The USCIS has introduced a new online tool, the Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA), to simplify the process of updating addresses for customers with pending applications, petitions, or requests. This tool aims to enhance the efficiency and speed of address updates with USCIS.
It’s important to note that changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does not automatically update your address with USCIS. Therefore, USCIS recommends updating your information with both agencies separately. The changes made through E-COA will not impact Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) requests.
With the E-COA tool, most individuals who have a USCIS online account can conveniently update both their mailing and physical addresses for pending applications, petitions, or requests in one place. The tool automates address changes for nearly all form types, with exceptions listed on the uscis.gov/addresschange page.
Even individuals without any pending applications, petitions, or requests can use the tool to fulfill the requirement of notifying USCIS when they relocate.
Individuals protected under 8 USC 1367 (including those with 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) cannot use E-COA during the initial phase. For represented applicants or petitioners with VAWA, T, or U-related cases, address changes can be requested by emailing the designated mailbox under the Inquiries for VAWA, T, and U Filings section. Unrepresented individuals with such cases can request an address change by following the instructions on the How to Change Your Address webpage. Additionally, individuals who requested parole for an Afghan national can request address changes for beneficiaries who have relocated outside of Afghanistan by following the instructions on the Information for Afghan Nationals webpage.
To utilize the E-COA tool, individuals need a USCIS online account and must provide their last name, date of birth, and their new physical and mailing addresses.