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On I-90 form, they ask for mailing address to be filled out only if different from your physical address.

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next under physical address, it is to be filled only if it is different from one's mailing address. Do both sections under part 1, mailing address and physical address , are to be left blank, if they are the same address? Also under mailing address questions 5f and 5g, they ask for zip code and then next ask for postal code. What is the difference in these codes?

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Zip code is for U.S. Postal code is for another country. Provide your physical address. If you are unsure, put the same address in both sections.

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I agree. That was solid advice.

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You can fill both address sections out to avoid any problem. Postal code is for outside of the U.S.

The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.


if the mailing address and physical address are the same. You only need the one. Sometimes persons reside at a physical address received mail at the post office box. ZIP code is the same as postal code in the US. We refer to it as ZIP code outside the United States is referred to as postal code.



I agree with my esteemed colleagues.

For your peace of mind, you can also have an immigration attorney review your forms prior to submitting them to make sure they are filled out correctly. The fee for this service is usually not high, but well worth the investment.

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