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Hello everyone,

My wife and I will be filing the I-751 in November, 90 days prior to her conditional green card anniversary.

Something just came to mind when doing our taxes and thought I would ask here.

We both live together but have two different addresses (on W2, car insurance and drivers license). Both addresses are two blocks away from each other (before we met she was already living in that building). Here's the reason (I'll give numbers to make it easier):

1. I take care of my parents in the daytime (her and I have two different work schedules) and go to her residence in the evening when she gets off of work and stay on the weekends.

2. I have all my paper work going to my parents address and, after the AOS, we had changed her residence online for all her paperwork from USCIS to go to her address. This also includes both of our car insurance providers (I am on my mothers plan which goes to my parents home and I am also on her plan which goes to her home).

So when I looked at the W2 forms for 2014 the address on hers and my own were obviously different. However, the main address that I wrote on the tax return itself is my own address (filed jointly for 2013 and 2014 but she wasn't working the first year because she didn't have the Work Visa).

She also has a different surname. We didn't change it due to various reasons:

1. Didn't want to mess up any prior documents

2. She has loans still in South Korea

3. Cultural reasons (usually South Koreans do not change surnames)

Now, I believe that this may (or will) raise a red flag for USCIS. Is there anything that we can do in the event that there it is flagged to justify our living situation?

Thank you all for your time.

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You can write a note explaining the addresses. It's not as uncommon as you think. When my husband and I first filed for my green card, I lived in NYC and he lived in Wisconsin. I also have not changed my name (I find it a somewhat sexist practice). You'll be fine. Good luck! :)


 

 

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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You can write a note explaining the addresses. It's not as uncommon as you think. When my husband and I first filed for my green card, I lived in NYC and he lived in Wisconsin. I also have not changed my name (I find it a somewhat sexist practice). You'll be fine. Good luck! :)

Hi Cheezees,

Thank you for easing my worries.

Was that for the I-751? Were your Drivers Licenses also different?

I also agree about it being a sexist practice. I'd change my name but I personally do not like her surname hehe.

I am planning on writing a will (my mother has been telling me to do it for ages) and also adding her to my company life insurance. I also own a parcel of property that I bought in February and I think it would be wise to add her to that as well (I was avoiding it because I don't want her to get sued in the event that someone sues me).

By the way, I just saw your avatar. The wife and I are also vegans. After we got married she (didn't force her to) came to the dark side :) Now we make a lot of our own foods such as chicken, mayonaisse, etc.! I am a happy vegan going on 11 years!

Thank you.

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No, that was when I first got the 2-yr conditional green card. For my I-751, we lived int he same house. However, the addresses on our driver's licenses for the I-751 were both different - from each other's AND from our home address. His had his old apartment's address that I never lived in, mine had our old apartment that we shared, both of which were different from our home address of the house we bought. Really, it's not a problem.

Also, depending on the state you're in, the parcel you bought could be viewed as marital property anyway, so that would be no avoiding her being sued. Pretty much if my husband buys a pair of jeans, I'm "entitled" to one leg. LOL.

I'm vegan/vegetarian. I'm mildly anemic and can have dairy, eggs and fish at times. I prefer fruits and vegetables though. It's been 7 years for me. Very nice to meat you. :P (Yes, I said meAt...whomp whomp!)

Anyway, good luck in your ROC process.


 

 

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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Thanks Cheezees, pleasure to meet your acquaintance as well.

The parcel is in northern Nevada about an hour from Reno.

Thanks again for giving me hope.

If anyone else has anything to chime in with their experiences or advice, I'd gladly appreciate.

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