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USCIS Filing Instructions Beginning 15 August 2011

USCIS Filing Instructions Beginning 15 August 2011

Beginning August 15, 2011, petitioners residing overseas who wish to file a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, may do so as follows:

If the petitioner resides in a country in which USCIS has a public counter presence, the Form I-130 may be filed directly with the USCIS field office (see instructions below) or through the USCIS Chicago Lockbox
at one of the below addresses.

If the petitioner resides in a country where USCIS does not have a public counter presence, the Form I-130 must be filed with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox at one of the addresses below, unless the petitioner requests and is granted an exception: 
 

USCIS Chicago Lockbox addresses for regular mail
deliveries:

USCIS
P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107

USCIS Chicago Lockbox address for express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-130
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

For additional information about how to file a Form I-130 with the USCIS Chicago lockbox, please see the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov or contact USCIS by phone at 1-800-375-5283.

Filing in the United Kingdom:

Effective August 15, 2011, petitioners residing in the United Kingdom may choose to file the Form I-130 either through the Chicago lockbox or at the USCIS field office at the Embassy.  For further information, please see the USCIS London I-130 page.