In perusing this board, I am really impressed with the replies (and some of the questions ). So, I was hoping to get an opinion on where a Houston resident, who is filing both an I-130 and an I-485 at the same time, should file the package. I really don't want to screw this process up by sending the forms to the wrong place.
The facts are as follows:
My husband is Danish, in the US on an F-1 with an OPT. The OPT is good until the end of this year. We were married at Thanksgiving (I am USC), and we would like to go to Denmark in May to get re-married there. So, we are now filing together an I-130, an AOS, and applying for Advance Parole.
We live in Texas, so ordinarily, I think we would file at the Texas Service Center. However, per the I-485, it says that if you are filing the I-130 at the same time as the I-485, you file at the local office. In this case, Houston. On Friday, I called to confirm this with the USCIS. I might as well have just stabbed myself in the head with a pencil for all the good that phone call did.
The woman actually helping me was completely clueless. I don't think she even knew what the forms were, let alone where to file. But about halfway through the phone call, she put me on hold. She said her supervisor had been monitoring the call and had instructed her to instruct me to send the package to the Chicago lockbox.
So... does the Chicago lockbox sound right for an I-130 and an I-485? Do you include the medical exam? (she couldn't answer that either).
Alternatively, I could just get up and try to hand deliver it to the Houston office on Monday at 7 AM and see if they will take it. Anyone have any experience doing that here in H-town?