Immigrants living in the United States need to report a change of address with the USCIS if they move to a new address. They need to file the USCIS Form AR-11, Change of Address, with the USCIS to do so. Form AR-11 can either be filed online or the paper version of the form can also be filed. There is no filing fee for this form.
Immigrants need to remember that it is mandatory to file the USCIS Form AR-11 when they move to a new address. According to Section 265 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, immigrants living in the United States need to report a change of address with the USCIS within ten days from the date on which they move to a new address. Immigrants who fail to do so may be removed from the country and/or may not be able to receive immigration benefits.
This does not apply to U.S. citizens; they need not inform the USCIS if they change their address. However, U.S. citizens with pending USCIS cases must report a change of address with the agency. If the U.S. citizens have filed applications with the USCIS and if those applications are pending, they need to provide their new address to the USCIS soon after they move. They need not file Form AR-11 but can make a change of address on pending cases by making use of the Online Change of Address page or by contacting the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283.
Green card holders who have no pending cases can file Form AR-11 online or by mail. This applies to the permanent residents whose cases are pending and whose applications were approved recently. They can change their address on their pending petitions online or by phone at 1-800-375-5283.
Immigrants whose Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) applications are pending, need to mail paper applications to change their address to the following address and they cannot file their applications online.
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001