International Student Arrival Confirmation & U.S. Address Reporting

Required Arrival Confirmation & U.S. Address Reporting

All new, transfer, EAP, and returning (withdrawn for one semester or more) F-1/J-1 international students sponsored by UC Berkeley are required to confirm their arrival in the United States and provide their U.S. address and phone information by following the instructions on this page in order to activate their F-1/J-1 immigration records.

Note - The following groups have *different* instructions (*not* the instructions listed below on this page):

After your arrival in the United States, you must do the following:

  1. Complete the Arrival Confirmation form.
    • You will report information about your entry to the United States and upload a copy of your I-94 Arrival Record (or I-797 Approval Notice for change of status students).
    • Your CalCentral task will be marked as complete as soon as your I-94 (or I-797) is reviewed and accepted by Berkeley International Office.
  2. Complete the U.S. Address & Phone Reporting form & CalCentral.
    • You will provide your U.S. local address (within the Berkeley area) and U.S. phone number. Temporary or short-term addresses are accepted.
    • You must ALSO update this information in your CalCentral account. The U.S. Address and Phone Reporting form will give you instructions on how to do this.
    • Your CalCentral task will be marked as complete as soon as you properly complete both these steps.

Most students will have these two tasks in their CalCentral. Students who do not have these tasks may follow the links provided above.

What's my deadline to complete these steps?

Please do this as soon as possible after arrival to the United States, but no more than 30 days prior to your I-20/DS-2019 start date. 

  • Students should complete this process before the first day of class or I-20/DS-2019 Program Start Date.

Failure to complete these processes by the deadline may result in a negative termination of your U.S. visa status. If you are having trouble completing this process, please contact Berkeley International Office or sign in for advising.