Where to mail my I-130 petition?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Silver Spring, MD

I am a LPR , filing I - 130 for my spouse . I also have a re - entry permit valid till Oct 2014 . I am currently studying in Republic of Georgia , where there is no USCIS international office . I - 130 instructions says to mail to Chicago Lock box , if I live outside the USA . 1 . Can I mail my petition to Chicago Lock box ? 2 . To where should I mail my I - 130 petition , if I live outside the USA , where there is no USCIS international office ?

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  1. Haroen Calehr

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    Answered . A standalone I-130 is usually mailed to the centralized Chicago Lockbox yes. Most consulate/embassies if not all have now relinquished their limited ability through USCIS satellite offices to accept I-130's, e.g. Frankfurt. Good luck.

  2. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Calehr.

    Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You should NOT rely... more
  3. Gintare Grigaite

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    Answered . Follow instructions on USCIS' website provided for Form I-130. It indicates where such applications for petitioners living outside the US should be filed. I also recommend hiring an experienced immigration lawyer to assist you with the process.

    Contact immigration attorney Gintare Grigaite, Esq. at 201-471-7989, located in New York and New Jersey. Contact... more

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