DHS Arrival Reporting Requirement
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires all F-1 students to maintain their F-1 record through a number of reporting procedures throughout the course of their F-1 status. Reporting your arrival is a DHS requirement.
Newly admitted F-1 students must complete the arrival reporting requirement to activate their SEVIS record and notify DHS of their arrival.
To meet your arrival reporting requirement you must complete the following by the Census Day of your first semester at UT Dallas. The ISSO will facilitate reporting your arrival to DHS and activating your SEVIS record.
- Register and attend the International Student Orientation. Visit the Orientation webpage for available dates and to register.
- Submit a copy of your immigration documents to the ISSO. Visit the Immigration Document Verification page for details on documents to submit and submission instructions.
- Update your student record with your new local address. Visit the Update your Home (U.S.) Address page for instructions on how to update your address.
Not meeting your arrival reporting requirement by the Census Day can negatively impact your F-1 status.