Immigration regulations at 8 CFR 214.2(f)(17) requires all international students to "inform the DSO and the Service of any legal changes to his or her name or of any change of address, within 10 days of the change, in a manner prescribed by the school". This applies to all current F-1 and J-1 international students in the U.S. as well as those on post-completion OPT.
Your RESIDENCY AT (RA) ADDRESS
The manner ISU has prescribed for notifying us of your address changes is by adding and maintaining your RESIDENCY AT (RA) address in BengalWeb. This RA address in BengalWeb is used to update the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and must be kept up-to-date. This address must be your current physical address, not a mailing address. No PO Boxes allowed. If you do not currently have an RA address, please add it now. If you have one that is out-of-date, please update it now. Having a mailing (MA) address is not sufficient. You must submit a RESIDENCY AT (RA) address.
IMPORTANT: We cannot report your current registration in SEVIS for the current semester unless this address is up-to-date!
- Log into BengalWeb
- Click on Academic Tools
- Click on the "Update Addresses and Phones" link within the "Student Records" channel
- The bottom of the page then shows your current addresses. Click on the address link to update the address or select the dropdown menu to choose an address to add. Remember, the Resides At address is the one used for SEVIS!
- Complete the form then click Submit