Change of Address
While you are studying on a Clark-sponsored F-1 or J-1 visa, you must keep The ISSO 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, employer name, employer address and start date.
Scholars if you hold a Visa Status of H, O or TN you need to notify ISSO of any changes and also fill out a AR-11 at www.uscis.gov.
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 and address
- start date
- 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.
An international student who has been maintaining status may apply for a program extension. Immigration regulations specifically allow for extensions when delays were caused by valid academic or medical reasons. Delays resulting from academic probation or suspension are not acceptable reasons. Students will be considered out of status if they: (1) do not extend their I-20/DS-2019 before the expiration date, OR (2) cannot complete their program of study by the I-20/DS-2019 expiration date and are ineligible for an extension. An international student who wishes to extend her/ his I-20/DS-2019 must apply for a new form at least 30 days before the current document expires.
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. 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].