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Help with section 21 of I-130 and addresses!!

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Hello I am filing for my spouse who lives in Mexico and I also (not legally) live with him. And I say not legally because my legal address is in the US. Since I live right on the border of the US and Mexico it is super easy for me to cross and spend time with my husband. But now this makes it difficult for me to understand which addresses I should use for these sections.

FOR EXAMPLE:

My husband and I got married in Sept. His legal Mexican ID and drivers licsense has his previous address where he used to live before we got married. Lets just say that address is:

123 Lake Dr. (Which is his aunt's house whom he used to live with in Mexico)

When we got married he moved into a house which he is renting which lets say is:

456 Apple Ave (in Mexico)

This house belongs to a family firend and the landlord takes cash for his rent. The house is under the landlords name so no record of my husband is legally on this house he is renting. Now my address has always been a USA address which let's say is:

789 Cherry Cir

Since we got married in Sept I've really not been at my house in the US (789 Cherry Cir) but rather my husbands (456 Apple Ave.) So we can say that we live together there.

I cross pretty much every day from Mex to the US for work. I only stay at my US home whenever I really have to (very rarely lately).

Sooooo.... for section 21 when it says last address where you lived together do I put the 456 Apple Ave address? And if I do put that address it asks me for the dates so if I put from Sept-present is that gonna cause confusion as to why I put my US address in section B2? And also for Section C2 since all his documentation has his previous address (123 Lake Dr) do I put that address for that section or do I put the address he is actually living at (456 Apple Ave)???

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Do you live there or do you visit him there? If you do not keep a residence there then you're visiting. It's okay to answer this question as "have not lived together yet."


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Do you live there or do you visit him there? If you do not keep a residence there then you're visiting. It's okay to answer this question as "have not lived together yet."

Well I since Sept I've been staying at his house every day. So I mean I just don't stay for a visit I litterally sleep and eat there. My clothes, toiletries, and other personal items are there. So I mean I can't just say that I visit him at his house every now and then. But I do still own and have my legal home in the U.S. I just havent been spending much time there lately.

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Do you have mail sent there? Is there anyway that to show this is actually your residence?

What I'm saying is that it's okay to answer the way I put down. We did that. Many people do that.


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Even though you "live" at your husband's place right now, you don't officially live there (i.e. it's not your legal address). The best way to avoid confusion and delay is to not complicate things and not complicating things is to answer that question the way NLR suggested.


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Ok that makes sense now. Yeah, it is not my legal address I pick up my mail at my US home. Thanks.

Also for my husbands address, should I put his legal address as well? Which would be his aunt's house rather than the one he is renting from his friend. Or does that part not matter too much?

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Should be his legal address. Between now and 5 months from now can he change his address?


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Should be his legal address. Between now and 5 months from now can he change his address?

Yes he can...actually I think it'd be a good idea for him to change his address before we submit the form. Thanks :)

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