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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,


I'm filling out the I-129F to mail out here in the U.S. My fiancé is from Equatorial Guinea and has no physical address nor a mailing address. In fact, believe it or not, there is no postal system within the country, next to no street names and definitely no house numbers or zip codes. I've worked there over the last 4 years so I know this from first hand experience. The only option I can think of is the DHL branch. Does anyone have an experience like this? How did you navigate through this difficulty?


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Although there is KIND OF a postage system in my husband's country, it's really sucky. The way they do addresses is pretty much like a description of where his house kind-of is, if that makes sense.  For example, when I asked him his address for the I129F he told me "Colonia 1ro entrada principal 75 vrs al sur" translated says basically "the first primary entrace in the colonia area, 75 varas to the south". You would think that because it's not a normal way of writing an address there would have been issues but there wasn't.

 Based on my experience, USCIS isn't going to be terribly picky with the fiancé's address; Especially if as you say there is not an existing postal system he certainly won't get anything in the mail. Just as long as YOU the US based fiancé is able to receive mail, that is what is important


Is there anything like that in Equatorial Guinea? More like a description of where they live as opposed to an actual address?


I hope this helps or at least gives you less worry about your situation.

Edited by JJGussiaas (Gush)

A Tale of Two Dakotaraguans

K1 Journey - 78 Days


Sent I-129F - 11/16/15 [Day 1]
NOA1 - 11/18 (Hard copy: 11/24) [Day 2, Day 8]
NOA2 - 12/18 (Hard copy: 12/26) [Day 32, Day 40]
NVC received file: 1/05/2016 [Day 50]
Obtained NVC invoice number, paid visa fee, filled out DS-160: 1/06 [Day 51]
Fiancé's medical: 1/12 9:00am [Day 57]
Interview: 1/22 9:30am, Approved! [67 days] (F)
Visa status = "AP": 1/25, "Issued":01/27, "In Transit: 2/02"
Visa packet in hand: 2/03 [Day 78]
POE: (Houston) 2/04, North Dakota arrival: 2/05

Married (civil): 2/05/16 (L)

AOS - 55 Days


I-485, AP, EAD sent : 3/03/2016 [Day 1]

Delivered: 3/04 [Day 2]

Electronic NOA1: 3/08 [Day 5]

NOA1 Hardcopy: 3/12 [Day 9]

Biometric Notification snail-mail: 3/26 [Day 23]

Biometrics Appt: 4/06 in Fargo, ND [Day 33]

Notification(s): "Your new card is being produced" (Green Card) 4/23 [Day 48]

"Your case was approved" (lol backwards) 4/26 [Day 51]

"Your card was mailed on 4/27" 4/28 [Day 53]

Green Card in Hand: 4/30 [Day 55]

D-day ("Dress day"/I do...again Day/wedding reception): 9/10/16



Window opens: 1/24/2018

Package sent: 1/26, Delivered: 1/29 at 11:17am to CSC - [Day 1]

Check cashed: 1/31 [Day 3]

NOA1: 1/29 [Day 1]

NOA snail-mail: 2/02 [Day 4]

Biometrics snail-mail: Sent 5/5, received 5/12 [Day 107]

Biometrics appt: Not required

Email: 5/25 "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates. We last took action on 3/16" [Day 120]

Email 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 "Still reviewing your case blah blah" [Day 134, 148, 162, 176]

18 Month extension letter received, dated 8/18: 8/24/18



Window opens: 01/24/2019



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