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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.

What does this mean??? - last post by whity_rabirabit

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.

September 2014 Interviews - last post by lucky79

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 - last post by bendinlar

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 F4's 2 - last post by manna

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 Movement History - last post by olamidetokunbo

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Fiancee of J1 visa holder:... - last post by Boiler

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.

Tourist Visa for Parents in... - last post by Hypnos

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.

when to mail in AOS I-485 i... - last post by aaron2020

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.

Moving abroad but continuin... - last post by F1H1I130

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.

DV 2015 Canada Montreal int... - last post by zuroma999

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.

HELP-another checklist - last post by MED22

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.

How long does "administ... - last post by Al422

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 AlmostMrs.

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.

Service centers vs local of... - last post by Pickle

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.

GC expedited!!!! - last post by MichelleNGeorge

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.

485 filing too early - last post by Asianica

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.

Working on/after K-1 - last post by Al422

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Qualified for Child Tax Credit - last post by NigeriaorBust

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Enough Evidence? - last post by bregan

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 August 2014 Filers - last post by vaneskygh

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 citragirl

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

AOS to file in Dec 2014 but... - last post by Tera Fight

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Best ways of translating do... - last post by IRIS.t

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Off Topic

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

Backaches, Bimbos, and Brea... - last post by Asia

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the local Temperatu... - last post by JIJourney

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Not a hate crime - He IS wh... - last post by Fan_Dancer

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!

no 221g given only NSO form - last post by janche08

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.

Looking for new friends in... - last post by Redflame2012

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 :).

Nurses i need help! - last post by ZoieAndEvan

Introducing our Members

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

Immigrant Visa, Checklist.... - last post by charlss

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!

Cat Barf, si man - last post by fantonledzepp

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as... - last post by Pooky

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!

"Updating Your VisaJour... - last post by Captain Ewok



Latest Immigration Posts

  • ALL F4's 2 
    Last Reply: manna, Today, 02:09 AM
    all the F4's guys please reply here.....thanks
  • 485 filing too early 
    Last Reply: Asianica, Today, 02:09 AM
    I am new here and i dont know what to do. Im currently in f1 visa. Got married with an LPR and im pregnant now. I applied for i-130 (tho my husband is still immigrant) as well a...
  • September 2014 Interviews 
    Last Reply: lucky79, Today, 02:04 AM
    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...
  • I-130 July Filers 
    Last Reply: Rune, Today, 01:59 AM
    Hey everyone, My wife and I just sent in our I-130 forms and they have been received by the Chicago office. My wife is returning to the states after living in Canada f...
  • Enough Evidence? 
    Last Reply: bregan, Today, 01:58 AM
    After seeing how laissez faire my wife's interview was when she came down from Canada I decided to do the I-751 myself. The paperwork is extremely simply, which is another...

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    ISLANDBOY

    my fiance just requested that our petition be sent to CSC as TSC is taking forever, when this happens what is the time frame for CSC to look at our petitiion?

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