I am completing the form I-751 and I need to give them my address. My husband and I have 2 apartments. We use them both and we have things at both apartments. We sleep in both apartments, cook in both of them. We wash our cloths in one of the apartments because that is where our washing machine is, and we use the other apartment for when we want to hang out and relax. Our official address is at the first apartment. That is where we get our mail. I want to do the right thing and complete the form truthfully. What address should I use? Do I need to mention both apartments? Is it enough to mention only the apartment where we get our mail at? Thank you.
Answer the questions truthfully. When asked your resident address give the address where you live. Whn asked the mailing address give the mailing address. it is always best to reveal such circumstances before a USCIS officer discovers the situation and determines that you have either not told the truth or deliberately withheld information. The situation does raise a red flag as to whether you live together and have a bona fide marriage. As long as you have evidence you will be fine.
These cases are very tricky. They do a lot of background checking and will find all kinds of information. you do not want to seem like you are omitting anything. Omission as seen the same as lying. It is best to have your application done by an immigration attorney who can handle these issues for you and prevent any errors that can have severe consequences.
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Yes, you should definitely list both apartments. Not doing so would be fraud.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
Tell the truth. Nothing is wrong with having two apartments.