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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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used 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.

February 2014 filers - last post by Nikki181

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

This forum discusses the US immigration procedure used to obtain an 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.

A case like you have never... - last post by christeen

Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General Discussion

This forum discusses an expedited IR1 / CR1 Visa processing procedure if both the US Citizen and their non US Citizen spouse are living overseas (residence).

US Citizen living in the UK... - last post by GF1804

Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America

This forum is for 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.

Alien Registration Number C... - last post by mrs_kuhn

Bringing Family Members of Permanent Residents to America

This forum is for discussing general issues regarding bringing a Permanent Resident's (Green Card Holder's) family members to America. This can include bringing a spouse (husband or wife) or children.

Sent I -130 in february/mar... - last post by lovely girl

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

This forum is to discuss family based US visa options.

Hi!  :) New member here loo... - last post by Kaori

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Tourist Visas

This forum is for discussion tourist visas (B-1/B-2) to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

Very disappointing - Trying... - last post by RhettVoe

Work Visas

This forum is for 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.

H1B visa now expired can I... - last post by F1H1I130

Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

This forum is for discussing 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 visa, chance to stay? - last post by ronja91

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.

A question about entering t... - last post by jayjaym

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National Visa Center (Dept of State)

All petitions for Visas pass through here before going overseas. The NVC is also the clearing house for many petition types. If you are wondering "What's up at the NVC!", then post here! NVC Phone# 603-334-0700.

Case complete - last post by Aidee Alcantar

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This forum is for general experiences or questions related to US embassies around the world. Visa specific questions should be posted in their respective forums. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

Need clarification on obtai... - last post by AnKSol

Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g)

This forum is for discussion on the administrative processes and waivers sometimes required for visa applicants that have been found inadmissible or previously deported, removed or voluntarily departed the US without an order of deportation.

1 month still in AP - last post by Blossomman999

USCIS Service Centers

This forum is for posting information on the 5 major USCIS Service Centers: Texas, Vermont, Nebraska, California and Missouri (National Benefits Center). To find out current processing times click here.

Early biometrics attempt at... - last post by F1H1I130

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

Once you are in the US you will need to file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) to become a permanent resident of the USA. This process is lengthy and can be confusing at first. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

October 2013 AOS Filers - last post by Jeannie & Al

Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas


  1. Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports

This forum is to discuss the process of filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from a Work, Student or Tourist Visa. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

questions regarding the I-485. - last post by Terry J

Working & Traveling During US Immigration


  1. Social Security Numbers

This forum discusses 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.

AP/EAD Card (Approved 21-Ap... - last post by djv-tco

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Tax return question filed f... - last post by novedsac

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

This forum is for sharing your experiences in "Removing Conditions" for Conditional Permanent Residents (I-751).

Name is not on our joint ba... - last post by didopage

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.

Hopefully quick question! - last post by bettypentiér44

Effects of Major Family Changes on Immigration Benefits

This forum is dedicated to topics such as but not limited to 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 missymd

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration issues related to members (and family) of the US Military

After Boot Camp, when can I... - last post by Ontarkie

General Immigration-Related Discussion

This forum is for discussing general immigration topics.

Name change After CR-1 - last post by Ryan H

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Off Topic

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

Black Toenails and Killer C... - last post by JTB11

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name a Letter or Character... - last post by X Factor

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

Top Figures in Conservative... - last post by Journeyer

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

This Forum is dedicated to discussion on the major regions around the world. Topics of discussion may include travel, moving, what to eat and any other experience you may wish to share or inquire about. Have fun!

CFO and the AOS - last post by Jeff @ Missy

Moving Here 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.

Arriving Tomorrow! - last post by jhammin

Finding Work in America

This forum is where members can discuss the topic of finding work in America as a new or current 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 :).

European degree - transcrip... - last post by AniaJ

Introducing our Members

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

IV  package - last post by striker3107

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 TBoneTX

Immigration News and Discussion

This section is for immigration related news and discussion

Expect more delays in '... - last post by Robby999

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 Ryan H



Latest Immigration Posts

  • A case like you have never heard of. 
    Last Reply: christeen, Today, 11:07 AM
    Ok, here we go... Hi all, Looking for observations or advise although our case I am sure is really different than has been posted here before.Lets see... How to start....
  • NVC Filers - April 2014 
    Last Reply: LoveMyTico, Today, 11:06 AM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  Before posting questions, please read the wiki I wrote on the NVC process here. Once you're done, read it on...
  • April 2013 I-130 Filers 
    Last Reply: zamsha, Today, 11:06 AM
    I didn't see one of these started for this month yet, so I figured I'd go ahead and make one. Good luck to everyone sending theirs in this month!
  • Hopefully quick question! 
    Last Reply: bettypentiér44, Today, 11:05 AM
    Hey, So I a while away from this step yet (in AOS process coming over as K1), however I like to plan ahead so I know what to expect - hate leaving things to the last minute...
  • N-400 April 2014 Filers 
    Last Reply: Messybrownhair, Today, 11:05 AM
    I know I'm a little early and excited, but tomorrow is March and I can't help it! Where are the other April filers? I am sending mine in the first week of April. I am a military...

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    kirkbride

    Disappointing - It is possible that the NVC will not get any of my document that we send? I fill up the DS-260 form last January 31 and i got the confirmation Feb. 01, 2013 and it said that 2 to 6 weeks we can get a result on it for the next step but until now we are still waiting we decided to call the NVC to check it but they said that they didn't get any of my document that my para legal send so i contacted the paralegal that we get to ask if they send the document and it said that the...

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      23 Apr
    DLY119

    GM VJ Fam! Back to the states! Fiance and I are planning for his POE mid July/early August. Mr. Tee can you please provide your guide as to what happens after the fiance arrives...I noticed that I can E-file the I-765....I just need some guidance. Thanks!!!

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