Must I Report Address Changes?

Aliens in any status in the U.S. have always been required to report address changes to Immigration (now CIS). Regulations (8 C.F.R. Sec. 265) were changed which makes the requirement much more serious. There are civil monetary penalties for willful failures to report. Even unintentional failure to file a change of address may put the alien at risk of being placed in removal proceedings and ordered removed in absentia under (Immigration Act ) section 240(b)(5) of the Act if the alien fails to appear at a scheduled hearing.
Address changes are reported on form AR-11, which can be obtained from the CIS website: www.uscis.gov