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  1. Family & Marriage Based US Visa Immigration Discussion

    1. K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Process & Procedures

      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.

    2. IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures

      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.

    3. 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).

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration

      Discussion on family based US visa options.

  2. Non-Family Based US Visa Discussion

    1. Tourist Visas

      Discussion on B1 and B2 tourist visas as well as Border Crossing Cards to the US. People wishing to enter temporarily for pleasure, tourism, business or medical treatment should post here.

    2. Work Visas

      Discussion on Work based visas to the USA. H1B, H2A, H2B, H4, L1, L2, O, P1, P3 and Q1 Visas. Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US each year and may even choose to immigrate to the US.

    3. Student & Exchange Visitor Visas

      Discussion on Student (F1 & M1) and Exchange Visitor (J1) 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

      Discussion on the DACA process and procedures.

  3. Consulate & USCIS Service Center Discussion

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

  4. US Visa Holder and Permanent Resident Immigration Discussion

    1. Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from K1 and K3 Family Based Visas

      Discussion on filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from K1 and K3 Visas 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.

    2. Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas

      Discussion on filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) from a Work, Student, Tourist Visa and other US Visas. Please post your interview experiences in the review section.

    3. Working & Traveling During US Immigration

      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.

    4. Tax & Finances During US Immigration

      Discussion on Tax and Financial Topics Relating to US Immigration.

    5. Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion

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

    6. US Citizenship General Discussion

      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.

    7. 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.

    8. Military Immigration-Related Discussion

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

    9. General Immigration-Related Discussion

      Discussion on general US immigration topics.

  5. General Discussion Area

    1. Off Topic

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

    2. Games While You Wait

      Game threads of all sorts go here. Have fun!

    3. Regional Discussion

      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!

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Emigrating Outside the US

      General discussion on immigration to countries outside the US.

    7. Current Events and Hot Social Topics

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

    8. Introducing our Members

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    9. 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!

    10. US Immigration News and Discussion

      Discussion on the latest US immigration news

    11. Coronavirus Covid-19

      Discussion on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and Covid19 Disease, also known as Coronavirus.

    12. 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!

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    DV Lottery of K1 Visa - Can I file for both?
    I applied for the DV lottery 2025 and hope to be selected this year. My fiancé and I discovered that there is a fiancé visa for the USA. Do you think if we apply for the K1 visa but are selected for the DV lottery that we can stop the fiancé visa process? What are the timelines and options here :)?
    • 24 replies
    Confused about steps after marriage
    My fiancee arrived last month on K1 fiance visa and we got married yesterday. It seems from what I have seen online that I made a mistake by not getting SSN prior to marriage? I am going to the SSN office on Monday to gather more information... also worried about employment authorization and travel authorization(s). Thanks for any insights!
    • 58 replies
    N-400 interview in TWO days. Last wise words?
    Hey everyone!! My N-400 interview is in 2 days. I am so nervous!!

    Any last words of advice?? Do's and don't? Anything you wished someone had told YOU? Thanks!
     
    • 36 replies
    Divorce from non-immigrant (out of status) and financial responbsibility
    I go to court next month for another hearing... The judge previously said the "Plaintiff was financially obligated to support [my ex] while she resided in the United States." What does that mean?
    • 88 replies
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Mr Tee  »  Kabedi3166

      The entire process from start to finish took about 2.5 years. From DQ to interview, maybe a few months. Not sure anymore about specifics. Sorry.
      · 1 reply
    • EatBulaga

      We are K1-to-AOS, and soon-to-be ROC filers.
      · 0 replies
    • cherine brooks

      I file a K1 visa for my husband in 2021 and they refuse him, because of controlled substance and they gave 212 (a) (2) (a) (i) (ii), they claim he is inadmissible. we got married in July 2021 of the same year. and I file an I 130 in 2023, waiting on a response, I'm worried if they will denied me again.
      · 0 replies
    • Prosper_s

      Category: F2A
      PD: 31 January 2019
      QD: December 2020
       
      Been waiting for interview at Lagos consulate like forever. Please how long does it take to get an interview date? What more can I do? The waiting time is really frustrating.
      · 0 replies
    • BoyMoma

      2 years late to file I-751
      I am two years late in filing my I-751 form. Here’s the situation:
      - We completely overlooked this particular form.
      - After my initial green card expired, we applied for the I-90, which has been in process for two years.
      - With the extension they provided, I was able to travel and receive my driver's license.
      - In April this year, I filed for the N-400.
      - During this entire time, I received no communication from USCIS regarding missing documentation.
      - Today, at my naturalization interview, I learned I was supposed to file the I-751.
      - After some back and forth with the officer, he still conducted my interview. He mentioned that since I am married and have children, I should not have a problem, and he asked me to submit an affidavit of explanation plus supporting documents.
      - Later today, I received a letter in my portal asking for "missing documents," specifically the I-751. They gave me four days to provide evidence of the I-751 acceptance or processing status.
      I am unsure of what to do. Please help and advise.
      · 0 replies
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