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Permanent Residents: Change of Address (Part Three)

Posted by attorney Carl Shusterman

Change of Address for Non-U.S. Citizen Who Does Not Have any Applications or Petitions Pending Has Filed an I-864 Affidavit of Support

A person who is not a United States citizen and who has filed an I-864, Affidavit of Support, on behalf of another alien who, as a result, obtained lawful permanent resident status, must keep USCIS informed of any address change by completing and submitting a Form I-865.

In addition to the Form I-865, any person who is not a United States citizen who is age 14 or older and in the United States for 30 days or longer (except “A" or “G" Nonimmigrants) is required by law to inform USCIS of any address change within 10 days of completing a permanent change of address. To meet this legal requirement, he or she must also complete and submit a Form AR-11 to USCIS within 10 days from the date the permanent move is completed.

Therefore, any person who is not a United States citizen, is age 14 or older and in the United States for 30 days or longer (except “A" or “G" Nonimmigrants), and has filed an I-864 must still complete and submit AR-11 within 10 days from the date the permanent move is completed AND must file a Form I-865 as well.

To download a Form AR-11 to complete and file it by mail, please click here. A permanent resident who sponsors an alien by completing and submitting a Form I-864 must keep USCIS informed of his/her address during the time the sponsor's support obligation under the affidavit of support remains in effect. If the sponsor’s address changes, he/she must file Form I-865, Sponsor's Notice of Change of Address, with USCIS no later than 30 days after the change of address becomes effective.

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