Notifying the University of Address Changes
All students must complete a Change of Address form and submit it to Enrollment Services located in the University Center. An online Change of Address form is available on the Registration and Records website.
Notifying the International Office of Address Changes
All non-U.S. citizens (aliens) who are required to be registered are also required to keep the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) informed of their current address. This is particularly important when you have filed an application or petition for a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act and expect notification of a decision on that application. In addition, the USCIS may need to contact you to provide other issued documents or return original copies of evidence you submitted.
Where Can I Find The Law?
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is a law that governs immigration in the United States. For the part of the law concerning reporting of your address and for the penalties if you do not comply, please see INA § 265 and 266. The specific requirements for reporting your change of address are federal regulations found in 8 CFR Part 265 and at 67 Federal Register 52584, 52592 (to be codified at 8 CFR § 264.1(f)(6)(concerning designated special registrants)).
Who Must Comply?
All F-1, F2, J1 or J2 visa holders
How Do I Report?
All aliens changing their address must notify the International Office at 2106 University Center of the change. The International Student Advisor will update the SEVIS government database.
Penalties for Failure to Comply
A willful failure to give written notice to the USCIS of a change of address within 10 days of the change is a misdemeanor crime. If convicted, the alien (or parent or legal guardian of an alien under age 14 who is required to give notice) can be fined up to $200 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or both. The alien may also be subject to removal from the United States. (INA § 266(b)). Compliance with the requirement to notify the USCIS of any address changes is also a condition of an alien's stay in the United States. Failure to comply could also jeopardize the alien's ability to obtain a future visa or other immigration benefit.