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I-129F not delivered... will they pick it up?

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Hello,

 

I followed the step-by-step guide for filing the I-129F, particularly this instruction as below:

 

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"You should mail the completed form(s) to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox. Mail the package with return receipt requested / delivery confirmation. Send via USPS."

 

USPS was unable to deliver to the Lockbox because apparently "return receipt requested" means that someone must sign the return receipt slip, even though I did not check "Signature Required" on the label. I mailed it via USPS next-day express service.

 

I called USCIS and they are unable to put me in touch with anyone at the Dallas center. They said I should not have mailed return receipt requested because nobody is available to receive the item.  USCIS could not confirm whether they have any employee going to the post office to collect items, and there is "absolutely no way" for them to send a message or put me in contact with the local officers.

 

After waiting on hold for over 1 hour with USPS, they told me I am unable to request re-delivery of the item, and the recipient must come to pick it up. The post office *may* have put a slip in the P.O. box saying that the item needs to be picked up.

 

At this point, I don't know what to do. How do I know if USCIS will receive my packet? :(

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Ugh this is seriously lame and I'm sorry for you! Punished for following the safest route :(. My opinion is best thing to do is wait it out. Hopefully someone will pick it up, worst case did they say they would return to sender at a certain point? Did you request them to? Hopefully in this case you wouldn't have to face losing the whole compiled packet and can just re-send. 

 

 


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

4/17/2018 - NOA1

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/20/2018 - Case # assigned

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/29/2018 - Consulate Received

12/12/2018 - P3

12/31/2018 Sent P3

1/10/2018 - P4

 

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8 minutes ago, MeghanK said:

Ugh this is seriously lame and I'm sorry for you! Punished for following the safest route :(. My opinion is best thing to do is wait it out. Hopefully someone will pick it up, worst case did they say they would return to sender at a certain point? Did you request them to? Hopefully in this case you wouldn't have to face losing the whole compiled packet and can just re-send. 

 

 

If they don't pick it up after a certain time it will be sent back to me. :( I could call them again tonight and just get it sent back to me right away. Somehow I doubt they will have anybody going to the post office to collect it. 

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14 minutes ago, M&Y_2019 said:

If they don't pick it up after a certain time it will be sent back to me. :( I could call them again tonight and just get it sent back to me right away. Somehow I doubt they will have anybody going to the post office to collect it. 

I would wait a day or two JUST in case, if you want. But yeah, if it has to come back to you, better to get it sooner than later. Sorry this happened to ya. 


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

4/17/2018 - NOA1

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/20/2018 - Case # assigned

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/29/2018 - Consulate Received

12/12/2018 - P3

12/31/2018 Sent P3

1/10/2018 - P4

 

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I had the exact same thing with my AOS with Chicago office. USPS told me there was a slip in the PO box, after 3 days it turned out that that info was false and USPS doesn't understand the process. Call them and request them to create a case for you. Usually what your info means is that they delivered it at the wrong post office and with a case they usually look into it faster. My case was solved within a week. I hope this is the same for you and your papers are where they have to be soon! 

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3 minutes ago, C90 said:

I had the exact same thing with my AOS with Chicago office. USPS told me there was a slip in the PO box, after 3 days it turned out that that info was false and USPS doesn't understand the process. Call them and request them to create a case for you. Usually what your info means is that they delivered it at the wrong post office and with a case they usually look into it faster. My case was solved within a week. I hope this is the same for you and your papers are where they have to be soon! 

I wonder if the problem could also be my choice to send it next day "Express" mail. I suppose they could be delivering it outside the regular mail truck delivery, similar to a private courier. I thought since it was USPS I would be fine though. 

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Just now, M&Y_2019 said:

I wonder if the problem could also be my choice to send it next day "Express" mail. I suppose they could be delivering it outside the regular mail truck delivery, similar to a private courier. I thought since it was USPS I would be fine though. 

Nah, I did the same thing. They just make a lot of mistakes at USPS lol. USCIS has a lock box, it shouldn't matter what time it gets delivered

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2 minutes ago, C90 said:

Nah, I did the same thing. They just make a lot of mistakes at USPS lol. USCIS has a lock box, it shouldn't matter what time it gets delivered

Already thanks! I'll call them again and ask for a case to be created. Over 1 hour hold times... unbelievable. 

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It seems they did send somebody to the post office to pick it up! 😊 My credit card was charged by USCIS and I received the text notification today.

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