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VISA issued, do i need to change address? (AR-11)

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Hello VisaJourney.


I just received my VISA, today and logged on to pay the fees and created my online account.

I am currently living overseas but will be travelling to the US, at the end of October.


On the online account it says

"Updating your contact information in your online account profile is the first step. Please submit Form AR-11 to complete the process. Visit our webpage for more information."


But when reading more about it, i can't seem to figure out if this is actually something i need to do?

On my DS260 and everywhere else, i have been stating what my address will be in the US.

So my question is, is this something i have to do?

Or only if i was actually changing to a different address?



Thank you for your help.

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Not required, that’s for if you move after you move to the US, then you would need to update DHS of your new US address. On the same note, if you and your spouse move addresses after you move to the US, your spouse would also need to file I865 every time you and your spouse move addresses until your spouse is no longer financially responsible for you in the US (until you have 40 quarters of work or until you become a citizen, whichever is first)

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