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Hi everyone,

 

this is probably a dumb question, but can you file i-130 online even if the petitioner, my husband in this case, resides in the US?  Im asking because in the USCIS page it states that the filing location for a form I-130 depends on where the petitioner lives:

 

  • "If you reside in the United States, file at the Chicago, Dallas, or Phoenix Lockbox, depending on where you live and whether your relative is also concurrently filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. For a complete list of addresses, visit our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-130 webpage;
  • If you reside outside of the United States, you may:
    • File at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility;
    • File online using the USCIS website; or ...." 

 

Based on the above it would seem online filing for petitioners in the US would not be available, but surely that is not the case, right?

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3 hours ago, AnuKatariina said:

Hi everyone,

 

this is probably a dumb question, but can you file i-130 online even if the petitioner, my husband in this case, resides in the US?  Im asking because in the USCIS page it states that the filing location for a form I-130 depends on where the petitioner lives:

 

  • "If you reside in the United States, file at the Chicago, Dallas, or Phoenix Lockbox, depending on where you live and whether your relative is also concurrently filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. For a complete list of addresses, visit our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-130 webpage;
  • If you reside outside of the United States, you may:
    • File at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility;
    • File online using the USCIS website; or ...." 

 

Based on the above it would seem online filing for petitioners in the US would not be available, but surely that is not the case, right?

My husband is a USC and filed the I-130 online. It’s quicker, easier and may speed things up a tiny bit! Good luck! 🙂 

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April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
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September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

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9 hours ago, AnuKatariina said:

Hi everyone,

 

this is probably a dumb question, but can you file i-130 online even if the petitioner, my husband in this case, resides in the US?  Im asking because in the USCIS page it states that the filing location for a form I-130 depends on where the petitioner lives:

 

  • "If you reside in the United States, file at the Chicago, Dallas, or Phoenix Lockbox, depending on where you live and whether your relative is also concurrently filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. For a complete list of addresses, visit our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-130 webpage;
  • If you reside outside of the United States, you may:
    • File at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility;
    • File online using the USCIS website; or ...." 

 

Based on the above it would seem online filing for petitioners in the US would not be available, but surely that is not the case, right?

Petitioners living in the US can file online too, but I personally recommend filing by paper.  Less cumbersome for most people and you get to see exactly what is in your complete package before transmitting anything.  (Transmitting by mail, in this case)  Filing online might save a day or two in a several months long process.  Opinions vary on this as do the reasons for varied opinions.


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