How to change your address with the government when you move

Last updated February 1, 2023

When you move, it is important to update your address with the U.S. government if you want to pursue your immigration case. That way, you will receive important documents in the mail such as hearing or interview notices, or your work permit. 

You need to update your address separately with every immigration agency you interact with.

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you submitted an asylum, work permit, or other application to USCIS:
  • Immigration Court. If you have a case in immigration court:
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). If you appealed to the BIA after an immigration judge denied your case:
  • ICE or ISAP. If you have check-ins with ICE or ISAP:

If you are an ASAP member, you do NOT need to change your address with ASAP. The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is a nonprofit organization and is not part of the U.S. government.

This information is not intended to be legal advice.