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Hi everyone,

Just a general question for mailing..

Typically those who mail off any applications to USCIS and pay for over night or express through FEDEX or USPS or whichever mailing company they use, send it so it arrives the next day to avoid it getting lost in the mail or delaying the receiving date..

 

In that case, does it make sense to pay the extra for overnight if I submit an application to USCIS today, being Friday..

They are closed on the weekends, so they wont even really receive it until Monday, no?

 

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My experience....I sent it overnight on 2/15, a Friday. The following Monday was a Holiday and according to USPS the package was delivered on 2/19. To my surprise, I received a text with my case number yesterday and it states they received my petition on 12/15. Same day I sent it. 😁

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Back in December, I sent mine via USPS Priority Mail on a Saturday, and it was successfully delivered by Monday. I didn't pay for Overnight service, though I do think it was delivered earlier than expected. Most important is to be sure you have a tracking number!


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case 

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) hard copy NOAs received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018, Priority Date: 12/03/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics notice received

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received for I-693

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

03/22/2019 [Day 109] -- EAD/AP approved

03/29/2019 [Day 116] -- EAD/AP combo card received

04/10/2019 [Day 128] -- Interview was scheduled

04/16/2019 [Day 134] -- Interview notice received

05/21/2019 [Day 169] -- AOS interview (approval pending review)

05/29/2019 [Day 177] -- Case approved/new card is being produced

06/01/2019 [Day 180] -- Two (2) hard copy approval notices received in mail for I-130, I-485

06/05/2019 [Day 184] -- Green card received 

 

ROC window opens: 02/28/2021

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Most I will do is priority mail in the flat rate envelope. It's 2 days usually, and I just can't see spending the 25 plus dollars to save 24 hours of time. My flat rate envelope is 7.25, no weight limit, and if you send USPS to the P.O. box, it can get delivered on Sunday or a holiday because it goes to a big bin at the sort facility for large accounts like IRS, USCIS, etc. The mail still moves on weekends and holidays, just no carrier delivery. Save yourself the cash, and I have never had the USPS lose anything I have ever sent. Can't say the same thing for UPS or FedEx. But as they say YMMV, and opinions are like @#$&-+_. This is my opinion, and everyone has one.

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