Fill out Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card. File the form online or print it out and mail it in. You can also report your change of address by phone. The USCIS website is available in English and Spanish, and you can fill out the Card online in English or Spanish. But the printable form is only in English.
To file online, go to the USCIS website www.uscis.gov/AR-11. The link to do a change of address online is on this page. Also make sure you click the “Change of Address” link and read the USCIS instructions on change of address. Make sure you print out the verification page when you are done. This helps you prove you told USCIS about your new address.
It can take USCIS 3-4 weeks to update your address in your file. For an urgent, last-minute change of address, it’s best to do it by phone.
Note: The process and address for filing a change of address is different if your case involves:
- a VAWA petition (domestic violence)
- a T Visa application (trafficking victim), or
- a U Visa application (crime victim)
- an I-751 waiver based on domestic violence/abuse.
The process is different for these cases even if you became an LPR or if you apply for naturalization to become a citizen (Form N-400).
Go to http://www.uscis.gov/addresschange or talk to an immigration lawyer for these cases.
If you want to mail the form in, go to www.uscis.gov/AR-11. Click on AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card Form (PDF, 301 KB). The link will open the form. You can fill it in on the computer and print it, or you can print it out and fill it in by hand.
After you fill it in, make a copy for your records. It is a good idea to send the form by certified mail, and ask for a return receipt. The post office can tell you how to do this. That way, you will know when the USCIS gets it, and you can prove that you sent it if you need to.
If you need to update your address right away call USCIS Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you think your work permit or permanent resident card will be mailed very soon, it is a good idea to call if your address changed. You need to give them all of the same information that you would have to put on the Form AR-11, but you won’t have to fill out the form.
At the end of the phone call, the USCIS Customer Service Representative should offer you a confirmation number. Write this number down. You might also be able to ask for confirmation by email. USCIS Customer Service should send you a letter confirming your phone call. Save this letter from USCIS! If you don’t get a letter from USCIS within 30 days after your phone call, call again.
If you are a U.S. citizen or non-citizen sponsor, you have to update your address by filing Form I-865, Sponsors Notice of Change of Address. This form has to be mailed to the USCIS, and cannot be filed online. Print it off from the USCIS website, at www.uscis.gov/I-865.
If you are a non-citizen and a sponsor, you should file both Form AR-11 and Form I-865.