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I'm waiting for my NOA1 receipt and I'm afraid the package won't reach me since I'm guessing they don't write the address in Chinese on the package.

 

Any experience with this? Do you know what company will deliver the package? Will they call me? Is there a delay due to translating the address once the package reaches China? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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I've been impressed by the ability of Chinese mail/package delivery workers to quickly and accurately interpret different address formats.  For example, my fiancé's address doesn't appear to have a street name, or it is not used.  I've sent mail and packages to different address formats, in Chinese and in pinyin.  Both seemed to be delivered without issue.

All deliveries seem to require a phone number.  I'm not sure how much location information is corrected by phone.  I have wondered.  I should ask.


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2018-04-27 -- NOA1

2018-10-22 -- NOA2

2018-11-13 -- NVC received
2018-11-23 -- NVC case number assigned

2018-11-29 -- NVC case forwarded

2018-12-04 -- Consulate (Guangzhou) received

2018-12-22 -- P3 received in Shenzhen

 

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On 12/5/2018 at 6:29 PM, wryly said:

I'm waiting for my NOA1 receipt and I'm afraid the package won't reach me since I'm guessing they don't write the address in Chinese on the package.

 

Any experience with this? Do you know what company will deliver the package? Will they call me? Is there a delay due to translating the address once the package reaches China? Thanks for any info you can provide.

 

 

Chinese characters are REQUIRED on packages mailed within China. They will usually TRY to deliver a foreign parcel, but not always. Of course, the city code and your phone number are all they really need to deliver it. Allow 3 months to not-at-all for delivery.

 

You need a U.S. address (mail drop) to be able to receive mail in China.


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On 12/5/2018 at 4:29 AM, wryly said:

I'm waiting for my NOA1 receipt and I'm afraid the package won't reach me since I'm guessing they don't write the address in Chinese on the package.

 

Any experience with this? Do you know what company will deliver the package? Will they call me? Is there a delay due to translating the address once the package reaches China? Thanks for any info you can provide.

None of my business but why are you doing a k1 versus a spousal Visa?


YMMV

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39 minutes ago, wryly said:

Because I'm an idiot and thought the K1 process was faster. At this point, I assume it's too late to change.

For stateside petitions a slight advantage but not for those fortunate enough to file outside the USA.  I am quite sure the only thing that it is too late on  is the fee.  The petition can be withdrawn.   If it  were me, I'd post the question up in the DCF forum or the spousal forum about withdrawal and a new application and see the responses from the more experienced members.   It might be as simple as submitting a withdrawal letter to uscis stateside and giving a copy of it to the uscis in Guangzhou when they intake the I130 


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