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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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I am ready to mail my wife's N-400 package to the USCIS. On the USCIS website there are two addresses to mail your application. One is mailing through the USPS and Courier, (other than USPS). I would like to mail to the courier address via FedEx. Has anyone sent the application through FedEx or UPS? I noticed the address and city for USPS is different than sending it FedEx. This is why I am curious.

Thanks,

Reach449 :)


SAO'S AND RANDY'S TIMELINES:

K-1

03/05/07-NAO1

06/03/07-NOA2

08/06/07-INTERVIEW>>PASSED INTERVIEW!!

08/21/07-POE LAX!!!

09/24/07-Wedding

AOS:

10/29/07-All, (three) NOA1's received in the mail!

11/20/07-Biometric's Appointment/Complied with..no problems

12/18/07-NOA for interview appointment...02/12/08

01/04/08-Recieved EAD card and AP in the US mail!

02/12/08-AOS APPROVED AT INTERVIEW; CARD ORDERED

02/28/08-Green Card arrived in mail.

Removal of Conditions:

11/12/09-Mailed I-751 package

11/23/09-NOA 1

01/21/10-USCIS confirms no Biometrics

02/16/10-Card Production ordered

02/27/10-Green Card arrived!

N-400 Naturalization Citizenship:

12/12/2014-N-400 Package received by Lewisville Lockbox

12/18/2014-I-797C NOA received in mail; sent in old version of N-400

01/02/2014-USCIS Lewisville Received Package

01/06/2014-Checked Cashed

01/12/2014-Email from USCIS Receipt of Package

02/03/15-Biometrics Completed

02/04/15-USCIS notice of scheduling Interview

02/24/15-Interview scheduled for 03/31/2015

03/31/2015-Interview>Went Very well!

04/28/2015-OATH

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I believe courier don't deliver to PO Box that's why there is different address. If you are not in a hurry, just use USPS Priority Mail (flat rate envelope) and they will have it at around 3 days at a cheaper cost. You can have it certified for if you want.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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I believe courier don't deliver to PO Box that's why there is different address. If you are not in a hurry, just use USPS Priority Mail (flat rate envelope) and they will have it at around 3 days at a cheaper cost. You can have it certified for if you want.

The USCIS website has two addresses. The one for USPS is a P.O. Box, the one for the courier has a street address in a different city, (Lewisville, TX) instead of Dallas. I just wanted to know if anyone has ever sent the package via FedEx or UPS to the Lewisville, TX address? In fact all of the N-400 delivery areas have two addresses as this one does.

See: http://www.uscis.gov/n-400

Reach449


SAO'S AND RANDY'S TIMELINES:

K-1

03/05/07-NAO1

06/03/07-NOA2

08/06/07-INTERVIEW>>PASSED INTERVIEW!!

08/21/07-POE LAX!!!

09/24/07-Wedding

AOS:

10/29/07-All, (three) NOA1's received in the mail!

11/20/07-Biometric's Appointment/Complied with..no problems

12/18/07-NOA for interview appointment...02/12/08

01/04/08-Recieved EAD card and AP in the US mail!

02/12/08-AOS APPROVED AT INTERVIEW; CARD ORDERED

02/28/08-Green Card arrived in mail.

Removal of Conditions:

11/12/09-Mailed I-751 package

11/23/09-NOA 1

01/21/10-USCIS confirms no Biometrics

02/16/10-Card Production ordered

02/27/10-Green Card arrived!

N-400 Naturalization Citizenship:

12/12/2014-N-400 Package received by Lewisville Lockbox

12/18/2014-I-797C NOA received in mail; sent in old version of N-400

01/02/2014-USCIS Lewisville Received Package

01/06/2014-Checked Cashed

01/12/2014-Email from USCIS Receipt of Package

02/03/15-Biometrics Completed

02/04/15-USCIS notice of scheduling Interview

02/24/15-Interview scheduled for 03/31/2015

03/31/2015-Interview>Went Very well!

04/28/2015-OATH

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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I sent my application by USPS Express Mail to the PHYSICAL address not the P.O.Box. So if you are sending through Fedex or UPS, send to the Lewisville address.



N400


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)


05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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From my own experience, please don't spend more money by sending overnight or express. My father applied 3 weeks after I did and our interviews were 1 day apart and both took Oath on the very same day. He sent his via priority and I, an impatient fool, sent it via overnight express. Not that throwing away 15 bucks is a huge loss, still, it has little/no benefit!

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Australia
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I sent mine with UPS (2nd day AM delivery).. You do spend a little more, but I don't mind paying that little extra to be able to track the package online in real time and to see exactly what time it was delivered, to where in the building and to whom actually signed for it!!

It's not too much more depending on what service you take with UPS... But whatever you do, please send it to the correct address depending on courier or regular mail. If you send your packet via courier to the po box, you'll end up delaying yourself by several weeks!!


I-751 ROC TIMELINE

05/17/11... I-751 packet mailed to VSC... 05/18/11... I-751 packet received... 05/24/11... Check cashed... 05/26/11... NOA1 received (receipt date 05/19/11)... 06/25/11... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 07/20)... 06/28/11... Early Walk-In for Biometrics (Durham NC)... 12/30/11... I-751 Petition Approved (called USCIS on 01/04 and was advised of approval)... 01/05/12... Card Production Ordered... 01/05/12... Approval Letter received... 01/XX/12... GC received in the mail... 04/08/14... 

 

N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

05/09/14... Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule...10/08/14... N-400 packet sent via UPS to Texas (finally!)...10/10/14... N-400 packet received...10/16/14... Check cashed...10/20/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)...10/31/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 11/12/14)...11/12/14... Biometrics completed (Tampa FL)...11/13/14... Received yellow letter today (Dated 11/07/14)...11/14/14... In line for interview (e-notifications received at 12.36pm)...12/24/14... Interview scheduled (e-notifications received)...01/02/15... Interview letter received (Interview set for 02/03/15)...02/03/15... Interview completed Successfully!...02/11/15... In line for Oath! (e-notifications received at 7.00pm)...02/12/15... Oath scheduled & letter sent (e-notifications received at 1.30pm)...02/17/15... Oath letter received (Oath set for 02/23/15)...02/23/15... Oath Ceremony at 1pm in the Tampa Field Office... I'm officially a US Citizen!!

 

I-130 FOR MY PARENTS TIMELINE

11/14/16... I-130 packet for my parents sent via UPS to Phoenix

11/15/16... I-130 packet received (Priority Date)

11/18/16... Checks cashed, received emails and text messages at 5:22pm, cases routed to Texas Service Center

02/22/17... NOA2 for Mom received (Notice Date 02/15/17)

02/28/17... NOA2 for Dad received (Notice Date 02/17/17)

03/01/17... Status online shows application sent to NVC 

03/17/17... Received emails from NVC for next steps!

03/21/17... Went online to Choose an Agent

03/28/17... Received emails from NVC confirming Agent selection and to proceed with the next step (paying fees!)

04/05/17... Paid the $120 Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee online today (Also eligible to pay the $325 Fee but will wait before doing so...)

April-August... Took a break from the process in order to move back from USVI to mainland USA.

08/07/17... Paid the IV Fees for both my parents ($325 each) today

08/23/17... Called NVC because payment still showing "In Process", was advised to email proof of payment to have them manually correct it

08/24/17... CEAC website shows "Paid" and can now have parents' DS-260 forms filled in.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Thanks everyone. I want to send it FedEx, not for faster delivery time, but for tracking, like deidre's reasons. I like being able to track on-line. I will not send it to a P.O. box, for sure. I am fortunate to have worked for FedEx for 15 years, so my discount will come in handy this time. I just wanted to hear if anyone had any problems sending through FedEx or UPS.

Thanks Everyone; I'll be posting more soon and hopefully all good news.. :)

Reach449


SAO'S AND RANDY'S TIMELINES:

K-1

03/05/07-NAO1

06/03/07-NOA2

08/06/07-INTERVIEW>>PASSED INTERVIEW!!

08/21/07-POE LAX!!!

09/24/07-Wedding

AOS:

10/29/07-All, (three) NOA1's received in the mail!

11/20/07-Biometric's Appointment/Complied with..no problems

12/18/07-NOA for interview appointment...02/12/08

01/04/08-Recieved EAD card and AP in the US mail!

02/12/08-AOS APPROVED AT INTERVIEW; CARD ORDERED

02/28/08-Green Card arrived in mail.

Removal of Conditions:

11/12/09-Mailed I-751 package

11/23/09-NOA 1

01/21/10-USCIS confirms no Biometrics

02/16/10-Card Production ordered

02/27/10-Green Card arrived!

N-400 Naturalization Citizenship:

12/12/2014-N-400 Package received by Lewisville Lockbox

12/18/2014-I-797C NOA received in mail; sent in old version of N-400

01/02/2014-USCIS Lewisville Received Package

01/06/2014-Checked Cashed

01/12/2014-Email from USCIS Receipt of Package

02/03/15-Biometrics Completed

02/04/15-USCIS notice of scheduling Interview

02/24/15-Interview scheduled for 03/31/2015

03/31/2015-Interview>Went Very well!

04/28/2015-OATH

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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i used regular mail and everything went smoothly.. with fedex you are paying more.. you can still track it once you get your case number

Exactly. I did overnight express on USPS. Not that I really care about 20 bucks but it was a complete waste of time as my dad (who applied 3 weeks later) and I had interviews 2 days apart and Oath on the same day!

Could've spent it on an awesome burger and a drink for myself instead.

Rushing/hurrying an application won't expedite the process. It makes almost no difference at all.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ecuador
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I sent it by certified mail, just 5 bucks with tracking number and proof of delivery as well. I am just waiting my NOA but the check wahs cashied and I got my case number already


Citizenship at last.... last step in this journey?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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I used USPS certified mail, dropped it a Friday morning at the post office in Illinois, they got it signed at the Uscis in Phoenix the Monday around noon... no reason to pay overnight!
The few hours that you save on the mailing process is not going to make it faster.

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Believe me, when you will be waiting for 4 to 5 months just to get to " inline for interview scheduling " status .....you will laugh at this ups usps fedex subject....save your dollars for something else.

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