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Monday, August 29, 2011

Filing of I-130 petitions in foreign countries centralized in Chicago

Starting Aug. 15, 2011, petitioners who live in foreign countries without USCIS offices must file their Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility in Chicago. The addresses are listed below.  However, Petitioners living in a country with a USCIS office may choose to send their I-130 petition to the USCIS Chicago addresses, OR file  at the USCIS office in that country. The current processing time is approximately five months, as reported by the USCIS.

Please note: Filing addresses and procedures change constantly.  You should always check the current instructions in the form or USCIS.gov website.

For U.S. Postal Service:
P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107

For express mail and courier deliveries:
Attn: I-130
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

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