Reporting a Change of Address

If you are moving from the U.S. you will ALSO need to provide a completed Form SSA-21 (PDF – 148kb), Supplement To Claim Of Person Outside The United States, (click HERE to download a PDF of SSA-21) – all questions must be answered and legible.

Note: Until you actually apply for benefit payments, we do not keep your current address on record at the Social Security Administration. When we mail your automatic Social Security Statement to you, we use the address provided to us by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your address will be automatically updated when you file your next U.S. Tax Return or you can correct the address that IRS has on file by completing the Form 8822 and mailing it to IRS – please click HERE to download a PDF of IRS Form 8822 (PDF / 244Kb).

Reporting a change of address can be done in writing, with your signature and you can also call us (see below).    We no longer accept email reports.
Send your written request, and form SSA-21 if needed (see below) to:

Embassy of the United States of America
Federal Benefits Unit
33 Nine Elms Lane
SW11 7US
United Kingdom

Include your name, Social Security Claim Number, old address and new address.   Also, confirm if your bank details are to remain unchanged.

You may also report the change by calling the Federal Benefits Unit on Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm GMT.  Our numbers are as follows:

  • If calling from inside the U.K call 0207-499-9000 extension 23926
  • If calling from outside the U.K, the international phone number is +44-207-499-9000

We cannot accept the report from anyone calling on your behalf, except your appointed SSA Representative Payee.   The Federal Benefits Unit is closed for telephone calls on the last Thursday of every month for internal training purposes.  We are closed on U.S. and UK public/bank holidays.



Last updated:  27 March 2018