INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

NEW STUDENTS

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Are you moving??????????

This is the information you need to know when you change your address.

STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILTY:
Student must notify International Student Affairs at any time that you have a change of address (on or off campus) during your studies at Buffalo State (this also includes Optional Practical Training time period).

Student must fill out Form AR11 with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security within 10 days of any move. You can do this in one of two ways: 

  •  Come to the Office of International Student Affairs and we will give you the Form AR11 that you will need to fill out (we will then make a copy of it, put the copy in your folder and then mail the original out for you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) 
  •  If you cannot make it to the Office of International Student Affairs to get a form, you can download Form AR11 from the USCIS website and mail it to the address listed on the form. Their website is as follows:

Student address card will need to be filled out for our address card file (we will give you an address card when you come and see us).

Student must notify Registrar’s Office in Moot Hall so that you are changed on the school’s records. Registrar’s Office does not notify our office of any change of address for you.

Student must notify the local United States Post Office if you are living off campus and moving to another address. This helps you so that if you get any mail delivered to you at your old address - your mail will be forwarded to your new address. But in order to do this, you will first need to fill out a change of address form from the United States Post Office. You can also do this online in the “Receiving your Mail” link found on the following website: www.usps.com.

Student must notify all other important people that you may receive mail from such as: utility companies, cell phone companies, magazine subscriptions, insurance companies, etc.

IF YOU LIVE OFF-CAMPUS:
Student must put their name on the mailbox of their home so that the mailman knows that you are living in your place of residence. They do not have to deliver to the house if they don’t see your name on the mailbox. If they do not see your name on the mailbox - they have no way of knowing that you live in that residence. A lot of times our office receives mail that was returned to us by the Post Office saying “Not Deliverable as Addressed” “Return to Sender, Unable to Forward” “Address Unknown”.

IF YOU LIVE ON CAMPUS AND ARE MOVING OFF CAMPUS:
If you are living on campus and are moving off campus - you will also need to fill out a forwarding address card with the Residence Life Office so that they can forward your mail. They will only forward 1st class mail to you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS RESPONSIBILITY FOR STUDENT’S CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
It is the obligation of the Office of International Student Affairs to notify SEVIS within 21 days of change of address.

Office of International Student Affairs will change your address on our departmental database so that you may receive mailings from us.