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Hi guys, I need your feedback/ comments regarding my situation.

 

My conditional GC expires on April 11, 2018 so I understand I am eligible to submit my ROC paperwork on January 11, 2018. 

 

The thing is my husband and I are currently leaving in an apartment and our lease ends on February 28th. We are going to move to a house after our lease ends.

 

Which one's better?

  • Submit the application on January 11th and file a change of address immediately? Or
  • Wait until we move in to the new house on March 1st so we don't risk the chance of missing any mail from USCIS?

 

Looking forward to your insights!


=To God Be The Glory =

DCF for CR1
02-23-2016 Filed I- 130 @ US Embassy Manila
03-03-2016 NOA 2
03-04-2016 Received MNL Case Number
03-09-2016 First day of Medical
03-10-2016 Second day of Medical (Passed)
04-04-2016 Interview (Approved!) Visa ISSUED the same day
04-06-2016 Visa on hand! Picked up from 2Go MOA @ 5:30 PM
04-11-2016 POE @ Minneapolis, MN

05-12-2016 Received SSN

07-07-2016 Greencard arrived!

 

ROC

01-11-2018 ROC window opens

01-13-2018 Mailed ROC application to CSC

01-18-2018 Delivered to CSC

01-26-2018 Received NOA (dated: 01/22) 

05-24-2018 Biometrics 

 

=It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done=

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File whenever you want to, then file the AR-11 online as soon as you definitely have secured the new address and have access to it (and are certain that it won't fall through)

Set up USPS mail forwarding when you leave

 

 

Given current 751 processing times, waiting an additional two months to file isn't the most sensible course of action IMHO.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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1 hour ago, bellashay said:

Hi guys, I need your feedback/ comments regarding my situation.

 

My conditional GC expires on April 11, 2018 so I understand I am eligible to submit my ROC paperwork on January 11, 2018. 

 

The thing is my husband and I are currently leaving in an apartment and our lease ends on February 28th. We are going to move to a house after our lease ends.

 

Which one's better?

  • Submit the application on January 11th and file a change of address immediately? Or
  • Wait until we move in to the new house on March 1st so we don't risk the chance of missing any mail from USCIS?

 

Looking forward to your insights!

You should obtain a PO box at the Post Office for the Mailing address - Then list your Physical Address as it will be on January 11 and later on do an AR11 when you move in March-

Also get USPS Informed Delivery app on your phone and watch what mail gets delivered when....


  • sending I130 05/16/2007
  • cheque is cashed on 06/11/2007
  • NOA1 in mail 06/13/2007 (who said 13 is badluck )
  • 07/30/2007 After no touches and no other signs we just got an email with the APPROVAL of I130....Thank God !....now what ?

  • 08/07/2007 Case received by NVC and case number assigned :))

  • 08/13/2007 DS3032 and AOS bill were generated

  • 08/14/2007 Emailed choice of agent ...i'm so curious when they will accept it...hopefully soon

  • 08/21/2007 DS3032 and AOS fee bill arive in mail

  • 08/27/2007 paid AOS fee bill
  • 8/28/2007 DS3032 choice of agent accepted
  • 9/3/2007 IV fee bill generated

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Appreciate your input! Thanks a lot :) I'll file this January then. 


=To God Be The Glory =

DCF for CR1
02-23-2016 Filed I- 130 @ US Embassy Manila
03-03-2016 NOA 2
03-04-2016 Received MNL Case Number
03-09-2016 First day of Medical
03-10-2016 Second day of Medical (Passed)
04-04-2016 Interview (Approved!) Visa ISSUED the same day
04-06-2016 Visa on hand! Picked up from 2Go MOA @ 5:30 PM
04-11-2016 POE @ Minneapolis, MN

05-12-2016 Received SSN

07-07-2016 Greencard arrived!

 

ROC

01-11-2018 ROC window opens

01-13-2018 Mailed ROC application to CSC

01-18-2018 Delivered to CSC

01-26-2018 Received NOA (dated: 01/22) 

05-24-2018 Biometrics 

 

=It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done=

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2 hours ago, bellashay said:

Appreciate your input! Thanks a lot :) I'll file this January then. 

When you fill in the AR11 don''t forget the i-865 sponsors change of address too. I didn't know there was such thing until I found myself changing my address and some fellow vjer pointed it out to me. It isn't really mentioned on the USCIS site, so it's easy to overlook.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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