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Change of Address

Reporting A Change of Address

Immigration regulations require that all non-citizens report their residential addresses within 10 days of their entry to the United States and subsequently report any change of address within l0 days to the immigration authorities. This requirement applies to all non- U.S. citizens who intend to stay in the United States for more than 30 days. F-1 students who have graduated and have Optional Practical Training must also report the employer’s address and change of address in addition to their residential address. The U.S. Government takes these requirements very seriously.

Please note that the HIO is not able at this time to report or collect address changes to / from other University offices automatically. Therefore international students and scholars should report their address changes directly to the HIO, and other appropriate University offices (e.g. term bill office, registrar).

Please select the category below that matches your visa status:

  1. For F or J visa sponsored by Harvard click here
  2. For Harvard sponsored F visa holders who are on Optional Practical Training (OPT.) click here
  3. F or J visas sponsored by other organizations or schools
    Sponsorship by another organization includes cases in which Fulbright or other sponsorship has been provided, or you are working at Harvard on practical or academic training from another school. You must report your change of address to your visa sponsor directly. Please contact your sponsoring institution or agency for details on how best to submit this information to them. Please send the HIO a photocopy of what you send to the sponsor.
  4. All other immigration categories, including H-1B, TN, O-1 and US Permanent Residency
  5. Click here and follow the USCIS Form AR-11 address reporting instructions. Please send the HIO a photocopy of the AR-11 that you submit to the government.


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