Changing your address with USCIS just got easier


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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new tool allowing visa applicants to update their home address online. The Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) tool will “significantly improve the speed and efficiency” of the process, USCIS said in a statement.

E-COA simplifies the address update process by allowing most applicants with a USCIS online account to update their mailing and physical addresses in one central location for any pending applications, petitions, or applications. This eliminates the need to update addresses in multiple locations, fill out an AR-11 (“Foreigner Change of Address Card),” call the contact center, or visit an office USCIS Field or Asylum Office. E-COA automates address changes for almost any form type.

Those who do not have a pending application can also use this tool to satisfy the requirement to notify USCIS of their change of address. The E-COA tool is currently only available in English and can be accessed through a USCIS online account, whether your current case was submitted online or by mail.

To use the E-COA tool, you must provide your last name, date of birth, and new physical and mailing addresses.

Keep in mind that updating your address with the United States Postal Service (USPS) will not automatically update your address with USCIS: you will still need to update your information with USCIS and the USPS.

For more information, Boundless has put together a detailed guide on how to change your address with USCIS.

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