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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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used 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.

Got approved last April 7 b... - last post by LMLM

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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used to obtain an 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.

Post Decision Activity - last post by pushbrk

Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General Discussion

This forum discusses an expedited IR1 / CR1 Visa processing procedure if both the US Citizen and their non US Citizen spouse are living overseas (residence).

How Long does it take to ge... - last post by Dinosaur2013

Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America

This forum is for 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 sirin

Bringing Family Members of Permanent Residents to America

This forum is for discussing general issues regarding bringing a Permanent Resident's (Green Card Holder's) family members to America. This can include bringing a spouse (husband or wife) or children.

concern re: possible retrog... - last post by happywife_08

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

This forum is to discuss family based US visa options.

Questions about K3 and CR1... - last post by christeen

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Tourist Visas

This forum is for discussion tourist visas (B-1/B-2) to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

Chinese girlfriend visiting... - last post by Ryan H

Work Visas

This forum is for 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.

H2B visa and possibilities - last post by Boiler

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

This forum is for discussing 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.

b1/b2 to f1 visa - last post by Boiler

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.

A question about entering t... - last post by jayjaym

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National Visa Center (Dept of State)

All petitions for Visas pass through here before going overseas. The NVC is also the clearing house for many petition types. If you are wondering "What's up at the NVC!", then post here! NVC Phone# 603-334-0700.

Got our NVC Case Number! - last post by AriannaC

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This forum is for general experiences or questions related to US embassies around the world. Visa specific questions should be posted in their respective forums. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Visa at hand - last post by ADM PRO

Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g)

This forum is for discussion on the administrative processes and waivers sometimes required for visa applicants that have been found inadmissible or previously deported, removed or voluntarily departed the US without an order of deportation.

New Islamabad AP-Tracker, P... - last post by 300 (Despearate)

USCIS Service Centers

This forum is for posting information on the 5 major USCIS Service Centers: Texas, Vermont, Nebraska, California and Missouri (National Benefits Center). To find out current processing times click here.

Do all I-130s filed from ab... - last post by philly2015

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

Once you are in the US you will need to file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) to become a permanent resident of the USA. This process is lengthy and can be confusing at first. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

I-485 (2 quick specific que... - last post by Anonymous885

Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

This forum is to discuss the process of filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from a Work, Student or Tourist Visa. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Just Graduated as Hemodialy... - last post by Merrytooth

Working & Traveling During US Immigration


  1. Social Security Numbers

This forum discusses 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.

Traveling internationally 2... - last post by aussie_jason

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

2013 Taxes: Advice for Rout... - last post by christeen

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

This forum is for sharing your experiences in "Removing Conditions" for Conditional Permanent Residents (I-751).

Should I be Concerned???  HELP - last post by Yurika & Jim

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.

Application placed in line... - last post by Tiferny

Effects of Major Family Changes on Immigration Benefits

This forum is dedicated to topics such as but not limited to divorce or even the loss of life of a petitioning relative (Family Member) and how it may affect immigration related benefits.

Got married on a K1 in Marc... - last post by NLR

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration issues related to members (and family) of the US Military

Any national guard/reserve... - last post by banka0809

General Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration topics.

asylum for stateless Palest... - 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.

Black Toenails and Killer C... - last post by kitthekat

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Things Dogs Bark At - last post by N-o-l-a

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Teenager Tearfully Confesse... - last post by UncleBeer

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

This Forum is dedicated to discussion on the major regions around the world. Topics of discussion may include travel, moving, what to eat and any other experience you may wish to share or inquire about. Have fun!

my husband hold in manila i... - last post by christeen

Moving Here 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.

Hi visa journey friends, pl... - last post by Jay-Kay

Finding Work in America

This forum is where members can discuss the topic of finding work in America as a new or current 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 :).

How long did it take you to... - last post by maritoni

Introducing our Members

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

horrible situation!! got ar... - last post by superdummy

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!

The "If You Met Online... - last post by Morningmist

Immigration News and Discussion

This section is for immigration related news and discussion

Expect more delays in '... - last post by Robby999

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!

VJ timeline estimates for V... - last post by Ryan H



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    nia and nata

    I need help regarding to my I-485 AOS

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    lei1111

    a question becuase i am trying to help my son and his wife file for immigration. do you file i 30 or IR1/CR1? they met 2006 in hawaii, lived together is US til 2009 then japanese citizen moved back to japan to have child, she came to az in 2012 and they married, she stayed for one month visit and had to go back to japan. what needs to be filed to get her greencard and the child citizenship. or what is best. where to start. please help.

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