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Do I need to verify that USCIS changed my address, and what's the best way?

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I've submitted the address change thing online back in the summer, and since then I've been kinda wondering if they did change it. I will be applying for ROC in the beginning of summer and don't want any screwups because the address hasn't been changed.

 

I just scheduled an infopass for January 8, figuring that's the best way to get information out of them. Is that a good way to go about it, or should I call instead?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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My husband and I moved in May and I submitted my change of address right away.  Last week, I got a reminder from

USCIS that my ROC is coming due, and it was sent to the old address (but forwarded by USPS).  

 

A side note to that:  your sponsor also needs to file a change of address with form i865.  Neither of us knew that, so it was filed last week, which is super late.

 

I believe for ROC (or other applications) they will send correspondence to the address listed on that specific case. 

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Ugh. I mean, I know I should have paid more attention to I-864, but come on!

 

So... Did you also fill our a form for yourself to submit the change of address again? How do you make sure they have the correct one in all their systems?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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On 12/25/2018 at 9:07 PM, Cryssiekins said:

A side note to that:  your sponsor also needs to file a change of address with form i865.  Neither of us knew that, so it was filed last week, which is super late.

 

When they talk about evidence in the instructions, that's just because it's a template that they minimally tweak for different forms? Because I can't find what evidence they require.

 

 


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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8 hours ago, True_South said:

 

When they talk about evidence in the instructions, that's just because it's a template that they minimally tweak for different forms? Because I can't find what evidence they require.

 

 

I think so.  We didn’t add any evidence with address changes.  

 

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OP, Cryssiekins is talking about I-865 form , Sponsor's notice of Change of Address. Not I-864, Affidavit of Support

 

AR-11 - for an alien, submitted on-line.

I-865 - for US Citizen, had to be mailed.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-865

 

 

Have your US Spouse  submit I-865. You should receive a I-865 confirmation also by mail. Usually it takes about 2-3 weeks.

 

It's reported here that some people were having troubles with receiving Notices from USCIC due to the address change. Including myself. Despite the fact we both had our confirmations (AR-11 & I-865) , and the address change got updated in the USCIS system, Letters from USCIS kept coming to the old address. 

 

So, I would advice, when it's time for ROC, just include AR-11 & I-865 confirmations along with your I-751 submission.

Also, you can file with Post Office change of address - in this case if something arrives to your previous place, it will be re-directed to your new address.

If possible - keep in touch with people, currently living at your previous address. And let them know there could be correspondence , still coming with your name on it. 

 

Good luck!

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Yea, I always do address change with USPS when we move, but I think mail forwarding that comes with it only works for 1 year, and by the time we file for ROC we will have been living at the new place for 10 months 😕  That's why I'm trying to figure out if I should go to infopass and have them look up what address they have in their system(s) for me.

 

So the confirmation of AR-11 submitted online would be just a printout of the email I got? And when we send I-865 it's just that one form in the envelope, right?


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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