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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Address Notification Requirement

SEVIS Guidelines for F-1 and J-1 Students, Scholars and Employees

SEVIS address guidelines recognize and require the proper formatting of two addresses:
For F-1 students: your current address and your permanent address.
For J-1 students, scholars, and employees: your current address.

Your CURRENT Address must be your address in the USA.
Your PERMANENT Address must be your address in your HOME COUNTRY.

Your address information must conform to SEVIS guidelines for the duration of your program regardless of whether you are currently in the United States or temporarily outside the U.S., for example, on detached study, dissertation research, or vacation. If you are temporarily outside the U.S. and are maintaining your SEVIS status, you can use the U.S. address of a close family member or friend, your previous U.S. address, or your new U.S. address.

For both Current and Permanent addresses, verify and/or update your address information in Wolverine Access following the instructions below:

  1. Enter the street address in Address Line 1.
  2. Enter additional address information on Address Line 2 if necessary.
  3. Do NOT enter a P.O. box or departmental address in either line.
  4. Do NOT enter address information in Address Line 3.
  5. Enter the city.
  6. Enter the state and postal code. (These are required for Current Address but are optional for Permanent Address).
  7. Select country from the drop down list. (Click on “Choose Different Country” then click on “Change Country”.) Remember - Current Address country must be USA and Permanent Address country cannot be USA.
  8. Click “SAVE” whether you make changes or not. Do not “future date” either address.

Updating Your Address

F-1 and J-1 Students
Go to Wolverine Access -> Students > Student Business > Login > Campus Personal Information > Addresses
J-1 Scholars
Go to Wolverine Access -> Students > Student Business > Login > Campus Personal Information > Addresses

Last reviewed: 02/14