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Change Of Address - Frequently Asked Questions


What should I include in my Form AR-11, Application for change of address?

  • For the change of address Form AR-11, complete the information requested on the form, including present address, last address (most recent only), alien or registration number, country of citizenship, date of birth, and your signature
  • You do not need to include temporary addresses as long as you maintain your present address as your permanent residence and continue to receive mail there
  • When sending a change of address, you do not need to include numerous last addresses; only the most recent last address is needed
  • Be sure to also indicate in the appropriate block on the AR-11 your current employment and school, where applicable

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What are the penalties if I fail to inform the USCIS of my new address?

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:

  • You (or your parent or legal guardian if you are under 14 years) can be fined up to $200 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or both
  • You may also be subject to removal from the U.S.c

Note: Compliance with the requirement to notify the USCIS of any address change is also a condition of a foreign national’s stay in the U.S. Failure to comply could also jeopardize your ability to obtain a future visa or other immigration benefit.

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