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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.

No NOA2 yet! CSC and has be... - last post by AnnaMaria

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.

NVC Filers - September 2014 - last post by Azim

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).

No DCF in Paris !!! - last post by Mark88

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.

Interview scheduled for fat... - last post by Carla V

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.

March Case Complete waiting... - last post by Air Force Wife

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

UK citizen marrying US citi... - last post by MacUK

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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.

Father visiting... - last post by Mark88

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.

Very unique situation. B1 t... - last post by canadian_wife

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 marriage - last post by nickmabz

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.

DS 260 deadline ?????? - last post by moses34

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.

CR1 Expedite Request - betw... - last post by Darnell

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.

tips or advise pls. (k1 vis... - last post by Hank_

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.

I think we are going to nee... - 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.

When to start counting? (sp... - last post by Ryan H

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.

Question re: civil surgeon... - last post by KayDeeCee

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.

Surname issue form I-130 PL... - last post by Diana SA

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.

living away from wifey - last post by Sweetfruits

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Foreign income before enter... - last post by Nich-Nick

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 August 2014 Filers - 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.

N-400 Questions - last post by caramella

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.

Green card - last post by verysadguy

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

what address on i-864 form - last post by Ryan H

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Condom broke we're preg... - last post by lyublyu Iru

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Off Topic

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

Oh my!!!!! I really don... - last post by derrickmichille

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What does the word MOIST ma... - 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.

Lancaster Woman Scares Off... - last post by Hail Ming!

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!

London Medical - Knightsbri... - last post by Anna Grant

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 vs alias  - dif... - last post by Udella&Wiz

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 :).

Employment HELP - Where to... - last post by agnesb

Introducing our Members

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

Hello - last post by sheldonsgirl

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

AOS FEE AND IV FEE and othe... - last post by NLR

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!

I need Help - last post by dwheels76



Latest Immigration Posts

  • London Medical - Knightsbridge Doctors 
    Last Reply: Anna Grant, Today, 04:00 PM
    Hello VJers!I had my medical yesterday with Knightsbridge Doctors, 10-11 Bulstrode Place, London. The time of appointmet was 2:45pm.I had booked my flight tickets with RyanA...
  • N-400 Questions 
    Last Reply: caramella, Today, 03:54 PM
    Hi,I am trying to fill the New N-400 form. I am not sure whether to answer these questions or not.I didn't serve in U.S Armed forces nor a current member of it.Can i leave these...
  • Father visiting... 
    Last Reply: Mark88, Today, 03:51 PM
    If my father comes to visit , he can only stay for 90 days. Is it possible for him to go to Canada and then come back for 90 days? And if so how long would he have to stay in Ca...
  • Hello 
    Last Reply: sheldonsgirl, Today, 03:51 PM
    A very insightful place.
  • No DCF in Paris !!! 
    Last Reply: Mark88, Today, 03:50 PM
    No direct consular filing offered in the Paris embassy... What does it mean for me. I have to mail it to the US? Is it going to go through a processing center and take a ye...

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    joeU

    Hello VJ family. i was interviewed on the 21st of August and was told to pick up my visa between 5 to 10 working days, until now no any information about my passport. is anyone going true similar case right now??

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      30 Aug
    Trav&Shell

    Ahhhh Coffee Crisp...found these in the local grocery store in middle of nowhere southwest VA. Label even says "distributed by Nestle Canada, made in Canada." Just as good as I remembered!

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