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Office of International Programs

Reporting Requirements

To maintain lawful F-1 status, students must follow specific reporting requirements while in the US.

Upon arrival to the campus:

  • Report to International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) Center in UC 2160.
  • Update your myUTTyler account with your new local Tyler address and notify ISSFS at issfs@uttyler.edu. This must happen within 10 days of obtaining your new address. Your new address will then be updated in SEVIS.

At all times during F-1 status:

  • Report a legal change of name as listed on your passport. You must notify ISSFS within 10 days of the change. ISSFS will update SEVIS.
  • Report a change of visa type or immigrant status. You must notify ISSFS within 10 days of the change.
  • Report a change of your dependent's official name, address, visa status or permanent departure from US. You must notify ISSFS within 10 days of the change. This change will be updated in SEVIS. Report your permanent departure from US to ISSFS.
  • Notify ISSFS of these changes by sending an email from your Patriot email account to issfs@uttyler.edu.

While an enrolled UT Tyler student:

  • Update your myUTTyler account with changes to your address and notify ISSFS at issfs@uttyler.edu. This must happen within 10 days of obtaining your new address. Your new address will then be updated in SEVIS.
  • If you change your academic program, report the change to ISSFS. Your program change will be updated in SEVIS and a new I-20 will be issued to you.
  • If you change your academic level (example: from bachelor to master), you will receive a new I-20. Submit new financial support documents to ISSFS.

While authorized for Optional Practical Training:

  • Report within 10 days changes to your residential address to ISSFS by sending an email from your Patriot email account to issfs@uttyler.edu.
  • Report initial employment or changes of employment. Notify ISSFS within 10 days of the change by submitting a completed OPT Student Employment Report to issfs@uttyler.edu. ISSFS will update SEVIS.
  • Submit 6 month and 12 month OPT employment validation reports (for students on 17-Month OPT extension only). Submit a completed OPT Student Employment Report at 6 and 12 months after your 17-Month OPT start date to issfs@uttyler.edu to update SEVIS.

For more information about any F-1 reporting requirement, please contact the international student advisor.

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