What you should know about the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
Social Security Office Location Search
Postdocs and visiting scholars who enter the country with a J-1 or H-1 visa and who are compensated by the University should immediately upon arrival secure a social security number. This federal identification number is required to start up campus paperwork to activate compensation and the issuance of a CAL identification card which is needed to access services, e.g., library, e-mail, housing, and parking.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
All non-U.S. citizens present in the United States (including permanent residents - "green card" holders) are required to report their residence address to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during their stay. This requirement has always been in place, but the USCIS has not enforced it until recently. We therefore encourage all non-citizen students, visiting scholars, and employees associated with the University to report their resident address to the USCIS in accordance with the law.
All non-U.S. citizens must inform USCIS of their change of address.
Change of Address USCIS Form AR-11
The USCIS is now strictly enforcing the regulation that all non-U.S. citizens including permanent residents (immigrants/"green card" holders) must file Form AR-11 within 10 days of moving to a new address. Failure to do so can result in a $200 fine, 30 days in jail, and possible deportation for which there is no waiver available.
You should complete form AR-11 for your current residence address now if you have not done so in the past. If you move your residence at any time in the future, you are required to complete form AR-11 within 10 days of changing your address. You do not need to report past addresses.