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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.

POLICE CERTIFICATES - last post by Nich-Nick

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.

Case Complete to Interview... - last post by Sheryl15

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).

Stupid Question about doing... - last post by Marrienne

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.

Should I call uscis? - last post by Mamed

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.

Any prediction for next jun... - last post by Hamid1234

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

AOS for someone on an M1 - last post by newacct

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.

Time between trips to US on... - last post by Lelyze

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.

some question to work at USA - last post by Penguin_ie

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 status Issued No Passport - last post by F4visa

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.

going back without getting... - last post by SusieQQQ

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Deferred Action for Childho... - last post by kbrookeq

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.

Help with IV package - last post by Adil & Jeanne

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.

Unobtainable police record... - last post by Richard Ngo

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.

CR 1  adminstrative process - last post by Sasifz

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.

Confusing email from USCIS... - last post by Maryam.A

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.

April 2016 AOS Filers - last post by MarieDino

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.

Visitors Visa to Green Card - last post by Jawaree

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.

Domestic Travel while AOS i... - last post by TBoneTX

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

tax filed with no health in... - last post by Avia

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 April 2016 Filers - last post by lucybelle

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 February 2016 Filers - last post by S_JOHN

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.

Abusive Wife - last post by Transborderwife

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Navy Federal international... - last post by TBoneTX

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Green Card Status - last post by NLR

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Off Topic

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

Old MacDonald Had a Rant... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the local Temperatu... - last post by X Factor

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Cruz just named his running... - last post by charles!

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!

CFO Cebu seminar with minors - last post by Greenbaum

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.

Questions about renewing St... - 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 :).

The Job applicants - Jobsee... - last post by mallafri76

Introducing our Members

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

I-129F from Honduras - last post by Pitaya

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!

How frustrating was your K1... - last post by ryna

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Immigration Lawyer Goes To... - last post by Webdevman

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!

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      29 Apr
    GirlyNJohn

    now have fiance and 1 child here and at time of Intitial filing for K 1 was above the 150%of poverty for family of 3. but now nearly and 1 1/2 after filing i am within the 150% just barely a few hundred $. so Am I now able to apply for the I 912P

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    mrs sarpong

    Hello V.J please I really need help I am US citizen, I file for my husband back in 2013 after contacting congressman and Senator they finally approved us , last year June we went to the embassy and my husband was denied because he didn't know my son who is here in US best friend 's name , almighty kM denied him saying our marriage is fake , my contact congressman , senator and ombudsman and they schedule him for second interview other my husband met this evil woman k M and she told...

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