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Reminder: Non-U.S. Citizens Must Report a Change of Address Within 10 Days of Moving Within the U.S.

Non-U.S citizens who have filed an application or petition for a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and expect notification of a decision or status of the application or petition filed, are by law, required to keep USCIS informed of their current address. With the exception of diplomats (visa status A), official government representatives to an international organization (visa status G), and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are in the U.S. for less than 30 days, non-U.S. citizens must report a change of address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor crime and is punishable by fines of up to $200 or imprisonment for up to 30 days.

The protocol for reporting a change of address is as follows:

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

75 Lower Welden Street

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

To change your address online and update your address on pending applications or petitions, you can use USCIS’s Online Change of Address System, where you will complete and submit Form AR-11 electronically. Should you decide to submit Form AR-11 by mail, you will need to fill out a paper Form AR-11 and send it to the address listed above. When sending your change of address form by mail, it is strongly suggested that you do so via certified, registered or return receipt mail to ensure that you have documented proof should any issues arise.

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