USCIS’s Ombudsman recently noted that USCIS, the Department of State, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Department of Labor have separate procedures, filing locations, and timeframes for submitting an address change. A change of address should be reported for each application type, petition, case, and family member with each government agency from which an immigration benefit is being sought. Applicants should use the most permanent address available. The Ombudsman’s Office recommends keeping copies of all correspondence sent to USCIS, using certified, registered, or return receipt mail to ensure documentation of the mailing. See The Ombudsman posted filing tips on changes-of-address at