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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.

Petition transferred to app... - last post by Apero

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.

March 2014 i-130 filers - last post by Dave87

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).

South Korea National Police... - last post by voirdire

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.

Need help bringing mom, ste... - last post by aaron2020

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.

will f2a retrogress further? - last post by brits1998

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Adjustment of Status for bo... - last post by Boiler

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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.

How many times can I enter... - last post by JohnR!

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.

EAD Expedite, email receive... - last post by Nich-Nick

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.

GED and I-20 - last post by Alaska.Angella

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.

DV lottery Winner interview... - last post by NigeriaorBust

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.

Tracking 60 days - last post by nab-400

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 Issued! - last post by iawait

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.

Islamabad embassy 2014 AP(a... - last post by kaleem999

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.

What's happened at the... - last post by D&AK1

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.

June 2014 AOS filers - last post by bob72601

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.

cover letter for concurrent... - last post by Pickle

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.

Applying for SSN 12 days af... - last post by NLR

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Italian taxes? - last post by Owen_London

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Tax Return and Financial Ev... - last post by ChicagoSarah

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.

N-400 March 2014 - last post by kcoyclay1

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 5 - last post by Xayot

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

AOS to file in Dec 2014 but... - last post by Tera Fight

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

remarriage under wisconsin... - last post by frody

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Off Topic

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

Backaches, Bimbos, and Brea... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What does the word MOIST ma... - last post by Lenny&Sanna

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Obama vs. ISIS: This Time I... - 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

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!

COLOMBIANOS CON VISA K-1 (C... - last post by JPRP

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.

Name change? - last post by Girl from Celebes

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 :).

Best way to make it in the US - last post by kehills

Introducing our Members

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

Dreamer here - last post by hopeful_dreamer

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!

Cat Barf, si man - last post by fantonledzepp

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Do I get my money back? - last post by thedude6752000

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!

VIRUS?! - last post by KayDeeCee



Latest Immigration Posts

  • Vawa Part 5 
    Last Reply: Xayot, Today, 02:38 PM
    Vawa part 4 has been closed do to size, here is the link if you need to catch up. http://www.visajourn...45-vawa-part-4/ Good Luck everyone!
  • Petition transferred to approved 
    Last Reply: Apero, Today, 02:38 PM
    Received a notice that my petition would be transferred.  Got that email on 11th and just today received an email that it was approved...wow that was so fast.  I sent...
  • Calling my senator for help 
    Last Reply: lasiren7174, Today, 02:37 PM
    I know the uscis site says 5.5 months but I see some April and March filers are getting approved. It's just so unfair!!!!! It pisses me off don't get me wrong I'm happy for them...
  • March TSC 
    Last Reply: DiGr, Today, 02:36 PM
    With a lot of TSC topics forming and the march section with some CSC providing false hope for us TSC filers i figure lets make one. That way we can keep a trend and keep it clea...
  • Got a text message they sent my noa2 to nvc today! 
    Last Reply: Marco&Bettina, Today, 02:36 PM
    How long will it take to go from texas service center to nvc then to get my mnl number? rough guess...

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