Reporting Change of Address to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

There are a couple of ways to report change of address: 1) Filing Form AR-11 online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=coa 2) Filling the Form, signing it, and mailing the same to the address provided on the Form. Click here for a link to access the Form: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/ar-11.pdf EXCEPTIONS: Those that are exempt from this requirement include diplomats holding 'A' type visa, official government representatives to an international organization holding 'G' type visa, and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are in the U.S. for fewer than 30 days.


Consequences of not reporting the change

A willful failure to give written notice to the USCIS of a change of address within 10 days of the change is a misdemeanor crime. If convicted, the foreign national (or parent or legal guardian of a foreign national under age 14 who is required to give notice) can be fined up to $200 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or both. The foreign national may also be subject to removal from the United States.