Changing Your Address with USCIS

By August 30, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

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It is important to notify USCIS of any change of address within 10 days of moving. This way, USCIS is able to continue to send you correspondence and any other documents in connection to your case.

You are able to notify USCIS of a change in address by completing Form AR-11, which can be done online except when the following conditions apply:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and have an approved relative petition
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and have financially sponsored someone who has immigrated
  • You have an appeal pending with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

When using the online form to complete your change of address, USCIS will ask for the following information:

  • Your receipt notice number
  • Your new address
  • Your former address
  • The names and personal information for the person(s) for whom you have filed
  • Your Alien number (if applicable)

If you have an approved relative petition, there are instructions on your relative’s approval notice that will tell you who to notify about the change of address and how to notify them.

If you have submitted Form I-864 and financially sponsored someone who became a permanent resident, you must notify USCIS of any change of address within 30 days of moving. You can do this by filing a Form I-865, which you can download from the USCIS website. You can also find the instructions to file this form on the USCIS webpage.

If you have been placed in immigration court proceedings or have an appeal pending with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), you must notify the court or BIA within 5 days of moving. To do this, complete Form EOIR 33/IC for a case pending with the immigration court, or Form EOIR 33/BIA for a case pending with the BIA. These forms are available on the Department of Justice Website, www.justice.gov/eoir/formslist. Do keep in mind that you will still be required to file Form AR-11 separately.

If you are working with an attorney, you should always let your attorney know about any changes of address with as much anticipation as possible. Some attorneys will file the change of address for you as part of their service, so make sure to ask your attorney before you go ahead and file a change of address on your own.