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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 ched

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.

About to send in the IV pac... - last post by phyxsius

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).

Time period between being a... - last post by britishtex

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.

Apartment Problems - last post by sasuhol

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.

November 2014 Interviews, F2A - last post by bubblebelle

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Filing for my wife - last post by mstee81

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.

FiancÚ admitted to hospital... - last post by iammrsregi

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.

F1 to H1B - last post by Boiler

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.

URGENT: EAD Denied, F-1 out... - last post by student14

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 2016 Announced! - last post by vyttux

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.

mailing address on ds-260? - last post by XXoverwhelmedXX

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.

DHL Tracking From NVC to US... - last post by shaper81

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 Aisha& Wajid

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.

case sent back to USCIS - last post by sam_soliman

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.

Travelling with AP passport... - last post by Loving_girl

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.

July filers! - last post by Nat2411

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.

Should I mention about my E... - last post by Pinkrlion

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Setting up a bank account t... - last post by Ryan H

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

Things for ROC - last post by Shimura

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.

2014 - Passport Tracker - last post by JimmyHou

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 carguy87

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

How to Expedite Process in... - last post by ladyliberty

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Applying for I-131 while I-... - last post by ryna

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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 GandD

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Create as much word as U can - 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.

3,000 Ebola victims dead; U... - last post by Mr. Big Dog

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!

Same Sex K1 US Embassy Maila - last post by pinayanne27

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.

Two weeks before move....... - last post by Kroni473

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 :).

Job Scam Alert- My experien... - last post by Teddy B

Introducing our Members

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

New member - last post by Zedayn

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!

Last name change. - last post by Caryh

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

AOS FEE AND IV FEE and othe... - last post by pcwatson-nelson

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!

Just wondering how to... - last post by KayDeeCee



Latest Immigration Posts

  • K-1 October 20014 Filers 
    Last Reply: ched, Today, 05:17 PM
    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!
  • About to send in the IV packet, have one quick question 
    Last Reply: phyxsius, Today, 05:17 PM
    In the IV packet I have to send in police records. Here's a question: I used to live abroad before and I received the police records from them, but they only sent me 1...
  • Same Sex K1 US Embassy Maila 
    Last Reply: pinayanne27, Today, 05:16 PM
    Hi folks.  My fiance's interview is scheduled for January 7th in Manila.  We are a same sex couple.  My fiance's town was essentially destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan,...
  • Time period between being approved and living in the States? 
    Last Reply: britishtex, Today, 05:14 PM
    What is the time period you have to move to the states in when you do DCF? Would there be issues if we applied for DCF, and then my OH leaves to the States shortly after wi...
  • Apartment Problems 
    Last Reply: sasuhol, Today, 05:13 PM
    So I need some help. My Apartment complex is asking me to put my spouse on the lease.  The problem is that Immigration took my spouse's passport at POE when she came t...

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