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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.

Engagement Ring Backup for... - last post by TBoneTX

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.

Case Complete to Interview... - last post by Bosna1234

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).

Nigeria police report. - last post by mimolicious

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.

Projecting, I know I should... - last post by blondedoc

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.

K2 children to follow - last post by EM_Vandaveer

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

American marrying an Austra... - last post by EmilyW

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Tourist Visas

Discussion on B1 and B2 tourist visas as well as Border Crossing Cards to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

Can EU citizen travel to US... - last post by az2014

Work Visas

Discussion on Work based visas to the USA. H1B, H2A, H2B, H4, L1, L2, O, P1, P3 and Q1 Visas. Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US each year and may even choose to immigrate to the US.

How likely am I to be accep... - last post by Nich-Nick

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

Discussion on Student (F1 & M1) and Exchange Visitor (J1) 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.

student visa application - last post by afrocraft

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.

DV 2017 Winners - last post by SusieQQQ

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

expired daca - last post by contreras100

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.

Changing Address at NVC Stage - last post by Wes&Charlotte

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.

K1Approved Ghana - last post by A&Oforever

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.

Time for Nebraska - 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.

Card Was Determined As Unde... - last post by Angiemed

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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) from K1 and K3 Visas 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.

I864 and joint sponsor(s)? - last post by NLR

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, Tourist Visa and other US Visas. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

i-864 question - last post by newacct

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.

Is any visa needed for my U... - last post by xlynsayloux

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Moving Fiance's Money f... - last post by cookiemonsta

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Do I Include This Information? - last post by pch1

US Citizenship General Discussion


  1. US Citizenship Case Filing and Progress Reports,
  2. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA),
  3. 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 January 2016 Filers - last post by Vishnya

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.

Cheating Filipina Fiancee - last post by FxL

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Entering the US without AD... - last post by kireinamida

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

DS-230 form and the Selecti... - last post by thaipq

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Off Topic

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

Rantxit - last post by N-o-l-a

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Ask a Stupid Question, Get... - last post by Cheezees

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

ISIS attack on Afghan prote... - last post by ready4ONE

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!

Visa approved! - last post by Asherbabe876

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.

Drivers license Oklahoma - last post by Georgia16

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 :).

The Job applicants - Jobsee... - last post by EmilyW

Introducing our Members

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

Hi from Connecticut - last post by KASH2011

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!

What apps do you use to sta... - last post by blk

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Illustrated immigration story - last post by Marc_us82

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    just sent Ryan back to canada today. hopefully will be able to go up and visit in september. waiting on the noa2 that should be in hand end of august. forecasting that he will have his visa in hand by december.

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