Updating Student Addresses

What Address do I Need to Maintain?

Address Type What should be in this address? Where do I update this address?
Current Residence This should be the location where you are currently living. While you are in an F-1 or J-1 program this should be a U.S. address and must meet SEVIS standards. If you are not currently in the United States, this should be your last known U.S. address or a future U.S. address if known. Updates for Current Residence can be done directly through MyUH.
Mailing Address This should be the address you wish to receive correspondence from the university, including refund checks. If you do not have a mailing address on file, all items will be sent to your permanent address. Updates for Mailing Address can be done directly through MyUH.
Permanent Address This should be an address in your home country. This should NOT be a U.S. address. Updates for Permanent Address must be done through the Office of the Registrar using their online Personal Information Update form.

Updating Current Residence and U.S. Phone Number in MyUH

Students must maintain the Current Residence field in MyUH

April 26, 2024: ISS now uses Current Residence type address.

The ISS office will no longer verify your Mailing Address in MyUH. Instead, the Current Residence address type will be used to populate your U.S. immigration record in SEVIS. 

To avoid any issues we ask students to do the following:

  1. Populate your current U.S. physical address into the Current Residence section to meet immigration requirements
  2. Continue to maintain remaining address sections for UH system purposes

How to Update Your Current Residence

Step 1. Go to MyUH’s View / Update My Address and Phone(s)  Page

  1. Go to the MyUH Service page for Address/Phone Updates
  2. Click on the Go button and Login to UH Services
MyUH webpage Address/Phone Update Go Button placement

MyUH webpage Address/Phone Update Go Button placement

Step 2. Select Current in the Current Residence Address Section

Selecting your most recent “Current Residence” address to update in MyUH

Step 3. Update your address information

For your Current Residence follow the guidance below to ensure your address meets the required SEVIS immigration format

A U.S. Phone Number should be entered in the phone number field see information in Current Residence Point 4 below.

Make sure to hit Submit once you complete your entry.

The MyUH Address form for Current Residence with notes from ISS for F-1 and J-1 Students

 

Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions

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Updating Mailing Address in MyUH

How to Update Your Mailing Address

Step 1. Go to MyUH’s View / Update My Address and Phone(s)  Page

  1. Go to the MyUH Service page for Address/Phone Updates
  2. Click on the Go button and Login to UH Services
MyUH webpage Address/Phone Update Go Button placement

MyUH webpage Address/Phone Update Go Button placement

Step 2. Select Current in the Mailing Address Section

Selecting your most recent “Mailing Address” address to update in MyUH

Step 3. Update your address information

For your Mailing Address with the proper address information where you would like to receive any physical mail correspondence.

Make sure to hit Submit once you complete your entry.

 

Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions

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Updating Permanent Address

What is allowed for my Permanent Address?

F-1/J-1 Students are required to have an address from their home country. This information is kept as your Permanent Address in your university record. The following information is required:

  • Your permanent address must be outside of the U.S.
  • Address Line 1 must be 60 characters or less
  • Address Line 2 must be 60 characters or less

 

How do I update my Permanent Address?

Step 1. Go to the Office of the Registrar page for Updating Personal Information

  1. Go to the Office of the Registrar page for Updating Personal Information
  2. Click on the Update Personal Information - Current Students button
    You will be directed to a Kuali Build form and UH Login will be required after clicking the button

Step 2. Select the Option to Update your Permanent Address (PR)

  1. On the Kuali Build form select that you are an International Student.
  2. In the I am requesting the following item(s) to be updated field select Permanent Address (PR)

Step 3. Provide Information to the Form

  1. Complete the required fields of the form.
  2. Click the box for the Student Certification statement
  3. Click Sign this form button 

After Submission

  • You will receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • A copy of your processed request will be forwarded to International Student Services so we will know your information has been updated.
  • The Office of the Registrar will need to review your form and update your information

Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions

This area will continue to be updated as more information is made available