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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.

K1 fiancée Visa with differ... - last post by A'n'L

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 Kim-indy

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 for non-domiciled UCS/U... - last post by A'n'L

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 F3's ... - last post by Hamza fmly

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.

F2B Priority Date 2010 - last post by Sandy123

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

K1 or K3 - last post by JFH

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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.

Immigrating to the US, need... - last post by caliliving

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.

Enquiry about EB3 - last post by jdm439

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.

J-1 Waiver Timelines 2016 - last post by visa1777

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.

DV2017 need some unclear qu... - last post by SusieQQQ

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

DACA recipient marriage to... - last post by mtp897

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.

supervisor Review - last post by Aditya2001

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.

Visa approved today. When w... - last post by JFH

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.

221 g new delhi - last post by Chardon Ne'

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.

Potomac Processing Center - last post by NikLR

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) 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.

I-864 and I-131 Questions - last post by Buzz15

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.

AOS or Consulate? - last post by p-ana

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.

SSN SAVE verification name... - last post by htfaust

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Do I need to file tax retur... - last post by Jenilyn and Awal

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 November 2016 Filers - last post by G&O7

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 August 2016 Filers - last post by Lenchick

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.

October 2016 K1 filers - last post by SanneW

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Military Spouses Residency... - last post by Damara

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Lost i94 and passport - last post by Rondan

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Off Topic

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

I'm Going to Stick My R... - last post by Asia

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Famous Name Game - Version 3 - last post by Venice1012

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Trump says SoftBank will in... - 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!

Getting married in phillipi... - last post by AtlantaFalcons199

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.

Whats the process of gettin... - last post by Adam&Allison

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 :).

Background Check? - last post by russandraquel

Introducing our Members

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

I-601 Waiver - last post by Oguntise

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 many times did you meet... - last post by IfoemaUS

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Fake US embassy Ghana! - 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!

TOS Violations and Moderato... - last post by Harpa Timsah

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    Good day folks. We just had our marriage on the 23rd of November at Detroit , Michigan Wayne County Marriage Office . We about to file AOS, EAD and AP now. Please can we mail to the Detroit USCIS office or the California Service Centre. Also can I get my AP before traveling to Nigeria on the 12 of January, 2017 for an emmergency.

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