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Forgot toninform USCIS of change of address

Discussion in 'Discuss any legal or other issue' started by crammm, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. crammm

    crammm Registered Users (C)

    I bought a house and moved to another city 3 years ago. I hold a green card and I forgot to inform USCIS about my change of address. I’m scheduled to file my green card renewal in two months. Will I be in trouble? What was your experience?
  2. Jbuff

    Jbuff Member

    You dont have to inform them of an address change if you are a green card holder.

    When you file your renewal. Just make sure to update your address on the application.
  3. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Most non-U.S. citizens are required to report a change of address within 10 days of moving, so I would be very careful of telling a LPR they don’t have to. Failure to report the change of address is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200, up to 30 days jail time and or deportation.

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  4. 1AurCitizen

    1AurCitizen Registered Users (C)


    Most non-U.S. citizens must report a change of address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories.
  5. 1AurCitizen

    1AurCitizen Registered Users (C)

    Suggest doing so, starting here
  6. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Page 14 of the welcome guide for new immigrants specifically says permanent residents have to notify USCIS of change of address within 10 days of moving.

  7. Jbuff

    Jbuff Member

    Good to know!!

    Is that welcome guide something new? They definitely never gave me or any of my brothers i came up with that guide?
  8. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Well I have no idea when you or your brothers got your green cards but it’s been around for years. It used to get mailed in printed form i believe, now it’s online. In any case I was certainly very aware of the requirement to file change of address when I got my green card, around 5 years ago.

    Edit: one thing I saw said originally published 2005, not sure if that’s accurate or if it was earlier
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  9. Jbuff

    Jbuff Member

    Got green cards 17 years ago.

    Good info!! This forum is the wikipedia of Immigration. Lol
  10. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    I’m willing to bet you were still supposed to notify of change of address back then. Didn’t they send a welcome letter with the GC?

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