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Do I need to inform USCIS or my EB-5 attorney that I changed my address and will get a new I-20?

I filed an I-526 about a year ago. I am currently studying in the U.S. with an F-1 visa. This year I changed my address in the U.S. and I am going to get a new I-20 since I changed my status from full-time student to part-time. Do I need to inform my immigration attorney or USCIS of the changes? Will they impact my EB-5 case?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Ensure you file AR-11 with USCIS and notify your attorney and regional center of the change of address. Also, ensure you maintain underlying F-1 status.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you should inform both your attorney and the USCIS any time you change your address.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you had changed your address in the United States, you certainly should inform both your immigration attorney as well as USCIS so you'll receive the approval notice of your EB-5 petition on Form I-526. It will not impact your EB-5 petition.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    Yes. You have an obligation to report to USCIS your address change within 10 days by filing Form AR-11. Have your immigration attorney take care of it.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Keep your attorney and USCIS informed of all changes of address all the time, and make sure you maintain valid F-1 status at 12 semester hours a week unless authorized. Otherwise, you could violate status.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your address must be changed with USCIS. You should consult with your lawyer about all these matters if you are represented.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you should file the AR-11 with USCIS, send a copy to the project and to your attorney.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you should report the changes to both USCIS and your attorney. It will not impact the case but you do need to notify USCIS of address changes ideally within a few weeks of the move.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes. Have your attorney do it. That is what you pay them for.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    In order to maintain valid F-1 student status, you must be a full-time student. Do not change to part-time. You must notify USCIS of any change of address within 10 days on Form AR-11. You or your attorney can file this form on USCIS website. And yes, you should inform your attorney of any change of address and of any changes to your immigration status, i.e., getting a new I-20 or changing your status. A change of address alone should not have any impact on your EB-5 case.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    You must keep USCIS updated of your current address. The EB-5 unit does not care about a new I-20 just make sure you maintain valid immigration status.

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    Kevin Michael Reilly

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to inform both your EB-5 attorney and the USCIS.

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    Stephanie Lee

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should report a change of address within 10 days of moving within the U.S. via USCIS or your attorney. Depending on your stage of the EB-5 process, you may need to report your I-20 change as well.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is always a good idea to advise your attorney of address changes so that the changes can be made when it is time for the next step in the process. There is no need to report any address changes to USCIS until then.

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