What Is Form EOIR-33/IC?
Form EOIR-33/IC, Alien's Change of Address Form/Immigration Court, is a legal document completed by an alien in proceedings before the Immigration Court to notify the authorities about a change of address or telephone number. This is the only way to report the address change to the Executive Office for Immigration Review and ensure their records are up-to-date in their records - changes communicated through correspondence, telephone calls, pleadings, motion papers, or other means are not recognized.
This form was released by the U.S. Department of Justice. The latest version of the form was issued in , with all previous editions obsolete. Browse the EOIR-33/IC forms below to find the one you need – click on the link of your state and city.
How to Fill Out Form EOIR-33/IC?
Provide the following details in the Form EOIR-33/IC:
- State your full name.
- Indicate your Alien Registration Number - you can find this eight- or nine-digit number on various documentation received from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Provide your former and current addresses and phone numbers.
- Certify that you are the individual named in the form with the listed Alien Registration Number and the information in the notice is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
- Add the address of the DHS-ICE Office of the Chief Counsel to the Proof of Service section of the form.
- Sign and date the document.
Once you complete Immigration Form EOIR-33/IC, mail or deliver a copy of the document to the Office of the Chief Counsel for DHS-ICE. This confirms you have provided a copy to them. Fold the page at the dotted lines and staple the folded form. Put the stamp on the form, write your return address in the marked area, and mail the notice to the Immigration Court. A separate document must be submitted for each individual who has a case pending in immigration court and who is affected by the change of address or telephone number.
Submit this document with the Immigration Court within five working days of the change to address or phone number. This is urgent because the Immigration Court may send you a notification of the time, date, and place of a hearing or other official documents.
If you received a Notice to Appear or other official correspondence from an immigration judge and failed to appear at any hearing, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may take you into custody and you are risking adverse consequences - removal, deportation, or exclusion. That is why you need to keep all the immigration papers in order and inform the authorities of any significant changes.
If you have an appeal pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and your address or phone number has changed, you need to fill out Form EOIR-33/BIA, Alien's Change of Address Form/Board of Immigration Appeals. It is then mailed to the BIA and the DHS-ICE Office of the Chief Counsel.