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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.

K3 after k1 - last post by Georgia16

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.

I-130 - last post by aleful

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).

London DCF Interview - Pres... - last post by GaiaAlan

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.

any IR-5 october filler - last post by i'm blessed

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.

Interview in Ghana - last post by MrsBonsu

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

New here - want to apply fo... - last post by JFH

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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.

Traveling on a Tourist Visa... - last post by TBoneTX

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.

Marriage before Embassy Int... - last post by FUBU05

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.

J1 visa waiver based on exc... - last post by Francis101

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.

Maintain LPR status through... - last post by jam2016

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Advance Parole on DACA to A... - last post by Boiler

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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.

case reapproved or reaffirm... - last post by robinanis

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.

After the Interview Process... - last post by dwheels76

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 Sssiiiddd

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.

ALL Potomac I-130 Filers  (... - last post by Bosna1234

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.

Booking flights abroad with... - last post by neoblast

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.

January 2016 Filers - last post by tsakchua

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.

How long can one remain out... - last post by Maria&Seve

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Anyone get RFE for filing t... - last post by MariaR323

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 April 2015 Filers - last post by charmander

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.

CRBA physical presence - last post by silkafi88

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.

Dilemma - really need advice - last post by pjs2016

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Need help and guidance with... - last post by NLR

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

One way ticket from Morocco... - last post by LOL123

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Off Topic

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

The Rant. The Politically I... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Geography Game IV - 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.

Feds: Dearborn Hts. man sup... - last post by Expat1

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!

Scandinavians - last post by Mick & Janni

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.

What did you bring when you... - last post by Maria&Seve

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 :).

applying jobs online - last post by thespoons

Introducing our Members

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

how many days need to wait... - last post by TBoneTX

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!

Very, very important poll - last post by Ontarkie

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Story worth sharing - last post by Ms.F.Brown

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!

Fixing Igor's list for... - last post by Maria&Seve

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  • K3 after k1 
    Last Reply: Georgia16, Today, 09:50 AM
    Hi again!So i know that i don't have to think like this but i wanted to know if we get our k1 denied (hope not ) can we marry and apply for CR1?i love my fiancé and i am so...
  • London DCF Interview - Presence of Petitioning spouse 
    Last Reply: GaiaAlan, Today, 09:50 AM
    Hi everyone,I have my CR1 visa interview at the London US embassy on the 19th of this month (February). I will be flying in from Glasgow with my wife (petitioner) and infant chi...
  • CRBA physical presence 
    Last Reply: silkafi88, Today, 09:47 AM
    Good day Everyone! I would appreciate all your responses! I am pure Filipina and My husband was born and raised here in the Philippines and never been to US when we met.His fath...
  • What is in packet 3? How can I prepare? 
    Last Reply: guissebr, Today, 09:46 AM
    We just go our Noa2 thanks to ALLAH and many prayers. I'm assuming that our 129f is being sent to NVC now but I'm unclear as to what is next and how I should prepare. I'm thinki...
  • How much time should get engaged after metting 
    Last Reply: Selmaben, Today, 09:46 AM
    Hello everyone,So me and my fiancé met on facebook we used to communicate by viber calls it is in december 2015 that we sent some messages,so i can proove our discussions j...

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      06 Feb
    sambecka17

    We Applied in April/May 2015 w/USCIS, first for CR1, then for K3 (Spouse). The CR1 was approved in August, the K3 in September. The Ds-260 was submitted to NVC in October 2015, the AOS Submitted November (25th). After the initial 42 days, the case was submitted to a supervisor. That was on January 5th, 2016. It was submitted again to a supervisor (2nd time) on 02/05/2016 - with a note saying this is the 2nd time it was submitted. ...over our many calls to the NVC, we have heard so...

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      05 Feb
    BocaChicaBabe

    Naturalization interview was scheduled for January 27. The exam was passed and application was approved. Now we're just waiting for the letter containing the information about the oath ceremony.

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