Office of International Education

Change of Local Address

How to inform the USCIS of your address change

If you are an international student in F-1 or J-1 status and you move (or about to move) to a new address, you must notify USCIS within 10 days. In order to notify the United States Imigration you must log in to myIPFW and complete the following steps

  1. Log in to myIPFW.
  2. On the main menu page - Under Update Personal Information which is on the right side of the page just below the Personal Information.
  3. Select Update Addresses and Phones.
  4. To update your existing address just click on the Current link to the corresponding address. Then it takes you to the page where you can make changes to your address and be sure to provide the valid date from which you want it to start.
  5. Come to the Office of International Education to fill out an address change form or email to verify new address in writing.
You must stop by the Office of International Education Office with TEN DAYS of your move to report the new address so that OIE will report your new address to SEVIS/USCIS. This is particularly important for students in F-1 visa status who may lose their visa status if they do not follow this directive.