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Dear Vjers,

I have been stressed out about address change and missing USCIS notices. Yesterday a notice sent to my second to the last address confirmed my fear.

I am attaching a cropped image. Basically it says my file is at Boston field office now.

I was about to move out of Boston end of August to Seattle after finishing my graduate degree. I didn't look for housing (and I am staying in temporary housing right now, but can look if necessary). I had no idea this case would drag on for so long. Now that my case is sitting in Boston field office for an indefinite amount of time and unknown possibility of interview, would it be better if I wait it out, find a temporary job? Since we don't know how USCIS works the pros and cons are unclear:

Pros (of staying): staying in Boston may help processing this case faster, no more office transfers, I just really want to be done with the interview (if there's one) and process.

Cons (of staying): It would be mentally exhausting to stay extra time for this reason, I'd say 3 months would be pretty bad and 6 months intolerable. Boston office has a long interview queue and rumors have it that it's 18 months but realistically, another 6 months would be common.

What do you guys think? Is it worth it to stay extra time in a place just to see the end of this so-far-14-mo-long journey, or it's quite insane- that I should move when I need to?


Edited by chicha


2003-08-21: first visit to US on F-1

2009-09-17: first met ex-spouse

2013-05-14: re-entered US on K-1

2013-05-20: married to ex-spouse

2013-12-27: received conditional green card

2014-04-01: separated from ex-spouse

2014-10-01: divorced from ex-spouse

2015-06-25: sent I-751

2016-04-11: received RFE

2016-06-08: sent RFE reply

2016-09-20: new card ordered

2016-09-23: new card mailed

2016-09-28: new card picked up by USPS

2016-09-30: new card delivered

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I'd stay put until ROC is resolved. Changing address again will delay the processing one more time.

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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