Form EOIR-33 is used by aliens to notify the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the immigration court of their change in address.
To complete this form, fill out all blanks below, including proof of service, which certifies that you will provide a copy of this form to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). After filling in the blanks and signing both the declaration and proof of service, you must submit the form electronically, in person, or by mail. If submitting electronically, file in Respondent Portal. Attorneys and fully accredited representatives submitting this form electronically must file in Case Portal. If submitting by mail, follow the mailing instructions on Page 2. You must submit a separate copy of this form for each individual who has a case pending in immigration court and whom the change of information affects.
You must file this form with the immigration court within five working days of the change to your contact information, or your receipt of a charging document (e.g., a Notice to Appear) with incorrect contact information. The immigration court will send all official correspondence (e.g., notices, decisions) to the address you provide.
The immigration court will only make any change(s) to your contact information in EOIR’s records upon receipt of this form. As well as the immigration court will not change your contact information based on different information on pleadings, motions, or other communications with the court.
If I fail to appear at any hearing?
If you fail to appear at any hearing before an immigration judge when we serve you notice of that hearing or send other official correspondence to the address you provided, DHS may take you into custody. In addition, the immigration court may conduct your hearing in your absence and enter an order of removal, deportation, or exclusion against you. If the court enters such an order, you may be ineligible for certain forms of relief from removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act as follows:
- If you are in removal proceedings. You will be subject to an order of removal for a period of ten years after the date of entry of the final order. You may also
become ineligible for voluntary departure, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status or change of status.
- If you are in deportation proceedings. You will be subject to an order of deportation for a period of five years after the date of the entry of the final order.
You may also become ineligible for voluntary departure, suspension of deportation or voluntary departure, and adjustment of status or change of status.
- If you are in exclusion proceedings. Your application for admission to the United States may be considered withdrawn.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to fill out Form EOIR-33 accurately:
First thing you need to do, download EOIR-33 form for your state.
How to fill out EOIR-33 form?
Name and Alien Registration Number
Complete this part by filling in the respondent’s complete name as it appears in the record, as well as the
respondent’s complete alien registration number under which the case is filed.
My FORMER address and phone number were
Fill in completely the respondent’s old address information.
My CURRENT address and phone number are
Fill in completely the respondent’s new address information.
The respondent should sign and date where indicated. Signatures must be original, as per the Immigration
PROOF OF SERVICE
Proof of service must be filled out and signed. If you are unfamiliar with the address for the Office of
Chief Counsel that has jurisdiction over the matter, you can look it up.
Submit the form
Submit the original completed form to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or the immigration court handling your case.
Note: It is advisable to consult with an immigration attorney or legal representative for specific guidance and assistance with Form EOIR-33 and the change of address process, as individual circumstances may vary.