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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.

Need Pictures - last post by julieana71

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 2015 Interviews - last post by Lowlie

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).

proof of domicile CR1/DCF F... - last post by awaywego

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.

December 2013 Priority Date - last post by Nicalord

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Family based immigration? - last post by Pitaya

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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.

health insurance needed? - last post by Alessandra87

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.

H1B Application and extensi... - last post by Ben10

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.

Question regarding J1 Visa... - last post by anonyuser30

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.

I-134 form - last post by Shauneg

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Filing I-130 & I-485 wi... - last post by Ryan H

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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.

NVC SCAN DATE - last post by stanko76

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.

DENIED - last post by efofie

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.

help plz - last post by lolita12357

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 Center - last post by CatherineA

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.

Interview for AOS documents... - last post by heo luoi

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.

October 2015 filers from F-... - last post by Brian and Talitha

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.

Can't change to married... - last post by PHC1

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

2015 taxes - last post by mondix

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

DV CASE Conditional GC .. R... - last post by cinti_confsd

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 July 2015 Filers - last post by SchwartzE

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 6 - last post by sandranj

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

MIlitary Spouse- Eligible f... - last post by hopeful 4 XMas

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Entering the USA first time - last post by DJ6372

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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 P1nk Ranter, A Shot In... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name an Airport (worldwide)... - 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.

Oregon shootings: The map t... - last post by decocker

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!


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.

Whats the most benign / inn... - last post by Udella&Wiz

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 :).

Working in US - last post by Boiler

Introducing our Members

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

I'm New here..IR_5 Ques... - last post by alimonquin58

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!

Lawyer or No Lawyer - last post by j&ana

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

What does the USCIS news ar... - last post by Shauneg

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Latest Immigration Posts

  • Entering the USA first time 
    Last Reply: DJ6372, Today, 04:00 PM
    It is a long way off for us, but I am curious, when you travel together with your spouse/fiance can you go together with her/him though the immigration checkpoint at your US POE...
  • October 2015 filers from F-1 student visa! 
    Last Reply: Brian and Talitha, Today, 03:59 PM
    Hi, I decided to create this topic. I just sent all my paperwork today, paid overnight service so it should get there tomorrow! Anyone with the same timeline as m...
  • DV CASE Conditional GC .. ROC please advice 
    Last Reply: cinti_confsd, Today, 03:58 PM
    started working on h1b. i was divorced and met this girl online. dated almost 1.5 year.after few months in to the marriage , i got laid off and as my visa my expiring we decided...
  • Need Pictures 
    Last Reply: julieana71, Today, 03:57 PM
    Hi everyone, I am about to finally submit my packet but honestly the written instructions are excellent and the search feature is great when looking up old questions but I...
  • November 2015 Interviews 
    Last Reply: Lowlie, Today, 03:57 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 the...

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    how we knew our case number is ready ,,,,they mail us or we have to keep calling them ...i will b thank full if anyone answer ...........thanks

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    Social Security Office says we need an I-94 number. But VJ says K-1 entry stamp is enough?! Larisa doesn't know if she had to fill out this form? And I'm now confused;-))

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    I recently got my biometrics done for form i-485 and then i checked my case status and said my case is ready for an interview as of October 1, 2015. However, i went to western illinois this weekend which is 4 hours away from my house and I got an underage drinking ticket on October 3rd.I wasnt driving, just tailgating. I have to go to court and I was wondering if this will affect me in any way?

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