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Well I have been waiting almost seven months at TSC and still waiting... I hope not to get an RFE; my fiancée just move somewhere else in Colombia, do you think I have to call USCIS to change her new address or they will only use for now my address here in USA.... I am a little confused on that.... Thanks in advance for your help ?

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If the embassy in Colombia issues Packet 3 by mail, then that wil be the first correspondence your fiance will receive from them. We were told when we called USCIS to change the beneficiary address that we had to write a letter to the Service Center notifying them of the new address. We did. We never heard anything back from them, but when the case got to the embassy the address had been updated.

Everything else up to and including NVC stage will be sent to the US petitioner's address.

Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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I just finished doing this...


You must write a letter and send it to the service center where your packet is located. I found it very difficult to find the address, and the main USCIS telephone number DOES NOT have these addresses. Just do a search for "TSC address"... Remember that there are two addresses... One for courriers and one for united states postal service.

The Letter needs to include the following:

1. THE REASON you are writing the letter

2. The full names and date of births of both the petitioner and beneficiary

3. The receipt # from your NOA#1

4. Updated address for the beneficiary



Then your packet is likely on its way to the National Visa Center, prior to being mailed out to your beneficiary. I have read that if you are already here at this step, your beneficiary needs to go to the US EMBASSY in Colombia and update her address with the local office.

IF THE PACKAGE completes at the NVC stage, your local embassy will send the packet to the wrong/incorrect address. ( which why you need to go update it at the local embassy office )


Calling the National USCIS hotline wont do any good unfortunately. I called 3 times, and 2 of the 3 representatives I talked to mentioned the list above for changing address. I spent 30 minutes on the phone even talking with a supervisor because nobody knew the addresses of the service centers. Finally the supervisor put me on hold for another 30 minutes before coming back on the phone and saying sorry, I we just dont keep that information. At which time I found the address on another immigration forum.



I FOUND MY NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER : after many many google searches


Edited by Karmalious


1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC


7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date


- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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My fiancé is also in Colombia, from the research I have done, packet 3 is not mailed in Colombia due to the postal service not being that great or reliable. I have been told that packet 3 is electronic in Colombia.

ROC Timeline
01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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