USCIS Launches New Online Change-of-Address Tool

On October 12, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) launched the new Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) self-service tool for an individual to notify the USCIS of a change in address. The tool is intended to improve the speed and efficiency of updating an address with the USCIS.

Who Can Use the New E-COA Tool

The E-COA tool is available to an individual with a pending application, petition, or request with the USCIS, and to an individual without a pending filing who is required to notify the USCIS within 10 days of a change in address, which includes most noncitizens in the United States. During the E-COA tool’s initial stage, it is not available to an applicant for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) benefits, T nonimmigrant status, or U nonimmigrant status during the initial phase. The E-COA tool is available regardless of whether an individual’s pending case was submitted online or by mail.

How to Access the New E-COA Tool

The E-COA tool can be accessed through an individual’s USCIS online account and allows an individual to update a mailing and physical address for one or more pending application, petition, or request in a single place. The E-COA tool replaces the need for an individual to submit an alien’s change of address card (form AR-11), call the USCIS Contact Center, or visit a USCIS field or asylum office. To use the E-COA tool, an individual must enter a last name, date of birth, and new physical and mailing address. An individual is also encouraged to include information about any applicable pending application, petition, or request.


The new E-COA tool is a positive step towards modernizing and easing the U.S. immigration process. The new tool is immediately active and hopefully will increase the efficiency of the USCIS and availability of USCIS resources.


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