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I'm currently in the UK and I'm just about to send out my I-129F forms and associated documents, but I'm wondering where I should place my current address:

I've been living in the UK for a few months, and am to return back to the USA in about a month or so.

I do not have a place of residence in the US at the moment; however I do retain a State of Nevada ID - also, I have a friend there to which I can have my mail delivered to etc.

My question is whether it would be ideal to place my contact's address in the US, or my temporary address here in the UK (which I would most likely need to change in a few weeks time anyway) -

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I'm currently in the UK and I'm just about to send out my I-129F forms and associated documents, but I'm wondering where I should place my current address:

I've been living in the UK for a few months, and am to return back to the USA in about a month or so.

I do not have a place of residence at the moment; however I do retain a State of Nevada ID - also, I have a friend there to which I can have my mail delivered to etc.

My question is whether it would be ideal to place my contact's address in the US, or my temporary address here in the UK (which I would most likely need to change in a few weeks time anyway) -

To the best of my knowledge you have to be in the US to file the I-129F. Unless someone comes along with nore accurate information, which I am sure some one will, I would read through the instructions for filing the I-129F found on the USCIS website and see if you can find an answer there. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Best of luck.


12-27-2010: I-129F arrived at USCIS sent packet on 12/23

12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1

12-31-2010: Check cleared

01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail

01-06-2011: NOA1 hardcopy received via USPS[/color]

2-17-2011:Touched

04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!

4-18-11: Received by NVC

4-20-11: Left NVC

4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi

4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi

7-25-11:Interview date-Administrative Processing

8-3-11:Administrative Processing ended - APPROVED!!!!!! :D

8-25-11:POE-SFO

9-10-11:Married!!!

9-26-11:Sent AOS Packet

10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail

10-9-11:NOA1 hardcopies received, along with biometrics appointment letter

10-25-11:Biometrics Appointment

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you dont have to be in the US, you just have to be a USC and have a US residence. I filed from abroad when I was in Cairo. I put my parents address as my residence and wrote on the cover letter that I was currently abroad and could also be reached at my Egypt address. They still sent all my messages to my parents house.

its totally fine.

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you dont have to be in the US, you just have to be a USC and have a US residence. I filed from abroad when I was in Cairo. I put my parents address as my residence and wrote on the cover letter that I was currently abroad and could also be reached at my Egypt address. They still sent all my messages to my parents house.

its totally fine.

Thank you very much. So to get this straight, I entirely omit any reference to my current residence being currently in the UK (on both the I-129F and G-325A) and merely put mention that I live in the UK for the time being?

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yes thats what i did, i put down my US residence as my parents residence where i resided prior to going abroad and mention i was currently abroad on the cover letter for contact reasons. plus u will be returning soon.

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you dont have to be in the US, you just have to be a USC and have a US residence. I filed from abroad when I was in Cairo. I put my parents address as my residence and wrote on the cover letter that I was currently abroad and could also be reached at my Egypt address. They still sent all my messages to my parents house.

its totally fine.

I was soooo wrong. Glad you came along. Accourding to your timeline you haven't had any problems doing it this way either. Awesome.

My apologies for the inaccurate answer OP. :blush:


12-27-2010: I-129F arrived at USCIS sent packet on 12/23

12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1

12-31-2010: Check cleared

01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail

01-06-2011: NOA1 hardcopy received via USPS[/color]

2-17-2011:Touched

04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!

4-18-11: Received by NVC

4-20-11: Left NVC

4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi

4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi

7-25-11:Interview date-Administrative Processing

8-3-11:Administrative Processing ended - APPROVED!!!!!! :D

8-25-11:POE-SFO

9-10-11:Married!!!

9-26-11:Sent AOS Packet

10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail

10-9-11:NOA1 hardcopies received, along with biometrics appointment letter

10-25-11:Biometrics Appointment

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Thanks again. Sorry if I might sound like a broken record here, but:

Part of our case of having been together and being in a relationship to marry etc. is the fact of us having lived together in England for close to six months (I will be leaving upon the expiry of my six-month visitor visa, which expires in about a month).

We have a kind of dilemma here. We were planning to provide a lot of evidence of us having met and lived together here, this includes a six-month join tenancy agreement, utility bills and the like pertaining to our current address here inside the UK.

Will this be a problem or a conflict of sorts if I then (don't) say on the G-325A resident history that I am in the UK now? Or do I just put my friend's address above the UK address, etc.?

Maybe I am confusing 'Residence' with 'where I am actually sleeping at the current moment'

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with the G-325A you need to list everywhere you have lived for the past 5 years and the time u spent there, including the time u spent living in the UK. i did the exact same thing and I lived in Cairo for 1 year before applying but my permanent residence was in the US. As with you, you permanently reside in the US but you live currently in the UK, be sure to include that on ur G-325A and your evidence will be fine. We submitted the exact same thing, proof that we lived together, proof of our travels together that originated in Cairo. So you will be

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FYI - we had a very similar situation. I was living in England with my fiance for 3 years before we filed. What I did was wrote our UK address on the I-129F and listed everything in that address; however, I attached a supplement form to the I-129F stating that I wished to use my parents address in the US for correspondence, due to the fact that I would be shortly leaving the UK to take up new employment in the US.

As you can see from our timeline, everything worked fine, encountered no problems, no RFEs, no questions, etc.

Thanks again. Sorry if I might sound like a broken record here, but:

Part of our case of having been together and being in a relationship to marry etc. is the fact of us having lived together in England for close to six months (I will be leaving upon the expiry of my six-month visitor visa, which expires in about a month).

We have a kind of dilemma here. We were planning to provide a lot of evidence of us having met and lived together here, this includes a six-month join tenancy agreement, utility bills and the like pertaining to our current address here inside the UK.

Will this be a problem or a conflict of sorts if I then (don't) say on the G-325A resident history that I am in the UK now? Or do I just put my friend's address above the UK address, etc.?

Maybe I am confusing 'Residence' with 'where I am actually sleeping at the current moment'


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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FYI - we had a very similar situation. I was living in England with my fiance for 3 years before we filed. What I did was wrote our UK address on the I-129F and listed everything in that address; however, I attached a supplement form to the I-129F stating that I wished to use my parents address in the US for correspondence, due to the fact that I would be shortly leaving the UK to take up new employment in the US.

As you can see from our timeline, everything worked fine, encountered no problems, no RFEs, no questions, etc.

What about for the G325a? For Last 5 years did you list your UK address? or did you only list that in address abroad?

Sorry...I'm in the same spot I have a permanent US address but live in Mauritius with my husband and son.

These address questions drive me crazy !!


June 2007: Met

Dec 2007: I moved to Mauritius!

February 2008: Nikkah

June 2008: Legal Marriage

September 2008: Our son is born

Living Happily until we decide it's time to move...

July 26 2011: Mail packets with I-130 and I-129F forms to my mother for her to post from the US.

Aug 8 2011: Packet received by Mom

Aug 9 2011: I-130 mailed to Chicago Lockbox

Aug 11 2011: Email recv'd advising I-130 received, case number received

Initial Review Status Sent to California Service Centre

Aug 16 2011: Check cashed

Aug 22, 2011 NOA 1 for I-130 recv'd (hard copy)

Aug 23, 2011 Sent I-129F packet to Texas

Sep 02, 2011 NOA 1 for I-129F recv'd via email (USCIS.gov says they recv'd it on Aug 26, 2011)

Let the waiting begin...

Sep 06, 2011 Touch (adding I-129F to USCIS case tracker online I assume)

March 06, 2012 NOA2 recvd via email for I-129F and I-130 :D (also switched to ir-1)

April 3, 2012: Paid fee for AOS with CEAC...

Took us a while to get civil documents together because I failed to notice that the police certificate needed to be sent in :(

May 18, 2012: Paid IV Bill

Aug 7, 2012 INTERVIEW @ NAIROBI!--APPROVED!!!

Sept 3, 2012 POE @ Minneapolis

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Yep - listed all addresses - which was 3 UK addresses and 2 US addresses.

What about for the G325a? For Last 5 years did you list your UK address? or did you only list that in address abroad?

Sorry...I'm in the same spot I have a permanent US address but live in Mauritius with my husband and son.

These address questions drive me crazy !!


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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Just an update.. I put my current address (in the I-129F) as a UK one, and then as an attachment to the I-129F form I wrote

Supplement to form I-129F, part A, question 2: address information

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE:

Address: 123 Main St.

City: Reno

State: NV

Zip Code: 12345

I am currently residing at the location specified in the form itself, however.

May 8 2011,

Signed

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My Name

However, I got the NOA-1 today at my UK Address. Luckily enough, I also got the e-notification, but I was expecting them to deliver it to my address in Reno.

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What about for the G325a? For Last 5 years did you list your UK address? or did you only list that in address abroad?

Sorry...I'm in the same spot I have a permanent US address but live in Mauritius with my husband and son.

These address questions drive me crazy !!

I attached an extra sheet for the G325a listing everywhere I actually LIVED in the previous 5 years (9 residences, hence the extra sheet) and for the residences outside the US, I put a footnote listing my parents address, which I had used as a mailing address, in case that showed up in background checks and raised questions

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@foobarbax,

Did you only state in the title of the supplement about using that are your correspondence address?

I read your note just now - but bypassed the supplement title - and I had no idea what you were referring to... UNTIL I went back up and read that in the supplement titled you mentioned 'Correspondence Address.'

On the actual FORM, did you say, 'Please see supplement entitled 'CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS...' etc.?

Just an update.. I put my current address (in the I-129F) as a UK one, and then as an attachment to the I-129F form I wrote

However, I got the NOA-1 today at my UK Address. Luckily enough, I also got the e-notification, but I was expecting them to deliver it to my address in Reno.


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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