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I would say yes, if that is all you have address wise, we used my wifes po box and had no problems. I'm guessung its mostly for mailing reasons? But if you have a street/house address why not use that


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01/27/2011 - Civil Documents for DS-260 received

02/01/2011 - Re Submitted DS-260 (Wrong number entered as Beneficiary ID)

02/10/2011 - AVR Says RFE for civil documents (False RFE, just had to wait for wife's package to be reviewed)

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Is it okay to use my PO Box as my address in the I-130 form?


I would say yes, if that is all you have address wise, we used my wifes po box and had no problems. I'm guessung its mostly for mailing reasons? But if you have a street/house address why not use that

I have a PO Box also and intend to use that as my address even though I have a street address. It's just my personal preference.

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Hi I was wondering which address field I should enter my mailing address into for my PO BOX. This is the address I want to receive mail at. Is it item number 2 or something else. I don't want the mail to end up getting sent to item number 18 the "where your relative plans to live" item. Also where do I indicate the place for my wife to receive the future contents that we must submit? She is still in her home country right now. will the processor confuse one of the other listed addresses as this and mail the stuff there?

Please let me know as soon as possible.

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