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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.

SO FASTTTT - last post by Pedro and Jerrica

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.

proof of domicile questions!! - last post by AmandaLane102

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).

Help with I-864 - last post by ksnooz

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.

Will my brother be "agi... - last post by Boiler

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.

had interview yesterday....... - last post by scariaenator

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Which is the better choice? - last post by Hank_

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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.

Chances of getting tourist... - last post by MacUK

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.

Work visa for an Italian? - last post by Diana_it

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.

recieved second nl - last post by abesolo

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.

Checklist - I-864 - last post by 2014petition

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.

change country interview - last post by dwheels76

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 B... - last post by TBoneTX

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.

No gc and SSN yet I am IR1... - last post by DHEL_IR1

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.

May 2014 Filers - last post by Ammie

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.

US CBP TX Internal Checkpoints - last post by Marco&Bettina

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

J1 in process of AOS - last post by AH&JH

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 April 2014 Filers - last post by georgeramsaran

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.

My N400 Experience - Manhat... - last post by aurora07

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 flexx

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

US Navy with Filipina Fianc... - last post by sexybear

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Green card production after... - last post by masry00

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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 Operator

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Association Game - last post by EOC4ever

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Obama drops oil prices - 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!

Unable to pay full K1 visa... - last post by Luckycuds

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.

Licence ID with EAD !! - last post by TBoneTX

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 :).

New to Washington DC..how t... - last post by flying_postman

Introducing our Members

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

My daughter born in Belgium... - last post by A&B

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!

Default Avatars - last post by KayDeeCee



Latest Immigration Posts

  • AOS - February 2014 filers 
    Last Reply: vxb110530, Today, 01:04 PM
    Hi All, I couldn't find a topic for Feb AOS filers. We sent the AOS package today.How's everyone doing so far? Best of luck to all!
  • Vawa Part 5 
    Last Reply: flexx, Today, 01:01 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!
  • My N400 Experience - Manhattan (NYC) Field Office (Brooklyn resident) 
    Last Reply: aurora07, Today, 01:00 PM
    Hello,I just wanted to share my experience in hopes of helping or providing info to others who will go through the same thing, especially the ones from my area. I applied based...
  • Married in Philippines, divorced in USA, now want to get K-1 
    Last Reply: novedsac, Today, 01:00 PM
    I am a US citizen, not a young man but young at heart, and I married a lovely Filipina in the Philippines in 2007. I lived there with her for 6 months while we waited for her K-...
  • proof of domicile questions!! 
    Last Reply: AmandaLane102, Today, 12:59 PM
    I am living overseas with my husband, but have only been here for about 5 months so far and intend to move back in May which would make it 11 months. I am trying to prepare for...

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      24 Oct
    jodisamuel

    I received a incomplete on my checklist because I forgot in the I-864 to in part 6 item 10 my current house hold income. it was put in part 6 a..I'm so stupid now I'm holding everything up because of this error.gosh..can anyone tell me how ling now I will have to wait..

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    Mrs.Sejdiu

    I am so freakin' stressed out!! My husband's interview is in 7 days! & i heard that the ppl in skopje macedonia embassy are mean & strict they deny in first interview!!? I cannot eat nor sleep!! I miss my husband so much:( i pray to Allah that everything will be okay Inshallahh!!!!

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      23 Oct
    christinehicham

    On 10-23-14 NVC emailed me stating that they have received all of the documents needed. So we are waiting for the Casablanca Consulate to let us know when the interview date will be. Yay! Good news after so many months.

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      22 Oct
    smirky

    My 10 year card has just arrived. I wanna know if I can already file my naturalization anytime soon cause I got married to my US citizen spouse last January 09, 2012 so it's been approaching our 3 year anniversary. But I am a bit confused cause it says there that I should be atleast 3 years green card holder. My green card will be on it 3rd year by Sept 09, 2015. Can I proceed now with my naturalization application base on our 3 year marrifage? And is 100 days before our 3rd anniversary a...

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