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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.

Traveling without a green c... - last post by awalker1

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.

DS 260 question - last post by Dee elle

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).

Change of Address- London DCF - last post by BlueWhale

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.

Serious Dilemma/Problem (Br... - last post by Harpa Timsah

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.

january 2015 filers  for in... - last post by mariabetances

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Best way to be together - last post by Nevyna

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Tourist Visas

Discussion on B1 and B2 tourist visas as well as Border Crossing Cards to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

Visitor Visa for my mom - last post by KierenHby

Work Visas

Discussion on Work based visas to the USA. H1B, H2A, H2B, H4, L1, L2, O, P1, P3 and Q1 Visas. Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US each year and may even choose to immigrate to the US.

O1 visa upgrade to premium... - last post by KierenHby

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

Discussion on Student (F1 & M1) and Exchange Visitor (J1) 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.

J-1 Waiver Timelines 2016 - last post by JeppeS

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.

Status changed from adminis... - last post by Ebunoluwa

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

DACA 2016. for people who a... - last post by Jerson rivera

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.

After having all my package... - last post by Bostorican

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.

Jamaica-September Interviews - last post by MrsBurgz

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.

Administrative Processing 2... - last post by APvictim

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.

How to respond to an RFE fr... - last post by FN&KO

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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) from K1 and K3 Visas 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.

AOS March 2016 Filers - last post by Kirstyandliam

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, Tourist Visa and other US Visas. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

send wrong form..start over... - last post by trinity5175

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.

Travel with expired GC and... - last post by KierenHby

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Bank personal loan - last post by TBoneTX

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 September 2016 Filers - last post by usman104

US Citizenship General Discussion


  1. US Citizenship Case Filing and Progress Reports,
  2. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA),
  3. 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 August 2016 Filers - last post by Tigerflower

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.

Russian friend is being thr... - last post by Eric-Pris

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

AOS - Interview without spouse - last post by Harpa Timsah

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

presidency - last post by Boiler

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Off Topic

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

90 Day Fiance- Season 4 - last post by Merrytooth

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

WHAT WOULD YOU DO - last post by Shiobhan

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

The Dead Speak or at Least... - last post by Teddy B

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!

French/American Couples - P... - last post by frfrog

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.

A Warning To Green Card Hol... - last post by Plastmassa

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 :).

Background Check? - last post by chrisete

Introducing our Members

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

Hello from U.S. - last post by TBoneTX

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 Neonred

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

In the NEWS!! - last post by Ebunoluwa

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    Last Reply: usman104, Today, 01:56 PM
    Hello! I could not find a thread for us September 2016 filers, is there one? If so, can someone add us to it?We signed the form on 8-12-16, USCIS in CA received it on 9-1-16 and...
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    Last Reply: frfrog, Today, 01:54 PM
    This is the continuation thread for Part II, which has been closed because of its size.
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    I know that the DS 260 will ask if you have been denied entry to the states before. I know that the last time when I tried to make entry at the Peach Arch POE, between Vancouver...
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    Last Reply: Kirstyandliam, Today, 01:53 PM
    I didn't see this topic yet so I thought I'd start one! . My husband and I just sent in my packet this morning to the Chicago lockbox. I'm adjusting my status from a K-1 visa.
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