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Green Card Address Change

Green Card Change of Address Guide

Green Card Change of Address

Important Visa Holder and Green Card Change of Address Information: It is a misdemeanor crime to willfully fail to provide the USCIS with a written notice of address change (Form AR-11) within 10 days after remaining in the United States for 30 days or more. Individuals being convicted, including the parent or the legal guardian of an alien under age 14 who is required to give notice, can be fined up to $200 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or a combination of both. Individuals may also be deported from the United States, ref. INA § 266(b). The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) runs a “Special Registration” program which requires individuals from certain countries to go through additional security procedures in order to confirm their change of address while in the United States. The specific nationalities and procedures are included in the Change of Address Information Guide.

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Green Card Address Change Guide Content:

  • Green Card Change of Address overview
  • Who needs to inform the USCIS about a change of address
  • Requirements for Nonimmigrant visa holders (such as F-1, H1B, etc.)
  • Requirements for permanent residents (Green Card holders)
  • Information for individuals who require “Special Registration”
  • USCIS Mailing Information
  • Designated Ports of Departure for Special Registration Individuals
  • List of USCIS Offices Nationwide
  • Directory of U.S. Embassies and Consulates
  • Eligibility Information
  • Address Change Filing information
  • List of Required Documents
  • Information on Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • List of USCIS Offices Nationwide
  • Directory of U.S. Embassies and Consulates
  • Information on how to obtain the latest United States immigration forms

AR-11 Change of Address

Changing your address as a Green Card or US visa holder is a crucial step that ensures compliance with the regulations set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). By promptly updating your address, you fulfill your legal obligation and help maintain accurate records within the immigration system.

Failure to update your address within the designated timeframe can have serious consequences. It may lead to communication gaps with USCIS, potentially causing delays in receiving important notifications, notices, or documents. Additionally, failure to comply with the address change requirement may result in penalties, which can range from fines to more severe repercussions affecting your immigration status.

To change your address, you need to submit the appropriate form known as the AR-11 form, which is specifically designed for Green Card and visa holders. The AR-11 form allows you to inform USCIS of your new address and ensures they have up-to-date contact information.

The process of changing your address involves accurately completing the AR-11 form, providing your personal details, current address, and new address. It is essential to include all necessary information to avoid any complications or delays in the process.

Once you have completed the form, you can submit it electronically or by mail, depending on the instructions provided by USCIS. It is crucial to follow the specified guidelines and ensure that the form reaches USCIS within the required timeframe to fulfill your obligation.

Notice of Change of Address applies to:

  • Nonimmigrant Visa Holders (visas such as F-1 visa, H-1B visa, etc.)
  • Green Card Holders (permanent United States residents)

The consequences of being out of status can lead to arrest, detention, fines, and/or removal, deportation from the United States. Future visa applications to enter the United States may also be impacted.

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