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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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used 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.

What is the process like? - last post by funnyman7879

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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used to obtain an 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 - April 2014 - last post by Soloenta

Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General Discussion

This forum discusses an expedited IR1 / CR1 Visa processing procedure if both the US Citizen and their non US Citizen spouse are living overseas (residence).

DCF Frankfurt I-130 and Co.... - last post by maeve808

Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America

This forum is for 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.

What comes after NOA2 again... - last post by unknowKhmer

Bringing Family Members of Permanent Residents to America

This forum is for discussing general issues regarding bringing a Permanent Resident's (Green Card Holder's) family members to America. This can include bringing a spouse (husband or wife) or children.

What name to use - last post by e24

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

This forum is to discuss family based US visa options.

Which route to take - K1 or... - last post by NLR

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Tourist Visas

This forum is for discussion tourist visas (B-1/B-2) to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

General Questions - last post by Yang-Ja

Work Visas

This forum is for 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.

E2 Visa and Medicaid - last post by belinda63

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

This forum is for discussing 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.

b1/b2 to f1 visa - last post by Yang-Ja

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.

Immigration Physical - last post by cgn0030

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National Visa Center (Dept of State)

All petitions for Visas pass through here before going overseas. The NVC is also the clearing house for many petition types. If you are wondering "What's up at the NVC!", then post here! NVC Phone# 603-334-0700.

Use i130 submitted pictures... - last post by ahmedm89

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This forum is for general experiences or questions related to US embassies around the world. Visa specific questions should be posted in their respective forums. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Approved after 10 months AP! - last post by Basbosa

Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g)

This forum is for discussion on the administrative processes and waivers sometimes required for visa applicants that have been found inadmissible or previously deported, removed or voluntarily departed the US without an order of deportation.

Over stayed visiters visa - last post by Boiler

USCIS Service Centers

This forum is for posting information on the 5 major USCIS Service Centers: Texas, Vermont, Nebraska, California and Missouri (National Benefits Center). To find out current processing times click here.

Mar. 2014 filer I130 sent t... - last post by mrsaboody

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Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

Once you are in the US you will need to file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) to become a permanent resident of the USA. This process is lengthy and can be confusing at first. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Filed AOS, but divorcing now. - last post by Harpa Timsah

Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

This forum is to discuss the process of filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from a Work, Student or Tourist Visa. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

February 2014 Filers - last post by charlottelizabeth

Working & Traveling During US Immigration


  1. Social Security Numbers

This forum discusses 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.

Awaiting EAD, can and can... - last post by Boiler

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Please help!! married filli... - last post by abel007

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

This forum is for sharing your experiences in "Removing Conditions" for Conditional Permanent Residents (I-751).

I-751 November 2013 Filers - last post by ydu1

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 Appointment - last post by Birdo

Effects of Major Family Changes on Immigration Benefits

This forum is dedicated to topics such as but not limited to 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 sandranj

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration issues related to members (and family) of the US Military

Any national guard/reserve... - last post by banka0809

General Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration topics.

Vaccination Requirement Risk - last post by GoLdEnSkY99

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Off Topic

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

Black Toenails and Killer C... - last post by NLR

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name a Letter or Character... - last post by X Factor

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Republicans for Breakfast - last post by UncleBeer

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

This Forum is dedicated to discussion on the major regions around the world. Topics of discussion may include travel, moving, what to eat and any other experience you may wish to share or inquire about. Have fun!

Lagos Consulate: Assistance... - last post by Ouryear

Moving Here 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.

Entering on K1, anyone have... - last post by suv

Finding Work in America

This forum is where members can discuss the topic of finding work in America as a new or current 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 :).

My EAD is expiring do I nee... - last post by MattandMolly

Introducing our Members

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

Hello everyone, I'm new. - last post by AmericanLife

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!

The "If You Met Online... - last post by Morningmist

Immigration News and Discussion

This section is for immigration related news and discussion

Expect more delays in '... - last post by Hotter Otter

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!

Visa journey iPhone app. - last post by NLR



Latest Immigration Posts

  • NVC Filers - April 2014 
    Last Reply: Soloenta, Today, 04:21 PM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  Before posting questions, please read the wiki I wrote on the NVC process here. Once you're done, read it on...
  • I-751 November 2013 Filers 
    Last Reply: ydu1, Today, 04:21 PM
    I guess its time to start a thread for Nov. filers... I just submited all of my documents (USPS express) to USCIS California service center... Hopefully the govn't shu...
  • Filed AOS, but divorcing now. 
    Last Reply: Harpa Timsah, Today, 04:20 PM
    She wants to stay in the country. But we are divorcing. An attorney mentioned that she can apply for a waiver of the 2 year conditional requirement she be married. Anyone know w...
  • General Questions 
    Last Reply: Yang-Ja, Today, 04:19 PM
    I want to bring my Girl Friend to the USA for a visit. She is Japanese, but her citizenship is Brazilian.  She lives in Japan, and has live there for about 30 years. I...
  • i-751 January 2014 filers 
    Last Reply: Laure&Colin, Today, 04:18 PM
    I'm creating a new thread for the January 2014 filers.  Instructions for adding yourself is found at the end of the post.  Good luck! California Service Center...

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