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How to Update or Change Address for J1 Waiver (at Stage 3)

Updated: Mar 6

J1 waiver change of address, If your address has changed while you are at stage 3 of the J1 waiver process, you can follow these steps to update your address. The specific steps you should take depend on the time when your address changed. Here's a breakdown of the address change process.

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Address Changed After Receiving a Favorable Recommendation

If your address has changed after receiving a favorable recommendation from the Department of State, you will need to update your address with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) since your case has been transferred to USCIS. You will have to wait to receive the receipt number from USCIS and then only you will be able to update your address with them.

Here's what you can do:

  1. Visit the USCIS website and navigate to the Change of Address page.

  2. Follow the instructions provided to update your address online or you can fill out the AR-11 form, just follow the steps on the website.

  3. Make sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information to ensure that you receive any future correspondence regarding your J1 waiver application.

  4. Once your service request for an address change is successfully processed, you will receive mail from USCIS at your new address.

  5. You can also change your address online by creating an online USCIS account. Navigate to 'My Account' and go to 'Change of Address' to update your information.

change of address online

If you have moved to a new address before receiving your receipt number, you can update your address online with USPS and, set an email alert (called USPS informed delivery) to see what mail you are receiving. This will help you determine if you've missed any mail from USCIS.

Please note that updating your address with UPS or USPS does not automatically change your address with USCIS. Be sure to update your address with USCIS.

Address Changed Before Receiving a Favorable Recommendation

If your address changed before receiving a favorable recommendation from the Department of State, you will need to update your address with the Department of State.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Visit the Department of State's J-1 Visa Waiver website.

  • At the bottom of the page, click on Inform the department of the state of your change of personal data (2nd last option).

  • This will take you to Privacy Act Notices: Click on I accept. The next page will be about how to use the website: Click on Next.

  • Then it will ask you about the exchange visitor details. Fill in all the information and follow the steps.

J1  Waiver Change of Address

It's crucial to keep your address updated throughout the J1 waiver process to ensure you receive important notifications and correspondence related to your application.

By promptly updating your address, you can help ensure smooth and efficient processing of your J1 waiver. Again this blog is only to help people, it's not a piece of legal advice from a lawyer. Hope it helps the readers.

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