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Have been an lpr since 1974 and recently  (in August of 2011)accepted deferred prosecution for cmt shoplifting which under my state statute falls within the petty offense exception.  I have no other convictions other than a speeding ticket in 1994. The term of my deferred prosecution will end in August 2012 No probation, no plea of any kind entered--just remain law-abiding for 12 mos. after which (in criminal court)charges  will be dismissed.  Is it best to wait until then b/4 applying for a I-555?  I moved from CA to my current address in AZ in 1995 and did not notify USCIS of address change--not willfully or maliciously, just overlooked.  I am still at the same address in AZ.Thank you in advance

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Dear Linda:
It seems that since you are an LPR since 1974, you are applying for the new Green Card, if I am not mistaken - if so you may wait until the charges are dismissed. As for the change of address you may fill out form AR11 [online or by mail] and send it to USCIS ASAP.  

Best wishes,

Ajay Singh, Esq.  
AJ SINGH LAW
275 North Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
845-784-1500 (Tel.) 646-807-4582 (Fax)
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Questions regarding Immigration to United States, including Removal/Deportation Proceedings, Asylum; Green Card through Family (Fiance/ee Visa, Spouse, Children, Parents, Siblings); Green Card through Employment (Labor Certification - PERM, Extra Ordinary Ability - EB1, Religious/Entrepreneur - EB4/EB5); Non-Immigrant Visas - H1B, L1, F & M, J1, J1 waiver, Humanitarian relief (Cancellation of Removal, Prosecutorial Discretion, TPS, Dream Act); Hardship Waiver (I-601/212) etc., are welcome.

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Dealing with clients seeking immigration help since year 2001. Main area of practice is Immigration Law.

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Member - AILA. Bar Council of India.

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LL.M - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY. LL.B - Campus Law Center, University of Delhi, New Delhi.

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