Do I need to inform USCIS or my EB-5 attorney that I changed my address and will get a new I-20? - EB5Investors.com

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

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

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

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
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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.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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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&#39ll receive the approval notice of your EB-5 petition on Form I-526. It will not impact your EB-5 petition.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Stephanie Lee

Stephanie Lee

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Kevin Michael Reilly

Kevin Michael Reilly

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

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

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

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

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

Robert West

Robert West

Immigration Attorneys
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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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