Have You Moved? Be Sure To Update Your Address With USCIS
You are allowed to move while living in the United States on a green card or other visa but don’t forget to update your address with USCIS. Immigrants who have been staying in the United States for more than 30 days must notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of any changes to their address. Each family member, including children, should file a separate notification.
It is important to keep USCIS informed of any changes in your address if you are an immigrant who has been residing in the United States for a period of 30 days or more, as well as each family member, including children.
Changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service does not change your address with USCIS. To ensure that nothing delays your immigration process, notify USCIS of any changes quickly.
Who Needs To File An Address Change With USCIS?
To ensure that the USCIS remains aware of your current location and that no delays occur in processing your immigration paperwork:
- Temporary visa holders are required to notify USCIS within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. With some exceptions for A and G visa holders.
- If you are a U.S. citizen who has sponsored an immigrant by filling out Form I-864, officially known as an “Affidavit of Support,” you should notify USCIS within 30 days of any change in address.
- All immigrants visiting and living in the United States for more than 30 days who move to a new address should submit a separate address change notification for each family member, including children.
It’s also vital to tell your immigration attorney if you’ve moved and changed your address. Do this so there are no delays that could hurt your case.
How To Update Your Address With USCIS
To file an address change with USCIS, you can update your existing USCIS online account or submit Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card, online or by mail.
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