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Visiting scholar/faculty address updates

This procedure should be used by J1 visa holders whose Exchange Visitor Category on their DS-2019 is one of the following:

  • Professor
  • Research Scholar
  • Short-Term Scholar

By reporting your change of address through this process, it will be updated into SEVIS and you do not have to file a separate AR-11 form with the Department of Homeland Security. You may also use this process to report a new e-mail address.

Here are the instructions for submitting the Scholar/Faculty Address Update Form:

1. Download the PDF form at this location

2. Fill in the form with the following information:

  • Surname/primary name
  • Given name
  • SEVIS ID number
  • Street address – this is your off-campus street number and street name
  • Apartment number – if you do not live in an apartment, this field can be left blank
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Phone number – where you can be reached in case of emergency

Sample form for address change

3. Save the PDF form, and mail it to

If you have any questions or problems, please contact


Last Updated: 7/17/18