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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.

AUGUST 2014 K-1 FILERS (TSC) - last post by kromero2

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.

February 2015 Interviews - last post by dwheels76

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).

No file number on NOA2 - last post by Ryan H

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 destroyed92

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.

Upgrade from F2A to IR1 - last post by ritbiv

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Thoroughly confused. Need s... - last post by Ryan H

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.

Tourist/Visitor Visa - to U... - last post by aaron2020

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.

H1b approved. (Visa not sta... - last post by agmehta

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.

Online Degree at US University - last post by aaron2020

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.

Police report question - last post by aaron2020

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.

Oh NVC... how you tease me so! - last post by Lynn n Sam

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.

Wrong application receipt/p... - last post by Babylovejensen

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 um700

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.

VSC anyone? - last post by coolbone

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.

Form I - 797C notice of act... - last post by Zedayn

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.

Is photograph mandatory for... - last post by aaron2020

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.

Now waiting for Social Secu... - last post by Ryan H

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Filling TAX - last post by rin and john

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Removing condition from gre... - last post by Ryan H

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 July 2014 Filers - last post by ninij.

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.

Want a divorce and to leave... - last post by JohnR!

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Foreign education requirements - last post by Boiler

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

I-485 Biometrics and Gun Ra... - last post by Marco&Bettina

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Off Topic

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

Harry Tarklar and the Thrif... - last post by Asia

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Famous Name Game - last post by KASH2011

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

UN slams Israel's demol... - last post by I AM NOT THAT GUY

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!

Mailing my fiance a copy of... - last post by Babylovejensen

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.

looking for fellow Filipino... - last post by aaron2020

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 :).

Individual employers asking... - last post by K415

Introducing our Members

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

Hello from Canada - last post by Keith J

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!

Video Games - last post by NLR

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Despite Obama, immigration... - last post by Blueblood

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!

Timeline won't let me u... - last post by tito88



Latest Immigration Posts

  • Now waiting for Social Security Number 
    Last Reply: Ryan H, Today, 11:51 AM
    Now that I've gotten my spouse a green card and we are here in USA, it seems there is another long wait.When filing the IV application we choose the option to get a Social Secur...
  • Form I - 797C notice of action received 
    Last Reply: Zedayn, Today, 11:51 AM
    Hello! I have just received all the form I-797c. Now I don't know what's going to happen next. The forms only showed the receipt numbers and information about our application. I...
  • Removing condition from green card 
    Last Reply: Ryan H, Today, 11:49 AM
    Hi I received my conditional green card jaunary 2014. Now I want to start preparing to send application to remove the condition. I would like to know if I file my taxes mar...
  • ALL F4's 2 
    Last Reply: destroyed92, Today, 11:49 AM
    all the F4's guys please reply here.....thanks
  • February 2015 Interviews 
    Last Reply: dwheels76, Today, 11:49 AM
    Welcome to the New and Improved Case Complete to Interview Monthly thread.   The list that has been updated has now been moved to a spreadsheet like the one used in th...

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      27 Jan
    daliroya

    For those of you beginning this journey, please understand that it will eat up years of your lives, lots of your money and plenty peace of mind. Yesterday we mailed off one more packet. This time the application for the permanent, permanent Green Card (which, btw, is NOT permanent...it's 10 years!) Ah, don't you love oxymorons???

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      26 Jan
    churvalolo

    I've been waiting on my Noa2. we filed in Feb. 2014... I keep getting the same answers from the call centers and via email..Also the congress got involve and called CSC, their response were the same of what they told me background check , security check !!!! Should I call them once a week to bug them about my case? No RFE Last email from them was sent January 24, 2015: Thank you for sending our office your inquiry. USCIS computer systems show that you constituents peti...

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      25 Jan
    hatoum88888

    please me and my fiance need to have a sponcor for the k1 visa process cause shes not qualified for it so i wanna know what the sponcor need to fill as a application and what is the other papers need to give it to us to proove it in the embassy in the interview day anyone can help me please i will be appreciating for this and thank you so much

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