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CHANGING ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL

U.S. Government regulations require all international students in F-1 or J-1 status to report their current (local) address and permanent (home country) address to SEVIS. The regulations also require any change of U.S. residential address be reported within 10 days of moving to that new address.

If you have moved off-campus and TritonLink displays an error (“Contact the Housing Office…”), replace the on-campus address with your new off-campus one.

To comply with these regulatory requirements, the International Students & Programs Office requires F-1 and J-1 international students to maintain their current (local) address and permanent (home country) address in TritonLink. These addresses in TritonLink are used by the International Center for SEVIS reporting.

Updating a New Address in TritonLink

  • Log into TritonLink.
  • Under "Toolbox" --> "Personal Tools", click "Addresses".
  • Click the "Mailing Address" tab.
  • Click the Change button for the Current Address or Permanent Address.
  • Type your new address (see below for on-campus addresses), and save these changes.

Report Your New Current (Local) Address

The Current (Local) Address is your residential address in the San Diego area where you are living while you are enrolled at UC San Diego. It cannot be an address outside the U.S., a UC San Diego department’s address, or a Post Office box.

International students on OPT in another state and/or city may use their residential address in that state and/or city as their Current (Local) Address in your TritonLink account.

The local address for undergraduate and graduate students who live on-campus (Warren College, I-House, etc.) is your mail box number, 9450 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92092-0100 or (for graduate students living in graduate housing) 1 Miramar Street, La Jolla, CA 92092-0100.

Report Your New Permanent Address

All international students in F or J visa status are required to report to SEVIS a permanent address outside the U.S. The permanent address must be a residential address in your home country. It can be a relative’s or friend’s residential address. It cannot be a U.S. address, P.O. box number, university department address, or business address.

In order to update your permanent address in your SEVIS record, you simply need to update Permanent Address in your TritonLink account. It will then get electronically forwarded to ISPO, and we will then automatically update your address in your SEVIS record.

The International Students & Programs Office cannot enter or change students’ addresses in TritonLink; only students can enter or change their addresses in TritonLink.


If you are in non-UC San Diego J-1 or J-2 visa statuses:

This includes students who were awarded Fulbright grants.

  • Inform your non-UC San Diego Responsible Officers of address changes within 10 days of moving.
  • If you need help identifying your Responsible Officer(s), please come to ISPO and bring your DS-2019.

If you are studying in GLI:

  • In order to update your address, contact your Program Coordinator.

Change Your Diploma Mailing Address

By default, UC San Diego will send your diploma to the permanent address listed in your TritonLink account.

If you want your diploma mailed to a U.S. address instead, please send an email to Registrar-AcademicRecords@ad.ucsd.edu . The subject line should read “Diplomas, ATTN: Diploma Division” and the message should include the following information: your family name, given name, PID, the address to which you want your diploma sent, and the text below:

Dear Academic Records,

My name is________________. My PID is _________________.  I am an international student. Due to immigration regulations, my permanent address in TritonLink must be an address outside of the USA. However, I would like my diploma sent to the following U.S. address instead:

Name
Street Address
City, State and Zip Code

If you have any questions, I can be reached at [your email address] or [your phone number].

Change Your on-Campus Mail Delivery Address

UC San Diego departments, Student Mail Services, the Registrar’s Office, and Student Business Services use your campus address for university mail. If you want university mail delivered to another address, contact Student Mail Services.

Save Your Emergency Contact Information in TritonLink

Your emergency contact is somone local that should be contacted in the event of an emergency, who can either help you or provide information that can help you. Make sure to save this contact information in your TritonLink account.

Register for the UC San Diego Triton Alert Emergency Notification System

UC San Diego uses a phone and e-mail notification system, in addition to the UC San Diego Emergency Status website, to keep the campus community updated in emergency situations. Registration for emergency notifications is voluntary and all members of the UC San Diego campus community are eligible, including students , staff, faculty, parents, and visitors.

Register online for the UC San Diego Triton Alert Emergency notification system.

Update your Email or Phone Number

If you have changed your email or phone number, make sure to update your contact information: