Change of Address
While you are studying on a Clark-sponsored F-1 or J-1 visa, you must keep the OIA up-to-date with your current address at all times. If you are working on OPT, you must contact Clark with your current residential address as well as the name and address of your employer.
Undergraduate students, master's degree students, other than GSOM, and visiting scholars should update their address or contact information by emailing Amy Daly Gardner.
GSOM students, ALCI students, and all doctoral graduate students should update their address or contact information by emailing Patty Doherty.
Reporting Requirements while on OPT
Must report to the student's international student advisor within 10 days any interruption of OPT employment or any change of:
- legal name
- residential or mailing address
- employer name
- employer address, and/or
- loss of employment.
Students must make a validation report to the international student advisor every six months starting from the date the extension begins and ending when the student's F-1 status ends. The validation is a confirmation that the student's name and address, employer name and address, and/or loss of employment is current and accurate. The report is due to the DSO within 10 business days of each reporting date.
While you are studying at Clark or working on OPT, you need to keep track of the end date on your I-20 or DS 2019 form. If your end date in section 5 of your I-20 form is set to expire before you will complete your studies at Clark, you should contact your international student adviser immediately. You will want to fill out a request form for a program extension form so that you do not go out of status.
If you are planning to transfer to another institution, or if you will go on to complete further studies at another school after completing your degree at Clark, you will need to complete a Transfer out form - Clark. This form gives us permission to transfer your SEVIS record to your new school. Filling out and returning this form is the final step in the transfer process.
W-7 Form for ITIN
In order to file taxes each year, you need to have a Social Security Number issued by the U.S. government. If you did not working and were not eligible for an SSN, you can apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number [ITIN] number to fill out your paperwork. You can apply for an ITIN by filling out the W-7 form [PDF].