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Hi all!

We just need some help in filling up form I-130. On page 2 of the form, question 22. Complete the information below if your relative is in the United States and will apply for adjustment of status. J is not in the US and will not apply for adjustment of status so we put N/A on all the 4 blanks. But we've read somewhere saying we should put the City & Country where she will apply for a visa on blanks 3 & 4. Should we put N/A or should we put the city & country? We just want to make sure what to answer.

And in the Step-by-Step Guide on How to File for a IR-1 / CR-1 Visa for a Foreign Spouse posted here in VisaJourney, it says send via USPS. We've seen in the USCIS website that there's also an option to send via express mail or courier but at a different address. Is there a reason why USPS is stated specifically here in VisaJourney? Is it processed faster than by sending it thru FedEx for example?

Thank you in advance for the help!


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In the boxes under where it says If your relative is NOT eligible for adjustment of status....

That is where you put the city and county of the consulate you will interview in.

Just read the question

Good luck


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Hi all!

We just need some help in filling up form I-130. On page 2 of the form, question 22. Complete the information below if your relative is in the United States and will apply for adjustment of status. J is not in the US and will not apply for adjustment of status so we put N/A on all the 4 blanks. But we've read somewhere saying we should put the City & Country where she will apply for a visa on blanks 3 & 4. Should we put N/A or should we put the city & country? We just want to make sure what to answer.

And in the Step-by-Step Guide on How to File for a IR-1 / CR-1 Visa for a Foreign Spouse posted here in VisaJourney, it says send via USPS. We've seen in the USCIS website that there's also an option to send via express mail or courier but at a different address. Is there a reason why USPS is stated specifically here in VisaJourney? Is it processed faster than by sending it thru FedEx for example?

Thank you in advance for the help!

I don't believe USPS is processed any faster. I think the reasoning for using USPS is that it is significantly cheaper than sending via FedEx or courrier. For most people that live in the US, USPS will get it there within 2-3 days, which is fast enough. 1 day faster delivery, while paying an additional $50 (for example) may not be worth it. But if you live in a foreign country when you file, you may be forced to use FedEx, DHL, EMS, etc.

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In the boxes under where it says If your relative is NOT eligible for adjustment of status....

That is where you put the city and county of the consulate you will interview in.

Just read the question

Good luck

Wait...I put N/A in those two boxes, as the bolded headline read "Complete the information below if your relative is in the US..."

What happens now? Will they automatically know that she will be requesting a visa from the Ho chi minh city consulate in Vietnam since it is the nearest one? Or will I have to resend a new I130?


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06-16-2012 - I-130 Package sent for CR1 spousal visa
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Wait...I put N/A in those two boxes, as the bolded headline read "Complete the information below if your relative is in the US..."

What happens now? Will they automatically know that she will be requesting a visa from the Ho chi minh city consulate in Vietnam since it is the nearest one? Or will I have to resend a new I130?

you should check the example form in VJ, to answer your quest, if u fiance not in the USA then leave the CITY & STATE blank.... fill in other side, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

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Wait...I put N/A in those two boxes, as the bolded headline read "Complete the information below if your relative is in the US..."

What happens now? Will they automatically know that she will be requesting a visa from the Ho chi minh city consulate in Vietnam since it is the nearest one? Or will I have to resend a new I130?

No, they won't automatically know. If you put N/A in all 4 boxes you've just confused USCIS. Don't confuse USCIS

Good luck

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USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Wait...I put N/A in those two boxes, as the bolded headline read "Complete the information below if your relative is in the US..."

What happens now? Will they automatically know that she will be requesting a visa from the Ho chi minh city consulate in Vietnam since it is the nearest one? Or will I have to resend a new I130?

You have to read EVERYTHING very carefully. Doing so is critical to your ultimate success. What is likely to happen is that NVC will assign the case to the Consulate that serves the address you entered for the beneficiary.


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