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I am going to send mine tomorrow via USPS Express Service (1-Day) to NSC and I was also thinking of paying for the Return Receipt Requested service too.

What say you? (because USPS also offers separate services called Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation)

Just curious to see what everyone else used...

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We sent our applications certified mail, with signature required and confirmation returned. Don't do anything else, it will save you peace of mind to get that green card back saying that the service center actually received your paperwork.

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I just used priority mail with delivery confirmation. I know a lot of people will use next day or other things like that. Priority seemed to work fine for me, although I did have my doubts walking out of the post office. Whatever makes you feel most secure about your application.

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We sent our I-130 via Mail Priority using Signature Confirmation. It took 2 days for the mail to arrive. If you are going to use a one day express, try to send it so it doesnt arrive on a Monday or a Friday as VSC say that's when they receive the most volume of mail. I guess that is why even though our application arrived on a Friday, it was "received" until on Monday. Might be different at NSC.

We are planning to send our 129F form via Certified Mail with a return receipt.

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I am going to send mine tomorrow via USPS Express Service (1-Day) to NSC and I was also thinking of paying for the Return Receipt Requested service too.

What say you? (because USPS also offers separate services called Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation)

That's what I always used with just the signature confirmation. Little more than Priority Mail, but never felt like waiting around to see it got there.

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I used priority mail, certified with the return card. The post office has nice large tyvec envelopes for free and it held our petition which was quite bulky and could not fit in a normal envelope.

Priority mail tends to take 1 more day to deliver, but since I live 1 state away from the service center it arrive there the next day anyway.

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I used express mail the first time I sent it, no signature required, just online tracking. When I sent it the second time, I used priority mail with no tracking or receipt confirmation. It was $4.something as opposed to $14.something express mail, and I really wasn't worried it would get lost or something.

Before all that, I tried to send it FedEx, but they said they couldn't take it since it was going to a PO Box. Even the address USCIS gives for FedEx shipments has a PO Box number on it, so I just couldn't do it like that.

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I sent the packet the first time Certified mail; it arrived the second day after I sent it. It cost $2.40 plus the weight of the package to send. The second time I sent it Express and it was $14 and change plus the weight, but that's just 'cause I was annoyed with myself.

I am in Connecticut so it's not that far of a trip.

As long as you can track the package online and confirm receipt I don't think it matters.

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At first I sent our petition via Fedex international, because we put the petition together here in Ghana, where I'm staying with my fiance while we do the process. (I maintain an address in the U.S.) But that was a mistake, because the TSC address is a PO Box, and Fedex doesn't deliver to a PO Box. The Fedex people in Ghana didn't know that, so they didn't raise any concerns when I went to send off the package. When it got to the U.S., Fedex was able to contact me via the Ghana Fedex office to ask if I had a mailing adress to use. I didn't, so I had them deliver it to friends who then took it and sent it via the regular USPS with delivery confirmation. That worked fine.

So, don't use Fedex, I guess, unless you know the mailing address (not PO Box) for the service center.

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Boulder Eric,

Certified Mail

Yodrak

I am going to send mine tomorrow via USPS Express Service (1-Day) to NSC and I was also thinking of paying for the Return Receipt Requested service too.

What say you? (because USPS also offers separate services called Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation)

Just curious to see what everyone else used...

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I used Priority Mail with delivery confirmation (online tracking). It got from Utah to Nebraska in two days. I'd to whatever brings you peace of mind, within your budget.

For tax matters, I ALWAYS use certified, return receipt. But that's because there could be a legal question about whether the item was sent, and whether it was received. But here, if they lose it or don't get it, we just have to send it again. There aren't the penalties or deadlines. If I had something where there is an USCIS deadline, I would definitely go with certified, return receipt.

Tom

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