Immigration Issues/replacing I-151 with current green card
Expert: AJAY SINGH - 1/1/2012
Question 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
Answer 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.
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