My wife filed an i-130 petition on my behalf. We are both living in the Bahamas. We do not have a postal/zip code. The mailing system is completely different here. We have a P.O.Box but it is not meant to receive packages. We sent the package using Fedex. So in case of a denial would it be sent back to Fedex, DHL etc.?
No, it will probably be sent to the address listed on your I-130. It may behoove you to rent a P.O. box that can accept packages and then call the 800 number to explain the situation to them. Of courselves, the best alternative would probably be to work with an experienced immigration attorney in the U.S. S/he would receive any correspondence from USCIS and could FedEx it to you, if necessary.
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Read the instructions for international filing of I-130s at the USCIS website www.uscis.gov and also contact your local US consulate about this.
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Generally USCIS will send back forms by regular mail and not DHL or other private courier services.
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It depends on what address is on the address label and what address you provided on the Petition.
generally mail goes to the postal address or street address. See rules for international filing.
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