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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.

DS-160 - last post by Gunslinger_Z

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.

Dec 2013 I-130 filers - last post by california_luv

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).

DCF - last post by bookworm123

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.

ALL F4's 2 - last post by nrocky

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.

6 months gone....yet no fur... - last post by olamidetokunbo

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

CR1 confused vs K1 please help - last post by curiousgeorgina

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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.

how likely to approve a vis... - last post by RhettVoe

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.

EBx CC to Interview Schedul... - last post by MoBar65

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.

Denied F1 visa due to 214(b... - 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.

August visa bulletin 2014 i... - 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.

Who will be the one to call... - last post by SennaBrigante

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.

F3 VISA - last post by jtsy0122

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.

Deportation and conseluar p... - last post by Alex 1234

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.

TSC K1 approvals starting t... - last post by Sekhvaruli

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.

EAD - last post by vanessamaagad

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.

april filers - last post by Dragonmermaid

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.

Can I go home for Christmas... - last post by Hypnos

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Should I transfer all my mo... - last post by MyHeartWillGoOn93

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 June 2014 Filers - last post by nurseviv

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 December 2013 Filers - last post by romnick

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.

Green card - last post by P.A.@2013

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

AOS to file in Dec 2014 but... - last post by Brijo

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Is it possible to get my EA... - last post by hmh33

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Off Topic

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

Backaches, Bimbos, and Brea... - last post by Asia

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Favorite Poem or Quote - last post by JIJourney

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Final ruling issued against... - last post by TBoneTX

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!

CFO- what do i do? Manila - last post by Greg & Beth

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 somebody please explain... - 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 :).

Nurses i need help! - last post by ZoieAndEvan

Introducing our Members

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

Stephanie & Nathan - 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

Important Notice - New Appl... - last post by abby12

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!

What are those little squar... - last post by kitthekat



Latest Immigration Posts

  • DS-160 
    Last Reply: Gunslinger_Z, Today, 03:00 AM
    On last week we got to know our document case is arrive in PP embassy ,Now I'm already complet the DS-160 online form could we submite now or what ?
  • ALL F4's 2 
    Last Reply: nrocky, Today, 02:59 AM
    all the F4's guys please reply here.....thanks
  • Stephanie & Nathan 
    Last Reply: EOC4ever, Today, 02:56 AM
    My husband and I were recently married after first meeting over seven years ago!  We met August 18/07, had our first date September 21/07, were engaged July 06/14 and marri...
  • Dec 2013 I-130 filers 
    Last Reply: california_luv, Today, 02:53 AM
    Hello ! I didn't see one of these started for this month yet, so I figured I'd go ahead and make one.  We sent our I 130 at 3rd December - still waiting for NOA1....
  • NVC Filers - August 2014 
    Last Reply: Nata NV, Today, 02:52 AM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  (Hopefully it's the last thread for some of you people )  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

Recent Status Updates

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      28 Aug
    candim

    What are my chances of going back to us if I was deported last years as an aggravated felon spouse of a us citizen with 3 us citizen children? I have never been illigal in us, I lived there for 14 years as a permanent resident

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      28 Aug
    ariez

    Your case file in the subject immigrant visa case was reviewed recently, you are required to submit the following documents to our office: An updated medical examination report from an Embassy approved physician. Form DS-260. Form DS-230 is no longer in use and has been replaced by form DS-260. The form DS-260 is filled out and submitted online only (https://ceac.state.gov/iv/). Instead of submitting a hard copy of the complete form DS-260, the applicant only has to submit a printout of t...

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      27 Aug
    ISLANDBOY

    my fiance just requested that our petition be sent to CSC as TSC is taking forever, when this happens what is the time frame for CSC to look at our petitiion?

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