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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.

If You Have Been Transferre... - last post by Julie+Matt

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.

The NVC Moral Support/Ranti... - last post by demis346

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).

Affidavit of Support for DC... - 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.

Need advice on sponsoring m... - last post by Umka36

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.

Dual citizenship - last post by Twinkz

What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

Discussion on family based US visa options.

Advice needed! - last post by canadian_wife

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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.

inviting my grand mom (how) - last post by hihihi

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.

3 day work visa for a Canadian - last post by dejaavu

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.

Medical - last post by matoyadele

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.

Update DS-260 - last post by adalb

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.

Passport about to expire - last post by tammyttm

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.

Why another request - last post by Jawaree

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 Waiting - last post by Indyiale32

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 IRIScv

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.

May 2014 Filers - last post by FlyingFish

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.

Terminating the visa proces... - last post by Lainie B

Tax & Finances During US Immigration

Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

Taxes and re-entering the c... - last post by crockies99

Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

I-751 September 2014 Filers - last post by tru_loves_journey

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 August 2014 Filers - last post by k84

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.

CR1 spouse left the US, don... - last post by Jawaree

Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

Does being married to an al... - last post by PT & GM

General Immigration-Related Discussion

Discussion on general US immigration topics.

Green card production after... - last post by k.dlg

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Off Topic

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

I Don't Often Rant; but... - last post by N-o-l-a

Games While You Wait

Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

Geography Game IV - last post by Jawaree

Current Events and Hot Social Topics

Discussion on the latest news, current events and hot social topics including politics and religion.

Guns don't offer protec... - 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!

Waiting for Packet 4 - last post by jfgk1987

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.

Wedding Jitters / Cold Feet... - last post by d3adc0d3

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 :).

Can I work in USA on CR1 vi... - last post by Hotter Otter

Introducing our Members

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

Hello - last post by sweet cakes

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 Kathryn41

US Immigration News and Discussion

Discussion on the latest US immigration news

Deportation News And Stories - last post by sjk&cjj

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!

What do the blue cubes mean? - last post by Karee

Latest Immigration Posts

  • Passport about to expire 
    Last Reply: tammyttm, Today, 01:15 PM
    Hi! The passport I have been using is about to expire in may 2015. When we started this process I could never imagine it would take such a long time. Now it looks like I mi...
  • If You Have Been Transferred...Please Post Here (K-1) 
    Last Reply: Julie+Matt, Today, 01:15 PM
    I have seen 7 or 8 transfers in the past 2 days now.  I am requesting anyone that has been transferred to please post here with your NOA1 date and when you were notified an...
  • The NVC Moral Support/Ranting Thread 
    Last Reply: demis346, Today, 01:15 PM
      OK here we are so no one can complain about our complaints and I for one know they all will miss us.  But hey that's what they wanted.  Here we can be sad, angr...
  • Waiting for Packet 4 
    Last Reply: jfgk1987, Today, 01:15 PM
    I emailed my Packet 3 to Montreal exactly one week ago.  Looking at other people's recent timelines, everyone seems to have received their Packet 4 within 3 or 4 days, but...
  • NVC Filers - September 2014 
    Last Reply: meg_654, Today, 01:14 PM
    Welcome to another monthly thread for those going through NVC!  This thread is strictly for questions and progress. If you want to rant about this ridiculous process, pleas...

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