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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 September 2014 Filers (TSC) - last post by April+Daniel

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 - February 2015 - last post by spousewaitingvisa

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).

I 864 or I 864a? - last post by Mike-G

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.

F1 case complete and waitin... - last post by f1junkie

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.

awol - last post by Boiler

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

a difficult choice k-1 - last post by NLR

Toggle Non-Family Based US Visa Discussion Non-Family Based US Visa Discussion

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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.

Doubt with dates, am I gonn... - last post by PeruvyandGringa

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.

Can I change my E-2 employe... - 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.

Visa Denial on Record - EST... - last post by lileepad

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.

Entering US For the first t... - last post by Lorvin

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.

STUCK @ NVC for AP Part II - last post by mechai

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.

####### Fistula ( fistula i... - last post by Al422

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.

Waiver available, for prev.... - last post by Boiler

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.

VSC anyone? - last post by PeteandJoe

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.

December 2014 AOS Filers - last post by Hiroshi 宏

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.

Chicago AOS Timelines - last post by pkie1985

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.

Can't get SSN because U... - last post by shana.mike

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Health Coverage penalty fee - last post by janet&adonis

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Submitting my sons birth ce... - last post by Nich-Nick

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.

Citizenship - last post by Boiler

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.

returning resident - last post by Boiler

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

AOS application for expedite - last post by joclep

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

dual citizenship for our ne... - last post by piglett

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Off Topic

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

Gone with the Rant - last post by NLR

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Abbreviation Meanings - Abbr - last post by KASH2011

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

When Clint Eastwood Threate... - 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!

UK VJers Progress Update Th... - last post by shana.mike

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.

POE in different city, firs... - last post by melragheb

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 :).

Finding a job with a diplom... - last post by Dohan

Introducing our Members

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

Hello all from Houston, TX... - last post by April+Daniel

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!

Video Games - last post by NLR

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Despite Obama, immigration... - last post by Blueblood

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!

Timeline set parameters cre... - last post by marktwh



Latest Immigration Posts

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    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC. Good luck to all! Please read everything below, whether this is your first month or third     ...
  • UK VJers Progress Update Thread 
    Last Reply: shana.mike, Today, 11:33 AM
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    Last Reply: Bntelyemen, Today, 11:33 AM
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    Last Reply: Hershe, Today, 11:31 AM
    Hi, I would like to ask VJers if someone had a similar case as mine.I am applying for a K1 visa with my daughter as dependent.The petition has already been approved and my...
  • To the Canadian filers out there 
    Last Reply: NLR, Today, 11:30 AM
    Hi all,  this will be a bit of a  "Woe is me" post, so if that bugs you please don't read. I know there are people in worse situations, but this is me, and right...

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    I just paid visa yesterday at 10:50am. Embassy says that i have to wait 4 hours after so i can schedule my appointment interview. It's almost more than 24 hours but i can't still schedule because when I enter the receipt number from the MRV that I have downloaded, it says "No record found, the receipt number doesn't disappear yet. What should I do now?

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