My spouse is a citizen and sponsors me for green card. Is it fine for me to move to another Sate in between the marriage green card application? He is staying in LA while I am in Seattle. I would like to move to LA after the application started.
You are not required to stay in any one place. But you should take care to notify USCIS of any new address. Use the AR-11 form on the website to do this.
This is general advice, and does not constitute an attorney client relationship.
Perhaps, but you should consider your priorities. That means that it may be difficult to maintain your marriage from afar to the satisfaction of an adjustment examiner in L.A. When there are commuter marriages, these can affect and create strain upon a relationship. In addition, there must be a way to demonstrate that the marriage is working out in spite of the separation.
If you are considering such a separation to be a while, it may be best not to marry or file until you have moved to L. A. If you have already married, then your decision to move makes sense. It will be best to represent that you live in L. A., which means that you must "live in L. A. at the time of filing." Good luck.
This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
I would suggest that you move to LA .... BEFORE you file the application.
Don't confuse things by having a Seattle address on your papers.
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