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Received PCS orders cross country - How to handle mailing address/change of address?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan

Good afternoon. 

I'm currently TDY at A-School while my wife is back home in San Francisco. We have an I-485 Adjustment of Status application in progress and are awaiting the scheduling of an interview at the San Francisco office, as well as approval of EAD and AP. My wife is currently in the U.S. with her K-1 visa.  I will return to my unit June 28th and will have about a week of admin work before I am to depart on PCS orders to my next unit in Connecticut. This means my wife and I will be driving for about 12 days and once we arrive will go house hunting for a rental. We wont have an address for about a month at the worst depending how quick we find a place. 

Obviously I cannot file a change of address at either USPS or USCIS without having an address first - So the question is how I handle tihs situation. The two main issues are:


1. Receiving correspondence and possibly EAD/AP in the mail during the PCS

2. Having the interview scheduled during th PCS, and in the San Francisco office.


Can someone please advise on what to do in this situation? Is receipt of these PCS orders a valid reason to request an expedite of the application? Finally, would changing our address possibly cause our wait time to get even longer? I appreciate your help.

K-1 Fiancé Visa

01/17/2018: I-129F Sent

01/19/2018: NOA1 Received

08/03/2018: NOA2 Received

11/01/2018: K-1 Visa Interview

12/12/2018: Married in U.S.

Adjustment of Status

02/01/2019: I-485, EAD and AP Filed

02/15/2019: I-485, EAD and AP NOA1

08/07/2019: EAD and AP Approved

10/29/2019: Interview for AOS


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In-state pcs orders won’t get you an expedite. 


Put a hold on your mail with post office right before you leave and when you arrive in your new location get a po box in the post office and send mail there. Make sure you talk to the postmaster of your current location so they don’t just return your government mail back. I’d also be using the informed mail option where they email you front pages of all mail that’s coming in to your address. 

ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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Above advice is good. 

Moving within US is no reason for expedite.  Just rent out a po box once you move and use that address. 


29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 


03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  


24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 



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