You can file your AR-11 online
download the AR-11
Change of Address Form.
ISSS suggests making a photocopy of the complete
AR-11 Instructions and Forms for your personal records. ISSS also recommends sending
Form AR-11 by CERTIFIED MAIL, so that you have proof
you have complied with the requirement.
Send your change of address (Form AR-11) requests to:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Change of Address
1344 Pleasants Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
When do I need to file the form?
You need to file the form if your address has changed since you
last entered the U.S. You must file it within 10 days of the change.
Please Note: while the Form AR-11 is available and downloadable in languages other than English, the form must be completed in English.
Write your name exactly as it appears on your passport and I-94.
If you do not have a middle name, write the word "none"
in that space.
I AM IN THE UNITED STATES AS:
The following should check "Other" and specify their
- students who have graduated and are on Academic
- Research Scholars (J–1)
- H–1B, O–1, TN, E–3 employees
COPY NUMBER FROM ALIEN CARD:
Pertains only to legal permanent residents,
all others must write "none" in the space provided.
Even if you receive all your mail at a P.O. Box, indicate your
address. DHS has made it very clear that your RESIDENCE address is
what should be written here,
not an office, department, or work address.
(IF ABOVE ADDRESS IS TEMPORARY)
I expect to remain here:
Provide your best estimate
at the time you fill out the form. You will complete a new AR-11
when you move, so DHS will have a good idea where you live. If you have J-1 status, do not automatically estimate the number of years by the prospective completion date indicated on your DS-2019.
I WORK FOR OR ATTEND SCHOOL AT:
- Students who graduated and are on Academic Training need
to write the company/employer name and address
- J–1 Research Scholars
at the University should write the ISSS address
- Current students
who have not graduated write the ISSS address as well
- H–1B, O–1, TN, E–3 employees need to write the employer name and address
PORT/DATE OF ENTRY INTO U.S.:
This is the city or airport where you most recently
entered the U.S. Keep in mind that the AR-11 is used to update the
address information that
you indicated on the most recent I-94 (or AR-11) that you submitted.
If you have not left the
U.S. since your initial arrival, and you don't remember the date
that you entered, you can find
this date on your I-94 card, stamped in your passport, or on the
original DS-2019 that you used for your initial entry.
IF NOT A PERMANENT RESIDENT, MY STAY IN THE U.S. EXPIRES ON:
- Current students write the end date of the DS–2019
- J–1 Research scholars write the end date of their DS–2019
- Students who have graduated write the end date on
their OPT EAD or Academic Training
- H–1B, O–1, TN, E–3 employees need to write the end date of their most recent I–94.
IF YOU ARE HERE WITH DEPENDENTS:
You need to complete and send Form AR-11 to USCIS for each person.