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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.

VISA IN HAND! - 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.

I-130 July Filers - last post by Tururino

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).

Not so swell in Frankfurt - 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.

Final Evidence - last post by R.Santana

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.

Bringing my son to live wit... - last post by Philovocat

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Canadian marrying American... - last post by Dualie

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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.

Can I visit using ESTA? - last post by Lainie B

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 in US on work visa? - last post by F1H1I130

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.

ESTA during one month, then... - last post by jan22

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.

2015 Winner- Interview Fini... - last post by flying_postman

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.

Tracking 60 days - last post by nab-400

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.

DHL Tracking From NVC to US... - last post by freddybros

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.

I 797 RFE? - last post by Maria Torres

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.

Returning your Green Card b... - last post by apple21

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.

December 2012 AOS Filers - last post by Pinkrlion

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.

Starting a graduate program... - last post by Darnell

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.

Travel with NOA1 - last post by A&B

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Form 3520, Acknowledged by... - last post by Sirliner

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 July 2014 Filers - last post by MTOTOMWAFRIKA

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.

N400 interview - with an in... - last post by Diazy

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.

Thank you all - last post by AnotherLostSoul

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Stationed abroad, had finge... - last post by A&M-Forever

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Fraud interview?? - last post by tige321

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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 Coyote Black Kettle Ran... - last post by Darnell

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Close your eyes then make a... - last post by seņoracalavera

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Cuba punches above its weig... - last post by Darnell

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!

exit clearance for bb stamp - last post by Jeff @ Missy

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.

Licence ID with EAD !! - last post by Hypnos

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 :).

Advice: Using Reddit for jo... - last post by Hotter Otter

Introducing our Members

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

Administrative Processing B... - last post by Hypnos

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!

Can You Speak Your Foreign... - last post by Stressed Out

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Immigration officer who too... - last post by Mark88

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!

Default Avatars - last post by KayDeeCee

Latest Immigration Posts

  • December 2012 AOS Filers 
    Last Reply: Pinkrlion, Today, 09:18 PM
    Hey all,I was searching for a topic for December 2012 AOS Filers but I couldn't find one. If there is already one, point me in the right direction, please.Thought I would st...
    Last Reply: Darnell, Today, 09:17 PM
    Visa is finally in hand and fiance will be on US Soil October 28th!          6 days and counting...
  • Bringing my son to live with me 
    Last Reply: Philovocat, Today, 09:13 PM
                  Hey Guys, I am currently only green card holder for another two years from today. But I reall...
  • Not so swell in Frankfurt 
    Last Reply: Stressed Out, Today, 09:12 PM
    Hello Forum!Last monday me and my wife (currently living in Berlin) travelled to Frankfurt for our appointment at the usics, and we submitted the I-130.The issue is mostly with...
  • exit clearance for bb stamp 
    Last Reply: Jeff @ Missy, Today, 09:10 PM
    hi wanna ask po flight will be soon. my visa on hand..my son and my husband got balikbayan stamp.. will be expired oct 28... we probably fly 14 ... do they need exit clearance??...

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      22 Oct

    My 10 year card has just arrived. I wanna know if I can already file my naturalization anytime soon cause I got married to my US citizen spouse last January 09, 2012 so it's been approaching our 3 year anniversary. But I am a bit confused cause it says there that I should be atleast 3 years green card holder. My green card will be on it 3rd year by Sept 09, 2015. Can I proceed now with my naturalization application base on our 3 year marrifage? And is 100 days before our 3rd anniversary a...

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      21 Oct

    countdown is on! I need to quit staring at the calendar! so much to do in the next 2 1/2 weeks, and if all goes well, I will have my hubby home before Thanksgiving!! inshallah! <3 so excited!

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      21 Oct

    waiting is the hard but it'll be worth it.. I hope we don't have to wait for so long though, before we could be in each other's arms. :)

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