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Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days

Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted by the document’s intended recipient to provide the correct address.

USCIS encourages applicants to report a change of address within 10 days of relocation using the procedures outlined at USCIS

Change of Address Information

Most non-U.S. citizens must report a change of address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. Exceptions include:

Diplomats (visa status A),
Official government representatives to an international organization (visa status G), and
Certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are in the U.S. for less than 30 days.
How Do I Report My Change of Address?

If you are not a U.S. citizen, and do not belong to one of the three excepted groups listed above, please refer to the following table:

If you Then you must
Have no pending petitions or applications;
NOTE: See Special Instructions below if you previously filed a:
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant as a VAWA self-petitioner
Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status (“T visa”),
Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status (“U visa”),
Form I-765V, Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse,
Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status as an abused spouse under the Cuban Adjustment Act, or
Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence with a waiver of the joint filing requirement based on abuse
File Form AR-11 (online OR by mail)
If you use our Online Change of Address, you do NOT need to file a paper Form AR-11.
Have pending applications or petitions, you need to complete two steps;
NOTE: See Special Instructions below if you previously filed a:
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian Widow(er), or Special Immigrant as a VAWA self-petitioner,
Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status (“T visa”),
Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status (“U visa”),
Form I-765V, Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse,
Form I-485, Application to Adjust status as an abused spouse under the Cuban Adjustment Act, or
Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence with a waiver of the joint filing requirement based on abuse
Step 1: File Form AR-11 (online OR by mail),
AND
Step 2: Change your address on any pending or recently approved applications or petitions, online OR by phone at 1-800-375-5283. For TTY (deaf or hard of hearing) call: 1-800-767-1833.
Use our convenient Online Change of Address system to complete steps 1 and 2 at the same time. Once you complete Form AR-11 online – the system will also provide you the opportunity to change your address on any pending or recently approved applications. If you use our Online Change of Address to complete Form AR-11, you do NOT need to file a paper Form AR-11.

 

 

 

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