Are you an alien that recently moved, or will be moving soon? You are required to keep your address current with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You might not know it, but changing your address with the US Postal Service will NOT change your address with USCIS. Here’s what you need to do.
Why do I need to update my address with USCIS?
Failure to keep your address current with USCIS could result in missing important case updates and even in a case denial. Each petition and/or application that you have pending with USCIS must be updated.
When should I update my address with USCIS?
You should report an address change to USCIS within 10 days of moving to a new location so that you do not miss any correspondence from USCIS.
How do I update my address with USCIS?
USCIS provides two ways for you to keep your address current:
- Through your existing USCIS online account (if you filed your form online)
- By filing USCIS Form AR-11, Change of Address (online or by mail)
Filing Form AR-11 online will update your address on ALL pending applications, petitions, or requests that you include on the form. NOTE: If you do not have a receipt number, you cannot update your address online.
How do I update my address with USPS?
You should update your address with both USCIS and USPS. You can change your address by completing an address change form in person at your local post office, or online through the USPS website address change form. REMEMBER: Changing your address with the US Postal Service (USPS) will NOT change your address with USCIS.
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