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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.

    https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
     
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  4. 1AurCitizen

    1AurCitizen Registered Users (C)

    Incorrect!

    https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
    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
    https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
     
  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.

    https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/nativedocuments/M-618.pdf
     
  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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