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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.

Case returned to USCIS unde... - last post by Ebunoluwa

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.

no taxes filed - last post by Geomantra

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).

Sharing DCF London Timeline... - last post by pmj

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.

I-864 Form for Spouse and S... - last post by td.texan

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.

Temporary i-551 endorsement... - last post by 1voice1life

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Having two visa cases pendi... - last post by Ontarkie

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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.

Resident in need of Visa fo... - last post by Pitaya

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.

H1B Visa Stamping Chennai v... - last post by amarasat

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.

J1 Hardship waiver Timeline... - last post by WAIVERHN

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.

Submitted the photo in the... - last post by SusieQQQ

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Advance parol for Daca - last post by TBoneTX

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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! AOS I-864 2015 edition - last post by td.texan

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.

Report rude consular officers - last post by Transborderwife

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 - last post by Ebunoluwa

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.

Calling USCIS - last post by ditdot

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.

Learner's Permit Expira... - last post by happiness268

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.

AOS with a crime - last post by Hypnos

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.

Working in the US (without... - last post by Hypnos

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

filed single (split topic) - last post by Joshua@Tinz

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

NEED HELP FOR REQUEST FOR E... - last post by Pitaya

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.

Information on Name Change... - last post by christera22

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.

Complicated Situation! Can... - last post by d3adc0d3

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

USAA secured credit card - last post by Thozelle

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

haven't received the GC... - last post by Shauneg

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Off Topic

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

International Pro's and... - last post by GandD

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Things you could have done... - last post by ZamboMichigan

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Do Colleges Have a Duty to... - last post by lostinblue

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!

Delivery of visa. - last post by Nich-Nick

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.

Getting a US driver's l... - last post by military-wife

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 :).

Job Search Tips - last post by d3adc0d3

Introducing our Members

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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!

Lawyer or No Lawyer - last post by Joshua@Tinz

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

What does the USCIS news ar... - last post by Shauneg

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  • Delivery of visa. 
    Last Reply: Nich-Nick, Today, 01:18 PM
    My visa got approved at the London embassy on Thursday (after them emailing me on Monday and giving me my interview date) On the same day my us fiancé got told he will be d...
  • Report rude consular officers 
    Last Reply: Transborderwife, Today, 01:17 PM
    Hello all VJ's. its with no doubt that there's abuse of power by consular officers in most embassies in Africa. most consular officers esp in Ghana won't even look at your docs...
  • Less than 2 yrs married 
    Last Reply: Unchained, Today, 01:16 PM
    Hey guys,Just a curious question, if your second wedding anniversary is just a month and a half away from the time your visa is issued, would you rather wait for your second wed...
  • no taxes filed 
    Last Reply: Geomantra, Today, 01:13 PM
    We are at the NVC stage and I am working on the AOS. I haven't filed taxes the last three years because of no income. How can I prove that I wasn't required to file. I was a ful...
  • 25 September Scan Date. 
    Last Reply: ims-2013, Today, 01:05 PM
    hey guys,my documents scan date is 25th September, i was wondering how long it will take and which scan date is currently reviewed.last time i saw 14 Somewhere, any review after...

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    I got an email the other day, it was a checklist stating that I just need to bring my missing documents on the day of the interview and it also stated that my case is completely reviewed by NVC.

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    Helloooo my VJ people!!! It been a while... I miss it all! Just giving yous an update my husband received his 10 yr GC THANK GOD!! So we are so over with USCIS!! Now we shall work on citizenship but that won't be until about next year I need a break! Jajajajajaja I hope all is well with all of yous and Your process!

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