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Hi everyone, I am going to file I-130 soon. I am the petitioner. My question/worry is can I send the package to my family member in u.s.a after preparing the docs so that my sister can mail the I-130 package to the appropriate USCIS address while I vacation with my spouse in the native country a little longer. Or do I have to be present in U.S to file. I was looking for DCF option as well but unfortunately the native country doesn't offer it. If I have to be present in U.S. to submit the package can I mail the package then go for vacation with my spouse? Any feedback will be appreciated. Please advise.

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Anyone can mail the package as long as the forms (I130, G325a) have original signatures. So, yes.

Just be aware that any mail (NOA1, any RFEs, etc) will arrive at the physical address listed on the petition.

Btw, your timeline lists I129f.


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Thank you guys. I filed for k1 but at the interview fiance was verbally refused. The CO said " I am not going to issue you the visa today I have made my decision" case is on administrative processing since the interview day. They haven't mailed him a refusal letter either. He wasn't given any slip at the interview. We are still 10% hopeful. I am just brainstorming all the possibilities now that k1 has high chance of getting denied. Thank you!

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If you marry, make sure to withdraw the I-129F. Also be aware that you have to disclose the I-129F and it's result on the I-130. While it sucks, it is best to be prepared for another AP after the interview.

Edited by NLR

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