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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.

How much time has to pass b... - last post by Andie

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 stackeria

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).

Beijing Embassy DCF Timeline - last post by ShanghaiAmerican

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.

Canadian Citizen now GreenC... - last post by Ian H.

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.

This will make us all happy! - last post by shonafahad

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

F2A Immigration for Wife an... - last post by Boiler

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.

Toursit Visa for Ukrainian... - last post by Hairball

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 card a9 - last post by KayDeeCee

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.

Out of f1 status getting ma... - last post by TBoneTX

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 azzein

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 Al422

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 mc1956

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 does this number mean?... - 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.

aos and ead? - 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.

For Interview: Do we need t... - last post by GurkenSalat

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 AnnaMaria

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

ITIN and Joint tax filing q... - last post by dk123

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 August 2014 Filers - last post by D&Q

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 Sept filers - last post by Ian H.

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 MeEe

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.

Experience at DFW - last post by TBoneTX

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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 adventures an... - last post by rlogan

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.

"Stop blaming Israel an... - last post by ExExpat

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!

Medical appointment SLEC - last post by Al422

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.

Going through customs with... - last post by vjdragoon

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 Beefheart

Introducing our Members

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

Were new members...hello :) - last post by EOC4ever

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

  • This will make us all happy! 
    Last Reply: shonafahad, Today, 04:06 AM
    If this happens f2A might become current. Pls delete this post if already someone post this. Thanks. https://m.youtube.co...h?v=vUhUgtsakCE
  • Medical appointment SLEC 
    Last Reply: Al422, Today, 03:56 AM
    Hi everyone, Im wondering is it possible to have your medical exam in SLEC 2 weeks prior your interview date?I am scheduled for interview on Oct.17 but Im planning to go to St....
  • A Thread for F2a i-130 July, 2014 Filers 
    Last Reply: Lera66, Today, 03:55 AM
    Hi VJ's noticed there is no such thread. Well my priority date is July 14 and my hushand got a text and email for the i797 notice ***WAC.Our case is has transferred to Californi...
  • How much time has to pass before filing I-129F inquiry? 
    Last Reply: Andie, Today, 03:49 AM
    Does anyone know how much time has to pass before being able to file an inquiry? Looking at the average processing times on USCIS, along with their little write up about "please...
  • NVC Filers - September 2014 
    Last Reply: stackeria, Today, 03:47 AM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Before posting questions, please read the wik...

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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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