USCIS Facilitates Easier Change of Address Process Online

On September 28, USCIS launched a new Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) self-service tool to allow customers to update their address with USCIS more easily.  

What to Expect
  • With E-COA, most individuals with a USCIS online account can update their mailing and physical address with USCIS for pending applications, petitions, or requests in a single place.
  • E-COA eliminates the need to update the address in multiple places; fill out a paper AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card; call the Contact Center; or visit a USCIS Field or Asylum Office.
  • The E-COA tool is available in English only and can be accessed via a USCIS online account regardless of whether the pending case was submitted online or by mail. C
  • ustomers who do not have any pending applications, petitions, or requests can also use the tool to meet the requirement to notify USCIS if they have moved.
  • Persons who have pending or approved applications or petitioners for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) benefits, T nonimmigrant status, or U nonimmigrant status, and their beneficiaries or derivatives will not be able to use E-COA during the initial phase. 
Erickson Insights

Applicants are strongly encouraged to update USCIS in the event of a change of address to ensure they receive all notices and documents in a timely manner, and to avoid delays. Changing an address with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will not change the address with USCIS. E-COA will make it much easier for USCIS customers to update their address with USCIS and is the latest technological enhancement to streamline USCIS processes. 

To learn more about E-COA, read the full announcement. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.