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Hello, I am about to mail my application. I plan to mail the package with return receipt / delivery confirmation by USPS

I saw that there 2 options for the delivery address: one is to send to a PO Box and the other one is to an actual address for USCIS.

Which one usually enable a better processing time? I guess knowing that I am requesting a delivering confirmation, I have no choice but to send to the actual address, correct?

Just to be on the safe side :-)

Dan

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I guess that in such a case, we do not need to include the form G-1145, correct? As it says on the form: This service is available for applications filed at a USCIS Lockbox facility

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USCIS

P.O. Box 21251

Phoenix, AZ 85036

For Express Mail or courier deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS

Attn: N-400

1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S

Suite 100

Phoenix, AZ 85034

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USCIS

P.O. Box 660060

Dallas, TX 75266

For Express Mail or courier deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS

Attn: N-400

2501 S State Hwy 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

REF: https://www.uscis.gov/n-400

The first address listed with the PO Box is the one to use for USPS regular first class, and USPS priority first class mail. The other street address is for express delivery by USPS express mail, FedEx, UPS *delivery services", etc.

Throughout our immigration journey we have successfully used USPS priority mail (sent to the PO Box) with receipt return/delivery confirmation, and have had no problems. (Probably could have taken my wife out to dinner on the price difference in prices.) The time difference in delivery was of little consequence for us, the paperwork is likely delivered to a large warehouse where it will sit for some time until the overworked USCIS minions get around to it.

All of those addresses end up at a USCIS Lockbox facility. FedEx and UPS cannot deliver to a PO box, hence the "express" (as in Federal "Express") delivery address.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

(Sorry for the quote problems, the first quote is for states in the first set, the second quote is for the rest indicated.)

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Include the G-1145, but have a question. Is this for an N-400 or K-1 visa application?


K1 VISA

09/21/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

09/22/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

09/26/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC

10/01/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

11/01/16....NOA2 Text and Email

11/05/16....NOA2 Hard Copy Received

11/22/16....NVC Received I-129F

11/23/16....Case Number Received

11/28/16....Left NVC to Consulate/Embassy

11/29/16....Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"

12/27/16....Medical

01/03/17....Interview

01/05/17....Visa Issued

01/10/17...Visa in Hand

01/28/17....POE at LAX

02/10/17....Got married.

AOS

03/09/17....Sent AOS Package

03/13/17....AOS Delivered

04/10/17....Checks cashed

04/11/17....NOA1 Texts and Emails 

04/17/17...Received hard copies in the mail

04/19/17...Received RFIE Notice via text and email

04/21/17...Received biometrics letters for wife and daughter in the mail

04/24/17...Received RFIE letter in the mail (they need I-864 even though I sent them the right form)

04/25/17...Sent RFIE via USPS Express mail 

04/26/17...RFIE package delivered and signed for.

04/28/17...Received notification via text that USCIS received our RFIE and that the case was updated again.

05/03/17...Biometric appointment for wife and daughter.

05/31/17...Received RFE via text and email for I765 & I-131

06/05/17...Received hard copies of RFE (they want to know whether to send documents to preparer's address or mailing address, which are the same...grrr) 

06/06/17...Sent USPS overnight express response of RFE to USCIS

06/07/17...USCIS received response to RFE

06/14/17...New EAD status: New Card is Being Produced

06/16/17....New EAD status: Card was Mailed to Me

06/19/17....Received hard copies of EAD/AP approvals

06/22/17....Received EAD/AP combo card.

11/06/17....AOS Interview scheduled: APPROVED!!

11/15/17... Received Green Card in the mail.

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Just wanted to make sure, because K1 is a separate address. But the addresses listed above are correct for N-400.


K1 VISA

09/21/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

09/22/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

09/26/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC

10/01/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

11/01/16....NOA2 Text and Email

11/05/16....NOA2 Hard Copy Received

11/22/16....NVC Received I-129F

11/23/16....Case Number Received

11/28/16....Left NVC to Consulate/Embassy

11/29/16....Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"

12/27/16....Medical

01/03/17....Interview

01/05/17....Visa Issued

01/10/17...Visa in Hand

01/28/17....POE at LAX

02/10/17....Got married.

AOS

03/09/17....Sent AOS Package

03/13/17....AOS Delivered

04/10/17....Checks cashed

04/11/17....NOA1 Texts and Emails 

04/17/17...Received hard copies in the mail

04/19/17...Received RFIE Notice via text and email

04/21/17...Received biometrics letters for wife and daughter in the mail

04/24/17...Received RFIE letter in the mail (they need I-864 even though I sent them the right form)

04/25/17...Sent RFIE via USPS Express mail 

04/26/17...RFIE package delivered and signed for.

04/28/17...Received notification via text that USCIS received our RFIE and that the case was updated again.

05/03/17...Biometric appointment for wife and daughter.

05/31/17...Received RFE via text and email for I765 & I-131

06/05/17...Received hard copies of RFE (they want to know whether to send documents to preparer's address or mailing address, which are the same...grrr) 

06/06/17...Sent USPS overnight express response of RFE to USCIS

06/07/17...USCIS received response to RFE

06/14/17...New EAD status: New Card is Being Produced

06/16/17....New EAD status: Card was Mailed to Me

06/19/17....Received hard copies of EAD/AP approvals

06/22/17....Received EAD/AP combo card.

11/06/17....AOS Interview scheduled: APPROVED!!

11/15/17... Received Green Card in the mail.

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It seems they have just changed the delivery options. I was planning on using USPS Express Next Day service, however, now USCIS says the other address (non-PO box) is only ok for Fedex, UPS and DHL. Now I am confused as to which I am supposed to send it to with the USPS Express?

In my mind, USPS Express is the same as Fedex, UPS, etc.

Does anyone have any thoughts? See below..

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Territory of Guam
Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands

USCIS
P.O. Box 21251
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn: N-400
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Hi. I used USPS Express on the 12th and my application was accepted just fine the following day.

It seems they have just changed the delivery options. I was planning on using USPS Express Next Day service, however, now USCIS says the other address (non-PO box) is only ok for Fedex, UPS and DHL. Now I am confused as to which I am supposed to send it to with the USPS Express?

In my mind, USPS Express is the same as Fedex, UPS, etc.

Does anyone have any thoughts? See below..

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Territory of Guam
Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands

USCIS
P.O. Box 21251
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn: N-400
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034


N-400

Eligible: 12/03/2016

Day 00    12/12     Mailed application

Day 01    12/13     Application received

Day 03    12/15     Credit card charged

Day 08    12/20     Text/Email Acceptance

Day 15     12/27     NOA in the mail. Priority date: December 13

Day 16     12/28    Biometrics Scheduled Notification

Day 22     01/03    Biometrics Notice Received

Day 30     01/11    Biometrics Appointment

Day 179  06/09     In line for interview

Day 184  06/14     Received e-mail notification interview has been scheduled

Day 187  06/17     Interview letter received ( July 19)

Day 192  06/22     Interview date changed to June 23 upon request

Day 193  06/23     Interviewed at San Antonio field office; APPROVED!! 

Day 197  06/27    Email notification. Oath letter has been mailed.

Day 200  06/30    Oath letter received. Scheduled for July 27th

Day 227  07/27        I'm a US CITIZEN 

Day 232  08/01    Updated Drivers license security with new name and Citizenship ( TX DL with new name received 08/11)

Day 232  08/01   Updated Social security with new name and Citizenship (Social security card received 08/07)

Day 232  08/01   PASSPORT (Routine PP received 08/12)

 

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I finally went with the USPS certified mail receipt (I did not add the signature confirmation). They told me at the post office that I can track it online and that I can see who sign for it. That seemed like the best value to me. I hope it will go smoothly :-)

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anyone still here? 

I used USPS priority mail 1-3 business days with tracking number and mailed it to "USCIS Attn: N-400 2501 S State Hwy 121 Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX 75067".

I saw USCIS mentioned if you use USPS, then don't mail to the above address. U should mail it too USCIS P.O. Box 660060 Dallas, TX 75266.

Will USPS return  my package? Whats gonna happen?

BTW, I just tracked my package, now they saying expected delivery date is Jan 4, bc of the holiday? TAKE that long?

Thank you in advance and Happy New Year!

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