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USCIS introduces online change of address
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a new web-based service allowing USCIS customers to submit change of address information online.

All non-citizens in the United States are legally required to keep USCIS informed of any change of address within 10 days of their move by completing an Alien Change of Address Card (Form AR-11). Individuals with a pending immigration case should also notify USCIS of any change of address. This is to ensure that customers receive notices or decisions related to their case in a timely manner from USCIS.

USCIS processes more than one million change of address requests each year. The new online service will reduce processing time and improve customer service by providing immediate confirmation that USCIS has received the updated address information. This is the first phase of this online system. The phase two, to launch sometime in May, will include additional customer service features, including allowing applicants with a pending naturalization application to report their change of address online. Until then, those individuals should continue to contact USCIS by telephone at 1-800-375-5283 to report their change of address. USCIS will continue to accept change of address cards through the mail.

You will need the following information for the online change of address tool:
  • USCIS receipt number (If you have a pending case with USCIS),

  • New and old addresses,

  • Names and biographical information for family members for whom you have filed a petition, and

  • Date and location (port of entry) of your last entry into the United States.


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