1. Change your address online
Changing your address online may be easier than printing out your form and mailing it in. If you do not have any pending cases you can update your address with USCIS online. If you have any pending or recently approved applications or petitions (except for VAWA, T or U visa); you need to complete two steps:
- File your AR-11 form, which can be done online or through the mail; and
- Change your address on any pending or recently approved applications or petitions. This can be done online or by calling 1-800-375-5283.
You can complete both steps using the online system and will not need to mail in copies if you choose to do so.
You cannot use the online system if you have a pending or approved VAWA I-360, T visa, or U visa, and you have also filed an I-485, I-765, I-601, I-192, I-131, or I-929.
2. Fill out and file a paper form AR-11
All non-citizens who change their address must file a form AR-11. To download the form and find additional information visit Form AR-11, Change of Address.
Make sure you include all of the information requested on the form, including:
- Your new address
- Your last or most recent previous address
- Your alien ("A") number or registration number
- Your school or place of work, if you work or go to school
- Your country of citizenship
- Your date of birth
- Your port of entry and date of entry into the United States
- Your signature
The address where you should mail your form AR-11 is:
US Department of Homeland Security
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: Change of Address
1344 Pleasants Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
On the outside of the envelope, write: "Attention: Address Change."
Although you are not required to use registered, certified, or receipt mail, you may want to send your AR-11 with a return receipt or another mailing method. You should keep your mailing receipt as proof that you mailed it in case there is ever a question about it or if your form does not reach the USCIS.