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Paying USD 165 immigrant fee and change of mailing address

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Hello all,

I passed my interview last Monday! But I do have a question regarding change of mailing address. I asked about this before and people told me I could do that at POE. When I was at the interview, they asked me if I wanted to change my address, so I did the change there. After I received the visa package, the front slip showed that my final address is the new address I provided them.

However, I logined to DS260 form and the old unavailable address was still there....So I'm wondering if I am safe to pay immigrant fee now (My flight is tomorrow) and the green card will be mailed to my new address.

( I think I read somewhere about a lot of people pay for the fee after POE so they can make sure plastic green card is sent to the right address, and if you pay the fee too early, USCIS might start produce the green card earlier and it could be sent to the old address. )

Any input will be appreciated.

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Production of the green card does not start until Texas Service Center is notified by the POE that you have entered the U.S. on your immigrant visa. As part of that notification will be the address you want it sent to, that the CBP officer dealing with you on entry should confirm.

As far as I know, any update the embassy makes to your info will not be reflected on the DS form that you can see (which will be the same as what you originally submitted and only shows changes made by you). Plus, you can double check at the POE that they have the correct address on file. (When we entered, our CBP officer checked the address against a paper in the brown envelope, not on the computer. So the fact that your package shows the right address is fine.)

So, I don't think you need to delay payment,but if it makes you feel more comfortable to do so after entry then do so. Just remember that any delay in payment beyond entry will delay the card production too.

Edited by SusieQQQ

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