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Hi guys how are you? I filed for my wife through DCF and she has recieved her visa on her passport, we were originally going to ohio, but now we plan on going to michigan. The paper thats stapled on the pack that comes with the passport with all the information says that the final destination is ohio on it. Do I need to contact the embassy and tell them that we've changed our address where we intend to live in the US, or do we change the address at the point of entry in the USA. I just dont want any unexpected problems there. I have read somewhere that you change the address at the point of entry when the immigrant is getting the finger print done and the temporary 1 year green card stamped on passport, and that the address is change is just so that they mail the actually plastic green card and the social security number to it. Of course I know that one is required to fill out an online form on the USCIS website within 10 days of moving from one address to another. Though, I'm just wondering about what if you change your address before you actually go there. If anyone has an experience with this or has an idea please let me know. Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate it.

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You can tell POE your change of address, and then run the AR-11 (as you say, you have 10 days to do so - electroncally, and since you have an open case, call them).

Remember - the sponsor for the 864 will need to update the change also (that would be you) - use form I-865 (you have longer to send this in - snail mail only atm)


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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I dont understand, no i'm overseas and filed with the counselars office at the embassy. Me and my wife are coming over together, and my case is complete, nothing else is required from me, eg. the visa has been issued. I was just wondering if i would face any problems because when i petitioned i had intended on living at a different address which was written on the i-130 form. So do i need to contact my local US embassy so that they change the information on the pack that was given to us, eg. the final address, or do i just notify the officer at the point of entry in the United States, thanks for your help.

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I dont understand, no i'm overseas and filed with the counselars office at the embassy. Me and my wife are coming over together, and my case is complete, nothing else is required from me, eg. the visa has been issued. I was just wondering if i would face any problems because when i petitioned i had intended on living at a different address which was written on the i-130 form. So do i need to contact my local US embassy so that they change the information on the pack that was given to us, eg. the final address, or do i just notify the officer at the point of entry in the United States, thanks for your help.

I understand your coming from overseas. You can tell them at the POE of your address change (so they can update their records), and you then, when you get to your final address, make the change via the AR-11 (phone call too) and the 865.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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I told them at POE and they made the change over without me having to file an AR-11 (I knew it was changed because my welcome letter and green card all came to my new address)

I still had to change my husband (sponsor)'s address using the I-865 form though


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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