发信人: NetNeighbour (Net+Neighbour), 信区: Overseas
标 题: FAQ about AR-11
发信站: The unknown SPACE (Wed Aug 14 03:34:07 2002), 站内信件
Since we published the article, many readers have asked some very good
questions about form AR-11. Here are the questions along with the
Q. Form AR-11 instructs me to "copy number from Alien Card" to enter my A
number. What does that mean? Do I have an "A" number?
A. Most international students and scholars in F or J status do not have
an "A" number, and should simply leave that question blank. Individuals
who do have "A" numbers include those who have obtained an Employment
Authorization Card from the INS (the A number is printed on the front of
the card). That would include those F-1s with EADs for optional practical
training or employment based on economic hardship, and J-2 visa holders
with work authorization. Others who would have "A" numbers include those
who have applied for permanent residency, refugee status, or political
Q. I have lived at several addresses in the past few years. But this is
the first time I am filling out form AR-11. Do I need to fill out a form
for each address where I have lived?
A. No. Only complete an AR-11 for your current address.
Q. The AR-11 Form instructs me to report my change of address within 10
days. But I have lived at my current address for many months. Will I get
in trouble for not having reported my address sooner?
A. No. The requirement for reporting a change of address has been in
existence for fifty years, but has never been enforced until now.
Complete the AR-11 so that you will be in compliance with the address
reporting requirement, and remember to file a new AR-11 within ten days if
you move to a new address within the United States.
Q. What if I forget to send in a Form AR-11 or report my address late?
What will the INS do?
A. The INS, through the office of the Attorney General, has the authority
to forgive such failures provided the failure to report "was reasonably
excusable or was not willful." That means that you need to report
properly and promptly, but that INS will generally not take an action
against you just because you missed a deadline or didn't know you needed
to report, provided that you act in good faith and send the report once
you know you have to report or realize you have missed the
Q. I plan to make a trip abroad. Do I need to report my overseas address
to the INS?
A. No. The INS is only interested in your address in the United States.
Q. Form AR-11 asks for my port of entry and date of entry into the United
States. I have made several trips into the United States. Which port of
entry and date of entry should I provide?
A. Provide only your most recent date and port of entry, as indicated on
your current I-94 departure card.
Q. Form AR-11 asks when my stay in the United States will expire. What
date should I use?
A. The expiration date is the date written on your I-94 departure card.
If your I-94 card reads "D/S" for duration of status (true for all F and J
visa holders), the expiration date is then the completion date on your
Form I-20 or IAP-66 (or DS-2019).
Q. This form looks very simple to complete. Is there anything special I
should do before mailing it?
A. We recommend that you keep a copy of the completed form AR-11 for your
Q. If I complete form AR-11, do I still need to report my change of
address to USC?
A. Yes! If you have not already reported your address to the University,
it is necessary that you do so. Change of address forms may be filed
with the office of International Services.
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