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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.

APRIL FILERS AFTER NOA2 - N... - last post by jasminj

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.

help just starting process - last post by sasha8384

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).

Immigration Visa Unit - last post by aquafiree

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.

Parents are done with inter... - last post by SherryC

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.

D-261/260 not able to acces... - last post by sam19866

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

What are my options, and wh... - last post by Evockzi

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.

What financial information... - last post by az2014

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.

H2B question? - last post by Boiler

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.

Please help - last post by jek007

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.

Receiving DV lottery green... - 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.

After NOA2 K1 - last post by JM&JM

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.

Interview in Sweden, anyone... - last post by Maria&Seve

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 carolynhotstuff

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.

Can't check my case sta... - last post by DorothyK

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-related questions (merg... - last post by Dohan

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.

Police records - unable to... - last post by SusieQQQ

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.

Honeymoon (out of US) - last post by sailorgal

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Building up credit - last post by Nich-Nick

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Good evening. Please help.... - last post by metsphan23

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.

Citizenship for me and my son - last post by nikkikl

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.

Irrational husband adjustme... - last post by sailorgal

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

which military branch is mo... - last post by naijaboy007

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Bank Deposit - last post by solmart

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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 Thread Formerly Known a... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name Something Amazing That... - last post by Maria&Seve

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Ireland looks set to pass g... - last post by VOL

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!

is the usec strict with the... - last post by CheDan

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.

What difficult sacrifices a... - last post by NLR

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 :).

Are you happy in your first... - last post by fatimazahrae

Introducing our Members

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

Hopeful Girlfriend in Canada - last post by NLR

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!

How married did you feel be... - last post by GurkenSalat

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

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

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!

Changing Avatar photo - last post by Seafarer



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    hi i make my case in 14 oct 2014 and to now not approved any one the same day and not approved any one before 14 oct 2014 not approved

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