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We filed our I-130 at the end of March (went to the Nebraska processing center....booooo). My husband will be changing address from one flat to another in September, and will also start a new job in October. I cannot for the life of me figure out (a) If we need to notify USCIS of these changes and (b) If so, how we would do that. Given that we needed to list out his current employer and address on the form, I would imagine we need to send in updates. Does anyone know what to do in these situations? Given the length of time it is taking to process these days, I can't imagine this is a rare situation.

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Nope. Nothing needed from beneficiary. 

 

Only petitioner needs to update their address if they moved since filing petition. Done via I-865 (yes, even if you haven’t filed I-864 yet, I-865 for petitioner move)


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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4 minutes ago, milimelo said:

Nope. Nothing needed from beneficiary. 

 

Only petitioner needs to update their address if they moved since filing petition. Done via I-865 (yes, even if you haven’t filed I-864 yet, I-865 for petitioner move)

Even if the petitioner moves, no need to file i-865 if the petitioner hasn’t submitted i-864 and/or the sponsored immigrant hasn’t immigrated.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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17 minutes ago, arken said:

Even if the petitioner moves, no need to file i-865 if the petitioner hasn’t submitted i-864 and/or the sponsored immigrant hasn’t immigrated.

Yes, you do. I did it when I moved (twice) while sibling petition pending. Received confirmation letter they updated my address so the approval notice came to the correct address. 


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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Just now, milimelo said:

Yes, you do. I did it when I moved (twice) while sibling petition pending. Received confirmation letter they updated my address so the approval notice came to the correct address. 

Not required but highly recommended for those exact reasons 


YMMV

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4 minutes ago, milimelo said:

Yes, you do. I did it when I moved (twice) while sibling petition pending. Received confirmation letter they updated my address so the approval notice came to the correct address. 

I meant no need to submit i865 unless i864 is active. One can always change the address online (AR-11) after move to have their pending petition’s notices sent to the new address.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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7 hours ago, arken said:

I meant no need to submit i865 unless i864 is active. One can always change the address online (AR-11) after move to have their pending petition’s notices sent to the new address.

Looks like you don’t know how it goes. 

AR-11 is for LPRs - it would do nothing to the pending petition. 

Petitioners (USC, LPRs) use I-865 to change their address with a pending case at USCIS. 


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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6 hours ago, milimelo said:

Looks like you don’t know how it goes. 

I go by what USCIS says not what people do.

 

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AR-11 is for LPRs - it would do nothing to the pending petition. 

I said online version of AR-11 not paper filing. USCs, LPRs or other aliens with pending petitions can use Change of Address online (online version of paper AR-11). You don’t need to tell me how it goes as long as uscis allows it, just look up uscis change of address online where you can put the receipt number of pending cases and select USA as country of citizenship.

 

https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAInitForm.do

 

 

 

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Petitioners (USC, LPRs) use I-865 to change their address with a pending case at USCIS. 

Saying it again, only if previously submitted i864 if any is active (still enforceable), one is required to submit i865. Anyone with a pending case can do change of address online, but one has to submit i865 if their i864 is still active.

 

 

14 hours ago, milimelo said:

Only petitioner needs to update their address if they moved since filing petition. Done via I-865 (yes, even if you haven’t filed I-864 yet, I-865 for petitioner move)

That statement is wrong. You can send i865 but you don’t have to. USCIS says the opposite.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-865instr.pdf

 

When should I use form i865?

 

If at any time in the past you completed Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, to sponsor an immigrant, you are required to report your change of address within 30 days of the change if the sponsorship agreement is still in force.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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