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Bringing Prescription Medicine into the US
My fiancée will be arriving in the US this summer and will need to take medications with her. Some of them are prescribed and others are over the counter. Do we need to worry about anything (one of the meds is a Schedule IV opioid)?
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Do you need to propose to your girlfriend before you can file for a K1 Visa?
Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I met while on a trip and hit it off. We never formally got engaged and I never proposed, however we think the K1 Visa makes sense to us. What are the rules?
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Step Kids Not Accepting Step Mom
I have been in an LDR with a Filipina since June of 2020 and we finally got our K1 Visa approved. The challenge is that my children are not accepting my fiance now that she in the US. Any suggestions?

K1 Denied. Applying for B1 Tourist Visa instead?
My fiancé and I originally applied for the K1 visa, but we were denied. I went to visit her December and we are considering a B1 tourist visa now. Is this possible?

DS-5535 and Administrative Processing after K1 Visa Interview. What's next?
My fiance had her interview at the Abu Dhabi US embassy yesterday and they refused her visa for no apparent reason. The interviewer gave her a sheet that our case requires "administrative processing" and may take several months. What's next?
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Can my fiance enter the US while her fiance visa is pending?
My girlfriend returned from the US 3 years ago but her student visa is still valid. We dated for 3 years, got engaged and started the fiancee visa process. Can she enter the US with her old visa while the K-1 visa is processing?
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K1 Visa Delays: So frustrated and disappointed, I don't know what to do
We applied for the K-1 Visa back in September 2021... no updates, no progression. I don't know what to do, I see some people from May 2021 still waiting. It's infuriating!
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Getting a K-1 Visa fastest?
My fiance and I are just about ready to file for the K-1 this coming week. We're just wanting to make sure this would be the fastest route to be together...
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ESTA To AOS Potential Problem?
I met and married a wonderful woman who entered the US on an ESTA in 2020. At the time of our marriage, she had overstayed her ESTA by over one year . We married after nine months of dating (June 2022). We are starting the process of adjustment of status. She told me last night that she cancelled her return ticket home a few months after her 90 day ESTA expired. She has also been working in the US illegally since May 2021...
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Travel before applying for AOS
My fiance and I have decided to apply for AOS instead of spousal visa.   But we will not be able to do the wedding and submit the AOS application before my fiance's visa entry expires.  I read before that there is a small chance that my fiance could be detained for overstaying her visa.  But we also need to travel before our wedding.  Will it be a problem to take flights after the visa entry expires?  Would we be better to stick to other forms of transport?  Thanks in advance for any thoughts or experience you have...
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Why does the US hate AOS from tourist visas?
I've been studying the immigration process very closely ever see we embarked on this journey, and I don't get it from a US point of view. If you adjust status, then you qualify for a green card, and your visa bulletin is current. It's not like you are adjusting status despite an ineligibility to do so. What kind of problems, possibly security or workload related does it create for USCIS for aliens to adjust status from a tourist visa...
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Waiting for AOS/EAD - how do people spend these 6-9 months without work?
I'm getting frustrated waiting for my AOS approval... Do people really NOT work for those 6-9 months it takes for your AOS to be approved? I applied for my EAD with my AOS in December 2021 and it says the case is pending.
So how do you spend your days?
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Hidden cost of processing a K1 Visa
Recently we were knocked backwards on the processing of our Adjustment of Status after entering on a K1 Visa.  As you are aware the initial cost for the processing of the AOS  is $1225.00 USD.  What is not as well known is the cost of processing the I-693 and other items...
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K1 vs CR1 Visa
My fiance and I are trying to figure out the best route to take for immigration. We plan to reside in the US. I have been researching the best I can without a lawyer but it is quite confusing. Thankfully a kind Redditor pointed us in the direction of this website. Can you help?
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How to find work in America?
Dear friends, could anybody share experience on how and where to start looking for a work. I am about to get my SSN and I just received GC. I don't have driving licence and I am not sure if I will drive. Any advices on job website or tips are highly appreciated! 🙌🙏
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Expediting K1 visa due to Ukraine crisis
With the Ukraine/Russia crisis happening right now, has anyone seen any updates from the U.S. government on expediting K1 visas, or any Ukraine visas in general? I reached out to my immigration lawyer and I'm waiting to hear back....
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Which Visa is easiest and best, K-1, K-3 or CR-1 for my situation?
First of all, I initially visited my girlfriend in the Philippines in October of 2018, traveled the country and with her, then came back to the US. I moved there in January of 2019, leased a couple of houses, then moved back to the US in February of 2021. We married online through Utah on a zoom wedding in December of 2021...
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Should my Fiancee try to get a tourist visa while we wait for the K1 visa?
The K1 visa process is taking longer than we thought. A year to process form i129f it looks like.
Is there any risk in applying for a B VISA while waiting for the K1? If my fiancee gets denied for the B-1 visa will that affect the K1 visa??
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Greencard holder outside of USA 26 months due to Covid, wants to return
My husband got his greencard in 2018. He is a UK citizen, I am the American. We have been stuck in the UK due to Covid. I had a baby in Feb 2020. Is my husbands Green Card still valid to enter the US?
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K1 Visa Rejected Due to Lack of Evidence of Relationship (Vietnam)
After waiting since April due to covid, my fiance finally had her interview today and was rejected. We have met 5 times prior to covid and haven't been able to be together for over 1.5 years due to covid. The interviewer said they did not have time to look over the paperwork, and in the same breath told my fiance that she didn't bring enough evidence to support our case that we have a "bona fide relationship"...
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Omicron Covid Variant and US Immigration Impact Thoughts?
VJ'ers discuss whether the US may ban foreign citizens (including K1 Visa Holders) from entering the country due to the Omicron variant or if the current vaccination policy will stay in place.
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From vaccines to testing: What travelers need to know before the new US travel system launches on Nov. 8
The White House has announced that a new air travel system will take effect Nov. 8, allowing entry for fully vaccinated foreign tourists. The system is set to launch more than 20 months after the U.S. began imposing travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The move by the White House will essentially have the U.S. drop its travel ban on dozens of countries while also making entry more challenging for the unvaccinated. The new system will allow entry for foreign nationals only with vaccinations approved by the World Health Organization and would add testing requirements for unvaccinated Americans.
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K1 married after 90 days... Are we ok?
My wife entered the USA on March 5th 2020 as my fiancé K1. Long story short... we got married beyond 90 days. Are we ok?
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Consulate Visited My Spouses Home
This morning someone from the US consulate came and visited my husbands apartment in Lagos, Nigeria randomly. They asked if he lived alone, verified his identity with a passport photo that we had provided them at the time of our visa application, asked if they could do an inspection of the apartment (looked throughly through his wardrobe, bathrooms and kitchen) etc....
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"Digital nomads" applying for green card
I don't currently reside "permanently" anywhere and it will be that way for the foreseeable future. We work remotely (for a foreign company) and will be traveling from place to place. In fact, I'm traveling to Russia next week to meet her family for the first time!
That said, our intention is to move to the US to live permanently....
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