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Hi everyone!

I am getting ready to file all the removal of conditions paperwork but one thing has me really worried.

I returned home to my home country for about 2-3 months last Christmas because my mother was ill (she has gotten better since) and to help out around the house as the area our family home is in was severely flooded and both my parents are elderly and needed assistance recovering from that.

Anyway to cut a long story short, I didn't notify immigration about my change of address (I didn't think about it) and now i'm worried about that.

Would my trip home be considered a change of address or just a visit home? are there any consequences if it is?

Whats considered a visit/staying somewhere and whats considered moving somewhere?

We haven't moved/changed our US address since my greencard was approved so no failure to notify there. :help:

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Actually it was more like 4 and half months now that i think about it :(

Hi everyone!

I am getting ready to file all the removal of conditions paperwork but one thing has me really worried.

I returned home to my home country for about 2-3 months last Christmas because my mother was ill (she has gotten better since) and to help out around the house as the area our family home is in was severely flooded and both my parents are elderly and needed assistance recovering from that.

Anyway to cut a long story short, I didn't notify immigration about my change of address (I didn't think about it) and now i'm worried about that.

Would my trip home be considered a change of address or just a visit home? are there any consequences if it is?

Whats considered a visit/staying somewhere and whats considered moving somewhere?

We haven't moved/changed our US address since my greencard was approved so no failure to notify there. :help:

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Hi everyone!

I am getting ready to file all the removal of conditions paperwork but one thing has me really worried.

I returned home to my home country for about 2-3 months last Christmas because my mother was ill (she has gotten better since) and to help out around the house as the area our family home is in was severely flooded and both my parents are elderly and needed assistance recovering from that.

Anyway to cut a long story short, I didn't notify immigration about my change of address (I didn't think about it) and now i'm worried about that.

Would my trip home be considered a change of address or just a visit home? are there any consequences if it is?

Whats considered a visit/staying somewhere and whats considered moving somewhere?

We haven't moved/changed our US address since my greencard was approved so no failure to notify there. :help:

It is a visit, not moving. Our son goes to college in Moscow and is out of the country for 10 months at a time. As long as you do all the things necessary to maintain your residence you have no problems.


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thank you so much for your reply Gary and Ala

so I haven't been out of the US for more than 6 months since I got my greencard...just that one trip for a few months and our marriage is legitimate etc./ so I have satisfied all the residency requirements?

Will they look on my trip as suspicious? Do I need to provide evidence as to why I left and came back? :wacko:

I guess if there's an RFE it will be OK, I don't mind really, i'm here already and not separated from my wife like I was during the initial stages of this, so some delays if it happens are OK.

It is a visit, not moving. Our son goes to college in Moscow and is out of the country for 10 months at a time. As long as you do all the things necessary to maintain your residence you have no problems.

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Nobody will inquire about your trip. It's a non-issue. Let it go.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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