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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia

hi all,

Where it asks for my mailing address on the affidavit of support, I have some confusion. I live abroad with my husband and have residence here in Namibia, however I DID maintain a U.S. mailing address at my dad's place. Should I use the U.S. mailing address? Will this help me with establishing domicile as well?

A second question relating to addresses and the affidavit of support: my parent's address has changed since our last tax return, so the address listed on the tax return will not match the address they list on the I-184 - is this a problem and should it be explained?

06.21.13 : Met in Namibia

06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***

  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***

  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Thank you Amanda because I have the same question, however our mail address is P.O.Box so is it okay to put it ? another question is we are going to use a friend as joint sponsor, Do we need to submit domicile as well?

I hope we all get through. Best of luck.

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