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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.

General timeline question (... - last post by Matt and Ângela

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.

Wish - last post by fbragasilva88

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).

Advice needed - Should I wa... - last post by Eric & Idalia

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.

ALL F4's 2 - last post by joy123

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.

April 2015 interview for F2A - last post by sarah.fouad

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

In H1B process, can I apply... - last post by sanmi

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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.

Travel History and non immi... - last post by Teddy B

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.

Transfer H1B ( new Cap-Exem... - last post by sbadri2001

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.

F-1 VISA HELP - last post by olaopts

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.

Petitioner refuses to suppo... - last post by linijka

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.

I-864 or I-864A - NVC - last post by fbragasilva88

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.

Colombian Embassy, One year... - last post by TBoneTX

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.

CR1/IR1 K VISA STUCK IN AP... - last post by Natasha&Noor

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.

Error in I-194 document(Rep... - last post by AsoRock2010

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.

Notice of Potential Intervi... - last post by GiuseppeG

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.

I-130 I-485 checklist - last post by TBoneTX

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.

Different First Name on Pas... - last post by MichonandRuben

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Filed as Single on the last... - last post by JoRu16

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 August 2014 Filers - last post by KASH2011

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.

N-400 Tampa,FL (field offic... - last post by TimeTravel

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.

HELP!!! My wife's frien... - last post by j&ana

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Foreign ID Number(FIN) requ... - last post by Shauneg

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

BINATIONAL SAME SEX COUPLES... - last post by JimmyHou

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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 SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Abbreviation Meanings - Abbr - last post by Jawaree

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Lawmakers won't be sile... - last post by Sousuke

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!

Calling Philippines from th... - last post by hotmom17

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.

DMV can't verify me on... - last post by sweetswinks

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 :).

Weird job interview! - last post by Jmalaysia

Introducing our Members

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

Family visa - last post by Leighland1234

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!

Would you give it up for a... - last post by Dordor

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Poverty Guidelines have cha... - last post by dvdm

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!

I-485 processing timeline a... - last post by DualityOneness



Latest Immigration Posts

  • Wish 
    Last Reply: fbragasilva88, Today, 02:01 PM
    We are Sept filers and have not heard anything. Patiently waiting to hear; however its interesting to see Sept 24 from same service centre got noa2 and we being 09 Sept ... Noth...
  • March 2015 Support and Rant 
    Last Reply: av8or1, Today, 02:01 PM
              Welcome to the March Support and Rant Thread, we are hear to help and comfort   use them as freely as you wish....
  • Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case 
    Last Reply: GiuseppeG, Today, 02:01 PM
    Okay so we received the "Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case" my question is how long did it take for you to get your Green card after receiving this letter form...
  • General timeline question (Brazil/California) 
    Last Reply: Matt and Ângela, Today, 02:00 PM
    We will be filing for a K-1 this week, via the California service center, for my fiancée who is in Brazil. My lawyer (who has done a lot of these) says we should expect it...
  • January 2015 K1 Visa Petition Filers 
    Last Reply: bublik, Today, 01:59 PM
    Hello! We sent our K1 I-129F packet today! Good luck 2015 Filers! 

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    Ahmed_ALi

    dear friends please suggest me my parents visa is in process it may need 2 month to get usa visa and i m under 21 year child after 3 month i will turn into 21 so what can i do ?may be my age is over(aging out) when my parents got visa.There is any solution for apply for visa ?what can i do i want to go immediatelly with parents.so have any good idea for that scenerio

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    jazzyjois

    On February 25, 2015, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number XXXXXXXXXXXXX, and will mail it to the address you gave us. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

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