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One final question for you good folks before we send off our package! 

We are due to move in 2 weeks. (Just to the other side of a very small town - it's less than a 10 minute walk to our new home)

 

I have read horror stories of people missing RFEs or NOIDs because USCIS hasn't updated their address properly after a move, so I'm wondering if there's any major issue that people can point out with just submitting our paperwork with our new address, even though we don't technically live there yet? 
 

If by some miracle a NOA is sent before the exact day we move in is it going to cause issues? 
Assuming we post it off this time next week - 18th Jan  (currently waiting on the medical report from my civil surgeon thanks to a mess up with blood test results - they're getting the new results and will forward the package to me because they're a 3 hour drive in each direction) is there reason to expect that they'll cash the cheque & send the NOA before the 25th, and if so, will USPS return to sender as there's no one currently living at that address?

 

I'm probably super paranoid, but this whole thing has been a stressful time and this is our last step before we can just take a step back and relax for a little while so trying to make sure that we don't mess up by using our new address.

 

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Please put in your new address and save yourself the hassle. You will be fine.


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As said above, you should be fine, but instead of getting stressed out about it...why not just wait the two weeks and file after you move?  You said you're waiting for the medical, anyhow...timing might be perfectly aligned when you actually get into your new home.


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1 hour ago, dentsflogged said:

One final question for you good folks before we send off our package! 

We are due to move in 2 weeks. (Just to the other side of a very small town - it's less than a 10 minute walk to our new home)

 

I have read horror stories of people missing RFEs or NOIDs because USCIS hasn't updated their address properly after a move, so I'm wondering if there's any major issue that people can point out with just submitting our paperwork with our new address, even though we don't technically live there yet? 
 

If by some miracle a NOA is sent before the exact day we move in is it going to cause issues? 
Assuming we post it off this time next week - 18th Jan  (currently waiting on the medical report from my civil surgeon thanks to a mess up with blood test results - they're getting the new results and will forward the package to me because they're a 3 hour drive in each direction) is there reason to expect that they'll cash the cheque & send the NOA before the 25th, and if so, will USPS return to sender as there's no one currently living at that address?

 

I'm probably super paranoid, but this whole thing has been a stressful time and this is our last step before we can just take a step back and relax for a little while so trying to make sure that we don't mess up by using our new address.

 

Is there any application still pending? If not, no worries. When I got my K1 visa, my husband bought a house right before I moved. I filed an address change online, but it never got through in the system. When I called USCIS they said that as long as there's nothing pending it doesn't matter. Just put your new address on all the forms and you'll be fine. I did it like this with my AOS and that was fine. You can always call USCIS to make sure you're good :) 

 

If there is an application pending, I would wait until after you've moved with filing and submit a change of address. It takes 1-45 days for USCIS to process the changes. Make sure to put the new address on all the documents.

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I missed my green card because I moved... 

 

For my N400 I had a po box and while I updated my physical address I always kept the PO box as my mailing address and I never missed anything. 

 

I would also suggest to use your new address. Or get a PO box. It seems that their system doesn't update the address. 

 

When I went to my N400 interview she couldn't see my updates at all. 


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On 1/11/2019 at 5:51 PM, Going through said:

As said above, you should be fine, but instead of getting stressed out about it...why not just wait the two weeks and file after you move?  You said you're waiting for the medical, anyhow...timing might be perfectly aligned when you actually get into your new home.

We've only got 14 days left at this point until my i94 expires - I know by all accounts that as long as I've got AP there should be no issue if I travel, but I'd rather not have an overstay at the same time.

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