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USCIS Unveils Convenient Online Change of Address Tool for Applicants

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) self-service tool, streamlining the process for customers with pending applications, petitions, or requests to update their address more efficiently. This tool is expected to enhance the speed and efficiency of address updates for USCIS customers.

E-COA allows individuals with a USCIS online account to conveniently update their mailing and physical addresses for pending applications, petitions, or requests in a single location. This eliminates the need for multiple updates in different places, such as filling out a paper AR-11 (Alien’s Change of Address Card), contacting the Contact Center, or visiting a USCIS Field or Asylum Office. Almost all form types will benefit from automated address changes through E-COA, with exceptions listed at

Even those without pending applications, petitions, or requests can use the tool to fulfill the requirement of notifying USCIS about their move. The E-COA tool, available exclusively in English, can be accessed through a USCIS online account, regardless of whether the pending case was submitted online or by mail.

During the initial phase, individuals protected under 8 USC 1367, including those with pending or approved applications or petitioners for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) benefits, T nonimmigrant status, or U nonimmigrant status, along with their beneficiaries or derivatives, cannot use E-COA. Represented applicants or petitioners with VAWA-, T-, or U-related cases can request a change of address through email. Unrepresented individuals can follow instructions on the How to Change Your Address webpage. For Afghan nationals who requested parole, a change of address for relocated beneficiaries can be requested following instructions on the Information for Afghan Nationals webpage.

To utilize the E-COA tool, individuals need a USCIS online account and must provide their last name, date of birth, and new physical and mailing addresses. It is also encouraged to include information about their pending application, petition, or request.

Source: USCIS