Address Notification Requirement

All J-1 visitors are required to report and maintain a local U.S. address with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security within 10 days of arrival and within 10 days of any address change. This must be the scholar's 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.

Scholars can report or update their local U.S. address in the J Scholar Portal, and must do sowithin 10 days of change. If they already have a J Scholar Portal account, or they need to create one, they can do so at the same link.

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

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