Proof of presence is needed, when an alien reports a change of address from foreign
to domestic. Obtain proof of the month of entry into the U.S.
If the alien is in suspense due to alien nonpayment provisions, you must obtain proof
of presence for a full calendar month before payments can be resumed. In addition,
a verification of physical presence in the U.S. is required in any case in which a
beneficiary reports a return to the U.S. and:
Shows an “in-care-of” address in the U.S.;
Was previously in a restricted country; or
Was previously in a local currency country, See (GN
02405.200) - How to Process Local Currency Checks Received in the Field Office.
Obtain proof of presence in the U.S. by direct contact with the alien either in person
or by telephone. See (GN 01070.305) - Use of Direct Contact (DIRCON). After the proof of presence is obtained, process
the change of address through POS, See (MSOM T2PE 003.002) - POS Address/ Direct Deposit/Phone
NOTE: Also document lawful presence requirements under Title II Welfare Reform Provisions,
see (RS 00204.010) - Lawful Presence Payment Provisions, on the CLLP screen in POS, see (MSOM COMMOM
005.011) - Lawful Presence (CLLP) and update any changes to the alien tax withholding
or the PELF screen, see (MSOM T2PE 003.014) - Alien Tax Update (PELF), so POS can
correctly derive the right payment status from all data.