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I am to file my n400 very soon, and i am now just reading the instructions with more focus. My husband and I have moved into my current address since January 2014 (over a year ago), and I didnt know about the address change. I never have informed USCIS of the address change. I have had only 1 previous address, which was my in-laws address (so I still practically receive mails and be informed about it). What is the gravity of this honest mistake.. ? Could i be denied over this, i see it could lead to a deportable offense :( I am so worried. I have removed my ROC successfully with this new address.. Anyone experienced never informing USCIS with the address change until citizenship? I really didn't know :( will appreciate the response! Thank you..

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submit that now. It's not a big deal. don't over stress about this.


day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.


day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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I just did now.. Did you fail to submit address change too? Its not a good thing Im reading all these when going to bed.. :( Has anybody ever been denied over this worse yet, deported.. That would be harsh... :(

Please relax and don't sweat about this its not worth sweating for. You CAN'T have an immigration benefit denied for not updating a change of address online neither will you get arrested or deported for this. A situation where a change of address can hurt you pretty bad is if USCIS sends a notice to the one not currently listed and you get to miss a vital information regarding a pending immigration benefit such as a fingerprint appointment or interview. Update it online and you should be good so you don't miss anything.

Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.


Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.



12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.







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Hopefully the USC husband did his I-865.

Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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Could i be denied over this, i see it could lead to a deportable offense

So could a ton of other things, virtually all of which are far more serious.


Realistically you're just fine. I absolutely guarantee you a huge ton of people forget to do this. You're not going to be deported, you won't be arrested, or fined, either.

Even here it says that filing late is better than never: http://www.usimmigrationlawyers.com/resources/immigration-law/green-card/can-i-really-be-deported-noand shows that your original was not willful. That is, of course, if USCIS ever brings this up, which they are almost certainly not going to do.

Here's a protip: the fact that everything I google about this only queries theoreticals and not actual events shows that this is not a regularly occurring issue :) You are not going to find a lot of people undergoing deportation proceedings because they forgot such a thing.

Same query on visajourney: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/304916-forgot-to-notify-of-address-change/

I have heard from several law offices that, although this is technically a deportable offense, there are almost no recorded cases in which someone has been deported just because they forgot to notify the USCIS about their change of address.
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Good luck!

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A sponsor is supposed to update their address as well with an I-865.

Likely it's forgotten to be done as often as the AR-11.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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A sponsor is supposed to update their address as well with an I-865.

Likely it's forgotten to be done as often as the AR-11.

Thanks for the reminder....my husband (the immigrant) updated his address with USCIS, but I failed to even consider that I should, too (which is silly that I didn't put those pieces together!).

OP - I'm certain that plenty of people forget this step. They won't deport you for moving.

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K1 Visa Process AOS Process

Mar 18 2013: I-129F mailed to CSC Nov 15 2013: I-485 with EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox

Sept 19 2013: Interview - Approved!! Jan 25 2014: EAD/AP Card Received

Oct 6 2013: POE - Chicago O'Hare June 2 2014: Permanent Resident Card Received!

Oct 27 2013: Wedding!

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