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Received my GC last year (yay!), and awaiting 2 year ROC.

Wife and I are moving next week and wondered if I/we need to inform USCIS?

If so what would be the correct answer to this question?

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https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do


Adjustment of Status (AOS)

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5/27/2014 0 Concurrent filling of I-130 (Petition), I-485 (AOS), I-764 (EAD), I-131 (AP)

5/27/2014 0 Submitted via UPS 2 day (cover letter thread)

5/29/2014 2 Arrived at Chicago Lockbox

6/6/2014 10 Checks cleared

6/10/2014 14 Notice of Action NOA1 (I130, I485, I131, I765) received. [Mailed out: Jun 05 2014)

6/11/2014 15 Notice of Action NOA1 (Biometrics) received. [Mailed out: Jun 09 2014]

6/18/2014 22 Biometrics done (early walk-in)

6/27/2014 31 Biometrics appointment date

6/28/2014 32 RFE (I-485/I-864) Joint Sponsor (rfe thread)

7/3/2014 37 RFE reply sent via UPS

7/8/2014 42 RFE received by USCIS. Processing now at NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

7/15/2014 49 I-485: Testing and Interview

8/13/2014 78 Received EAD/AP card in mail. (Date of issue: 08/06/14)

8/18/2014 83 Received notification: interview date assigned

9/18/2014 114 Interview date

9/18/2014 114 Green card approved (2yr Conditional)! Case status: Card in production

9/24/2014 120 USPS 2 day: Shipped from KORBIN, KY

9/25/2014 121 Delivered: Greencard (2yr Conditional) in hand. YAY!

 

Removal of Conditions (ROC) - SUCCESSFUL

9/9/2016 Submitted via USPS - Priority flat rate medium box (3 or 4 business days)

9/13/2016 Delivered: LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92607

9/13/2016 I-797 NOA1 - Conditional Residence Extension

9/24/2016 I-797 NOA2 - Biometric Appointment

10/13/2016 I-797 Biometric Appointment

3/8/2017 I-551 InfoPass Passport stamp (extended to 12/8/2017)

2/2/2018 Case status update: Card in production

2/15/2018 Delivered: Greencard (10 yr) in hand. YAY!

 

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of course you need to inform the USCIS! And the answer is yes to the second question


K-1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate: Mumbai, India

 

Met at University in UK: 2010

Engaged in India: 03/31/2014

I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

Completed DS-160 and paid visa fee: 02/20/2015

Interview: 03/13/2015 APPROVED :)--> Same day went into AP

Visa "issued" on CEAC webstie: 03/16/2015

:goofy: :goofy: Visa in hand! 03/18/2015 :goofy::goofy:

POE: 06/04/2015 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

AOS Journey

06.11.2015- City Hall Wedding

06.29.2015- Mailed AOS Package

07.01.2015 - Package Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

07.02.2015- Date Received as per USCIS

07.09.2015- NOA1 for EAD/AP

07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

09.08.2015- EAD received

Waiting for the interview :clock:

12.19.2015 WE GOT THE GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL!!!!! No interview :)

ROC

10.25.2017 ROC packet received by VT Service Center

11.02.2017- Received NOA dated 10.26.2017

11.29.17- Completed Biometrics

Waiting for the interview :clock:

 

 

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of course you need to inform the USCIS! And the answer is yes to the second question

Are you in the process of ROC? Or just waiting to start the process?

If yes, send the change of addres, if sending a ROC packet, use the new address.

Thanks for the replies. I am in between applications.

My GC (I-130) was approved last year, which means the earliest I can submit I-761, is in June 2016.

So I have more than a year to wait before I can start ROC.

So far, Dohan says "yes", but is that definitely correct?

I hope one can see how the question about being "in process", might be viewed as confusing...

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Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Spoiler

 

5/27/2014 0 Concurrent filling of I-130 (Petition), I-485 (AOS), I-764 (EAD), I-131 (AP)

5/27/2014 0 Submitted via UPS 2 day (cover letter thread)

5/29/2014 2 Arrived at Chicago Lockbox

6/6/2014 10 Checks cleared

6/10/2014 14 Notice of Action NOA1 (I130, I485, I131, I765) received. [Mailed out: Jun 05 2014)

6/11/2014 15 Notice of Action NOA1 (Biometrics) received. [Mailed out: Jun 09 2014]

6/18/2014 22 Biometrics done (early walk-in)

6/27/2014 31 Biometrics appointment date

6/28/2014 32 RFE (I-485/I-864) Joint Sponsor (rfe thread)

7/3/2014 37 RFE reply sent via UPS

7/8/2014 42 RFE received by USCIS. Processing now at NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

7/15/2014 49 I-485: Testing and Interview

8/13/2014 78 Received EAD/AP card in mail. (Date of issue: 08/06/14)

8/18/2014 83 Received notification: interview date assigned

9/18/2014 114 Interview date

9/18/2014 114 Green card approved (2yr Conditional)! Case status: Card in production

9/24/2014 120 USPS 2 day: Shipped from KORBIN, KY

9/25/2014 121 Delivered: Greencard (2yr Conditional) in hand. YAY!

 

Removal of Conditions (ROC) - SUCCESSFUL

9/9/2016 Submitted via USPS - Priority flat rate medium box (3 or 4 business days)

9/13/2016 Delivered: LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92607

9/13/2016 I-797 NOA1 - Conditional Residence Extension

9/24/2016 I-797 NOA2 - Biometric Appointment

10/13/2016 I-797 Biometric Appointment

3/8/2017 I-551 InfoPass Passport stamp (extended to 12/8/2017)

2/2/2018 Case status update: Card in production

2/15/2018 Delivered: Greencard (10 yr) in hand. YAY!

 

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The correct answer is "No", since you have no pending applications, and have not yet filed an I-751.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Yes, you need to inform USCIS of your address change.

No, your address change is not currently for an application/petition.


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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The correct answer is "No", since you have no pending applications, and have not yet filed an I-751.

Thanks, I selected "No" and just submitted mine now online.

Another thing, this online AR11 form does not appear to be designed for the USC spouse, as "United States" is not an option on the Citizenship dropdown list.

Is it necessary to submit one for my wife (USC) manually (eg via post)?


Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Spoiler

 

5/27/2014 0 Concurrent filling of I-130 (Petition), I-485 (AOS), I-764 (EAD), I-131 (AP)

5/27/2014 0 Submitted via UPS 2 day (cover letter thread)

5/29/2014 2 Arrived at Chicago Lockbox

6/6/2014 10 Checks cleared

6/10/2014 14 Notice of Action NOA1 (I130, I485, I131, I765) received. [Mailed out: Jun 05 2014)

6/11/2014 15 Notice of Action NOA1 (Biometrics) received. [Mailed out: Jun 09 2014]

6/18/2014 22 Biometrics done (early walk-in)

6/27/2014 31 Biometrics appointment date

6/28/2014 32 RFE (I-485/I-864) Joint Sponsor (rfe thread)

7/3/2014 37 RFE reply sent via UPS

7/8/2014 42 RFE received by USCIS. Processing now at NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

7/15/2014 49 I-485: Testing and Interview

8/13/2014 78 Received EAD/AP card in mail. (Date of issue: 08/06/14)

8/18/2014 83 Received notification: interview date assigned

9/18/2014 114 Interview date

9/18/2014 114 Green card approved (2yr Conditional)! Case status: Card in production

9/24/2014 120 USPS 2 day: Shipped from KORBIN, KY

9/25/2014 121 Delivered: Greencard (2yr Conditional) in hand. YAY!

 

Removal of Conditions (ROC) - SUCCESSFUL

9/9/2016 Submitted via USPS - Priority flat rate medium box (3 or 4 business days)

9/13/2016 Delivered: LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92607

9/13/2016 I-797 NOA1 - Conditional Residence Extension

9/24/2016 I-797 NOA2 - Biometric Appointment

10/13/2016 I-797 Biometric Appointment

3/8/2017 I-551 InfoPass Passport stamp (extended to 12/8/2017)

2/2/2018 Case status update: Card in production

2/15/2018 Delivered: Greencard (10 yr) in hand. YAY!

 

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Yes. Since your wife completed an I-864 on your behalf for you to obtain a green card, she must complete and mail in an I-865 (sponsor's change of address) within 30 days of moving; this cannot be done online.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Yes, you need to inform USCIS of your address change.

No, your address change is not currently for an application/petition.

Yes. Since your wife completed an I-864 on your behalf for you to obtain a green card, she must complete and mail in an I-865 (sponsor's change of address) within 30 days of moving; this cannot be done online.

My wife completed the I865 and will send on Monday. Thanks for all the help!


Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Spoiler

 

5/27/2014 0 Concurrent filling of I-130 (Petition), I-485 (AOS), I-764 (EAD), I-131 (AP)

5/27/2014 0 Submitted via UPS 2 day (cover letter thread)

5/29/2014 2 Arrived at Chicago Lockbox

6/6/2014 10 Checks cleared

6/10/2014 14 Notice of Action NOA1 (I130, I485, I131, I765) received. [Mailed out: Jun 05 2014)

6/11/2014 15 Notice of Action NOA1 (Biometrics) received. [Mailed out: Jun 09 2014]

6/18/2014 22 Biometrics done (early walk-in)

6/27/2014 31 Biometrics appointment date

6/28/2014 32 RFE (I-485/I-864) Joint Sponsor (rfe thread)

7/3/2014 37 RFE reply sent via UPS

7/8/2014 42 RFE received by USCIS. Processing now at NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

7/15/2014 49 I-485: Testing and Interview

8/13/2014 78 Received EAD/AP card in mail. (Date of issue: 08/06/14)

8/18/2014 83 Received notification: interview date assigned

9/18/2014 114 Interview date

9/18/2014 114 Green card approved (2yr Conditional)! Case status: Card in production

9/24/2014 120 USPS 2 day: Shipped from KORBIN, KY

9/25/2014 121 Delivered: Greencard (2yr Conditional) in hand. YAY!

 

Removal of Conditions (ROC) - SUCCESSFUL

9/9/2016 Submitted via USPS - Priority flat rate medium box (3 or 4 business days)

9/13/2016 Delivered: LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92607

9/13/2016 I-797 NOA1 - Conditional Residence Extension

9/24/2016 I-797 NOA2 - Biometric Appointment

10/13/2016 I-797 Biometric Appointment

3/8/2017 I-551 InfoPass Passport stamp (extended to 12/8/2017)

2/2/2018 Case status update: Card in production

2/15/2018 Delivered: Greencard (10 yr) in hand. YAY!

 

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Yes it is very important to make sure your address is correct in the master database. In fact the law states that any alien that is present in the US for more then a certain amount of time must notify USCIS within 10 days of the move. (Certain non-immigrant visas are exempt from the requirement.)

I remember when my wife was about to file her ROC 3 years ago, she received a letter from one of the service centers about a month before her 90 day window started reminding her about the removal of conditions. It also served as a way for USCIS to verify your address is current since the post office will return the letter if it is undelivered. I remember reading on another forum that those who applicant address on their Removal of Conditions (I-751) was different then what was in the master database were receiving notices with their receipts for the I-751 that they are required to change their address using an AR-11.

By the way we moved right before my wife's ROC was approved. Changing your address online is the best way to do it. She filed her AR-11 online on a Saturday night and the master database was updated immediately, and the ROC application was updated by hand by a contractor at the service center on Monday morning. She received her new 10 year card in the mail at the new address the following Saturday. We called USCIS on Thursday (two days before receiving the card) and a level 2 agent said all of their systems were showing the new address so that is where all mail was going to be sent to.


Here is the information regarding the cases for my in-laws (wife, their daughter, is the petitioner under the IR-5 category, Parents of a USC):

Submit I-130 (2 petitions) to USCIS on May 30, 2013

USCIS approved the cases on March 10, 2014.

Received notice online from USCIS the cases were sent to NVC on March 17, 2014.

NVC received the cases on March 28, 2014

The case numbers were created on Monday, April 28.

We received the numbers by phone on Friday, May 2.

DS-261 became available on both cases late in the evening on Friday, May 2. Both DS-261 filed on Saturday, May 3.

Received emails to my wife regarding AOS at around 8am on Wednesday, May 7. At the same time received emails that were cc of letters sent to my in-laws. However, the date of all of the letters was Monday, May 5.

Received emails regarding the Immigrant Visa Fee at around 11:15am on Wednesday, May 7. IV fees became available online at around 1pm on Wednesday, May 7. Date of invoice was Tuesday, May 8.

Paid all the fees on Wednesday, May 7 at around 1:15pm.

All fees marked as paid and DS-260 become available sometime late on Friday, May 9.

Dropped off IV and AOS packages (in two different envelopes - 1 for AOS and 1 for IV documents) at the local post office at around 2pm on Saturday, May 10.

Submitted DS-260 (for both cases) around 10am on Sunday, May 11.

Both document packages received by NVC on Monday, May 12 (according to Post Office Tracking - one around 1pm and the other around 4pm. Don't know why they got separated.)

Received checklist email for both cases at 4pm on Thursday, June 12 regarding the IV civil documents

Wife called NVC in the afternoon of Friday, June 13 to inquire about the checklist. Told by a representative they are normal and automatic and not to worry. AOS under review. Call back after Tuesday, June 24.
Received a checklist for my father-in-law on Monday, June 16. NVC reviewed his AOS paperwork, but waiting for the documents the requested the week before.

Wife called NVC in the morning of Tuesday, June 17. Told by the agent they don't have the document requested for dad, and they don't have the AOS package for her mom.

Put in a request with our Senator to get more information. Response was mother-in-law is documentary complete and father-in-law was in document review for the military document.

Wife called NVC on the morning of Tuesday, July 1 and spoke with a supervisor regarding her dad's military document. Supervisor said she would look into it.

Supervisor called us and left a voicemail on the morning of Wednesday, July 9 and stated they have located my father-in-law's military documents. Case sent back to document review.

Per conversation with an agent, the expedited request originally requested by email on July 7, was sent to the Embassy on Thursday, July 10.

Received by postal mail on Thursday, August 21 from our Senator regarding the response of another inquiry. Still the same.

Early in the morning on Friday, August 22:

Wife calls the Embassy and was told the IV section doesn't accept calls, and was given a number in the states that turned out to be scheduling assistance for NIV interviews.

Called NVC as soon as they opened and was told the Embassy denied the expedite request, but the case was completed by NVC on Monday, August 18. Wife inquired about interview scheduling, and was given some good information.

At 5 PM on Thursday, September 11, received the interview letters. Interview is scheduled for the morning of October 9.

Mother-in-law approved. Father-in-law placed in Administrative Processing due to follow-up TB test.

CEAC stated ISSUED for my mother-in-law on October 15. DHL had the package for pick up on October 17 but called the wrong number. Package picked up on October 27.

On December 11 mother-in-law received a phone call from the Embassy that the medical is back for my father-in-law and to DHL his passport to them. Passport sent on December 12.

On December 18 CEAC updated to ISSUED for my father-in-law. My wife is happy!!!! Embassy said they gave it to DHL on December 19

Due to a DHL delay the package did not become available for pick up until December 24. USCIS Immigrant Fee paid the same day.

POE: JFK Terminal 1 - December 26, 2014 - They are finally here!!!

Took them to a local SSA office to get SSN on January 6, 2015. Cards received on January 10, 2015.

Green Cards received by priority mail on January 23, 2015 (four weeks after arrival).

Both went to motor vehicles and got state issued ID cards on April 11, 2015.

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Hi there.

We send the change address thing, online and we mail it, Just to be sure, because you never know.

So it's the AR-11 and your us spouse has to send I-865 .


Our K-1 journey * I am the beneficiary *

08/03/2012 sent I-129F

06/27/2013 Interview at Frankfurt Consulate = Approved.

08/09/2013 Wedding!

AOS

09/03/2013 Sent AOS + EAD + AP

12/30/2013 PR card in hand.

ROC

09/29/2015 Sent I-751

10/30/15 Biometrics

05/19/16 Approved

N-400

10/04/2016 Send Package

10/15/2016 NOA

11/04/2016 Biometrics

02/01/2017 Interview

02/23/2017 Oath!

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