Change of address with USCIS?
If you move while your application is still pending, and before you become a U.S. Citizen, you should report a change of address to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Reporting your change of address to USCIS will help ensure that you continue to receive important notices and documents from USCIS.
It is important to report your change of address to USCIS as soon as possible. The law requires you to report your change of address within 10 days of moving. This will help ensure that you receive any important notices or documents from USCIS at your new address. USCIS sends important notices and documents, such as biometrics, interview, and decision notices, to your last known address. If you do not report a change of address, you may not receive these important notices and documents.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, you do not need to report a change of address if you are a visa waiver visitor. Visa waiver visitors are not required to report a change of address to USCIS. Visa waiver visitors are foreign nationals who are allowed to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. If you are a visa holder of an A or G visa, then you are not required to report a change of address to USCIS. A visas are for diplomats and government officials, while G visas are for officials of international organizations. If you are a victim of domestic violence, trafficking, or other crime, then you may be exempt from the requirement to report a change of address to USCIS. To be eligible for this exemption, you must have filed a Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, and you must have been granted a T or U nonimmigrant status. However, you should note that you are required to report a change of address even if you are a permanent resident (green card holder) in the United States.
There are three ways you can report your change of address to USCIS. You can report your change of address online through your USCIS online account or by filing the change of address form on the USCIS website. You can also report your change of address by mail by filling out the change of address form and mailing it to the address on the form. Be sure to sign and date the form. You can also report your change of address by phone by calling USCIS at 1-800-375-5283.
You will need to have your old address, new address, date of birth, and your alien registration number (aka: A-Number) to report your change of address to USICS.
If you are not sure whether or not you are required to report a change of address or you are in need of more information about your immigration case, you may want to consult an immigration attorney. The attorneys at Tanner Law Offices can assist you with your case process or need more information. Please contact our office at (717) 731-8114 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.