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Graduate International Student Admissions

Reporting Requirements

To maintain lawful F-1 status, students must follow specific reporting requirements while in the US.
 
Upon arrival to the campus:
  • Report to campus by attending International Student Orientation. Your arrival to campus will be reported to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by Graduate International Student Admissions.
  • Update your myUTTyler account with your new local Tyler address and notify Graduate Admissions at igs@uttyler.edu. This must happen within 10 days of obtaining your new address. Your new address will then be reported to DHS by Graduate Admissions.
 
At all times during F-1 status:
  • Report a legal change of name as listed on your passport. You must notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change. Graduate Admissions will notify DHS.
  • Report a change of visa type or immigrant status. You must notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change.
  • Report a change of your dependent’s official name, address, visa status or permanent departure from US. You must notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change. Graduate Admissions will notify DHS.
  • Report your permanent departure from US. You must notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change. Graduate Admissions will notify DHS.
  • Notify Graduate Admissions of these changes by sending an email from your Patriot email account to igs@uttyler.edu.
 
While an enrolled UT Tyler student:
  • Update your myUTTyler account with changes to your address and notify Graduate Admissions at igs@uttyler.edu. This must happen within 10 days of obtaining your new address. Your new address will then be reported to DHS by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you change your academic program, report the change to Graduate Admissions. Your program change will be reported to DHS and a new UT Tyler Form I-20 will be issued to you.
  • If you change your academic level (example: from bachelor to master), you must receive a new UT Tyler Form I-20. Submit new financial support documents to Graduate Admissions. Your academic level change will be reported to the DHS and a new Form I-20 will be issued. This must be completed within 30 days of the beginning of your new program.
 
While authorized for Optional Practical Training:
  • Report changes to your residential address to Graduate Admissions by sending an email from your Patriot email account to igs@uttyler.edu. Notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change of your address. Your new address will be reported to DHS by Graduate Admissions.
  • Report initial employment or changes of employment. Notify Graduate Admissions within 10 days of the change by submitting a completed OPT Student Employment Report to igs@uttyler.edu. Graduate Admissions will notify DHS.
  • Submit 6 month and 12 month OPT employment validation reports (for students on 17-Month OPT extension only). Submit a completed OPT Student Employment Report at 6 and 12 months after your 17-Month OPT start date to igs@uttyler.edu. Graduate Admissions will notify DHS.
 
For more information about any F-1 reporting requirement, please contact the graduate international student advisor.
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