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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.

Should we start I-129F now... - last post by AR and BA

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.

March 2014 i-130 filers - last post by Gatu

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).

proving domicile while livi... - last post by lost_at_sea

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.

possible case complete? (me... - last post by raven52

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.

Bringing children to US - last post by Phillip Wu

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Which Visa: For U.S. Citize... - last post by milimelo

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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.

In-laws for tourist visa - last post by Homer Simpson

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.

Is a work visa even possible? - last post by genddob

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.

Will the US deny future F1... - last post by Boiler

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.

Deported and applying to DV - last post by SusieQQQ

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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.

pay noW - last post by kayflex n pinky

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.

Approved but no status upda... - 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.

Port of Entry - last post by carolynhotstuff

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.

Wrong VJ timeline? - last post by lovecometruex

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.

no decision after 2nd (stok... - last post by miamiboy

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.

Notice sent back to USCIS /... - 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.

help clarify if I need to g... - last post by NigeriaorBust

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

tax return - last post by genddob

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 package - last post by seth2013

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 JUNE 2014 Filers - last post by Moaz

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.

Filing for divorce while I-... - last post by A&B

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Filling Citizenship based o... - last post by Aybee&Sylvia

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

I want to make my dream com... - last post by bellylaugh

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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 Umbrella Rantolution - last post by Asia

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Name Something Amazing That... - 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.

Palestinian state is a... - last post by Novembro

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!

hukou cancelled, how to obt... - last post by seattle0714

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 arrived and Pregnant - last post by Karam and Jamie

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 :).

Security Clearance as a GC... - last post by quimolum

Introducing our Members

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

Hello - last post by Novembro

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!

Wedgies, si man! - last post by TBoneTX

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Amnesty by decree likely to... - last post by TBoneTX

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 AoS timeline and V... - last post by TBoneTX

Latest Immigration Posts

  • Should we start I-129F now or wait? 
    Last Reply: AR and BA, Today, 04:25 AM
    So I'll try to make this short as possible and thanks in advance for any advice. My fiance is in Manila, I live with family right now because I lost my driver's license but...
  • Port of Entry 
    Last Reply: carolynhotstuff, Today, 04:18 AM
    Hi friends, i have a question and anyone can guide it is heard that if you go to USA via Au Dhabi then you immigration process is completed at abu dhabi clearance office of...
  • New Islamabad AP-Tracker, Part III 
    Last Reply: kaleem999, Today, 04:17 AM
    This thread is the continuation thread for "New Islamabad AP-Tracker, Part II," which has been closed because of its size.
  • Just arrived and Pregnant 
    Last Reply: Karam and Jamie, Today, 04:10 AM
    Hi everybody, My wife and I have recently immigrated to MN, USA. We are both from NZ, born and raised, but my wife holds American citizenship through her mother. I immigrat...
  • March 2014 i-130 filers 
    Last Reply: Gatu, Today, 04:08 AM
    I just joined have been trolling the site for info for a few weeks now, so I decided to join. It totally seems like a support group for us going through this process. ...

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