Assume a US naturalization applicant moves to a new address, which they indicate on an AR-11 form. The new address is attached to the same USCIS field office as the old address. Can this address change within the same USCIS field office delay one's US naturalization application?

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    Of course it can. Any change in your details may trigger additional checks and reassessments. Will it? Who knows...
    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 1:15
  • @littleadv who knows are immigration lawyers, USCIS officers, some naturalization candidates, etc. Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 1:23
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    No, they don't. They can share their experiences, anecdotal evidence, but they don't know how that would reflect on your case. I think you should handle your anxiety about your immigration process in ways other than trolling this forum. There are professional options available, lawyers and therapists alike.
    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 1:26
  • @littleadv naturalization applicants sometimes talk to USCIS officers and immigration lawyers. Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 1:44
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    Are you trying to decide whether to move before naturalizing? If so, assume that your application will be delayed, decide how important that delay is to you, and decide whether the benefits of the move justify the delay. If you're not trying to decide whether to move, then it doesn't matter whether reporting the change of address will delay the application because you already decided whether to move, so whatever impact it's going to have will be the impact it has. (I assume that you're not considering whether to move without reporting the change of address, which would be sheer folly.)
    – phoog
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 10:54

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Answer from Imperium on visajourney.com:

What matters most is what stage are you at in your naturalization process. CLAIMS4 (formarly RNACS) system is hard coded to delay a notification once SORN system trigers existence of a new event. It is automated as in it reactivates the notification once the event is completed. At this point, it will send notice with new address.

  • This is useless. What is CLAIMS4? What is RNACS? What is SORN? How does a delay in an event notification lead to a delay of the whole process? Does it at all? Have you posted an answer just to get upvotes, as with all the rest of your self-answered nuisance questions?
    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 17:26
  • @littleadv given the lack of upvotes, it's hard to imagine that upvotes are the primary motivation.
    – phoog
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 21:13
  • @littleadv CLAIMS4, RNACS, and SORN can all be easily found on Google. Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 7:19
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    – littleadv
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 15:06

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