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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.

K-1 October 20014 Filers - last post by Andrew&Lula

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.

NVC Filers - October 2014 - last post by dustyrah

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).

General I-864 Questions - 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.

Brother and sister income c... - last post by aleful

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.

could there be another 221g... - 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 Ian H.

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.

Will I be able to get a B2... - last post by lileepad

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.

Work visa for an Italian? - last post by Diana_it

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.

un complete i-864 form and... - last post by AmeriDutch

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.

worried! - last post by TBoneTX

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 kaleem999

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.

California vs Texas WTH - last post by Megan & Luke

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.

September 2014 AOS Filers - last post by anapetcu

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-485/I-130 processing time... - last post by TBoneTX

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 a U.S Permanent residen... - last post by Boiler

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).

ROC Procedures and steps? - last post by realizment

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 October 2014 - last post by Carlos EA

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.

Married in Philippines, div... - last post by Sirliner

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Wait time/experiences about... - last post by MFR18

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Contact Information for Eve... - last post by NLR

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Off Topic

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

International Pro's and... - last post by sweetswinks

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the local Temperatu... - 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.

Obama drops oil prices - last post by Hail Ming!

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!

Beneficiary has no birth ce... - last post by Longrangeshootr

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 :)

Administrative Processing B... - last post by Natasha&Noor

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

  • K-1 October 20014 Filers 
    Last Reply: Andrew&Lula, Today, 04:31 AM
    Hi everyone...i mailed my i-129F 28 September but delivered today 1 October so i guess I'm an October dude. To all October filers, lets keep each other updated on here. Good luck!
  • Fiance will start processing the K1 Visa, have questions 
    Last Reply: emrich999, Today, 04:30 AM
    Hi everyone! My fiance is already gathering the required forms to start processing the petition for K1 Visa. He realized that I need to send the g-325a form and we're wonde...
  • August 2014 filers 
    Last Reply: Andie, Today, 04:27 AM
    I know there is a similar thread out here for Aug 2014, but since it is only for TCS, I decided to create another one for all service centers. With that said, I am an Aug filer...
  • Wait time/experiences about expediting N400 
    Last Reply: MFR18, Today, 04:24 AM
    My husband is soon to get orders for us to be PCD-ed to Germany next year. I called the USCIS Military Hotline and was told I can have my N400 expedited once we get the orders....
  • California vs Texas WTH 
    Last Reply: Megan & Luke, Today, 04:15 AM
    Is there anything to be done about how unfair the difference between California and Texas processing times are? Maybe if enough people complain they'll transfer more cases? The...

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    I am so freakin' stressed out!! My husband's interview is in 7 days! & i heard that the ppl in skopje macedonia embassy are mean & strict they deny in first interview!!? I cannot eat nor sleep!! I miss my husband so much:( i pray to Allah that everything will be okay Inshallahh!!!!

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      23 Oct

    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

    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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