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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.

(Lack of) Status Update - last post by Uzmak5

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.

Case Complete to Interview... - last post by Frankjavir

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).

Dual citizenship DCF Guatem... - last post by timeforeverything

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 F4's, Part III - last post by Kunalpatel403

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 Stepson to America - last post by rayman2333

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Can i overstay my ESTA? - last post by JFH

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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.

DS 160 Question: Employment... - last post by Marie&Curt

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.

Can you turn a temporary wo... - 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.

Am a green card holder and... - last post by HFM181818

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.

Marriage before lpr activation - last post by Yarem

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

Advance Parole on DACA to A... - last post by car0593

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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.

Police Clearance issue (Bah... - last post by Mrs.FC

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.

US Consulate in Guayaquil,... - last post by fantonledzepp

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.

I-601 Waiver - last post by Ken19y

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.

ALL Potomac I-130 Filers  (... - last post by blueberryaa

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.

January 2016 AOS Filers - last post by hopeful immigrant

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.

January 2016 Filers - last post by jayess21

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.

Need advice on flying with... - last post by Boiler

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

MFJ as a NRA - last post by Russ&Caro

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 February 2016 Filers - last post by shaiz

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.

hello is there anyone can e... - last post by MiaPA

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.

Pls help part 2 - last post by kkk1

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

can u join air force or nav... - last post by Yoveeta

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Do i need to inform anyone... - last post by JNC09

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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 Rant. The Politically I... - last post by SAT

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

What is the first place you... - 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.

Here's Just A Small Sam... - last post by Boiler

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!

Bahrain Good Conduct Certif... - last post by Mrs.FC

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.

Medical insurance for K-1 (... - last post by Amhara

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 :).

applying jobs online - last post by Cloudy9

Introducing our Members

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

How long after case complet... - last post by mrsbw14

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

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Tourist Visa Wife Deported... - last post by Boiler

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