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USCIS Online Change of Address Tool

New USCIS Online Change of Address Tool

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new online tool called E-COA that allows customers with pending applications, petitions, or requests to update their address more easily. To use E-COA, customers need a USCIS online account and must enter their last name, date of birth, and new physical and mailing addresses. E-COA will automate address changes for almost all form types. Individuals who do not have any pending applications, petitions, or requests can use the tool to meet the requirement to notify USCIS if they have moved.

Anyone protected under 8 USC 1367 (if you have pending or approved applications or petitioners for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) benefits, T nonimmigrant status or U nonimmigrant status and their beneficiaries or derivatives) cannot use E-COA during the initial phase. There are special email instructions on the USCIS website for anyone in these protected groups to update their address.

How To Update Your Address With USCIS New Online Change Of Address Tool

The new USCIS online E-COA tool allows you to update your mailing and physical address for pending cases all in one place online. This eliminates the need for the previous time-consuming steps. To use the E-COA tool to update your address with USCIS, individuals:

  • need a USCIS online account
  • must enter their last name, date of birth, and new physical and mailing addresses

Individuals are also encouraged to include information about their pending application, petition or request.

The new USCIS online change of address tool is an initiative by USCIS to help improve customer service.


  • Changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will not change your address with USCIS.
  • Please update your information with both USCIS and USPS.
  • Address changes made through E-COA will not affect Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) requests.


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