Report Your U.S. Address and U.S. Phone Number

F-1 International students must report any change of their U.S. residential address within 10 days of the change.  Students are also required to provide at least one emergency contact person inside or outside the U.S.

Failure to report your U.S. address and phone number will result in termination of your SEVIS record and I-20.  This means you will be “out of status” and accrue unlawful presence in the U.S.

Type of Addresses

"Mailing Address": This should be your PHYSICAL address in the U.S.  This address should not be outside the California.  If you live on-campus, you are still require to update the "Mailing Address" even though you have the "Dormitory" address.

"Permanent": This is the foreign, permanent address you provided to SF State when you initially applied for admissions to the University.  Your permanent address can not be an address in the U.S. 

To change your permanent address, visit the Registrar's Office at the One Stop, Student Services Building (SSB) IN PERSON.  Bring your SF State photo ID with you.

"SEVIS D": Your SEVIS Domestic Address is the US address associated with your SEVIS record.  When students update their US Mailing Address, their SEVIS Domestic Address is automatically updated to reflect the same information.  Students cannot manually update information in this field. 

"SEVIS F": Your SEVIS Foreign Address the foreign, permanent address associated with your SEVIS record.  When your permanent address is updated, your SEVIS Foreign Address is automatically updated to reflect the same information.  Students cannot manually update information in this field.

Instruction to Change your U.S. Mailling Address and Phone Number:

Step 1: Logon to your Student Center.  Click “Mailing Address” to update your U.S. mailing address or "Home Phone" to update your U.S. phone number:

Step 2: Click “Edit” to enter your current U.S. mailing address or U.S. phone number.  Make sure to click the “Ok” button then click “Save”.