J-1 students are required to maintain a valid local U.S. address, overseas address, U.S. telephone number, overseas telephone number, and e-mail address at all times during their studies at UCLA.

Upon arrival to UCLA, please log in to MyUCLA , click on 'Settings,' then click on 'Official Email/Address/Phone' at the top right hand corner to update your contact information. Update your contact information as follows:

  • E-Mail: Must reflect a verifiable email address that you check on a daily basis.
  • Mailing Address: Must reflect your local U.S. address within the Los Angeles area.
  • Permanent Address: Must reflect your overseas address outside the U.S. country.
  • Primary Phone Number : Must reflect a valid 10-digit U.S. phone number. Input numbers only. No special characters, spacing, or parentheses (Example: 3109876543).
  • Home Phone Number: Must reflect a valid overseas phone number with country code. Input numbers only. No special characters (e.g. '+', '-', etc.), spacing, or parentheses (Example: 440123456789).

Information must be updated within 10 days after change.

Note: Updating your contact information in MyUCLA is very important. DCISS cannot validate your arrival and J-1 status with U.S. Department of Homeland Security until your information has been updated.