USCIS Notes an Address Change for Petitioners Filing Stand-Alone Form I-130s

USCIS, who is revising I-130 filing instructions, now advises all applicants filing stand-alone Form I-130s (the Petition for Alien Relative) to file their petitions with the Chicago Lockbox, as opposed to a USCIS service center. Petitions received at the Chicago Lockbox will then be sent to and adjudicated at the appropriate USCIS Service Center, which is based on the petitioner’s residential location in the U.S.

USCIS has created two separate post office addresses; each correspond to the appropriate USCIS Service Center that will process and adjudicate the I-130 petition.

Petitioners who live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming are advised to file their stand-along Form I-130s to the following Lockbox address:

P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-1029

Petitioners who live in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia or District of Columbia are advised to file their stand-along Form I-130s to the following Lockbox address:

P.O. Box 804616
Chicago, IL 60680-1029

This procedural change went into effect December 3, 2007; however, Form I-130s filed directly to the Service Center will not be rejected. It will simply be forwarded to the corresponding Chicago Lockbox address. However, this may lead to delays in the processing of your application.

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