Caribbean nationals and other non-citizens are expected to benefit from a decision by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to make altercations to its online change of address form.
This will now afford these specific group of people the option to update their information online in addition to the existing options of doing so by phone or in person.
In a media statement released recently, the ICE said the new decision will enable non-citizens to comply with their immigration obligations more easily.
The said it will also help to improve the accuracy of address information reported to ICE by utilizing address autofill to ensure US Postal Service standardization.
ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director Tae D. Johnson said the move is another critical innovation to improve compliance with immigration obligations and increase the efficiency of the process
“The new online change-of-address tool will make it easier for non-citizens to update their addresses — decreasing administrative time required in the immigration process. This tool also automates a task normally performed by an officer, instead allowing them to focus on managing and processing those awaiting proceedings,” he added.
Adding, “After successfully entering a valid mailing address, if the non-citizen is currently in removal proceedings pursuant to Section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the interactive online form will show the non-citizen information on how to also change their address with the immigration court as required, using the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Form EOIR-33, Change of Address/Contact Information, which may be submitted by mail, in-person at the immigration court, or online through EOIR’s Respondent Access,”
ICE said Caribbean and other non-citizens who are eligible for but have not yet received a notice to appear, “may be prompted to state whether they want to receive their notice to appear by mail or to in person by scheduling an appointment at an Enforcement Removal Office (ERO) field office”