J-1 Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) require J-1 students to maintain their J-1 records through a number of reporting procedures throughout the course of their visa status. In most cases a J-1 visitor can meet these requirements by reporting any changes to the International Student Services Office (ISSO).

Upon Arrival to the Campus

  • Attend international student orientation. This is a requirement of your J status and necessary before registration holds can be removed.
  • Log into Galaxy and update your new address on orientation day. The ISSO will notify DOS and DHS.

While an Enrolled Student and/or on Academic Training

  • Report any changes to address through the UT Dallas Galaxy portal. This must happen within 10 days of each change. The ISSO will notify DOS and DHS.
  • Change in passport name - You must notify the ISSO within 10 days of the change. The ISSO will notify DOS and DHS.
  • Change in visa type or immigrant status - You must notify the ISSO within 10 days of the change.
  • Change of dependent’s official name, address, visa status or permanent departure from U.S. - You must notify the ISSO within 10 days of the change. The ISSO will notify DOS and DHS.
  • Permanent departure from U.S. - You must notify the ISSO within 10 days of the change. The ISSO will notify DOS and DHS.

Report changes to your educational level at UT Dallas by obtaining a new DS-2019.  After your admission to the new level, submit the appropriate financial documents to the ISSO. If you are unsure what to submit, contact an international student advisor.

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