All non-U.S. citizens (foreign nationals) who are required to be registered are also required to keep the USCIS informed of their current address. This is particularly important when you have filed an application or petition for a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and expect notification of a decision on that application. In addition, the USCIS may need to contact you to provide other issued documents or return original copies of evidence you submitted.
It is also mandatory for any foreign national who has been designated as a ‘Special Registrant’ under 8 CFR § 264.1(f) (as amended by 67 Federal Register 52585 (August 12, 2002) to inform the USCIS whenever he or she has a change of address, employment or school. The Special Registrant rule is effective as of September 11, 2002.
Note: In the past, the USCIS required every alien in the U.S. to report his or her address annually, in January. They eliminated this requirement in 1980 and no longer require annual reporting. However, the USCIS still requires reporting of any address change within 10 days of the change.