Updating Contact Information

As a J-1 Exchange Visitor, you are responsible for keeping your contact information updated with the Center for Global Health. This includes your US residential (home) address and your US phone number.

If you change your address or phone number, you must provide the updated information to CGH within 10 days of the change. This is required by federal J-1 regulations. CGH is then responsible for updating this information in SEVIS, the US federal government database for J-1 Exchange Visitors. Failure to report your change of address or phone number in a timely manner may impact your ability to maintain J-1 status.

Address and phone updates are submitted through your Terra Dotta Portal. Once logged in to Terra Dotta, navigate to the Profile tab and locate the My Contact Information panel. You can view and edit your address and phone number directly on this page. Once you have updated your information, you must click the Update button at the bottom of the page.

As indicated above, it is very important that you keep your address and phone number updated in Terra Dotta so that you can maintain compliance with J-1 regulations. Also, if we have to mail any documents to you during your time in J-1 status (such as an updated Form DS-2019), we will use the address in Terra Dotta.

Please be aware that you may need to update your home address and/or phone number in several separate MUSC systems. For example, you may need to update your MUSC MyRecords when you change your address. However, you are still required to update this information directly in your Terra Dotta Portal. Information updated in other MUSC systems does not transfer to your Terra Dotta profile.