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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.

approved - last post by Darnell

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.

October 2014 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).

NOA1 VISA card receipt/conf... - last post by Stressed Out

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.

F1 case complete and waitin... - last post by puru444

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.

inviting my grand mom (how) - last post by aleful

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Advice needed! - 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.

ESTA Entering repeatedly - last post by cathy2904

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.

Just obtained my L1A! - last post by Ly2626

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.

Medical - last post by matoyadele

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.

Update DS-260 - last post by SusieQQQ

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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.

Hello guy - last post by VFittipaldi

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.

Forms required for London e... - last post by Pleasehurryup

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 hammadf2a

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.

California Waiting - last post by Indyiale32

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.

September 2014 AOS Filers - last post by IRIScv

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.

September 2014 Filers - last post by IRIScv

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.

Terminating the visa proces... - last post by Lainie B

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Impacts on foreign retireme... - last post by Natureboy

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Can't go to ROC intervi... - last post by AnotherLostSoul

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 R & M

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.

Vawa Part 5 - last post by Faithkeeper

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Does being married to an al... - last post by PT & GM

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Question about name on Gree... - last post by UPenn2019

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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 Don't Often Rant; but... - last post by NLR

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Geography Game IV - last post by Jawaree

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

FEINSTEIN: ISIS GREAT THREA... - last post by ExExpat

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!

London Medical and Drug Tes... - last post by plinkabob

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 a friend drive my thing... - last post by Kathryn41

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 :).

Got a job - last post by bullandre

Introducing our Members

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

Hi, All. Marrying a Thai na... - last post by Karee

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!

Last name change. - last post by Kathryn41

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Deportation News And Stories - last post by sjk&cjj

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 do the blue cubes mean? - last post by VFittipaldi



Latest Immigration Posts

  • September 2014 Filers 
    Last Reply: IRIScv, Today, 05:07 PM
    We sent our paperwork in yesterday, so I thought I'd go ahead and start up the thread! We overnighted via FedEx so I'm hoping things get rolling fairly shortly.
  • London Medical and Drug Testing 
    Last Reply: plinkabob, Today, 05:07 PM
    Hey guys, I'm starting to freak out a bit. Maybe over nothing but still thought I'd see if anyone has been in the same situation.  I have my medical in exactly on...
  • inviting my grand mom (how) 
    Last Reply: aleful, Today, 05:03 PM
    Hello guys, I am currently waiting for my green card and when i get my green card i have a plan to invite my grand mom and let her stay with me for  4 or 5 months and give...
  • October 2014 Interviews 
    Last Reply: dwheels76, Today, 04:59 PM
    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...
  • Got a job 
    Last Reply: bullandre, Today, 04:58 PM
    Eventually after 4 weeks of job hunting, I was able to land a job offer. The position is of a staff accountant/finance analyst working for a Business Process Outsourcing firm. T...

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    customheat

    Hi my name is Jessica I am new here in California and hoping to meet friends around the area., I came here holding a fiancé visa and I am about to get married soon., now I am wondering after we get married, I want to take my husbands lastname and also I want to change my first name ., is there any one could help me how to make that possible?

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