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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

      Enter a short bit about yourself and your family member

    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. 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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  • Community Spotlight
    New Healthcare Requirements for US Immigrants
    Immigrant visa applicants will have to demonstrate that they will be covered by health insurance within thirty days of entering the country or have the financial resources to pay for medical costs.  Details below:
     
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-protecting-healthcare-benefits-american-citizens/
     
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    US Immigration Petition Approval Stats (I-129F, I-130 and others)
    Have you ever wondered how frequently petitions are denied by USCIS?  We've collected a list of statistics on common petition forms.  Interesting results!
     
    I-129F (Fiancee Visa Petition):  19.6% of petitions denied
    I-130 (Spouse Visa Petition): 17.8% of petitions denied
    I-485 (Permanent Residence Petition): 14.4% of petitions denied
    I-751 (Remove Conditions on Residence): 3.7% of petitions denied
    N-400 (Citizenship): 10.5% of petitions denied
    I-131 (Advance Parole): 31.4% of petitions denied
    I-765 (Employment Authorization Documents): 17.5% of petitions denied
    I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers): 7.6% of petitions denied
     
    Note, that all numbers above are from the last 3 months at USCIS (3Q19).
     
     
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    SSN Card Help on K1 Visa
    Hi there, I'm currently here in the US under a K1 visa. I arrived in August and got married a week ago in Sept. We went to the SSA office and were told we could not get a SSN yet. Help!
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    Top 10 Mistakes at Visa Interviews
    Top 10 Mistakes at Visa Interviews:

    The Visa interview is the most important part of the whole visa process. A successful interview has a positive impact on your visa being granted. Following are some of the most common mistakes people make during their interview.

    1. Not Prepared Well for the Interview

    Being prepared for interview can better equip you for the interview. Prepare beforehand for commonly asked questions and their appropriate answer will be helpful prior to the interview.

    2. Not Providing Complete and Truthful Information

    It is very important that you provide complete and truthful information. Any incomplete/false information can lead to unnecessary delay(s). False information can have severe impact on your future ability to apply for US visa. It may also cause you lot of frustration and legal actions against you. You could be band for life from receiving a US visa. THINK before answering.
  • Recent Status Updates

    • ann2519  »  SusieQQQ

      Hi just wondering about this health insurance. I am living outside of the us and my husband is living in the us how can he show that he will have health insurance for me ?I am currently awaiting my spousal visa interview 
      · 0 replies
    • Ajibade

      Thank you visa Journey ..my K1 visa was finally approved today .
      · 1 reply
    • Andy & Val  »  designguy

      Congratulations for your approval!
      Hope it went hitch free.
      · 2 replies
    • Earlw  »  RYCEL

      hi Rycel. I've seen that your interview is coming on the next days. I have just a quick question. Did you fill-up first the DS-160 before they sent you the P3 or should I wait the packet 3 first before the DS-160? Thank you in advance and goodluck on your interview. wish you the best  
      · 0 replies
    • morry & ren  »  njde1988

      Hey guys,  Congrats!!!!!  Good luck with your interview! I will be flying into Manila also on the 30th and will be spending the week there and going to the interview with My Fiancée. Maybe we can all get together for dinner since we both will be there in Manila. Our prayers are with you both! 🙏
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