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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.

letter of employment - last post by Raven22

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.

Scan Dates & Case Compl... - last post by BRosa

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).

Joint Sponsor requirements - last post by mydonna

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.

Sponsoring Mother to petiti... - last post by Yllaqtie

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.

F2A PD February 2014 to May... - last post by hardik03

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

once we are married, - last post by NAAW*

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.

Can a person get married in... - last post by KiGar

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.

Need help! - last post by Biggie

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.

Special kind of internship... - last post by blahblahblog

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.

Change Interview Location - last post by SusieQQQ

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.

NVC checklist after receivi... - last post by UKUS123

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.

Visa interview scheduled in... - last post by Visa Grant

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.

Please help!! I do not unde... - last post by Jawaree

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.

A note to the VJ Community - last post by Ausa

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.

Notice of Potential Intervi... - last post by FROWNcat

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.

March 2015 Filing for AOS - last post by chewy2012

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.

Travelling to Mexico (TJ) w... - last post by TBoneTX

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Completely Clueless About h... - last post by curiousgeorgina

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 May 2014 Filers - last post by ayuki_nill

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.

How to Do N-400 from Outsid... - last post by mohdirfan08787

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.

Married for 2 months wanted... - last post by Thomas&Cleofe

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

N400 expedite waiting time? - last post by PrincessBM

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Immigration Visa Validity o... - last post by Penguin_ie

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Off Topic

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

The Rant, 2nd-Anniversary E... - last post by TBoneTX

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name Something Amazing That... - last post by KASH2011

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Video shows motorist pulled... - last post by val erie

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!

UK VJers Progress Update Th... - last post by vicks5721

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.

Pregnant US citizen without... - last post by dhlunar

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 :).

Foreign LLB Grad, Thinking... - last post by aspiringlawyer

Introducing our Members

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

New Beginnings - 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!

How Did You Meet Your Fianc... - last post by Shawnee

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Despite Obama, immigration... - last post by Starletha

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!

Please welcome two new mode... - last post by Penguin_ie



Latest Immigration Posts

  • UK VJers Progress Update Thread 
    Last Reply: vicks5721, Today, 07:06 AM
    Hey everyone, it's been great getting to see everyone's progression with this process and getting to know one another. I thought I would create a thread that's just a general "t...
  • Married for 2 months wanted a divorce to remarry 
    Last Reply: Thomas&Cleofe, Today, 07:06 AM
    So here's an uncommon story.I met my wife on my sister's wedding last year when she was invited to be part of it. We kind of fell in love in a weird yet quick way but she is liv...
  • Sponsoring Mother to petition my siblings 
    Last Reply: Yllaqtie, Today, 07:05 AM
    Hi, i am currently petitioning my mother and she's about to get her interview soon once NVC set a date, my question is, my sister is about to be 21 by next year, and i have 2 br...
  • Visa Approved At Santo Domingo 
    Last Reply: Ilovemyman, Today, 07:02 AM
    I would like to know how long do we have to wait for my husband to get his passport back after being APPROVED yesterday I checked on the ceac page and it states that it's under...
  • March 2015 Filing for AOS 
    Last Reply: chewy2012, Today, 07:01 AM
    Guess we're the first ones here. Sent the I-130 & I-485 packet to Chicago today. Fingers crossed 

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