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Immigration
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This community is for anyone going through, or interested in the immigration process for any country. People experienced in immigration processes as well as people who are encountering the strange and bizarre red tape of immigration are both welcome.

Posting tips

We don't know the specifics of your immigration situation, so talking about "here" and "there" isn't useful. As a general rule, you should define the parameters of your situation in the first sentence/paragraph of your post. Suggested information to include:

Citizenship
Country to which you're immigrating
Current location
Current status (visa,tourist,etc)
Desired status (green card, naturalization, work permit, etc)

Useful Links

Official (government run) Sites:

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS case search page
US Embassy in Longon
UK Foreign office in the US

Working in the UK
UK Immigration Control
UK Visas

Immigration New Zealand

Useful community posts:

neorxnawang wrote a long post explaining why it's a bad idea to come to the US on a visa waiver or tourist visa, marry a citizen and then apply for an adjustment of status.

Community sites:

British Expats
Immigration Boards - primarily UK immigration with separate boards for the highly skilled migrant programme and family migration, though there are boards for other countries too.
Immigration to US/Canada - Good group for questions relating to Immigration to USA/Canada, they are a few immigration attorneys on that group who offer solid advice.
VisaJourney.com - Forums for people attempting to come to the US.
k1couples K-1 Visa community
immigrate Same sex immigration
immigration_wed - Weddings and Immigration
expats - Expat community
canadabound - Dedicated to Americans (mostly) moving to Canada

Other:

Law Offices of Carl Shusterman (Recommended!)
Immigration Advisory Service - The UK’s largest charity providing confidential advice and representation in immigration, asylum and nationality law.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Murthy Law Firm - Immigration Attorney website who holds open chats in which one may pose questions for her to answer free of charge.
Information for asylum seekers
The New Zealand Immigration Guide


This community is maintained by sillz and jgurney.

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