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Hello dear people,
 

I wish to apply for naturalization next year as my 3 year duration on green card will be complete by then. 
 

I have a question whether my wife's address on her driving license will cause any delays. We don't have a car so she never bothered to update her address even though we've been living at a new place ( same zip code as her old address) for over a year.
 

I do have the current address updated in our Health insurance Records and a utility bill or two (insurance and utility bill shows her name and mine. Our joint tax returns also show a same address (current one) for both of us). Our child's Health insurance is also marked with our current address.

 

I'm just worried if the change in address on mine and her license would cause an issue when we file for my naturalization. 

 

I'm going to have my wife update the address at dmv soon but it's been 2 years like this and I wonder if it'll be an issue during naturalization process.

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2 minutes ago, abfar said:

Hello dear people,
 

I wish to apply for naturalization next year as my 3 year duration on green card will be complete by then. 
 

I have a question whether my wife's address on her driving license will cause any delays. We don't have a car so she never bothered to update her address even though we've been living at a new place ( same zip code as her old address) for over a year.
 

I do have the current address updated in our Health insurance Records and a utility bill or two (insurance and utility bill shows her name and mine). Our child's Health insurance is also marked with our current address.

 

I'm just worried if the change in address on mine and her license would cause an issue when we file for my naturalization. 

 

I'm going to have my wife update the address at dmv soon but it's been 2 years like this and I wonder if it'll be an issue. 

On its own it might .. but with plenty of evidence and an honest explanation if asked, I doubt there will be an issue. But she should update it anyway 

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Adil just completed the proces (to oath on 6th of August)

they didn't ask for my ID till we went thru security clearance at the interview

so,  just use passport ID there 

and get her to change her address on the driving licence 

in NY state no fee unless there is a name change

 

To change your license, permit, non-driver ID and/or the address on your registration(s), mail a completed Address Change (pdf) (MV-232) form to

 

NYS DMV 
License Production Bureau

PO Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895

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Highly unlikely it will cause big issues apart from few questioning if asked, but why to be that way. Just have her update the address and get a new DL with the new address. Go for Real ID while going for one.

Why it wasn’t changed earlier wouldn’t be asked for sure.


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On 8/2/2019 at 3:39 PM, abfar said:

Hello dear people,
 

I wish to apply for naturalization next year as my 3 year duration on green card will be complete by then. 
 

I have a question whether my wife's address on her driving license will cause any delays. We don't have a car so she never bothered to update her address even though we've been living at a new place ( same zip code as her old address) for over a year.
 

I do have the current address updated in our Health insurance Records and a utility bill or two (insurance and utility bill shows her name and mine. Our joint tax returns also show a same address (current one) for both of us). Our child's Health insurance is also marked with our current address.

 

I'm just worried if the change in address on mine and her license would cause an issue when we file for my naturalization. 

 

I'm going to have my wife update the address at dmv soon but it's been 2 years like this and I wonder if it'll be an issue during naturalization process.

Shouldn't be an issue as long as you have the updated address on the DMV online account and show to the IO once asked.

On my case I have the old address on my DL but I provided to them my DMV online account with the current address and attached as additional evidence when I filed online.


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So NYC dmv has an online method to update address ? 
meaning no need to visit dmv office or send out paper mail to update address on Drv license?


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12/2013: Engaged
09/2014: Married 
06/2015: Blessed with a child
01/2016: Petition filed for my visa
02/2016: USCIS confirmed receiving our file/petition on 1st Feb.
04/2016: I-130 Approval email received from DHS towards early May, our case was approved end of April. 
03/2017: Paid AoS and IV Bill
03/2017: Sent AoS and IV Packages via mail.
04/2017: 5th day of April, NVC received package. Can take up to 11 weeks for CC according to nvc.

06/2017: 6th day of June, Case Completed - confirmed via phone

07/2017: Interviewed end of July 2017.

>> Passport with Visa received the next day of interview 

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Posted (edited)
32 minutes ago, abfar said:

So NYC dmv has an online method to update address ? 
meaning no need to visit dmv office or send out paper mail to update address on Drv license?

Yes, that's what I did when we updated our address together, here's the link below, you need to create an online account before you can update your address online:

 

https://dmv.ny.gov/mydmv/mydmv

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05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
05/14/17: NOA Arrived in the mail & check cashed

06/22/17: Biometrics Appointment at ASC Manhattan

04/09/18: Online changed to case transferred to local office but no actual letter

06/13/18: Card Being Produced - NO RFE/NO INTERVIEW

06/16/18: Approval Letter arrived in the mail with 06/13/18 approval date

06/18/18: Card was picked up by USPS

06/20/18: Received 10 years Green Card from the mail - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

E-FILING (IOE) N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

06/21/18: Submitted Online
06/22/18: Received NOA Online

06/23/18: Online account updated to Biometrics scheduled on 07/12/18

06/25/18: NOA letter arrived in the mail

06/28/18: Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/12/18: Biometrics appointment at ASC Manhattan

02/28/19: In Line for Interview

03/01/19: Interview Date is on 04/08/19

04/08/19: Interview Day: Approved on the spot

04/09/19: We Scheduled your Oath Ceremony 

04/12/19: Oath Letter arrived in the mail

05/02/19: Oath Ceremony - OFFICIALLY U.S. CITIZEN AND END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

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On 8/2/2019 at 2:39 PM, abfar said:

Hello dear people,
 

I wish to apply for naturalization next year as my 3 year duration on green card will be complete by then. 
 

I have a question whether my wife's address on her driving license will cause any delays. We don't have a car so she never bothered to update her address even though we've been living at a new place ( same zip code as her old address) for over a year.
 

I do have the current address updated in our Health insurance Records and a utility bill or two (insurance and utility bill shows her name and mine. Our joint tax returns also show a same address (current one) for both of us). Our child's Health insurance is also marked with our current address.

 

I'm just worried if the change in address on mine and her license would cause an issue when we file for my naturalization. 

 

I'm going to have my wife update the address at dmv soon but it's been 2 years like this and I wonder if it'll be an issue during naturalization process.

You both have already updated your address with USCIS like you’re supposed to when you change address right?

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5 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

You both have already updated your address with USCIS like you’re supposed to when you change address right?

I updated my address (the immigrant spouse) on the USCIS website but I can no longer find the link. Do you have it? I can ask my wife (she petitioned for me) to update hers too.

 

Update: I found this link but I'm not sure if my wife (the US Citizen) should also be using this form to update her address here: https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/addressChange.do

 

Thank you.

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12/2013: Engaged
09/2014: Married 
06/2015: Blessed with a child
01/2016: Petition filed for my visa
02/2016: USCIS confirmed receiving our file/petition on 1st Feb.
04/2016: I-130 Approval email received from DHS towards early May, our case was approved end of April. 
03/2017: Paid AoS and IV Bill
03/2017: Sent AoS and IV Packages via mail.
04/2017: 5th day of April, NVC received package. Can take up to 11 weeks for CC according to nvc.

06/2017: 6th day of June, Case Completed - confirmed via phone

07/2017: Interviewed end of July 2017.

>> Passport with Visa received the next day of interview 

8/2017: POE via JFK

 

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7 minutes ago, abfar said:

I updated my address (the immigrant spouse) on the USCIS website but I can no longer find the link. Do you have it? I can ask my wife (she petitioned for me) to update hers too.

 

Update: I found this link but I'm not sure if my wife (the US Citizen) should also be using this form to update her address here: https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/addressChange.do

 

Thank you.

Immigrant updates online, USC mails it in.

If it’s late, it’s a non-compliance

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21 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

Immigrant updates online, USC mails it in.

If it’s late, it’s a non-compliance

I checked back my old emails. I can see I updated my address with DHS/USCIS through online from AR-15.

 

I now see that sponsors (my wife) are also required to update address by Form i-865. The previous address on file is her parents house and she still receives some mail there (its not an abandoned address). I'm wondering if she should now mail in form i-865 with the new address?

 

I'm concerned about the form i-865 field where it asks for a date when the new address change happened. Since my wife is late by a year or more, would this cause issues?

 

Thank you.

Edited by abfar

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12/2013: Engaged
09/2014: Married 
06/2015: Blessed with a child
01/2016: Petition filed for my visa
02/2016: USCIS confirmed receiving our file/petition on 1st Feb.
04/2016: I-130 Approval email received from DHS towards early May, our case was approved end of April. 
03/2017: Paid AoS and IV Bill
03/2017: Sent AoS and IV Packages via mail.
04/2017: 5th day of April, NVC received package. Can take up to 11 weeks for CC according to nvc.

06/2017: 6th day of June, Case Completed - confirmed via phone

07/2017: Interviewed end of July 2017.

>> Passport with Visa received the next day of interview 

8/2017: POE via JFK

 

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8 hours ago, abfar said:

I checked back my old emails. I can see I updated my address with DHS/USCIS through online from AR-15.

 

I now see that sponsors (my wife) are also required to update address by Form i-865. The previous address on file is her parents house and she still receives some mail there (its not an abandoned address). I'm wondering if she should now mail in form i-865 with the new address?

 

I'm concerned about the form i-865 field where it asks for a date when the new address change happened. Since my wife is late by a year or more, would this cause issues?

 

Thank you.

Shouldn't be an issue for late filing, my spouse (USC) filed for I-865 a year after we moved to our new apartment, and  during that time my I-751 is still in process, so go ahead and file it.

It's better late than sorry by not filing it, so that USCIS would not say anything about you for non compliance.


VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
05/14/17: NOA Arrived in the mail & check cashed

06/22/17: Biometrics Appointment at ASC Manhattan

04/09/18: Online changed to case transferred to local office but no actual letter

06/13/18: Card Being Produced - NO RFE/NO INTERVIEW

06/16/18: Approval Letter arrived in the mail with 06/13/18 approval date

06/18/18: Card was picked up by USPS

06/20/18: Received 10 years Green Card from the mail - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

E-FILING (IOE) N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

06/21/18: Submitted Online
06/22/18: Received NOA Online

06/23/18: Online account updated to Biometrics scheduled on 07/12/18

06/25/18: NOA letter arrived in the mail

06/28/18: Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/12/18: Biometrics appointment at ASC Manhattan

02/28/19: In Line for Interview

03/01/19: Interview Date is on 04/08/19

04/08/19: Interview Day: Approved on the spot

04/09/19: We Scheduled your Oath Ceremony 

04/12/19: Oath Letter arrived in the mail

05/02/19: Oath Ceremony - OFFICIALLY U.S. CITIZEN AND END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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