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Ron and Rhea

N-400 and residency requirement.

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Hey...well in a couple of weeks we will be in the 90 day window prior to 3 years of being married so the wifey can file for citizenship. My question is about relocating to another state AFTER the N400 is filed. I know they have a 3 month requirement to have lived in the district of where you file your N400 and we will, but its not so clear if you move out of state.

I've searched online and its still not very clear if you move will you have to start again, or wait until you live in your new location before its processed, or is the requirement satisfied and it doesn't matter, you just have to file a change of address card with USCIS.


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If you move to another state, all u need to do is file a change of your address with USCIS so that they can forward your file to local USCIS serving your new location if needed.


2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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or if you know you will be moving soon, it is not strict that you HAVE TO file 90 days before your third year anniversary of PR. You could file a year later, or two years later or never at all. My point, make the move first, settle, and once you guys moved you submit a change of address, get the confirmation that it has been changed and gather your stuff and file for the lockbox facility that is under where you moved to as your new place. USCIS will not approve your citizenship prior to your three years of anniversary of PR date anyway, so might as well just file a few months later when you already moved, filed for address change and things are all neat and clear. No need to rush at this step, imho.

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