Required information updates

The following information must always be current in SEVIS:

1. Your current U.S. address

For immigration reporting purposes, we need both your physical and mailing addresses if they are different. When you move, you must report your new address to your International Student Adviser within 10 days of the move. This includes:

  • moves from one Northern Arizona University residence hall to another
  • moves from a residence hall to an address off-campus
  • moves from one off-campus address to another
  • room number changes
  • temporary address changes

Your International Student Adviser will update your SEVIS record with your new address. Failure to provide a current address can result in a loss of your F-1 status.

How to change your address

Step 1: You must visit iNAU and update your address under the tab "Biographical Information - Local U.S. Address". This will automatically update your address in SEVIS.

Step 2: You must change your address on LOUIE so important mail from the university will reach you.

2. Your current home country address

If your permanent address in your home country changes, you must update it on iNAU under the tab "Biographical Information - Permanent Home Address" within 10 days.

3. Any changes made to your program of study (major)

Changing your major is a three-step process:

Step 1: Fill out the Change of Major form from the Office of the Registrar.

Step 2: Submit it to your International Student Advisor, who must approve it.

Step 3: Once approved, pick it up from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

If you are a government sponsored student, you must receive permission from your sponsor before changing your major. A change of major will require a new financial guarantee and I-20.

4. Any name changes

Name changes including passport corrections, marriage, and more must be current.

5. Any change in your financial situation different from that on your I-20

The loss of a scholarship or the addition of an assistantship are examples of changes in your financial situation that must be reported.

6. Your current phone number

Your International Student Adviser also needs your current phone numbers at all times in case we need to contact you regarding an urgent issue.

7. Other changes

Any other relevant changes must be reported to your International Student Adviser, including:

  • the intent to withdraw from the university
  • graduation
  • transfer information
  • change to another degree level
  • change to another immigration status
  • other changes that affect your F-1 status and may require SEVIS notification