F-1 & J-1 Students

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  If you will be starting the semester out of the country, you will still need to update your U.S. address. If this is your situation, please use the OISS address as your temporary U.S. address: 421 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511. When you make this edit, create a reminder for yourself to change the address to your own residential location once you arrive in the U.S.

The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA § 265, 8 U.S.C. 1305) requires all nonimmigrants and permanent residents, including international students, scholars, and their families, to report any change of residential address in the U.S. to the federal government, within 10 days. Update your address and phone number in the Student Information System (SIS). OISS will then report this information to SEVIS to fulfill your regulatory requirement.

Instructions differ depending on whether you are a:


New & Continuing Yale Students

Address

 If you will be starting the semester out of the country, see ‘Important Update’ note above.

  1. Log into SIS
  2. Click on the Personal Data  in the top row, then select My Addresses
    Select Personal Data then Personal Information
  3. In the My Address section, find ‘OISS U.S. Address’ and click on the Edit or Add button below it:
    Click edit under the type of address you would like to change
  4. Enter today’s date in the ‘Valid From’ field. If the ‘Valid Until’ field is available, be sure to leave it blank.
  5. Enter your updated U.S. address:
    • Address Line 1 must contain only your street name and number (ex. 421 Temple St)
    • Address Line 2  must contain only your residence hall name, apartment building name and/or room/apartment number
    • Include city, state and zip code in the appropriate fields
    • Your OISS U.S. address should look like this (using the OISS Office address as an example):
      Valid from: 08/01/2020
      Valid Until: (blank)
      Address Line 1: 421 Temple St
      Address Line 2: (blank)
      City: New Haven
      State: Connecticut
      Zip Code: 06511
  6. After entering your address and saving initially, the system may validate it based on city/state/zip and a recognizable street number-street name combo. Select ‘Suggested Address’ if accurate.
    The system will validate your address and provide a suggested one. If it is correct, select it.
     
  7. Click the Save button to save.

Phone Number for Continuing Students

If you do not have a U.S. phone number yet, you can enter your school/department’s main phone number

  1. Log into SIS.
  2. Click on the Personal Data  button (A)  in the top row, then select Personal Information (B)Select personal data then select personal information
  3. In the Phone Number section, find ‘Residence Location for OISS’ and click on the edit pencil below it:
  4. Enter your updated U.S. phone number, keeping the following in mind:
    • No international code needed. The area code field should contain only the first three digits of your U.S. phone number (ex. 203)
    • The phone number field should include only the remaining 7 digits of your U.S. phone number
    • Do not use the extension field or the international access field
    • Your OISS phone number should look like this:
      Area Code: 203
      Phone number: 4563131
  5. Click the Update button to save

Phone Number for New Students

  1. Follow 1-2 in the instructions above for Continuing Students.
  2. Find the Phone Number section and click on Add New to the right:
  3. From the drop down menu, select Residence Location for OISS:
    From the drop down menu named permanent, select Residence Location for OISS
  4. Enter your U.S. phone number, keeping the following in mind:
    • No international code needed. The area code field should contain only the first three digits of your U.S. phone number (ex. 203)
    • The phone number field should include only the remaining 7 digits of your U.S. phone number
    • Do not use the extension field or the international access field
    • Your OISS phone number should look like this:
      Area Code: 203
      Phone number: 4563131
  5. Finally, click the Add button to save.

Non-Yale J-1 Student

  • You must report your change of address to your sponsor.