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Hi everyone, 

 

I might be overly worrying preemptively but I mailed my I-130 packet on Saturday, March 16th via USPS Priority, certified mail. It arrived in the Chicago distribution center on the 17th and the status since then has been "in transit, arriving late". 

 

I called USPS and was told basically that they cannot track it any further, all they can tell me is that it made it to the distribution center, and they are also unable to tell me if it has been lost or give me a time frame for delivery (supposedly today is the end of the 5-day window for priority delivery).  USPS told me in no uncertain terms that they are not able to class the package as "lost" at any point, which seems odd to me? 

 

I know that sometimes mail is not scanned when it gets to the lockbox and since I sent it certified it needs to be signed for. At what point should I send the packet again and cancel the original check? I don't want to do this too soon and cause any additional confusion for USCIS. Is there another way to find out if it has made it to the lockbox? The USCIS Intake Office says to contact them if it has been over 30 days since the package was sent and I haven't heard anything but I really don't want to prolong this process any more than I have to! 

 

Anyone else dealt with this?

 

thank you! 

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12 minutes ago, shallot343 said:

Hi everyone, 

 

I might be overly worrying preemptively but I mailed my I-130 packet on Saturday, March 16th via USPS Priority, certified mail. It arrived in the Chicago distribution center on the 17th and the status since then has been "in transit, arriving late". 

 

I called USPS and was told basically that they cannot track it any further, all they can tell me is that it made it to the distribution center, and they are also unable to tell me if it has been lost or give me a time frame for delivery (supposedly today is the end of the 5-day window for priority delivery).  USPS told me in no uncertain terms that they are not able to class the package as "lost" at any point, which seems odd to me? 

 

I know that sometimes mail is not scanned when it gets to the lockbox and since I sent it certified it needs to be signed for. At what point should I send the packet again and cancel the original check? I don't want to do this too soon and cause any additional confusion for USCIS. Is there another way to find out if it has made it to the lockbox? The USCIS Intake Office says to contact them if it has been over 30 days since the package was sent and I haven't heard anything but I really don't want to prolong this process any more than I have to! 

 

Anyone else dealt with this?

 

thank you! 

You really need to wait at least 30 days since you sent. many reasons weather, accidents. Just hang on. After 30 days no email, text (If you sent the G1145) or letter or check or money order not cashed then you can inquire. I sure won't mess up things now and cancel nothing. Just wait.


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31 minutes ago, shallot343 said:

Hi everyone, 

 

I might be overly worrying preemptively but I mailed my I-130 packet on Saturday, March 16th via USPS Priority, certified mail. It arrived in the Chicago distribution center on the 17th and the status since then has been "in transit, arriving late". 

 

I called USPS and was told basically that they cannot track it any further, all they can tell me is that it made it to the distribution center, and they are also unable to tell me if it has been lost or give me a time frame for delivery (supposedly today is the end of the 5-day window for priority delivery).  USPS told me in no uncertain terms that they are not able to class the package as "lost" at any point, which seems odd to me? 

 

I know that sometimes mail is not scanned when it gets to the lockbox and since I sent it certified it needs to be signed for. At what point should I send the packet again and cancel the original check? I don't want to do this too soon and cause any additional confusion for USCIS. Is there another way to find out if it has made it to the lockbox? The USCIS Intake Office says to contact them if it has been over 30 days since the package was sent and I haven't heard anything but I really don't want to prolong this process any more than I have to! 

 

Anyone else dealt with this?

 

thank you! 

Certified Mail always adds several days to delivery time.  Priority Mail (non certified) is the recommendation for these packages.


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1 minute ago, pushbrk said:

Certified Mail always adds several days to delivery time.  Priority Mail (non certified) is the recommendation for these packages.

That is good to know- thank you :)!

 

I debated which way to send it and some forums suggested Certified to be extra safe =/. Now I am thinking UPS or FedEx may have been the better option; I feel like their tracking is more comprehensive! 

 

 

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