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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.

December 2015 I-129F Filers... - last post by Greenbaum

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.

NVC Filers - February 2016 - last post by Rosegrove

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 in US Embassy ATHENS GR... - last post by banteras

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 neel99

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.

F2A PD August & Septemb... - last post by Abbyglen

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

asking for friend Married i... - last post by Andres and Diana

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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.

US Embassy in Armenia touri... - last post by HFM181818

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.

F1-->H1B or TN or EB2 - last post by caliliving

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.

J-1 Waiver Timelines 2016 - last post by jayess21

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.

AP with white 221g slip- Is... - last post by mohammed2jz

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.

Gethering Forms - Confused! - last post by Rosegrove

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.

Interview questions - last post by tryjahluv1101

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.

Reapproved! - last post by robinanis

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 war teacher

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.

May 2015 AOS Filers - last post by Cloop

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.

November 2015 filers - last post by Patchie

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.

2016 Cruise Travel With I-5... - last post by Soulmate1971

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

how do i know if my deducti... - last post by MariaR323

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 February 2016 Filers - last post by precious11

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 November 2015 filers - last post by rup001

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.

Question mi state - last post by Pitaya

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.

USPS lost my green card, wh... - last post by lilsweetie

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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!

Things Dogs Bark At - 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.

One Year To Nowhere - last post by OriZ

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!

Is Clinical Depression Grou... - last post by marryingparis

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.

Buying a home with new husb... - last post by 3rd

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 :)

To Sponsor a wife and minor... - last post by phd1974

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!

Wedgies, si man! - last post by X Factor

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

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

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  • December 2015 I-129F Filers [edited title] 
    Last Reply: Greenbaum, Today, 10:11 PM
    Hi, given the holiday weekend I am going to consider myself a December filer after sending my I-129F packet USPS Express this morning. I recently saw another Thai K1 timeli...
  • Gethering Forms - Confused! 
    Last Reply: Rosegrove, Today, 10:09 PM
    Hi everyone, our case just got approved by the Nebraska Service Center (wohoo!) and now i´m trying my best to prepare for the next steps.Now i´m a bit confused on...
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    Hey everyone! Any AOS filers for the month of May? I'll be sending off my forms tomorrow
  • November 2015 filers 
    Last Reply: Patchie, Today, 10:06 PM
    Tried searching for a november 2015 progress report and couldn't find one. Well here goes for november, we sent ours on the 9th and received a text last night on the 15th. Still...

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    Bebeleeee

    Does anybody know where the DC Field office holds the naturalization ceremonies and how often do they have those? Once per month or more often?

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    Pakhi

    After long time administrative processing officer call &took interview over the phone,and told me to call again,can anyone tell me actually what going on? My ap finished or not?Anyone know this topics pls let me know,thanks.

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    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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