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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 in 13 Days?! - last post by TondaFranklin123

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.

November 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).

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.

WHAT TO FILE:DS- 260 or DS-... - last post by jmcv52002

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.

can I get another on my 2nd... - last post by mrmyrie

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Which is the better choice? - last post by Darnell

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.

Can I visit using ESTA? - last post by Merrytooth

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.

Indian Citizen with a green... - last post by TylerW

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 Mark88

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 Britsimon

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.

Stolen documentations from... - last post by NikiT

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.

One year Drug ban Finished... - last post by mpje07

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.

Which Service Center Handle... - last post by Mena28

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.

Unexpectedly  Officer knock... - last post by Torete

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.

I-130 questions - last post by Merrytooth

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.

Denied SSN - last post by Darnell

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

J1 in process of AOS - last post by AH&JH

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 July 2014 Filers - last post by RandyN

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 Houston 1

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 hopeholder5922323

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.

Green card production after... - last post by sajidla

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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 SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Association Game - last post by Phillip Wu

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Never again will the world... - 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!

Changes coming in Santo Dom... - last post by MrTee12

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.

Just married and need Socia... - last post by Nich-Nick

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 :).

New to Washington DC..how t... - last post by flying_postman

Introducing our Members

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

My daughter born in Belgium... - last post by JohnR!

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

  • ESTA during one month, then F1 visa ? 
    Last Reply: Mark88, Today, 04:58 PM
    Hello everyone, I planned to enter in USA with an ESTA, stay one month, go to canada, stay one week, and back to USA with my F1. I can enter 30 days before my I20 date...
  • November 2014 Interviews 
    Last Reply: dwheels76, Today, 04:58 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...
  • 2015 Winner- Interview Finished 
    Last Reply: Britsimon, Today, 04:56 PM
    Good Morning, I know everybody here has been waiting for someone who went for interview. I have done my interview 2 days ago. My case number is : 2015EU00001637. I fil...
  • I-751 July 2014 Filers 
    Last Reply: RandyN, Today, 04:56 PM
    So, where are all the July filers? (I couldn't find an existing thread for you, let me know if I missed it and we'll delete this one). California Service Center (0 applican...
  • Is Certifying Documents Abroad Ok?? 
    Last Reply: Ian H., Today, 04:55 PM
    I'm wondering if USCIS will accept the copy of our marriage certificate certified in Morocco instead of the U.S.?? Did any of you certify your documents abroad and USCIS ac...

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      23 Oct
    christinehicham

    On 10-23-14 NVC emailed me stating that they have received all of the documents needed. So we are waiting for the Casablanca Consulate to let us know when the interview date will be. Yay! Good news after so many months.

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      22 Oct
    smirky

    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
    HettyandSaid

    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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