How to change your address with the government when you move

Last updated November 15, 2021

When you move, it is important to update your address with the government. That way, you will make sure to receive important documents in the mail like hearing or interview notices. You need to update your address separately with every immigration agency you interact with. This can include one or more of these immigration agencies: USCIS, immigration court, and ICE or ISAP.

If you have an application pending with USCIS, for example an asylum application or a work permit application, you can change your address online here.

If you have a case in immigration court, you can change your address by completing and mailing Form E-33. You should submit a separate form for every person in your case, including children. Download the correct form E-33 for your immigration court here.

If you have moved very far away, you may also need to submit a “Motion to Change Venue” asking to move your case to a different immigration court closer to your new residence. You can find more detailed instructions on how to submit a Motion to Change Venue here.

If you have check-ins with ICE or ISAP, you can tell an official about your new address during your next check-in or by phone. You can find ICE phone numbers here. You can also try calling ICE’s Victim Engagement and Services Line at 833-383-1465. You do not have to be a victim to use this phone number.

If you are an ASAP member, you do not need to change your address with ASAP. ASAP is not part of the U.S. government.

This information is not intended to be legal advice.