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My husband filled in the I-130 using the computer. He abbreviated some words, like our physical address and my former employer's company name. Even my country, Philippines was shorted to PI.

Is this acceptable? Or should I push to have an additional sheet instead so we can spell everything out in its long versions?


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My husband filled in the I-130 using the computer. He abbreviated some words, like our physical address and my former employer's company name. Even my country, Philippines was shorted to PI.

Is this acceptable? Or should I push to have an additional sheet instead so we can spell everything out in its long versions?

If you haven't sent in the form yet, redo it and spell out any words and names other than standard mailing address abbreviations such as "RD" for "road". Don't give the USCIS staff any reason to misinterpret anything or think that you are trying to hide something. It's not worth saving a few keystrokes.


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If you haven't sent in the form yet, redo it and spell out any words and names other than standard mailing address abbreviations such as "RD" for "road". Don't give the USCIS staff any reason to misinterpret anything or think that you are trying to hide something. It's not worth saving a few keystrokes.

My thoughts exactly! :)

Would you suggest I add a separate sheet for each item or is it okay if I put all items on one sheet of paper (if they fit) and have my husband sign off on them?


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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no, not abbreviated not accepted, if it dont fit use a seperate sheet of paper put the full name and page,paper clip to the form.

Thanks! One item per sheet? Or can I put multiple items in one sheet?


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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If you haven't sent in the form yet, redo it and spell out any words and names other than standard mailing address abbreviations such as "RD" for "road". Don't give the USCIS staff any reason to misinterpret anything or think that you are trying to hide something. It's not worth saving a few keystrokes.

Yes, be as complete as possible. There ARE some blanks where PHILIPPINES will not fit but there are other blanks right next to them where it will fit. Just enter as much as possible in each blank. St. or Ave. and two-letter abbreviations for US States and USA for country are perfectly acceptable abbreviations anywhere on the forms though. No applicable blank will accept all of United States of America.


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you can put multiple items in one sheet they need to be numbered like example page 2 section 3.

Thank you! Will do that :)

Yes, be as complete as possible. There ARE some blanks where PHILIPPINES will not fit but there are other blanks right next to them where it will fit. Just enter as much as possible in each blank. St. or Ave. and two-letter abbreviations for US States and USA for country are perfectly acceptable abbreviations anywhere on the forms though. No applicable blank will accept all of United States of America.

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“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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Are abbreviations for states acceptable? Like CA for California and TX for Texas? :)


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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Are abbreviations for states acceptable? Like CA for California and TX for Texas? :)

Yes. Already answered. OK for States in the USA and provinces in Canada.


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Oh good. Got a little scared after seeing this thread since I abbreviated ON :whistle:

Haha! Glad it won't be an issue for you, too :)


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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Heres one ive been pondering about postting on the subject of Abbreviations.

While filling our i-130 in i noticed the United Kingdom doesn't fit in most of the boxes on the form, however it asks for the country on most of the questions and as such the United Kingdom i NOT a country! The actual country i'm from is England. English passports say the United Kingdom on them though, one of the first questions asking what country i am from has the space to put "United Kingdom (UK)" in, after that i was thinking of putting just the UK in all the other boxes. Would this be acceptable ? or should i just put England in all the boxes ?

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Heres one ive been pondering about postting on the subject of Abbreviations.

While filling our i-130 in i noticed the United Kingdom doesn't fit in most of the boxes on the form, however it asks for the country on most of the questions and as such the United Kingdom i NOT a country! The actual country i'm from is England. English passports say the United Kingdom on them though, one of the first questions asking what country i am from has the space to put "United Kingdom (UK)" in, after that i was thinking of putting just the UK in all the other boxes. Would this be acceptable ? or should i just put England in all the boxes ?

UK is a perfectly appropriate answer for country when you are from England. England is fine too but UK is more correct. To say you are a "British" citizen is also OK but UK is a perfect answer for country of residence or citizenship.


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UK is a perfectly appropriate answer for country when you are from England. England is fine too but UK is more correct. To say you are a "British" citizen is also OK but UK is a perfect answer for country of residence or citizenship.

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