Updating Your Address

Maintaining your addresses in GWeb is extremely important. You are required by law to maintain a valid current address and a valid permanent address in GWeb at all times. Failure to do so is a violation of your immigration status and GW University Policy! The ISO will not be able to register you in SEVIS, the U.S. Government immigration database, until you enter report your addresses in GWeb. Your permanent address must be outside of the U.S. and your current address must be where you are physically living in the U.S. while pursuing your degree at GW. If you move, you must update your address within 10 days of your move.

Do not email your address updates to your ISO advisor. It is your responsibility to update your addresses in GWeb!

To Enter/Update your CURRENT Address (address in the U.S.)

1. Visit the GWeb Information System.
2. Enter your User ID and PIN.

User ID: This is your GWID which should begin with the letter G and be followed by 8 digits. This number is given to you in your admissions letter. If you forgot your GWID, you can retrieve it here.
  
PIN: For your initial log-in, type in your birth date in the format month/day/year. You are then prompted to create your own 6-Digit PIN number.

3. Go to “Personal Information Menu”.
4. Go to “Update Addresses and Phones”.
5. Select “Current” as the type of address to insert.
       - Include a "Valid From:" date,
       - Leave the "Until this date" field blank.
6. Enter your address. Make sure you complete the "State" and "ZIP Code" fields properly.
7. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
8. Verify that your address was updated correctly.
9. If you need to update this address in the future, click on the “Current” link to the left of the address and insert the new information.

To Enter/Update your PERMANENT Address (address outside of the U.S.)

1. Visit the GWeb Information System.
2. Enter your User ID and PIN.(see above).
3. Go to “Personal Information Menu”.
4. Go to “Update Addresses and Phones”.
5. Select “Permanent” as the type of address to insert.
       -Include a "Valid From:" date,
       -Leave the "Until this date" field blank.
6. Enter your address. Make sure you complete the "City" and "Nation" fields properly.
7. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
8. Verify that your address was updated correctly.
9. If you need to update this address in the future, click on the “Permanent” link to the left of the address and insert the new information.

View a handout of these instructions.