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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.

Fiance will start processin... - last post by Tim/Mav

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.

Quick question re:Interview... - last post by Sarah&Marc

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).

London or Frankfurt Interview? - 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.

Ds260 not available status:... - last post by jkelly07

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.

Bringing my kid to USA - last post by Karlee

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Canadian marrying American... - last post by Udella&Wiz

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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.

When should I? - last post by XXXYYYZZZ

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.

Visa Bulletin December 2014... - last post by Anud

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.

ESTA during one month, then... - last post by Mark88

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.

Apply for more than one Visa - 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.

IR-1/CR-1 SPAUSE VISA -----... - last post by DarkKiss

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.

DHL Tracking From NVC to US... - last post by Alko

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.

New Islamabad AP-Tracker, P... - last post by Juttsaab

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.

Returning your Green Card b... - last post by apple21

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.

AOS - February 2014 filers - last post by vxb110530

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.

October 2014 Filers - last post by spgood&Kisses

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.

How much time can you spend... - last post by ToddB

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Form 3520, Acknowledged by... - last post by blockhead

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

i-751 March 2014 Filers UNI... - last post by vegano

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.

Can my spouse/petitioner re... - last post by DC85

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 leilabird

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Stationed abroad, had finge... - last post by JamalNTam

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Going back to home country... - last post by NLR

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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 Coyote Black Kettle Ran... - last post by N-o-l-a

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the local Temperatu... - 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.

Supreme Court allows Texas... - last post by Karee

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!

St Lukes medical first day... - last post by Peter32

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.

Can my fiance apply for dri... - last post by KrisandNika

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 :).

Advice: Using Reddit for jo... - last post by Hotter Otter

Introducing our Members

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

Confused instructions for F... - last post by elsoon

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!

Can You Speak Your Foreign... - last post by Stressed Out

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Immigration officer who too... - last post by Mark88

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!

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Latest Immigration Posts

  • Quick question re:Interview Letter instructions 
    Last Reply: Sarah&Marc, Today, 08:36 PM
    Hi All - sitting in my hotel room in Montreal, reviewing my documents for the umpteenth time for interview tomorrow morning...The interview letter at very bottom of documents re...
  • Applying for spouse after Deportation 
    Last Reply: NLR, Today, 08:33 PM
    Hi i know the procedure stays the same for the application for i-130 but i wanted to know any personal experience or any one have any knowlege on this matter. Applying for...
  • St Lukes medical first day on Friday? 
    Last Reply: Peter32, Today, 08:33 PM
    So I gather that St Lukes does not do Medicals during weekends.  But is it okay to go there on Friday for the first day? Will they just tell my fiancee come back on Monday...
  • Visa Has Been Issued But Passport Not Received 
    Last Reply: carolynhotstuff, Today, 08:32 PM
    My husband's IR1 visa was issued on Oct 1st but he has not received his passport back. The officer at the consular said it would be about 5 business days. It has been double tha...
  • Received a checklist for AOS package 
    Last Reply: NLR, Today, 08:31 PM
    Hello, I have received a checklist for the AOS package that says this: NVC has reviewed the financial evidence submitted. However, additional information is required t...

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    HettyandSaid

    countdown is on! I need to quit staring at the calendar! so much to do in the next 2 1/2 weeks, and if all goes well, I will have my hubby home before Thanksgiving!! inshallah! <3 so excited!

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    EmieCB

    waiting is the hard but it'll be worth it.. I hope we don't have to wait for so long though, before we could be in each other's arms. :)

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      20 Oct
    Kerstin + Faisal

    My husband got his medical result today. Everything is good to go for interview. 13 more days until interview. Fingers crossed! Inshallah hope everything goes smoothly for the interview. I'm nervous wreck for my husband lol

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