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Which filling address should I sent Form I-130 Chicago or Phoenix??

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Hi everyone!

Nee you guys advice 🙋‍♀️


I and my husband are about to send Form I-130 to USCIS now.

My husband  currently lives in TX and I am still in Tokyo Japan.

After getting signed I-130 and his passport photos from my husband, I am going to combine my I-130a and photos then send it to USCIS.

In this case, which filling address should I use ?? Chicago Lockbox or Phoenix Lockbox??

Of course my husband lives in TX so we put his address in TX on I-130 and actually he lives there not in Japan anymore.

I think I should send Form I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox but i am not 100% sure about this.....😢 

It'd be really nice if i could hear your advice & experiences!!



Thank you !!

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The I-130 is his petition to sponsor you, so if he lives in Texas, file with the Phoenix lockbox. 


Incidentally, I don't think anything bad will happen if you send an application to the wrong location. They will just forward it to the right Lockbox. It just costs you time.

Edited by USS_Voyager

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Yes Phoenix Lockbox is the correct one.

Wouldn’t it be easier if your husband mails the form within US rather than you mailing out from Japan?


2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

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2016-05-26: Biometrics

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Definitely at the Phoenix lockbox. If you send it to the Chicago lockbox. Your application will be delayed as they receive more mail and have to further process to route it to the correct lockbox.


03/04/2019: Mailed I-130 Form to Phoenix lockbox.

03/06/2019: USCIS receives application/priority date.

03/08/2019: Credit card charge went pending.

03/12/2019: NOA1 Text – routed to SRC.

03/16/2019: NOA1 Physical Mail (Notice date 3/11/2019).


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