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Change of Address with USCIS
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) branch of the Department of Homeland Security requires that you fill out form AR-11 every time you change addresses until you become a United States Citizen. The form can be found on the USCIS website, and can even be submitted electronically. There is no fee, and the form itself is only one page.
Change of Address if in Removal Proceedings
If you are removal proceedings, you must also fill inform the Immigration Court (EOIR) and the Government’s Attorney (DHS) of your change of address through form EOIR 33. If you fail to do so, you may not get a court notice and find yourself ordered deported due to a failure to appear. You can find the form at the EOIR website, print it out, and mail it. It is free just be sure to follow the instructions.
Change of Address with New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Also keep in mind that if you have a New Jersey driver’s license you should contact the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to change your address with them as well. You can also do it online and it’s free. If you are pulled over and unfriendly officer can cite you for your failure in addition to any other violations he gives you.
Change of Address with U.S. Post Office
As a matter of convenience, you should also contact the U.S. post office and have your mail forwarded to your new address. That way you don’t miss any mail. At the time of this writing, the forwarded address is only valid for a short period of time.
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