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My spouse's case was completed at NVC late June and just got the interview scheduled. When DS-230 was filed, my current address was provided as the address where the beneficiary will stay and to which GC and SSN needs to be sent. Unexpectedly and totally unplanned for, my address is going to change between now and the time beneficiary enters US. There is no way I can avoid this change as my current residence is getting sold by the landlord.

What are the implications to this for me and how do I got about the address change without having any adverse impacts. I think I'd definitely need to change the address as GC/ SSN needs to be delivered to the new address. How do I go about this ? at the consulate during interview? at POE ?

Appreciate any guidance/ help...

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Contact the NVC on Monday.


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You can also send an email explaining your situation to the NVC right away at: NVCINQUIRY@state.gov


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September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
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September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
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February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
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May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
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September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
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October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
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December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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u know, same thing happened to me. . .i dont know what country you're from but when I went to the interview I told the pre-screener that I'll have to change the address on my DS230 and she just erased the old one i wrote but then I told her that I brought an extra ds230 with the new address we have, and they just took that. . .and everything went ok. . . :) hope it helps,

I think thats once NVC has forwarded your case to the consulate the NVC will be out of the picture and you'll have to contact the emabassy. . . correct me if i'm wrong :)


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It is very simple and painless. Download the form AR-11 from the USCIS website. Send it to your spouse and he/she should complete it and sign it. The visa will have the beneficiary's Alien Number printed on it (It says Registration Number). Make sure that number is written on the form. The beneficiary then should submit the form to the POE officer and verbally inform the officer of your address change. The officer will place the form with the other immigration documents and done!

Note: If you tell the POE officer that you have changed address without submitting the form, they will provide the form for you to fill out. To save time, it is better if you fill it out and take it with you.

For the SSN, I suggest that you go to the local Social Security Administration and apply for a number (you don't have to wait for the USCIS to transfer your data to SSA). In the application form, write your new address.

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Thanks everyone for the responses !

fazmo -

Looks like your suggestion might be the logical one for me . I would not even have a new address until after my spouse's interview is complete. Just curious if you have gone through this ? and I can put my mind to rest assuming that an AR-11 at POE is all that's required. Also, in the case of an IV, is there a physical visa stamped in the passport which will have the registration number?

It is very simple and painless. Download the form AR-11 from the USCIS website. Send it to your spouse and he/she should complete it and sign it. The visa will have the beneficiary's Alien Number printed on it (It says Registration Number). Make sure that number is written on the form. The beneficiary then should submit the form to the POE officer and verbally inform the officer of your address change. The officer will place the form with the other immigration documents and done!

Note: If you tell the POE officer that you have changed address without submitting the form, they will provide the form for you to fill out. To save time, it is better if you fill it out and take it with you.

For the SSN, I suggest that you go to the local Social Security Administration and apply for a number (you don't have to wait for the USCIS to transfer your data to SSA). In the application form, write your new address.

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fazmo -

Looks like your suggestion might be the logical one for me . I would not even have a new address until after my spouse's interview is complete. Just curious if you have gone through this ? and I can put my mind to rest assuming that an AR-11 at POE is all that's required. Also, in the case of an IV, is there a physical visa stamped in the passport which will have the registration number?

I did it for my brother and it worked. The embassy actually advised him to mention his change of address at the POE the day he was collecting his visa - but I prepared the IR-11 form for him and he just gave it to the IO at the POE.

Yes the immigrant visa is a physical stamp on the passport that will have the beneficiary's identifying information (Name, DOB, Nationality, US Registration Number (Alien Number) and other information.

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Does it make any difference if the AR11 is filled in and submitted online before POE?



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AR11 comes into picture for the alien at the POE. Either submit a revised DS-230 at the consulate or submit AR11 at the POE. Also the US Citizen (and the co-sponsor, if any) need to provide change of addresses whenever he/she/they change addresses till the alien becomes a citizen.


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Does it make any difference if the AR11 is filled in and submitted online before POE?

No you cannot do that. You cannot submit AR-11 before the approved 230 form is in the system (i.e the alien is properly registered). If you submit it at the POE, the AR-11 will be processed right after the 230 form is processed.

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