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USCIS Introduces New Address-Change Tool

Posted in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, General Immigration News and Updates, H-1B Temporary Workers, Immigrant Visas, Intrcompany Transferees (L-1 and Permanent Residence), Investors, Traders and Entrepreneurs (E visas and Permanent Residence), J-1 Waiver, Non-Immigrant Visas (other than Es, Ls and H-1B), Uncategorized

Persons who are not U.S. citizens but are present in the U.S. must report a change of address to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), with few exceptions, within 10 days of a move. 

To make the address reporting process more user-friendly, USCIS considered customer feedback and today introduced a new online Change of Address tool.  Using this online tool, customers will be prompted by questions to complete a single form in order to update address information.  The system should then generate an email to confirm the address change. This enhanced Change of Address tool is available beginning today and was designed to be compatible with more Web browsers.   

Those excepted from this reporting requirement include certain diplomats (A status), official government representatives to an international recognized organization (G status), and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa or are in the U.S. for fewer than 30 days.

Ms. Wadhwani is a partner in Fox Rothschild LLP’s Immigration Practice Group.  She may be reached at cwadhwani@foxrothschild.com.