Moving is something we all do at least once in our lives – but regarding your immigration case, is it vital to report any changes to CIS.

Due to changes in regulations, it is more serious than ever to file address changes. Not only can a willful failure to file lead to civil monetary penalties, but it can also have more significant consequences on your case. As an immigrant, it can also put you at risk of being placed in removal proceedings and ordered removed in absentia under section 240(b)(5) of the Immigration Act if you fail to appear at a scheduled hearing.

The task is simple but essential! Address changes should be reported on the AR-11 form, found on CIS’s website at