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Mailing address different than physical address on I-131

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We are almost done with our AOS package. There is just one thing that I am worried about. Our physical address is the apartment that my husband and I live in. But since we always have problems with our mail (it gets lost, mailman puts the mail in the wrong mailbox and the neighbors throw the mail away or send it back), we do not want any kind of mail sent to this address. This is why we are always using my mother in law's address as mailing address (no PO box).

So far so good. For all forms we used the mailing address, but the I-131 only states the "physical address". What should we put there? If we really put the physical address in the box my combo card is going to be send to that address and we do not want that. Can I attach a sheet that explains the situation and tell them to send it to the mailing address instead? And if so, will they really comply with that?

The only time we used our physical address was for the G-325A form. For everything else we put the mailing address.


AOS Timeline:

03/04/2015 - Package sent

03/09/2015 - Package delivered

03/13/2015 - E-Mail and text notifications

03/21/2015 - NOA1 for all forms in mail

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1. Can I attach a sheet that explains the situation and tell them to send it to the mailing address instead?

2. And if so, will they really comply with that?

1. Sure.

2. Make sure that they see it. In the space for physical address, put "SEE IMPORTANT ATTACHMENT!" and label the attachment page "IMPORTANT ATTACHMENT." Then, hope.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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The receipt notices for the I-485, I-765 and I-131 will most likely go to the same mailing address. The EAD/AP card is usually based off the I-765 status and therefore should go to the mailing address used on the I-765. But yes, as TBone said, you can add an attachment anyway to explain you need them to use your mailing address only for correspondence.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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