Hey, it finally arrived!!! A full 26 months after my wife first filed her I-485, etc. (Request for adjustment of status to permanent resident of the U.S. based on marriage to a U.S. citizen), the Chicago Field Office of the INS (or BCIS or whatever they’re calling themselves these days) has actually given us a date for our adjustment interview. My wife’s Green Card is finally almost in sight. Hallelujah!!
Oops, one minor detail: The notice for the interview was sent to our old address and forwarded to us by the Post Office. We sent in the correct change-of-address form to the correct INS PO Box a full two months ago, certifed mail, return receipt. We have the receipt. And yet the notice, dated Oct 9th, was sent to the old address.
Obviously, we’re going down to 10 W. Jackson tomorrow and spend the day hoping that someone will deign to deal with this problem. But a few questions arise which I don’t really trust them to answer correctly.
First, if the address change is not entered before we go in to the interview, are we in trouble with the interviewer because our current residence doesn’t match what he sees in the file?
Second, if we get the address change successfully registered with an Information [sic] Officer and in the computer system at 10 W. Jackson, will that change be reflected in the file of the interviewer around the corner at 230 S. Dearborn by Nov. 13th? (For those of you not familiar with the INS/BCIS,/etc., this IS a serious question. Really.)
Third, if the interviewer has the old address in his file and approves the adjustment, will the Green Card thus be sent to the old address and then returned to them because we’re no longer there and it’s not supposed to be forwarded?
And, lastly, on a tangent, does anyone know approximately what percentage of adjustment applications based on marriage to a U.S. citizen are approved? 98%? Or 60%? Or less?
Thanks for any insight anyone is able to give on this situation.