J... - last post by Bertoli

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Living abroad, unmarried an... - last post by Lainie B

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Tourist Visas

Discussion on tourist visas (B-1/B-2) to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

Marriage after arriving on... - last post by Dakine10

Work Visas

Discussion on Work based visas to the USA. Hundreds of thousands of people each year enter the US and potentially may even choose to stay and immigrate to the US. H, L, O, P and Q Visas are discussed here.

F1 to H1B - last post by Boiler

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

Discussion on Student (F & M) and Exchange Visitor (J) Visas for the USA. Many people come to the US each year with a student or Exchange visa and ultimately may find long term work or even immigrate with their new or existing family.

URGENT: EAD Denied, F-1 out... - last post by student14

Diversity Lottery Visas

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available visas annually, drawn from a random selection among all entries from eligible countries. This is an immigrant visa that allows a direct path to becoming a US Permanent Resident.

Reopened DS260 - last post by tchock

Toggle Consulate & USCIS Service Center Discussion Consulate & USCIS Service Center Discussion

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National Visa Center (Dept of State)

Discussion on the US National Visa Center. All petitions for Visas pass through the NVC before going overseas. If you are wondering "What's up at the NVC!", then post here! NVC Phone# 603-334-0700.

Urgent Help Needed PLEASE - last post by Indyiale32

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

Discussion on US embassies and Consulates around the world. Visa specific questions should be posted in their respective forums. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Visa Approved! Review and D... - last post by Phillip Wu

Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g)

Discussion on administrative processes and waivers required for US visa applicants that have been found inadmissible or previously deported, removed or voluntarily departed the US without an order of deportation.

New Islamabad AP-Tracker, P... - last post by kaleem999

USCIS Service Centers

Discussion on the 5 major USCIS Service Centers: Texas, Vermont, Nebraska, California and Missouri (National Benefits Center). To find out current processing times click here.

Why is it so much faster fo... - last post by ayla_42

Toggle US Visa Holder and Permanent Resident Immigration Discussion US Visa Holder and Permanent Resident Immigration Discussion

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Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

Discussion on filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) to become a permanent resident in America. This process is lengthy and can be confusing at first. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Can I get married in one st... - last post by sandra3711

Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

Discussion on filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from a Work, Student or Tourist Visa. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Starting to get frustrated... - last post by CdnRN

Working & Traveling During US Immigration


  1. Social Security Numbers

Discussion on working and traveling for US immigrants both before and after obtaining US Permanent Residence. Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Advance Parole (AP) and Social Security Numbers (SSN) (in its sub-forum) are discussed here.

I applied for re-entry perm... - last post by Hypnos

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Setting up a bank account t... - last post by Ryan H

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

Discussion on "Removing Conditions" for Conditional Permanent Residents (I-751).

marriage proof documents fo... - last post by shendon

US Citizenship General Discussion


  1. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA),
  2. Passports, etc. - What to do now that you are a US citizen

Discussion on filing for Naturalization (N-400) to become a US Citizen. This is for anyone wishing to become a US Citizen despite how they entered the US.

N400 New Orleans - last post by Buckyball

Effects of Major Family Changes on Immigration Benefits

Discussion on topics such as divorce or even the loss of life of a petitioning relative (Family Member) and how it may affect immigration related benefits.

I want a divorce - last post by TBoneTX

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on US immigration for US military members and their families.

How to Expedite Process in... - last post by ladyliberty

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Immigration reform-Obama - last post by Hypnos

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Off Topic

Off Topic discussion not relating to US Immigration. For politics or religion please use the below sub forum.

I Don't Often Rant; but... - last post by TBoneTX

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the local Temperatu... - last post by Phillip Wu

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

Discussion on the latest news, current events and hot social topics including politics and religion.

The 9 Biggest Myths About I... - last post by ExExpat

Regional Discussion


  1. Africa: Sub-Saharan,
  2. Asia: East and Pacific,
  3. Asia: South,
  4. Australia and New Zealand,
  5. Canada,
  6. Caribbean,
  7. China,
  8. Europe & Eurasia (except the UK and Russia),
  9. India,
  10. Mexico, Latin & South America,
  11. Middle East and North Africa,
  12. Philippines,
  13. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus,
  14. Thailand,
  15. United Kingdom,
  16. Vietnam

Discussion on US Immigration from major regions around the world. Topics include travel, moving, what to eat and any other experience you may wish to share or inquire about. Have fun!

interview check list pls he... - last post by jack1564

Moving to the US and Your New Life In America

Post your experiences after arriving in America. How has your life changed? Share things like if you got work authorization; is it what you thought it would be; are you happy, etc.

Status confirmation at DMV - last post by TBoneTX

Finding Work in America

Discussion on finding work in America as a new or current US immigrant. Often times something as simple as "references" from previous employment overseas can difficult. With any luck, this forum will bring the power of the community together to help everyone find work in the US :).

BSN graduate from PH findin... - last post by millionmileslove

Introducing our Members

Enter a short bit about yourself and your family member :)

Just got married to LPR - f... - last post by Rian Treasures

General Polls

This section is where general polls are kept. If it directly relates to another category, post it there instead. Stop by and drop your vote!

Last name change. - last post by Caryh

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

AOS FEE AND IV FEE and othe... - last post by pcwatson-nelson

Site-Related Discussion - Updates, Ideas, etc.

This is where you can discuss what you think about the site. Feel free to post what you think!

Just wondering how to... - last post by KayDeeCee



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  • Just got married to LPR - filed 130 F2A 
    Last Reply: Rian Treasures, Today, 05:25 AM
    Hi all, I am a new joiner & I would like to ask a couple of questions . I am maried to LPR ,& we filed for 130 F2A , 12-sept-2014 is our PD . We are from...
  • NVC Filers - October 2014 
    Last Reply: Qbanita, Today, 05:22 AM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  This thread is strictly for questions and progress. If you want to rant about this ridiculous process,...
  • interview check list pls help me clear the confusion 
    Last Reply: jack1564, Today, 05:20 AM
    We are having our interview in less than 19 days and even when we have tried to be prepared there are certain things that we re not sure what to do with and i think the " what t...
  • Not so swell in Frankfurt 
    Last Reply: paulfrederic, Today, 05:18 AM
    Hello Forum!Last monday me and my wife (currently living in Berlin) travelled to Frankfurt for our appointment at the usics, and we submitted the I-130.The issue is mostly with...
  • K1 July 2014 Filers 
    Last Reply: Elleanor, Today, 05:15 AM
    I just filed my application yesterday 7/10/14. Any other July filers out there? Goodluck to everyone!

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      01 Oct
    joyce1213

    Hi everyone! I am having my biometrics schedule next week through USCIS Charlotte office. I am just curioushow long will the EAD arrive after the biometrics?thanks for taking a reply in advance!

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      29 Sep
    HettyandSaid

    Official Case Complete via Email!! Now waiting for our interview date!!! finally!!!!

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