Address Notification Requirement

All J-1 visitors are required to report and maintain a local U.S. address with the Department of Homeland Security within 10 days of arrival and within 10 days of any address change. This must be your local residential address complete with the room number or apartment number. Campus departmental addresses, P.O. Boxes, and foreign addresses are not acceptable for immigration purposes.

Report or update your local U.S. address in the J Scholar Portalwithin 10 days of change. If you already have a J scholar portal account you can log in to your existing account. If you have not yet created an account you will need to do so at the same link.

In addition to updating your address via the J Scholar Portal, please also consult with your host department regarding whether any other updates are needed. 

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