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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.

I-129F March 2016 Filers - last post by Boo&Mica

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.

Request for marriage licens... - last post by Ischnura

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).

Final prepration before int... - last post by galephys

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, Part III - last post by 2001

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.

Filed taxes as single- prob... - last post by Transborderwife

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Lesbian couple. Can my girl... - last post by Umka36

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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.

Revocation of Tourist Visa... - last post by NuestraUnion

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.

E3 Immigrant Visa with 212(... - last post by jan22

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.

F1 Visa Interview Concerns - last post by messip6

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.

I-134 minimum income - last post by SusieQQQ

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Terminated DACA Notice - last post by Rnavaf

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.

Resume for interview at sydney - last post by THE NOTEBOOK

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.

The NEW Vietnam Interview T... - last post by thinhnguyen

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.

Unwilful Fraud/Misrepresent... - last post by pch1

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.

Filing abroad: problem w/ma... - last post by wtfika

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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.

AOS March 2016 Filers - last post by Belz

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.

good civil surgeon around d... - last post by Ischnura

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.

K-1 connection in Cananda - last post by KayDeeCee

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Australian Superannuation a... - last post by chestnutt

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 July 2015 Filers - last post by R & M

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.

Concerned after Interview - last post by enro9999

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.

VAWA, Part 7 - last post by Oti

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

How to complete I-134 when... - last post by Khal_Drogo

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Consulate Immigration unit... - last post by galephys

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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!

Complete the sentence with... - last post by Kat&Jon

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Virginia Gov. Terry McAulif... - last post by Stay Woke

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!

Have they started schedulin... - last post by PDNK

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.

Learning to drive later in... - last post by mallafri76

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 :).

is TOEFL necessary? - last post by amigator

Introducing our Members

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

I-129F mailed today! - 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 TBoneTX

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

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

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  • Have they started scheduling JUNE interview for Vietnam yet? 
    Last Reply: PDNK, Today, 01:09 PM
    Title says it all, I called and asked them, they said they don't know. The guy was being kinda rude.
  • I-129F March 2016 Filers 
    Last Reply: Boo&Mica, Today, 01:09 PM
    Hello and a happy March 1st to you.  My package was received on Leap Day via a not-so-overnight USPS delivery. I'll update in the March thread as the NOA1 date will sh...
  • I-751 July 2015 Filers 
    Last Reply: R & M, Today, 01:08 PM
    Good luck July filers      California Service Center (0 applicant, 0 approved - 0%) VJName..............Date of I-751...NOA1 Date....Biometric...
  • May 2016 I-129f Filers 
    Last Reply: Selmaben, Today, 01:07 PM
    Didn't see this thread yet. Sent my i129f to Dallas around 1pm today. Created a timeline too. Looks like the average is 3 months wait right? The fiancée is set on being bac...
  • Filed taxes as single- problem? (split and merge) 
    Last Reply: Transborderwife, Today, 01:04 PM
    Hi all I m New to this forum I have 2 question on my w2 and taxes transcript my status is single,but u petitioned my wife who life in Congo in Africa and never been to usa,so sh...

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    when am i required to file form I-693 (medical examination) and G-325A (Biographic information sheet). when would we be required to show proof of income. in other words, what are the forms required in the initial concurrent filling? From what I understand we have to submit I-485 (application to adjust status) and I-130 petition for alien relative.

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